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#3511 Nursejazz

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  • Wedding Date:July 26, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Dreams La Romana
  • LocationLa Romana, DR

Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

@Mandiesue I sent my save the dates out last June with a brochure that had all of the travel info for La Romana and I made a wedding website with all the travel info. I didnt use a travel agent I did everything myself so it was cheaper for my guests. They booked directly through the resort, the rates I got with a group code were 228 per night for 2 ppl in the room and 164 per night for one person in the room for the Premium Garden Deluxe. I dont remember what the regular rates were. I madr everyone book early because when you book throught the resort you only pay a deposit of one nights stay and 14 days before you leave the rest of the money id due. Having them book early helped me get stuff done like the group code work on the free rooms etc. Dont worry about airfare it wont be up until about 8 months and some of my people still havent got it. I had them all download the free app hipmunk which sends you airfare alerts to your phone when the price drops.

#3512 Mandiesue

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  • Wedding Date:April 1, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Dreams La Romana
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:20 AM

What are you ladies doing about photos? I chose the ultimate package and it includes 50 photos and a video of the ceremony. I thought that would be enough, but it seems like a lot of brides buy the packages from tropical studios or hire another photographer and that can get very pricey.

 

My sister-in-law to be is a photographer so I lucked out that she is doing our wedding photos for free... I am struggling with the entertainment.. what is everyone doing for after dinner. We got the middle wedding package and so there is nothing for after dinner. We thought about just grabbing everyone and heading to the bar but ... we are unsure if its appropriate. We are only having 20 people at the the wedding and its mostly family.



#3513 Nursejazz

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  • Wedding Date:July 26, 2014
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:31 AM

@neliruz I contracted out HDC photography for the wedding and got a package with them. Tropical Studios did not get good reviews and their pics are quite expensive, so I decided to outsource another company. Only downfall is I am paying an extra 150 for him to come to the resort because of the "outside vendor" fee. @Mandiesue I hired DJ Mannia so after dinner we will be able to have the ballroom and dance as entertainment. He has gotten really good reviews and I think he will be worth the money. We negotiated with him and got a good price for the lighted dance floor.

#3514 FutureMrsGrabs

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  • Wedding Date:August 1, 2015
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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:54 PM

I'm getting married July 4 next year! Was having a bit of issues with family and friends trying to take over my planning :( best advice I got here from a future bride! Just pick what you and your fiancé like it's your wedding lol let's have fun planning!!!!


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Thank you!!



#3515 Ariana2015

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    Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:05 PM

    Hey guys! So I spoke to a travel agent who have me a "group rate". She quoted me at about $305 per room of 2 ppl, or $365 per couple a night including transfers, which I found pretty expensive.

    Last time I spoke to Shirley was May 15th. I've emailed her 3 times since then, and today I called her and left her a voicemail. I'm hoping that she can give me a better rate.

    I'm feeling hopeless.


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    #3516 Nursejazz

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    Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:26 PM

    @Ariana2015 the rate I was given was 228 for 2 ppl in a room in the lowest room class, so that is really expensive. In the beginning Shirley was slow about emailing me back because she was getting my info together, so I am not sure if that is what is going on with her now. I can say dont go through a travel agent go directly through the resort its cheaper and you get more benefits, like free rooms and upgrades.

    #3517 Ariana2015

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      Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:30 PM

      @Nursejazz at first I thought $228 was pretty expensive but if I'm getting a rate of $305, i think that's ridiculous. I'm definitely going to wait on Shirley & crossing my fingers she gives me a better rate. Hopefully something closer to the low $200's instead of the $300's.


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      #3518 Mandiesue

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      Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:00 AM

      This rate that you guys are referencing.. is it just hotel only? 



      #3519 Nursejazz

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      Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:14 AM

      Yes

      #3520 neliruz

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      Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:07 AM

      @Nursejazz Thanks so much for the info. I went to the HDC website and their photos look really pretty. I would love to see some of your photos if you dont mind. I'm sure they'll do a great job.

      @Mandiesue I am doing something similar to nursejazz. I am using a dj for entertainment. I was going to go with the resort's DJ, but I'm not sure I'm so confident about him. Maybe I'll have a family member DJ - not sure. I am looking forward to nursejazz's reviews.






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