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I just wired the down payment for my wedding in October 2011 at the PPC.  I am working with Lauren.  After months of planning - I finally chose PPC.  I spoke to Lauren the first time - this week.  I have yet to get a "congratulations", "thanks for choosing Paradisus"...NADA!!  Lauren seems to be very emotionless and not the most helpful.  I am starting to second guess.  Lauren works out of Miami, FL.  Does anyone else work with Lauren?  I have to be honest - I'm nervous.  Ugh!!!!!!!!!!! 

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Seriously, I sent a long email 2 days ago to the Paradisus team and I havenâ€t heard back from them. I am fuming right now! I sent a reminder to them today just asking them to reply to my email.

I canâ€t changed resort now since I already sent my STD ;(


 

Originally Posted by smilo View Post

Seriously? We are trying to plan a July 2011 wedding there too and I just sent Noelia this huge email...guess I won't be hearing back from her!  I keep hearing horror stories about weddings at this place and am wondering if we should look else where?  Any past PPR brides.....help?



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PJKirbs I have worked with Lauren for my April 2011 wedding at PPR.  She has been very responsive.  Yes, I do agree with you that she is not very excited but she has answered all of my questions in a timely fashion.  Lauren usually responds within two days.  I have also been able to reach her by phone.  I think it took a few days after sending my payment for me to receive a confirmation.  In the beginning, I was hoping they had not stole my money.  That was a little nerve racking. 

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Hi Sparkle! Its good to find someone who also worked with Lauren.  I haven't had trouble reaching her by phone this week, but i was hoping she would be much nicer.  I guess i'm asking for too much, huh?  LOL!  Good thing is...WE are getting married at PPC, girl!  The resort i FAB! April is right around the corner, so i know you are getting excited.  If you don't mind sharing - what wedding package did you choose?  I'm going with the Chill out Chic.  Have you worked with a travel agent during this process?  Any info you can lend would be great. 

 

Hope to hear back from you soon and congrats on your engagement and upcoming nuptials!!  :-)

 

Originally Posted by Sparkle2011 View Post

PJKirbs I have worked with Lauren for my April 2011 wedding at PPR.  She has been very responsive.  Yes, I do agree with you that she is not very excited but she has answered all of my questions in a timely fashion.  Lauren usually responds within two days.  I have also been able to reach her by phone.  I think it took a few days after sending my payment for me to receive a confirmation.  In the beginning, I was hoping they had not stole my money.  That was a little nerve racking. 



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I worked with Lauren to set up my wedding (happening next May)... it is a very emotionless contract.. when i visited miami around that time, i was able to meet with her and signed all the documents...  thats when i saw more emotions! 

 

I will say she was always on point with her emails... I would send her all of these questions and she would reply within two days with all the questions answered! 

 

I am excited for my planning call early next year! =)

 

But you should be fine! Have fun planning! 
 

Originally Posted by PJKirbs View Post

I just wired the down payment for my wedding in October 2011 at the PPC.  I am working with Lauren.  After months of planning - I finally chose PPC.  I spoke to Lauren the first time - this week.  I have yet to get a "congratulations", "thanks for choosing Paradisus"...NADA!!  Lauren seems to be very emotionless and not the most helpful.  I am starting to second guess.  Lauren works out of Miami, FL.  Does anyone else work with Lauren?  I have to be honest - I'm nervous.  Ugh!!!!!!!!!!! 



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I believe that I will be using the Chill Out Chic package, but I am requesting all white linens.  Lauren said I can change to white linens for no additional charge because they have those at the resort and it does not cost the resort any additional costs. 

 

With regards to travel, I am using a travel agent.  She organized the group rates for our guests and all guests using the group rate contact her to book.  It is sooo great not to have to deal with with that.  The only think to be mindful of when getting a group rate is that you have to guarantee 10 rooms and you have to put a deposit down for each room.  We asked our wedding party and close family if they wanted to book early using the group rate and we reserved 10 rooms for them.  We did it this way so we did not have to wait to get the 10% back at a later date whenever people booked their rooms.  I am not sure if that makes sense....  Let me know if you have any more questions, you can send me a message.

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Hi Sparkle - I tried PM'ing you twice and i kept getting error messages.  I don't know what's going on.  I too am doing the Chill out Chic theme, but switching to white linens. What i think i may do to add color is to get chair bows in a color of my choice. It only cost $3 per chair.  How many people are attending your wedding?  My guest list is at 50 people, but that doesn't mean 50 people will actually come! msnwink.gif

 

I am currently weighing my options between two different travel agencies. One being via this website, but i'm not sure which one i'll choose yet.  I plan to make my decision this week.  I need to send out save the dates before the month is out. 

 

Anyhoo, any other details you can lend about your planning process?  Are you having a DJ, welcome dinner, photographer?  What have you been able to find?  If you feel better sending  a PM to answer these questions, that is perfectly fine.  I would love to share ideas since we seem to be on a similar path.  I am trying not to stress while making plans, but its so hard.  I'm trying to find the best way to make my money go far, but still literally have a "Chill out Chic" wedding.

 

I hope to hear back from you soon. 

 

TGALLO - Thanks for your post as well and i hope all goes well with your planning call with Lauren! 
 

Originally Posted by Sparkle2011 View Post

I believe that I will be using the Chill Out Chic package, but I am requesting all white linens.  Lauren said I can change to white linens for no additional charge because they have those at the resort and it does not cost the resort any additional costs. 

 

With regards to travel, I am using a travel agent.  She organized the group rates for our guests and all guests using the group rate contact her to book.  It is sooo great not to have to deal with with that.  The only think to be mindful of when getting a group rate is that you have to guarantee 10 rooms and you have to put a deposit down for each room.  We asked our wedding party and close family if they wanted to book early using the group rate and we reserved 10 rooms for them.  We did it this way so we did not have to wait to get the 10% back at a later date whenever people booked their rooms.  I am not sure if that makes sense....  Let me know if you have any more questions, you can send me a message.





Originally Posted by tgallo View Post

I worked with Lauren to set up my wedding (happening next May)... it is a very emotionless contract.. when i visited miami around that time, i was able to meet with her and signed all the documents...  thats when i saw more emotions! 

 

I will say she was always on point with her emails... I would send her all of these questions and she would reply within two days with all the questions answered! 

 

I am excited for my planning call early next year! =)

 

But you should be fine! Have fun planning! 
 


 

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LOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!! My wedding WAS July 9, 2011.

 

I'm having it at the Majestic Elegance now.... TRUST ME..> SWWWWWWWWWWWWWITCH BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

 

I said SCREW my $500 deposit I put down to save myself from the misery!!!!

 

PM ME IF YOU NEED MORE INFO!!!

 

Natalie

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It may be a beautiful place... but there is Nothing beautiful about the people that help you along the way... except for Noelia--- and now that she is gone.... NO SENSE!!

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