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#491 AmyinNC

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    Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:57 AM

    @Smuller--Thanks for the info! We are definitely going to talk to a travel agent soon! I agree from what I've read and what you get in the packages that it's a fantastic price..PLUS YOU ARE IN THE CARIBBEAN! Can't beat that scenery! I'm really glad they include a semi private rehearsal dinner--I wasn't sure if that was an additional cost. I've looked at the photographer's website and they seem to capture a lot of great shots!


    @Pinkie-YAY Congrats! So close :) I can't wait to hear all about when you guys get back!

    #492 In2theMystic

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      Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:45 PM

      Thank you so much for the advice Jenna! We haven't book it yet but are getting there a day at a time! How many people do you have coming to the wedding? Was there a big price difference because of the holiday weekend? We may still aim for next spring break (Easter time).


      You are totally right with what you said about not everyone being able to make it --- I think for the past few months I have been worrying so much about trying to accomodate everyone that I haven't let myself enjoy it - we can only do what we can do! Those who will come will come and those who don't will celebrate when we get back.


      Ahh one week! So soon you must be excited! I hope everything is amazing and you and your soon to be hubby have the most beautiful time!



      Fill me in when you get back!!!


      ~ Melissa

      #493 teethebridetobe

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        Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:21 AM

        Hi Ladies! My wedding date is Nov 2012 at the Excellence - I am so excited! Thank you all for your posts, they are so helpful I love reading them! =)


        I have a questions about the "save the date" / invitations. When do you think is an appropriate time to send them out? Being that this is destination wedding, I'm thinking it's a good idea to send the save the date maybe next month. What do you ladies think? Is that too soon? Any suggestions? Thank you! =)

        #494 smuller

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          Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:03 AM

          @teethebridetobe. It's never too soon to send out save the dates when your planning a destination wedding. I sent mine out 8 months prior to the wedding! June is a perfect time to get them out. All your doing is getting the word out and about. We quickly followed up with emails because people will start asking you all kinds of questions! 


          It's also ok to have you invitations out just 4 weeks before the wedding. With save the dates out early and email updates, everyone who is going to attend has already booked. The invitations are just a formality at that point. 


          If your going to have a reception/celebration party when you get home, it's good to send those invitations out with your wedding invitations. 


          Hope that clears some muddy water for you! Good luck!






          #495 AmyinNC

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            Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:14 PM

            @Smuller--We've set for an Oct 2012 wedding at the Excellence and I too was wondering if we should send out the save the dates soon. Did you guys include information about the resort/travel agent contact info? I don't know how detailed save the dates should be :/


            Also, it seemed like there wasn't a deposit required to block out the date? Is that true? Should everything be paid up by the wedding day? I am not entirely sure how many people will be there yet, but we are sending 50 invitations!


            And lastly, Ok we want to do a legal wedding in the DR does this mean the US will legally recognize the marriage too?


            @teethebridetobe-YAY! Looks like we are having our weddings within a month of each other! We will have to compare notes :)

            #496 teethebridetobe

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              Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:35 PM

              @Smuller - thank you soo much for the advice. I'm going to send out the save the dates hopefully this month. you're absolutely right... people will be sending emails regardless, asking tons of questions. I created an email address just for the wedding, which I think I'm going to put on the save the date. thanks again so much! and btw, congratulations on your marriage! 


              @AmyinNC - that's so exciting that we're both having our weddings at the Excellence pretty much back to back. We'll def have to fill each other in!! =)

              #497 crystalg

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                Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:32 AM

                Hey there!!


                I was wondering if you can give me some tips for my upcoming wedding at Excellence PC! We will be getting married January 11, 2012 and our WC is Isyuney and so far she has been wonderful answering our questions but I still have a few. When should I get all the details regarding the wedding (ie. that form they ask you to fill out with info regarding the flowers, centerpieces, location of reception/ceremony....)??? Also, do we have to pay for the rehearsal dinner and who all goes, all the guests that came?? Oh, and any suggestions on the music during the dinner???


                THANK you so so so much, cant wait to hear back from you or anyone with info!!


                Hope you had a wonderful wedding!!!!

                #498 Diva

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                  Posted 02 July 2011 - 01:30 PM

                  @crystal: Isyuney is FABULOUS!!! You will not get any selection forms until around November.  Basically they start focusing on you like two months before, so don't worry! (easier said than done, I know)


                  We invited everyone that came to our rehearsal dinner, since they came all that way, we tried to have as many events planned as possible to show our gratitude.


                  For music we bought a Bose portable docking station for an iPod and used it all weekend! It was such a great investment, and you will not have to pay them for speaker usage by the hour.  I highly recommend this.


                  I come on here from time to time, but feel free to PM me :-)

                  #499 kubsgirl

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                    Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:37 AM

                    Hi girls!  I am newly engaged and we have decided to get married at the excellence June 2013.  I have read all of your posts and just want to thank you because it is all very helpful to a bride trying to plan a wedding with a lot of questions!!  I have been emailing Ana and she is wonderful at answering most question but here are a couple I was hoping someone could help me with...

                    We are wanting to bring chair sashes, a cake topper,table runner, and maybe a few other things we want in our specific colors.   I know others have brought these things with them but have they charged you extra for putting them up or putting the ribbon and topper on your cake?

                    Wedding music....if we just go with the middle package, do they provide music for your ceremony and can you pick your songs you walk down the isle to and so on?

                    We are doing a symbolic ceremony but I was wondering if there is wiggle room with things like vows and such?  I want to pick out exactly what our vows say...will they read them like we would like?

                    Did anyone get their hair and makeup done by the spa and did it turn out the way you wanted?

                    Thanks so much for easing my mind!!

                    #500 AmyinNC

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                      Posted 06 July 2011 - 09:38 AM

                      @teethebridetobe- Yay! We confirmed Oct.27, 2012  a few weeks ago! We talked to a great travel agent who is going to take care of everything! When is your date?  That is really cool we are so close together. we will have to talk :) I hope everyone's planning is going well! For me so far so good!

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