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  1. Haha I'm back! Girl you know everything costs something. I believe no MC, no hosting. Want me to ask Aris? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by Trish Upshall Thank you! that info helps! I am going to create my own itinerary and menu as well and I would like to do a little welcome party to hand out our welcome bags as well but i am definitely not payng extra for any of that. I think if I do any kind of rehersal dinner it will just be for our wedding party and our parents, but i will have to figure that out. We have the Tangerine package...and i have asked Aris what exactly is included in that package for decor options..I have the price list that was given to me for all the extras, but i know there
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by Trish Upshall Thank you so much Samantha for your review! and congrats! I am so glad your wedding turned out perfect!! I was also wondering about the whole itinerary thing - like did you know in advance of your menu choice and wedding day itinerary, so that you were able to provide an itinerary to guests? I am the WORST wedding planner ever and i am so confused as to how all of this operates etc. Like I dont want to assume an itinerary and create one to hando ut to all my guests and then it change according to what the wedding coordinator says it should be.
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by Adrienne Lauren I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but does anyone know what the vendor fees are to bring an outside photographer into the resort? Thank you!!!! It is not allowed at all and they are very strict but either way the penalty fee is $1000. Sometimes its worth it but it depends on your budget!
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by Tina G Chicas I agree but my fiance is stuck on all the stuff we can get comp'd. However I don't want my guests to spend an arm and a leg for our wedding. For now I am sticking with BBPD but I am afraid that I am only into this resort because of the chapel and the great advice I am receiving on this thread lol Any brides on here planing a Catholic ceremony or have pictures of the chapel Virgen de San Salvador? Understood! I went to a wedding in Mexico, Hard Rock and we had to pay $200/night and I thought it was way too much money but it was a good fr
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by Tina G Hi Mary! Congratulations on your wedding I wish you nothing but the best <3 Yes, our guest list huge and no matter what I do it doesn't diminish. I am Dominican and have a lot of family members. Its a blessing and curse! I am glad to hear that they can truly accommodate such a large wedding, however I am a bit concerned when you mentioned that the general services aren't up to par. What exactly do you mean? Did your guests have any complaints about the resort? Our travel agent just informed us of all the stuff we can get comp'd if we book
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by Mary123 Hello, Carry Bar is very large and usually not crowded. It can probably fit about 150 people or maybe even more. I don't think you can reserve but worth asking. It is a beautifully designed lounge with large selection of drinks, lounge chairs and piano. My guests met there before the rehearsal dinner and before the wedding activities and it is good place to start a party. Good to know it fits enough people, my WC said she would take care of it and prob hold space for me or something, either way it will be before dinner so everyone can do the
  8. PICTURES!!!! PLEASE! haha Glad it wasn't so bad and you had a great time either way, Aris is my WC too ***CONGRATULATIONS*** Quote: Originally Posted by Mary123 Hello Ladies, I am back from my wedding and everything was fantastic. We had strawberry package, with ceremony, cocktail hour and reception on the beach, full DJ package with MC, gold photo package and sun video package from Tropical Pictures. WC was Aris. Number of guests – 30. So, I will start the review in order: Rehearsal dinner at the Santa Fe steak house: not bad but waiters forgot to bring the couple wit
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by minigodiva Hi! Do you know how big Bar Carey is? I wonder how many people will fit and if you can reserve it or if other hotel guests are there, too. I saw one picture online that shows the from and the bar with like a lounge, but I'm not sure how big it is. I wanted a welcome party too to give the OOT bags and so friends can meet and mingle. After I saw your post and noting that with our friends, we can all get rowdy/loud too, so I was thinking of moving mine to strikers as well. I did want Bar carey though because it looks nice on the pic. Well my
  10. Quote: Originally Posted by LovelyGemini The only issue is that they don't have a bar there, it's such a peaceful place because it's pretty isolated. The closest bar is off the rooftop and people would have to walk back and forth. I found some pics on my phone from the last time my FI and I were there. MY FI would kill me if he knew I posted this pic of him, LOL! Oh well, anything to help us ladies plan! I took this pic from almost the edge of the area, you can see it's pretty big. The bar (which is not always open, btw), it located right at the center of the picture, just to r
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by tricia-m You have to pay per person extra like $12 plus extra hour for the DJ... I agree I would prefer extra hour but if we get a low number I'm willing to splurge lol
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by LovelyGemini We considered doing the ceremony on the rooftop also, but I really wanted to have the ocean behind us, and why else come to Punta Cana? They're charging us $500 for the cocktail hour plus $12 per person (hence why I really need ppl to start telling me if they're coming or not ahhh). The rooftop is absolutely gorgeous, my fiance and I used to go up there before or after dinner both times we went there, its so peaceful! I'm not sure on the Bar Higuey count but I think it's like 75-80, definitely less than 100. All I remember Aris saying to us
  13. Quote: Originally Posted by LovelyGemini Just realized the marathon here in NYC is this Sunday!!! Can't believe you have the guts to do it, good luck!! Oh yes Darling! I am going to the expo tomorrow and then it's on! I'm not going crazy yet lol ... but I'm glad I can check this off my bucketlist!
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by LovelyGemini My problem is we both have such huge families. I even left off a bunch of family members off the list that I'd rather not have around. I have the Tangerine Package. Ceremony will be on the beach (since that's really the one place big enough for all of us!), Cocktail hour on the rooftop (didn't like the idea of all my guests eating on the beach, no one likes sandy food!) and reception in the Mallorca ballroom (too many ppl for Bar Higuey and I prefer the AC environment). Extras: for now, we're considering either the Fire Show or Hora l
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by LovelyGemini Ugh I know! So much for my intimately small dream beach wedding. LOL But of course, it would cost extra... What was I thinking??! Still going to ask, it looks like it's just lighting but it really transformed the ballroom space! Who are you telling! I'm hoping alot of people can't make it. My FI wanted to invite almost everyone he knows ugh!!!! What's your package? Ceremony? Reception? Details Girl! haha
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