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#2571 dcheer14

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:33 AM

Going off of what everyone else has asked about music. Did anyone book the DJ and have him play mostly country music? We are having a really small group like 20 people. We all love country music, and it would probably make sense to do the music myself but I really don't have anyone to MC or keep the music going or change it if necessary.



#2572 shaeshae18

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    Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:13 PM

    Originally Posted by DeeP10 

    Wrote all your questions down. Meeting with the FAMOUS lady later today. Lol I feel like I'm meeting the damn President. Hahaha


    It's JUST as important! If not more! lol


    -S

    #2573 cmingalone

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      Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

      I was going to email Mayte asking about the bridal dressing room, but I bet there are others on here wanting to know details too! I heard that it'll up for use starting in September?? Maybe ask if there's an extra fee or anything like that involved? Kind of goes along with KnC2014's question about how early brides are allowed to arrive. Thanks for asking! :)

      When I was there last month she told me construction would begin in sept for the bridal room and be ready by holidays or before. Hope this helps:)

      #2574 JoWil JoWil

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        Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:45 PM

        Has anyone been able to schedule a welcome dinner and/or reception for your guests at the resort even though you are having the wedding off-site? If so, who at the resort made all the arrangements? Did you have to pay a fee?

        #2575 AR-DreamWedding

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          Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:06 PM

          Originally Posted by mairelys 

          He charges $350. We're trying to decide what to do because I feel like it's steep for a 10-minute symbolic ceremony. 
          But not sure I want a friend to do it.. hard to decide!

          We had Pastor York do ours and the ceremony is closer to a half hour. He is amazing and definitely worth it. Everyone of our 70 guest raved about him when the ceremony was done. Hope this helps.



          #2576 AR-DreamWedding

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            Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:10 PM

            Originally Posted by ksaeuong 

            Do you know what else the $1500 includes? I'm just a bit confused if it also includes the decor?

            The $1500 includes all your decorations for the ceremony and the reception. However, if you have additional d©cor (i.e. flowers, fans, unique center pieces, etc) that you would like then bump it up to $2000 just to cover your bases. Trust me when I tell you that it is worth every cent! Matye does a phenomenal job.  



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              Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:18 PM

              Originally Posted by dcheer14 

              I have been going over the budget with my family, and was wondering if anyone knows the reason why AMEX is the only card that can be used without limit? My parents personally do not fill comfortable bringing 10,000 in cash with them and neither have an AMEX card. Did any one wire more funds after their initial deposit was confirmed? I am just trying to figure out what options we have. Thanks a bunch!

              We carried over $10,000 cash with us and split it between my parents (as you cannot travel with more than $5000 per person) the rest was paid on AMEX. However, another option that we could've done was just get an AMEX with a significant limit and pay the entire bill on it, then come home and pay it off right away. My dad ended up getting an AMEX just for this occasion and it was fine. He used it, paid it off when he got home and cut it up lol The only thing that you cannot use the AMEX for is the outside vendors that Mayte has to pay upfront (i.e. DJ, MC, fire dancers, florist, etc) and you should not need more than $5000 for that. We had 70 guests and the money that was required in cash did not exceed $5000...  unless of course you are going to be using tons and tons and tons of fresh flowers.



              #2578 AR-DreamWedding

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                Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:22 PM

                Originally Posted by dcheer14 

                Hi everyone, so I am in the early planning stages of my wedding, July 13th, 2014. Mayte has been great about getting back to me any time I send an email, and told me she was going to have quite a bit of availability coming up and would be able to respond to emails quicker than usual. This is great, but I really just feel like I have nothing to ask her at this stage. What kinds of questions did you all ask early on? I sent a a document with a few ideas for bouquets, colors, and cakes and she said she would get some quotes for me but that is about all we have talked about. Sooooo can you all give me some insight on what kinds of questions you all had for her? I feel like I am missing some key info.

                If you want I can email you the organizer I created for the wedding... Mayte said it was the most helpful and organized spread sheet that she had ever seen. It will definitely get you started. And whenever you have a question, there is space for you to write it at the bottom so that you can keep track of things you will want to ask later. Once you have filled out all the info you can then just send one big email to Mayte with all of your questions. Let me know if you want me to send it to you. 



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                  Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:38 PM

                  Hey beautiful brides, I thought I would post the review I wrote for the photographer that we used for our wedding (Renaud from Photo Souvenir):

                   

                  Let me start by saying I am beyond grateful for every moment that was shared with Renaud, as it is because of him that I will forever be able to look back at our wedding and re-live each moment time and time again!

                   

                  My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Renaud for our July 15th, 2013 wedding at The Jellyfish. He is not only humbling to work with but managed to seamlessly catch every significant moment, and then some. After speaking with him, when we arrived in Punta Cana, I knew immediately that we had made the right choice. Renaud is very personable and attentive. He began with taking shots of myself and my bridesmaids getting ready, at our hotel (The Majestic Colonial) where he worked amongst a bunch of excited and overemotional women… that alone is a feat in itself J From there he met us at The Jellyfish where he caught our most meaningful moments: the touching first look with my father, our breath-taking ceremony, and our wonderful reception.  He missed nothing ! He was hardly seen yet he caught everything. When the time came for directions to be given (i.e. large group shot, pictures with the bridal party, etc) Renaud was able to guide all 70 of our guests and our bridal party together to capture striking shots.

                   

                  The following day we did a Trash the Dress session and I can tell you that I have NEVER felt so beautiful! It was a wonderful bonding experience for my husband and I (and yes my dress is just fine J). Renaud was delightful to spend time with and did a brilliant job with our pictures.

                   

                  If there is anything that I can leave you with let it be this:

                  Your pictures are all you have once the moment has passed and more than anything else you want someone who feels the way your do about your day, to capture every little detail; Though Renaud’s lenses I can see that he understood all of our overwhelming emotions because  there is not a picture that I would trade for all the money in the world.

                   

                  Thank you Photo Souvenir.

                  Thank you Renaud for being the wonderful you that you are.

                   

                  Wishing all of you happy couples many years of endless love.

                  On our wedding day :)          

                   

                   

                  Sorry I  couldn't add more photos... the program said I exceed the limit :(

                   



                  #2580 shaeshae18

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                    Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:46 AM

                    Originally Posted by AR-DreamWedding 

                    If you want I can email you the organizer I created for the wedding... Mayte said it was the most helpful and organized spread sheet that she had ever seen. It will definitely get you started. And whenever you have a question, there is space for you to write it at the bottom so that you can keep track of things you will want to ask later. Once you have filled out all the info you can then just send one big email to Mayte with all of your questions. Let me know if you want me to send it to you. 


                    Send it to me please! xkittix@gmail.com


                    -S




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