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#371 sweir

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    Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:46 PM

    Thx Holly! Our date is April 3oth! We were going to just do the symbolic but turns out my hubby-to-be wants it to be officially official that day, lol. I didn't think he'd be bothered! Wedo.com is the site that my coordinator recco'd. Are you doing a beach ceremony? I'm torn bw that or the Gazebo..



    #372 hatfiehm

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      Posted 30 November 2011 - 02:18 PM

      We chose the beach... I just love the idea of saying I do with my toes in the sand :)


       

      The gazebo at PPC is lovely though! It will make for great photos.

      Originally Posted by sweir 

      Thx Holly! Our date is April 3oth! We were going to just do the symbolic but turns out my hubby-to-be wants it to be officially official that day, lol. I didn't think he'd be bothered! Wedo.com is the site that my coordinator recco'd. Are you doing a beach ceremony? I'm torn bw that or the Gazebo..



       


      Holly


      #373 sweir

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        Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:01 PM

        We do as well!! But our coordinator told us (honestly) that it can be pretty windy that time of year? We are really torn. I'd like to take my chances on the beach but then we don't have a back-up if someone else gets wed that day in the Gazebo... what to do!



        #374 Janet1480

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          Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:41 AM


          Hi sweir.....congrats and welcome :)

           

          I had a legal day at home since i heard how much of a pain it was to do all the translations and everything to have a legal day at our destination.My girlfriend got married in punta cana last year as well and i didnt envy her running around

           

          ive never heard of that website though....have you tried it yet?
           

          Originally Posted by sweir 

          Hi everyone! I am from Toronto and getting married at PPC next April! Just wondering if you brides used the wedo.com site for translations? And i f you have any comments or suggestions regarding all the paperwork (not as fun part).

           

          thanks!



          Thanks so much :) I'm in heaven every time i look at them. :)

           

          The programs were VERY tedious but i loved them and so did the guests. The template is built 2 up and i trimmed them and then assembled them with a chicago screw. You can buy the chicago screws at hardware store much cheaper then in any craft store. Its the same type of screw you would use to expand photo albums. :) they were 10 sheets per program. I can send you the PDF file if you would like to look at it. They doubled as fans so i didnt have to buy and pack rafia fans as well. but it was windy enough no one really had to use them as a fan :)



          Originally Posted by deesanders33 

          Wow Janet I LOVE all of your pics, you looked absolutely beautiful!! Congrats again :) 

           

          How did you do your programs?? I love how they are on the back of the chair and made into fans!

           

          Your friend got awesome shots of you two, great work!! 



           



          Thank you!!! :)

          The hair trial was worth a million bucks to me....I went with an idea and pictures of what i wanted...she put the hair style together and i liked it but i didnt love it....nicer in the pic. so we tried something else and she fixed it up and really worked with me...when i was ready to leave i asked her to hide my hair style so FI and guests wouldnt see it and she said that she would no problem and that i would like the style even beter for my wedding day and I DID i LOVED it and well that ended up being my hair style you see in my pics LOL so she had to hide it again from there. Anyway moral of the story is that it was SOOO worth it because what i had in mind i didnt love on me and had it been the day of the wedding i may have started to panic and not have a back of plan. The hair dresser was Yinette, so maybe you can even ask for her. She was fabulous!

          Originally Posted by cdc150 

          Hey Janet,

           

          I love your pics, it makes me so excited to get married!  I wanted to ask if you think the hair trial is worth the money?  I am doing a modified version of my hair down and not sure $55 is worth them using the curling iron a few times.

           

          Thanks!

           

          Cortney



           


          The wedding planner to help you plan is totally your call, however Miguelina at the resort (if thats your coordinator there) is really fantastic. In my experience anyway. She really nailed down all my details and went above and beyond. I had nothing to worry about on the day of my wedding when i was at the resort. just in case i had sent a friend over to check out all my details and make sure everything was perfect and that same friend set up a few things for me so i wouldnt have to pay the ridiculous set up fee. If you are not into it though or too busy then a coordinator is always a great idea but you need someone you can trust and who communicates well. I do event planning on the side of my every day job and when people dont communicate their visions or their likes and dislikes it can be a disaster if as a planner you didnt know how to ask the right questions and really determine what your bride and groom want for their special day. :) good luck!
           

