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#71 Leah22

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    Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:04 AM

    Hi MrsG,

     

    I decided to go with Tai Flora.  I couldn't find anyone who provided ONLY the flowers.  I tried to work with Godfrey Guy, but he seemed a little crazy and very persistent.  Plus his quotes were all over the place and we never seemed to be on the same page.  I kept sending him pictures of what I wanted and he would send me alternate pictures of completely different centerpieces.  He was willing to provide only the flowers, but wasn't reducing his rates any (so I would have been paying for the full centerpiece and arrangement instead of a flower only price).  Plus he's received some bad reviews from a few other brides.

     

    I'm honestly still working on the flowers!  But it's my fault.  I neglected it and now it's a last minute scramble.  But Tai Flora is willing to work with my budget and propose ideas (but they are very slow to respond, which is why I don't have anything confirmed yet).  The bouquet I initially wanted was going to be an extra $85 using all cymbidium orchids.  But then I discovered that debrobrium orchids are one of the choices for the free bouquet.  So I'm using dendrobriums (free).  And then the centerpieces will be 3 small floral centerpieces of orchids at each table ($15 each) and 2 floating candles with submerged orchids at each table ($30).  I'm not doing a huppa (just the arch that comes with the package).  I'm still confirming all the prices.  And I'm bring my own votive candles and paper lanterns.

     

     

    Originally Posted by MrsG 81812 

    Hi Leah, who did you decide to use for the florist?

     

     



    #72 MrsG 81812

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      Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:28 AM

      Thank you Leah, I am using orchids as well and the guy does seem a bit too persistent. That made me very nervous. i was told Tai Flora is very expensive but I will give them a call and see.



      #73 Ceecie

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        Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

        Hi Ladies..

        Just  wanted to put a big warning out there on Godfrey Guy...........

         

        I was married at the Suites on March 30, 2012.  I had hired Godfrey for my flowers.  A few months before the wedding I started getting emails saying I had not decided on what I wanted.  I sent the emails showing what I had asked for etc.  Two weeks before the wedding I got harassed with phone calls and emails saying he needed more money.

         

         

        My husband tried to speak to him as did Nicole - but we ended up sending more money as we were worried about the potential of not having flowers.  Arrangements were made to meet on the three days prior to the wedding to review what we wanted and confirm flower choices.  He never showed up. In all the back an forth around the extra money he mad some very disparaging remarks about the "Iberostar Brides" and working with them.  He also indicated we were to pay Nicole and he would pick up the money the day after the wedding when he picked up the vases etc.

         

         When the bouquets and Boutonni¬®re were sent to the room I was visibly upset.  My bouquet was wilted and brown and the stems were way too long.  The Boutonni¬®re were all wilted and he sent an extra bridesmaids bouquet.  My Matron of honor went down and met with him explaining the changes that needed to happen.  He was rude and condescending refusing to admit anything was wrong.  After the changes were made the harassing phone calls started.  He called constantly demanding his money now and threatening to take down all the flowers. These calls included fowl language and demeaning comments. In addition his final payment and what I had from the quote and down payment were about 150 off. He was demanding more money. Myself, Nicole, My matron of honor, my photographer and the makeup artist all tried to intervene to no avail.  It took Nicole double checking what he had brought, me going through all my emails and calculating costs vs payments vs material provided, and my friend who is 6'3 going down with the computer documentation and a payment to end the matter.

         

        So proceed with caution ladies.

         

        Ciecee 



        #74 vanessad

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          Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

          i am getting married at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites on april 17th, 2013. i too am having a hard time getting ahold of the coordinator as well to see if she has received our info. looking forward to reading more on upcoming weddings.



