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#431 knacarato

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    Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:09 AM

    CJ- Paradisus Palma Real. I didn't see it on your map but it might be cut off. That is a great resource to have. Sounds like you've been busy!

     

    So my WC e-mailed me with an invoice for 298.00 which was a complete shock because we are doing the complimentary wedding package. The invoice was for our cake and bridal bouquet choice which are explicitly stated to be complimentary. I chose a tropical bridal bouquet from their website (as the wording states the complimentary bouquets are tropical) but she says its "upgraded" so its 200.00. GRRRR. I am so mad. I love that bouquet. I e-mailed her and explained my reasoning. Hopefully she'll give it to me as it was on their website.  :( 

     

    In the meantime I have created a wedding website to post all our pics/plans/etc on. Its www.mywedding.com/georgeandkaitlin   if anyone is interested. The WEDPASS is 1023. 



    #432 BrideMichele

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      Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:32 AM

      Yes, thank GAWD we are on the home stretch! I have been planning this wedding for the last 15 months so it is hard to believe it is right around the corner.

       

      I just booked my dress fitting with a local Bridal dress designer and seamstress. The alteration hours at the wedding salon where I bought my dress were crazy (Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm). My sister-in-law who is tying my corset and doing the bussle lives an hour away and I hate to ask her to take a day off work to come learn how to tie the corset and bussle the back. Anyway, the local dress designer will work with me pretty much anytime I need - which is a God send.

       

      I also found Spanish Dictionary at Chapters (in Waterloo) for $1. Yes, you read that right! It is regularly $20 but I guess they are blowing them out. So i bought one book for each couple as a wedding favor! Yipppee!



      #433 Bride Loving CJ

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        Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:28 AM

        Hey there!! We're right next door to each other. On this map it has my resort (nh-Real Arena) right above the Paridisa Palma Real! We're neighbors! And when is your date? Maybe we'll run into each other! I get there on the 6th and leave the 13th. How exciting!

         

        So sorry to hear about your invoice.

         

        I'll take a look at your website! Mine is

        CJ- Paradisus Palma Real. I didn't see it on your map but it might be cut off. That is a great resource to have. Sounds like you've been busy!

         

        So my WC e-mailed me with an invoice for 298.00 which was a complete shock because we are doing the complimentary wedding package. The invoice was for our cake and bridal bouquet choice which are explicitly stated to be complimentary. I chose a tropical bridal bouquet from their website (as the wording states the complimentary bouquets are tropical) but she says its "upgraded" so its 200.00. GRRRR. I am so mad. I love that bouquet. I e-mailed her and explained my reasoning. Hopefully she'll give it to me as it was on their website.  :( 

         

        In the meantime I have created a wedding website to post all our pics/plans/etc on. Its www.mywedding.com/georgeandkaitlin   if anyone is interested. The WEDPASS is 1023. 



        The home stretch indeed!

         

        The "tying the corset" delima I still have not figured out. My BFF tied it when we were in the salon but my mom is the one helping me get dressed so maybe my BFF can pre-tie it before we leave or something. I don't think my mom will "get it" and she may get frustrated.

         

        Wow, I would love to find a deal on Spanish dictionaries! I can't find any anywhere! Congrats on that!

         

        Originally Posted by BrideMichele 

        Yes, thank GAWD we are on the home stretch! I have been planning this wedding for the last 15 months so it is hard to believe it is right around the corner.

         

        I just booked my dress fitting with a local Bridal dress designer and seamstress. The alteration hours at the wedding salon where I bought my dress were crazy (Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm). My sister-in-law who is tying my corset and doing the bussle lives an hour away and I hate to ask her to take a day off work to come learn how to tie the corset and bussle the back. Anyway, the local dress designer will work with me pretty much anytime I need - which is a God send.

         

        I also found Spanish Dictionary at Chapters (in Waterloo) for $1. Yes, you read that right! It is regularly $20 but I guess they are blowing them out. So i bought one book for each couple as a wedding favor! Yipppee!





        #434 knacarato

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          Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:10 AM

          Oh! I didn't see it. Too bad our trips won't overlap. I get there the 23rd and leave the 30th. :(  I really like your planning site. It is beautiful and lively. You truly put a lot of work into it. I enjoyed reading the "Tidbit" section- I didn't know any of that about the starfish. 

           

          My SHOES came in today! They are perfect- 

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          #435 Cindy*

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            Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:36 AM

            knacarato - those are my exact travel dates too.  Though my wedding is in Los Cabos.



