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Originally Posted by Rski View Post

 

I emailed Mayte asking about prices/menus/services and about availability of two dates in August 2013. This is the first sentence in the reply email.

 

" First, I´m so glad you think in us for this important day, I know how important and perfect has to be a wedding day and for that, the most important is a date, because I´m already full for next year and I would love you have the perfect day for your wedding ."

 

But at the end of the message it says let me know your date.

 

Is this an automatic/ copy-paste message? or are they actually booked every day for 2013 already?

 

Rski,

 

I got a very similar email when I inquired about a March 2014 date. Although I was a little more lucky because she responded with the specific dates that were indeed available that I then chose from. (only 2 Saturdays left that month... crazy!) If she didn't specifically say that they were not available, I would assume they are and reply with your preference. I'm sure she will correct the error if you reserve a date she doesn't have.

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So...

 

Email #1: Mayte responds with the dates that she has available in March 14. We chose 1 of the 2 Saturdays left, and I let her know that we planned for a short trip to the DR to see the place for ourselves. Mayte tells me not to worry about a deposit until we can see that we are happy with the choice and her.

 

Email #2: Our short trip to the DR has been delayed for a few months, so I let Mayte know and ask her again if she needs a deposit to save our date as we really don't want to lose it! Her response is " If you want to put a deposit, feel free to send whatever you want, because we don´t have any quote yet, but at the beat the requests are coming every day, will be perfect idea, so you have the deposit and the date completly yours."

 

I've read from the other posts that most people put 10% down, but we don't have an official quote yet. But "send whatever you want?" I've read from other posts that people put anywhere from $300-$500 down. But it also seems that most people don't actually know the real cost until a few days before the event!

 

So any tips about putting down a deposit, how much you sent, etc. would be really appreciated! It feels so odd just sending money somewhere without anything official.

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@RSKI - I'm not sure if that's an automatic message or not...but if it's helpful, I have booked 8/10/13.  I hope your dates are still open!

 

Happy planning!

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Is anyone doing or has anyone done a late night buffet? My fiance and I are not really big on sweets and we thought it would be important to have munchies to help soak up some of the booze everyone will be drinking. I think I read someone did a fajita bar? Has anyone given any thoughts to this?

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by MrsBklovn View Post

 

Thanks MissyBee! Do you have their 2013 price list? I tried emailing them but haven't heard back yet. My email address is fcelesti7@gmail.com if you have it!

 

Mimiq, is it because the transaction is foreign? I have an american express but I wonder why there is a limit.

I'm not sure... I think they have just run into trouble before when they have tried to charge more than $1000 to either visa or mc.  Also remember to tell you CC company that you'll be out of the country!

 

 

Originally Posted by zogalak View Post

 

Is anyone doing or has anyone done a late night buffet? My fiance and I are not really big on sweets and we thought it would be important to have munchies to help soak up some of the booze everyone will be drinking. I think I read someone did a fajita bar? Has anyone given any thoughts to this?

 

Thanks!

We did a late night buffet of nacho chips, guacamole, and fajitas and it was great!  There was lots of food during the day, but people still found room for it.  I think it was only about $4 or $5 per person - so glad we did it!  Other people have done mac and cheese or various things.  As always with the JF, just ask and Mayte will make it happen!

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Originally Posted by april4884 View Post

 

Thanks!

I was really worried about my meeting with Mayte since she wasn't responding to my email to set it up and honestly, it wasn't scheduled till right before we left.  She had another wedding that night but we were escorted upstairs and she came and met us.  Although we hung out drinking and eating free stuff :-) it was pretty quick and painless.   

 

I struggled greatly with the music too.  I thought doing it myself would help the budget and we didn't really view it as a DJ-type reception.  Plus, being crazy, it was nice to know all the music that was going to be played.  After researching the topic, I discovered the style of music in the DR is more of a spanish speaking Soca and Merengue and less Calypso/Steel Drums.  For us, we decided to make it what ever made us happy. With the music I already had on my computer it only ended up being about $70 and I asked my mother for an iTunes gift card for my shower so it didn't cost us anything.  We just used an ipod and had another one loaded up as a backup.  Keep in mind two that it helps to number the playlists so they are in order for the person controlling it.  Also, there are settings you can set in iTunes to help adjust all the songs to the same sound level as well as do fade-ins.  Here's two websites that helped me:

http://blog.gethitchedweddings.com/2011/11/how-to-have-successful-ipod-wedding.html?m=1

http://weddingrepublic.com/blog/diy-wedding-building-your-own-wedding-reception-playlist/

 

Going into this I had no idea what the vibe of the night would be (people crazy and wanting to dance, just chill, etc.) so I tried to be prepared for everything.  Turns out everything was perfect and I got many compliments on the music.  Sorry the list is so long, hope it helps.

