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#1731 MissJali

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    Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:59 AM

    I saw these on etsy. Would it be tacky to recreate? How would I get the writing on the bags?



    #1732 MissJali

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      Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:04 PM

      i would probably use these bags here

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/151090022786



      #1733 MissJali

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        Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:01 PM

        oops wrong thread!! sorry girls!



        #1734 nykat57

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          Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:26 PM

          Hi ladies!

          I just returned from my ceremony at BBPD. My husband and I were renewing our vows (10th Anniversary)! Everything was beautiful and absolutely perfect.  I had the Strawberry Package and 35 guests.  My ceremony and reception were both on the beach.  Our WC was Susana and she did an amazing job!  Very knowledgable and professional.

           

          We arrived on Wednesday and asked for our upgrade.  Receptionist told me that I would get it AFTER the wedding and I told her that wasn't acceptable and that I know that's not how things work.  I spoke to a second person and received my upgrade.  Afterwards, asked for Susana and had our meeting. Meeting was detailed and she offered some great suggestions....so thankful for her!  I unpacked goodies and explained my ideas to her.   I brought lanterns, shells, and candles as centerpieces. Then,we met with photographer from Tropical Pictures and completed a checklist of photo ideas that we wanted.  I know their prices are steep but the quality of their work is phenomenal!!! Malena was our photographer--- 5 stars for her! She did take extra pics and they charge $12 per picture (smaller sizes) either print or put on a CD.  Let's just say, I wanted them all but couldn't afford it.

           

          Hair and makeup at the Spa. My sisters, my daughters and me got ready in the Bridal Suite.  Maritza Corporan hooked me up.  I have long, thick hair and wanted an undo. I was concerned about it staying up all night, and it did! My face was a little sunburned so we were playing with makeup and I felt flawless.  I got the natural look that I asked for....very happy bride!

           

          Reception was on the beach on the "adults only" side.  The view was breath-taking.  The wait staff was super friendly.  They created a cocktail called "Blue Sky" that matched my wedding color.  It was refreshing and smooth. Our menu consisted of caprese salad, pesto marinated chicken with vegetables, and crema brulee. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS AND GOOD PORTIONS!

           

          The day went smoothly but it does go by quickly, so enjoy every moment ladies!

           

           

          Overall, it's a great hotel.  Beautiful grounds, beach, pool, and the most complete buffet I've ever seen. However, I was a little disappointed with the unfair treatment that I noticed in the hotel.....NOT wedding office or service staff.  I will try to post some pics soon. 

           

          Happy planning brides!  Relax because it will all work out on your special day. 



          #1735 minigodiva

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            Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:05 AM

            Hi ladies! I just returned from my ceremony at BBPD. My husband and I were renewing our vows (10th Anniversary)! Everything was beautiful and absolutely perfect.  I had the Strawberry Package and 35 guests.  My ceremony and reception were both on the beach.  Our WC was Susana and she did an amazing job!  Very knowledgable and professional. We arrived on Wednesday and asked for our upgrade.  Receptionist told me that I would get it AFTER the wedding and I told her that wasn't acceptable and that I know that's not how things work.  I spoke to a second person and received my upgrade.  Afterwards, asked for Susana and had our meeting. Meeting was detailed and she offered some great suggestions....so thankful for her!  I unpacked goodies and explained my ideas to her.   I brought lanterns, shells, and candles as centerpieces. Then,we met with photographer from Tropical Pictures and completed a checklist of photo ideas that we wanted.  I know their prices are steep but the quality of their work is phenomenal!!! Malena was our photographer--- 5 stars for her! She did take extra pics and they charge $12 per picture (smaller sizes) either print or put on a CD.  Let's just say, I wanted them all but couldn't afford it. Hair and makeup at the Spa. My sisters, my daughters and me got ready in the Bridal Suite.  Maritza Corporan hooked me up.  I have long, thick hair and wanted an undo. I was concerned about it staying up all night, and it did! My face was a little sunburned so we were playing with makeup and I felt flawless.  I got the natural look that I asked for....very happy bride! Reception was on the beach on the "adults only" side.  The view was breath-taking.  The wait staff was super friendly.  They created a cocktail called "Blue Sky" that matched my wedding color.  It was refreshing and smooth. Our menu consisted of caprese salad, pesto marinated chicken with vegetables, and crema brulee. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS AND GOOD PORTIONS! The day went smoothly but it does go by quickly, so enjoy every moment ladies! Overall, it's a great hotel.  Beautiful grounds, beach, pool, and the most complete buffet I've ever seen. However, I was a little disappointed with the unfair treatment that I noticed in the hotel.....NOT wedding office or service staff.  I will try to post some pics soon.  Happy planning brides!  Relax because it will all work out on your special day. 

