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Kristina Simms

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  1. @@MrandMrsBonitto2016 I'm not sure how you can view the pics except by downloading them (with the 150 post status). When I previewed the post the pics showed up. Does anyone know how to add the pics so that they are visible without each person needing to DL them?
  2. Hello ladies, I thought I would share a few photos of my wedding in January so you can see the Bridal Suite and fountain location. I do not have all of my professional photos back yet (only up to processional during ceremony), so if I get back more that show the ceremony, reception, and party better I will upload more! Hope these help. Kristina
  3. @@PuntaCanaBride14 Thank-you! We truly had a great day 1. The spa has four stations for hair/makeup. They started with the moms and my sister in law at 1000. Then did my two bridesmaids and flower girl. My hair started at 1200. Five of us had our makeup done and we were all finished by 1:45. They do speak spanish, but are pretty good with English. A couple of us showed them pictures for hair and they were pretty good with doing what we asked for. I had read somewhere that they used MAC makeup, but this is not the case. I did like my hair and makeup, but I wasn't "in love" with it. B
  4. @@bonafidelatina We chose the NOW just by looking at pictures online. Our wedding week was the first time there. I really liked the wedding packages offered by the NOW/Dreams/Secrets resorts the best. The fountain is so beautiful for the ceremony!! Congrats and good luck planning
  5. Hello ladies, Sorry for the long post! This is a summary of my recent wedding! I just got home from my wedding at the NOW, on January 28. We stayed a week there and then a week next door at Secrets for our honeymoon. Our wedding coordinator was Francina and she was amazing. I truly think all of the ladies are great at their job. My biggest piece of advice is to relax and let them do their job! They perform about 3 weddings a day there so they definitely know what they are doing. Most of the planning gets done so close to the wedding, even when you are there so don't get too worried whe
  6. @@deelirious Congrats on your upcoming wedding! It took a little bit for us to hear back in the very beginning as well. The 2014 price list is the same as the 2013 (for now!). We haven't received any price changes yet. @@lisamarco413 I have confirmation from my WC that if you have the platinum menu, you can interchange and choose items from the silver/gold menu. Hope that helps!
  7. @@jldinapoli Thanks for your help! I ended up getting in contact with Karina so all is well. I wasn't receiving her replies, but all is well now. I'm so excited for her to be our photographer, her work looks amazing! I love her photos of "the first look". I think I'll have to do it! 13 days away!!
  8. @@jldinapoli Thanks so much! I feel like i'm stalking her sending messages to every account I can! lol
  9. Hello ladies! Well my wedding is 18 days away, and yes I am starting to freak out a little. My biggest concern is I cannot get a hold of my photographer that I booked back in August. Has anyone else booked with Karina Jensen photography??? I've sent numerous emails and a message through FB. Help! I'm really starting to get worried. Thanks!!
  10. @lisamarco413 I got personalized silk fans online from beau-coup (they ship to Canada). I originally found some from The Knot.com but they don't ship outside of the US. I also got 20 oz Bubba Keg mugs from www.shopbubba.com. We were planning on getting the mugs engraved with our names and wedding date but once we received them and brought them to the engraving store the quote was $500+ for 25 mugs. So if you are looking to get them engraved I would recommend doing so from where you order. We ended up buying some personalized "recovery kit" bags from Etsy and filling those with goodies th
  11. @EVKnowsitall Thanks for the info! @lisamarco413 They were accommodating with the change in ceremony time, they emailed me back right away with the availability. I was given five pm, I requested four but it was unavailable so I took three pm. We are now having a symbolic wedding. I requested to have a legal ceremony performed by a judge, however timing did not work out for us. There is only one judge available for the whole island and he is not available to come marry us until 5pm. So we would be having a symbolic wedding at 3pm then making it legal by signing papers with a judge at 5pm (w
  12. @lisamarco413 My ceremony is at 3pm, the cocktail hour at 3:30-4:30pm, and the reception starts at 6:30 and lasts 3 hours. I believe the 3 hour reception is standard, if you're wanting to extend the hours of the reception it is $12/pp/hour for international bar or $18/pp/hour for premium bar. My ceremony was originally at 5 pm with the cocktail hour at 5:30 and reception at 6:30, but I requested the ceremony to be moved earlier so I had more time to get photos in before it got too dark. I would guess that for a 6 pm ceremony the cocktail hour would immediately follow at 6:30 and last an
  13. @lisamarco413 We are having our reception on the beach. I asked the WC I had at the time if in her experience, most ppl had a dance floor and she said of course. I'm sure that you don't "need" it. I'm thinking we may just get the wooden one that is $350. When is your wedding?
  14. @Amanda15012014 I haven't been notified of a change in coordinators yet either. I'll be sending in the excel spreadsheet soon so I expect to hear something then.
  15. @DR2015 I have been assigned Yakayra. She is the 3rd wedding planner I've been assigned, so I guess I'll be getting another one. Oh my!
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