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#351 duchovny0901

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:45 PM

@MJ Ouellette I think your wedding was at the beginning of this month right?! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Do you have any pics/details to share with us future brides?!



#352 foreverlove

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    Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:57 AM

    Hey everyone! I haven't been on the thread in quite some time. My wedding is July 12, 2014. I'm gettig anxious about how close it is. We originally had 45 people comin but we are now down to 25 due to people not bein able to afford it with last minute emergencies. Has anyone had a wedding of this size? We had planned a full reception with the Dj an everything but now I'm starting to feel like it is too much for a small group.

    #353 jldinapoli

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      Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:23 PM

      Hey everyone! I haven't been on the thread in quite some time. My wedding is July 12, 2014. I'm gettig anxious about how close it is. We originally had 45 people comin but we are now down to 25 due to people not bein able to afford it with last minute emergencies. Has anyone had a wedding of this size? We had planned a full reception with the Dj an everything but now I'm starting to feel like it is too much for a small group.

      We just had our wedding in Feb with 27 people, had the DJ which we extended an hour and had the full reception.  It was incredible and more than worth it!!!!  It was definitely not too much.  We had the MC run the show and he was really good at making sure everyone was up and having a blast!  When I have time I'll post some photos.  


      Hello Ladies,

       

      I'm a newbie on this forum. My wedding is on Oct. 28, 2014 at Now Larimar and i must say, what a great help it is to read your comments and suggestions!! Thank you to all the brides who posted their description and the pictures of their wedding day.

       

      I have a question, has anyone booked their reception at Carnival Terrace (its on the Secrets Resort side and can be used for reception)? Any reviews? 

       

      Is anyone making the Welcome Bags or the Out of Town bags? What are you putting in there?

       

      Thanks :)


       

       

      I would love to see the decorations that your mother will make. My colors are coral and fuchsia, and i was thinking of getting flower balls/pomanders. 

      Looking forward to the pictures!

      We had a small wedding (27 people) and made one welcome bag per couple which we had a thank you note, week and wedding itinerary, custom made Tervis's, custom made koozies, snacks (dried fruit, granola bars, sour skittles, etc), tissues.  We had a few kids and included in their bag a coloring book with crayons, some blow up pool toys, beach ball, etc in their bag which had the same stuff as the adults bag.   



      #354 DR2015

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      Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:43 PM

      @duchovny0901    Yes we received our credit already! Wait until you've completed your stay? Well at least you guys will be returning with a nice "wedding gift" lol. Only reason I can think of is the difference in travel agencies, I left my travel agent to figure out the details of the credit I did not want any additional stress.


      May 01, 2015- complete!! 73 guests+bride & groom! Now Larimar Punta Cana!

      #355 foreverlove

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        Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:49 PM

        @jldinapoli thank you so much for your response. I would love to see photos. It's so stressful not being on location To see everything and only having communication through email.

        #356 DR2015

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        Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:44 PM

        Question for anyone who's ceremony (at NOW) has passed and they bought their photographer from home. Did the resort still charge the outside vendor fee even though the photographer is considered a "guest"....?????
        May 01, 2015- complete!! 73 guests+bride & groom! Now Larimar Punta Cana!

        #357 duchovny0901

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        Posted 27 April 2014 - 05:00 PM

        @DR2015 I read waaayyyy back in the forum that they still charge this fee. I believe that the person who posted this was WBA. I'll double check to see if I can find it again!


        @DR2015 It's on page 5 of this forum posted by WBA in response to another inquiry.



        #358 Julia Eskin

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          Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:52 AM

          Question for anyone who's ceremony (at NOW) has passed and they bought their photographer from home. Did the resort still charge the outside vendor fee even though the photographer is considered a "guest"....?????

           

          I would e-mail the wedding coordinator and ask.  Usually if you are bringing the photographer from home, as from US or Canada (and not outside local photographer) and they stay at the hotel as part of your group, you don't have to pay the outside photographer fee.  Again, check with the wedding coordinator, so you have the answer in writing.


          Creative documentary wedding photographer in Punta Cana!

          www.juliaeskin.com

           


          #359 Li37sa

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            Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:36 PM

            hey all! just booked my wedding for 4/11/15 :) Anyone doing a beach reception? Im a little concerned about the lighting - I read earlier in the thread that some people thought it was pretty dark eating on the beach. any ideas for lighted centerpieces and how the hell to get all these things there? lol



            #360 duchovny0901

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            Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:52 AM

            Hey all! Just wanted to give you guys a quick tip; if you REALLY REALLY want something at your wedding, all you have to do is ask. I know it sounds logical, but I wanted to let you know that not EVERYTHING in the Now Larimar Wedding Guide is written in stone....

             

            So here was my issue... I'd been freaking out for the past several weeks because my guest list is so big (almost 70 adults). I read in the guide that the resort wants to serve us buffet style. My fiance feels strongly about having a plated dinner, as our guests are spending so much to fly down and stay at the resort, he thinks that the least they could do is give us a plated dinner on our wedding day! I completely agreed. We just didn't think that so many people would go with us so I just assumed that we'd always have the plated option. I contacted Luisa (my WC) and told her yeah, we have a lot of people but we still wanted to be served plates. She said that our guests would have to serve themselves at a buffet. I then asked if at least the same options on the plated menu could be the same for the buffet. She said no, we'd have to pick items from the buffet menu only. I looked through the buffet menu and wasn't too crazy about the options they had. Additionally, the resort charges EXTRA for buffet style per person ($55+tax for platinum menu), which I find crazy because it takes less work off the servers now that everyone has to make their own plate!

             

            So I sent her a lengthy email about how I felt and how this is my one special day and went on and on....While I was waiting for her I'd began researching other reception sites (Jellyfish and Kukua Beach Club) as a backup plan. She wrote me back a few days later, agreeing to have my entire group served plated! She said it would be $5/extra per plate for guests over the 50 guest limit in the Platinum Package though, due to additional servers being needed and the time it will take to serve all of us. I agreed and now I get to have the steak and lobster menu that I wanted originally!

             

            115 days to go and I can finally relax!






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