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My ridiculously long review of Excellence Punta Cana w/ Pics

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#21 Ana


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Posted 17 December 2009 - 01:54 PM

your wedding looked amazing!! congrats hun

#22 8phoenix8

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    Posted 17 December 2009 - 03:51 PM

    Congrats to you! You and I had the polar opposite of weddings! I'm happy that everything went well for you. We really enjoyed our time at Excellence. G/L in your new life :)

    #23 Boston Bride 2009

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      Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:38 PM


      Did your wedding go well? I was nervous when you said polar opposite...


      #24 staceysbride

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        Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:17 PM

        BB- I had messages from Ana for a while, but now it's mainly Lisbeth. The photos I have of cakes and what not aren't even from the planners at Punta Cana, and are instead from Riveria Maya. I don't think Lisbeth understands my questions 100% and I'm worried she'll be my planner and I'll get down there and everything will be you know whatted up!
        You and Benny make a BEAUTIFUL couple. I am sure everyone has said this, but you can really see the love you have for one another in your photos.

        8phoneix- polar opposite? Did everything go okay? Did something bad happen?

        #25 Helen_S81

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          Posted 18 December 2009 - 09:23 AM

          Great review that I'm sure will help future brides! Congratulations on your beautiful wedding!

          #26 Boston Bride 2009

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            Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:22 PM


            I can send you whatever you need. Let me know.


            #27 nbulldog19

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              Posted 20 December 2009 - 03:01 PM


              Thanks so much for you review, I am sooo excited for my own wedding, but a little concerned cuz they keep switching my wedding coordinator. First it was ana then mercy now back to ana and lisbeth. It sounds like they are all amazing so I am not too worried. A couple questions-who were your outside vendors? I am pretty much going with whatever the resort is provding except Pastor York (thanks by the way for telling me about him) and DJ Mannia. Did you give DJ Mannia a playlist or just let him do his magic? and how long did he play for? I know me and you were aggravated cuz you cant really have the wedding go longer than 10pm at the pool. But after reading your review and seeing some pictures, I love having the reception at the pool. I still have alot of questions that I hope you dont mind me asking. I will flood you with more later :). Thanks again! Your wedding looked amazing.


              #28 mlabbe

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                Posted 20 December 2009 - 05:03 PM

                Everything looked great, congrats!

                #29 Boston Bride 2009

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                  Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:56 AM

                  Our outside vendors were the photographer, the videographer and Rick York. DJ Mannia is actually a hotel vendor. When we first asked about the DJ they gave us someone else and then closer to our date this is who they sent us. I wrote a lot about DJ Mannia on the thread someone else started as a review. Carlos was the last person we met with and we were over sitting in meetings so we literally spent 10 minutes with him. We gave a CD of music for entrance, dance, cake, last dance. We told him we wanted top 40, a little hip hop, some house, meregue and salsa. We told a few artists and that was it. He did the rest.

                  It did stink that we had to end at 10 but it was so hot and we were drenched that everyone showered and met at the Disco at 11 and danced until 1 there. We had about 2 hours of dancing at the reception because we asked them to move through dinner quickly.

                  Happy to answer other questions


                  #30 staceysbride

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                    Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:28 AM

                    Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa to everyone! I know it's late- but better late than never, right?? lol

                    BB- if you could send me all the files you have, it would help. I'm getting lost in the shuffle I think. They've switched up my coordinator on me a couple of times now, so I don't know who I'll get. Also, if I could ask, how much did DJ Mania set you back? When I went to the website link that was in the review, it listed the company in Mexico I think. I wasn't sure if I misread it, if they travel, or if it was another company. We're considering a DJ but aren't sure if the budget and guest list really need/warrant it.

                    I can not wait! I am SO excited!!


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