            Congrats and thanks for the review! It made me feel a little better since Susana hasn't been replying to me lately, but I understand she has a lot of weddigs to plan.

            #1736 MissJali

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              Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:31 AM

              Originally Posted by nykat57 

              Hi ladies!

              I just returned from my ceremony at BBPD. My husband and I were renewing our vows (10th Anniversary)! Everything was beautiful and absolutely perfect.  I had the Strawberry Package and 35 guests.  My ceremony and reception were both on the beach.  Our WC was Susana and she did an amazing job!  Very knowledgable and professional.

               

              We arrived on Wednesday and asked for our upgrade.  Receptionist told me that I would get it AFTER the wedding and I told her that wasn't acceptable and that I know that's not how things work.  I spoke to a second person and received my upgrade.  Afterwards, asked for Susana and had our meeting. Meeting was detailed and she offered some great suggestions....so thankful for her!  I unpacked goodies and explained my ideas to her.   I brought lanterns, shells, and candles as centerpieces. Then,we met with photographer from Tropical Pictures and completed a checklist of photo ideas that we wanted.  I know their prices are steep but the quality of their work is phenomenal!!! Malena was our photographer--- 5 stars for her! She did take extra pics and they charge $12 per picture (smaller sizes) either print or put on a CD.  Let's just say, I wanted them all but couldn't afford it.

               

              Hair and makeup at the Spa. My sisters, my daughters and me got ready in the Bridal Suite.  Maritza Corporan hooked me up.  I have long, thick hair and wanted an undo. I was concerned about it staying up all night, and it did! My face was a little sunburned so we were playing with makeup and I felt flawless.  I got the natural look that I asked for....very happy bride!

               

              Reception was on the beach on the "adults only" side.  The view was breath-taking.  The wait staff was super friendly.  They created a cocktail called "Blue Sky" that matched my wedding color.  It was refreshing and smooth. Our menu consisted of caprese salad, pesto marinated chicken with vegetables, and crema brulee. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS AND GOOD PORTIONS!

               

              The day went smoothly but it does go by quickly, so enjoy every moment ladies!

               

               

              Overall, it's a great hotel.  Beautiful grounds, beach, pool, and the most complete buffet I've ever seen. However, I was a little disappointed with the unfair treatment that I noticed in the hotel.....NOT wedding office or service staff.  I will try to post some pics soon. 

               

              Happy planning brides!  Relax because it will all work out on your special day. 

              Congrats Ny Kat!!!!! I'm glad everything turned out well. 

               

              question if you don't mind

              How did you transport everything down there? Did customs give you any trouble?



              #1737 NettyD

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                Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:35 AM

                Originally Posted by nykat57 

                Hi ladies!

                I just returned from my ceremony at BBPD. My husband and I were renewing our vows (10th Anniversary)! Everything was beautiful and absolutely perfect.  I had the Strawberry Package and 35 guests.  My ceremony and reception were both on the beach.  Our WC was Susana and she did an amazing job!  Very knowledgable and professional.

