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#11381 Eyeball17

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    Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:55 AM

    I finally heard back from Lorena today to finalize details, so I am less stressed!  We leave on Wednesday so I will definitley see you there. See you soon :)



    #11382 elsa s

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      Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

      Originally Posted by kerrimaxwell 

      Sooo... I have been posting for the last probably 2 months that we could not get in touch with anyone about our July 21st wedding since the departure of Evangelina. Even our travel agent contacted her resort rep who contacted other people at the resort and still nothing. Then, at 3 months to the day we got an email of a wedding packet (most of which we already had) and it assigned us our planner Georgina. 

         Great I thought! Finally! Well.. no such luck. Our confirmation has the time off and also a charge for the Seaside Grill which is not on our original confirmation, So I sent Georgina an email... nothing. My fiance emailed her... nothing. We both have emailed the DJ... nothing. I emailed the spa... nothing. We are 10 weeks out and we have nothing, literally nothing, but the trip booked and times and locations (which are not 100% right).

       I quickly realized that the packet email we got was received 3 months to the very date of our wedding and it is probably something automatically generated. We started emailing beginning of April and have heard nothing ever again. In fact I have not hear anything since we left our deposit. 

         I am now going to begin calling and I am so out of mind angry at this resort it is not even funny. I haven't even gotten there yet and I don't think I could recommend this place to anyone due to the horrible horrible horrible planning. I am a second time bride. Honestly, I am not obsessed or emailing them over paper lanterns or cake flowers... I know that stuff can be worked out there. But my reception time being wrong..? Charges I didnt know about? A DJ that is not answering? Hair/Makeup appts I cant get made? I have truly had it. It is ruining this whole experience for me.

      I had the same problem with seaside but i printed all my emails and gave it to Lorena and refused to pay anything additional since I booked it over a year ago and she didn't charge me but they are now charging everyone for seaside girll... just show her your emails 



      #11383 LindseyM

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        Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:14 AM

        Originally Posted by Judany 

        I haven't been on here in a while but my wedding is next Saturday! So Excited we leave next Thursday.  Gina has been my wedding planner and although she takes some time to get back to me everything has been good.  I'm not too worried as she said we can figure out all the details when I arrive.  There is another bride that has the wedding on the same day Eyeball 17...I'll see you there.  BTW I changed my ceremony time to 4pm vs. 5pm so no one will be rushing, and I'll be at the salon at 10AM.  None of my bridesmaids will be getting their hair or makeup done at the Spa so it'll just be me.  My mother will be there at 12pm to get her hair and make up done.

         

        Anyway I'm pretty laid back and this process has been great vs trying to do an at home wedding.  This forum has helped me with a lot of decisions of my wedding and I want to thank all the past brides who have posted their experience.  I will post a review when I return, I will be there for 10 days so I may see a few more brides.

        Have a fabulous time, fellow NJ bride!!!  You will love every second of it!  Congratulations!



        #11384 LindseyM

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          Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:17 AM

          Originally Posted by kerrimaxwell View Post

          Sooo... I have been posting for the last probably 2 months that we could not get in touch with anyone about our July 21st wedding since the departure of Evangelina. Even our travel agent contacted her resort rep who contacted other people at the resort and still nothing. Then, at 3 months to the day we got an email of a wedding packet (most of which we already had) and it assigned us our planner Georgina. 

             Great I thought! Finally! Well.. no such luck. Our confirmation has the time off and also a charge for the Seaside Grill which is not on our original confirmation, So I sent Georgina an email... nothing. My fiance emailed her... nothing. We both have emailed the DJ... nothing. I emailed the spa... nothing. We are 10 weeks out and we have nothing, literally nothing, but the trip booked and times and locations (which are not 100% right).

           I quickly realized that the packet email we got was received 3 months to the very date of our wedding and it is probably something automatically generated. We started emailing beginning of April and have heard nothing ever again. In fact I have not hear anything since we left our deposit. 