          Originally Posted by thePYT 

           

          WEDDING PLANNER/DAY-OF COORDINATOR???

           

          Ladies, I've been toying with the idea of hiring a wedding planner to assist me with all the planning details because I'm in graduate school and working full-time so some days I just want to scream. I also kind of feel like that I'd like someone there on my behalf, not the resort's, to assist with day-of coordination and details such as programs, timeline, name cards (I think the resort charges for placing these out). I am incorporating a lot of traditional elements into my wedding and planning for about 70 people. I also saw something in my contract about an outside vendor (the wording was funny) and a charge of 30%, but I think that's if you don't use their services at all. Thoughts? Because you all are fellow destination brides, your opinions are priceless to me! 



          I did the beach ceremony and as long as there are not too many other weddings going on that day, you get the best of both worlds. i got to walk through the gazebo down onto the beach :) it is pretty windy on the beach but the Gazebo is right at the beach so even though it shelters you slighlty its still windy there. The one dislike i had about the gazebo was that you dont really have the nice long walk down the aisle to have your moment. you pretty much walk up a little hill and you are at the gazebo. But not eveyone wants to do the march down the aisle anyway so it depends what you are looking for. They are both equally beautiful in setting.



          Originally Posted by sweir 

          Thx Holly! Our date is April 3oth! We were going to just do the symbolic but turns out my hubby-to-be wants it to be officially official that day, lol. I didn't think he'd be bothered! Wedo.com is the site that my coordinator recco'd. Are you doing a beach ceremony? I'm torn bw that or the Gazebo..



           


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


          #375 deesanders33

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            Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:52 PM

            Janet!! Hey girl, yea if you wouldn't mind sending me over the template!! Thanks so much for all of your help :)

            Email is deesanders33@gmail.com



            #376 jenn jenn

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              Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:39 PM

               

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              #377 jenn jenn

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                Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:39 PM

                 

                Techy & David Musical SDE (Best Wedding film ever!!) http://vimeo.com/30973540

                #378 christinaz

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                  Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:00 AM

                  Hi everyone,

                   

                  First and foremost, let me just say this is my first post, but I have been reading all of this great information since I got engaged last year...Thanks all!

                   

                  I am leaving tomorrow for PPC and getting married on Friday December 9th at 3pm in the gazebo.  A little stressed about the weather, but hopefully all will work out :)

                   

                  I will post a full review once I return with pics!  Thanks again for all of your posts, they helped me out so much. 

                   

                  Good luck to all with this process!

                   

                  Christina

                   

                  p.s. I will be at the PPC from Dec. 6-21st...if anyone is getting married around that time...come by and say hello! I will be the blonde at the pool bar :P (after the wedding of course)...



                  #379 Mandy5676

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                    Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

                    Janet1480...your pictures are fantastic!

                     

                    Thank you for posting so much information!  It's ncie to have someone posting a recent wedding!!

                     

                    I had a few questions for you.  We leave in 8 days married in 11!!!

                     

                    Can you give me a good timeline for how you did things?  I have a friend taking my pics as well and we are trying to figure out how to schedule it all.

                     

                    My ceremony is a t 5 right now with cocktail after but I am trying to change it to 430 I am afraid I wont have enough sunlight.

                     

                    My hair is at 1pm.  So when did you do group photos, getting ready pics, and couple pics? How much time did you need? Do you think 430 ceremony is too late in the day?

                     

                    Any suggestions would be helpful.  I only have 10 people coming so it's not a big group and I would actually like to enjoy the cocktail hour a bit myself!!

                     

                    Thanks

                     

                    Mandy

                     

                     



                    #380 Mandy5676

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                      Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

                      I will be there then!! I will look for ya!






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