Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:19 PM
So bummed out about the sky lanterns... I also had my heart set on them!
looking for other options now...
Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:17 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:42 AM
Thanks MissJali. Yea it's your day and you will get whatever you want. We had some pics taken on the beach and those came out gorgeous. I feel like I got the best of both worlds. I definately recommend Marlen, one of the on site photographers. She was absolutely the best and she's the sweetest person you'll ever meet. Her pics came out awesome. I didn't have a reception because we had a small wedding with just our families. We had dinner afterwards at the seafood restaurant.
Girls that have Susana, I know it's stressful because she almost never gets back to anyone but she did a really good job on my wedding. Yes, she was running late and that part sucke but there are only about 4 girls in the whole wedding department working on hundreds of weddings. They each have a couple of weddings a day sometimes to coordinate. When I needed immediate assistance or a quick answer I just called them directly. If you notice at the bottom of the emails they include the number to the hotel. Just ask for the wedding department, it's open until about 6 pm EST. They all speak English at the front desk so it won't be an issue getting patched through. Also, once the date is booked, most of the actual preparation and planning isn't done until you meet with the WC when you arrive so I think that's why alot of them take a lacksidasical approach to responding to emails.
Hope some of this helps, good luck to you all, I'm sure you will be absolutely beautiful on your special day.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:08 AM
Originally Posted by trivera5521
Samsbride: thanks! Where was your reception? How was the food? Did you use tropical pictures? Can you share pics of your reception specifically, decor, table set up etc. Did you hire DJ and have someone else MC?
Yea I used Tropical pictures. I just posted when I saw your message lol. My pics came out awesome. We had Marlen, I definately recommend her. She was super professional and so sweet. Unfortunately, we didn't have a reception because it was a small wedding. I used the Trio and they played all my request. We're latinos so our songs were in spanish lol. I've included some pics with our wedding colors. They matched them perfectly to my girl's dresses. The appetizers after the ceremony were AWESOME they gave us a ton of food and it was way better than what we had at dinner. H
opefully the same people that made those make the food for the private receptions.The cake was the best anyone had every had. We had dinner at Coral restaurant, the seafood place. It was okay, nothing to write home about. The pics I've inluded show some of Marlen's work and my wedding colors.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:24 PM
Thank You for the feedback...I feel better now...because I'm arriving 3 days before the wedding and I guess that's when I'll sit down with Susana and tighten everything up...but you know how it is its a little stressful not knowing certain things...since we want everything to turn out fabulous at the end...Thanks Again...if you can post some pictures so we can see...Thanks!
Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:18 AM
Great pics Samsbride, and thank you for sharing...
I just got confirmation from Marlene for Sept 21, 2013...couldn't be more excited!!!!!!
I know people are having a hard time with Susana replying to emails, but Marlene seems to be getting back to me quite promptly lately.
Anyone have suggestions on how far in advance to send out save the dates/invitations?
I was hoping to have save the dates out by Sept...but I dont know if that is too early or late?
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