             I am now going to begin calling and I am so out of mind angry at this resort it is not even funny. I haven't even gotten there yet and I don't think I could recommend this place to anyone due to the horrible horrible horrible planning. I am a second time bride. Honestly, I am not obsessed or emailing them over paper lanterns or cake flowers... I know that stuff can be worked out there. But my reception time being wrong..? Charges I didnt know about? A DJ that is not answering? Hair/Makeup appts I cant get made? I have truly had it. It is ruining this whole experience for me.

          I'm really sorry to hear that!!  We had such a great time there almost a year before you.  I know many brides have probably reassured you that it will be fine once you get there, you can dispute charges and usually they try to compensate.  I suggest calling the resort.  It's a pricy call but worth it because someone always answers the phone.  Try not to worry!  Once you are there you feel like royalty!



          #11385 Dominique 161

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            Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:50 AM

            Hello Ladies!

             

            When did you get your slideshow and how long did your photo book take?



            #11386 EmmaW

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            Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:45 AM

            Hi, 

             

            I have booked my wedding for March 2014 just waiting for confirmation of a date and location, 

            if I get there and decide I prefer the beach to the gazebo can I change my mind? I want to most private located out of the two? also were is best for the cocktail hour and reception, I was thinking of having the reception on the beach, with the dance floor etc? anyone got any tips for picking these? 

             

            Thanks :)



            #11387 Savs1027

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              Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

              Originally Posted by EmmaW 

              Hi, 

               

              I have booked my wedding for March 2014 just waiting for confirmation of a date and location, 

              if I get there and decide I prefer the beach to the gazebo can I change my mind? I want to most private located out of the two? also were is best for the cocktail hour and reception, I was thinking of having the reception on the beach, with the dance floor etc? anyone got any tips for picking these? 

               

              Thanks :)

              It depends on if it's booked or not. Sometimes they can do multiple weddings a day so it could be booked on your day - especially in March. When we were there in December there were 3 weddings going on at the same time and there were 2 more earlier in the day. So, it all depends on what other brides there are that day. 

               

              The south beach is the most private for the ceremony. The gazebo isn't private but honestly, I didn't notice at all. The beach isn't private either, but it's the most private out of the locations. People can still walk down the beach in front of and behind your set up and be in pictures. 

               

              We had our reception on the pool deck and if you have enough people, I think this is the best option!



              #11388 Savs1027

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                Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

                Hey ladies! 
                 
                Do y'all remember my wedding video from StoryMix? Well the company is giving away a $300 credit to use on any of their services on my blog!
                Here is the link to the blog post where you can enter:
                http://www.savanahsmiles.com/2013/05/calling-all-brides.html 
                It's really easy! 
                 
                Here is the link to our StoryMix Trailer if you want to see it:
                 
                They have a special destination wedding theme or you can pick one of there others. I was really pleased with StoryMix because we got all 10 days on camera, not just the few hours of the wedding. Our real video is an hour long and we got to pick which footage we wanted.
                You can see our full hour long video here: 
                It's the very first video  on the page - http://www.storymixmedia.com/weddings/gallery.php?k=savanah-john-ryan
                 
                Hope you all will enter :)  


                #11389 loripanori

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                  Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

                  Hi everyone,  We had Santiago as our photographer for our wedding on April 18.  He was fantastic!  I don't have our slideshow yet, but I think you should be able to see our photos using this link:  

                   

                  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152798401285142.1073741826.646940141&type=1&l=7be7db9bd9

                   

                  Just thought I'd share them in case it helps anyone at all!  I know I looked at Savannah's album about 100 times as I was planning our wedding.



                  #11390 JamesP

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                    Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

                    Nice post!A recent ruling in Brazil is once again bringing the political theater of concept of matrimony to the front - and conservatives in the South American country are up in arms. BBC News reports that a notary in Sao Paulo has recognized a civil union between three people - two ladies and one male. According to Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues, the group of three has lived together long enough to warrant family rights, and Brazilian regulation has nothing that prohibits such an arrangement. A personal finance can help you pay the fees at your wedding.
                     






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