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#6941 kad1010

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    Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:16 AM

    I have a recent email from Ana saying that the fee is $55. I asked if I could bring in Fernando Fuentes for hair and makeup and while she said I could, she really tried to push the spa on me.  I thought that vendors had to be on the DRC approved vendors list, which is why we can’t pick our own djs or use those decorating companies anymore?

    Originally Posted by ssapper View Post

    I'd also love to know what the outside vendor fee is and if anyone has had problems with DRC and outside vendors. We have an outside photographer and while i was able to get permission to use her in writing from Ana im nervous im going to have problems once we're actually there!!! Thanks girls!



     



    #6942 latinive

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      Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:22 AM

      Hey ladies.  For those of you who are starting to plan your weddings,  the resort has a list of approved vendors that they recently updated.  I am getting married on October 28 and they only have two approved Djs.  One is their resort DJ and the other  is visual sound, I think.  Unfortunately they both charge the same prices because that what the resort requires them to do.  In the beginning they allowed some outside vendors but they were cut off.  I'm not sure what things will be like for next year but as far as a photographer, the way to get by with that is by paying for them as guests to your wedding.  I have been limited to use their DJ and their photographer.  I am a little worried about the DJ as they have been mixed reviews  but seems to be getting better and their photographer, well I have requested Anel.  She seems to be awesome at what she does.  Good luck and happy planning.



      #6943 LindseyM

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        Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:44 AM

        Kad,

         

        You should consider the spa.  I saw it in person and it's AMAZING!  I cannot wait to spend my wedding morning there wit my bridesmaids doing hair, make up, massages, enjoying the outdoor areas.  It's gorgeous!
         

        Originally Posted by kad1010 

        I have a recent email from Ana saying that the fee is $55. I asked if I could bring in Fernando Fuentes for hair and makeup and while she said I could, she really tried to push the spa on me.  I thought that vendors had to be on the DRC approved vendors list, which is why we can’t pick our own djs or use those decorating companies anymore?



         



         



        #6944 cbandemer

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          Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:51 AM


          Do you have a list of prices for the spa?? I was torn between paying for them to get their hair done and makeup instead of buying their dresses. Wanted to see what the price difference would be.
           

          Originally Posted by LindseyM 

          Kad,

           

          You should consider the spa.  I saw it in person and it's AMAZING!  I cannot wait to spend my wedding morning there wit my bridesmaids doing hair, make up, massages, enjoying the outdoor areas.  It's gorgeous!
           



           



           



          #6945 kad1010

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            Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:54 AM


            I have the same problem. I want to pay for the girls' hair & makeup since they are paying to come to my wedding and their dresses, I feel like it's the least I can do. But Fernando quoted me about $150 per girl and I have 5, plus our moms and myself. So I would love to see the spa prices. I know a lot of the brides on here have been very happy with the spa so I am still debating.

             

            Originally Posted by cbandemer View Post


            Do you have a list of prices for the spa?? I was torn between paying for them to get their hair done and makeup instead of buying their dresses. Wanted to see what the price difference would be.
             



             



             



            #6946 LindseyM

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              Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:10 AM

              I priced someone coming in and the spa and realized they were about the same price, given I'd have to pay for a day pass.  I believe it came to $172 a girl for hair and make up.  Our BM dresses were $205, so I'm doing the hair and make up.  I just checked in past emails and I can't find where I found those prices.  I just wanted to pay for my bridesmaids spa day anyway so that's why I did that I guess.  If I find the price list, I will let you know!
               

              Originally Posted by cbandemer 


              Do you have a list of prices for the spa?? I was torn between paying for them to get their hair done and makeup instead of buying their dresses. Wanted to see what the price difference would be.
               



               



               



              #6947 sweetmelissaann

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                Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:21 AM


                Hi there!
                We are arriving on Wednesday, April 18 and staying through Saturday, April 28th.

                My travel agent is working with the resort, so I have not had contact directly with anyone from the resort yet.

                We currently booked the Gazebo for our ceremony. Because we are having a big reception back home, we are not going all out with a cocktail hour or reception.
                We are not expecing many people (maybe 20ish) so we figure we will just hang out at one of the bars after the ceremony and then just dinner afterward at one of the resturants.

                 

                I look forward to planning with you!

                What do you have completed so far? What are your arrangements?
                 

                Originally Posted by Ariane1126 


                Awesome!!! what time? where ru guys doing your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception? i just confirmed all my stuff with Georgina today! She responds really quickly which i hear is a rarity! Who's your WC? How many days ru guys staying? lol sorry for all the questions!



                 



                 



                #6948 Ariane1126

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                  Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:50 PM

                  Were having our ceremony at North beach at 5, cocktail hour at 6:30 at North jacuzzi and reception at 7:30 on the pool deck. Were trying to keep it low key. were not adding on anything to the package. Were doing the Dreams of Love and having Anel one of the resort photographers do our pics. Well i take that back i may add some lighting. Im not sure yet, maybe we will see a wedding fri night or sat, i want to spy and see if i need to add it lol

                   

                   

                  We are arriving on Wednesday, April 18 and staying through Saturday, April 28Th

                  My travel agent is working with the resort, so I have not had contact directly with anyone from the resort yet.

                  We currently booked the Gazebo for our ceremony. Because we are having a big reception back home, we are not going all out with a cocktail hour or reception.
                  We are not expecing many people (maybe 20ish) so we figure we will just hang out at one of the bars after the ceremony and then just dinner afterward at one of the resturants.

                   

                  I look forward to planning with you!

                  What do you have completed so far? What are your arrangements?
                   



                   



                   



                  #6949 dimplesandsuga

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                    Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:58 AM

                    Hi Ladies

                     

                    If you would like the PDF for the fireworks, and have not recieved an email from me as of yet, please email me, I didn't expect so many to be interested but this is AWESOME!  I didn't overlook you on purpose, its just hard to keep everything organized on here.  COURUD7346@GMAIL.COM

                     

                    Thank you! 



                    #6950 chula201

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                      Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:18 AM

                      ladies, I have been in contact with the the fireworks company that dimplesandsuga was talking about and was kind of enough of email some of us with the PDF.  The least expensive one is $410.00 for 10 seconds of display.  I also inquired about a wedding package but she told me that what ever is listed on their price list is what they offer.  So i told her no thank you.  $410 for 10 seconds? Is she kidding me..... good luck to those who do hire this company, I will enjoy your pictures. lol






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