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Hello lovely brides, its been a while since last time, a lot of thing has happenedd  in the meantime resulting in the evolution of my brand and my art.
 Asia Pimentel begins a new stage and I feel so proud to introduce my brand new website  www.asiapimentel.com

 Please be welcome  to discover my passion, browse around, and enjoy the galleries filled with some of my work. Donâ€t forget to find out what people are chatting about on the blog, and donâ€t be shy to contact me if you have any questions!!

 

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A warm greeting from Dominican Republic!

Asia Pimentel

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Hi ladies, just a little input regarding payment. My experience the sales dept in Miami is fine when it comes to easy questions. Ask them something that requires a bit more thought and they disappear for a while and you hear crickets chirp. I had to chase them via phone to get clarification and even then they didn't seem to have a firm grasp on answers. In case anyone reading this thread is wondering about payment, here is what I recently confirmed with them:

 

The initial deposit (this deposit amount can be the required $500 or up to $10,000) paid via credit card will NOT be charged the 5% admin fee. Anything you pay for via credit card after that initial deposit will be. So one advantage, for example, is if your wedding package costs $8,000 - you can put $8,000 on your credit card as your INITIAL DEPOSIT, and this amount will not be charged the 5% credit card admin fee. This is all confirmed in writing and in my personal email record. If you add any extras, or if more people come to your wedding and this adds to the cost of your package, Ask Me LLC (Miami sales office for Paradisus resorts) will later accept payment of this balance via personal check, wire transfer, or certified check. Any check payments just have to be in their hands no later than 45 days before the wedding date.

 

Their contract is kinda wack... the first page says personal checks are accepted and the 2nd page says only certified checks are accepted. The office confirmed that they do accept personal checks - NO FEE - so long as it is submitted no later than 45 days before the wedding.

 

If you are a bride wondering about forms of payment, don't just rely on my feedback above as policy. Definitely have them confirm this with you in writing and keep all your emails with the office on file - who knows what they explain to different brides.

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Ladies I finally chose a package. My fiancé and I chose it because with the changes that best fit our wedding weekend. We have arraigned to have the Welcome BBQ the night before on the beach. We are debating wether or not to have the photographer and videographer that night as well to capture such an important time of our wedding. We are also planning on having the fire dancers That night because it will give a great feel and leave more room for dancing at the reception lol... Everything is still in the works but as I get closer I feel this knot in my stomach I think it's my anxiety.

I have 6 months to go... yay!

 

CONGRATULATIONS angelnjewels! 6 months is just around the corner :) So many decisions to make, and it's a destination wedding which is supposed to be easier lol. My mom and I looked at wedding venues back in my hometown and the details to keep track of as far as catering, florists, decorations were a bit much. Unlike majority of women who see wedding planning as exciting (including one of my best friends, who pulled off an amazing fairy-tale wedding), I see it at work :( At least there should be less stress I'm hoping anyway with planning a destination wedding. Well, I'm hoping anyway.

 

Which photographer/videographer did you and your fiance decide on? The company that the resort works with or a different one? That $1K surcharge is nuts.

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Hello lovely brides, its been a while since last time, a lot of thing has happenedd  in the meantime resulting in the evolution of my brand and my art.
 Asia Pimentel begins a new stage and I feel so proud to introduce my brand new website  www.asiapimentel.com

 Please be welcome  to discover my passion, browse around, and enjoy the galleries filled with some of my work. Donâ€t forget to find out what people are chatting about on the blog, and donâ€t be shy to contact me if you have any questions!!

 

*

 

A warm greeting from Dominican Republic!

Asia Pimentel

 

Nice pics Asia Pimentel. Can you pls msg me a price list of your wedding packages? I'm in the midst of deciding on a photographer.

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CONGRATULATIONS angelnjewels! 6 months is just around the corner :) So many decisions to make, and it's a destination wedding which is supposed to be easier lol. My mom and I looked at wedding venues back in my hometown and the details to keep track of as far as catering, florists, decorations were a bit much. Unlike majority of women who see wedding planning as exciting (including one of my best friends, who pulled off an amazing fairy-tale wedding), I see it at work :( At least there should be less stress I'm hoping anyway with planning a destination wedding. Well, I'm hoping anyway.

 

Which photographer/videographer did you and your fiance decide on? The company that the resort works with or a different one? That $1K surcharge is nuts.

 

Ok, "I see it at work" should be "I see it AS work." Oops.

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CONGRATULATIONS angelnjewels! 6 months is just around the corner :) So many decisions to make, and it's a destination wedding which is supposed to be easier lol. My mom and I looked at wedding venues back in my hometown and the details to keep track of as far as catering, florists, decorations were a bit much. Unlike majority of women who see wedding planning as exciting (including one of my best friends, who pulled off an amazing fairy-tale wedding), I see it at work :( At least there should be less stress I'm hoping anyway with planning a destination wedding. Well, I'm hoping anyway.

 

Which photographer/videographer did you and your fiance decide on? The company that the resort works with or a different one? That $1K surcharge is nuts.

 

Islandgirl808,

 

Yes i agree with you... to much for an at home wedding...

 

Thank you so much... I cant wait and cant believe how fast time flies. Yes i think that even though it is still stressful this was the best option for us. A lot has happened. I have learned about other people and about myself. I am telling you this has been a bumpy ride and i know who is with me and who is against me but all is good.

 

Regarding the photography/videograher we have decided to go with Arrecife. Even though we have not signed a contract yet we do not want to pay the outside vendor fee and feel that they will do a fabulous job with video and pictures.

 

We are actually trying to negotiate and have them during our BBQ the night before. I want to capture every moment of our wedding weekend.  

 

How are you doing with your planning?

 

Happy planning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Did you go with the tailor made package? If so how many quest will be attending your wedding?  I'm still undecided on the packages, I love the tailor made package but was wondering if its worth it!

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Did you go with the tailor made package? If so how many quest will be attending your wedding?  I'm still undecided on the packages, I love the tailor made package but was wondering if its worth it!

 

Yes we chose the Tailormade package. The revised package includes more guests and since we want to have the BBQ on the beach we thought it was worth it. I hope it all works out. We are expecting 50-60 guests. So far 50 have booked so we are just waiting for the rest of the people to book. 

 

I know that it is really pricey but we figured it is still more affordable than having a wedding here. I have saved in many areas, i made my own Save the Dates, response cards, invitations and my dress was affordable so i think that we are just adding it all to the wedding weekend. 

 

I am super excited. 

 

We are thinking of getting the fire dancers as well for the BBQ, and adding more video and photography for both days.

 

I hope it all works out... Less than 6 months to go!!!!

 

 

Happy Planning!

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