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Just Booked Melia Caribe Tropical for Nov 2011!

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Originally Posted by astef View Post

Anyone else worried about the bad reviews of the Melia on Trip Advisor lately?!? Anyone been there recently and can say otherwise??



I take all TripAdvisor reviews with a grain of salt. Some people just can't be pleased. They seem to want to be served on a silver platter and be waited on hand and foot. I found it the same for our trip to Mexico this last February, some of the reviews we read before going made us worry (bugs in rooms, broken electrical equipment, bad service ect ect) but we had an amazing time (didn't see a single bug in our room except one fly and never saw anything that made me feel uneasy and I'm an Electrical Engineering Tech)! I think as long as you go with an open mind and realize your in a country where the culture is different a smile, a thank you and a small tip can go a long way in making your trip amazing! I'm a believer in situations are what you make them so go, don't fret the small details and relax and have a blast!

 

Kyra

 

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Hey Capecodder,

 

Ya time has gone by pretty quickly! And now friends and family are always talking about how excited they are so I'm getting more and more excited too!

Planning has been pretty good. The only big thing that is bugging me is that the WC says that we don't decide on the restaurant until we get there. I wanted to send out invites with all those details like time and place since all we have sent out is STD cards with the week on them so I feel like no one really knows what day of the trip the wedding will be on. I think what I'll do is maybe do hand made invites and fill in the missing info once we get there, or I might still do printed invites and just put "to be determined" for where the dinner is. What are your thoughts on that? I can't decide what to do. haha.

The other thing that I have been having trouble with is the seating, since we have 50 guests I want to make a bit of a seating arrangement just so that the grandparents and parents don't get stuck sitting in the back of the room but all the WC will say is "You will seat same area separated tables with the same restaurant set up" so that makes me a bit concerned. I think to solve that though I will do seating cards with every ones names and have a general idea of who should sit with who and get one of my friends who isn't in the wedding party to go in before everyone else and put them out. I hope that works.

I haven't started packing but I have started a packing list... which is getting quite long. Between the OTT bag goodies, the chair bows, and all the stuff I'll have to bring to look great on the big day! I think I'll be bringing like 3 big suit cases lol.

This week we sent off the legal papers to the Dominican Consulate in Toronto for translation and what not so I'm excited to be getting that done so our wedding is really real lol.

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I'm getting excited for you!!  Can't to wait to hear all about it!!

 

What?  I thought we decided before we got to the resort what restaurant the dinner would be in.  In the original email I got from my WC, she asked what we wanted to do for the reception and we picked dinner at the Italian restaurant.  I will be doing up invites with more details on them since, like you, no one really knows the plan for the week.  If I were you, I would do up invites and put to be determined, that way it gives your guests some idea of a timeline.

 

Good idea of doing seating cards!  Maybe your WC can put reserved on a couple tables close to yours.  Could be another option!

 

That's alot of suitcases!!  I haven't even thought about that part yet!lol!

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Hi ladies! Been quiet for a while! I wanted to know if anyone has had any contact with the spa regarding hair appointments? If so, how far in advance do you book them? I have now emailed the spa twice, plus emailed the WC to email them, and NOTHING. I have tons of time, but getting frustrated! I'm not having my wedding at the Melia so I worry that they won't 'cater' to me as much as they otherwise would. Grr! Any info is helpful, thank you!!

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Hi Ladies,

 

So glad to see there are a good amount of Melia Caribe Tropical Brides. I will be getting married at Melia on June 30, 2012. A little less than nine months to go and already my family and friends keeps asking me if i am getting them a good rate at the hotel undecided.gif Has anyone worked with a TA to plan their upcoming destination wedding? We will have approx. 75 guests and I am just trying to make the process as affordable as possible for everyone.

 

Please let me know of any TA you definitely would recommend. And any rates for the hotel they gave u if possible.

 

Thank you all!!!

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