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Hey Holly,

 

I was told hair is $95+ and makeup is about the same. One girl I spoke to said she was charged $110 each.   I am paying for my girls hair, mine is free with the Aqua package, and they can do their makeup or pay for it if they choose. I am also paying for their jewelry... with 5 girls its going to be pricey but they are spending so much on travel, dress, my shower I figured it was the least I could do.  :)

 

Cort
 

Originally Posted by hatfiehm View Post

Hey girls,

For any of you planning any spa services, I was on a hunt for hair and make up pricing and I came accross the spa menu http://www.paradisus-puntacana.com/images/punta-cana/YHI_Spa_PPC.pdf

 

There is actually no pricing for bridal hair so I have emailed Theresa to ask.  Has anyone used the salon at PPC?  Did you like the results? I am definitely getting my hair in an updo of some sort, and possibly my bridesmaids too.  One of my BMs is very talented at make-up and has offered to do the bridal party, but it would be nice if she could relax....so if it is not so expensive, maybe it will be my treat?

 

Thanks!

Holly



 

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Thanks Cort!

Hmmm. 95 each eh... I am thinking I might see if I can get some info (perhaps from my photographer?) on some off site hair salons. Or perhaps there is a thread on here somewhere about salons in punta cana. I betcha there is!! Off to search!

I would love to pay for my girls hair but $500 bucks seems outrageous.  Especially since 2 of them have short hair.... so maybe they will want to do their own? hmm.

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I like in TX and I have Theresa. I think it depends who is available at the time you book. 

 

Originally Posted by Miss Sunshyne View Post

Lauren is not an actual wedding planner, but the person in charge of getting the reservations in order and answering questions when it comes to booking, she's the liason between the US and the actual Resorts abroad. Very true - she is not personable at all! she gives yes and no answers, very dry. Theresa I'm assuming helps out the brides from Canada, but you can actually reach out to the romance department at Paradisus, they're great!, it make take some time to get back to you at times but they have been a pleasure working with, Jennifer and Miguelina are in charge at the moment, and answer all pricing questions, menu, decorations, entertainment etc, they will send you numerous attachments and links to their pictures. I would reach out to them better, hope this helps.

 

RW- Romance & Weddings - Jennifer Alvarez / Paradisus Punta Cana

romance.ppc@solmelia.com

 



 



 

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Hey folks, 

 

Hope the wedding planning is rolling along well for all of you! I have a photographer question -- I've read mixed reviews of Arrecife Studio (the PPC recommended studio) on this forum and was planning to give them a shot anyway, but they've been pretty non-responsive by email and I'm considering other options. I was also in touch with Katya Nova, who does brilliant work and is very responsive but is a little pricey for us. 

 

What other options have you guys explored? Any leads, websites, or success stories would be hugely appreciated!

 

-K

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My issue with the resort photog was that they charge a fortune for minimal photos. So your other photog may be a little pricier but you will probably get more bang for your buck. We decided to bring a photog with us and i'm happy with that choice as i want as many pics as possible

 

Originally Posted by kvmolina View Post

Hey folks, 

 

Hope the wedding planning is rolling along well for all of you! I have a photographer question -- I've read mixed reviews of Arrecife Studio (the PPC recommended studio) on this forum and was planning to give them a shot anyway, but they've been pretty non-responsive by email and I'm considering other options. I was also in touch with Katya Nova, who does brilliant work and is very responsive but is a little pricey for us. 

 

What other options have you guys explored? Any leads, websites, or success stories would be hugely appreciated!

 

-K



 

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I agree Janet! The photos are SO important! We still stare at our Del Sol photos hanging on large canvases throughout our house :)

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Originally Posted by Janet1480 View Post

My issue with the resort photog was that they charge a fortune for minimal photos. So your other photog may be a little pricier but you will probably get more bang for your buck. We decided to bring a photog with us and i'm happy with that choice as i want as many pics as possible

 



 



 

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I paid for a friend who takes greats photos to come with us.  It came out cheaper than any package would and I get ALL the pics. 

 

Has anyone received any menus options?  My ninety days are up and I have not received a call or much info after my package was paid and rooms booked!!

 

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I don't know if this helps but, these are the options for the Buffet: I chose the Carribean Menu since I felt it had a lil bit of everything and I'm not big on Seafood

 

 

upgraded buffet options

 

 
chill out buffet

 

Bread & Butter
Salad

Lettuce / Tomato / Cucumber

Carrots / Green peppers

 

Sauces

Parsley garnishing

Lime Vinaigrette / Mustard Vinaigrette

 

 

Entree

Mussels in Vinaigrette / Salmón a la Bella Vista

 

Main Courses

Rice with Vegetables in Brunoise

Golden Potatoes

Sautéed Vegetables a La Provenzal

Lobster Ring with Saffron Sauce

Tiny Ox Tournedos in Mushroom Sauce

Shrimp Brochettes in Orange Sauce

Fresh Sea Bass Centre with Sliced Garlic Sauce

 

Fruits & Desserts

Tropical Fruit Station &  Dessert Station


 

CARIBBEAN MENU

 

 
Bread & Butter
Salad

Lettuce / Tomato/ Cucumber/Carrots/Green peppers/Onions

 
Sauces

Pink Sauce / Vinaigrette/Cilantro Dressing

 
Entree

Seafood salad /Mozzarella with Tomatoes

 
Hot

Whole Baby Pork (Trinche) / Whole Beef Medallions Flambeau

Grille Fresh water shrimps, oven-finished/ Grilled Breast of Chicken

 
Garnishing

Baked Potatoes/ Boiled corn on the cob, Rice with Vegetables 

 
Fruits & Desserts

Seasonal Fruit Station/ Hotelâ€s Dessert Station 

 

 

UNDER THE SEA MENU
 
Bread & Butter

 

Salad

Lettuce / Tomato / Cucumber/Carrots / Green peppers

 

sauces

Yogurt Sauce/ Mustard Sauce/Vinaigrette

 

Entree

Prawn Salad/ Seafood Salmagundi

 

Hot

Fresh Sea Bass/Lobster

Fresh Dorado/Chicken Supreme

 

Garnishing

Seafood Paella/Breaded Potatoes

Mixed Vegetables Sautéed with garlic

 

Fruits & Desserts

Seasonal Fruit Station/ Hotelâ€s Dessert Station



 

Originally Posted by Mandy5676 View Post

I paid for a friend who takes greats photos to come with us.  It came out cheaper than any package would and I get ALL the pics. 

 

Has anyone received any menus options?  My ninety days are up and I have not received a call or much info after my package was paid and rooms booked!!

 



 

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We decided to book HDC.  We also looked at Katya, but though her work is gorgeous, shes not in our price range.

HDC has been super responsive, flexible, and has a great range of packages.  They have also done a tonne of weddings, and get great reviews on BDW.  I suggest searching around for the punta cana photogs thread and then compare their portfolios and their prices.  Thats what we did and we are happy with our choice!

Originally Posted by kvmolina View Post

Hey folks, 

 

Hope the wedding planning is rolling along well for all of you! I have a photographer question -- I've read mixed reviews of Arrecife Studio (the PPC recommended studio) on this forum and was planning to give them a shot anyway, but they've been pretty non-responsive by email and I'm considering other options. I was also in touch with Katya Nova, who does brilliant work and is very responsive but is a little pricey for us. 

 

What other options have you guys explored? Any leads, websites, or success stories would be hugely appreciated!

 

-K



 

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