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#371 becks

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:42 PM

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I *think* I might be moving my wedding here....

I was working with Azul.. but after seeing their photog policy.. and how horrible their in-house guy is... I just can't do it.

My heart is breaking... but I'll find another location.

I am loving reading about your experiences here...

Hi Kim!!!! Come and join the party!!! We all LOOOOOVE the Paradisus. I actually looked at the Azul as my back-up location. But the Paradisus is SO great - you can do just about ANYTHING you want (obviously, for a price). They have accomodated so many special requests from us! Outside DJ, outside photog, special venue for our wedding dinner, arranging a snorkel tour for all of our guests, special arrangements for the welcome dinner and cocktail hour.

Elisa and Perla are wonderful!

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#372 Kimberly1407

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    Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:47 PM

    Thanks.. I keep trying to download all the attachments you ladies have already gathered.. and EEKS.. I don't have enough points!!!

    Oh well.. I'll get there eventually!!!

    It does look spectacular!

    #373 becks

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    Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:15 PM

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    Thanks.. I keep trying to download all the attachments you ladies have already gathered.. and EEKS.. I don't have enough points!!!

    Oh well.. I'll get there eventually!!!

    It does look spectacular!
    I just gave you some points. That should get you started!

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    #374 Kimberly1407

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      Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:20 PM

      You Rock!! Thank you!!!

      I'm ready to get planning!!

      Paradisus was my first choice... then I found Azul and I loved how small Azul is.. I don't want to get married in one of those mega-resorts with 14,000 rooms!

      I found some pics on trip advisor.. some wedding pics... the chairs are white with brown bows... and the tables are beautiful!

      My first question - what is their policy on outside photogs? Since that's what has made me leave Azul.

      #375 MissyR

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        Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:55 PM

        Hi Kim! We are all keeners in this thread and are in love love love with the Paradisus! I think Becks actually secretly has shares in it! (JJ)

        In terms of outside photog - we are bringing someone down with us for the week - staying at the resort etc. and they are charging us nothing. I know that Becks is doing something similar with no issue - in terms of using someone local - somebody else may need to chime in on this one!

        On another note - after many discussions with FI and going back and forth we booked SWANK. He was able to give me five hours for the price of the 2007 rate which only ended up being about 200 bucks more than Mannia - Honestly it is really b/c I don't want to deal with any potential conflicts..

        #376 Kimberly1407

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          Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:24 PM

          And swank (sp?) is the DJ guy, right?

          We were planning a morning wedding.. Around 11 a.m. Then we wanted to have a champagne brunch.

          I believe I read that there's a corking fee to bring your own bubbly in, because I'm sure their prices are high.

          I noticed all the talk about wedding times.. dinner times and reception.. I hadn't thought about that for myself!!

          I thought we'll get married.. we've have brunch... and then we're done!

          But I guess I have to plan a little time in there for pics after the wedding.

          #377 becks

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          Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:08 PM

          The champagne that the hotel serves gratis is... um... bad. Plain and simple, it's not what you want for your wedding. The premium champagne is good stuff, but it starts at about $100 per bottle. You can bring in your own and they charge you a $10 per bottle corkage fee. I haven't yet seen what is available in town or what the prices are, but that's on my to do list.

          Melissa - glad to hear that you got the DJ sorted. I am sure Swank will be great!

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          #378 Kimberly1407

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            Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:13 PM

            woo woo.. I'm getting the hang of it now..

            I've created a picture gallery?? and it has the pics that I want to copy!

            #379 futuremrsjones

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              Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:27 PM

              Kim,

              Welcome! You are going to love the Paradisus. I know after reading other posts from girls getting married at other resorts, I am always glad I chose the Paradisus.

              Becks-did you book your snorkeling tour through Elisa and Perla or directly through Best Day tours?

              #380 MissyR

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                Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:37 PM

                Thanks for the heads up on the champagne becks - definitely going to go that venue!

                The DJ was such a hard decision - really wanted Mannia but thought SWANK would be much more stress free!




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