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#471 angelnjewels

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    Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

    Has anyone worked with Lara? I emailed her early this week and havent heard back. I don't know what is so difficult about returning an email but they work at a snails pace. This is why they shouldn't have preferred vendors. If their vendors don't work to my liking, I'm just stuck with them? Sucks. Any former PPR brides on this thread use her services for decor?  I am bringing things down with me but I wanted to order fresh hydrangeas for my centerpieces.

    Hi Ev, I met Lara and have exchanged emails with her. She seems to respond rather quickly. Because it is holy week and in Dominican republic mostly everything shuts down maybe why she has not responded. She may respond to you by next week after the holiday.

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


    #472 erica12

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      Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:49 AM

      Ev,

       

      I think the general rule is that they take at least two days to respond back which is super annoying. I have been emailing her back and forth. I sent her pictures of what I wanted and they said they could do it. I sent different options and they give you an estimate of the costs. I am doing like fishbowls with a candle, sand and seashells. We are also planning on using the chinese lanterns for decor. I am bringing down table numbers and escort cards. Hope this is helpful!



      #473 engaged1230

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        Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

        Originally Posted by angelnjewels 

        Hi Gals,

         

        So I am having a total melt down. I finally found a travel agent  who gave us rates 12 bucks less than what the romance office gave us. we are having our wedding during march because my fianc© is not able to get off during the summer months so our rates are 246 per night per person. our travel argent got us 232 pn pp. which is slightly better but has to be locked in by tomorrow and we have to put down 500 bucks plus pay 50 per person staying with in the next 3 weeks. did you girls have to do this. What are your thoughts? my fianc© an I are not sure that this is necessarily better even though she has included airport transfers for an additional 38 bucks and travel insurance which is optional. now I am debating wether or not we should have booked during the summer or fall. this seems a bit outrageous. please let me know your thoughts and what your travel agents worked out for you. 

         

         

        Thanks ladies 

        Is you wedding in March 2014?



        #474 angelnjewels

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          Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

          Originally Posted by engaged1230 

          Is you wedding in March 2014?

           

          Yes! We are very excited but are not sure of this is what everyone else goes through.


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


          #475 engaged1230

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            Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

            Originally Posted by angelnjewels 

             

            Yes! We are very excited but are not sure of this is what everyone else goes through.

            Our wedding is in Dec 2013, we booked it in Feb. I think you still have time to book the stay at the resort. We have been working with a travel agent and she was able to get us a deal through Delta. It was 1350, for 6 nights, traveling non-stop from JFK with transfer from and to the airport in DR. Most of our families have already booked with this deal. Prices will fluctuate for the resort and for the flight. What I think you should do is give information regarding the date  of the wedding to whomever you are inviting and tell your travel agent to constantly look for deals. You have time so I personally wouldnt worry. When we sent out STD we gave the info of our TA and told people they could book through her or book it on their own. She kept updating me on different deals she found and when she found the Delta deal, I went through the fine print with her and when I realized it was a great deal I called all of our family and people would call her and give her their info. She asked for $150 deposit per person, and the full payment will be due 1 month before we travel. Our friends have been taking their time with this and I dont have the energy to push them so if they book too late I cant do anything about that. I have given them more then enough notice.



            #476 angelnjewels

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              Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

              Happy Easter! 

               

              I have decided and hope it works.... to not give a flip about what anyone says... slowly realizing that    I just have to stop caring what people think and say... family and friends should be happy and supportive but we have encountered some negativity... OH. WELL!!!! No more Mr Nice guy and no more accommodating lol 


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


              #477 EVKnowsitall

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                Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

                Happy Easter!  I have decided and hope it works.... to not give a flip about what anyone says... slowly realizing that    I just have to stop caring what people think and say... family and friends should be happy and supportive but we have encountered some negativity... OH. WELL!!!! No more Mr Nice guy and no more accommodating lol 

                Seriously! One of our groomsmen was just arrested for a DUI and his court date is our wedding. He text us "sorry" and my MOH text me she didn't want to be my MOH but when I took her off my wedding website she flipped on me and said she wasn't sure she needed "time to mull things over." She said "I dont know if we should even be friends" I told her- well while You're busy mulling- my wedding is in 90 days. Either you're in or you're out. Friends don't need time to think about whether they are going to remain friends. I don't have time for your high school drama" and that's where we left things. Haven't spoken to her since. I'm really over everyone's bull. I can't believe how incredibly selfish people are. I never did anything like this to any of my friends during their wedding process. You are right to take that approach. Like I tell my mom- we are booked and we have all the things we need to get married and on July 5th that's exactly what will happen- with or without anyone else's involvement.
                Happily married to the love of my life- since July 5, 2013

                #478 angelnjewels

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                  Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

                  Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall 


                  Seriously! One of our groomsmen was just arrested for a DUI and his court date is our wedding. He text us "sorry" and my MOH text me she didn't want to be my MOH but when I took her off my wedding website she flipped on me and said she wasn't sure she needed "time to mull things over." She said "I dont know if we should even be friends" I told her- well while You're busy mulling- my wedding is in 90 days. Either you're in or you're out. Friends don't need time to think about whether they are going to remain friends. I don't have time for your high school drama" and that's where we left things. Haven't spoken to her since. I'm really over everyone's bull. I can't believe how incredibly selfish people are. I never did anything like this to any of my friends during their wedding process.

                  You are right to take that approach. Like I tell my mom- we are booked and we have all the things we need to get married and on July 5th that's exactly what will happen- with or without anyone else's involvement.

                  Hi ev,

                   

                  Yes! I totally agree. I cannot believe that planning our wedding will determine who our friends really are. I honestly can't I keep hearing that the rates are too high (246) and that ppl will stay at other resorts... I said ok fine but they will not be able to join the activities that we have planned for the week like our rehearsal and welcome party and a spa day... oh well... don't come making my life miserable bc when you got married I was a bridesmaid, planned your shower and bought your wedding dress. 


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


                  #479 Rotha Penn

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                    Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

                    Originally Posted by engaged1230 


                    Hi could you could you please send me any pictures that you have of the garden gazebo and olympus terrace? Those are my two locations! my email is mgetsin@gmail.com thank you !!

                     

                    I just emailed them to you. Good luck!



                    #480 Rotha Penn

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                      Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

                      Originally Posted by engaged1230 


                      Hi could you could you please send me any pictures that you have of the garden gazebo and olympus terrace? Those are my two locations! my email is mgetsin@gmail.com thank you !!

                       

                      I just emailed them to you. Good luck!






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