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#1061 sandyphimp

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    Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:38 PM

    Thanks ladies!! 

     

    We're setting a budget of $20,000 including EVERYTHING so I sure hopes that works out as well! 

     

    We chose the Chill-out package with ceremony on the beach and reception poolside. I e-mailed Pastor York but according to him, he will have limited availability in 2014 in the DR so he referred me to Pastor Lynkins (who speaks english as well). Has anyone heard anything about him? Pastor York will still write some ceremony examples who will then give them to Pastor Lynkins.

     

    Also, I know the topic has been brought up over and over but could you elaborate on the photography issues? I'm a little apprehensive about Arrecife but do I really want to pay that extra $1000 and use someone else??? Has anyone used Arrecife or planning on to? If so, could you give me the deets?? :)

     

    I'm working directly with the resort through Miguelina. I, initially, got in touch with the Miami office and had Lauren as a representative but just like everyone said, she wasn't as responsive as I would've liked her to be.  

     

    Sorry about the 21 questions but I hate anything last minute! LOL 

     

    Happy planning ladies!

    Sandy



    #1062 Soon2B2014

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    • Wedding Date:October 11, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Paradisus Punta Cana
    • LocationJersey City, NJ

    Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:00 PM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    Just submitted paperwork to confirm our wedding date which will hopefully be 364 days from today!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!

     

    Im freaking out a little bit because i don't know how the planning will go with a destination wedding although i am feeling confident after reading a lot of the threads on here.

     

    I do need some help/recommendations on what others have done or are planning to do for travel for your guests.  Are you using a TA or working directly with PPC?  i have seen others use destionationweddding.com too but have seen very mixed reviews.  Obviously i want the cheapest option for our guests

     

    PLEASE HELP!

     

    -V



    #1063 ashleymayelyn

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      Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:42 PM

      i have also read all 103 pages of this thread and it has been so helpful. Sandyphimp I'm also planning on getting married august 2014 and im so nervous and excited to start making everything concrete. I set a budget of $13000 but as my guest list gets bigger and bigger i know its going to have to increase. what day are you planning for? 



      #1064 ashleymayelyn

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        Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:44 PM

        my grandmother is a travel agent and shes been finding my fiance and i great deals through the airlines. go through a travel agent they ahve so many more connections and know whats the best thing to do. 



        #1065 kissta

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        • LocationPunta Cana, Dominican Republic

        Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:30 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Soon2B2014 
         

        Hi Ladies,

         

        Just submitted paperwork to confirm our wedding date which will hopefully be 364 days from today!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!

         

        Im freaking out a little bit because i don't know how the planning will go with a destination wedding although i am feeling confident after reading a lot of the threads on here.

         

        I do need some help/recommendations on what others have done or are planning to do for travel for your guests.  Are you using a TA or working directly with PPC?  i have seen others use destionationweddding.com too but have seen very mixed reviews.  Obviously i want the cheapest option for our guests

         

        PLEASE HELP!

         

        -V

        Congratulations! My wedding is in ... 27 days!! Getting very excited! Just got over my stressed out phase and everything is good to go!
        I used a travel agent in my home town, and all my guests (79 of them!) booked through her, which has made it pretty easy for me.

        A lot of Brides have complained about using the resorts planners ... I absolutely LOVED working with the Paradisus Romance Planners. I worked with Jessica, and honestly, she is amazing. There is no charge and they know the resort!

        After I have finalized and paid my bill, I have been passed along to Jennifer, who actually works out of the resort!

        Hope this has helped you :)



        #1066 Jennifer Rpf

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          Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

          Congratulations! I know exactly how you are feeling.

          I went to our local travel agent and got a group contract with Air Transat. I recommend you to do that early, as the pricing will likely be better. This locks you into a group rate. The agent will give you the deadlines for deposits, and what I did was created a wedding website to stay in contact with all the guests. Our agent took care of all the travel arrangements for our guests.
           
          If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
           
          Jennifer

          #1067 Jennifer Rpf

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            Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:51 PM

            I'm getting married March 12, 2014!!!



            #1068 Jennifer Rpf

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              Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

              Hey! We are getting married just a few days ahead of us.

               

              We flew down to PPC last March and attended a few weddings while we were on the property. We originally thought of doing our reception in the ballroom, but when we saw the reception at the poolside terrace, we fell in love with it!

               

              I'm sure we will see you on the resort in five months! Happy planning!

               

              Jennifer



              #1069 Jennifer Rpf

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                Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:10 PM

                I am using her and she charges $975.00



                #1070 TishaJules

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                  Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

                  Hey ladies!! I just landed back in Atlanta and my wedding was AMAZING! Can't wait to get settled and fill you all in.




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