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Hi everyone. I am new here! Just started planning my wedding for November 12, 2010!!! I am still deciding between Iberostar and Paradisus. Has anyone been to Paradisus before? I am concerned as I am told the beach is not very nice. Is this true??

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Lisa - I am going there on Monday to check it out - plus check out some of the pics from brides that have had their weddings there, beach is pretty large and Ive seen pics from al of ceremonies. Also, I'm November 13th!

Lauren

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Lisa - I am going there on Monday to check it out - plus check out some of the pics from brides that have had their weddings there, beach is pretty large and Ive seen pics from al of ceremonies. Also, I'm November 13th!
Lauren
Please let me know how it is when you get back!! All the pictures I have seen the beach looks very nice. I have been reading reviews though and most people seem to agree the beach is a negative at the resort. So confusing!!

Wow! The day after me! You can adjust your wedding after seeing mine and learning from our mistakes ha ha

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We booked! 10/30/10!!! All that paperwork is done and sent - Just hope she confirms back and I can work on STD's. ASAP.
yayyyy !!!
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Hi everyone. I am new here! Just started planning my wedding for November 12, 2010!!! I am still deciding between Iberostar and Paradisus. Has anyone been to Paradisus before? I am concerned as I am told the beach is not very nice. Is this true??
Congrats to both Jaccat and Lisa. It's amazing to me how many of you are having your weddings all about the same time.

You'll love it - they do a wonderful job!

When we were there (a year and a half ago, now - holy smokes!), the beach was GREAT, full sand (save the pebbles and what have you) a few rocks here and there but definitely not "rocky". They did get quite a bit of seaweed washing up, but they have a tractor that comes along and picks it up.

The rooms are nice, spacious and have all the amenities you'd expect from a higher end hotel (minibars, hairdryers, robes, irons and ironing boards, safes), the beds are comfy. And they are happy to accomodate you - if you want more towels, more whatever in your minibar, etc.

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Hey Girls - instead of going through all the post (again) thought this would be easier.. what is the policy on having an outside DJ?? We are having DJ Mannia! Thanks <3
I was told that you can only have an outside photographer/DJ if you presented them as hotel guests and paid for them to stay overnight. I am hoping that information is wrong!

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I believe its a $300 outside vendor fee.

 

Laurenvuitton, can't wait to hear about your trip!

 

Congratulations to all the new Paradisus brides!

 

My STD are on the way and I hope to have them sent out by the beginning of Feb.

 

What is everyone doing as far as make up goes? Does anyone know if there is a make up artist at the hotel?

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The package I picked says it includes bride's hairstyle and make up application. I will probably ask for a test run before the actual wedding. I can always have one of my friends reapply/fix as needed.

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If you want to bring an outside photographer it is a $300 fee. I am not as sure about the DJ. I know that there is a $300 fee, but I believe there are other fees involved (something to do with power) as well and you have to pay for a member of Swank to be there to oversee the other DJ (this might be wrong, but I heard that somewhere). I know others have used outside DJs so I believe in the end the cost comes out similar to using Swank. You might want to look into exactly what the fees associated with using an outside DJ are.

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Hi ladies,

 

To answer some of the recent questions...no I am not doing a honeymoon...yet at least. We'll probably keep an eye out for some deals later on down the line.

 

Daniela emailed me back and answered most of my questions. She sent me 2 invoices - one she priced out based on the Wish package and the 2nd priced on all customized. The customized was actually about $400 cheaper. She also sent me pics on centrepiece options and I'm pretty happy with them (will try to attach for you).

 

As far as outside vendors, the fee is $300.00. I have asked multiple times if I need anything else to bring Mannia in as my dj and have only been told about the $300 and that is all that she put on the quote she sent me too. I've never been told anything about a supervision fee or been sent anything to provide to Mannia. But I know in reading this thread in the past, I have seen contracts that brides have been required to have the outside dj send and they've been told about supervision fees. If they ask for me to pay, the answer will be no!

 

For photographers, if your photographer is staying as a guest at the hotel, you do not need to pay the fee. If you are bringing someone in just for the day, you will pay $300 for the outside fee, not just the guest pass.

 

I originally planned on doing salad, meal, dessert and cake. Daniela suggested dumping dessert and adding a soup. She told me that usually people don't eat the cake if you serve dessert. So I am going with that suggestion. I think that's it for now. I am trying to figure out my sand ceremony now...god I shouldn't leave things till the last minute!

 

And don't worry ladies...I will come back and share my review with you all. I just have to make it through one more day of work and then I am off and running around!

 

Oh and the question about make up...I am going to Mac to have a trial done and pick up the make up I will need and then will do it myself down there. Hoping my hair goes better down there then the trial I did here on the weekend.

 

Oh, and I almost forgot...bachelorette was great. I recommend pole dancing to anyone : )

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