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Believe me, I'm trying to bring what I can with me too. I actually was emailing back and forth with Tiara last night. She actually answered me three times back to back before disappearing. So yes, the arch, including all the flowers is 175. Although the flowers were daisies so I would much rather have another flower, like roses or lillies. I asked her if she had photos of arches with other flowers and that's when she disappeared. oh well. It was good while it lasted.

 

I am still looking into bringing a portable canopy myself. Hopefully I'll find something. I get that they have to charge for some things, but a canopy that they probably have stored in a back room and it would take their staff half an hour to move --- that CAN'T cost $850. There's no reasoning.

 

Oh well, at least I know that getting one from there is no longer an option.

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I am leaving in 5 days. Can't wait. I will let you all know the details as soon as I get back. Let me know if there is anything in particular you want to know.
Cheers. : )
Maybride2010, Im sooo excited for you!!!!!smile123.gif Have a wonderful wedding!!!

If you could take pics of the SSG deck from different angles, that would be amazing! Thank you so much!

Also, what are you doing in terms of your vows? Did you write your own and who will be reading them for you?

xoxo Congrats again!!!

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Also ladies, I just tried to confirm with Tiara that the wooden Chuppa is $350 and she responded that it is actually $850 - HAAAAA!
The decoration is $350.
That's insane!
That friggin ridiculous!!!!!!!!!! Kinda like when she quoted me USD 200 per centerpiece of orchids and I needed at least 6 of them....It actually made me laugh out loud! So I will be bringin down my own centerpieces...

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Good morning, Brides:

 

I write these notes, because I understand that you are not using this resource as a way to help each other or exchange information, sometimes you are using it as a place for criticism. The critics are good, just only when you discuss it with the person that you are dealing with.

 

Once, one of you told me that many of the brides who write here do not value what we do for you on this side, and now I really think she was right. I understand that many of you are in other countries and cities, so you will need a lot of information, photos, ideas and others, but just want you to understand that just as you, another 200 in other places that need attention as well.

 

This is the reason that most of the time, the emails are not as quickly as we want. Not mentioning that on a wedding date, we also have to be coordinating and preparing everything.

 

Another thing that I want to mention are the prices, unfortunately the hotel has outdoors vendors such as flowers, musicians, rental of chairs, etc, and somentimes not only we have to wait for a quotation from them, also even if we consider that a quotation is expensive, there are the only providers near by the hotel, since La Romana is about 30 minutes from where is located the property and Higuey to 1 hour or more.

 

I really regret that sometimes the prices do not go with your budgets or the service that you require is not as quickly as possible. But at least you should imagine how things are on the other side of the coin. We work hard (and that's why they pay us), we work from early morning (like now) to unimaginable late hours, also on our day off, we check our emails at home trying to provide you better services.

 

The hotel hired another wedding coordinator, since there is a lot of work here and only myself handle more than 250 brides at this moment; so one more person was added to the department. She will be contacting some of you, as we have divided some weddings. I will ask you to give her your best support, since she is just starting.

 

Similarly, I ask for your understanding and also to consider that here we are all human and none is perfect. I was a bride once (my wedding was in October 24, 2009) and I fully understand your positions. But I know we must take into consideration the distance, as in my case I was here, but I also use outside vendors and I was stressful too. Even now, when I think on that day, there are a few things that if I could change it, I would do it.

 

I would like to apologize if at any time you have felt offended, or not treated with importance, I assure you this is not the intention. I (and now my partner) are here to help and serve you in everything we can, to make your day unforgettable.

 

We are here to work with you as a team, not to create barriers...

 

Have a great day!

 

Tiara

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Hi Tiara,

 

 

I know at times us brides can get so stressed, impatient and judgmental without really realizing how hard you are working for us to make our wedding day a special one so I am truly sorry for that!

 

Also, I want you to know that I am aware that the prices we get quoted are from the hotel and you have nothing to do with you so I hope you do not take it personally when you read how shocked we are with the prices!

 

I am happy to hear that the resort hired another person to help you out; I never realized how many weddings you had to plan all at once. I can't imagine how stressful this has to be for you.

 

So I would like to sincerely thank you for all your hard work; for being so patient with us and for trying to make our wedding day a perfect one! I truly look forward to planning my wedding with you!

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Hi Girls, We just got back from our trip yesterday and I will be posting my review today! And hopefully some pictures!
Welcome back Jenne; I hope you had a wonderful wedding and cant wait to see pics and to read your review!!

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Hi Tiara,

I am sorry you feel that way and sometimes it is easy for us brides to get all caught up in everything and want answers right away. Thank you for reminding us how much you really do and how much time you put into everything.

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Hi Girls, We just got back from our trip yesterday and I will be posting my review today! And hopefully some pictures!
Congrats Jenne!!! cant wait to hear everything


And best of luck MayBride with you wedding!

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