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#6061 ssapper

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    Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:25 AM

    Thanks girls!! i guess well just wait it out as suggested. I dont know how im going to make it a whole year without having for sure #s haha. oh well such is life!! this board has been a life saver so far though for sure! thanks again!



    #6062 rtownsend

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      Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:36 AM


      Thanks for this info i've also been trying to book a dj for our wedding at the end of may and veronica the coordinator at the resort is being a pain! she is making me resend all the details of everything, like our names guest list how many rooms, dinner menu ect that we sent last month.. im guessing maybe she deleted the email by accident but this is what she said about DJ Molina.  

       

      "I also wanted to let you know we would like to book DJ Molina for our reception. I've heard very good reviews about him from other brides who've been married at the resort recently. Let me inform you that he did a couple of weddings at the resort in the past, however he is not an authorized proveyor by the Resort, therefore he is not available. We have Dj Visual Sound doing the weddings. 

       

      Who is DJ Visual Sound? anyone know? I'm going to try to get DJ Julian with what you suggested! Any other pointers would be great!

      Originally Posted by SharonMydung 



      Yeah I finally made it to Michaels, so many stuff, it's like a bridal candy store lol.

       

      Anywhoo, DJ Julian is not approved with the resort so you will have to ask the coordinator to us Avi Productions which is DJ Edgar.  Once the coordinator is ok then you can email Avi productions and request DJ Julian to be your DJ.  He is sub contracting through Avi so the coordinator does not know about this.

       

      Here is Avi DJ Edgar's email    

      Edgar.cardosa@avispl.com 

       

      Hope that clarifies it

       



       



       



      #6063 Lindsay in love

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        Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:47 AM

        This totally sucks about Julian Molina not being allowed to DJ! I was so looking forward to that and now I'm afraid I'm not going to have good music...eeek. Two weeks out and no DJ...hopefully some luck comes our way May brides...SUCKS!!!

        #6064 LAURERN1564

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          Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:01 PM

          I hear ya! We leave in 30 days and no CJ now. I really want Julian because he was very receptive to our needs and quick to respond. Sucks!!!



          #6065 SharonMydung

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            Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:19 PM



            I am so pissed.  I think the resort must be following this thread or else how would they know that DJ Julian was sub-contracting through Avi productions.  I was soooo happy that we were able to work out this DJ issue and now this.  I feel like the resort is doing everything in their power to control the whole music part.  I  don't even know what to do at this point, I am sooooo upset.

            Originally Posted by Lindsay in love 

            This totally sucks about Julian Molina not being allowed to DJ! I was so looking forward to that and now I'm afraid I'm not going to have good music...eeek. Two weeks out and no DJ...hopefully some luck comes our way May brides...SUCKS!!!


             



            #6066 SharonMydung

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              Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:20 PM

              First they took away Doremixx and now DJ Julian, what else are they going to do next.



              #6067 TigerLily

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                Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:48 PM

                Ugh...I agree about this whole DJ situation. How frustrating! I really feel for you brides whose weddings are around the corner- I thought having a DW was supposed to be more stress free, but I guess not...I don't understand why the resort is making everything so difficult! My wedding is still about 7 months away so I have some time, but I really wanted to book this and be done with it.

                 

                I guess this is why Ana keeps avoiding my questions and repeatedly sending me Visual Sounds info...



                #6068 TigerLily

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                  Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:50 PM

                  Oh and Sharon, I agree...I'm sure they must be following this thread...



                  #6069 TigerLily

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                    Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:07 PM

                    Hello! My fiance went back and forth with this for a while. We finally decided to just let everyone book on their own- we're not using a TA. We didn't want to do that, but we felt like it would be a huge headache for us (and added stress) if we did room blocks. I contacted several TAs, and all the rates we got were more $$ than online prices. I asked if they would match online prices and most said no, because it was already a special rate.

                     

                    The big thing for us was that we HAD to block a minimum of 10 rooms (at least that's what they told us), which we would have put down a $100 deposit on (so $1000). If we couldn't fill all 10 rooms then we'd lose our deposit for those unfilled rooms. Since we're having a smaller wedding, I didn't want the pressure of making people book through the TA, when they could just book on their own for way cheaper (the package deals were usually cheaper too, air + hotel). Idk, I just pictured us having like 5 rooms booked and then almost "begging" people to book through the agent so we wouldn't lose $.

                     

                    We ended up booking OUR trip right when the air rates came out as packages (about 11 months out) and it ended up being about $800 cheaper than what we were quoted.

                     

                    I will say, there are many benefits to having a TA and blocking rooms (like not having to pay in full right away), but it just didn't work out for us.  Anyway, good luck and congratulations!!

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by ssapper 

                    Hi everyone!! I've been lurking on this board for a few months now, my fiance and I are currently planning a June 2012 wedding at dreams riviera. Right now we are in the process of negotiating a group booking rate and i wanted to know if anyone else went through this route. Currently the group rate we are being quoted is almost double the best rate online. Has anyone else had this problem?!?! I dont see the point in booking as a group if  they wont lower the prices to the current best rate!

                     

                    Thanks for the help everyone!



                     



                    #6070 dimplesandsuga

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                      Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:14 PM

                      I would go with a Travel Agent. I'm working with one and even if they have a special later in the year, nothing would keep you from taking advantage of that as well as one that is happening now, you can negotiate EVERYTHING!!!! I'm May 12, 2012.  Call these folks, this is who I went through, my wedding is SOOOO afforable by going with these guys and they work with Dreams and Karisma in particular.  Ask for Lauren or Peter.  I'm Courtney, they know who I am, you can tell them I sent you if you call them up.

                       

                       

                       
                         
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                      Thanks girls!! i guess well just wait it out as suggested. I dont know how im going to make it a whole year without having for sure #s haha. oh well such is life!! this board has been a life saver so far though for sure! thanks again!



                       






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