I am new to the forum and I have been reading all the posts and getting some really great ideas! I have my wedding date confirmed for July 26,2014 and I am getting married in the Garden Gazebo. I have Yanna as my wedding planner and I am having tons of trouble communicating with her. I have read posts that they are not good with emailing back, so I guess it's something I have to deal with. I am thinking of doing my reception in the ballroom since their will be AC. Does anyone know of any vendors that may speak English for the Tiffany chairs? Also how far in advance did you guys start to confirm things like center pieces, decorations etc with your WC. I would like to do it now as I do not like doing things last minute.
Hi Nursejazz, congratulations on your upcoming wedding! How long does it usually take Yanna to get back to you when you email her? How many people do you have booked for your wedding so far? (This can sometimes affect their response time if you don't have anyone booked yet - they tend to prioritize people using travel agents & people who have a good amount of guests booked in their room block already.)
In regards to the vendors with the Tiffany chairs - there is a post in this thread about a vendor who can provide them, but they only speak spanish. I know they can be pricey at the resort but depending on the number of guests you have, you can usually get them to lower the price by a few dollars. Also just something to think about - getting them from an outside vendor can be a bit of a pain since the resort is then NOT responsible if anything happens and they don't get there on time, etc., and its just an added thing you will have to deal with on your wedding day.
The ballroom is gorgeous, thats where we had our reception and it was perfect!
You should be able to get confirmations on things as you go, and they will re-confirm everything with you about a month or so before your actual wedding. Just keep in mind that they do concentrate more on the brides whose weddings are closer since they have around 6-10 weddings a week and there are only 2 wedding coordinators.
Also, about the cakes - their cakes are very simple but they're done really nicely and are delicious. If you bring your own decorations, they will do a fantastic job decorating the cake for you, also. Their bakeries in the Dominican aren't like ours here in the States when it comes to luxury wedding cakes. The demand just really isn't there for what we're used to having as options. But like I said, theyre very pretty and soo good! I sent Jenny (who was my WC) a picture of a pretty simple cake (by US standards) and she said we could have them make a FAKE cake that looked like that for $350 and then pass out sheet cake for the guests, lol! Obviously, we didn't do that! And we were very happy with our cake from the resort!