            #436 Bride Loving CJ

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              Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:13 AM

              Here's the map!! See, we are right next to each other...makes me sad that our trips don't overlap :-( But I know your wedding will be beautiful and I'll leave some happiness there in spirit to pass on to your nupials!

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              Oh, and your shoes are beautiful!!!!



              #437 BrideMichele

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                Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:28 AM

                A thought that just crossed my mind and I thought I would share.

                 

                I read a forum post a few months ago that a bride's hair was really dirty/oily when she went to the resort spa for her wedding updo (thinking the salon was going to wash it before they started the updo). They don't wash your hair before hand!

                 

                So note to self: Make sure your hair is clean - preferably from the day before as slightly dirty hair is easier to style (or so my hairdresser told me).

                 

                Hope this info helps.



                #438 knacarato

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                  Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:21 PM

                  Thanks CJ.

                   

                  Well POOP! The WC said that the resort considers the complimentary tropical bouquet to be National Flowers of the country. Any other arrangement, tropical or not, is extra. She sent me a picture of what it would look like and it is disgusting. Its basically carnations, yellow sunflowers, and some strange orange flower. I don't see how carnations and sunflowers are the national flowers (especially since Kansas is the sunflower state )  The other thing that perturbs me is that they make the bouquet based off of what flowers grow seasonally so I wouldn't know what it would look like until I get there. So its either pay 203.00 for the bouquet I want or suffer with the free 'mystery' bouquet. Is anyone bringing their own bouquet with them? I've heard some brides using real touch flowers. I'm on a budget but I don't want to regret my flower choice. 

                   

                  Very Unhappy.



                  #439 Bride Loving CJ

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                    Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:19 PM

                    Again, sorry to hear about your dileama.

                     

                    I havent even thought much about flowers. I've actually been putting it off because I know that's the one part of this that is going to make my head hurt. However, I really want to get a corsage for my mom and aunt and a boutineer fro my dad and brother. But I just looked at a real touch site and it basically said theres a waiting list and you need to order 6 months out.

                     

                    I have NO IDEA what I am going to do about flowers but maybe I'll try to wrap my mind around it next week. I'm too spent to worry about it now.

                     

                    Originally Posted by knacarato 

                     

                    Well POOP! The WC said that the resort considers the complimentary tropical bouquet to be National Flowers of the country. Any other arrangement, tropical or not, is extra. She sent me a picture of what it would look like and it is disgusting. Its basically carnations, yellow sunflowers, and some strange orange flower. I don't see how carnations and sunflowers are the national flowers (especially since Kansas is the sunflower state )  The other thing that perturbs me is that they make the bouquet based off of what flowers grow seasonally so I wouldn't know what it would look like until I get there. So its either pay 203.00 for the bouquet I want or suffer with the free 'mystery' bouquet. Is anyone bringing their own bouquet with them? I've heard some brides using real touch flowers. I'm on a budget but I don't want to regret my flower choice. 

                     

                    Very Unhappy.





                    #440 hat0112

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                      Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:59 AM


                      Well I think that if you really don't like the free bouquet you should try and get on you like. Can you look into finding your own florist instead of going through the resort? Maybe it will be cheaper for you if your resort allows you to use outside vendors.
                       

                      Originally Posted by knacarato 

                      Thanks CJ.

                       

                      Well POOP! The WC said that the resort considers the complimentary tropical bouquet to be National Flowers of the country. Any other arrangement, tropical or not, is extra. She sent me a picture of what it would look like and it is disgusting. Its basically carnations, yellow sunflowers, and some strange orange flower. I don't see how carnations and sunflowers are the national flowers (especially since Kansas is the sunflower state

                      Again, sorry to hear about your dileama.

                       

                      I havent even thought much about flowers. I've actually been putting it off because I know that's the one part of this that is going to make my head hurt. However, I really want to get a corsage for my mom and aunt and a boutineer fro my dad and brother. But I just looked at a real touch site and it basically said theres a waiting list and you need to order 6 months out.

                       

                      I have NO IDEA what I am going to do about flowers but maybe I'll try to wrap my mind around it next week. I'm too spent to worry about it now.
                       



                      Ok, at first when it took a week to a month for my WC to respond, I had no problem with it, but I thought it would get better the closer the wedding got. I now leave for Aruba in 60 days and it still takes from a week to a month for a response. I am getting annoyed. Honestly I had a better response time in the beginning of the planning when it was 7-10 months out.  I want to try and get the wedding plans finalized and get the prices and costs nailed down soon and I can't do that if my WC doesn't respond to me. I was suppose to get an event list with all the things we already discussed over 2 months ago and the few times I have talked to the WC he keeps saying I'll get it by next week.


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