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#21 Mels84

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 10:15 AM

Out oot bags will contain:
-A personalized mug for each guest
-2 candles decorated with burlap, ribbon and starfish
- a deck of personalized playing cards
-a letter from us thanking them for coming
- a do not disturb door hanger (personalized for the wedding)
-ugly fabric for people to tie on their luggage (so others with the wedding can help pull luggage off the carousel)
-dryer sheets (I've never been to this resort before but I've had musty rooms at other resorts.. I put a dryer sheet in the a/c unit to freshen the air up)
-an itinerary
-map of the resort (got a PDF of one from Carolina.. Not the best but it gives people an idea of what the resort is like)

I am going to be at the airport first so that I can give everyone their bags before they check their luggage.. That way they can put the fabric on their checked bags and I don't have to carry all the bags all the way down there... They can carry their own lol.

The checklist is the same as the original excel one she sent us.. Plus you need to send her all the names of the people coming to the wedding.

#22 Meandhim

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 12:38 PM

@Mels84 I have a great copy of the map I found here http://www.palladium...zps56b3e3b8.jpg

I don't know if you already have it printed yet or not

I just booked my wedding yesterday for Nov 2015....we were planning for April but had to postpone...can't wait to get back on here and start planning !!!!


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

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 12:43 PM

Oh my gosh... I just found these garters and am a little embarassed at how excited I am... 

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#24 Mels84

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 01:15 PM

@Meandhim. Thanks for the link! Congrats on booking! So exciting!!

@Kerrierf. Lol! I love etsy! You can find so many cool things.. I ordered all the bridesmaid/groomsman/parent gifts from there.. Plus I found really cool flowers for my hair and my garters too! Oh and my cake topper too!!

#25 Meandhim

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 03:50 PM

@ Mel84 You wedding is so CLOSE!! How exciting!! I think I'm going to order my earrings from Etsy...I have really just started so I'm sure I'll find so much more to buy! Look out Boxing Day Sales!!!! woohooo

 

@Kerrierf Love the Garter! 

 

@shevette925 your date is just before mine! I'll be interested to see how your planning is going??

 

Are all of you guys doing a legal wedding? we are planning to do a renewal...and just get married a few weeks before we go...this will save a bit of money...but also my Nan cannot get travel insurance to travel out of Canada anymore and I want her to be involved...she will be my witness. 

 

My problem is that this package is not well described like the Karen Bussen Packages...it says I have decorations but it doesn't say what...and does anyone know what the decorations are like for the reception? If anyone has information from Carolina about extras: DJ, Makeup, Decor Flowers? Etc. And are any of you guys thinking of having a private reception and using DJ mania?

 

I'm so excited I'm thinking of 100 things at once!! EEEEEE!


 
My Planning Thread - MeandHim - Grand Palladium Bavaro - Nov 25 2015
 
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#26 shevette925

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:41 PM

Hey ladies, 

 

So sorry I have been MIA for so long. Things have been very busy  but we have been very productive. I found a dress and we have about 60 confirmed guest at this point which is amazing. All of my friends think I am crazy because we have been doing things so early lol.  We are also doing a symbolic ceremony like @Meandhim.

 

Where I am stuck right now is the photographer. What are you guys doing?  it is 500 dollars to have an outside vendor to come to the hotel which is crazy! but it is one of the few things that we are okay with paying a bit more for. Is there a website for the hotel photographer?

 

@Mels84, the big day is coming up soon. Can't wait to hear how it goes for you. 



#27 Kerrierf

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 09:48 AM

So exciting to see how much progress everyone is making!  

 

@shevette925 I'm with you about getting things done ahead of time! It's key to being able to relax and actually enjoy the process instead of stressing over it all.

Our photographer is one of our guests.  My cousin is a professional photographer and her and her husband do amazing work.  We did our engagement shoot with them and had so much fun that we really wanted them to do our wedding too.  We're paying for their trip, but it's actually cheaper, or at least comparable, to getting an outside photographer there (I wasn't too fond of their suggested vendor: http://www.photoshopcaribe.com/).

 

 

@Meandhim we're doing a legal ceremony.  It's more of a hassle (with translating the documents and everything) but I didn't want to do a legal ceremony at home and another ceremony elsewhere.

What package are you doing? I didn't know there were other ones.  I'll paste the info I have for "extras" - but it's a pain to navigate (I'm with ya!).


Price list for extra services 2015
 
Wedding day
• Musical trio: US$ 160. (45 min.)
• Horse & carriage US$ 160
• Bride`s and Groom wedding clothes steamed (with 1 day notice)
• Extra fee for the wedding officiant and all the administrative costs for Civil or Catholic weddings :US$ 600
• Red carpet: US$ 160
• White Carpet: US$ 120
 
Amenities
• Bathrobes: US$ 45 (Price per unit)
• Sunset Wine and Cheese for two: US$ 84
• Honeymoon Sunset: US$ 35
• Honeymoon Sunrise: US$ 25
• Just Married Flip Flops: US$ 20 (Price per pair)
• Bridesmaids' Tea Party: US$ 120 (services for maximum 12 people)
• Groom's Lounge: US$ 240 (services for maximum 12 people)
• Colorful Paper Fans: US$ 5 (Price per unit)
• Pretty Paper Parasols: 10 (Price per unit)
• Simple Stunning Sexy Kit: US$ 60
• Strawberries covered with chocolate US$ 27 ( 12 pieces)
• We prepare your Jacuzzi with flowers, candles and the type of aroma you prefer. Imagine you and your
beloved watching the sunset... An unforgetable moment. US$ 48
• Day/Night pass: US$ 65 per person
 
