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#51 NeveWhite

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    Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:22 PM

    How was your wedding?  Did you love Gabi rest??  Can you share pictures, and any other information. :)



    #52 lesee

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      Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:39 AM

      we haven't left yet. We leave next thursday. I'll let you know!

       

      quite honestly - we were only charged 16% tax. I'm paying for the balance today actually. I think having the reception at Gabi is more expensive as a whole anyhow as, and correct me if I'm wrong, generally only the people who are staying at the reserve are able to go there.



      #53 dania

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        Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:24 AM

         

        I'm leaving next Wenesday, I'm getting married April 16th in 9 daysI'm freaking out now!

        Diana is also giving me my final invoice today.  But yes, I also going over budjet I cannot believe how high those taxes are!!

         

         

         

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        #54 lesee

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          Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:51 AM

          Dania! Are you excited? We leave on the 14th and are getting married on the 18th. Where is your reception?

           

          Have you had any issues with Diana? We've had some slow return emails in the last few months which has been really frustrating...just wondering what your thoughts were.

           



          #55 NeveWhite

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            Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:04 PM

            We met Diana on our site visit, and I must say, I'm shocked to hear she's not on her game with returning emails.  I think she's so busy concentrating on the wedding for that day, or the coming days, it's hard for her to keep up with everyone.  I have no doubt she will pull off a close to flawless wedding.  Did you guys work with Lauren out of Florida?  Did you get group room rates?  We are still waiting to get them for Feb. 2012.  This is why i'm so nervous about giving them anymore money without knowing what it would cost our guests.  I want to give them as much time as possible to save and plan.  I'll feel better once we get everything figured out....hopefully soon. :) Good luck on your wedding's, it's going to be amazing!!! Please share pictures. :)



            #56 lesee

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              Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:13 AM

              HI Neve

               

              I'm glad to hear you feel Diana is on her A-game- that's a little relieving. It's been a little suspect. At the beginning of planning process we actually had another WC and she never returned an email once - we waited 2 weeks....SO...yeah...didn't start off well so I guess we're just extra sensitive to that. We got group rates through our travel agent who did most of the leg work for our guests. everyone had to be paid up for the trip by mid feb. Personally, I wouldn't give them a dime until you have most of your guests confirmed. It might be a different situation for you as it was for us. We only got engaged in December and put our deposit down in Feb to hold the wedding date. I only just paid for the difference yesterday.  Because you've been planning for a year down the road - they may expect payment a little sooner or periodic deposits to keep your spot - the invoice I received actually had 3 different deposit areas. In the paperwork I received when we started the planning process(keeping in mind this is 2011 prices), it mentioned that everything had to be paid up 30 days before the wedding. Clearly they are not that strict on that rule for the 2011 weddings. I've spoken with a bride over facebook several times who got married at PPR in August and she had amazing time, she said everything was great and the WC came through so I've decided not to worry and just go with it. 

              Since you've already been to the resort, what are your thoughts on the resort itself - we've never been and chose it based on photos and reviews.

              I will definitely post pictures - we are getting so excited and very much looking forward to being there.



              #57 dania

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                Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:20 PM

                Hi girls,

                 

                Today I am very happy..everything is now finally falling now into place!!! YEAH

                 

                I had a very stressful week dealing with everything from my travel agent to dealing with family and the resort but at least, I have been in comunication these last 2 days with Diana and we are both on te same page.  Don't get me wrong, I do really like Diana. She is a great manager and alway returned my emails on time but I guess they have been really busy attending other weddings and I just got nervous since my wedding is now in 8 days.

                 

                Lesse,

                My ceremony is at Nao beach, cocktail party at the plaza and reception at Apollo ballroom on April 16. we stay at the resort for about 10 days...What about you?

                 

                wedding website

                 

                 



                #58 NeveWhite

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                  Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:01 AM

                  The resort is absolutely beautiful, and they do a great job keeping it that way.  It really does look like the pictures. I can't wait to hear about your weddings, best wishes!! 



                  #59 kmhg

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                    Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:04 AM

                    Hi there,

                    I just got back from our wedding at PPR (4-2-11). It was stunning and everyone was beyond helpful. I need to write my reivew of our wedding and the photographer we used. Diana was very helpful and very busy. Jennifer was my coordinator and she was divine! So happy/helpful/calm and wonderful. I can't say enough great things about the staff and the resort and our wedding day.

                    If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. I know the feeling of not being in control bc you depend solely on emails to correspond with the Romance Team there, but they do this day in and day out and have everything under control. Once you are there it seemingly falls into place. And, if you change plans along the way they seemed to be very receptive to that. I was supposed to do welcome bags, and at the last minute decided not to, and we then put all the favors at the reception tables - Jennifer took that in stride and didn't hesitate to do it for me.

                    Again, if anyone has any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them.

                    Best,

                    KGB



                    #60 kmhg

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                      Posted 19 April 2011 - 06:37 AM

                       Hi again,

                      I've put up my long review in the "proper" location as Tammy removed it from this forum the other day.

                       

                      You can find it here: http://www.bestdesti...ve/reviews/4443

                       

                      Hope it helps reduce a little stress. Have a wonderful time in the DR!!

                       

                      best,

                      kgb






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