Thanks for all that info! I had no idea about the BBQ Beach party, we have 50 people booked right now and are expected 60-65. I will have to ask Miguelina about it. It would be great to save some money! I moved mine to poolside as well per her recommendation. No dance floor rental and no night crawlers on the beach. Miguelina alluded to the CD thing, but wasn't completely clear on it. That clarified things a lot.
My call with Miguelina on Saturday was actually really productive. We went over a lot of the details of the wedding I had spoke to Teresa about. The most interesting thing I learned, which I think will be useful to you ladies is that the resort is no longer recommending DJ Mannia. Apparently the new person in charge of Punta Cana is unreliable and they had a few weddings where the DJ showed up late or came a couple mins before the wedding asking about songs. They are using someone different now and she already sent me a form to fill out for intros, first dance songs, cake cutting songs as well as what songs we definitely want played and a do not play list. Mike and I have a job to do to pick out all of this but I'm glad its taken care of.
Also, they work closely with Pastor Rick York so if you plan on using him, just let her know and they will confirm it. The fee for using an outside photographer is $120. If you go on their Picasa site and pick out what you want, she will give you a price quote. I am having trouble picking a bouquet I want though.
Oh, I just booked my hair/makeup for my girls. I'm glad I did, as they have 3 people who do everything. I booked everyone from 1-4p and was able to get a bridal suite for that time as well. It's $250 which seemed a bit ridiculous but we have a room they feed us and bring in champagne. And its easier than running back and forth to our rooms to get ready.
Phew! that was a lot of typing
Originally Posted by deesanders33
Cdc,, Teresa also helped me out with the location I should choose, which we went with the poolside. I actually love the poolside more then the beach location. It's so romantic! Where did she tell you??
She also told me depending on how many people we have maybe the packages wouldn't be a good deal for us. We already have 50 people booked now and are prob expecting about 75 people, which is more then we ever expected.. it's crazy. She told me if we have more then 25 people we should look into doing a BBQ beach party is what it is called, I think.. anyway what it is, is that we have a chef grilling lobster, ckn, beef, and tons of other things for your guest. We would be doing it poolside off course. Have you heard of that??
She also told me that if you have the stereo system for your ceremony, they leave it there for the cocktail hour if you have it on the beach as well which is what she reccomended. Anyway she said if you bring your own CD then you can play it on that sound system instead of paying for someone to play at the cocktail hour.
Anyone else get ways of saving money?? Any help appreciated please!!
Please let me know how your call goes CDC