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#241 jldinapoli

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    Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:08 AM

    Hey Kristina,  Karina has always gotten back to us within 24 hours and just did so last night.  Are you sure you have the correct email address?

     

    Jen



    #242 duchovny0901

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    • Wedding Date:August 30, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Now Larimar, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:10 AM

    @MrsFountain2B Hi and welcome to the forum! Your wedding date is one day before mine! Have you decided which areas you'll have your ceremony and reception? How long will you be there and how many people are you expecting? So exciting!



    #243 MrsFountain2B

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    • Wedding Date:August 29, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Now Larimar Punta Cana
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    Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

    @duchovny0901 Hi! OMG!!!! That is so exciting!!! I wanted to get married on 8/30/14, but it was booked by the time I found about the Now Larimar. Im thinking of doing a beach ceremony with a pool reception. Im expecting about 40 (hoping that number doesnt get much bigger) and my FH and I will be there from 8/26-9/2. Where are you in the planning process?


    Edited by MrsFountain2B, 13 January 2014 - 10:10 AM.


    #244 duchovny0901

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    Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:42 AM

    @MrsFountain2B That's sounds great! Congrats on your engagement by the way! Who's your wedding coordinator? Are you using a travel agency?

     

    I'm having my ceremony at the fountain and reception in a ballroom. My coordinator is Luisa. I'm at the process now of picking out minor details for the wedding (centerpieces, ceremony songs and first dance song). We are planning to be there 8/26 - 9/3 and are expecting about 50 guests. Big things have been taken care of for the most part; I ordered my dress (yay!) and just picked out my Bridemaids dresses. DJ and photographer have been secured. I picked out the cocktail hour and reception menu too. I also purchased a few items online that the resort charges a lot for. For example, I'm doing silk flower bouquets for the bridesmaids because the resort charges at least $45/each. I ordered organza sashes for $.60/each because the resort charges $3/each and you don't get to keep them. I also got 2 flower baskets and a ring bearer pillow for an awesome price! EBAY IS YOUR FRIEND! lol.



    #245 Ms Meia

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      Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:06 PM

      Yes, June 20, 2014


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      Katya how do I get a hold of you for bookings?


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      #246 MsJillss

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      • Wedding Date:April 15, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Huracan Cafe
      • LocationPunta Cana

      Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:03 PM

      Ladies! I'm excited for you having your weddings so close together!

       

      What are you color combos, decor plans...? 

       

      Dj or no Dj? If your hiring a DJ, is it through the resort? What package are you going with?

       

      What wedding package are you getting? 

       

      Menu options? 

       

      So many questions...I love hearing what everyone is doing.

       

      I'm happy there are ladies sharing in this experience. 



      #247 duchovny0901

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      Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:46 PM

      @MsJillss I'm definitely excited! I kinda wish it were here already; I'm in Chicago and the weather we've had in the last week is just the pits!

       

      I picked the Divine Package with the wooden walkway upgrade. I'm going with a lavender and regency purple (light purple and dark purple) and having the guys wear light purple shirts and girls wear darker purple dresses. I'm bringing mixed chair sashes in those colors along with silk flower bridal bouquets to match. I'm stuck on centerpieces though. I want something simple but cute and can't decide! I know I don't want to pay the resort's prices for renting theirs!

       

      Menu-wise I picked a wide variety of items to appease my diverse group, but the main entrée is definitely the surf and turf.

       

      We've got a nice diverse group of people going so I hired DJ Mannia based on the reviews, and also because they'll give you 4 hrs as basic service instead of the 3 that the resort gives, and the DJ is also the MC. Prices are comparable even with the outside vendor fee.

       

      Where are you in your planning?



      #248 Jahanee Conner

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      • Wedding Date:October 18, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Now Larimar
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      Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:06 AM

      @duchovny0901 Where did you find the silk bridesmaids bouquet and were the prices reasonable. I haven't been able to find any with the colors I need!!

      #249 duchovny0901

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      Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:18 AM

      @Jahanee Conner I ordered mine from eBay! There are several vendors on there that create them and yes the prices are reasonable; they'll charge different prices for the different bouquets. Like a toss bouquet is going to be cheaper than the bridemaids bouquet because of how large it is. My bridesmaids bouquets came out to $19.99 a piece (shipping, custom made, satin and pearl detail on the handle)! I thought this was great compared to the minimum $45 Now would charge for the real bouquets that they wouldn't be able to save as a keepsake. What I did before I purchased the bouquet was paid for a toss bouquet from the vendors to see the type of flowers and make sure the color matched my theme. One vendor even ships samples of the flower petals for free. You can browse eBay for the different options, and contact the seller stating you need a sample (they'll create a special listing for you). They get it all the time. Hope this helps.



      #250 MsJillss

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      Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:47 PM

      @duchovny0901 I love the purple idea! We are going for a Aqua/turquoise & pink (watermelon/coral/punch) theme. Once I have the bridesmaids dresses picked out, that will solve the color fiasco.

       

      I've read alot of good things about the surf & turf. I have a few vegetarian guests, so I hope there will be tasty alternatives for them. 

       

      I have my foundation laid out I feel, trip is booked, 40 guests so far and I am (hopefully) only expecting a few more. Booked a bridal suite and I have put my deposit down for the divine package.

       

      We are getting married at the fountain, reception at Castaways. My coordinator Yeomandry said I can book it now and always switch if I decide to. 

       

      I have been on the fence about the DJ... Do I bring my own fully loaded music ipod/lap top and depend on a guest to play DJ, or do I put out the extra cash and not have to worry about anything... I haven't decided yet.

       

      My photographers are booked... I am dreading the 500$ vendors fee I must pay the resort.

       

      Next on my 'to do' list is wedding party attire, so I can then play with decor ideas. I'm on the hunt for nice looking plastic vases so they will be light to travel. 

       

      I also have booked a local woman to make my artificial flower bouquets. 1+4 bouquets & 5 boutineers. That way I know exactly what I'm getting and everyone will have the same 'color scheme'.  I was also thinking about getting her to make flower arrangements to put into vases. She promised we can play with ideas.

       

      What are your girls doing about their hair & make up? Will they be getting it done at the resort?






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