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#1201 disazaja

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    Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:17 PM

    Originally Posted by Bjeantil 


    Beautiful!!! Thank you for the review!!! Did your WC tell you in advance where your guest would meet before the wedding and the schedules for pick up before you placed the info in the welcome bags? Did you feel it was necessary to have the cocktail hour after the ceremony? Did you use the trio? If so, when?

    Bjeantil,

     

     

    we agree on the location like 3 weeks before the wedding, it was on bar carey. The time wasnt set, but I need it was going to be on the PM.... I just made the letter left a blank for the time and them I filled that out after my meeting with Lianny on Tuesday. I had the welcome cocktail mostly so guests would be entertained after the wedding and  I could take pics freely, I used the trio during cocktail hour and people loved them, during the ceremony I had an organist since it was at the chapel. 

     

     

    hope this helps!



    #1202 Parrish

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      Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

      Great Review! Thanks so much! How did you work the dinner reservations for yourself and guests? Did you just let them know where and when you were eating or just let everyone do there own thing? When did you make the form you handed out in your welcome bags with times and location for your guests to be for the wedding. Did you know the details before you left or after you met with the wedding planner? Thanks!

      #1203 lyolchik

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        Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

        hi, how much was the extension of 3 hours, did you pay dj too, open bar? how much was all together . we are getting 4k package, but we want to extend as well. 

        thank you



        #1204 disazaja

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          Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:11 AM

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          Originally Posted by Parrish 

          Great Review! Thanks so much!

          How did you work the dinner reservations for yourself and guests? Did you just let them know where and when you were eating or just let everyone do there own thing?

          When did you make the form you handed out in your welcome bags with times and location for your guests to be for the wedding. Did you know the details before you left or after you met with the wedding planner?

          Thanks!

           

          Parrish, so as soon as I got there, I did reservations for dinner for myself and 2 more people for wednesday, I made a reservation for 6 for Thursday and I just went with my parents on wednesday and some close friends on Thursday. I recommmended guests to make reservations as soon as they got to the hotel and most of them did ithem. Also, since I was there welcoming most of them at the lobby I showed them where to go and recommended the best restaurants. Some of my guests decided to make reservations together for 6-8 and they let them do it. For breakfast everyone did its own thing, but for lunch since we were almost all together at the adults only beach we just ate all together at the buffet. I had the pickup location for the weding day but not the time so I just left a space and then had to handwritte the time once it was confirmed with Lianny.

          #1205 trivera5521

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            Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:48 AM

            Diana....welcome back!! You looked absolutely stunning girlie! You rocked that dress (loved it) and I cant thank you enough for the detailed review! It's so helpful to us upcoming brides! A few questions:

            • You flew out of NY on what airline? What did you do with your dress...carry on?
            • Did any of your guests use the resort credits, I'm still a bit confused on how this works?
            • Would LOVE to see the video tropical pictures did when you get it?
            • In your opinion did the MC make a big difference in the flow of the night?
            • You said there were no hidden fees/charges...so the DJ was $1300 plus the add'tl hour, bridesmaids flowers $30, additional people for rehearsal dinner were how much?
            • Did you play any music during your/bridal party walk down the aisle, how did that work out?
            • Your welcome bags were awesome! Was there anything you felt really was used by your guests or not really neccessary?
            • Anything you would do different?
            • Did it rain at all while you were there?

             

            Thanks again for your review and taking the time out to answer all of our questions.



            #1206 disazaja

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              Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:23 AM

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              Originally Posted by trivera5521 

              Diana....welcome back!! You looked absolutely stunning girlie! You rocked that dress (loved it) and I cant thank you enough for the detailed review! It's so helpful to us upcoming brides! A few questions:

              Thanks Tamara!!! :) here are my answers
              • You flew out of NY on what airline? What did you do with your dress...carry on?
              • I flew out of Newark on United and flew back to LGA (stopped in DC for 45 minutes) My mom brought the dress as carry on on American from Miami.
              • Did any of your guests use the resort credits, I'm still a bit confused on how this works?
              • we all got a book full of coupons for the salon, wine bottles, spa, golf, casino, some bridesmaids used them for their hair on the wedding day.
              • Would LOVE to see the video tropical pictures did when you get it?
              • I will try to post it on youtube and send you the link! :) it is bit long since it has the cermeony etc.
              • In your opinion did the MC make a big difference in the flow of the night?
              • I think he helped us manage the timing.... but If you dont get a MC I think the WC will be doing that for you.
              • You said there were no hidden fees/charges...so the DJ was $1300 plus the add'tl hour, bridesmaids flowers $30, additional people for rehearsal dinner were how much?
              • The additional guests for the rehearsal were $15 each, only the ones with no access to the Japanese restaurant.
              • Did you play any music during your/bridal party walk down the aisle, how did that work out?
              • yes, the organist played something, cant remember what LOL it was nice.
              • Your welcome bags were awesome! Was there anything you felt really was used by your guests or not really neccessary?
              • I think the bags themselves were used by everyone at the beach, the advil and alkasetzer too, I think the spf wipes and bug wipes werent as used.
              • Anything you would do different?
              • I will clarify the flowers with Lianny, real vs. fake and I will make sure that she uses all the decorations I bring.... or be clear on whats doable and whats not so I didnt buy a lot of things that werent going to be used.
              • Did it rain at all while you were there?
              • yes, so I was there from 03/19 to 03/30... it rained on thursday and friday, 03/28 and 03/29... 03/30 was just cloudy... let me know if you have more questions!

