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  1. Hello ladies. We are booking over 20 rooms with the excellence, although separately as some folks will be flying in from different places. Did any of you get a discount or upgrade on your bride and groom room? I know that you get the smallest wedding package free (worth $850) but I did feel that they would be more generous if you were bringing a lot of guests. Even to throw something in fr free like a welcome dinner, but nothing! Am I being unreasonable? I just keep seeing all these deals where the bride and groom stay for free and am wondering if we got shafted.
  2. We're bringing a Bose speaker with us and doing an ipod playlist. We'll probably have a guest be the MC so that we can have smooth transitions. I don't recall it being $380 for the speakers, what if you just want to use them for the ceremony? Wearing flat sandals for the ceremony!
  3. amylouise

    Vows/Ceremony at our AHR

    I really like this idea! So much fun. The part I'm having trouble with the most, weirdly enough, is our entrance. I don't know how to do it.. Should we be the last to arrive? Or should we be first and greet people? And if we do that wont I look silly in my dress?
  4. I tried searching for a list of things but couldn't find any, so I thoug it would be a good idea to list all the stuff I have to buy. It would great to hear suggestions or be inspired by other bridal shopping lists! - tablecloths - dinner napkins - cocktail napkins - chair sashes - Lanterns to hang - candles - candle holders - Just married sign for our dinner table - real touch flowers - fabric for the gazebo - aisle runner - ring box for both rings - photo props - straws for cocktail party - additional decoration for aisle ( petals etc) I haven't included oot bags or what I need to buy for the contents. Plus ill have another list for stuff I need to print.
  5. Honestly, the jack and Jill thing horrifies me, it just feels so tacky. I know this might not be a popular opinion, but it is definitely a money grab. What's next, a jack and Jill for a house? It's just awful.
  6. Where would I get a light, long slip to wear under a very sheer chiffon dress.? I never even thought about the dress getting stuck between your legs but of course it would! It could ruin some photos.
  7. Hello ladies. I have wide feet and my aim is to find a beautiful pair of mid height wedges in either white or coral. I refuse to squeeze my feet into shoes that will pinch all day, plus I can imagine my feet swelling in the heat so comfortable shoes are a must. Does anyone know of any sites that do wide shoes?
  8. I ordered a dress online as its online only and I love it. I just have to try it on so I don't care about paying the shipping to return it if it isnt nice on me. So far the experience has been pleasant, although I have only been dealing with their online customer service so far. I went to the Canadian store with a friend and it was very rushed and a bit dingy. I don't think I'd buy from the store, and there's no way I would get them to do alterations.
  9. I ordered a dress online as its online only and I love it. I just have to try it on so I don't care about paying the shipping to return it if it isnt nice on me. So far the experience has been pleasant, although I have only been dealing with their online customer service so far. I went to the Canadian store with a friend and it was very rushed and a bit dingy. I don't think I'd buy from the store, and there's no way I would get them to do alterations.
  10. Thanks Jennifer. They don't have scrabble so ill keep searching but appreciate the link!
  11. Does anyone know where you could get travel scrabble/chess etc in bulk for a reasonable cost?
  12. To BarbandRob, When you're in the bars or restaurants, cam you order the higher end American brand liquor? I haven't upgraded to the club, I'm just not sure we need to. I sent Elizabeth some photos of what we want our tables to look like so she can give me an indication of what size tablecloths I need to buy, I'll report back!
  13. I just have the pdf they send you with the list of what's included - I've posted what they sent me below. If you go with the Gold package - you basically get everything that they've outlined in each package - just add them all together. Hope this helps - you can see that you do get bouquets etc included. I don't think a DJ is included - I seem to recall them quoting me $700 for 3 hours, which seems a little steep actually. They asked us to arrive 3 business days in advance so as we're getting married on the Tuesday, we're arriving the previous Wednesday. We are probably going to have our reception at Las Olas and it was included for us so it's definitely an option for you. Regarding the resort - oh I'm so excited you've already been there - I definitely have some questions if I may! - Would you advise getting married on the actual beach? Is it private? I HATE the thoughts of random people standing around gawking while I get married so we're considering the Gazebo. - Would you recommend upgrading to the Excellence rooms? We haven't as a lot of places say don't bother, it's not worth the extra money per night. I am almost certain that we won't bother but thought I'd ask you. - What type of liquor / alcoholic beverages do they serve? They say 'premium' - are they brands we would be familiar with? Thanks! W E D D I N G PAC k AG E s : E XC E L L E N C E W E D D I N G PAC k AG E •Services of the Judge or Minister. •Wedding organization and personalization of our wedding coordinator. •Preferential location of the room in the category reserved. •Preparation and ironing of the wedding dress and grooms tuxedo/suit. •Complimentary suite for the groom the night before the wedding (based on availability). •Use of the wedding gazebo or beach location. •Horse drawn carriage which brings the bride to the Wedding Gazebo (only at Excellence Punta Cana). •Bride’s bouquet. •Boutonniere for the groom. •Wedding cake for 10 people. •One bottle of sparkling wine. •Special turn down service. •15% discount on all spa treatments (product purchases not included). •Honeymoon Package. •Late checkout for bride and groom (based on availability). Selling Price: $850 USD. Additional fees may apply for non hotel guests. This package is complimentary when booking an Excellence Club Junior suite Ocean View category or higher, for a minimum of 7 nights, or with a bridal party of minimum 5 rooms of any category for 7 nights. Guest list should be advised at the time of reservation. Restrictions/exclusions: Package Subject to confirmation of availability. Applicable only for Double Occupancy. Packages prices are quoted for Ceremony attendees lodged at the hotel. This package cannot be combined with the Excellence Honeymoon complimentary package. E XC E L L E N C E O F L O V E W E D D I N G PAC k AG E In addition to Excellence Wedding Package you will receive: •Love bride’s bouquet •4 Love boutonnieres/corsages for bride, groom and witnesses. •Special Silver Wedding Dinner (maximum of 20 people). •Love natural floral centerpiece for dinner table. •Wedding cake for 20 people. •One hour Silver Cocktail with hors d’oeuvres for 20 people. •24 full color photos (5x7). •Bride’s hairstyling for ceremony. •Make-up application for the bride. Selling price: $1.500 USD. In addition to Excellence of love Wedding Package you will receive: •Additional decoration for the ceremony. •Gold natural table bouquet for ceremony. •Gold bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom. •4 Gold boutonniere / corsages for bride, groom and witnesses. •Caribbean or Romantic Music trio (1 hour). •24 full color 6x8 photos (upgraded from 5x7). •Video of the ceremony (15 minutes, unedited). •One hour of upgraded cocktails with hors d’oeuvres for 20 people. •Special Gold Wedding Dinner for 20 people. •One Love Birds Spa Treatment for the couple. Selling price: $2,500
  14. amylouise

    Vows/Ceremony at our AHR

    We are going to have a cocktail party with buffet food and a dance floor. Its still really hard to not have certain people there but I have to make peace with the fact that I can't have my wedding to suit everyone else but me and my fi.
  15. What do you mean by wedding choices? We're getting married there on the 17th sept and we're doing the middle package. I don't know where we're having the reception yet though, you choose that when you get there.
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