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#1 sarafish81

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    Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:05 PM

    Hi,
    I'm looking for advice from any Canadians that have been married or are getting married at this resort. Did you plan/organize the wedding yourself directly with Yaly at the resort, or are you dealing with a wedding planner/travel agent? Our planner has caused us so many headaches resulting from not paying attention to what we've requested, being rude to our guests (who have to book through them) and have changed the wedding date on us numerous times. In addition, they've now started charging our guests the full amount of their packages when we were told that the balance was due in 2009, closer to the date of the wedding. We are now dealing with frustrated guests and credit card companies regarding fraudulent activity on the part of our agent...the worst part is, we are only inviting our close friends/family and they are the ones getting screwed over!! It's not like some 4th cousin we don't even know :)
    Anyhow, I just thought that planning a wedding on a beach shouldn't be so stressful but I suppose weddings at home and destination weddings each carry a degree of stress....mostly just venting!! :)

    #2 JulieG

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      Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:28 PM

      I am sorry to hear you are having a hard time. Who are you using or the planning? you TA? I did everything by emailing Yaly directly and she was Amazing!!! Have you talked to her? Let me know if you have questions, I will do my best to help.

      #3 sarafish81

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        Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:26 AM

        Hi JulieG, thanks for your reply. We are using our travel agent to act as a go-between for us and the resort, however, I think it would be easier to deal with Yaly directly. Do you happen to still have her email address?
        Also, since you got married there, did you have to plan quite a bit in advance to get the date you wanted for the wedding as well as time of day? How did you find planning the reception? We booked our trip from Apr 13-20, but some guests are flying in from other locations and their only choice was Apr 15-22, so we are trying to ensure all of our guests are there for the wedding.
        Thanks for your help :)

        #4 JulieG

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          Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:58 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by sarafish81
          Hi JulieG, thanks for your reply. We are using our travel agent to act as a go-between for us and the resort, however, I think it would be easier to deal with Yaly directly. Do you happen to still have her email address?
          Also, since you got married there, did you have to plan quite a bit in advance to get the date you wanted for the wedding as well as time of day? How did you find planning the reception? We booked our trip from Apr 13-20, but some guests are flying in from other locations and their only choice was Apr 15-22, so we are trying to ensure all of our guests are there for the wedding.
          Thanks for your help :)
          I do have Yaly's email address, I loved her so much and she was so amazing that we still keep in contact. dpto1.rrpp@ppesquero.tur.cu is her email address.

          I can't remember how far in advance I booked my date, but as soon as I knew the exact week we would be there and were booked I booked my date and time with her. I wanted it to be in the afternoon at 4 and on the Wednesday, it was important to me, so I booked it right away and I got it.

          I booked the beach BBQ with her and told her I wanted my wedding on the beach and asked for the DJ and the dance floor well in advance. Other than that, I did everything else when I got there. She is amazing and you have nothing to worry about, I promise you. She is way more on the ball than I thought she would be and everything was PERFECT!!! The hairdresser is great and my hair was totally amazing. Do a search on here under my name to find my pics.

          Rest assured your wedding will be perfect.

          #5 sarafish81

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            Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:08 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by JulieG
            I do have Yaly's email address, I loved her so much and she was so amazing that we still keep in contact. dpto1.rrpp@ppesquero.tur.cu is her email address.

            I can't remember how far in advance I booked my date, but as soon as I knew the exact week we would be there and were booked I booked my date and time with her. I wanted it to be in the afternoon at 4 and on the Wednesday, it was important to me, so I booked it right away and I got it.

            I booked the beach BBQ with her and told her I wanted my wedding on the beach and asked for the DJ and the dance floor well in advance. Other than that, I did everything else when I got there. She is amazing and you have nothing to worry about, I promise you. She is way more on the ball than I thought she would be and everything was PERFECT!!! The hairdresser is great and my hair was totally amazing. Do a search on here under my name to find my pics.

            Rest assured your wedding will be perfect.
            Thanks so much! I actually found Yaly's email on another site this morning and it is the same as you just provided me so something's going my way! I want the 4pm ceremony as well since it won't be in the heat of the day and we also want the beach bbq! What did you think of the food? I've heard conflicting reviews (not necessarily for Playa Pesquero, but Cuba in general).

            Thank you again for restoring my confidence - it's tough not being in control of what's happening and it's nice to know that Yaly is trustworthy and great to deal with. Now I'm excited again

            #6 JulieG

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              Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:16 PM

              Yaly is amazing, I can't say enough about her, she is great at her job.

              The beach BBQ was awesome,the best food we had all week. And the set up on the beach is beautiful, I totally say go for the beach BBQ, the other set ups didn't seem as nice.

              #7 Rebecca1208

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                Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:16 PM

                I am getting married on December 17th, 2008 at Playa Pesquero and I have done all my planning through Yaly. She is wonderful!

                I am still trying to decide about the beach barbq or not.....I still have to twist my fiances arm....lol

                Julie, did you request specific rooms before you got to the resort?

                Cheers

                Rebecca

                #8 JulieG

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                  Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:57 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Rebecca1208
                  I am getting married on December 17th, 2008 at Playa Pesquero and I have done all my planning through Yaly. She is wonderful!

                  I am still trying to decide about the beach barbq or not.....I still have to twist my fiances arm....lol

                  Julie, did you request specific rooms before you got to the resort?

                  Cheers

                  Rebecca
                  I did not pick specific rooms. We wanted everyone to be spread out so they had more privacy and could do what they wanted and did not have to worry about say my mom being in the next room or something :)

                  #9 Varia

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                    Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:51 PM

                    Hi there,

                    I am also willing to help and answer any questions you might have about the resort and the area.

                    I have stayed at the Playa Pesquero Resort and I shot a wedding there.

                    Here is the slideshow of the wedding at Playa Pesquero Resort:

                    Ashley and Nick

                    #10 teacherbride

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                      Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:15 PM

                      Yay!!! I've been looking for this! My wedding is at Playa Pesquero in January 2009. We've already decided on the 2:00 symbolic ceremony and the beach BBQ.

                      I'm also curious if there is any way they could do something different for the arch they usually use at the ceremonies. I love the Chuppah's I've seen other girls do at their beach weddings.
                      Also, anyone know what kind of music is provided and how much music planning I need to do?




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