               

              Thanks again for your review and taking the time out to answer all of our questions.



              #1207 Mary123

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                Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:39 AM

                Originally Posted by disazaja 
                 

                Hi Diane, your pictures are wonderful and you look beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pictures and details about the wedding. 

                 

                What was in your welcome bag? I am trying to decide but cannot make up my mind :)



                #1208 natalieblev

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                  Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:50 AM

                  Thanks for the great review Diana! You looked beautiful as did your wedding!!  I loved the chapel! I begged them to let me have my wedding there, but since Im not catholic and would be having a pastor they said no! Oh well.

                   

                  Couple questions:

                   

                  I reserved the Panoramic Suite-does this mean I will be on the adults only side?

                   

                  We are the only ones who got club premium, but I wasnt aware that the Japanese restaurant was CP now and had planned to do my "rehearsal" dinner there....Do you have any other suggestions for a restaurant that is great but on the BBPD side?

                   

                  Did you eat at Hoya 19? Is it good for dinner and drinks? 

                   

                  Did you do any excursions?

                   

                  In flower options, Did you see any options for garden type flowers rather than the tropical ones? I have only ever seen calli lillies, orchids and roses...is that all they offer for bridesmaid bouquets? 

                   

                  Do they charge to use the small votive candles for Bar H decoration? 

                   

                  Were the cocktail apps tasty? 

                   

                  THanks in advance! And Congratulations again!! 



                  #1209 disazaja

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                    Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

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                    Originally Posted by natalieblev 

                    Thanks for the great review Diana! You looked beautiful as did your wedding!!  I loved the chapel! I begged them to let me have my wedding there, but since Im not catholic and would be having a pastor they said no! Oh well.

                    Thanks Natalie!!!

                     

                    Couple questions:

                     

                    I reserved the Panoramic Suite-does this mean I will be on the adults only side?

                    no Panoramic Suites are on the BBPD, You will probably be upgraded to a bigger suite :) but you have access to everything since you will be part of the club premium, you have access to everything on the adults side too.

                     

                    We are the only ones who got club premium, but I wasnt aware that the Japanese restaurant was CP now and had planned to do my "rehearsal" dinner there....Do you have any other suggestions for a restaurant that is great but on the BBPD side?

                    if your other guests are staying at barcelo bavaro palace deluxe, they will be covered. The only ones not covered are the ones staying at the adults only side. I liked the food at the mexican restaurant, I think Lianny also mentioned at some point having the rehearsal on a private small reception hall. You might want to consider that.

                     

                    Did you eat at Hoya 19? Is it good for dinner and drinks? 

                    I didnt, but some guests did. They liked the food and it was definetly more calm and quiet and that other restaurants. They just said not to order the wraps LOL

                     

                    Did you do any excursions?

                    yes, I did the side by side one... It is a boogie and it stops at a beautiful natural lagoon. Some guests did the santo domingo excursion (take a whole day) and some others did horse back riding. I got good reviwes from the horse back riding one.

                     

                    In flower options, Did you see any options for garden type flowers rather than the tropical ones? I have only ever seen calli lillies, orchids and roses...is that all they offer for bridesmaid bouquets? 

                    yeah thats pretty much what they offered... I think Lianny suggested colorful daisies but it didnt go wiht my decor.

                     

                    Do they charge to use the small votive candles for Bar H decoration? 

                    I actually brought those with me, I got them really cheap at a wedding decoration warehouse in Miami.

                     

                    Were the cocktail apps tasty? 

                    yes, they were good... the one funny thing is that they have seafood ceviche in a mini individual bowl... and no spoon or fork... so we called it the fish shoot LOL

                     

                    THanks in advance! And Congratulations again!! 



                    #1210 trivera5521

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                      Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:42 AM

                      Was anyone ever quoted childrens prices for the wedding packages? Do kids pay the full price of $50 too?






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