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#601 MelandEd Wed

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    Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:37 PM

    Yall got my vote too!

     

    Soo, I contacted my point of contact in Miami and they attempted to tell me that they could no longer honor the 6pm time!?!? I had to get management approval for them to accept it.  I just got another email from the wedding coordinator confirming my date and time and I my travel agent received our group contract today with the correct date and time.  

    I can not believe they tried to pull a fast one on me! Lol. 

     

    We have it all straightened out now, I will be getting married at the Hard Rock Punta Cana on October 20, 2012 at 6pm.  Thanks LRDubbs for the heads up!

     

    Melissa



    #602 MelandEd Wed

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      Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:42 PM

      I do have some information on the up front deposit required to book the rooms.  Email me at melandedwed@gmail.com.

       

      Melissa



      #603 Teenyclt

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        Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:11 AM

        Has anyone had a legal ceremony here or is anyone planning on a legal ceremony? Just trying to get an idea of what it is like and what to expect. As of right now, we are planning on a legal ceremony. I am just nervous about what it is like since I heard it is in all Spanish and that people have had issues filing their paperwork once they get back home.



        #604 Tiffany095

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          Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

          Hello!!

           

          I just joined this forum. I'm getting married at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana next year on July 5, 2013.  I do not have anything planned yet because I thought you cannot get in contact with anyone 3 months prior, but I'm hearing that that's wrong if you harass them lol.  Yesterday I was at a bridal shower & the girl sitting next to me just happened to get back from her wedding there last week! She told me it was a nightmare. I'm getting so nervous with all the things she said---she told me that when she arrived, the hotel told her that new owners bought the hotel and they fired 1,500 staff members. She said that due to that, there was barely anyone working which was terrible when you needed something. She said that towels were gone by like 10am. Her wedding was scheduled for all festivities outside. It rained, and she said that from then on it was a disaster--she said that they stuffed her into a room off the side of the casino!!!!! Can you imagine?! And random people were walking into her wedding. She also said that she got pushed to book photographer through them and video. She did and wished she didn't. She said that due to the rain and chaos, the wedding got delayed like an hour & 1/2. The video guy said that he was "paid already" his share and decided "he's done." She said he did not video anything when it rained, and his response was "It's raining, you want video of rain?" She even offered to pay extra and he said he had to go. She said it was a mess. She said communication was a nightmare. She said though they tried to make the best of it. She said the club was amazing & so was the spa. She bought Mama Juana  from the gift shop with her credits to put in her welcome bags. It's their signature drink! That I think I might do.

           

          That being said though--it makes me nervous! Anyone have any input on this?? I'm thinking of doing the ceremony on the beach (it's scheduled for 5pm) Not sure where cocktail hour--but outside, and the reception in the ballroom so it's already set there and in AC in the humid hot weather. Anyone have any preference as to which beach is better? And cocktail hour? Anyone have any picture of how their wedding was--decor and all for each of the festivities?? The food? Basically, I'm looking for a run down of everything and photos definitely if possible. I'm booked a photographer from the states & we are paying for him to be there. However I do not have a video guy and need one. Anyone someone can recommend? I'm scared now to use their vendor.

           

          I also contacted Caribbean Celebrations. I think they work with hard rock as their preferred vendor. They have a FB page that looks nice. I'm trying to find pictures of people's weddings down there THIS year 2012, to see how they set everything up and decor and all, but I'm having a hard time.

           

          Any input would be great. 

           

          Thanks,

          Tiffany



          #605 Davis girl

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            Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:16 PM

            Hello Ladies,

            I am new to this forum and have been reading so much about the pros and cons of this resort! I am getting married in November 2012 and praying for a beautiful wedding day ~ I booked my wedding in October 2011 so I am under the old contract and have the Diamond package.  

            I have been dealing with Miami ladies a lot and recently was given a new wedding coordinator who seems much better than my previous one. I haven't been in touch with anyone at the actual resort yet and have some questions in regards to set up fees for the ceremony as well as the reception.

            Does anyone know how the food is: I am considering an outside reception but with no option to do a plated dinner I'm nervous that the buffet could be less appealing?

            I was also told by the ladies in Miami that there is a charge for everything ~ I wanted to have my family do my centerpieces and add flower petals to the tables  etc etc but I was told this would be $100 per table extra.

             

             

            Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

             

            Thanks,

            Jen



            #606 Davis girl

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              Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:05 AM

              WOW ~ I am getting married this November and pray I don't have issues like that poor girl did. I too have been hoping to see some pictures of 2011/2012 weddings and haven't had much luck...I booked last year so the wedding package (Diamond Package) is not one of  the newer ones but I'm not as worried about that. I think the reception location, food etc is what I'm the most worried about.

               

              Although weather conditions are out of my hands, I hope this resort can accommodate and have a backup plan for my wedding day assuming it rains!

               

              I've been told so many things from the ladies in Miami it is hard to know what you will or won't be charged extra for ~ frustrating!

               

              Any suggestions, pictures or ideas that anyone has would be greatly appreciated!

               

              Thanks,

               Jen



              #607 RexandKia

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                Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:47 AM

                Hi Ladies,

                 

                If you check a few posts back I believe a bride posted many pictures from her recent wedding at HRPC.  