 

01 Procession-

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World:  Israel Kamakawiwoâ€ole  (I just used the What a Wonderful World portion)

02 Recessional:

Ultimate Party:  Krosfyah & Edwin Yearwood

03 Cocktail Hour (1 Hour):

Boo-Boo Man:  University of Akron Steel Drum Band

Caribbean Pirates:  Caribbean Party Music:  Jamaican, Calypso, Steel Drums, and Other

Everybody Loves a Saturday Night:  University of Akron Steel Drum Band

Festival Steel Drums:  Caribbean Party Music:  Jamaican, Calypso, Steel Drums, and Other

In Your Eyes:  Wayne Wonder

Island Song:  Zac Brown Band

Jamaica, Farewell:  University of Akron Steel Drum Band

Jamming:  Bob Marley

Jouvert Barrio:  University of Akron Steel Drum Band

Now or Never:  University of Akron Steel Drum Band

One Love/People Get Ready:  Bob Marley

One Woman Man:  UB40

Outcast    :  University of Akron Steel Drum Band

Rhythm of Love:  Plain White Tâ€s

Rum and Coca-Cola:  Gene Mitchell

Sweet Calypso Woman:  Steel Tropics

Toes:  Zac Brown Band

Want Fi Charge:   Gramps Morgan

Yellowbird:  University of Akron Steel Drum Band

04 Reception Dinner (1.3 Hours):

Where the Boat Leaves From:  Zac Brown Band

Gotta Tell Someone:  UB40

Plenty More:  UB40

Golden Eyes:  Tony Curtis

Loveâ€s Contagious:  Tarrus Riley

Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy:  The Tams

Perfect One:  Sizzla

Loving You Forever:  Roger Robin

Like An Angel:  Maxi Priest

Love Stomach:  Khago

That Girl:  Jah Cure

Nothing:  Jah Cure

Better Together: Jack Johnson

Youâ€re Just Right:  Kashef Lindo

Jah Love:  Iration

Darling Itâ€s You:  Gramps Morgan

Heaven In Your Eyes:  Glen Washington

The Sun and the Wind:  Gene Mitchell

Your Love:  The Dirty Heads

Cabin By the Sea:  The Dirty Heads

Love Stories:  Beres Hammond

05 Reception Party (2.5 Hours):

All Aboard:  Atlantik

I Gotta Feeling:  Black Eyed Peas

Letâ€s Get It Started:  Black Eyed Peas

Marry You:  Bruno Mars

Just the Way You Are:  Bruno Mars

Forever:  Chris Brown

My Love:  Da Bhann

Tu y Yo:  Enrique Iglesias

Sweet Caroline (Reggae Version):  Freddie McGregor

The World is Ours Tonight:  Gloriana

Sweat (A La La La La Long):  Inner Circle

Down :  Jay Sean

Till My Last Day :  Justin Moore

Your Love is My Drug:  Ke$ha

Die Young:  Ke$ha

Guitars and Tiki Bars:  Kenny Chesney

Beer In Mexico:  Kenny Chesney

Pump Me Up:  Krosfyah

Ultimate Party:  Krosfyah

Say Hey (I Love You):  Michael Franti &Spearhead

Love Like This:  Natasha Bedingfield

Tonight is the Night:  Outasight

Raise Your Glass:  Pink

Always On My Mind:  Phantom Planet

Give Me Everything:  Pitbull

Donâ€t Stop the Party:  Pitbull

Gangnam Style: PSY

Umbrella:  Rihanna

We Found Love:  Rihanna

I Am a Bajan:  Rupee

Jump:  Rupee

Blame It (on de music)  Rupee

All Night Til Morninâ€: Statement

Wanna Be (Right Dey):  Statement

Santeria:  Sublime

Donâ€t You Worry Child:  Swedish House Mafia

One of Those Nights:  Tim McGraw

Numb:  Usher

Knee Deep:  Zac Brown Band

06 Reception Backup Mellow  (58 minutes):

You and I:  Ingrid Michaelson

The Way I Am:  Ingrid Michaelson

Marianne:  University of Akron Steel Drum Band

I Got You:  Thompson Square

Sunshine:  Steve Azar

When the Sun Goes Down:  Kenny Chesney

The Life:  Kenny Chesney

Magic:  Kenny Chesney

Lucky:  Jason Mraz

You Make It Real:  James Morrison

I Do:  Colbie Caillat

Angel:  Shaggy

Kokomo:  The Beach Boys

Flip Flop Song:  University of Akron Steel Drum Band

Smile: Uncle Kracker

God Gave Me You:  Blake Shelton

07 Reception Backup Party  (1.1 Hours):

Kings and Queens:  30 Seconds to Mars

Telling the World:  Taio Cruz

Dynamite:  Taio Cruz

Got Your Back:  TI

Live Your Life:  TI

Stuck Like Glue:  Sugarland

Letting Go:  Sean Kington

Sube y Baja:  Los Hermanos Rosario

Mujer Prohibida:  Los Hermanos Rosario

La Duena del Swing:  Los Hermanos Rosario

Esa Muchacha:  Los Hermanos Rosario

Tik Tok:  Ke$ha

No Me Digas Que No:  Enrique Iglesias

One Day at a Time:  Enrique Iglesias

Club Canâ€t Handle Me:  Flo Rida

 

 

 

This list is amazing!! I think I'll spend a night listening to the songs. :) Thanks for posting!

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Can anyone tell me what the facebook page for Jellyfish brides is?

 

Thanks!

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