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#2101 MrsShoreytobe

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    Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:21 PM

    Hey ladies! I've read through quite a few of the posts but don't see a potential 2014 price idea in here yet (it's late and i could be missing something lol).

     

    We are considering staying at the melia caribe, and having the wedding itself etc at the Jellyfish.

     

    I am wondering if one of you with current pricing could email me (PM me for my email?) the info about pricing.

     

    I'm wondering what we'd be looking at in terms of having

    - 40-50 people

    - bringing our OWN photographers (although we may reconsider if you all believe the jellyfish people know what they are doing lol)

    - hours that we can party for:) I've seen 1am listed here? THAT'S WHAT I LIKE TO HEAR!

     

    - also, what about transportation to jellyfish on wedding day, how does that work for guests etc?

     

    Any detailed ideas on this stuff would be so much appreciated. I am finding this resort search etc is full of unknowns and hidden fees, so any concrete ideas of what we'd be looking at for overall cost here would be much appreciated!



    #2102 blueskadoobob

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      Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:36 AM

      Originally Posted by MrsShoreytobe 

      Hey ladies! I've read through quite a few of the posts but don't see a potential 2014 price idea in here yet (it's late and i could be missing something lol).

       

      We are considering staying at the melia caribe, and having the wedding itself etc at the Jellyfish.

       

      I am wondering if one of you with current pricing could email me (PM me for my email?) the info about pricing.

       

      I'm wondering what we'd be looking at in terms of having

      - 40-50 people

      - bringing our OWN photographers (although we may reconsider if you all believe the jellyfish people know what they are doing lol)

      - hours that we can party for:) I've seen 1am listed here? THAT'S WHAT I LIKE TO HEAR!

       

      - also, what about transportation to jellyfish on wedding day, how does that work for guests etc?

       

      Any detailed ideas on this stuff would be so much appreciated. I am finding this resort search etc is full of unknowns and hidden fees, so any concrete ideas of what we'd be looking at for overall cost here would be much appreciated!

       

      I'm happy to send you the pricelists. I have 2013. send me your email. :)

       

      As for the other questions: There are actually quite a few photographers in Punta Cana -- around 7-10 depending on the season. Prices range from 1500 - 3500 for a 6-8 hour day. video tends to be about 500 - 1000 more. I guess you just have to look at the portfolios and see what inspires you. I know my SO and I had a clear favorite (Katya Nova).

       

      One of the biggest selling points of jellyfish for us is that the party ends when you say it does. 11pm. 1am, 5am. it's all the same. :)

      Jellyfish also provides transportation for a fee that seems reasonable. They can coordinate several pick-ups and drop offs too.

       

      I'm with you on the resorts. I just find it to be completely and utterly confusing, misleading, and riddled with added fees. I'm finding not only is there fine print, but they don't even show it to you upfront, so it's hard to figure out the whole picture. Soo Annoying!! But goodluck!



      #2103 KatyaNova

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        Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

        Originally Posted by Skilla37 

        I received an email from Mayte saying my date was locked.. but as she is extremely busy that she will provide a quote as soon as she can. Does anyone know if I need to send the deposit now to actually have my date locked 100%, or if I am OK to wait to send my deposit until I get a quote? I just want to make sure my date is for sure locked since I'll be sending out save the dates soon.

        Hi gorgeous!! 

         

        The new requirement to hold the date is $500. As soon as everything is confirmed, Mayte will send out bank info for a transfer. Until then, you can trust her to have you penciled in! For the remainder of the payment, it's best to bring cash, as you'll save a considerable amount in tax. 

         

        HUGS FROM PUNTA CANA, 

         

        Katya.



        #2104 Slaughter2be

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        Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

        Hello fellow brides I was wondering what other good resorts are near Jellyfish????

        #2105 jandl2013

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        Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:06 PM

        Originally Posted by blueskadoobob 

        That is simply phenomenal news! I am so happy for you! :) I guess when it rains, it pours. I sent along the 2013 pricelist I have. 

        Most definitely!!  Thanks blue.  I received the pricelist from you and her so yes it is pouring hard, but i'm grateful!



        #2106 Smithk79

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          Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:42 AM

          We loved majestic elegance :-) But there are many good resorts...and not so good. I think it depends on what you and your group are looking for. Dreams is another one we like a lot.

          #2107 MissyBee

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            Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:44 AM

            Our wedding is one week away! Getting very excited. We leave on Wednesday :) Hope the weather cooperates!
             



            #2108 MrsShoreytobe

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              Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:11 AM

              Originally Posted by Smithk79 

              We loved majestic elegance :-) But there are many good resorts...and not so good. I think it depends on what you and your group are looking for. Dreams is another one we like a lot.

              thats great to hear!

               

              smith did you plan your wedding and reception at jellyfish or wedding at majestic?

               

              What did you like about majestic? How did your guests like it? Do you mind me asking what rates you got for people (e.g. under 1500 for travel and accomodations etc)?



              #2109 MissyBee

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                Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

                Also, can any past brides let me know what they tipped please? If you do not feel comfortable posting here, please PM me. Thank you!



                #2110 KatyaNova

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                  Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

                  Originally Posted by Slaughter2be 

                  Hello fellow brides I was wondering what other good resorts are near Jellyfish?

                  Hi gorgeous! 

                   

                   

                  * Dreams - I would wholeheartedly recommend either of the resorts (our wedding week was at the Palm Beach one), but Punta Cana is also fantastic (and larger, so you wouldn't have to worry about it filling up as quickly as Palm Beach might). I'd say, they are generally the best value for $. 

                  * Paradisus - Palma Real is walking distance to Jellyfish, quite pricey. Paradisus Punta Cana is about 25 minutes away, is a good option. That was our other wedding choice and I blogged about it HERE {getting freaky with their outside vendor fee; $1000 but there are ways to reduce it}

                  * Now Larimar is a good one (and also very close to Jellyfish). It's nice and small, like Dreams Palm Beach. 

                  * Barcelo Palace Deluxe is another good option (huge property; can be hit & miss with food & service), inflexible with any changes. 

                  * Palladium is another good one. Very close to Jellyfish. 

                  * Bahia Principe - 4 resorts in one, so enormous; about 25 minute drive from Jellyfish. 

                  * We loooove Hard Rock, but a bit too big, about 25 minute drive to Jellyfish). 

                  * Majestic is our least favourite (we hear most overall complaints from brides about this one, but some have had a great experience there). 

                  * Melia - right next to Jellyfish, great value for $. The resort is huge, but really nice. The grounds are gorgeous! Very much recommend - we've done a few Melia/Jellyfish weddings and it's always super seamless! The guests can actually walk right over. 

                   

                  Hope this helps! Let me know if there are any specific questions about any of these, we've been there many times 

                   

                  Hugs from Punta Cana, 


                  Katya. 
                   






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