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#1971 Trish Upshall

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    Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:28 AM

    Thank you ladies! I had a nice sigh of relief after reading your responses lol.

     

    I am bringing a photographer down with me and she is staying at the resort for the whole week with us so photography is dealt with my other concern was dj, which i will probably just use one frm the resort since the vendor fees etc seem to be very high and we are already tryng to budget lol.

     

    Happy planning everyone!! everytime i read posts on here i get more and more excited!!



    #1972 SoonMrsD

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      Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:45 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Trish Upshall 
       

      Thank you ladies! I had a nice sigh of relief after reading your responses lol.

       

      I am bringing a photographer down with me and she is staying at the resort for the whole week with us so photography is dealt with my other concern was dj, which i will probably just use one frm the resort since the vendor fees etc seem to be very high and we are already tryng to budget lol.

       

      Happy planning everyone!! everytime i read posts on here i get more and more excited!!

       

      We are all mostly for DJ Mannia, the resort recommends him and he has amazing reviews. Plus a friend of a friend had him for her wedding 2 years ago. Good Luck on your wedding and planning!



      #1973 LovelyGemini

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        Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:31 AM

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        Originally Posted by MissJali 

        oh[que name="LovelyGemini" url="/t/65076/barcelo-bavaro-palace-deluxe/1890#post_1945756"]
        On top of the DJ, you have to pay $15/pp for the extra hour.
        Supposedly it's to cover the cost of drinks or whatever. I'm definitely doing the extra hour as well, even though it's gonna run us about $2k just for that ONE extra hour. :o

        Even a reception hall in the US gives you at least 4 hours, they sure know how to get every extra penny from us destination brides! LOL[/quote] oh gosh how many people are you having?

         

        LOL! wayyyy too many! We're thinking anywhere from 100-120, hopefully no more than 150. We both have very large families!



        #1974 LovelyGemini

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          Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:36 AM

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          Originally Posted by Trish Upshall 
           

          ok so i am probably the WORST when it comes to wedding planning! My wedding is still 7months away (April 2014) I have the date booked and ceremony time and reception etc...but haven't booked or discussed anything else with the coordinator.  Which I believe from reading through the past comments, is no longer working there :( so I emailed the other day and still ahven't heard back.

           

          Should I be booking and reserving a dj this far in advance? and with decor etc do I need to let them know colours or does most of this get dealt with once we are there?

           

          I am the WORST wedding planner ever!!!!!!!!!!!

           

          Ps.. Thank goodness for this thread or else i would be even more lost! I love all the pictures and posts from all the past weddings!! Makes me so excited for mine!!

           

          Trish, when are you in April? I'm April 5, 2014, but I've been so nervous planning for everything that I've asked my WC tons of questions via email and also went over a couple things face to face when I met with her back in July, like colors and stuff. 

           

          I've read most WC's send you some sort of questionnaire to go over everything about 2 months before, but I would send sample pics of things you want, like colors, cake, centerpieces, etc so they can tell you what's possible and what may not be. Only because they love to charge "extra" for every little thing, I feel it helps to know budget-wise what you may be paying extra for. 



          #1975 LovelyGemini

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            Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

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            Originally Posted by Bjeantil 
             

            As promised......

             

            Please check out the blog posting of my wedding and trash the dress session at http://mwsphotoblog....nican-republic/ blog my photographer created. Enjoy.

             

            gorgeous pictures! congrats again and thanks for coming back to share this with us!



            #1976 LovelyGemini

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              Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:42 AM

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              Originally Posted by Jcastro0124 
               

              Hi Melissa,

               

              Are you a May bride also??? Our date is the 2nd of May. I have the following so far:

               

               

              -personailzed bags

              -hand sanitizer

              -advil, pepto, for the hangover

              -aloe vera

              -sun screen

              -welcome letter

              -I want to buy the door hangers (where did you get yours?)

               

              I actually hired my photographer from here, flying her out and having her stay at the resort for a couple of days. She will be covering other activities, apart from the "day"

               

              JCastro, I saw you're also from NY, where did you find your photographer? I don't mind the style of TP, but their package prices are outrageous! I really wanted someone who could take pictures of our stay out there, at least while we're with most of our friends and family. 



              #1977 LovelyGemini

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                Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

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                Originally Posted by SoonMrsD 
                 

                 

                We are all mostly for DJ Mannia, the resort recommends him and he has amazing reviews. Plus a friend of a friend had him for her wedding 2 years ago. Good Luck on your wedding and planning!

                 

                SoonMrsD, do you know if DJ Mannia is one of the DJ's that our WC's give us the pricing for? I chose the package that includes the MC, but don't know if DJ Mannia has to be booked separately or has a different price list. I've also read great things about him.



                #1978 tricia-m

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                Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:01 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by LovelyGemini 
                 

                 

                SoonMrsD, do you know if DJ Mannia is one of the DJ's that our WC's give us the pricing for? I chose the package that includes the MC, but don't know if DJ Mannia has to be booked separately or has a different price list. I've also read great things about him.

                What was the price you were quoted for dj and mc? And is this without the 'fireworks'?

                 

                Does anyone know if there is no mc, does that mean there is no mic at all? I'm trying to justify all the costs :s



                #1979 tricia-m

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                Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:07 AM

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                Originally Posted by minigodiva 
                 

                Does anyone know what type of room upgrades we get?  I know it has to be in the same category room, but if I book a Deluxe at BBPD, what would it be upgraded to vs.  if I book a Junior Deluxe what would this be upgraded to?  Thank you.

                 

                Good question. Most of my guests are booking the junior suite.  I think fiancĀ© and I are going to look into the Master Suite Ocean Front Club Premium and hopefully upgrade from there.  I don't want to depend the upgrade since I want to have my ladies take pictures in the room as I am getting ready.



                #1980 SoonMrsD

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                  Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by tricia-m 
                   

                  What was the price you were quoted for dj and mc? And is this without the 'fireworks'?

                   

                  Does anyone know if there is no mc, does that mean there is no mic at all? I'm trying to justify all the costs :s

                   

                  On the sheet for pricing it's $1300 with fireworks and MC plus other stuff or $700 with just the DJ and a wireless mic

                   

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by LovelyGemini 
                   

                   

                  SoonMrsD, do you know if DJ Mannia is one of the DJ's that our WC's give us the pricing for? I chose the package that includes the MC, but don't know if DJ Mannia has to be booked separately or has a different price list. I've also read great things about him.

                   

                  Yes he is the recommended one so no outside fees to worry about, I was so happy when I was told! He has a different price but when I compared it's just different packages offered from the hotel and the DJ, difference is not bad at all in my opinion. You are paying $300 more for fireworks and flashing devices as in comparison to his package for the wedding.

                   

                  The only thing I'm not happy about is the extra hour but it is what it is. 

                   

                  Did we all get the same pricing, please say yes lol lol






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