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#201 MissyBee

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    Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

    Would any recent brides be willing to post pictures of their weddings at PPR?



    #202 EVKnowsitall

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      Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

      Originally Posted by micheleann 

      We did the Love at First Site visit.  Definitely worth it.  You're essentially just paying for airfare, you get to check out the place, and meet with the Romance Planning staff/decorators/dj etc.  They take the credit off of the base package.  

       

      I wasn't entirely sure how it worked. I might try it if air fare is low enough but usually its quite high. The week of our wedding there was a flight as low as $420 per person and we very stupidly failed to book and the same flight is now costing $800 pp! We are waiting for Jetblue to release their flights and are booking a group air for our guests. Initially I was reluctant to book with Jetblue because they have no closet to store my dress (no first class cabin). I would have to put it in the overhead or hold it- but with flight prices so high, I'm willing to compromise. I will hold my dress in my lap for 4 hours haha. I do not care. And therein lies the benefit of a more form fitting style as opposed to a bigger ball gown. My dress choice now makes sense to me.  

       

      What's everyone going with in terms of color schemes and themes (if you have one)? My fiance sort of usurped my wedding theme lol but he was so excited he lit up like a Christmas tree and I didn't want to steal his sunshine so I let him run with it.

       

      He is getting the suit James Bond wears in his latest flick- blue with a silk black collar (lapel?). My friend who is making his suit initially presented this look to him and begged him to choose it because she said she loves making that particular suit because its so unique, but he chose something else. Then he saw the James Bond Trailer and said he wanted the suit. Then he asked if we could have a James Bond theme to our wedding lol He wants a signature martini and everything. Initially I had selected a peacock theme- but I can weave some peacock elements in there. Our color scheme is a palette of blues so I guess James Bond it is. He wants us to have a whole action sequence entrance- why not when we were having the fire dancers anyway. I roll with the punches. I want our wedding to be a fun experience. We are getting married in the church which will be the more serious side- why not get goofy at the reception.

       

      I'll see what other elements I like from the film- we are going to see Skyfall tonight.


      Happily married to the love of my life- since July 5, 2013

      #203 angelnjewels

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        Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

        Hi Ladies,

         

        I am planning to send my save the dates 6 to 7 months in advance due to scheduling issues. Do you think that is enough time?

         

        We have been talking about our destination wedding for almost four months now and have told everyone but do not have a date yet.  I am starting to freak out because i dont know if this will give me enough to do it all while going to grad school. 

         

        What are your thoughts???

         

        Thanks.

         

        :)


        Can't wait to marry my best friend and love of my life...


        #204 MissyBee

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          Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

          I think if you are only sending them 6 months out, I would skip STDs and just send invitations...



          #205 EVKnowsitall

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            Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

            I concur. Save the money and skip the STD's. STD's generally go out like an announcement. We sent ours 10 months in advance and invitations are going out 8-7 months before. Since that's the timeframe you're in- save the money and send the invites. You can create an electronic STD- like an evite and write- "formal invitations to follow"
            Happily married to the love of my life- since July 5, 2013

            #206 Colleen74

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              Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

              Hey girls,

               I just got married at the Paradisus Palma Real on November 3rd. It was AMAZING!!! I had both my ceremony and reception on the beach and it was perfect. I had the chill out chic package and everything was beautiful. If you have concerns relax because the romance team was great. I definitely recommend having your reception on the beach. It was BEAUTIFUL, we did the light up dance floor and Chinese lanterns and it was incredible. At one point during the reception it started to rain and within seconds the wedding planner had a back up place for the party inside, but fortunately the rain only lasted a few minutes and our reception remained outside. The food was delicious, we chose buffet option 1 and it was the best food we had all week. DJ mannia was great, we sent a lot of songs that we wanted played and he played them all, and would play whatever requests that we had last minute. It was the best wedding I have ever been to and not just because it was my own. My sister had a destination wedding in Bahamas and my brother had his in Mexico and mine blew both of theirs out of the water. The resort was so much fun too, we had 38 people mostly in their 20s-30's and everyone was entertained at all times. There are tons of restaurants, bars, a nightclub and a casino; there is definitely something for everyone. I thought that I would be stressed out on my wedding day but everything was just so fun and perfect I was at ease at all times. If anyone has any questions let me know. And I will try to post some pictures. 



              #207 angelnjewels

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                Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

                Thanks ladies! Awesome idea! I am working on my wedding website on theknot.com so that should help as well.. it's getting intense lol

                Can't wait to marry my best friend and love of my life...


                #208 DP1andDP2

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                  Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

                  Quick question. Will DJ Mania and the onsite photographer contact me via email? I was originally booked at Paradisus Punta Cana and those folks were proactive. Both the onsite photographer and the DJ sent me price lists--it was all unsolicited. If anyone has their email addresses please post them. I just got the email address for the person that coordinates the bridal suite and spa services. Cheers!



                  #209 DP1andDP2

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                    Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

                    Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall 

                     

                    What's everyone going with in terms of color schemes and themes (if you have one)? My fiance sort of usurped my wedding theme lol but he was so excited he lit up like a Christmas tree and I didn't want to steal his sunshine so I let him run with it.

                     

                    He is getting the suit James Bond wears in his latest flick- blue with a silk black collar (lapel?). My friend who is making his suit initially presented this look to him and begged him to choose it because she said she loves making that particular suit because its so unique, but he chose something else. Then he saw the James Bond Trailer and said he wanted the suit. Then he asked if we could have a James Bond theme to our wedding lol He wants a signature martini and everything. Initially I had selected a peacock theme- but I can weave some peacock elements in there. Our color scheme is a palette of blues so I guess James Bond it is. He wants us to have a whole action sequence entrance- why not when we were having the fire dancers anyway. I roll with the punches. I want our wedding to be a fun experience. We are getting married in the church which will be the more serious side- why not get goofy at the reception.

                     

                    I'll see what other elements I like from the film- we are going to see Skyfall tonight.

                    I wish I was creative enough to figure out a theme. I watch tons of wedding shows but I am at a loss. Your ideas sound so creative! James Bond is hot stuff! That's quite brilliant actually--luxurious/mysterious yet fun and bold. My fi and I went to see Skyfall the other night--it was awesome.

                     

                    In terms of color schemes my favorite color is green--I watched a David Tutera episode and he claimed that green was the worst color for a wedding LOL. So I tried to change it to purple or something more traditional. After trying on dresses with my bridesmaids I decided to go back to green--the dresses are a fern with gold foil. So I guess our wedding palate is fern, gold and chocolate. I think it's missing a color though. Any ideas? We want to have eco-chic wedding with some African fabric accents. I haven't figured out how to incorporate other African accents without it coming off as safari themed--not cool.  How can I put unique touches on my wedding without it being cheesy?!? Any ideas?



                    #210 erica12

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                      Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

                      Hey everyone Here is dj mania email info@manniapuntacana.com and here is at arrecife email weddingparadisusdo@arrecifestudio.com. Hope this helps!!




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