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#581 angelnjewels

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    Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:10 AM

    Hi Ladies!! We are only 29 days away!!! I'm so excited and nervous all at once. I have been transferred from my planner Bianca in Miami to Massiel and Mariela at the resort. Mariela has been so helpful and very quick to get back to my emails. They already set up our time to meet with the coordinators/photographers for the day after we arrive. The whole rehearsal dinner thing is a dumb rule. What we ended up doing is cutting down the number of people to 16 and the resort is trying to get us to have 10 people at one table and the other 6 at a table next to us. We chose to do it at Vento. They are also being accommodating about the rehearsal time because I have 3 members of my bridal party flying in the day before the wedding so depending on when they land and arrive at the resort, we can rehearse which was great. I turned in my DJ requests and seating chart (with individual plated menu choices - we are doing the aqua meals) today!! It's starting to feel so real!! I'll keep you guys posted on any more information I get during the last few weeks :)

    Ll117, I met Mariella in January and she was awesome. I think that they will make weddings an amazing experience. When we got to Our love at first site visit they had an envelope with all of our meetings scheduled for the week... They are really awesome... Regarding the rehearsal dinner. I think it is stupid that you cannot book at the restaurants. It makes it much more difficult and expensive...:(

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


    #582 DP1andDP2

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      Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:58 PM

      Hey Ladies!

       

      My FI and I want to have a welcome cocktail party--for about 45 of our 60 guests who will have the energy to get together for drinks the Thursday before our wedding (Sat.). Do you think it's possible for us to just meet up at a bar after dinner? Are all of the bars open every night? Any recommendations?

       

      I haven't been on this site for a while and I'm trying to catch up on the chatter. Otherwise the planning is going well I am trying to choose my reception theme/decorations. There are soooo many options out there yikes.



      #583 JillTran

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        Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:49 PM

        Originally Posted by DP1andDP2 

        Hey Ladies!

         

        My FI and I want to have a welcome cocktail party--for about 45 of our 60 guests who will have the energy to get together for drinks the Thursday before our wedding (Sat.). Do you think it's possible for us to just meet up at a bar after dinner? Are all of the bars open every night? Any recommendations?

         

        I haven't been on this site for a while and I'm trying to catch up on the chatter. Otherwise the planning is going well I am trying to choose my reception theme/decorations. There are soooo many options out there yikes.

         

        Congratulations @DP1andDP2 on your engagement! There is the Sky Bar which is open 24 hours!



        #584 luza87

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          Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:31 AM

          Originally Posted by DP1andDP2 

          Hey Ladies!

           

          My FI and I want to have a welcome cocktail party--for about 45 of our 60 guests who will have the energy to get together for drinks the Thursday before our wedding (Sat.). Do you think it's possible for us to just meet up at a bar after dinner? Are all of the bars open every night? Any recommendations?

           

          I haven't been on this site for a while and I'm trying to catch up on the chatter. Otherwise the planning is going well I am trying to choose my reception theme/decorations. There are soooo many options out there yikes.


          Hi there! I say there is no need to pay for a cocktail hour outside of your wedding day when you are paying for an all inclusive and all the food and beverages are already paid for! Just set up a time and place to meet with everyone!



          #585 kklano

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            Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:50 AM

            Hey girls-

             

            I saw in a few threads that a few of you were looking for info on Theresa (the wedding planner) and her prices.  If you're still looking for her info, let me know.  I'm working with her, and she's great!!



            #586 Suzhen

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              Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:14 PM

              Hello Brides! I am leaving for punta Cana on Thursday morning! Our wedding is next Sunday and anxiety is setting in..... We were finally able to confirm our rehearsal dinner for 30 people at Bano Bistro restaurant. It's the hibachi style and the only restaurant that could accommodate the size of our group that wasn't Buffett. We still have a ton left to do including placecards, menus, and welcome itineraries. Excited and nervous!!! Suzanne (nj bride)

              #587 angelnjewels

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                Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:21 AM

                Hello Brides! I am leaving for punta Cana on Thursday morning! Our wedding is next Sunday and anxiety is setting in..... We were finally able to confirm our rehearsal dinner for 30 people at Bano Bistro restaurant. It's the hibachi style and the only restaurant that could accommodate the size of our group that wasn't Buffett. We still have a ton left to do including placecards, menus, and welcome itineraries. Excited and nervous!!! Suzanne (nj bride)

                yay! Suzanne, How exciting.. Congrats... How long are you staying at PPR after the wedding?:D I can't even imagine but take all this in, breathe and enjoy every minute... I am so happy for you!!! Please let us know how it goes... ;)

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


                #588 EVKnowsitall

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                  Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

                  Originally Posted by Suzhen 

                  Hello Brides!
                  I am leaving for punta Cana on Thursday morning! Our wedding is next Sunday and anxiety is setting in..... We were finally able to confirm our rehearsal dinner for 30 people at Bano Bistro restaurant. It's the hibachi style and the only restaurant that could accommodate the size of our group that wasn't Buffett. We still have a ton left to do including placecards, menus, and welcome itineraries. Excited and nervous!!!

                  Suzanne (nj bride)

                   

                  Can't wait to see your pics and hear your review! Good luck with everything! It's going to be amazing no matter what!


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

                  #589 LL117

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                    Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:51 AM

                    Have a great time Suzhen!! I can't wait to see the pictures and hear how it went!! :) It will be amazing for sure!

                    #590 Suzhen

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                      Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:39 AM

                      Thanks for all ur comments girls. We leave tomorrow and I will definitely report back. Just curious... What does everyone think about tipping the dj, photographer, and wedding coordinator? We were assigned Mariella. My fiancĀ© doesn't want to tip bc we've already paid alot but I definitely think that we need to tip Mariella at least. How much u all thinking if any? Suzanne




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