          #75 JAmerican9

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            Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:30 PM

            The place is great, but the only problems are that the wedding coordinators are very hard to reach, and at my wedding the DJ kinda screwed up by not playing the songs we wanted during certain dances. It is a laid back attitude there which is great, but at the same time can be frustrating. For example, we were having some entry music and certain songs played for the bride dad dance and groom mom dance, but couldn't reach the DJ untill after we were already seated. They show up on their time. So if you are a bridezilla, you are gonna be upset. But if you are a decent person, then you'll have a great time. The food is amazing, especially the steak house at the Grand and the Hibatchi at the Beaches. If you are at the Suites or Grand, u can walk over to the Beaches, but people staying at the Suites and Beaches are not allowed to go into the Grand. That makes getting reservations tough, first thing you do is set reservations for Dinner for each night, you can always cancel, but u can't get same night reservations, usually u need 2 nights advance and the restaurants arn't open each night. The bartenders are great, especially in the pool, the entertainers are great, they will remember you too, even if it's a few years later, by far the best service I've ever gotten anywhere from arrival to departure, Jamaicans are just awesome people. I was named a Jamerican because I am now part Jamaican since I got married there, if I wasn't from Jamaica mon, why would I be wearing this hat? Lord have Mercy!

            #76 JAmerican9

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              Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:31 PM

              The place is great, but the only problems are that the wedding coordinators are very hard to reach, and at my wedding the DJ kinda screwed up by not playing the songs we wanted during certain dances. It is a laid back attitude there which is great, but at the same time can be frustrating. For example, we were having some entry music and certain songs played for the bride dad dance and groom mom dance, but couldn't reach the DJ untill after we were already seated. They show up on their time. So if you are a bridezilla, you are gonna be upset. But if you are a decent person, then you'll have a great time. The food is amazing, especially the steak house at the Grand and the Hibatchi at the Beaches. If you are at the Suites or Grand, u can walk over to the Beaches, but people staying at the Suites and Beaches are not allowed to go into the Grand. That makes getting reservations tough, first thing you do is set reservations for Dinner for each night, you can always cancel, but u can't get same night reservations, usually u need 2 nights advance and the restaurants arn't open each night. The bartenders are great, especially in the pool, the entertainers are great, they will remember you too, even if it's a few years later, by far the best service I've ever gotten anywhere from arrival to departure, Jamaicans are just awesome people. I was named a Jamerican because I am now part Jamaican since I got married there, if I wasn't from Jamaica mon, why would I be wearing this hat? Lord have Mercy!

              #77 JAmerican9

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                Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:40 PM

                The place is great, but the only problems are that the wedding coordinators are very hard to reach, and at my wedding the DJ kinda screwed up by not playing the songs we wanted during certain dances. It is a laid back attitude there which is great, but at the same time can be frustrating. For example, we were having some entry music and certain songs played for the bride dad dance and groom mom dance, but couldn't reach the DJ untill after we were already seated. They show up on their time. So if you are a bridezilla, you are gonna be upset. But if you are a decent person, then you'll have a great time. The food is amazing, especially the steak house at the Grand and the Hibatchi at the Beaches. If you are at the Suites or Grand, u can walk over to the Beaches, but people staying at the Suites and Beaches are not allowed to go into the Grand. That makes getting reservations tough, first thing you do is set reservations for Dinner for each night, you can always cancel, but u can't get same night reservations, usually u need 2 nights advance and the restaurants arn't open each night. The bartenders are great, especially in the pool, the entertainers are great, they will remember you too, even if it's a few years later, by far the best service I've ever gotten anywhere from arrival to departure, Jamaicans are just awesome people. I was named a Jamerican because I am now part Jamaican since I got married there, if I wasn't from Jamaica mon, why would I be wearing this hat? Lord have Mercy!

                #78 Sjay

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                  Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:10 PM

                  Originally Posted by Liz Rafeiro 

                  Hello to all the wonderful brides!!

                   

                  I'm glad to see that I'm not the only nerve-racked bride, tho my wedding will be on November 26, 2012 I can't help being a little antsy 

                   

                  I have been emailing the coordinators with questions and getting very little from them unless I call which is still a little difficult, I'm sure it is only because the wedding is far away . . .

                   

                  Has anyone encountered any problems with extending the time for their reception?

                   

                  We have sent out our STD & now are looking for a photographer, florist & DJ.

                   

                  Reading everyones posts has been very helpful.

                  Thank you everyone for sharing!

                   

                  Liz :]


                  Hi Liz!

                   

                  I've just come across this Suites 2012 thread and noticed you're getting married one week before me and that we're both from Toronto, so I wanted to say hi!

                  How's the planning going? :)

                   

                  Sarah



                  #79 AYC

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                  Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:30 PM

                  thank-you for sharing the information






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