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#781 khomac

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    Posted 15 May 2010 - 07:09 PM

    you can't change your dates? Did you try both Air Canada and WestJet? You may have to do a connection, but surely you can find something no?
    Kelly & Pablo

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    Michael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs

    #782 fisheraa

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      Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:58 PM

      Another question... I am kind of uncomfortable with the fact that we did not need to give a deposit or anything to book our wedding date for 3-3-11 at Majestic Elegance. Sandra just asked for our names, ceremony location and approximate number of quests. Is this all that was requested from everyone else? What is the guarantee that it is actually scheduled? Any suggestions or experiences with how this works would be greatly appreciated. Thanks brides!
      Phil Steingard is my photographer for my 3/3/2011 wedding. He is looking for other brides during that week or 2 that he will be in PC for my wedding. So if you are interested PM or look up Phil on facebook.

      #783 Oryx

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        Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:25 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by fisheraa
        Another question... I am kind of uncomfortable with the fact that we did not need to give a deposit or anything to book our wedding date for 3-3-11 at Majestic Elegance. Sandra just asked for our names, ceremony location and approximate number of quests. Is this all that was requested from everyone else? What is the guarantee that it is actually scheduled? Any suggestions or experiences with how this works would be greatly appreciated. Thanks brides!
        I didn't need to put a deposit down to secure my date, and from everyone I talked to, that is very normal. I just had to put a deposit down to reserve the Presidential Suite, which is an extra cost. Sandra sent me an e-mail saying that she needs the final numbers 30 days before our arrival.

        #784 fisheraa

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          Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:09 PM

          Great! Thanks for the info. That makes me feel better :)
          Phil Steingard is my photographer for my 3/3/2011 wedding. He is looking for other brides during that week or 2 that he will be in PC for my wedding. So if you are interested PM or look up Phil on facebook.

          #785 Jenn&Kraig

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            Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:07 PM

            Okay! I'm beginning to get annoyed with Sandra! I emailed her a week ago to verify if she had 3 or 4 pm available for Feb 25, and she hasn't replied back!!! Why does she take sooo long!!! I have emailed her previously on other matters and that took a long time for her to reply!

            I know they are busy, but its really hard to book anything else until I have our ceremony time! We want to book our photographer and LaBarcaza for our reception, and I can't secure those until I hear back from her!! Argghhh!!

            I just had to vent!!! Sorry guys!!!

            #786 wedgirl2011

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              Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:03 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Jenn&Kraig
              Okay! I'm beginning to get annoyed with Sandra! I emailed her a week ago to verify if she had 3 or 4 pm available for Feb 25, and she hasn't replied back!!! Why does she take sooo long!!! I have emailed her previously on other matters and that took a long time for her to reply!

              I know they are busy, but its really hard to book anything else until I have our ceremony time! We want to book our photographer and LaBarcaza for our reception, and I can't secure those until I hear back from her!! Argghhh!!

              I just had to vent!!! Sorry guys!!!


              Jenn&Kraig,

              Ive also emailed Sandra a week ago and no reply - however, the last few times shes been pretty good getting back to me within a few days! We're having problems with our wedding dates/times also so I understand your frustration! Hang tight, hopefully she'll reply soon!! We're trying go get a civil ceremony for May, but the judge isnt available when we need him - aparently we have to be in Dominican 48 hours (2 business days) before we can get married and our flights go down on Saturdays/Sundays - therefore we need a Wednesday or later that week for our wedding! Anybody else having a civil wedding and having any problems with the judge?

              Thanks,

              Jennifer

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              #787 drmegan

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                Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:26 PM

                Hi!
                I'm getting married at the Jellyfish Restaurant in Punta Cana on April 7th 2011 (staying at the Majestic Elegance April 2-9th 2011) and am looking to share a photographer. If anyone else is getting married at this time and a)has a photographer in mind that they would like to share costs on or B) is looking to share a photographer (as I have one in mind but her costs + travel=are too expensive for just us), then please get in touch.
                meganwambolt@hotmail.com
                Thanks,
                Megan

                #788 fisheraa

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                  Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:03 PM

                  I also am having problems with Sandra getting back to me. At first when I was just interested in the Majestic, she was getting back to me often the same day... Now it is taking several days if not a week to get a response. I feel the frustration. Also, I wanted the judge for 3pm 3/3/11, but I guess the judge was not available at 3 pm so I have to have a 5pm wedding which is making me very nervous about photos. So I get your frustrations ladies!
                  Phil Steingard is my photographer for my 3/3/2011 wedding. He is looking for other brides during that week or 2 that he will be in PC for my wedding. So if you are interested PM or look up Phil on facebook.

                  #789 Oryx

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                    Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:33 AM

                    I suppose they are smack dab in the middle of their busiest wedding season. Sandra has been pretty good with getting back to me, but sometimes it does take 4-7 days.

                    #790 MBBride

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                      Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:06 AM

                      Sometimes Sandra will respond within a few days, other times it has taken over a week. I think it really depends on how busy they are.

                      Has anyone else been frustrated with the pricing/stipulations frequently being changed? She emailed me an updated list in March, but then I found out (through Facebook and these forums) re: other options/pricing a month later.

                      Ex: Reception decoration packages. The original one she sent me said minimum 20 people, but now it's only MAXIMUM 20 people with additional charges per person after that (which for me would work out to $750 just for 45 guests). I think it's ridiculous, especially since they are only including 3 centre pieces for that price.

                      Also, did you know that the flat rate of $500 per hour for rental of space, set up, and open bar (national) is only up to 40 people? Apparently that has changed as well!

                      Be careful ladies...make sure you ask lots of questions and don't assume anything. It sounds like pricing will still change too. You definitely don't want to be surprised when you get there and end up paying much more than you anticipate.

                      Due to my frustration with the poor communication between myself and Sandra, I am not considering having my reception at Jellyfish Restaurant instead. They seem to be far more flexible and accommodating (even a little cheaper too).

                      Has anyone else experienced this with Sandra?

                      Sorry for my venting...this has been extremely frustrating.




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