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#791 isy_beau

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    Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:30 AM

    Thank You so much Nonnie for your review :)
    You looked beautifull on your wedding day, congrats. I really like your dress :)

    #792 sungoddess_08

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      Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:30 PM

      I loved seeing your pictures!!!! I forget - did you stay for one week or two? If one, did you feel like it was enough? I am so excited! June can come right now! lol

      #793 Nonnie

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        Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:38 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by sungoddess_08
        I loved seeing your pictures!!!! I forget - did you stay for one week or two? If one, did you feel like it was enough? I am so excited! June can come right now! lol
        I stayed 2 weeks at the Palladium. I was going to stay one week then go to another area of the DR for my 2nd, but we changed our mind.

        If you can take 2 weeks take 2 because your first week will just be worrying about wedding stuff and the days fly by really fast there. 2 weeks was perfect, 3 would have been too long

        #794 caribbeanLover

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          Posted 21 December 2009 - 10:44 PM

          awww... I wanted to do 2 week.. but the FI thought it'd be to long.But I told him we will be worrying about wedding stuff first week, and attending to our guest we wont even feel like we were on vacation in the caribbean like we usually do.
          I am not a happy camper right now. I will call our operator and see if we can add an extra week and see how our finances are.
          Wish me luck girls.. I need it.. more then that I need an extra week in Punta Cana!!! lol
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          #795 Nonnie

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            Posted 22 December 2009 - 02:13 AM

            well Mark and I probably worried about wedding stuff more the first week then other brides will
            You will have 2 meetings with Carolina, 1 the day after you arrive, and one the day before your wedding, they are roughly 1/2 hr long, but it seems to dominate you day anytime you need to be anywere at a certain time

            we also met with the photographer because we had some questions about the packages and Mark's folk's ended up paying and wanted to meet with him

            We then had a meeting with the videographer to arrange a ceremony only video package.

            We also had guests arriving on 2 other days then our arrival, so that again ate up some time in terms of waiting around to greet them in the lobby

            #796 sungoddess_08

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              Posted 22 December 2009 - 12:46 PM

              Ohh to add the extra week it's only a few hundred more each!! Such a good deal!! :) We weren't sure if we could afford it also - but it was 1293 for one week, and will be around 2000 for the two weeks! That includes the updrade to the Royal Turquesa Suites! I am happy to have the chance to relax after the wedding.

              The resort confirmed our date of June 28!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited, and frantically trying to contact everyone to tell them deposits will need to be made!! I feel bad that it's RIGHT before Christmas!!

              #797 Nonnie

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                Posted 22 December 2009 - 02:12 PM

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                Originally Posted by beachbum
                I have 34 total. The reason I'm asking is I'm trying to figure out how many tables I'm buying centerpieces for, since I don't want the long table. I wanted to confirm that it's 8 to a table and the tables are long, not round. How are the buffet restaurants set up? ours will be held at El Bohio.
                we had square tables all put together, but I know they have round tables at the a La cartes, they sit about 5 people each, but we squeezed in 6 on a regular basis

                I don't think I went to El Bohio, but the buffets are usually set up like a cafeteria, some are in an L shape. I am sure Carolina will try to set you up in an area by yourselves

                #798 sungoddess_08

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                  Posted 22 December 2009 - 04:30 PM

                  I need to vent - so I called my parents to let them know about the date and to tell them we would be putting the deposit down for everyone today or tomorrow. My dad hesitated and then told me that my sister was humming and hawing over the price. She called me an hour ago to tell me she can't afford to come. I am SO hurt and don't know what to do....I can't believe she would do this, she is a single mom but I looked for resorts where children had a special rate. She's known for over a year that we were doing this, and backed out before but then changed her mind after she thoguht about it. My dad also warned me that my brother is doing the same thing -- so to prepare that he may not come either. I was expecting that because he lives out west and cannot afford to get home, plus he is starting a new job. But my sister...she was my MOH...I am SOOO hurt and can't believe this is happening. Plus, I need to see her at my parents for Christmas, I do not even feel like going anymore. I can't stop crying

                  Sorry, I had to vent because I do not know what to do.

                  #799 caribbeanLover

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                    Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:39 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Nonnie
                    well Mark and I probably worried about wedding stuff more the first week then other brides will
                    You will have 2 meetings with Carolina, 1 the day after you arrive, and one the day before your wedding, they are roughly 1/2 hr long, but it seems to dominate you day anytime you need to be anywere at a certain time

                    we also met with the photographer because we had some questions about the packages and Mark's folk's ended up paying and wanted to meet with him

                    We then had a meeting with the videographer to arrange a ceremony only video package.

                    We also had guests arriving on 2 other days then our arrival, so that again ate up some time in terms of waiting around to greet them in the lobby
                    I am like you.. I will be worrying about the wedding stuff. Plus I will also be meeting our photographer before the day of thewedding. Plus I have a lot of people coming that has never been to the caribbean before. I know I'll feel like I have to hold their hands.. or at least make sure they are happy at all times. After all they are coming for us. We can't just stay on our side of the resort the whole week (tho that would be nice lol)
                    I'm am going to call right after I eat lunch, see if it's even an option to add another week. I'll let you all know.

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by sungoddess_08
                    Ohh to add the extra week it's only a few hundred more each!! Such a good deal!! :) We weren't sure if we could afford it also - but it was 1293 for one week, and will be around 2000 for the two weeks! That includes the updrade to the Royal Turquesa Suites! I am happy to have the chance to relax after the wedding.

                    The resort confirmed our date of June 28!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited, and frantically trying to contact everyone to tell them deposits will need to be made!! I feel bad that it's RIGHT before Christmas!!
                    Yahh congrates on getting your date confirmed.. I know how big of a deal it is. Must feel great.

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by sungoddess_08
                    I need to vent - so I called my parents to let them know about the date and to tell them we would be putting the deposit down for everyone today or tomorrow. My dad hesitated and then told me that my sister was humming and hawing over the price. She called me an hour ago to tell me she can't afford to come. I am SO hurt and don't know what to do....I can't believe she would do this, she is a single mom but I looked for resorts where children had a special rate. She's known for over a year that we were doing this, and backed out before but then changed her mind after she thoguht about it. My dad also warned me that my brother is doing the same thing -- so to prepare that he may not come either. I was expecting that because he lives out west and cannot afford to get home, plus he is starting a new job. But my sister...she was my MOH...I am SOOO hurt and can't believe this is happening. Plus, I need to see her at my parents for Christmas, I do not even feel like going anymore. I can't stop crying

                    Sorry, I had to vent because I do not know what to do.
                    It's what we are all here for.. to listen to people who need to vent, we are all going through something similar.
                    I am sooo sorry to hear about your brother and sister. I am imagine how disappointed it is (I am an only child) But if my parents couldn't make it, it'd also be heart broken.
                    I don't think our resort does it. But it could be something you may want to look into. I know Jamaica had it.
                    You can have your wedding on a live web cam, and you family can watch in LIVE. At least you and your siblings will feel like they were there in a way. And they don't get to miss out on the both of you tieing the knot.
                    Or... you could have a very small ceremony at home (either before or after) and just have a few close family members. It'd just be lik renewal of vowels.
                    again I am so sorry to see you so heart broken. my heart goes out to you
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                    Happily ever after...

                    #800 sungoddess_08

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                      Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:59 PM

                      Thanks for the support!!! I'm just angry, and feel like they should just be there -- it's family after all. It wouldn't be a question of me missing their wedding. My fiance and dad both tell me it's their loss. I guess they are right.

                      Did you call after your lunch to see if you can add the extra week?




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