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Could you send me some of your pictures made by the photographer? My email is camason@aum.edu. Thank you! I am getting married Aug 21st and have no clue what to purchase and what not to for the wedding.

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Hi everyone. I am getting married April 6, 2013. I have been working with Nina who has been incredible. We have 25 guests and are doing the tropical wedding. I have added all the extras, violinist, steel drums for cocktail hour, three hour reception with dj, flowers and lights everywhere. We have opted not to do the included rehearsal dinner because everyone has to eat the same food (just like the reception dinner). We are paying extra for open bar, hair and makeup for me and the girls, videographer, photographer, guest bag delivery. Fingers crossed that everything will go well. I spent 3 months planning a wedding at Sancutuary Cap Cana without any attention from the coordinator so we cancelled and moved it to Sandals. I can say that it has been a 1000% improvement. I just checked the thread for that resort and found that one poor bride was just told her wedding was cancelled 3 months before due to overbooking!!! I will try to remember to come back and post our results. Good luck to everyone. Let me know if you have any specific questions. Rachael.Fitzgerald@hotmail.com

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Hi, I am also planning a wedding at Sandals Negril, and just got assigned Nina as my WC.  I haven't had my meeting yet, and I am still up in the air about what is worth spending the money on and what is worth saving a few dollars on.  Did you have a sit down reception dinner? and if so was it worth the money?  I'm having a hard time with this since it is already an all inclusive resort, i'm not sure why it cost $60/person. Also did you use the photographer there? how did the pictures turn out?  What about makeup and hair? I'm not very good at doing my own hair and makeup, but have also had some bad experiences?  thanks for any input....

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I am doing the 2 hr sit down dinner for $45 pp. Luckily my future sister in law is a photographer so I don't have to worry about that. The photography is pretty steep. I'm also taking a lot of my own decor being made by a good friend. I did splurge a little on Bridal Bliss which includes a trial hair and makeup. Depending on when your wedding is I can definitely let you know!

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Hi!

 

I also wanted to suggest that you ask Nina about the buffet style dinners instead.  The sit down dinner limits you to choosing ONE (two if you are lucky) meal, two appetizers and one (or two?) desserts for everyone to have (so if someone doesn't eat beef and you choose that option, looks like that person won't be eating meat at your wedding).  The buffet style dinner gives you more bang for your buck.  I had the $45 buffet style dinner and my guests (and my groom and I) loved it all!  They had fish, a carving station of beef tenderloin (if I remember correctly) salads, fruits, all types of sides and all types of desserts in addition to wedding cake!

 

I wish I could go back and eat that food again!

 

The ladies in the spa did wonders on my, my mother's and bridesmaids makeup.  My hair came out beautiful and my mani/pedi was nice! (I sprung for a gel manicure!)  I think it would be worth pampering yourself for sure!

 

MrsPWilson...be sure you know about the set up fees for bringing your own decor.  I didn't bring my own decorations b/c I wasn't planning on having enough to justify the apx $150 set up fee (I was told that they wouldn't allow anyone but staff set anything up).

 

I also used their photographer and I love my photos.  They are not going to be those super artsy photos that some photographers can capture, but they are beautiful nonetheless.  Fabian has a sort of an artistic eye and did great things like silhouette shots, shots where he focused in on us and sort of blurred the scenery, in a nice way and black and white shots.

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Hi! I also wanted to suggest that you ask Nina about the buffet style dinners instead.  The sit down dinner limits you to choosing ONE (two if you are lucky) meal, two appetizers and one (or two?) desserts for everyone to have (so if someone doesn't eat beef and you choose that option, looks like that person won't be eating meat at your wedding).  The buffet style dinner gives you more bang for your buck.  I had the $45 buffet style dinner and my guests (and my groom and I) loved it all!  They had fish, a carving station of beef tenderloin (if I remember correctly) salads, fruits, all types of sides and all types of desserts in addition to wedding cake! I wish I could go back and eat that food again! The ladies in the spa did wonders on my, my mother's and bridesmaids makeup.  My hair came out beautiful and my mani/pedi was nice! (I sprung for a gel manicure!)  I think it would be worth pampering yourself for sure! MrsPWilson...be sure you know about the set up fees for bringing your own decor.  I didn't bring my own decorations b/c I wasn't planning on having enough to justify the apx $150 set up fee (I was told that they wouldn't allow anyone but staff set anything up). I also used their photographer and I love my photos.  They are not going to be those super artsy photos that some photographers can capture, but they are beautiful nonetheless.  Fabian has a sort of an artistic eye and did great things like silhouette shots, shots where he focused in on us and sort of blurred the scenery, in a nice way and black and white shots.
Thanks! So there was a $45 buffet option? I thought it was $75!

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Hi! I also wanted to suggest that you ask Nina about the buffet style dinners instead.  The sit down dinner limits you to choosing ONE (two if you are lucky) meal, two appetizers and one (or two?) desserts for everyone to have (so if someone doesn't eat beef and you choose that option, looks like that person won't be eating meat at your wedding).  The buffet style dinner gives you more bang for your buck.  I had the $45 buffet style dinner and my guests (and my groom and I) loved it all!  They had fish, a carving station of beef tenderloin (if I remember correctly) salads, fruits, all types of sides and all types of desserts in addition to wedding cake! I wish I could go back and eat that food again! The ladies in the spa did wonders on my, my mother's and bridesmaids makeup.  My hair came out beautiful and my mani/pedi was nice! (I sprung for a gel manicure!)  I think it would be worth pampering yourself for sure! MrsPWilson...be sure you know about the set up fees for bringing your own decor.  I didn't bring my own decorations b/c I wasn't planning on having enough to justify the apx $150 set up fee (I was told that they wouldn't allow anyone but staff set anything up). I also used their photographer and I love my photos.  They are not going to be those super artsy photos that some photographers can capture, but they are beautiful nonetheless.  Fabian has a sort of an artistic eye and did great things like silhouette shots, shots where he focused in on us and sort of blurred the scenery, in a nice way and black and white shots.
Thanks! So there was a $45 buffet option? I thought it was $75!

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Originally Posted by MRSPWILSON View Post

 

 

Thanks! So there was a $45 buffet option? I thought it was $75!

Yep!  There is a $45 and a $75 option.  You get plenty for the $45 option!

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Originally Posted by cltbride View Post

 

Hi everyone. I am getting married April 6, 2013. I have been working with Nina who has been incredible. We have 25 guests and are doing the tropical wedding. I have added all the extras, violinist, steel drums for cocktail hour, three hour reception with dj, flowers and lights everywhere. We have opted not to do the included rehearsal dinner because everyone has to eat the same food (just like the reception dinner). We are paying extra for open bar, hair and makeup for me and the girls, videographer, photographer, guest bag delivery. Fingers crossed that everything will go well. I spent 3 months planning a wedding at Sancutuary Cap Cana without any attention from the coordinator so we cancelled and moved it to Sandals. I can say that it has been a 1000% improvement. I just checked the thread for that resort and found that one poor bride was just told her wedding was cancelled 3 months before due to overbooking!!! I will try to remember to come back and post our results. Good luck to everyone. Let me know if you have any specific questions. Rachael.Fitzgerald@hotmail.com

 

 

OMG I would be overwhelmed if I were that Bride, that is insane...smh!

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