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#1301 chrisdeluca

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    Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:37 AM

    Yeah i was under the impression it was only open for lunch as well, which makes no sense why they would charge the 5,000 for reception services if it isn't interrupting their normal service. It's definitely a bummer becuase that location looks like it would be beautiful for a reception to be held. I wish they would finish updating their upsite for the wedding packages, i'm dying to see whats new etc...

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    #1302 mandycross

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      Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:57 PM

      The $5000 fee to use a restaurant for dinner is insane for sure!  I'm just curious if that charge includes the food and beverage/use of regular menus of that particular restaurant or if you still have to pay for whatever buffet or plated meal service plus bar on top of the $5000?  

      #1303 chrisdeluca

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        Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:35 AM

        Yah that's a good question b/c if your paying 5,000 just for the room PLUS a package fee that would cost a fortune!


        Does anyone have any pictures of a beach reception?

        #1304 Bride 2 B

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          Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:28 AM

          Hi Ladies! I leave for Punta Cana on Monday and finally get married on Saturday, 7/14th. I promise to share pictures and comments when I return. So far so good! Wish me luck (:

          #1305 Skygirl

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            Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:20 PM

            Hmm, if i had to guess its 5k just to close down the restaurant for the event not the dinner

            Also i asked Mercy about the dried freeze petals, she said its OK.

            Also is anyone aware for the brides dress preparation, do they mean steaming it?

            #1306 jbmarch2012

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              Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

              Originally Posted by Skygirl 

              Hmm, if i had to guess its 5k just to close down the restaurant for the event not the dinner

              Also i asked Mercy about the dried freeze petals, she said its OK.

              Also is anyone aware for the brides dress preparation, do they mean steaming it?



              They steam it, yes!

              #1307 suzzMF

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                Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:22 PM

                @ Bride 2 B - Good luck and congratualtions! Cant wait to hear all about it.


                To all other brides, here is a small advice. I feel like Mercy (my wedding coordinator) answers my questions quicker when I put them in bulletpoints, and all she does is put the answer behind it.


                Here are a few that I have asked.


                1. Is there a free shuttle or bus for our guests from and to the airport?! If not, what is the cost? We do not provide transportation service. For this information we suggest to contact your travel agent.

                2. Is it possible to arrange a dinner for our guests the night before the wedding at one of the restaurants? Yes!! We can reserve a space in one of our open restaurants a la carte (upon availability), for groups up to 25 people. In case that you have more than 25 people for your rehearsal dinner, we can offer you a reservation in our Carnival International Caf? (buffet style restaurant). In both cases, the set up will be individual tables, for up to 8 people each one.

                3. If we choose plated dinner for the reception, is it true that everyone has to eat the same thing? Yes!! A set menu is mandatory for private dinners.

                4. What are our plated dinner options for the reception? You can make your selections for dinner menu from the Divine Dinner Package. Please see the information in our wedding guide. http://www.amresorts.com/wedding_guides/nolpc-wedding-guide.pdf

                5.  How many people fit on the Terrace? Up to 35 people.

                6.  Is there enough space for a dance floor and the DJ. There is an space that we use as dance area, and a dance floor won’t be necessary.

                7. Do you have any kind of decorations? Please let me know what you would like exactly, in order to verify with our suppliers and get a quotation.

                8.  Is the pool area still available on our date, if we change our mind? Yes!! By now is available, on a first come first served basis. Please let me know if you want this area instead of the Carnival Terrace, in order to take note.

                9.  We would like to request pink roses for my flowers, is there an extra charge? No, it does not have an extra charge for pink roses.



                #1308 Skygirl

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                  Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:25 PM

                  @SuzzMF thanks for posting this...

                  Sadly to say but im on the 3rd WC now, i started out with Claribel then Christina and now Silvia, and my wedding is 12wks from today:)

                  im starting to panic

                  I am doing divine package, that covers 25 ppl. i will have 35 ppl attending plus 3kids. I know they are charging 50$pp(tax included, stupid fee in DR) but what i wasnt aware that it doesnt include the chair rental(3$pp) then a champagne toast(i think $4)and the coctail hour and alcohol....all this is separate i think...up untill today i was under impression, if i pay 50$pp additional then it included everything that the part of 25ppl did..ughhh.

                  i am bringing reall touch bouqets, so i asked if the resort can subsitute my bouqet and instead make buttoniers for guys with those flowers, wil see what they say...

                  i also asked about the food tasting, and was told no...but i will push it...interesting to say that they asked if i wanted to upgrade any food?hmm really?no food tasting, but want me to upgrade...

                  i have emailed spa about 3wks ago to find out when should i be making appts for the girls etc...heard nothing back...

                  thats my story so far...

                  #1309 Donna Hewitt

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                    Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

                    Thanks for sharing all the info girls - Extremely helpful!!  I would love to see some pics of the Beach set up as well, if anyone has them!?  And does anyone know if we are allowed silk flowers?



                    #1310 djmags15

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                      Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:21 PM

                      Hi Ladies,


                      I had my wedding at NOW Larimar on Friday, June 22, 2012.  Our ceremony was at the Main Fountain and we chose to have the wooden walkway built.  It is a $1500 charge but it includes the decorations for it and I am so glad we chose to do it!  We also had our reception at Castaways.  I had requested it to be there however, the second we reserved our date which was over 9 months before the wedding.  We had 55 guests and they seemed to have a blast.  My husband and I have been to the DR 3 times before and have stayed at other resorts under Amresorts (Dreams Palm Beach and Punta Cana).   While the wedding was EVERYTHING I wanted, the resort was not quite up to par as the other resorts but I believe they are working on their service to reach the standards of the other resorts.  I brought a binder with pictures of how I wanted most things and let me tell you, Mercy did everything the way I had asked....she is amazing!  I brought down my own linens (bought them off ebay for the cost of about renting 2!), my own simple centerpieces (mosaic wineglass pieces and organza scatter flowers), table numbers and other decor for personal touches.   


                      We had the Divine Package, used HDC for photography, and also hired the DJ from the resort.   We had a Welcome Gathering (instead of a welcome dinner) and just had it at the buffet.  Mercy ensured we would have a designated spot for our group and it was just what we wanted.  I definitely did not think it was worth spending $5000 or $30/person for a welcome dinner since that would be like paying for part of another wedding!   We had a symbolic ceremony so she was our officiant but we also included some parents speaking and some brief traditions (but our ceremony was still only 15-20 minutes...our goal!).  Everything was just gorgeous!  We also released sky lanterns on the beach (about 12 of them).  We paid for sparklers but they did not turn out well because something happened to the ones she originally ordered.  I am so sad it is over.  If anyone has any specific questions about anything, please feel free to send me a message.  I can also send some pictures if you wanted to see some of the spaces.  I am sooooo happy with how everything turned out.  I know this may not be that helpful for those of you in the process of planning- but if you come prepared with some ideas and trust that Mercy will execute them all- it will all be wonderful!!!!



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