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#161 vmelendez319

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    Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:06 PM

    I've been so busy I haven't been able to get on this forum...I just received an email today from the wedding cordinator I am using and she gave me the same story about the differences in the 2010 and 2011 Aqua Packages.  I'm unsure what to do now as well.  My guest count is still so up in the air that I'm afraid to make any decisions at this point. 

     

    I have also been advised that the cocktail hour and the reception must be at the same location now. 

     

    BK: I am not using both, but I am having a Judge...Have you decided what time your having your ceremony? 

     

    Does anyone have photos of the ballrooms? 

     


    Can't wait to spend the rest of my life with the most amazing man in the world!

    ~Vanessa~

    #162 lovelytlc

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      Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:36 PM



      Originally Posted by vmelendez319 

      I've been so busy I haven't been able to get on this forum...I just received an email today from the wedding cordinator I am using and she gave me the same story about the differences in the 2010 and 2011 Aqua Packages.  I'm unsure what to do now as well.  My guest count is still so up in the air that I'm afraid to make any decisions at this point. 

       

      I have also been advised that the cocktail hour and the reception must be at the same location now. 

       

      BK: I am not using both, but I am having a Judge...Have you decided what time your having your ceremony? 

       

      Does anyone have photos of the ballrooms? 

       


      Hi, I just got back from my wedding at PPR and i had a great time. I am in the process of putting together my review.

      The place is so beautiful that I dont think you want to use a ballroom. You want to be out in the open to enjoy the weather and scenario.

      If you coordinator hasn't given it to you they have pictures on picasa of all of the locations. 

       

      here you go:

       

      http://picasaweb.goo...adisuspalmareal

      http://picasaweb.goo...adisuspalmareal

       

       



      #163 lovelytlc

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        Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:41 PM



        Originally Posted by dania 

        Below are the differences between the 2010 Aqua and 2011 Aqua: Im happy premium alcohol is inclueded but im not happy the price/person after 24 guests is $100

         

        AQUA 2010

        AQUA 2011

        CEREMONY

        Non-denominational ceremony

        Non-denominational ceremony

        {Civil & Religious Wedding Ceremonies available with an additional fee}

        (Civil & Religious Wedding Ceremonies available with an additional fee)

        A romantic wood canopy covered in ivory veils

        A romantic wood canopy covered in ivory veils

        Ceremony table beautifully covered with an aqua & ivory tablecloth

        Ceremony table beautifully covered with an aqua & ivory tablecloth

        White Avant Garden Chairs

        White Avant-garde chairs

        Ivory aisle Runner

        Beach, Sea and Water inspired d©cor to aligning aisle walkway

        Beach, sea & water inspired d©cor to aligning aisle walkway

        Recorded music played during the ceremony

        Recorded music played during the ceremony

        Natural Flowers

        Natural Flowers

        Bouquet for the bride (a dozen ivory roses)

        Bouquet for the bride {a dozen ivory roses}

        Matching boutonni¨re for the groom

        Matching boutonni¨re for the groom

        1 Hour Post-Ceremony Private Cocktail Party

        1 Hour Post-Ceremony Private Cocktail Party

        3 High-boy tables covered with an aqua and ivory tablecloth

        3 High boys’ tables cover with an aqua & ivory tablecloth

        Chef inspired selection of five (5) hors d'oeuvres

        Chef's selection of 3 cold hors d' oeuvres

        Open Premium Bar

        Chilled sparkling wine for the ceremony toast

        3 Hour Private Sit-down Dinner Reception

        Non-alcoholic beverage bar

        AQUA decor for three (3) round tables, each seating up to 8 persons

        3 Hours Private Sit Down Dinner Reception

        Chef’s gourmets sit down dinner menu

        AQUA decor for 2 tables, each seating up to 10.

        House wine service during dinner

        Chef’s gourmet dinner menu {3 Courses}

        Two-tier white icing wedding cake

        House wine service during dinner

         

        Two- tier white icing wedding cake

         

        Special Amenities for the Bridal Couple

        Wedding night in room set up with chilled sparkling wine, Petits Fours,
        petals on bed & scented bubble bath

        Wedding night in-room setup with chilled sparkling wine, Petite Fours
        , and petals on the bed and scented bubble bath

        Bride’s hairstyling & make up application for ceremony

        Bride’s hairstyling and make-up application for ceremony

        15% discount on spa services {Products not included}

        15% discount on spa services (not applicable to spa products)

        VIP treatment

        Complimentary room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability upon arrival)

        Complimentary room upgrade to the next category {subject to availability upon arrival}

        Late check-out until 4pm (subject to availability)

        Late check-out until 4pm {subject to availability}

         

        Complementary Anniversary Nights*

         

        AQUA PACKAGE RATE ADDITIONAL IN-HOUSE GUEST FEE

        DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | PUNTA CANA

        Paradisus Palma Real Resort USD 3,100.00 USD 70.00

        Paradisus Palma Real Resort USD 5,000.00 USD 100.00

         

        TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

         

        Deposit required to hold and confirmed a Wedding Date

         

        A non-refundable deposit of USD$500.00 is required to secure
         a wedding date within the next 12 months.
        To

         

        secure a date beyond 12 months a non-refundable deposit
        of USD$800.00 will be required.
        This deposit will be

         

        applied to the total cost of the package.

