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hello ladies!!

 

i recently got the information on securing my date for 2013 and I'm a little worried about the payment...

 

how did you guys do it? I need to fax a photo copy of front and back of both my license and the card i plan on using and it says that the card will automatically be charged again 6 months prior to the date for half of the balance..

i'm concerned about this... is there any other way of payment?!

 

This is all new to me, i've never really planned a huge vacation out of the country so i'm totally lost!!

 

Any advice/help from brides who have done this would be awesome!!!!!!!

 

 

thank you ladies

& happy planning =]]]

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Hi SCoyle90,

 

I am about to secure my date for October of 2013, and I'm a little scared myself about the payment method.

I'm working with a Destination Weddings planner to help with the travel planning and securing the Hotel and then I think moving forward, I'll deal with the Wedding Planner from the hotel.  This is all new to me as well!!! eek.gif

 

My contact assured me that it was safe and if I chose to use another card I could at anytime.  I have decided to send all the information (credit card) directly to her and she is taking care of all the little things.

 

Are you working with someone or handling this all yourself?

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Ladies, I'm getting married at PPC and am making my final pymt this week. They will charge the card you authorize them to charge but will send you an invoice prior to charging you, it won't come out of the blue. You will coordinate this with the Romance Team in Miami. They will send you an invoice for your chosen wedding pkg (Aqua, Chill or Fantasy) less the deposit you would have already paid. Then 45 days prior to your wedding they'll send you an invoice for any extras which you would by then have sorted out with the Romance Team in Miami during your Power Planning session and ongoing conversations with them. Here's a tip: when you py your Extras invoice, DON'T pay it on a credit card, there's an extra 3% fee for that. You can pay via a wire transfer which will cost $25, or send them a check or money order. Tisha: I also am doing travel thru DestinationWeddings.com, but they do NOT handle the actual wedding payments for you because they are a separate entity. They only handle your and your guests travel, that's it. They hand you over to the Romance Team in Miami that I mentioned above . Good luck and happy planning!

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maridr2012, thank you so much for your information! You this is the second time you have helped me! Who is your travel coordinator at Destination Weddings? Are you happy so far with them?  And last but not least....how did you get that signature at the bottom of your message..."Marrying the love of my life!" I love it.....LOL.... :-)  Thank you again!!! God Bless!!!

 

Wait, what are you doing about pictures? Do you go with the photographer they offer?

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You're very welcome!  Glad I can be of help; I was so lost when I started planning and this site helped me a ton, so whatever I learn I try to share with others.  My travel coordinator at DestinationWeddings is Cindy Lorenz, and I've had a fabulous experience with her.  She's very patient, and explains things thoroughly to myself and my guests.    I decided to go with another photographer; I just  preferred a different style of photography than what Arrecife offered and I was a bit wary of who would actually be taking my pics because they have representatives walking all over the resort with cameras in their hand offering to take pics of patrons - I wasn't sure if it would be these same people (clearly amateurs at best) taking my wedding pics or it would be a seasoned professional photographer, lol.  So, I hired a company called Huellas Del Caribe - or HDC as they go by.  They seem to have wonderful reviews on this site and other blogs I read, they  have a Facebook page which you can become a fan of and see their pics, and overall their pricing was fair.  But...there seem to be some brides that are equally as happy with Arrecife's work, so I guess its just a matter of personal preference.  

 

For the signature, you can just add it into your Profile Settings.

 

Let me know if you have any other questions!

 

 

 

Originally Posted by TishaJules View Post

maridr2012, thank you so much for your information! You this is the second time you have helped me! Who is your travel coordinator at Destination Weddings? Are you happy so far with them?  And last but not least....how did you get that signature at the bottom of your message..."Marrying the love of my life!" I love it.....LOL.... :-)  Thank you again!!! God Bless!!!

 

Wait, what are you doing about pictures? Do you go with the photographer they offer?

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Originally Posted by TishaJules View Post

 

I seen some off that photographers work and I was not happy, but that seemed to be the hotels only option unless I pay some crazy $1000 fee. Did you pay that? Or how did you get around that craziness. That is truly upsetting me. I shouldn't be forced to use their photographer.

You're getting married tomorrow!!!! LOL I was going to respond to you but I saw your date! 

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Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall View Post

 

You're getting married tomorrow!!!! LOL I was going to respond to you but I saw your date! 

Ooooops I"m blind- you're getting married next year lol. Well in that case!

 

I'm getting married in Paradisus Palma Real and we are indeed paying the $1,000 fee to use a photographer of our choice. It is a ridiculous and unfair fee but as principle- you're right- you shouldnt be forced to use their photographer. The photographer's website is outdated but their FB has some decent shots. Also another PPR bride posted a review with a few pics from Arrecife and hers came out nice. We have Phil Steingard as our photographer.

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Originally Posted by TishaJules View Post

 

Hi SCoyle90,

 

I am about to secure my date for October of 2013, and I'm a little scared myself about the payment method.

I'm working with a Destination Weddings planner to help with the travel planning and securing the Hotel and then I think moving forward, I'll deal with the Wedding Planner from the hotel.  This is all new to me as well!!! eek.gif

 

My contact assured me that it was safe and if I chose to use another card I could at anytime.  I have decided to send all the information (credit card) directly to her and she is taking care of all the little things.

 

Are you working with someone or handling this all yourself?

Don't be worried. I paid the same way for Paradisus Palma Real- its fine. All places require a copy of your license. I just check my bank frequently and my bank has fraud protection anyway. Fear not- it will be fine!

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TishaJules: I was able to get out of the $1,000 for external photographer only because I booked my wedding in 2011, prior to this policy which went into effect this year. I was lucky to get grandfathered in. But I'll tell you, I also haven't been overly impressed by Arrecife's work - I guess I just don't like their style for my personal preference. I was prepared to fly in my own photographer and pay for his flight and give him one of the free rooms I'm getting comp'd as a kickback and save a few bucks. By the way...ask your DestinationWeddings agent about that if she hasn't brought it up to you. My FI's brother works with a fabulous photographer who wouldve done it for free if we would pay his flight and room..and like i said, with the free room it wouldve turned out pretty cheap and he'd get a great vacation (I would've flown him in for the weekend). But I didn't have to go that route luckily Anyway, I have read posts by other brides saying that they were able to get out of the fee by making the photographer a "guest" at the wedding...meaning paying for that headcount and also paying for a day pass which is $120. It still works out cheaper than $1,000. Hope that works for you!

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