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#61 TaraBella

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    Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:14 PM

    Yes they told me the same thing that they would book it two months before and we chose carribian emotions for the photographer. On the price list they added a DJ so I'm not sure if I'm going use them or not because the hotel charges $200 extra for every vender you use. How's this DJ mania supposed to be and how do we know if theses djs are any good. Also do you have any good ideas on favors I don't know what to do because I'm having so many people. We are coming from new York do you know of any Travel agents?

    #62 TaraBella

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      Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:24 AM

      Hello

       

      I need some help, i have been working with the riu palace punta cana for booking the rooms and they haven't been much help. can anyone refer me to a travel agent from the new york area. also with so many guests how do i work that do i just let everyone book for themselves i am so confused please help ?????



      #63 swojdyla

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        Posted 09 July 2011 - 09:13 PM

        Well it looks like you are making some good progress with your wedding. I decided to book DJ Mannia b/c I have seen such good this on this website about him I just had to have him!! I think the rate he gave was still pretty good even concerning the 200 vendor fee. I feel like music is so key to a good wedding! WOW 110 guests! you have a lot of love around you! That is super tough to manage. I'm going to have about 40 I think. Still early to tell. I can't recommend a new york TA but my TA in NJ is great! I will ask him if he knows anyone. I decided to block off 10 rooms with airfare so that took care of 20 ppl....first come first serve lol. Everyone else is on their own but I gave them the TA's info so he could try to get them good deals

         

        A good TA is KEY!! I went through 2 before I got to my guy now! lol. Hope this all helps. Let me know if there are any other questions. When is your wedding?



        #64 JRamirez1020

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          Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:22 AM

          All of your posts here on this site has been an incredible help....I will be and October 2012 bride!!!! I am so excited and nervous. This destination wedding was such a great idea but a great deal of work it turns out lol. My fiances parents visited the hotel and said that it was amazing....they brought me back a brochure with pictures and I fell in love. My original choice was paradisus palma real but its kind of pricy. If you guys have any further info on the hotel or pictures that would help, that would be great. I am having a religious wedding at the gazebo and private reception to follow....95 people and counting. Wish me luck!! lol



          #65 kelelie

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            Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:55 AM

            Hi Jen, I am on FB. try and find me kelly.brownelie@gmail.com. the Planning is coming along, we actually got married on June 5, 2011. we had a small ceremony with about 7-10 people so that we could have it done legally. But our Pastor is coming with us to the DR. It makes it a lot easier because it is considered a renewal of vows in the DR and we don't have to go through all the paper work there. Our pastor will do a full ceremony as if it is the first time. We will have communion, and the pouring of the sand ceremony.  we have a great TA that is local in MD. We have 12 people booked so far. We are having a private reception we have about 40 people who will be joining us. We finally finished our wedding website, check it out and let me know what you think- www.haenerandkellyelie.wedsite.com

             

            I want to do boarding passes for save the dates. I was thinking of doing the OOT bags and putting passports in them with the itinerary for the weekend, and a map of the resort, some sun screen little things like that. i also want to send out invitations with luggage tags that the guest can actually use?!? I want to do this myself, not sure how feasible it is.

             

            How is the planning going for you?? We haven't settled on colors yet.... i want to do like a tiffany blue/ and maybe a green with a tan color maybe not sure..any thoughts??



            #66 swojdyla

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              Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:44 PM

              Kelly I went on your website...its amazing!! You are good girl!! Well guess what I'm going to be at the RIU palace the day of your wedding!! I begged by fiance to have us go down on the saturday before our wedding so I could hopefully see some other weddings and how they turned out!!! I can't believe one of them will be yours!!! I'm so excited!

               

              How many people do you have coming? Have you found the wedding coordinators to be nice and helpful? I really have!

               

              Can't wait to talk!!!



              #67 swojdyla

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                Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:45 PM

                I just read your reply again lol so you got married this year but are having a renewal in April???



                #68 swojdyla

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                  Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:50 PM

                  O and does everyone know of the FB RIU Palace PuntaCana Brides! JOIN!



                  #69 kelelie

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                    Posted 24 July 2011 - 12:53 PM

                    Swojdyla- Thanks for checking out our wedsite, it was a labor of love for sure. To answer your questions, yes we did get married in June of this year. We had a very small ceremony legalizing our marriage, so when we go to Punta Cana in April it is considered a renewal of vows. Our pastor at our small wedding did a very simple ceremony, we did not exchange our own vows that we wrote, we just recited the vows back to her. We also did not do communion or a sand pouring ceremony. Our pastor is coming with us to Punta Cana and will perform the ceremony as if it was the first time- and we will get to do our own vows that we will write, along with communion and our sand pouring ceremony. This makes life a little easier for us because we don't have to worry about the legal requirements in the DR.

                     

                    We have invited like 85-90 people but are looking for about 40 to be in attendance. So far we have 12 booked including us two. I am super excited you will be there to see our wedding. We requested a private reception with a DJ, but my husband now wants the live band- so I have to email the coordinators and see if that is possible. I haven't yet joined the FB page but will do so today. i am super excited about this wedding. cant wait to chat with you more.



                    #70 swojdyla

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                      Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:41 PM

                      That sounds amazing!! I am hoping to have a catholic ceremony for our wedding so I am trying to figure it all out. Are you paying for your pastor's trip? How long is he staying? I thought about taking our priest but I'm still not sure. As of now we have a priest arranged from the RIU. Our ceremony time is 6pm. What time is yours? Did RIU confirm the private reception? They told me they can't guarantee a private reception until 3 months before the wedding. This has me extremely nervous.  What is the timeline you have planned? I was thinking about changing our ceremony to 4pm because I'm nervous 6pm might be too late to still get in the 4 hr private reception. We already booked DJ Mannia for our wedding. We heard amazing things about him and I just had to have him! lol I am hoping for aobut 30-40 guests. We have 10 booked including us!

                       

                      O just so you know airfare is posted...well at least out of philly!

                       

                      I'm so glad I found you!! lol 






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