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#101 evie

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    Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:49 AM

    The church is on YouTube? Cool, I have to check it out. As for the decorations-2 flower pedestals in the front and flameless candles all along the walkway of the church. It was not my idea. I think I mentioned in my previous post that did not post that the wedding coordinator at el convento (Adriana Soto) has been great. Last Tuesday when we met with her she scheduled meetings with vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It was great! She has good ideas also. I did basically whatever she suggested. She has been a relief. I was able to see a wedding begin at the church a few months ago and it had very simple decorations in the church. They tied organza type bows on some of the pews. VERY pretty!
    Evie

    #102 Latinhunny33

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      Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:58 AM

      Hi, girls!
      I just got married at El Convento on 03/07/09.
      If you have any questions regarding the hotel, let me know & I'll try to help you.

      #103 evie

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        Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:28 AM

        Congrats Latinhunny! How was it?! My wedding there is fast approaching! Who did you hire to do your hair and makeup?
        Evie

        #104 Latinhunny33

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          Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:10 PM

          My wedding was fabulous!!!! I absolutely loved it. It rained the day before & the day after so we picked the perfect weekend. I was married in their courtyard & I loved the location. Plus, it was great just walking into our reception hall.

          For my hair & makeup, I'm originally from PR so I went to a beauty salon in my hometown.

          If you're looking for vendors, I would recommend using Bodas Puerto Rico | Bodaclickpr
          It is in Spanish but I found a couple of the companies I hired on there.
          I considered hiring a Makeup/Hair lady because her work looked beautiful, she has a foto gallery there.
          I believe her name is Mayra Sanchez.

          Go to the website & click on the tab on the top that says Bodas Puerto Ricio Guia de suplidores de boda. Vendors will be listed by category on the left hand side. Clickon Belleza & Salud para Novias & then the bullet point Peinado & Maquillaje.
          There are a couple of options for you there & I believe they all have picture galleries.
          Good luck!

          #105 uconncruiser

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            Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:41 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by evie
            The church is on YouTube? Cool, I have to check it out. As for the decorations-2 flower pedestals in the front and flameless candles all along the walkway of the church. It was not my idea. I think I mentioned in my previous post that did not post that the wedding coordinator at el convento (Adriana Soto) has been great. Last Tuesday when we met with her she scheduled meetings with vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It was great! She has good ideas also. I did basically whatever she suggested. She has been a relief. I was able to see a wedding begin at the church a few months ago and it had very simple decorations in the church. They tied organza type bows on some of the pews. VERY pretty!
            Thanks again for the information - I won't get to go to PR until June and meanwhile I feel like I'm signing my life away with all of these deposits! For the wedding coordinator at El Convento - are her services included with the reception or did you have to hire her independently? I'm planning on having my reception at El Convento and they didn't mention the wedding coordinator - so I'm just curious. I've been working with another wedding planner down there who has been helpful. One more question for you - what are you doing for music in the church?

            #106 uconncruiser

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              Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:44 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Latinhunny33
              My wedding was fabulous!!!! I absolutely loved it. It rained the day before & the day after so we picked the perfect weekend. I was married in their courtyard & I loved the location. Plus, it was great just walking into our reception hall.

              For my hair & makeup, I'm originally from PR so I went to a beauty salon in my hometown.

              If you're looking for vendors, I would recommend using Bodas Puerto Rico | Bodaclickpr
              It is in Spanish but I found a couple of the companies I hired on there.
              I considered hiring a Makeup/Hair lady because her work looked beautiful, she has a foto gallery there.
              I believe her name is Mayra Sanchez.

              Go to the website & click on the tab on the top that says Bodas Puerto Ricio Guia de suplidores de boda. Vendors will be listed by category on the left hand side. Clickon Belleza & Salud para Novias & then the bullet point Peinado & Maquillaje.
              There are a couple of options for you there & I believe they all have picture galleries.
              Good luck!
              Congratulations and I'm glad everything went well! I've been in the midst of planning and all of your previous posts have been so helpful!!

              #107 evie

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                Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:32 PM

                Thanks Latinhunny for the advice! I will check that website out. Uconncruiser, the wedding coordinator is not included in the costs of the reception hall. She has different packagaes. It may be on their website but I am not sure.

                As for the ceremony music the coordinator found us a violinist and pianist. They play together. We may have a soprano singing the ave maria. So much to do right?! We booked a DJ for the reception.
                Evie

                #108 Latinhunny33

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                  Posted 07 April 2009 - 10:53 AM

                  Wedding planners are not included in your wedding package but the girls there will help you with anything you need.
                  For our ceremony, we contracted a band for our reception & they played our ceremony music.

                  Evie, violinist, pianist & a soprano singing sound beautiful!

                  #109 uconncruiser

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                    Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:49 PM

                    Evie & Latinhunny - thanks for the information on the wedding coordinator - I had hired someone and was worried that I missed out on the services from the El Convento. I finally signed up for my room block at El Convento!

                    I was thinking of using a guitarist with a singer - but the violinist and piano player sound beautiful with the singer. If you have their contact details, I would love to get a quote for that - please pm if you don't mind. Since my reception will only be 20 people for dinner - I was just going to use my IPOD with a dinner music playlist.

                    I knew planning a wedding was going to be hard work...just had no idea how hard! Thanks again to both of you for your advice!

                    #110 Latinhunny33

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                      Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:38 AM

                      Ucon, I would just ask the hotel for their phone numbers. They have a list of preffered vendors & will hand out their info.
                      What room will you be using at the Hotel?
                      I used Salon Paoli, if you're using this one, I could send you pictures.

                      BTW, will you be serving cake? If you don't already have a cake vendor, my girl was fabulous!




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