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#551 lala7513

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    Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:35 AM

    When I visited in May 2012 I used the resort photographer for our engagement shoot... they were TERRIBLE, the pictures were poor quality, the lighting was bad and the poses they had us do were awkward... they were very nice BUT there is no way in hell I would trust them to shoot my wedding.  Misha Earle does AMAZING work and has a photobook option- i booked her for my June 21st wedding!

    Amazing!!! Would you be able to let me know how much you're paying? Thanks so much!!!!

    #552 kfarkas26

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      Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:38 AM

      Originally Posted by lala7513 


      Amazing!!! Would you be able to let me know how much you're paying? Thanks so much!!!!

      I am paying around $3000 i think for 10 hours of photo time AND a photobooth.. the 10 hours can be split between the wedding and trash the dress if u want!



      #553 lala7513

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        Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

        I am paying around $3000 i think for 10 hours of photo time AND a photobooth.. the 10 hours can be split between the wedding and trash the dress if u want!

        Perfect!! I just reached out. Thank you!!

        #554 daniellecooper

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          Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

          How exciting!  My wedding is in July so I am guessing I will get the detail list next month!  What have you guys done in regards to planning so far?  All I did was wedding dress, shoes, bridesmaid dresses, and looked at wedding bands!  Oh and I booked our trip and reserved an at-home reception location.  Ahhh! I feel like there should be more to do!



          #555 ktdawson

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            Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

            Originally Posted by kfarkas26 

            Thanks so much! I emailed her a bunch of questions and she got back to me right away I am copying the email for you ladies incase you have any of the same questions! 

             

             

            Hi!

             

            Thank you so much for the information!

             

            I have a few questions as my wedding approaches.

            1. How far in advance do you need to know whether or not I will be having a seated dinner or buffet? At least a month. As of now I have exactly 50 guests. So if I go over the 50 I will be having a seated dinner for $70pp and then if I only have 49 I will do a buffet. Noted.

            2. Is it possible to get a more specialized cake with different flavors and more elaborate decorations?Most definitely, the specialized cake comes with an additional charge of USD$250if so which flavorings do you offer? Once it’s a specialty cake it’s the flavor you request and we check with the chef.

            3. Is there some sort of rehearsal involved in order to run through the ceremony? Most definitely. This is normally a day before. This information must be completed on the wedding detail sheet.

            4. reguarding a rehearsal dinner I would like to have a small dinner with just my immediate family (about 10 people total, my future in laws will be staying at the suites because my sister in law is only 17, is it possible for them to dine with us at the grand for the rehearsal dinner? Unfortunately not as only adults will be able to dine at the Grand and for guest coming from the suites to have dinner at the Grand there is a USD$75p/p fee that applies. We can however coordinate with the managers at the suites so you can have the dinner there at no additional cost as guest at the Grand can also dine at the suites.

            5.I am trying to get info for the floral arrangements with tai flora however I am not getting much response from them is there any examples of arrangements you can give me? So sorry to hear this , can you resend the last email you sent to them and copy us so we can follow up ? Please see attached a copy of their brochure.

            6. I have booked Misha Earle for my photographer and she will be paying the vendor fee how does that work? We have worked with her before so she knows, she would just go to the front desk and make the payment and she will receive her band.

            7. I am considering having a DJ and possible steel pan band, how do payments work with them? These will be charged to your room.

            8. I have seen some pictures of Grand weddings and there are some beautiful pictures where Porta Maria is lit up pink or red or blue, How do I get this type of lighting? Our DJ’s provide up light for the reception and they try to get the colors as close as your color scheme as possible.

            9. How will the tables be set up in Porta Maria? I am planning on bringing some of my own linens and I would like to know the size and shape of the tables and how many people they fit. We have round tables that seat up to 8-10 guest comfortably, these are 6 ft. across and 3 ft. in length , and presidential tables (also called 8 ft. tables) that seat 3, these are 8ft  across by 2.5 ft. in length. Please see attached some example set ups.

            I have been looking for pics of receptions at port maria where did you find pics? Thank you



            #556 kfarkas26

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              Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

              Originally Posted by ktdawson 

              I have been looking for pics of receptions at port maria where did you find pics? Thank you

              I got pictures from the reviews from past brides, such as sunshine, kendra, leah, and a few more... search the forum there are a ton! Also there is a facebook group iberostar rose hall brides 



              #557 lisaeloine

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                Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:10 AM

                I am heading down to Iberostar next week and staying at Iberostar Grand for a week. If anyone would need wedding planning "day-of" services at the Grand, send me an email. You will feel totally pampered and will be ensured that you day goes smoothly. I offer this service for my brides in the US.

                 

                If you are looking for the guaranteed lowest rates (usually around 30% below what is on the Iberostar website)--always lower than hotels.com or any other agent...give me a call. I work with an agent that specializes in Iberostar Hotels and gets large volume discounts that no one else can. The savings I get make the difference between staying at the suites vs the grand!

                 

                Sorry to be offering services, but I honestly truly feel that the folks on this board will benefit greatly!



                #558 kfarkas26

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                  Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

                  I am having an issue with tai flora, I keep emailing them questions and I have yet to get all the answers I want. I am not huge on flowers but I would like nice centerpieces. Can any one please send me their quotes so I can have some examples of what they can do for certain prices? I just want to nail down my floral budget but they are making it impossible!

                   

                  Thanks!!!!!



                  #559 kendra6303

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                    Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

                    Cant help you on this one, I only used them for the arch arrangement and bouqet. I got a quote for a hurricane center piece for $55/ea. and decided I would only get from them what was necessary. I packed my table decorations and used the arch arrangement for the main centerpiece to what I bought.



                    #560 kfarkas26

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                      Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

                      Originally Posted by kendra6303 

                      Cant help you on this one, I only used them for the arch arrangement and bouqet. I got a quote for a hurricane center piece for $55/ea. and decided I would only get from them what was necessary. I packed my table decorations and used the arch arrangement for the main centerpiece to what I bought.

                      what was the hurricane centerpiece?






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