                 

                My wedding is Dec 15, 2012 at Hard Rock. I was also told by Miami that there are extra costs for family to assist in set up etc.. but I've also been told by past brides that once you arrive they are more than happy to accommodate you and it's not a big deal.  



                #608 Lh Sunnie

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                  Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:25 AM

                  Originally Posted by RexandKia go_quote.gif

                  Hi Ladies,

                   

                  If you check a few posts back I believe a bride posted many pictures from her recent wedding at HRPC.  

                   

                  My wedding is Dec 15, 2012 at Hard Rock. I was also told by Miami that there are extra costs for family to assist in set up etc.. but I've also been told by past brides that once you arrive they are more than happy to accommodate you and it's not a big deal.  

                  My family set up things for our wedding like chair sashes and wedding programs and there wasnt a charge. Also my WC put out flower petals that I bought  and the things I wanted on my bouquet and she did not charge me for that either.



                  #609 Lh Sunnie

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                    Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:28 AM

                    Originally Posted by Davis girl 

                    Hello Ladies,

                    I am new to this forum and have been reading so much about the pros and cons of this resort! I am getting married in November 2012 and praying for a beautiful wedding day ~ I booked my wedding in October 2011 so I am under the old contract and have the Diamond package.  

                    I have been dealing with Miami ladies a lot and recently was given a new wedding coordinator who seems much better than my previous one. I haven't been in touch with anyone at the actual resort yet and have some questions in regards to set up fees for the ceremony as well as the reception.

                    Does anyone know how the food is: I am considering an outside reception but with no option to do a plated dinner I'm nervous that the buffet could be less appealing?

                    I was also told by the ladies in Miami that there is a charge for everything ~ I wanted to have my family do my centerpieces and add flower petals to the tables  etc etc but I was told this would be $100 per table extra.

                     

                     

                    Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Jen

                    Dont worry you wont be charged for your family putting out centerpieces and flower petals.

                    If they dont like the buffet, they can always eat later somewhere else. Dont stress about that. Its buffet and at an all inclusive. Its not going to be awesome, but its not going to totally suck either. It's warm (not hot). We found some things we didnt like and some things we loved.



                    #610 Lh Sunnie

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                      Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

                      Originally Posted by Tiffany095 

                      Hello!!

                       

                      I just joined this forum. I'm getting married at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana next year on July 5, 2013.  I do not have anything planned yet because I thought you cannot get in contact with anyone 3 months prior, but I'm hearing that that's wrong if you harass them lol.  Yesterday I was at a bridal shower & the girl sitting next to me just happened to get back from her wedding there last week! She told me it was a nightmare. I'm getting so nervous with all the things she said---she told me that when she arrived, the hotel told her that new owners bought the hotel and they fired 1,500 staff members. She said that due to that, there was barely anyone working which was terrible when you needed something. She said that towels were gone by like 10am. Her wedding was scheduled for all festivities outside. It rained, and she said that from then on it was a disaster--she said that they stuffed her into a room off the side of the casino!!!!! Can you imagine?! And random people were walking into her wedding. She also said that she got pushed to book photographer through them and video. She did and wished she didn't. She said that due to the rain and chaos, the wedding got delayed like an hour & 1/2. The video guy said that he was "paid already" his share and decided "he's done." She said he did not video anything when it rained, and his response was "It's raining, you want video of rain?" She even offered to pay extra and he said he had to go. She said it was a mess. She said communication was a nightmare. She said though they tried to make the best of it. She said the club was amazing & so was the spa. She bought Mama Juana  from the gift shop with her credits to put in her welcome bags. It's their signature drink! That I think I might do.

                       

                      That being said though--it makes me nervous! Anyone have any input on this?? I'm thinking of doing the ceremony on the beach (it's scheduled for 5pm) Not sure where cocktail hour--but outside, and the reception in the ballroom so it's already set there and in AC in the humid hot weather. Anyone have any preference as to which beach is better? And cocktail hour? Anyone have any picture of how their wedding was--decor and all for each of the festivities?? The food? Basically, I'm looking for a run down of everything and photos definitely if possible. I'm booked a photographer from the states & we are paying for him to be there. However I do not have a video guy and need one. Anyone someone can recommend? I'm scared now to use their vendor.

                       

                      I also contacted Caribbean Celebrations. I think they work with hard rock as their preferred vendor. They have a FB page that looks nice. I'm trying to find pictures of people's weddings down there THIS year 2012, to see how they set everything up and decor and all, but I'm having a hard time.

                       

                      Any input would be great. 

                       

                      Thanks,

                      Tiffany

                      I believe my review is around page 52 on this. I got married June 25 and loved it and so did my guests. Both locations on the beach are similiar. I would not recommend the club. Its way over priced and not many people in there. I had my family video tape and it turned out well. Id suggest having the cocktail hour at the same place as the reception somewhere near the beach so you have a breeze. Dont stress and worry- it will work out!  We were rained on for about 5 minutes during the matron of honor speech but we didnt mind it was kind of refreshing. They only time I got really hot was when we were dancing.






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