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#81 dolfinluck

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    Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:25 PM

    FYI for any one else planning their wedding on Sat, arriving on Wed is ok. Tiara confirmed so I can finally book the rooms!
    Also putting URGENT in the subject of the email helps when you really need something important answered fast, first email no response, waited a week and put URGENT in the title and got a response in 24 hours

    #82 Sunandsand

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      Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:52 PM

      Hey Amygirl, I have the menu and will email to you.
      My date is early July. I am waiting before I actually book because a few TAs have told me prices will drop a bit. I will probably book in October.
      A rep at Flight Centre said I should be good to book as late as January so that gives my guests some time. They have DLR on their roster too. So it looks like I have some choices. (I think).
      I am also looking to find a TA that does deals for groups (every 10th person free, etc.) Fingers are crossed.

      Next I wanna look for a photog. I'm not too keen on the resort photographer so I may hire the people from Photo Souvenir in Punta Cana. They have said it will cost an extra $200 to drive to DLR but it is worth it because their photos are great.

      #83 amygirl1169

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        Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:49 PM

        I received it, thanks so much!

        Our special 'deal' was every 12th person goes free so, so far FI and I are going free!

        Have you seen any samples of the resort photog's work? I'm really hoping some of our photog friends/family can make it to the wedding and will be able to be our photographer...
        If we have another group booking of 12 people, I may try to use our bonus trip to pay for photographer to come with us.

        I wish there were more DLR brides out there that could give us some advice on the place!!

        #84 KPEG

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          Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:18 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Sunandsand
          Hey Ladies,
          This thread was so helpful. I'm looking into Dreams La Romana through Sunwing too.
          Just a heads up. I was at the Bridal Show this weekend and a "snooty" Destination wedding planner told me she thinks Sunwing may go under within the next year and that they always drop groups.
          Not sure if the company's in trouble or if she was just trying to get my business because her prices for the same hotel were WAY more than I saw on Travelocity.
          I actually emailed her the next day to see if she could match the price and this is what she wrote back:

          "We are not going to be able to price match with online companies as we specialize in service.
          We are wedding planners and online is just a machine. "

          I thought that was hillarious. PM me if you want to know the company. (Not sure if I can post it, although I still have the email.

          Signature also has Dreams La Romana on their roster so I'm doing some research.

          Right now the price from Toronto (incl. tax) is $1267.
          I'm trying to see if I can get a discount if we do a group.

          Please let me know if you've found it for less.

          Thanks

          P.S. I have already heard from Tiara about the prices so hopefully she's getting better at responding. AND the photos all look great.
          That's a pretty good price from TO! I've also been looking for prices from TO for some guests.

          #85 KPEG

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            Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:26 AM

            Hey girls, I was going to email Tiara soon but in case anyone knows...

            Do you know how far in advance Tiara needs to know concrete numbers of guests for dinner and the ceremony etc? I told her about 16 preliminary but it's looking like it might be more! I also want to give my guests an RSVP date so that I can pass that number onto Tiara.

            Dolphinluck: You mentioned finally being able to book your rooms now. Do you mean we choose our rooms or book them with Tiara? Or are you just talking about booking the vacation packages (travel and hotel)?

            Thanks again all!

            #86 dolfinluck

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              Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:14 AM

              Quote:
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              Dolphinluck: You mentioned finally being able to book your rooms now. Do you mean we choose our rooms or book them with Tiara? Or are you just talking about booking the vacation packages (travel and hotel)?
              I meant book the travel package, well just hotel for right now, waiting for the airfare to drop some more. I spoke to my TA yesterday and she said she will go over ppl room locations request with me when we get closer, so i would contact your TA not Tiara for that.

              #87 nicole8

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                Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:29 AM

                well that makes me nervous about maybe sunwing going down. But who is she to say that they might go down in the next year?

                #88 Sunandsand

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                  Posted 16 September 2009 - 10:24 AM

                  Hey Amygirl,
                  These are photos from another bride using the resort photog.
                  pro wedding pics pictures from parties photos on webshots

                  I want to use photosouvenir from Punta Cana. Punta Cana Destination wedding photography. He said he will charge an extra $200 to come to DLR but his photos are worth it I think.

                  Plus, as a gift to my guests, I might set up a photo for each family / couple with the photog. If they all come at the same time, it won't take long and they'll get a beautiful gift that they'll actually keep. Also, I might have to do the TTD session the morning of the wedding because I can't have him come 2 days in a row and pay $200 on each day. A little less convenient but the photos are great.

                  Nicole, I'm hoping the whole Sunwing threat from the snarky TA was just her trying to justify why she couldn't match any prices I got online.

                  #89 dolfinluck

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                    Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:49 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Sunandsand
                    Hey Amygirl,
                    These are photos from another bride using the resort photog.
                    pro wedding pics pictures from parties photos on webshots

                    I want to use photosouvenir from Punta Cana. Punta Cana Destination wedding photography. He said he will charge an extra $200 to come to DLR but his photos are worth it I think.

                    Plus, as a gift to my guests, I might set up a photo for each family / couple with the photog. If they all come at the same time, it won't take long and they'll get a beautiful gift that they'll actually keep. Also, I might have to do the TTD session the morning of the wedding because I can't have him come 2 days in a row and pay $200 on each day. A little less convenient but the photos are great.

                    Nicole, I'm hoping the whole Sunwing threat from the snarky TA was just her trying to justify why she couldn't match any prices I got online.
                    You might want to check out some local photographers by you, I am flying down two local photographers and getting full day cover plus TTD. It might be cheaper in the end, it was for me.

                    #90 Sunandsand

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                      Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:04 PM

                      Are you paying for flights and then extra for the sessions?




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