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#221 indie2011

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    Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

    Thanks for posting this pictures! It's so great to get a visual. Can't wait to read your review. 



    #222 BrightBride

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      Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:26 AM

      Great! I am getting married at PPR in march, cant' wait!

       

      Any tips about reception menu?

       

      And photography? did you hire the in-house company?

       

      I want to held ceremony at the beach, but I have heard is too windy.. I do want perfect pictures, but if the wind is too strong, everyone will look unkempt..



      #223 heavenone

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        Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:00 PM

        @Brightbride,

        You're going to have an amazing wedding! My entire family couldn't believe how gorgeous the resort was! Now for my ramblings about photos, wind and food...

         

        Food:

        We went with the Designer Menu #3 but added an additional Lobster tail entree option for our guests (we paid per plate for that). We had to provide everyone's entree choices in advance which wasn't too hard because we had guests decide with the RSVPd. Everyone said the Lobster was amazing. Heard good things about the Filet as well but I didn't love the one I had. We could have upgraded everyone to a Surf & Turf entree but I knew not everyone liked both so it wouldn't be worth the cost.

         

        We also got a chocolate fountain but they weren't able to turn it on because the wind was blowing the chocolate everywhere. So perhaps it wasn't worth it, especially when we already had the plated dessert and cake (both delish).

         

        Photos:

        We didn't use the in-house photographers because they weren't really my style. I used Julia Eskin. She was super super sweet. We had to pay for their passes to get on the resort which wasn't too bad.

         

        They have a few other ceremony location options but the beach was my favorite. It was particularly windy on the day we got married - windier than any other day we were there. I haven't gotten my prof. pics back yet. We were on the beach in paradise - wind swept hair is all part of the look, right? ;)  Several guests joked that the weather was not conducive to great hair but my hair was in an updo so the only thing that moved around were my darn side swept bangs. I wrestled with my vail the entire photo shoot on the beach. I should have just taken it off. You could discuss other location options for group photos with your photographer or consider planning to take some with the ladies before the ceremony.



        #224 Camille777

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          Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:03 AM

          Congrats on your marriage!  Sounds like you had a wonderful time.  We are looking at getting married at PPR.  Question for you.  One of my brides maids thought the resort charged a check out fee for house keeping, bellman, etc...  Did you have to pay extra when you checked out of the resort?



          #225 heavenone

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            Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

            We paid through our TA in advance for our stay - but I don't recall seeing any charges when we checked out that seemed out of place. You had to put down a credit card upon arrival (they did a temp charge of 500 - just like many hotels and car rental places do) for incidentals but the only thing I recall being on the final bill were charges for the extra bottles of wine (some bottles are extra) we purchased at dinner and the room service charges (they charge 5 for each room service delivery).



            #226 MissyBee

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              Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

              Past Brides-- I am trying to figure out where to have my Welcome Cocktail Party and then make a dinner reservation for the whole group for afterwards....any suggestions?



              #227 mtoomey1

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                Posted 06 July 2016 - 10:03 AM

                Thanks for the info




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