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#71 tasha682

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:13 AM

@astaats83 Have you decided what you are doing for your menu selections yet? Bego told me the most popular choice is to serve half sizes of 2 starters/2 entrees etc. That way your guests get a chance to taste both choices and you don't have to worry about them making a dinner selection on your rsvp. 

 

Also, have you started sending her design pics? I don't know if its too early since our weddings are next May? I am thinking about just compiling them in the selection document she sent with the contract. 



#72 MrandMrsBonitto2016

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:17 AM

@tasha682 That's a great idea!


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#73 astaats83

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:20 AM

@astaats83 Have you decided what you are doing for your menu selections yet? Bego told me the most popular choice is to serve half sizes of 2 starters/2 entrees etc. That way your guests get a chance to taste both choices and you don't have to worry about them making a dinner selection on your rsvp. 

 

Also, have you started sending her design pics? I don't know if its too early since our weddings are next May? I am thinking about just compiling them in the selection document she sent with the contract. 

@tasha So sorry it took me so long to read this.  I haven't done much for the wedding except for save pictures that I like.  I really like Bego's style so I'm just saving pix from other peoples wedding.  i figured in a short while I'll send it to her.  I'm JUST sending out our save he dates so I'm being casual about it.  I'm sure I'll freak out soon enough.  I think we're going to go for the surf and turf since we are avid seafood and steak people.  


@MrandMrsBonito2016 $1200 includes the complete decoration only. its an extra 1000 for a private rental. Bego will surely send you a price list and it has all of that information. I think we're just going to bring down a few decor items to give it our signature, but I'm 100% trusting that I dont need a million decorations, just very nice OOT bags. :)



#74 MrandMrsBonitto2016

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:15 AM

@astaats83 do you think it's less expensive to have your wedding and reception at Kukua?


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#75 MrandMrsBonitto2016

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:47 AM

Kukua Brides, what swayed you to use Kukua? I'm still torn between Now and Kukua, and I would love to get some insight. Thanks a bunch:)


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#76 Mrsoats

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:47 PM

Kukua Brides, what swayed you to use Kukua? I'm still torn between Now and Kukua, and I would love to get some insight. Thanks a bunch:)

I just came back last sunday from 7 day trip to Punta Cana to check out Now Larimar, Royalton, Kukua, Jellyfish and Huracan. I may be able to answer some of your questions. You're trying to decide between having your wedding at Now Larimar or Kukua?



#77 MrandMrsBonitto2016

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:55 PM

I just came back last sunday from 7 day trip to Punta Cana to check out Now Larimar, Royalton, Kukua, Jellyfish and Huracan. I may be able to answer some of your questions. You're trying to decide between having your wedding at Now Larimar or Kukua?


Yes I am? Help.....Lol:)

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#78 Mrsoats

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:38 PM

@astaats83 So 1200.00 includes the rental of the property and decor? I didn't know that:) are you taking any decor down with you?

$1200 is just the decor, another $1000 for exclusivity. 


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Well I'm leaning towards Kukua but I haven't actually booked yet, still trying to decide between Kukua and Jellyfish but the main difference between these places and a resort like Now Larimar is there is SO MUCH more privacy. I felt really bad for the brides and grooms getting married at the beach while i was staying at Now Larimar. There was like 300 half naked people 3 feet away from them listening to their vows and standing in the background of their photos. And theres some really rude disrespectful people out there that will walk right up to the gazebo while you're getting married with their camera. Also I like the idea that I'm the only bride getting attended to that day. Now Larimar has anywhere from 3-5 weddings a day, all usually between 3-530pm. I also think that Bego or Mayte (wedding coordinators at Kukua and Jellyfish) will put a lot more "heart" into decorating and setting up your day. These are my opinions from what I noticed seeing some weddings and meeting with all the coordinators from Jellyfish, Kukua, Royalton, Now Larimar and Huracan Cafe. Hope this helps!



#79 ak1029

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:59 AM

@Mrsoats What about kukua vs jellyfish?  Is there much of a difference between the non resort sites as far as spaces/privacy/etc!?  Thanks for all the info! :)



#80 Mrsoats

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

@Mrsoats What about kukua vs jellyfish?  Is there much of a difference between the non resort sites as far as spaces/privacy/etc!?  Thanks for all the info! :)

I have been asking myself that same question since I got back from my visit LOL

I think that you can't go wrong at either place. They were both very nice just different. Jellyfish is a little more open concept with high ceilings feeling alittle bit bigger whether that is actually true I'm not sure. JF has a wider beachfront property but I question if they whole area you see is theirs and not some public space as well. Maybe someone on here would know? I've seen local children playing soccer and people walking around the property during weddings. Also I've heard that you can hear the music playing from the neighbouring stores around JF. Some brides have complained about this during ceremony. That being said Kukua does have a bit smaller "backyard" BUT it is definitely all theirs. There is no way of any gawkers on the left where Gran Bahia is because theres a few buildings there and trees. The only place you could potentially get gawkers is at the waterline which would be true for both places and I guess theres a chance someone stands at the fence on the Riu side....though I feel like that would be unlikely bc there was no one laying there when I went to visit. Even if someone was there its wide enough that they won't hear you saying your vows or be in the background of your photos. Plus I think the gazebo is a little higher up on the beach from where the Riu fence ends. Kukua has a pool which looks very nice and could be used at the end of the night if you're feeling adventurous lol. JF has nicer chairs that are included... I would be less likely to rent Tiffany chairs at JF than at Kukua. I think because Kukua has less weddings you will get better response to questions and concerns during the planning from Bego versus Mayte. 

I don't know.... I feel so conflicted lol






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