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erica12

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Hi Ladies

 

So we are really zoning in on a PPR wedding on December 6. But im having commitment issues lol. Someone please help me sort these feelings out lol!!

 

I guess its kinda like ok i put down the deposit and now ill be stuck so its making me nervous.
 

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One more question ladies, do any previous PPR brides have pictures of there reception at the Olympus Terrace, decorated and all pretty lol. I just want an idea of what that locations looks like when it is all put together! Thank you Ladies! :)
 

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I actually put together a picasa page of some pictures of reception/ceremony sites (combo of the hotel's picasa page and other websites). Send me your email address and i'll send you the link.
 

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Hi ladies we have our date!!! march 22, 2014... yay! My save the dates are ready and we should be mailing them out soon. Question: when you pained your deposit...how much was it? I am reading the invoice and is says we owe money but we were told that it would be 500 dollars. I am so confused! Has anyone worked with Lauren and Jessica? I was working with marylin but was now transferred to Lauren.

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Hi ladies we have our date!!! march 22, 2014... yay! My save the dates are ready and we should be mailing them out soon. Question: when you pained your deposit...how much was it? I am reading the invoice and is says we owe money but we were told that it would be 500 dollars. I am so confused! Has anyone worked with Lauren and Jessica? I was working with marylin but was now transferred to Lauren.
If the wedding is a year away or less- the deposit is $500. If its more than a year away, the deposit is $1000 I believe. Either way- it goes towards your wedding so no worries. I had Lauren at first and then I was transferred to Bianca. I liked Lauren and was not happy about the transfer. I liked Bianca until my whole DJ fiasco. I had to go over her head and talk to a manager and I got Massiel and she did not handle the situation professionally. She was rude in some of her responses so I was rude right back.

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We booked our wedding last year. If it is more than a year way the deposit is a little more. We were required to put a deposit of $800 down to secure the date! Congrats by the way! Kelly

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If the wedding is a year away or less- the deposit is $500. If its more than a year away, the deposit is $1000 I believe. Either way- it goes towards your wedding so no worries. I had Lauren at first and then I was transferred to Bianca. I liked Lauren and was not happy about the transfer. I liked Bianca until my whole DJ fiasco. I had to go over her head and talk to a manager and I got Massiel and she did not handle the situation professionally. She was rude in some of her responses so I was rude right back.
Hey ev, Sorry you had to go through that. Yea it's a different person and reading all of the reviews about the Miami office makes me kinda anxious at times. We were gonna do the wedding planner but already had money down for our site visit and didn't want to loose that credit.... I am keeping all of the emails cuz it sounds like things can get crazy.... I hope that you don't have to go through any more craziness. This should be a fun and relaxing process. Massiel, that name sounds familiar. the manager at PPR's name is Massiel as well.. I didn't get to meet her when I was at the resort but she was on vacation. We met with Mariella another planner. Good luck and good night!

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So DJ update- I have been going back and forth over who is responsible and from what I can determine- the resort admits I followed protocol but that the DJ should have never accepted my deposit- which means the DJ is also at fault- but they are insisting we pay. We basically got caught in some bitter battle between DJ Mannia and Paradisus and now we are forced to cough up the outside vendor fee. After fighting tooth and nail back and forth for over a week the "deal" they presented us with is that Paradisus would be responsible for 50% of the outside vendor fee and the day passes- $120 each, $240 total, and we would pay the remaining $500- because you know, it such a wonderful deal. I shot back an email saying that was not a consolation because this whole thing was not our fault and was told "I am trying to be nice, some brides get nothing." I think they are just not used to push back from a bride who knows her rights and does not like being taken advantage of- so time to work a new angle. I wrote to Mannia asking if they could sweeten the pot by offering us a discount on one of their additional services we intended to add- like the LED dance floor, since we would have used the $500 we will now be stuck paying on the LED dance floor and other amenities. It was worth a shot. I'm torn because I know I shouldn't pay the $500 at all- but I really want DJ Mannia. We compared Abentos their new DJ's to Mannia and we favored Mannia. I don't want anyone who has Abentos booked to be concerned- but they seem like a newer company where DJ Mannia has DJ-ed many weddings in the past. If I were just looking for simple music and MC- no problem, I'd go with Abentos- but we wanted the sea lighting and a couple of other things that Mannia offered that we did not see on Abentos' website- but I'm not sure the $500 is worth it. Many people originally going to our wedding now backed out (my dad and one of my sisters...oh and my MOH aren't I a lucky girl...) so we have less people to pay for, which frees up some money but with less people do we really need the whole kit and caboodle? What to do? What to do?

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