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#561 SimplenSweet

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    Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:21 AM

    Is anyone else booking for the week of November 19th of this year? 


    I just put in for my wedding date and time- Nov. 19th at 5pm! I am so excited. Pastor York will also be officiating and he already sent me a sample of the ceremony- the man is one the ball...


    I also had been going through a friend who is a travel agent, but I found that I could save a lot of money doing it myself. Right now my guests are booking through expedia or orbitz where they're able to save up to $1000 off the quoted travel agent price. One thing I'm discovering is PPC doesn't do a great job at accomodating and lowering prices for groups- maybe mine just because it is a holiday week? Anyone else have issues with this?


    I'm wondering if anyone else selected the a la carte wedding? I am trying to "build my own" right now and I'm just wanting to see a more "itemized" list from my WC, Cemone. I basically sent her the "wants", and she sent me a quoted price, but she didn't list what everything would cost individually (like how did she come up with the number $2100? Can anyone else help me with this?


    I am so excited... just wondering if Ill see any other brides while I'm there!

    #562 leila29

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      Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:02 AM



      Once they have confirmed your wedding date and taken your deposit Cemone will send you a large spreadsheet of all of the available add ons including prices. The only thing that isn't on the spreadsheet is flowers so I have been emailing her with pictures and then she gets back to me about the pricing.


      It's great that your guests are getting a cheaper price however by going through my travel agent there is a deal that for every 5 rooms that are booked for 3 days or more, we get credit for a Junior Delux Suite (value of $876) up to 3 times. That is up to $2628 that we can use toward our room and my parent's room to help with cost. You may want to check on that if you can.


      Good luck with your planning! I am getting married on October 19th!:)

      #563 SimplenSweet

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        Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:48 AM

        Hey there! I wish you luck on your wedding- it is so exciting! Do you have pretty much everything planned out Leila29?


        I think I'm going to book a photographer from Virginia to come with me... found 2 women that I'm deciding between- but they are doing the photography for free in exchange for me paying for 3 nights with flight for them- pretty sweet.


        Also, I heard about saving money on the rooms by doing the group. I am back and forth on if I made the right decision or not but it's too late now as most of my guests have already booked. I'm just going to try and keep everyone together with a rooming list that Cemone sent me.


        Speaking of Cemone I haven't heard from her in over a week- is this common? I basically sent a whole write up of exactly what I wanted- which is very VERY simple, and had her quote me on 50 people. I wonder if it's taking so long because she has to clear certain prices with the resort first? Would be nice to hear from her just to say she is working on it at least.... I know I have 5 months to go so I'm not too alarmed yet but I would like to nail down my wedding budget so I can plan on booking the photographer and other things like that.


        I'm trying to stay under $10,000 for EVERYTHING (week long trip for 2 included) which so far is proving to go well. I think I'm going with the fantasy package and adding on 40 people. The problem is I just want an arbor and veils set up for the ceremony (no chairs, no flowers or aisle decorations) and we're just doing a 2 hour cocktail hour and not doing a private dinner- just having everyone go to eat together at a restaurant (reservations obviously) and then going to the disco to dance (very non traditional). So, the packages are hard because they are giving me a lot of things that I don't need or want..... this planning stuff is still hard even for a destination wedding!


        thank you for your support- I look forward to hearing more about everyone's plans!

        #564 LoriOlivia

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          Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:58 AM

          Cemone is apparently out indefinitely for a personal reason, or so I am told.

          I had guests trying to call and book.  They were taking messages and not calling my guests back.

          I spoke with Marilyn, the supervisor,  and now have all my guests calling her

          #565 SimplenSweet

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            Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:09 PM

            oh goodness gracious....... I wonder when we'll be told who our new WC is? When is your wedding?

            #566 leila29

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              Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:17 PM

              Yikes! Cemone is gone? I haven't heard a thing from the Romance Team... I am going to call them tomorrow and see what I can find out. 

              #567 ayansi08

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                Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:35 AM

                Well when Theresa (previous planner with Paradisus) was no longer with the Romance Team, I wasn't informed of it either by the Miami team. I called her and got a HUGE run around and felt they really slacked in telling the brides that we had no planner.


                I suggest you all call Marlyn ASAP and try to get some one re-assigned to you. I waited 2-3 months until they found someone, & I was furious!


                This similar situation is what lead me to hire Theresa on the side.

                #568 Miss Sunshyne

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                  Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:50 PM

                  Hey ladies if anyone is interested in booking for PPC before November 14th, I have a credit of $1025 that I'm selling for $700 that is good towards any room for x amount of people and x amount of days.


                  I got married last year and had a family member cancel at the last minute.. since the romance dept. doesn't give refunds.. they were kind enough to transfer the credit to the next guest (which they regularly don't do) Inbox me for more details, serious inquiries only.

                  11.12.2011 "Living for the Love of you" Paradisus Punta Cana

                  #569 maridr2012

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                    Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:15 PM

                    Hi. For any brides that got married at the beach gazebo, how long was you walk down the aisle? I asking because I'm trying to figure out what songs to play for the processional and recessional. I'd like to play a song for the wedding party (4 BM and 6 GM), and another song for my walk down the aisle. It looks like such a short walk though!

                    #570 analore

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                      Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

                      Hi, is that good just for rooms or for wedding expenses too?

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