Private Reception
Based on availability.
• Rent of the restaurant - exclusivity/based on availability, will be reconfirm upon arrival, places and prices
subject to change. : US$ 1.060 (from 6:30pm until 11:30 pm)
• Open bar: US$ 16 per person during 3 hours,
• 4 hours MC, Professional DJ, DJ Booth, Sound System, Wireless Microphone, Robotic Lights, and White
Balloons: US$ 900
• Live Band: US$ 1000 during 3 Hours
 
Private Dinner on the beach
Apply for groups with more than 25 guests, based on weather conditions and availability
• Price per person: between US$ 40 and US$ 60 per person, (about the menu, please contact your wedding
coordinator for more information)
• 4 hours MC, Professional DJ, DJ Booth, Sound System, Wireless Microphone, Robotic Lights, and White
Balloons: US$ 900
• Live Band: US$ 1000 during 3 Hours
• Open bar: US$ 16 per person during 3 hours.
Private Beach Bash
Included for up to 25 people, for two hours: US$ 1.400
• Stylish Lounge Seating area
• Glowing Paper Lanterns
• Private Bar with Bartender
• Sound system (speakers and microphone)
• 2 Pairs of “Just-Married” Flip Flops for the Bride and Groom
• After-Party Snacks
• For more than 25 people, please consult wedding coordinator for price. Based on weather conditions
• ** Based on availability
• Upgrade for a Professional DJ, DJ Booth, Sound System, Wireless Microphone, Robotic Lights, and White
Balloons: US$ 900
 
Bridesmaids Bouquets
1. Lily Posy: US$ 30 each
2. Mixed Posy: US$ 40 each
3. Hydrangea Posy: US$ 50 each
4. Tropical Posy: US$ 55 each
5. Dendrobium Posy: US$ 60 each
 
Flower Creations
1. Boutonniere with Pink Gerber: US$ 12
2. Boutonniere with Red Gerber: US$ 12
3. Boutonniere with White Gerber: US$ 12
4. Boutonniere with Green Cymbidium: US$ 15
5. Flower Girl Crown: US$ 55
6. Flower Girl Basket: US$ 45
7. Wrist Corsage with white roses: US$ 45
8. Rose petals bag: US$ 20 per bag
9. Rose petals carpet: US$ 300

 

Flowers for the Hair *Price per flower,*

1. White Gerber: US$ 10
2. Fucsia Gerber : US$ 10
3. Red Gerber: US$ 10
4. White Dendrobium: US$ 15
5. Yellow Cymbidium: US$ 15
6. Green Cymbidium: US$ 15
7. White Cymbidium: US$ 15
8. Pink Cymbidium: US$ 15
9. White Rose: US$ 10
10. Red Rose: US$ 10
11. Pink Rose: US$ 10
12. Orange Rose: US$ 10
13. Orange Lilie: US$ 12
14. White Lilie: US$ 12
15. Pink Lilie: US$ 12
 
Bridal Bouquets * For upgrade *
1. Princess Bride: US$ 280
2. Island Bride: US$ 230
3. Bride Next Door: US$ 100
4. The Sophisticate: US$ 130
5. Bohemian Bride: US$ 160


#28 shevette925

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 01:14 PM

@Kerrierf Thanks so much for that link. Yeah, I agree, I am not very impressed by that vendor so we may have to just pay the extra money to get the pictures that we want. Unfortunately we don't have any guest who are photographers.



#29 acw271011

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 01:19 PM

@Mels84 I have a great copy of the map I found here http://www.palladium...zps56b3e3b8.jpg

I don't know if you already have it printed yet or not

I just booked my wedding yesterday for Nov 2015....we were planning for April but had to postpone...can't wait to get back on here and start planning !!!!


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Nice to see you back and happy that you finally have been able to put plans together! How exciting! You've picked a nice time of the year too! It looks like we're going to be able to go ahead with our renewal next October so I guess I'll have some planning to start after the holidays.

 

Glad everything worked out for you!


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#30 OinkandCoo

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    Posted 23 November 2014 - 05:10 PM

    We got married in Dominican last November and have photographed two other weddings since. The best advice we can give, is to not over think the small stuff, but be as organized as possible before the date gets too close. Most of the time, what you send them before you arrive is never really looked at. They are pro at planning your wedding the day before the main event. Crazy!

     

    The hardest part is doing the legal documents (especially if you are born outside of Canada/US/UK). Get that done asap, in case of any unforseen issues pop up.

     

    For the OOT bags...oh that was the fun part :) I found that the first aid kits were very much appreciated. I had little canvas bags made up https://www.etsy.com...header-name andput in some Tyenol, tums, bandaids and alcohol wipes. Fans, were also very much needed in the heat (I wanted to get some parasols too as they are great for shade and photos, but didn't have enough room to pack them) We also did the reusable insolated mugs for everyone so their drinks stayed nice and cold. The other hit was little packages of Tide handwash laundry soap from Shoppers.  We had beach bags made up from etsy https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/WhiteAppleThreads that were absolutely amazing for the price.

     

     

    As for photographers, this is where I am biased. Dominican photographers have a very different style, so as long as you are happy with it, then you are good to go. If you prefer more documentary photos capturing the full day, bring a photographer from home so that you can build a relationship before leaving. It will also be more reassuring that if anything goes wrong after, you have a contact to get in touch with. Feel free to check out our work at https://www.facebook.com/oinkandcoo

     

    Also, do not rely on hair and makeup at the resort. Again, very different style to what is seen as natural and beachy...

     

    Hope this helps :)

    Lauren







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