Originally Posted by kimberlyraem4
Just Booked My Date at the JF!!! May 8th 2014- Just so excited. Satying at the BBPD- but after 3 months of no response from the Wedding Coordinator I decided to look else where... And I found this amazing place! talk about love at first sight Hoping Katya Nova is going to be there taking pictures??? Hint hint For all who have gotten married there already can I get some do's and don'ts? Maybe some I would haves or it was a waste of my time/money to....?????? I really want to shave some $$$ off, but dont know where to start
Congrats on locking in the date - that's the hardest part, hehe!!
I'm so happy to tell you we're still available for your Big Day on May 8th and would be honoured to document your love!
I'll send you a PM with details in a minute.
As for 'saving money' DO'S & DON'TS off the top of my head...
- don't bother paying extra for making the restaurant 'private'. if customers do come to have dinner, they are all directed upstairs. you won't see or hear them. as for the lower level, as long as you don't get married on a sunday, there won't be enough people on the beach to make you uncomfortable. if any onlookers do trickle in, Rob & I (or hopefully one of your guests) is really good at asking them to leave or back away, especially during the ceremony. i think this is a really big money-saver.
- the basic dinner option is really awesome. once you get to the restaurant for your tasting, ask Mayte for ways to save and still have abundance of awesomeness, she's really good with that.
- don't bother with fresh flowers if you want to save, they are really expensive in DR because everything is imported. Mayte is amazing at creating stunning centrepieces without fresh flowers.
Honestly, when Rob & I got married at Jellyfish a little over a year ago, we were surprised how reasonable everything was. We didn't cut corners anywhere really and the wedding was the same cost than it would've been at the resort... except SO much better!
Have you seen this? http://www.katyanova...-dreams-review/ (hope it will be helpful!)
Hugs from sunny Punta Cana!