                 

                We arrived on Wednesday and asked for our upgrade.  Receptionist told me that I would get it AFTER the wedding and I told her that wasn't acceptable and that I know that's not how things work.  I spoke to a second person and received my upgrade.  Afterwards, asked for Susana and had our meeting. Meeting was detailed and she offered some great suggestions....so thankful for her!  I unpacked goodies and explained my ideas to her.   I brought lanterns, shells, and candles as centerpieces. Then,we met with photographer from Tropical Pictures and completed a checklist of photo ideas that we wanted.  I know their prices are steep but the quality of their work is phenomenal!!! Malena was our photographer--- 5 stars for her! She did take extra pics and they charge $12 per picture (smaller sizes) either print or put on a CD.  Let's just say, I wanted them all but couldn't afford it.

                 

                Hair and makeup at the Spa. My sisters, my daughters and me got ready in the Bridal Suite.  Maritza Corporan hooked me up.  I have long, thick hair and wanted an undo. I was concerned about it staying up all night, and it did! My face was a little sunburned so we were playing with makeup and I felt flawless.  I got the natural look that I asked for....very happy bride!

                 

                Reception was on the beach on the "adults only" side.  The view was breath-taking.  The wait staff was super friendly.  They created a cocktail called "Blue Sky" that matched my wedding color.  It was refreshing and smooth. Our menu consisted of caprese salad, pesto marinated chicken with vegetables, and crema brulee. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS AND GOOD PORTIONS!

                 

                The day went smoothly but it does go by quickly, so enjoy every moment ladies!

                 

                 

                Overall, it's a great hotel.  Beautiful grounds, beach, pool, and the most complete buffet I've ever seen. However, I was a little disappointed with the unfair treatment that I noticed in the hotel.....NOT wedding office or service staff.  I will try to post some pics soon. 

                 

                Happy planning brides!  Relax because it will all work out on your special day. 

                 

                Congrats NY Kat! Glad to hear it went well!
                 
                Girls- any tips on where to get custom "welcome" bags? I know the summer is almost over and I'm slacking!!! :)


                #1738 nykat57

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                  Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:33 AM

                  Originally Posted by minigodiva 


                  Congrats and thanks for the review! It made me feel a little better since Susana hasn't been replying to me lately, but I understand she has a lot of weddigs to plan.

                  Thank you!

                   

                  I was at the hotel for 8 days.  There was at least one wedding per day, except Sunday of course.  There were 3 weddings on Saturday and at least 2 on Monday and 2 on Tuesday.  These ladies work around the clock.  

                   

                  I still had some questions for Susana when we met, but by the end of meeting everything was answered.  I'm a visual person and they had files of photos for almost everything. Even throughout the wedding day, Susana will guide everyone so YOU have nothing to worry about. 



                  #1739 nykat57

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                    Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:05 AM

                    Originally Posted by MissJali 

                    Congrats Ny Kat!!!!! I'm glad everything turned out well. 

                     

                    question if you don't mind

                    How did you transport everything down there? Did customs give you any trouble?

                    Thanks Jali!

                     

                    I bubble wrapped the lanterns and packed them in a duffel bag, which was my husband's carry on.  I carried my dress in a garment bag. We didn't have any problems in customs.

                     

                    I packed the candles, frames, shells, starfishes, and sand ceremony kit in a luggage which was checked in.  Sadly, the glass on one of my frames broke but it wasn't bad.  The worst was when I realized that the main piece for the Sand Ceremony shattered.  I ended up using the smaller pieces instead.  Be very careful how you package each item if you're considering shipping it over.  Susana did mention that a few brides have shipped materials over and they always arrive to the "Bodas" office.  It's not a big office and I didn't see any closets, so not sure where exactly they would store your goodies.

                     

                    I hope this helps. Don't hesitate to ask more questions.



                    #1740 nykat57

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                      Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:06 AM

                      Originally Posted by NettyD 

                       

                      Thank you!  Best of luck to you 






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