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#321 Diva

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    Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:58 PM

    Not "badges" per se, I guess that was a bad term. I meant more like cards that show you belong to Excellence, but it sounds like you don't have to so I will leave the ID plastic things out of my OOT bags since there is no use for them.

    I remember the times we cruised, there was a printed credit card type deal with our names on it that we had to have on us at all times. Now that I think about it, it was probably so we didn't get on someone else's ship while we were in port LOL

    Since there are no other resorts around, then I see why there is no need to differentiate. Thanks!

    What did you guys put in your OOT bags? Templates for welcome books anyone?

    #322 Dolcenotte12

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      Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:17 PM

      I just copied and pasted from an earlier post of mine:

      We made welcome bags for our guests that Ana handed out at the rehearsal dinner. We didn't give beach tote bags because our guests were all in the club so they got one in the room, but I think it is a great idea if you are booking regular rooms because that is something a lot of people won't think to bring with them.
      We had clear bag monogrammed with our names and date in our wedding colors and stuffed them with monogrammed frisbees (loved this), oriental trading battery operated fans, spanish phrasebooks (from amazon), Bliss Skincare travel set, bug repellant packets, bath and body works mini-antibacterial gel, a dominican republic magnet, and a dominican republic natural plant photo album (the last two from Nancy's shop near Excellence) We packed them the day of the rehearsal dinner and Ana came to pick them up.

      The travel skin care sets were heavy, but the frisbees do take up a decent amt of room but weigh very little which is nice. I bet alot of people couldn't care less about the bags, but I'm sure some did! lol

      If you don't want to make or bring bags due to restricted luggage space, you can offer the female guests a complimentary manicure at the spa (pretty much equals the price of one finished welcome bag).

      #323 Diva

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        Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:38 PM

        Does anyone have a map on Excellence or Punta Cana that they can attach? I want to put them in my welcome books

        Thanks!

        #324 staceysbride

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          Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:53 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Diva
          Not "badges" per se, I guess that was a bad term. I meant more like cards that show you belong to Excellence, but it sounds like you don't have to so I will leave the ID plastic things out of my OOT bags since there is no use for them.

          I remember the times we cruised, there was a printed credit card type deal with our names on it that we had to have on us at all times. Now that I think about it, it was probably so we didn't get on someone else's ship while we were in port LOL

          Since there are no other resorts around, then I see why there is no need to differentiate. Thanks!

          What did you guys put in your OOT bags? Templates for welcome books anyone?
          I'm still going to put the plastic ID holders on lanyards in my OOT bags because guests WILL have room keys even if they don't have 'badges' in the strict sense of the word. If they are at the beach or the pool they'll want somewhere to keep the room key and a couple bucks to tip for drinks....

          #325 Diva

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            Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:59 PM

            O wow, good thinking!!! I may do the same :)

            #326 Diva

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              Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:17 PM

              Hey Nikki: I noticed you asked a question a few pages back about an outside photographer working with the one you get in your package, did that ever get answered? I am thinking about hiring an outside photographer in addition to the free pics I get in the gold package, but I want to know how that will all workout. I still want the freebie ones :)

              I was initially going with Photosouvenir, but I cannot get a reply from them for some reason! I know I have some time still, but at least acknowledge my message!

              #327 TrvlrsChick

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                Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:21 PM

                Hi ladies! FI and I are going to be married in EPC on June 21, 2010. I'm pretty much letting him plan it (I planned the last one that we cancelled, long story), but I am SO excited about having a destination wedding!

                #328 Diva

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                  Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:18 PM

                  Anyone not pay extra for a DJ and use the resort's speakers/CD player? I noticed it is $100 for 2 hrs. I want to know how good the sound quality really is on that, and if it is worth the cost. That is a little pricey if it is cheesy speakers!

                  Another question :) ceremony music: did you have to pay extra for speakers for that? We have some songs we want to play while the bridal party comes in etc.

                  Thanks again!!!!

                  #329 staceysbride

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                    Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:00 PM

                    Khalia-
                    Yes I did get an answer, the wedding planner/coordinator there just took down when I wanted the resort photographer to come in and take photos and it was no issue at all. When I was looking into the photographer, it was like August/September of last year, and I didn't get an answer from photosouvenir for weeks and weeks. They kept saying oh we don't have pricing, a few weeks later don't have pricing, a few weeks later, STILL don't have pricing. So I found my photographer, and then around late October photosouvenir contacted me back. They're not cheap, I'll say that, but from others around here who've worked with them they do good work. I'd say hang in there, I know it's annoying because you won't hear anything definite from them for a while.

                    #330 Diva

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                      Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:56 PM

                      Thanks Nikki!!!! I decided to go with Nora B. and then have Photosouvenir (I assume they are the resort photographer) come in and do my freebies later on, maybe during the reception!




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