| Originally Posted by sandra1976 |
Just a quick note to everyone as in one of my earlier posts about vendor fees, I told you that if you have companies like Ajua weddings supply you with multiple services you only pay a one time 300.00 fee. Well Perla just told me they made a mistake that is not how it works. However, she will honor that to me because I had the e-mail where they told me that if it was the same company providing the services I would only pay the one time fee.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:51 AM
Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:51 PM
In terms of the Welcome Dinner, you can reserve a section of the buffet for free. We did this the day we arrived and it worked out perfectly. I told Perla what time and how many ppl and they set up a whole section just for us.
The shows aren't in the restaurant but in the Theatre. I believe one night they have a Mexican Dinner Theatre which is dinner and a show.
Not sure what you mean about the "room/beach bar" - if you have dinner on the terrace - the packages include the three hours of open bar service. They actually set up a bar for you out there. We added the additional hours after for the open bar during the dancing and DJ time.. is that what you mean?
| Originally Posted by JulieH |
By the way, I forgot to ask about this vendor fee thing I've read so much about.
My photographer is Claudia and I was not aware that we had to pay to have her come on the resort to do photos... why is this?
If I want that place on the beach for dinner/reception (tequila something?) do I need to book it ahead of time or just when I'm down there?
Okay... here come the questions...
Can I just book that room/beach bar (whatever it is exactly) for an hour or two after the ceremony or do I need to have our dinner there too??
Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:01 PM
First of all Congratulations!! I am going stirr crazy trying to pick a resort for my wedding next April. I have looked into the Paradisus Rivera and am considering it for our location. I was wondering if you ladies could tell me why you decided on this resort and what wedding package you chose? Was it expensive for your guests? I am looking for under $2000.00 pp.
Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:36 PM
| Originally Posted by yamille |
Sandra I think it depends on when sunset is you can check that our for your date if you google. This is what my phtographer reccommended: (from my email)
If you want to consider the OPTIMAL light for photography in the evening, 30 minutes before sunset and 30 minutes after sunset, so called the "golden hour") Planning your wedding around this time ensures the potential for BEAUTIFUL sky and dramatic lighting.
For planning the start time of your ceremony, we would like you to consider a few things:
If your ceremony time will be under 15 minutes, we recommend starting the wedding 45-55 minutes before the scheduled sunset.
If your ceremony time will be 20-30 min, we recommend starting the wedding 55-65 minutes before the scheduled sunset.
hope this helps...
Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:38 PM
| Originally Posted by JulieH |
Thanks for the warm welcome!! I'm slowly breathing easier as I continue to read and realize that things will go smoothly....
Mark and I are doing the sand ceremony, but I'm having trouble with the wording. I've googled it and checked with the place I purchased our vases and sand from, but I haven't found much, do you have any examples of wording on the sand ceremony?
Also, about baggage... did you all pay for extra bags or did you manage to get it all there within the baggage restrictions? We have about 50 guests which are mainly couples and we've done up loot bags per couple. Now it's a matter of getting them down there (and I'm considering getting centerpiece material here and bringing it down) any suggestions??
Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:22 PM
I've been lurking on this forum for a while and haven't really posted anything because we have decided to not have our wedding or reception at the Paradisus. I feel attached to the Paradisus because we will be spending 11 days there but as far as wedding planning goes we are going elsewhere. We made our decision not to use the wedding services of the Paradisus based solely on the fact that we really couldn't handle the slow communication (Missy...I have no idea how you did it being such a take-charge/"anal" kind of person, but your wedding looked amazing). From the sounds and looks of things everyone has great weddings at the Paradisus but we needed things to be a little quicker so we could feel like we're in control.
Also, someone had mentioned feeling overwhelmed by all the info here. Trust me, we were too! We wanted a destination wedding to make it simple and in a way more affordable. And if that's what you really want, you don't need to do the vast majority of the really cool stuff everyone else is doing here. I am blown away at the high quality of all the details everyone has and sometimes feel I should be doing the same. However, we just had to realize that our simple plans were really good enough and the trip to Mexico is going to be the treat in the end. For that reason, we are getting married with a simple short ceremony then having a nice dinner and anything else that happens will be extra. I'm super excited and can't wait!
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