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#181 Tink

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    Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:33 PM

    Ive been going back and forth between hotels and im considering ppc. I just have a some questions I hope someone can answer:

     

    Do you have to pay an outside photographer fee? If so, how much is it?

     

    How privatized are the reception areas included in the packages?

     

    also, ive seen a calculator here but what does it exactly do? I've tried opening it but i don't have the required amount of posts to be able to :(

     

    hope someone can help!

    Thanks in advance :)

     

     



    #182 deesanders33

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      Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:09 AM


      Outside Photographer fee is $125 but I have heard of it being more expensive at other resorts.

       

      Depends on where you want to do your reception. We are doing our poolside terrace and they assure that it is private.

       

      The calculator is for people that want to a la carte mainly. Do you want me to send you some info if I can? If so send me over your email address
       

      Originally Posted by Tink 

      Ive been going back and forth between hotels and im considering ppc. I just have a some questions I hope someone can answer:

       

      Do you have to pay an outside photographer fee? If so, how much is it?

       

      How privatized are the reception areas included in the packages?

       

      also, ive seen a calculator here but what does it exactly do? I've tried opening it but i don't have the required amount of posts to be able to :(

       

      hope someone can help!

      Thanks in advance :)

       

       



       



      #183 Janet1480

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        Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:39 AM

        I am paying $120 for a day pass for my videographer. Because my photographer is also a friend and guest at the resort there is no fee. If you use the resorts photographers then there is no charge. I think you can negotiate this depending on your situation. :)

         

        I am also doing the Poolside reception and because the pool is closed by that time, its private although you cant really control people that decide to walk around and check things out. The beach at night is also fairly quiet but again random guests of the hotel may walk by out of curiosity but i think you would get that at any resort.

         

        The calculator is if you want additional things added to the packages or if you want to not use a package and pick things a la carte like deesanders33 said below :)
         

         

        I have been to PPC and have to say that of all my travels (i have travelled a lot) that PPC was the nicest resort i have been to which is why we chose to get married there.

         

        Also the coordinators are fabulous and very accomodating.

         

        Good luck!


         

        Originally Posted by Tink 

        Ive been going back and forth between hotels and im considering ppc. I just have a some questions I hope someone can answer:

         

        Do you have to pay an outside photographer fee? If so, how much is it?

         

        How privatized are the reception areas included in the packages?

         

        also, ive seen a calculator here but what does it exactly do? I've tried opening it but i don't have the required amount of posts to be able to :(

         

        hope someone can help!

        Thanks in advance :)

         

         



         



        Originally Posted by deesanders33 


        Outside Photographer fee is $125 but I have heard of it being more expensive at other resorts.

         

        Depends on where you want to do your reception. We are doing our poolside terrace and they assure that it is private.

         

        The calculator is for people that want to a la carte mainly. Do you want me to send you some info if I can? If so send me over your email address
         



         



         


        Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana


        #184 jkweddingday

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          Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:18 AM

          Hi Ladies,

           

          Thanks, Miss Sunshyne, for info re: the newly remodeled RS rooms. The sitting area still looks really uncomfortable, but I doubt we'll be there much anyway. Thanks for the tips about the steps ;-)

           

          We had our planning calling with Lauren the other day. I have not been impressed with her and our meeting only solidified that point, but she at least got us [most of] the information we needed. She sent me menus today and there were only two buffet options with Chill Out Chic. Has anybody else seen anything different or been able to negotiate something better?  Neither option is bad, but I am surprised at the lack of variety.

           

          Also, do you convert most of your cash into DOP before going down there or do you tip in USD and stuff? Lauren mentioned that, by law, folks aren't supposed to accept USD. How did you pay for activities, tips, etc. (I assume DOP, but want to confirm)?

           

          Thanks!!



          #185 Janet1480

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            Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:20 AM

            I have no idea who Lauren is or have ever heard of her....hmmm maybe if you complain and ask for a different WC? I know from my experience with Teresa and from what i hear from other brides (like Miss Sunshyne)  Jennifer is fantastic as well.

             

            I have always tipped and brought USD with me. I have never converted.

             

            I had about 5 menus to choose from! i was even able to add and change a few things to my selection to accomodate guests with allergies or dietary restrictions.

             

            I can always give you Teresa's email so you can maybe ask her some questions

             

            Originally Posted by jkweddingday 

            Hi Ladies,

             

            Thanks, Miss Sunshyne, for info re: the newly remodeled RS rooms. The sitting area still looks really uncomfortable, but I doubt we'll be there much anyway. Thanks for the tips about the steps ;-)

             

            We had our planning calling with Lauren the other day. I have not been impressed with her and our meeting only solidified that point, but she at least got us [most of] the information we needed. She sent me menus today and there were only two buffet options with Chill Out Chic. Has anybody else seen anything different or been able to negotiate something better?  Neither option is bad, but I am surprised at the lack of variety.

             

            Also, do you convert most of your cash into DOP before going down there or do you tip in USD and stuff? Lauren mentioned that, by law, folks aren't supposed to accept USD. How did you pay for activities, tips, etc. (I assume DOP, but want to confirm)?

             

            Thanks!!



             


            Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana


            #186 hatfiehm

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              Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:47 PM

              Ok PPC ladies I have a question for you. Are you going with the resort photog or bringing your own in? We are holding our reception on la barcaza wedding boat so I also want the photographer to join us there. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated!

              Holly


              #187 Janet1480

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                Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:11 PM


                I am bringing my own photog. IMO the resort photographer is very over priced for the amount of pics you get
                 

                Originally Posted by hatfiehm 

                Ok PPC ladies I have a question for you. Are you going with the resort photog or bringing your own in? We are holding our reception on la barcaza wedding boat so I also want the photographer to join us there.
                Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated!


                 


                Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana


                #188 cdc150

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                  Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:21 PM

                  I agree, Janet.   We are bringing in Photo Souvenir
                   

                  Originally Posted by Janet1480 


                  I am bringing my own photog. IMO the resort photographer is very over priced for the amount of pics you get
                   



                   



                   



                  Originally Posted by hatfiehm 

                  Ok PPC ladies I have a question for you. Are you going with the resort photog or bringing your own in? We are holding our reception on la barcaza wedding boat so I also want the photographer to join us there.
                  Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated!


                   



                  #189 Tink

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                    Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:31 PM

                    Does anyone know what are the reception location options at Paradisus? Do they have private banquet halls to have receptions or are the options only restaurants? 



                    #190 Janet1480

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                      Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:33 PM


                      There are a LOT of options! beach, garden, poolside, private gabi beach, several restaurants and they also have banquet halls.
                       

                      Originally Posted by Tink 

                      Does anyone know what are the reception location options at Paradisus? Do they have private banquet halls to have receptions or are the options only restaurants? 



                       


                      Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana





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