         

        AQUA package price is based on 24 in-house guests,
        including the Bride & Groom / surcharge applies per

         

        additional in-house guest and an additional charge applies for non resident guests.

         

        55% of the total guests attending the wedding must stay
        at the same hotel as where the wedding is taking place

         

        and an additional fee applies per every non resident guests.

        what are the differences in the prices fotr the min guest?  for 2010 they were pushing the fantasy package with the add-on dinner that included open bar. it seems like for 2011 they added th for open bar.  to be honest, you are going to end up paying 100 per person over the min either. Destination wedding or not it seems like you cant get around the those traditional per plate fees.

        it makes sense for them to change the aqua package because for 2010 i didn't ufnderstand why they had the aqua package when you got more for the fantasy package with the add-on dinner



        #164 lovelytlc

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          Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:46 PM



          Originally Posted by bkbeachbride 

          Apparently the pass is $140 unless %55 of your guests stay at PPR then its $30. So I'm telling guests that the pass is $140 should they choose to stay elsewhere. This will probably be more of a reason to stay at PPR.....or at least I hope so.

          I really want to have my dream wedding at my dream location and it might be selfish but my Fiance and I feel that we shouldn't have to down grade b/c some folks don't want to spend the $. We are expecting 50 but we completely comfortable if only 10 ppl are at our wedding. *shrugs*
           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by dania 

          I am making my guests staying with us at PPR, I know is a little selfish, but if they all travel all the way for our wedding, might as well stay with us. They get to be with the group at a nice resort and we don’t have to worry about where everybody is located.  If they stay in another resort, they will have to buy day passes to come in to PPR and trust me, Day passes are not cheap! So instead of purchasing day passes, they could take the money and putting into their room at PPR.  This is just my opinion ;)

           

          wedding website

           


          BK,

           

          I felt the same way, and I chose my dream location.. trust me you wont regret it. PPR is beautiful. Even if your guests, have to pay a little extra they will be completely satisfied. I almost didnt do PPR because of the price and i stuck with and had a wonderful time. We started out with 60 guests and ended up with 30 and we partied. I didn't get to post alot while planning for my wedding, but now that it is over, I am more than happy to help any you brides with questions. I know how it feels when planning so I am here to help. I am working on my review to get posted to help you guys out.



          #165 bkbeachbride

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            Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:37 PM

            vmelendez319: I'm having my ceremony at 6p.

             

            Lovelytlc: can't wait for your review and pics!

             

            Those location pics on Picasa or not very good. Especially of Olympus Terrace...I can't really get a good idea of what it looks like. I'm sure its gorgeous though since thats all everyone ever says about PPR :-)

             

             

             


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            #166 lovelytlc

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              Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:21 PM

              Olympus Terrace is nice. it is definitely hard to get an idea how it looks from the picassa photos. I was suppose to have my reception their but it rained on my wedding day, so we moved it to Apollo Foyer. I actually liked this better because it was more intimate than having it at Olympus Terrace. Dont stress about the location the place is gorgeous so you cant go wrong wherever you have it.



              #167 dania

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                Posted 17 December 2010 - 05:37 PM

                Lovelytlc,

                Beautiful photos!!! Congratulation!!!!

                Thank you so much for your great review...I feel so much better now about this resort. I can't wait for my wedding to come; we have 3month and 30days left till the big day



                #168 PJKirbs

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                  Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:23 AM

                  Hi LovelyTC!

                   

                  Thanks so much for your post and those awesome pictures!  Your wedding looked absolutely gorgeous!  It looks like you didnt miss a beat with anything, including your bachelorette party.  It looks like the bachelorette party was at Imagine. Is this true?  If so, what did you think of if?  My girls and I will want to get out for my bachelorette party as well and i thought this might be a good idea.  Please let me know when you get a chance.  Thanks and Congratulations!!

                   



                   

                  Originally Posted by lovelytlc 

                  Olympus Terrace is nice. it is definitely hard to get an idea how it looks from the picassa photos. I was suppose to have my reception their but it rained on my wedding day, so we moved it to Apollo Foyer. I actually liked this better because it was more intimate than having it at Olympus Terrace. Dont stress about the location the place is gorgeous so you cant go wrong wherever you have it.





                  #169 bkbeachbride

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                    Posted 26 December 2010 - 03:35 PM

                    thanks so much for the pics lovelytlc ! I feel like I have a better idea of what the resort looks like....gorgeous as I thought.

                    few questions:

                    where did you find that fab hanger?

                    those rings boxes are super cute...where did you find those?

                    The balloons looked like fun at the reception ...did you provide those or did the dj?

                     

                     

                    thanks so much!


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                    #170 beava37

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                      Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:19 AM

                      Hello all!  I just got back from my ceremony at PPR on 12/18.

                       

                      Here is a link to my photos:

                       

                      www.hdcphoto.com

                      click "Customer Access"

                      username: omidanderin

                      password: palmareal

                       

                      If I can figure out where the review section is on this site, I will post my reviews of the resort and photographer.






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