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#11 MissNatalie18

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    Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:27 AM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    Okay so I talked to my WC and she said I can book Pastor York myself and I will save $150 - that is a no brainer, I have emailed him already and he is booked.  Basically they charge you $150 extra to contact him on your behalf...unreal!  So glad I am on BDW otherwise I wouldn't have known I was getting ripped off. 



    #12 knacarato

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      Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:51 PM

      Ladies-

       

      I'm officially freaking out. I was feeling gloomy about my wedding planning as I've spent the last 2 days looking for a song for me to walk down the aisle to without any success so to lift my spirits I decided to look at pictures of the resort on tripadvisor. BIGGEST MISTAKE!! Instead of being comforted by the beautiful pictures of the beach and palm trees I saw several bad reviews people had written from their recent trips. I know that people can exaggerate and I've been pretty level headed all along but now I'm starting to really worry. What do you guys think? Anyone been to the resort yet for pre-wedding arrangements or anything? I really need a pick me up. 

       



      #13 MissNatalie18

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        Posted 17 August 2010 - 03:30 PM

        OMG - I was debating writing the same thing on here last week, but decided not to because I was to angry to even write.  What is up with the seaweed on the beach...I am freaking as well and am worried I made a horriable decision picking PPR.  Now what do we do?  I even thought about calling my TA and figuring out if I could switch, but it is way to late.  Ahhhhh...maybe we can make each other feel better some how...I just keep on trying to tell myself it is all about how fun we make the wedding, and with all our fam and friends there it has to be a blast even if there are a few crappy things. 



        #14 knacarato

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          Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:54 PM

          Thank goodness I'm not the only one. I'm starting to feel a little bit better. I've been watching lots of island-y chick flicks (50 First Dates, Couples Retreat, etc) to try and get to me to brighten up. Besides, I guess with every resort there are some bad reviews written- I was just shocked at how bad the most recent ones were. Hopefully we will both have great experiences. From what many of the brides wrote in the original thread it seems like everything went without a hitch.  When is your date? If mine is before yours (10/24/10) I'll be sure and write a review. 



          #15 lovelytlc

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            Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:59 PM

            natalie,

             

            are you getting married at PPR or PPC? Who is the WC that you are working with? I was told the extra $150 for Pastor York had to paid regardless. I'm not in front of my email, but I will post what the WC told me about paying the additional 150. I hope they are not telling people different things.



            #16 MissNatalie18

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              Posted 18 August 2010 - 01:31 PM



              Originally Posted by knacarato 

              Thank goodness I'm not the only one. I'm starting to feel a little bit better. I've been watching lots of island-y chick flicks (50 First Dates, Couples Retreat, etc) to try and get to me to brighten up. Besides, I guess with every resort there are some bad reviews written- I was just shocked at how bad the most recent ones were. Hopefully we will both have great experiences. From what many of the brides wrote in the original thread it seems like everything went without a hitch.  When is your date? If mine is before yours (10/24/10) I'll be sure and write a review. 



              Wow you are getting married so soon!  I am on April 14, 2011...I hope your reveiw is good for both of our sakes!  What have you done in terms of planning so far?  What package did u pick?

               

              Originally Posted by lovelytlc 

              natalie,

               

              are you getting married at PPR or PPC? Who is the WC that you are working with? I was told the extra $150 for Pastor York had to paid regardless. I'm not in front of my email, but I will post what the WC told me about paying the additional 150. I hope they are not telling people different things.


              PPR, I am working with Cemone Glinton.  I have already confirmed Pastor York on my own, and I will not be charged the extra $150, nor do I have to pay for him to come on site.  Hopefully they will switch it for you!
               



              #17 knacarato

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                Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:37 PM

                Yea, I've got Cemone Glinton too. I'm doing the Wish package. I'm actually already married- have been for almost 3 years. My husband and I had a really informal no guest wedding because we were really young and he was in the military. We are finally having our honeymoon and decided to have a wedding experience too. We renew our vows on Oct. 24th. 

                 

                So far I've gotten the dress, shoes, half of groom's outfit, created planning website, etc. I'm working right now on finding a bouquet- the resort wants to charge me an outrageous 200.00 for a bouquet. I may make my own and bring it.

                 

                We're using HDC photography and doing a TTD session. That has been the biggest splurge so far. 

                 

                Here's my site if you want to take a look: www.mywedding.com/georgeandkaitlin

                WEDPASS is 1023

                 

                What package have you decided on?



                #18 dania

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                  Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:46 AM

                  We are getting married in the states right before we leave and then have a symbolic ceremony in PPR. We just thought it will be easier and cheaper this way.

                   

                  We are going for the Aqua package with upgrades.  But I do have to admit,  I am also getting a little afraid with the bad reviews PPR is getting lately, I mean, one of the reason I am getting married at this resort is because I heard is one of the most beautiful resort in Punta Cana! Plus we are making all I guests staying at this resort with us and PPR is not cheap! So I hope and pray everything goes well.



                  #19 MissNatalie18

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                    Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:39 PM

                    I went back and looked at several reviews of the resort, and I started to cheer up a bit...many of the ones in the past year were good reviews.  I am going to ask Cemone if I can ensure that anyone in my group does not get bothered with any time share crap...that will not go over well with my guests.  I am also going to try and have my guests be able to pre-book dinner resos for everynight before we arrive, then they don't even have to really talk to the butler and we can ensure we all have spots together. I am debating between the Fantasy Package and the Aqua...I have to refresh my memory on the major difference, if I remember Fantasy doesn't have a cocktail hour?  I am for sure having the Fantasy set up though, as I am not a fan of bright colours, so the aqua set up is a no go for me.  I have to price everything out before I make a decision...guess I should do that soon!  I also am debating maybe a reception at the Jelly Fish, which in that case I may just do the free wish package with some minor upgrades...ahhh so many decisions to make :)



                    #20 knacarato

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                      Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:25 AM

                      What is the Jelly Fish??






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