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#681 JPro

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    Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:17 AM

    Hi Ladies! Congrats on all your wedding plans!

     

    I am new to this forum and I was wondering who I can get in touch with regarding securing a wedding date. Right now we are confirmed at the Grand Palladium, but it is coming out to be too expensive, so we want to change it to the Ocean. I emailed Yinette but haven't heard back yet. I know that they are a little more laid back than we are, so they aren't going to respond right away. I thought I saw there was another coordinator. Does anyone have either's contact info? Also, how long do they typically take to respond. The coordinator at the Palladium usually responds with in 24 hours. 

     

    Thanks ladies!



    #682 alittlerandr

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      Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:54 AM

      Originally Posted by ocean123 

      WOW!! Love it... too funny.. I have the exact same colours as you ! Great taste!! :)  Are those the roses from the resort?   I noticed in your pics you have the light blue bows on the chairs for the reception? Did you have to pay an additional $3.00 for each bow to have them at the reception?... I emailed Yinette about the extra decorations and told her I want the bows for the chairs at the receptions and she told me I had to rent them again, I thought that was weird!!!! I also love your starfish idea for the centrepeices... Did you bring them down with you or just buy them down there?... I assume once I arrive there will be lots more choices, i hope!!! I found the prices the same here to rent :s... One more question - Your reception on the outdoor terrace, what time was that at? Mine starts at 630pm but your looks really light out still which I like.

      Thanks so much! Your pics are beautiful :)

       

       

      Haha, thanks! I was pretty pumped about the colors (the BM dresses were $40 from target.com...can't go wrong with that!) No, the roses were not from the resort. I worked with an outside florist for the roses. (My mom is a florist and really wanted to make my bouquets, so we just got a bunch of long stem roses and she made them.)

       

      We got the basic decoration package that, I believe, included the chair bows, floral arrangement, and fabric for the gazebo-thing on the beach. But, they did move those chairs over to La Brasa, so we definitely got our money's worth!

       

      My mom bought the starfish down there (there is a decent sized outdoor market just next to the resort). It was kind of a last-minute thing but I thought it was pretty cute.

       

      My reception started at 6:30. My wedding was 4-4:30, cocktail hour was 5-6, and the reception was 6:30-10:30. We still had plenty of daylight.

       

      If you have any other questions, please let me know!



      #683 jlb392

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        Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

        thanks for letting us know about this!  I never would have thought of DND signs....I guess I just assumed every hotel would have them.

        Originally Posted by mcathwilde 

        I have found so many great things on etsy.com! I am probably going to do all my bags through them.  I am including door "do not disturb" signs in them. When we were there in Feb we noticed that there weren't any on the doors and the maid would just let herself right in lol.



        #684 alittlerandr

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          Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

          Originally Posted by jlb392 

          thanks for letting us know about this!  I never would have thought of DND signs....I guess I just assumed every hotel would have them.

           

          Another idea - I made DND signs using rack cards from vistaprint.com, and they were free (just had to pay shipping). Then, I used a large hole punch and scissors to make the cuts so they could go over the door handles. I just googled vistaprint free rack cards and had no problem finding them.

           

          Note: Make sure you have a good way to pack them. We just put them right into the bags and some of them got pretty destroyed. Oops! (We handed out most of our bags in the limo/at the airport.)



          #685 jlb392

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            Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:30 AM

            Originally Posted by alittlerandr 

             

            Another idea - I made DND signs using rack cards from vistaprint.com, and they were free (just had to pay shipping). Then, I used a large hole punch and scissors to make the cuts so they could go over the door handles. I just googled vistaprint free rack cards and had no problem finding them.

             

            Note: Make sure you have a good way to pack them. We just put them right into the bags and some of them got pretty destroyed. Oops! (We handed out most of our bags in the limo/at the airport.)

             

            thanks!  I created one in Word, but rack cards would probably be a better idea.



            #686 ocean123

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              Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:46 AM

              Originally Posted by alittlerandr 

               

               

              Haha, thanks! I was pretty pumped about the colors (the BM dresses were $40 from target.com...can't go wrong with that!) No, the roses were not from the resort. I worked with an outside florist for the roses. (My mom is a florist and really wanted to make my bouquets, so we just got a bunch of long stem roses and she made them.)

               

              We got the basic decoration package that, I believe, included the chair bows, floral arrangement, and fabric for the gazebo-thing on the beach. But, they did move those chairs over to La Brasa, so we definitely got our money's worth!

               

              My mom bought the starfish down there (there is a decent sized outdoor market just next to the resort). It was kind of a last-minute thing but I thought it was pretty cute.

               

              My reception started at 6:30. My wedding was 4-4:30, cocktail hour was 5-6, and the reception was 6:30-10:30. We still had plenty of daylight.

               

              If you have any other questions, please let me know!

              Great!!!! - Thanks for all the info!  I was just wondering say I want to rent table clothes, bows etc do I have to let them know before I go? or do I wait until I get there? I just have some friends who were married at the Occidental and she said she was sent everything but didn't pick until she got to the resort and she said it's better to do it down there because then you can negotiate with them. She said The brough down all there own real touch flowers and the wedding planner then gave them all free centrepieces. When you say basic white decoration is that the $300 etc one? I think it is by your pictures.

              Thanks again!



              #687 alittlerandr

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                Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:55 AM

                Originally Posted by ocean123 

                Great!!!! - Thanks for all the info!  I was just wondering say I want to rent table clothes, bows etc do I have to let them know before I go? or do I wait until I get there? I just have some friends who were married at the Occidental and she said she was sent everything but didn't pick until she got to the resort and she said it's better to do it down there because then you can negotiate with them. She said The brough down all there own real touch flowers and the wedding planner then gave them all free centrepieces. When you say basic white decoration is that the $300 etc one? I think it is by your pictures.

                Thanks again!

                I think you can go either way. I left them know I was planning on the basic decoration package, but I decided on colors, etc, once I got down there. And, yes, the basic decoration package is the $300 one.



                #688 JPro

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                  Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:42 AM

                  Hey ladies - 

                   

                  I just moved my wedding to the Oceans from the Palladium. I was wondering if anyone had any input about the resort DJ. I have read a lot on the Palladium website about DJ Mannia, and was wondering if it was worth looking into. The DJ price at Oceans seems kind of steep, so I was wondering if it was worth the extra $$ to go with an outside source if the Oceans aren't that great. I'd love some feedback on what others have heard or what they are doing.

                   

                  Thanks!



                  #689 ocean123

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                    Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

                    Originally Posted by JPro 

                    Hey ladies - 

                     

                    I just moved my wedding to the Oceans from the Palladium. I was wondering if anyone had any input about the resort DJ. I have read a lot on the Palladium website about DJ Mannia, and was wondering if it was worth looking into. The DJ price at Oceans seems kind of steep, so I was wondering if it was worth the extra $$ to go with an outside source if the Oceans aren't that great. I'd love some feedback on what others have heard or what they are doing.

                     

                    Thanks!

                    JPro - I looked into the DJ aswell but then opted not to do it. We are having the 4 hr reception at Las Brisas and just renting the speaks/mic and ipod dock and making our own play list. I know I asked around about this too and most brides said the ipod etc..then again its a personal choice. My friend was married 2 years ago in the DR and used a local DJ company for $200.00 USD... but turns out that person married and moved to Quebec.



                    #690 ocean123

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                      Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

                      Originally Posted by alittlerandr 

                      I think you can go either way. I left them know I was planning on the basic decoration package, but I decided on colors, etc, once I got down there. And, yes, the basic decoration package is the $300 one.

                      Thanks again!






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