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Lizrmt

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Hello ladies. We're planning to get married at be live also! I have been waiting a few days for an email response too. It's making new a little nervous. Our wedding is going to be June 2013. I'm a little conserned about the cake, decorations and flowers, because they told me it's not included. I'm waiting to hear back if they can do it at an extra cost.

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Here is the email address for Yomaly, ventas.marien@belivehotels.com I've only contacted her a few times but have always gotten quick responses. @dominibride, it's strange you were told that nothing is included. My cake for 10 people is included ($30 for each additional 10 people) and brides flowers are included ($45? Each for bridesmaids bouquets)

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Has anyone been in contact with Yomaly lately? I've emailed twice in the last month with no response... Starting to freak out, we're leaving in less then 3 weeks and she's not responding!!! Grrrrrr!!!!

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Yomaly is at the resort but no longer the wedding planner. The new person is Audry email: ventas.marien@belivehotels.com At first I was getting emails back from Audry but the last one had no response. I also had to email my deposit. I didnt hear anything back but the deposit was taken off my credit card so I know they got it.

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Lizrmt - You must be excited to soon be in the dominican!

I hope everything everything is going smoothly, I've been finding it a bit difficult working through the details and knowing what to expect.  I haven't been able to get a price list for extra items. 

I hope you're wedding is everything you expected! Keep us posted when you get back on how it went and I'd love to see some pictures. 

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I'm going to Be Live next weekend to check it out. I will let you ladies know how it goes. I also find that sometimes Audry answers back right away and sometimes she takes her time. Annoying lol

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Dominibride - did you go to check out the resort before your wedding? I'm starting to wish I did that. I have so many questions for Audry and it seems she just wants me plan stuff once I get  there, but I'm concerned what prices will be for things like centerpieces etc.  I'd rather take it with me if I can!

 

Can't wait to hear about your visit there!

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I went and I loved it! I didn't get to speak to Audry, but I spoke to another young lady and she was very helpful. She gave me the name and number of a local decorator. I haven't contacted her yet. I can give you her number when I get home. I also saw where they hold the receptions and I got my hair done at the spa. I am worried about the makeup because I wanted to get that done as well but they said they were in the process of buying new makeup. I totally forgot to ask if they charge to hand out oot bags.

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Well ladies, I just got back from our wedding at be live! There was some good, and some bad... I'll start with the bad, out of our group of 32, approx half ended up with the poops! And I do mean severe diarrhea! A couple of people were also feverish and vomitting. Our guests stayed one week, we stayed 2. The entire 2nd week my husband had the poops and severe stomach pain. He only left the room a few times the entire week. I dined alone, sunbathed alone and swam alone! Talk about a "crappy" honeymoon! So now on to the details... Our flight arrived Friday Jan 11 at 11:30 am, took forever to get through customs (their computers were down) when we got outside the airport there were tons of buses (look to your left) there is a service desk to direct you to the correct bus. Bus ride is only about 20 mins (not too bad). Check in is not till 3:00 so we had lunch in the buffet then had to sit around the lobby till the rooms were ready, totally sucked, we were all exhausted from having no sleep the night before (had to be at airport for 3:00 am). They were going to put us in a standard room but as the wedding couple you are entitled to free upgrade so they put us in an ocean view room. I had Audrey reserve tables in the buffet for a welcome dinner. After check in, a quick nap and literally throwing my OOTs together we met everyone in the buffet for dinner and OOT handouts. My OOTs were a huge hit, everyone loved them. On to the wedding day. We woke up Tuesday morning to pouring rain! Audrey called me at 10:30 and said we might have to do wedding indoors (in the Mexican restaurant). She said we would wait till 12:00 to make final decision (wedding scheduled for 3:00). At 12:30 Audrey called again (at this point it had stopped raining but was overcast) she said she was going to start setting up indoors. I begged for her to wait a little longer (I really wanted outside on the beach) and sure enough by 1:30 the sun made it's appearance!!!! Hooray! Everything went perfect, with the exception of we started 20 minutes late (my 8year old niece/flowergirl was stuck on the toilet with the poops)! Also it started raining again while we were doing pics (luckily we were almost done). We had dinner at the Brazillian restaurant. It was fabulous! Not great for the vegetarians, but if you like meat it's great!

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Ok, now for the little details and financials... I went with the free wedding package (free through Transat with minimum 5 rooms for 3 nights). With it was a free room upgrade for wedding couple, brides bouqet, grooms bout, champaign toast for up to 10 people, cake for up to 10 people and restaurant reservations for group. My husbands sister did our photos (so free). I paid $45 each for 2 BMs bouquets =$90 I upgraded our cake $60 (this made our cake crazy huge)! And I had Audrey get me a videographer which was supposed to be $300 for 30 min. video. Our video only ended up being 13 mins. so I offered them $200 which they accepted. I was very happy with the setup for my beach wedding, I had requested fushia chair ties, which I was told they didn't have. But Audrey came through and found some for me! I tipped Audrey $50 and another $50 to the servers at our wedding dinner.

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