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The resort is awesome in terms of the information they can provide to guests regarding excursions. There is a concierge desk in the front lobby (totally separate from the front desk) where they will answer any question, get you prices, give directions, book a taxi etc.) When we were down for our site visit we needed directions etc. to Walmart and Costco and they were awesome. Our guests also used them to book day trips, babysitting etc. so I wouldn't worry about it at all. There really is so much to do and it's not your responsibility to tell your guests about everything!

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The resort is awesome in terms of the information they can provide to guests regarding excursions. There is a concierge desk in the front lobby (totally separate from the front desk) where they will answer any question, get you prices, give directions, book a taxi etc.) When we were down for our site visit we needed directions etc. to Walmart and Costco and they were awesome. Our guests also used them to book day trips, babysitting etc. so I wouldn't worry about it at all. There really is so much to do and it's not your responsibility to tell your guests about everything!
Thanks Missy. That's exactly what I'm thinking... they can figure it out on their own! I've got enough to worry about. lol Glad to hear all the info will be right there for them.

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Hi Kelly,

Just want to reiterate what Missy said- it's all available for your guests when they get there!
Thanks. I'm excited that this is one less thing I have to worry about. I'm also so excited that I'M NEXT (I think)! woohoo :)

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So...I'm seriously considering Paradisus - but I'm nervous about the TripAdvisor reviews and haven't gotten a response from them yet. As such - just a couple of quick questions.

Do they allow outside photogs?

What is the beach like?

What is the reception like for the Chill Out Chic? Beach? Private? Semi-Private?

 

Thanks!!

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DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT LOOK AT TRIPADVISOR. You will drive yourself nuts. Ok - off my soapbox - They do allow outside photogs - if they are staying with you at the hotel there is no cost - if not, its $300 to bring them in. The beach is decent, nice sand but lots of seaweed - they do rake it regularly but it's not a prisitine "magazine-like" beach or the kind you find in Punta Cana.

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Me again! Here is the link to all the pics that I have uploaded (and a few videos) including one of the mariachi - I hope you ladies find these useful - I am updating as I receive pics..

 

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Hi ladies,

 

I'm Dana, I've been watching the board for a while and I LOVE the idea that this thread was started ... it can be so scary planning a destination wedding. I have SO many questions and I dont know who to turn to -- I'm glad you girls are here!!

We just booked the Paradisus for our wedding 7/23/09. We are staying for a week, from 7/22 through 7/29. We're only having 10 guests - including ourselves, so actually 8 guests.

We decided to forgo a huge ballroom wedding here in New York when the planning started getting too crazy, and also when the economy really started going down the tubes - I didnt feel like I could resposibly make the desicion to spend as much money as we were on a one night party. So we've decided to take our little families - parents, brothers and sister with us - we're footing the bill for everyone for the week - and we're going to have an intimate, romantic, special wedding, followed by an AHR with all the rest of our family and friends.

I'm really excited about it but I'm also kind of freaking out because I just received all of the paperwork from Perla and I feel like, (A) this could be incredible expensive to get what I want, and (B) I dont seem to see exaclty what I want on any of the lists ....

I wondered if any of you could give me advice on which packages you chose, if and how you were able to upgrade or customize certain things, if there is anyway to save money (as I said before, there will ony be 10 of us in total and we're already paying for all of the amenities for everyone for a week - we got everyone royal service or family concierge - both of us have younger brothers who are not old enough for royal service). Did any of you get "The Wish" package and then just add on? What if I get "The Fantasy" and ask to forgo the cocktail hour - could I upgrade it to a private sit-down dinner??

Ugh ... I'm so sorry that I'm rambling like this, but like I said, I feel completely overwhelmed having a wedding coordinator in another country and being forced to communicate through emails and attachments! I dont really know what I can do here ....

 

I'd greatly appreciate any help any of you could offer - I'm kind of at a loss. I apologize for this long, crazy post ....

 

Thanks girls - I look forward to hearing back,

Dana

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Hi ladies,

I'm Dana, I've been watching the board for a while and I LOVE the idea that this thread was started ... it can be so scary planning a destination wedding. I have SO many questions and I dont know who to turn to -- I'm glad you girls are here!!
We just booked the Paradisus for our wedding 7/23/09. We are staying for a week, from 7/22 through 7/29. We're only having 10 guests - including ourselves, so actually 8 guests.
We decided to forgo a huge ballroom wedding here in New York when the planning started getting too crazy, and also when the economy really started going down the tubes - I didnt feel like I could resposibly make the desicion to spend as much money as we were on a one night party. So we've decided to take our little families - parents, brothers and sister with us - we're footing the bill for everyone for the week - and we're going to have an intimate, romantic, special wedding, followed by an AHR with all the rest of our family and friends.
I'm really excited about it but I'm also kind of freaking out because I just received all of the paperwork from Perla and I feel like, (A) this could be incredible expensive to get what I want, and (B) I dont seem to see exaclty what I want on any of the lists ....
I wondered if any of you could give me advice on which packages you chose, if and how you were able to upgrade or customize certain things, if there is anyway to save money (as I said before, there will ony be 10 of us in total and we're already paying for all of the amenities for everyone for a week - we got everyone royal service or family concierge - both of us have younger brothers who are not old enough for royal service). Did any of you get "The Wish" package and then just add on? What if I get "The Fantasy" and ask to forgo the cocktail hour - could I upgrade it to a private sit-down dinner??
Ugh ... I'm so sorry that I'm rambling like this, but like I said, I feel completely overwhelmed having a wedding coordinator in another country and being forced to communicate through emails and attachments! I dont really know what I can do here ....

I'd greatly appreciate any help any of you could offer - I'm kind of at a loss. I apologize for this long, crazy post ....

Thanks girls - I look forward to hearing back,
Dana
Hi Dana!
Yes it will be overwhelming at first but I think if you give yourself a few hours to read the pages of this thread you will find lots of your questions answered. This site is so helpful. Several of the girls chose the wish package and added on. Being that you are staying in Royal service for the week the "wish" definately makes sense because your fee is waived ($800). If you don't want a cocktail hour and are having few people the Fantasy I don't think is the best bet for you.

The only other advice I could give you is to breathe deep and read these pages... You'll figure it all out. Perla is great about responding to emails in a relatively timely manner and all the Paradisus brides have had positive experiences during their wedding week wit her.

Good luck!

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