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#121 Kerrierf

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:27 PM

Thanks @Meandhim!  I actually have no idea where it is... but for us the experience is worth the cost. The cost is extra, because we're doing the buffet it's $60/person (except for children 10 and under - they're free).  The other meals that I attached start at $40 per person (once again, kids 10 and under are exempted).



#122 Meandhim

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:37 PM

Thanks @Meandhim!  I actually have no idea where it is... but for us the experience is worth the cost. The cost is extra, because we're doing the buffet it's $60/person (except for children 10 and under - they're free).  The other meals that I attached start at $40 per person (once again, kids 10 and under are exempted).

so do you have to pay the 1000 plus the 60 per person? I'm definitely going to have to inquire about this one? so are you having a reception after your dinner? or did opt for the beach party? 


 
My Planning Thread - MeandHim - Grand Palladium Bavaro - Nov 25 2015
 
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#123 Kerrierf

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:40 PM

Nope, it's the $60 per person, PLUS the wedding package, admin/officiant fees, and then the extra for the beach bash (Beach bash x 2 hours: US$ 16*# of guests above first 20 people). Once again, kids 10 and under are free.



#124 Meandhim

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:51 PM

Nope, it's the $60 per person, PLUS the wedding package, admin/officiant fees, and then the extra for the beach bash (Beach bash x 2 hours: US$ 16*# of guests above first 20 people). Once again, kids 10 and under are free.

 

So how excited are you?!  Do you have much left to do before you go?

 

I just started my planning thread here ...not much to it yet..


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My Planning Thread - MeandHim - Grand Palladium Bavaro - Nov 25 2015
 
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#125 Kerrierf

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:55 PM

Honestly it still feels a little surreal.  I haven't done much "other" wedding stuff yet. My bridemaids have had my invite list for the shower since October, but only planned it for this upcoming weekend. Originally they wanted to do the bachelorette the weekend right before we left, and about half-way through March I started having anxiety issues about cleaning my house and running last minute errands and everything else. At that point it was too late to plan everything well spaced out, so now they're doing it all  this weekend! I guess we'll see how it goes...



#126 Kerrierf

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:36 AM

Ok, slight brag warning... my bridesmaids are amazing.

 

They threw a bridal luncheon for me (similar to a shower,  but less gifts... I didn't want anything really since people are travelling to the wedding). I worked or volunteered at camps for years and years, and they had the whole thing "camp" themed.

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#127 Meandhim

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:38 AM

Ok, slight brag warning... my bridesmaids are amazing.

 

They threw a bridal luncheon for me (similar to a shower,  but less gifts... I didn't want anything really since people are travelling to the wedding). I worked or volunteered at camps for years and years, and they had the whole thing "camp" themed.

 

Awe! That is so sweet!!


 
My Planning Thread - MeandHim - Grand Palladium Bavaro - Nov 25 2015
 
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#128 rebeccalane

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 08:42 AM

I will be back soon ladies with a better review, just trying to get back to regular life and work and home life have been neglected for so long it's a busy time :)  

 

Overall, the wedding turned out amazing and Carolina really does know what she's doing! For those thinking about the Bohio for the reception, do it! it's gorgeous and nicer than the Arrecife but both good options if one is not available. 

 

Cost was as expected, we did the private dinner, had a DJ and did the open bar as well. I bought extra flowers for the wedding party, paid for the resort photographer, had my hair and makeup done there and I think that was it for extras. We also had 76 adults at the wedding so we had to pay the $22 pp extra for 56 people.

 

I did not do a beach bash but i did see a small wedding a few days after mine that had a dinner with no music at the bohio (small group maybe 30 people) and they had the beach bash for their reception. If you do a reception with DJ at the restaurant, you wouldn't need the beach bash. We were 81 people so it wouldn't have made any sense for us anyways but in case you're contemplating it. 

 

They did an amazing job at setting up the reception, the beach looked gorgeous, we got some great shots from the photographer. Carolina helped us get our entire group of rooms moved as we were placed at the Bavaro section due to space restrictions but really weren't happy with the location. She took care of it and was super helpful. 

 

I don't have any pictures of the reception as the photographer only did the ceremony and pictures after. PM me for a link to our professional shots.

 

One regret, I did not get a group shot of everyone at the wedding. Make sure you do this! We forgot and i'm very sad we didn't get it.

 

If you have specific questions, please ask away and I will try to get to them!

 

Rebecca



#129 samilein

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 08:42 AM

@rebeccalane

So happy to hear that you had a great experience
Really enjoyed reading your review.

Did you get to choose your photographer? Can't wait to see some of your pics if don't mind uploading them ☺

How was the food? Did you opt for a plated meal or a buffet?
And the cake/cupcakes ... lol...
And the DJ...was he/she good - did you send them a lot of songs or decide on some genres?

Congratulations again!

#130 rebeccalane

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:53 AM

@samilein 

 

Thanks! I'll PM you some pictures!

 

There are 2 photographers there, we got Christian. There is also a girl but we didnt' get to choose. I think they're both quite good, we were happy with our photos, other than the fact that we had to rush cause our ceremony was late (my fault) and we were running out of light after all the family photos. We also forgot to do a group shot, very sad about that but what can you do :)

 

Food was pretty good, lots of options to choose from. We did a plated mean with an app, a main and a dessert. We opted not to do our cake for dessert and to do it later on. If you do it for dessert, they have a fruit option that you can add to your cake.  i'm sure you could do ice cream as well. 

 

The cake... was amazing! We did a 2 tier exactly as it was shown in our package. We asked for all chocolate but for some reason the top tier came as Vanilla. The chocolate bottom tier was maybe the best chocolate cake I've ever had and definitely the best wedding cake i've had. I thought it was so good and we had so much left over i just kept eating it for the rest of the week! 

 

DJ Mannia was provided to us and he was amazing. You fill out a sheet they give you ahead of time that asks you what kind of music you like and what you don't like. All of your dances like entrance, first dance, father daughter, last dance etc and he downloads everything you need and takes care of that. We also had him cut some of our dances short to make more time for everyone else. It's $900 for 4 hours of DJ with lights and balloons. I think there might be an option to just have the DJ but no lights or anything? $650 maybe? I'd ask Carolina about that if you're trying to save money might be an option but I wouldn't have changed ours. It was great. Only wish it could have gone on longer :)







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