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#2321 TheWolferts

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    Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

    Perhaps sprite and blue curacao?

     

     

     

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    Originally Posted by Jillsepher 

    Allie- Where did you get the template for that and did you tell Natalia you were sending a custom Cocotal wedding to her? I love it by the way!



    #2322 chiquita8302

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      Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:33 PM

      Did you bring your own lanterns or do they have them? Valeria mentioned it would be $150 to hang them... we're doing our reception at Tucanes... I'm torn between those (i've always liked that look) and the lights they wrap around the poles... I think it will come down to how much work and how expensive the two options are...

      Thanks!!

      Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

      For our rehearsal dinner at Toucanes, I got them to include the rest of the decor set up in the $150 set up fee for the lanterns. I did the math again on our cost per guest and it was actually almost $6 per guest for all of the events.



      #2323 AllieH

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      Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:35 PM

      mid-July is not necessarily peak season :) which secrets resort?? have you checked out the reviews on trip advisor? 

      Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

      Well we found a groupon actually to a Secrets resort for $1300 per person including flight for mid July, but I am very wary about the deal. I just have to wonder what is wrong with the resort that they would be able to offer such a deal for a 5 night stay during peak wedding season. I just dont want to take the deal and then get down there and they are doing heavy construction or the pool is being worked on LOL.

       

      The problem with Europe is the getting there. The flights are outrageous!

       


       

      Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

      Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

      El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

      AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


      #2324 amanda50388

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        Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:25 PM

        Nikki-

        My travel agent sent a couple to secrets silver sands before and they got bed bugs and their staff did nothing about it to move them and they had to stay in there room, they ended up sleeping on their couch, so she no longer recommends that based on how they handled the situation. Just wanted to inform you on that, granted that may not happen just how they handle the situation is just in it self is just sad. 



        #2325 TheWolferts

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          Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

          Well the dates they are offering are from now until mid July. It has great reviews on trip advisor, but I just cant see how they would offer their rooms for less than $100 a per person night.

          Originally Posted by AllieH 

          mid-July is not necessarily peak season :) which secrets resort?? have you checked out the reviews on trip advisor? 

           



          #2326 AllieH

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          Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

          if they aren't full, then they will offer the last minute deals. Not everyone can take off for a week with just a couple of weeks' notice. and remember that it's pretty hot in July in most of the caribbean. Still a good time to go - not very likely there will be hurricanes or tropical storms. 

          Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

          Well the dates they are offering are from now until mid July. It has great reviews on trip advisor, but I just cant see how they would offer their rooms for less than $100 a per person night.

           


           

          Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

          Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

          El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

          AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


          #2327 jnitschke

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            Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:34 AM

            Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

            Well the dates they are offering are from now until mid July. It has great reviews on trip advisor, but I just cant see how they would offer their rooms for less than $100 a per person night.


            July is smack in the middle of hurricane season, and the temps are high, so they're probably low balling the price to get the place up to capacity.



            #2328 jnitschke

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              Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:37 AM

              how about a cruise?  I just got this deal in my email this morning, also... try Travelzoo... they find good deals too.

              http://www.cruiseson...num=2&segid=180



              #2329 msbritbrit57

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                Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

                Originally Posted by Jillsepher 

                Brittani that was so beautiful! Your video is so great. Even made me tear upYour hair was so pretty! Did you get it done at the salon?

                 

                Yes - I had my hair and make-up done by Claudia at the Casita Spa. She was wonderful. I was a little nervous about having it done without a run-through ahead of time, but everyone there was doing a wonderful job. Two other brides were in there at the same time as me, and everyone's hair looked amazing.



                #2330 asmithpoulin

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                  Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:18 AM

                  Thanks for the welcomes ! We are piecing things together slowly but surely. As for a dress, I'm actually in love with one that is $198!! Haven't purchased just yet since I'm still looking around but I'm confident I can stay under $500. We are doing a 6 nights stay, in the regular part of the resort, forfeiting the "free wedding". I am a teacher so I can't take more then a week off in the middle of the school year :P With the silver package being $950, that certainly ups the budget a bit.. I'm wondering if that includes the paperwork/ legalities/ translation. I know it is another $500 for the judge as well as the blood work fee...

                  Any tips about how you've found ways to save a little here or there would be appreciated!

                  Valeria is our on-site coordinator, I have not been in touch with her yet. A little overwhelmed with the school year ending and trying to get everything into it's place.

                  As for photographers? Has anyone been able to find a quality deal? It's looking like an avg. of $1000 or so..






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