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#201 cinnagirl

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    Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:39 AM

    Originally Posted by My Belle 714 

    Hey Cinnagirl,

    I'm getting married at Jellyfish next year and I'm going crazy trying to decide which resort I should choose. I've stayed at the Riu palace punta cana which is pretty, but sorta boring. I've been looking into Now Larimar, Majestic resorts, and Dreams Palm Beach as options. The Majestic resorts are beautiful, but I've read several reviews about bad food, my fiance thinks Now is cheesy, so I'm looking into Dreams. Why did you choose Dreams? Do the rooms have outdoor jacuzzis? How long was the car ride from the resort to Jellyfish? Any other tips i should know?

    Thank you so much!

    Hi My Belle! 

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding. You will LOVE Jellyfish!! You made a great choice. :) I'll be writing my review for the restaurant soon and posting it in the Jellyfish forum.

    We chose Dreams because we heard great things about the resort chain in general (my brother in law was going to get married at a Dreams in Los Cabos), and we chose Dreams Palm Beach because it is relatively close to the Jellyfish (15 minute cab ride) and we got a reasonable price for our guests. We ended up really liking Palm Beach because it's a smaller resort, so it was much easier to run into our guests during the day for spending time with them. The rooms do not have outdoor jacuzzis, but to be honest, we only used ours once and that was once all of our guests left. The food in the restaurants is really good, and we loved the Italian restaurant in particular. There were some negatives as well, but overall I'm happy with our choice of resort for our wedding group. Hope that helps a bit! Let me know if there's any other questions I can help with. :)



    #202 Allie6813

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      Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:27 PM

      Hi Mekai,

       

      I just got married at DPB a few weeks ago & Vanessa was my wedding planner. If you are having problems getting return emails call Vanessa. The best time to call is in the morning around 9:15 or 9:30. Have all your questions ready and she will answer them.  I know its frustrating not getting return emails
       



      #203 Bridetobe2014

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      Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:51 PM

      Originally Posted by Allie6813 

      Hi Mekai,

       

      I just got married at DPB a few weeks ago & Vanessa was my wedding planner. If you are having problems getting return emails call Vanessa. The best time to call is in the morning around 9:15 or 9:30. Have all your questions ready and she will answer them.  I know its frustrating not getting return emails
       

      I just received an email from Vanessa and she said if I bring my own chair sashes there is a $100-$200 penalty fee! WTH? That is super crazy. I cant even believe there would be a such a penalty fee. It would be cheaper to just use their sashes. Has anyone ever heard of this before?


      I am excited to marry the most loving man I have ever met and to become part of his amazing family.


      #204 mekai

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        Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

        That seems a little high priced for just the set up... Will they let you have someone from your group be assigned to do this part? I have read a lot of people on here have brought theie own sashes so hopefullu they have some great suggestions:)

        #205 mekai

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          Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:00 AM

          I just received an email from Vanessa and she said if I bring my own chair sashes there is a $100-$200 penalty fee! WTH? That is super crazy. I cant even believe there would be a such a penalty fee. It would be cheaper to just use their sashes. Has anyone ever heard of this before?

          Hi Mekai, I just got married at DPB a few weeks ago & Vanessa was my wedding planner. If you are having problems getting return emails call Vanessa. The best time to call is in the morning around 9:15 or 9:30. Have all your questions ready and she will answer them.  I know its frustrating not getting return emails  

          Hi Mekai, I just got married at DPB a few weeks ago & Vanessa was my wedding planner. If you are having problems getting return emails call Vanessa. The best time to call is in the morning around 9:15 or 9:30. Have all your questions ready and she will answer them.  I know its frustrating not getting return emails  

          Thank you so much for the advise! I did end up hearing back from here yesterday but feel that a phone call may help clarify my questions a little better emails sometimes are not the best for of communication lol

          #206 Carolash39

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            Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

            I just received an email from Vanessa and she said if I bring my own chair sashes there is a $100-$200 penalty fee! WTH? That is super crazy. I cant even believe there would be a such a penalty fee. It would be cheaper to just use their sashes. Has anyone ever heard of this before?

            Hi I bought my own sashes with me as well as favors and I had the sashes moved from the ceremony to the reception because I only bought enough to reuse them for both and they charged me like $50 to set them up in both locations .. I would double check with that

            #207 Allie6813

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              Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

              Hi

               

              Yes, they charged me $100 bucks for sashes and table overlays which I thought was ridiculous but I really didn't care. They didn't have the exact green I wanted so I just paid it because that's what I wanted.
               



              #208 Bridetobe2014

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              • Wedding Date:April 12, 2014
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              Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:31 PM

              Originally Posted by Allie6813 

              Hi

               

              Yes, they charged me $100 bucks for sashes and table overlays which I thought was ridiculous but I really didn't care. They didn't have the exact green I wanted so I just paid it because that's what I wanted.
               

              Wow! I cant believe how they try to nickel and dime us brides :(


              I am excited to marry the most loving man I have ever met and to become part of his amazing family.


              #209 Carolash39

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                Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

                Wow! I cant believe how they try to nickel and dime us brides :(

                They kinda do but it's worth it it looks amazing and it turns out great.. I paid $5 pp to have purple napkins and I had 33 guests so I almost died when I heard this and honestly I don't even think anyone noticed the purple napkin between the beautiful flowers and the lighting from the dj ect so that stuff I would just opt out if .. Would have rather put 175 some else than napkins!

                #210 Bridetobe2014

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                Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:05 PM

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                Originally Posted by Carolash39 


                They kinda do but it's worth it it looks amazing and it turns out great.. I paid $5 pp to have purple napkins and I had 33 guests so I almost died when I heard this and honestly I don't even think anyone noticed the purple napkin between the beautiful flowers and the lighting from the dj ect so that stuff I would just opt out if .. Would have rather put 175 some else than napkins!

                 

                Yes, $175 could have gone towards something else but you live and learn I guess. I am trying to cut costs anywhere possible so special flowers or shashes are not something I am really concerned about. I am not even doing party favors since my guests wont really care about them anyways and its just more stuff for them to lug around. A fan would be a good idea though for the outside beach ceremony.

                I am excited to marry the most loving man I have ever met and to become part of his amazing family.





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