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#101 astef

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    Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:26 AM

    I haven't really researched that aspect... personally I find hotel photography to not be the greatest, but I haven't looked into the Melia. When I booked, they did send me an email and I thought their prices were pretty steep. I'm bringing my own photographer and got a good deal from him....

     

    Sorry I can't help with that!!

     

    Our trips will probably overlap! :) Can't wait!!


    Alex & Michael, April 23rd 2012

    Jellyfish Restaurant, Punta Cana

    Melia Caribe Tropical Resort


    #102 capecodder

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      Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:47 PM

      Danid...I'm getting married there April 17!!

       

      I have been to the resort before and loved it!  Several of friends have gotten married there and loved it too.  That is one the reasons why and picked Melia.  The scenery is amazing and the food was really good too.  The resort is very large and lots of restaurants to chose from.  The beach was great.  Can't say enough good things about it.

       

      For the photography, one of our friends is a photographer, so he is coming down with us.

       

      Hope this helps!!



      #103 Danid

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        Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:59 AM

        I have done a little research for the photographer on site and I was pleased with the photos!  I was considering looking for an off site photographer, until I realized that there was an addition $1000 US to bring one onsite....they call it a copyright fee.  That is just crazy! 

         

        Our trips will more then likely overlap...we'll have to have a look out for each others groups! 

         

        Danid



        #104 capecodder

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          Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:54 PM

          $1000 is crazy!!  Because he is staying the whole week with and is going to be a guest, luckily we won't have to pay that fee.  Thank heavens!!

           

          We're there from the 15th to the 22nd.  So we will definetly see you there!!

           

          How is the rest of your planning going??



          #105 astef

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            Posted 02 July 2011 - 06:01 AM

            I'm arriving on the 21st! If I see you, you'll be able to give me up to date tips :D

             

            I am having a really hard time making an important decision right now - I have been dealing with three different travel agents to get a good deal... now all three have matched each other at $1362/person. So now I don't know who to go with!!

             

            One is SellOffVacations, one is Flight Centre and one has her own small company. They've all been helpful and are offering the same deal.

             

            If I provide 10 deposits right away, Flight Center can hold 20 seats at the same rate, while SellOff and the other girl can hold 40, and that's much better for me to get my invitations out. So I think that drops Flight Center.

             

            The girl with her own company has been really helpful but I worry about booking with a small company vs SellOff ... I feel like if anything goes wrong, there's more accountability with SellOff... what do you guys think???


            Alex & Michael, April 23rd 2012

            Jellyfish Restaurant, Punta Cana

            Melia Caribe Tropical Resort


            #106 capecodder

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              Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:13 PM

              Astef,

               

              I replied to your post under April 2012 Melia Brides



              #107 Danid

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                Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:32 AM

                I thought the same regarding the $1000 US fee for the photographer.  The planning is going good, not a whole lot to do when your doing a destination wedding which is great!   I've been going through photos that the resort photographer have posted on facebook looking a flower arrangement to see if I can see anything that interests me.......and to be honest the flowers are fantastic!  I don't think that there is anything that you can't get.  I've sent a message to the onsite photographer as well looking for information regarding video packages and haven't heard anything.  Are you doing a video?  If so, do you have any information from the resort regarding that?  Also, I'm still waiting for my travel agent to get name of a wedding planner at the resort so I can start that process and speak with someone.  Have you gotten that far yet? 

                 

                Dani



                #108 capecodder

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                  Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:15 PM

                  Yes, that part of a destination wedding is great!!  No, we aren't doing a video.  At least I don't think so...We haven't really talked about that yet so that could change.  So I don't have any information on that.  The flowers are amazing!  I do have a WC, Heinicy (I think that is how you spell it).  We have exchanged a couple of emails but she is slow to respond.  I just have to remember that they save very email you send so they know what you want.  I forwarded my WC a picture of what I want, mostly tropical flowers in pinks and oranges. 

                   

                  Have you sent your deposit yet?  They usually assign a WC after that.

                   

                  Did you pick a package yet?  We are going with the Tropical package.  Wedding in garden gazebo and reception at the Italian restaurant.

                   

                  One of more question..lol!!  Did you pick a dress yet?

                   

                  Jenn



                  #109 supacrazi

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                    Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

                    Hi ladies -

                    Does anyone have a wedding coordinator email?  Thanks!



                    #110 didi28

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                      Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

                      Hi supacrazi when r u getting married? Here's an email to their wedding coordinators asistente.bodas.melia.caribe@meliacaribetropical.com




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