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"New Resort Opening May 1 2011" NOW LARIMAR ~ PUNTA CANA

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#1451 suzzMF

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    Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:02 AM

    Skygirl - are you having the Diving Package? I thought Hair & Make Up is included.

    #1452 jennifer8913

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    Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:28 AM

    Originally Posted by Skygirl 

    Hey ladies, like i said earlier its exactly a month left till we left for DR! few good things happened so far: our airline tickets on JB went from 900$(which is the highest) to 500$ but most were booked already so we got $$$ JB credit, i would much rather have the cash, so i can use it towards the wedding, but am happy with over a 1000$ JB credit, LOL

      -my dress is picked up , wohooo, its all wrinkly though, i got it from dresylime designer knock off in china, and very happy with it. Im debating weather or not i should have it steamed it before i leave for DR, or have it done there, i guess im just nervous how good of a job they will do down there,

    -Silvia my WC has contacted me via email, that she needs me to complete the wedding-planner form with all the details.

    -I actually called her today and she was very nice and informative. I have 2 photographers outside from the resort who are from Punta Cana, and i would need to pay $300 vendor fee, which i made piece with. BUT you can pay resort daily rate to have them stay there, and if its a good promotion you can get a good deal, and instead pay to put them up in the resort instead of paying the vendor fee! In my case getting a room at the resort is costing same as a vendor fee, so its a wash! So i will pay for the room for them, so they can arrive, put all there stuff and not feel like gypsy with their stuff.

    -One thing im a little confused about is, photographers will be seated at the table with kids near by so they can just get up quickly and shoot away, DO I need to order meal for them?if they are staying at the resort?what is the protocol?

    - i called the resort spa to find out about hair/make up. It is 59$ for the hair (wash not included) and $40 for the make up , same price for bride and bridesmaids

    I think this is it for now, 

    Wow!!!! I cant wait til I am at the one month mark!!! im just coming up on the 11 month mark!! lol. Thanks so much for your info!! really helps a lot!!! :) Hope everything is going as planned for you and you have a beautiful wedding! who is ur photog? cant wait to see pics!!!

    "ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

    Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)

    #1453 Vizionme101

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      Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:11 AM

      Originally Posted by thesportsgal 

      I just got assigned Francina...has anyone else had her or heard anything? :)  Time is FLYING by ;)

      Hello thesportsgal.  I had Francina.  She is absolutely amazing.  She is actually the Manager above all the other WC's.  You will love her. She is easy to work with and definitely a pleasure.  I give her 2 thumbs up with the work she did with me.  Good luck!

      #1454 thesportsgal

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        Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:45 AM

        Thanks, vizionme!  I hope everything works out well.


        I have contacted an outside florist to see what their prices are vs. the resort.  I'll let anyone know when I hear back.  The florist got right back to me with a reasonable quote, I just have to figure out with the outside vendor fee if it is worth it. 


        Did anyone buy centerpieces from the resort?  If so, how were they?  I was going to do fake flowers and bring them with me but have decided against it and am doing real...;)

        #1455 Skygirl

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          Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:53 PM

          @suzzymf. Originally i was going with the divine, but then  i did my math, DjMannia, im also bringing my own real touch flower bouqets. So i have no use of the photographer, and the flowers that come in the package, cause i want all the same flowers...so im paying for things individually, i have 37-39ppl attending...and to me it seems like a better deal, so will see, i may change my mind...Im also debating about the the fire dancers....

          I asked Silvia how much will the gazebo set up with the fabric that included in the divine package will cost?she said 350$, so i will just do this and pay for the platinum food menu per person etc..

          i also will bring paper lanterns to be hang, maybe 25-30, WC said it will be $75 which is fine...

          so will see...

          #1456 mandycross

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            Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

            Yes, we are debating between doing the package or customizing our own, since we are supplying own photographer and music as well.
            Does anyone know how much they charge for the tall glass cylinder vases? What about charger plates? Just trying to decide what is better to buy here vs. rent there.

            #1457 Skygirl

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              Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:29 PM

              @mandy, just sent an email to your WC or call them and ask, u can also email Innovart they on FB they do decor etc...and ask them. 

              #1458 Donna Hewitt

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                Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:08 PM

                That's great advice about getting them a room for cheaper - never really thought about that... And then yes, I think you half to pay for their dinner on top of that, I asked that somewhere else and got the answer yes..... Nuts!


                Thanks for the info about the spa too... I will add it to the website!! Awesome!

                #1459 chrisdeluca

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                  Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:18 PM

                  Are any of you guys using Dj Mannia? Does anyone know much he charges for the 3 hour reception? and how much it is for the visitor pass?

                  #1460 Donna Hewitt

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                    Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

                    Has anyone from Canada mailed things to the resort?? Was it expensive?

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