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#1591 jk74

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    Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

    Hello all!

     

    Been reading the forum off and on as we've been planning our wedding at NOW Larimar. We booked the Divine wedding package at the beginning of April 2012 for our Dec. 11 wedding date.

     

    At the time Silvia was the wedding coordinator at NOW and she had emailed us a link showing the flowers, menus, etc. Now Francina is the wedding coordinator and she keeps telling us that items that were included in our original information that we printed out are no longer included and cost extra. The cost is quickly going through the roof.

     

    Is anybody else running into this problem with Francina? So far Francina has proven to be very inflexible and difficult to deal with. Hopefully she is better to deal with in person but so far we're not very happy and have just emailed the resort manager about our experience thus far and are awaiting a reply.



    #1592 jk74

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      Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

      Hello all, I've been reading this forum off and on while we've planning our wedding at NOW Larimar but this is my first post.

       

      We booked the divine package at NOW Larimar at the beginning of April 2012 for our Dec 11 wedding. When we were still in the research and booking stage we were dealing with Silvia who emailed us a 40 something page wedding guide with pictures of options for our wedding. 2 days later we booked the date with the deposit. When we received our confirmation letter we were told Francina was our wedding coordinator.

       

      As the date has approached we have emailed Francina a number of times to work out many of the details only to be told that many of the options especially flowers that were originally included in the divine package now cost extra. NOW has reduced the included options in the divine package from what was included when we booked. When we've mentioned that we want the original options to Francina, she has been very inflexible insisting that the flowers etc that we wanted are all at extra cost.

       

      Has anyone else had this problem? Has anyone had problems dealing with Francina? I am hoping that she is better to deal with in person and we have emailed the resort management but have yet to receive a reply.

       

      At this point we are not very happy and feel that NOW has misrepresented what was included in the package. Costs are mounting and we feel that we are being nickle and dimed to death by the resort.



      #1593 jk74

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        Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

        One more thing I forgot to ask. 

         

        Those of you that purchased the divine package had a 3 tier cake included? Francina is telling us that we only get a two tier cake included in the divine package. We only have 13 of us at the wedding plus two photographers, but the divine package is for up to 25 guests. We wanted a 3 tier cake because we like the look better.

         

        Have any of you been told that you only get a two tier cake in the Divine package? Have you insisted on a 3 tier cake?



        #1594 jennifer8913

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        Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

        Hi ladies, been super busy, but wanted to give an update of my progress. I got an early booking deal from my TA, $118 per night, per person based on double occupancy for the deluxe tropical view rooms. This is only good for me until mid Dec, so I sent out all my invites at the end of October. I also booked my photographer, we are going with HDC, I feel even with the vendor fee I am still getting a great deal and read nothing but great reviews for them. My issue I am having right now is the bouquets, not all that impressed with the resort choices, yet the real touch vendors are sooooo pricey. Wondering how difficult it is to make our own, any feedback on that would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks! Hope everyone is enjoying getting ready for Thanksgiving!


        "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 :)


        #1595 Skygirl

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          Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

          the resort bouqets are OK, nothing great for the money they charge for it. we brought the real touch bouqets...5 total. 4 bridesmaid and 1 for me. Yes, they were not cheap but im glad i did it...My bouqets are for sale now if interested



          #1596 Skygirl

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            Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

            Originally Posted by jk74 

            One more thing I forgot to ask. 

             

            Those of you that purchased the divine package had a 3 tier cake included? Francina is telling us that we only get a two tier cake included in the divine package. We only have 13 of us at the wedding plus two photographers, but the divine package is for up to 25 guests. We wanted a 3 tier cake because we like the look better.

             

            Have any of you been told that you only get a two tier cake in the Divine package? Have you insisted on a 3 tier cake?

            divine package you can do either 2 or 3 tier...there is enough cake for more the 25ppl for sure. im attaching the pdf file with cake options, and will pm you also, if u cant open it on here let let me know..

             

             

             

             

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            #1597 jk74

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              Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

              sorry the multiple posts, for some reason my original post didn't show up until more than a day later.



              #1598 chrisdeluca

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                Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

                Does anyone know what length to get for table runners??

                #1599 SunwingWeddings

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                  Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

                  Hi @chrisdeluca!  What shape tables are you doing?  If you're doing 8 foot round tables (these are the rounds offered at Now Larimar and seat 8-10ppl), then you should be looking for an 11 foot runner which would give you a 1 ft. overhang on each side!

                  Hope this helps :)

                   

                  Happy Planning!



                  #1600 SunwingWeddings

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                    Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

                    Hi RFFl,

                     

                    Pastor Rick is more expensive, however he is perfectly fluent in English (he's lived all over the world, including the US) and he's very open to customizing the ceremony.  The minister through the hotel does not offer the same flexibility.  Also, you are able to communicate directly with Pastor Rick to coordinate the details (ie. incorporating some elements of your religion - to please the parents :) - while ensuring that the ceremony truly speaks to you and your fiance!).

                    Best of luck with your selection!

                     

                    Happy Planning!






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