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#381 robynm10

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:11 AM

@jmyers310

 

Hello! We decided to go thru a travel agent instead of booking directly with the resort. And you do not have to put down a deposit for the rooms, and they offered some perks that the resort did not. We are using Destination Weddings and they have been great so far!

 

I am also a May 2017 bride! When is your date?



#382 SusanMarie813

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    Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:44 PM

    @jmyers310 I used DW have a great agent. Message me if you want the info. You do not have to put that deposit down and lots of extra perks.


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    Gian-Luigi & Susan September 13, 2015 Finest Resort http://www.finestres...CFQeUfgodpEAA-A


    #383 jmyers310

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      Posted 05 May 2016 - 02:26 PM

      @susanmarie831 @robynm10

      Thanks so much for the advice!  I will def check out destination weddings.

       

      Our date is May 6, 2017!



      #384 hmsm

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      Posted 12 May 2016 - 11:52 AM

      HI! I've been creeping this thread for a while and thought I would say hi!

       

      I'm getting married at Finest Jan 2017!

       

      For those of you getting married soon, if you get a chance can you post some pics of the new wedding area that is being built?!? 

       

      thx!!!



      #385 nyarcher1215

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      Posted 13 May 2016 - 12:56 PM

      Hello, first time poster on this forum. I got turned onto this site from the creator of this forum (Sue).

      I'm getting married on Saturday, December 17, 2016. I know I still have 7 months but I have so many unanswered questions.

      We are holding our ceremony at the stone gazebo and the cocktail hour/reception at the new Grand Palapa. It would be great if the brides who are going over the next few months could post photos of the new palapa as I need a visual to figure out logisitics. We originally had Las Dunas as our reception location but found out about the Grand Palapa and switched since from what I'm told, fits a great number of people. My party of 60 would have been squished at Dunas. Also trying to see the lighting situation at the Grand Palapa and whether we have to get more lighting. We hired the in house DJ so I'm wondering if his lights will be sufficient.

      I've read through every page of this thread and it seems what brides got in the early days of Finest is not the case currently. I am also having some issues with my WC Yanin in terms of her not answering any questions and not being helpful at all. Those of you who have Vivianna - is she helpful? Does she get back to you and answer all of your questions? I feel like I'm going in blind with my current WC. Can you ladies tell me what decor is included for the ceremony? Someone mentioned rose petals, a runner, a table and some seashells?

      Was there any decor or at least high top tables included in the cocktail hour? For those that got the musical trio for the cocktail party, did you like their style and music choices? My fiance wanted to ask if they could play a specific song but wasn't sure if they will deviate.

      Did anyone rent the lounge from the events company?

      Sorry for the million questions.

      #386 SusanMarie813

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        Posted 13 May 2016 - 01:05 PM

        Hello, first time poster on this forum. I got turned onto this site from the creator of this forum (Sue).

        I'm getting married on Saturday, December 17, 2016. I know I still have 7 months but I have so many unanswered questions.

        We are holding our ceremony at the stone gazebo and the cocktail hour/reception at the new Grand Palapa. It would be great if the brides who are going over the next few months could post photos of the new palapa as I need a visual to figure out logisitics. We originally had Las Dunas as our reception location but found out about the Grand Palapa and switched since from what I'm told, fits a great number of people. My party of 60 would have been squished at Dunas. Also trying to see the lighting situation at the Grand Palapa and whether we have to get more lighting. We hired the in house DJ so I'm wondering if his lights will be sufficient.

        I've read through every page of this thread and it seems what brides got in the early days of Finest is not the case currently. I am also having some issues with my WC Yanin in terms of her not answering any questions and not being helpful at all. Those of you who have Vivianna - is she helpful? Does she get back to you and answer all of your questions? I feel like I'm going in blind with my current WC. Can you ladies tell me what decor is included for the ceremony? Someone mentioned rose petals, a runner, a table and some seashells?

        Was there any decor or at least high top tables included in the cocktail hour? For those that got the musical trio for the cocktail party, did you like their style and music choices? My fiance wanted to ask if they could play a specific song but wasn't sure if they will deviate.

        Did anyone rent the lounge from the events company?

        Sorry for the million questions.



        Hi girl!
        We had an aisle runner, seashells on the sides. Simple I brought rose petals fake ones from home for my flower girl. Amazing savings small pack

        We had the trio. Our friends said they were very nice. We weren't there at the cocktail we took all our photos so we'd be done and enjoy the rest.im sure if he goes up to them and asks for a song they will play. They were so nice.

        High tops were set up no charge for ours. But it could be because we did our cocky so right by the bar by the gazebo so they had them already there. We found it convient to do it there because people left the ceremony and went right to the bar. Keep in mind if you send people to go somewhere else they don't usually make it. Lol.
        After cocktail Luz walked all of them to sky bar we also before ceremony had everyone meet at the lobby bar and she walked all 55 of them to the ceremony. It was super organized. She told me that's how they do it.

        We didn't add any extra lights

        Only upgrade I did last minute was changed my tables and chairs to wood rectangle I like it better then round.

        This was Sept so I know things change. So I have heard so glad I brought my own photographer. I'll leave it at that.

        Gian-Luigi & Susan September 13, 2015 Finest Resort http://www.finestres...CFQeUfgodpEAA-A


        #387 lizzjameson

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          Posted 13 May 2016 - 01:15 PM

          Sorry I haven't had much time to respond since I've been back from our May 25th wedding. I'll answer a couple questions and them fill everyone in on the details soon.

          The basic wedding ceremony set up you get seashells and starfish or lanterns. Yanin did both for mine and it was beautiful.

          High top cocktail tables were included and the new reception gazebo is huge and beautiful. I wasn't a fan of how far back it was from the water ( las Dunas is closer to the waters edge) but it's got bathrooms right there and it's right next to the ceremony locations and it's not really near a thing else at the resort so you have complete privacy.

          Yanin can take a week or so to answer but I found when I got there she was extremely organized and even rolled with some last minute changes I threw at her and made everything so so beautiful!!!!!

          I'll post pics soon.


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          Not sure about the lights at the new spot as they weren't up yet. The DJ the hotel uses was awesome and our entire group......literally everyone danced the whole 4 hour reception!!!!!!


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          And the food was the absolute best meals we all had ever had!!!! Our guests were kicking their plates and wanting more!!! Lol


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          #388 nyarcher1215

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          Posted 13 May 2016 - 02:14 PM

          Can anyone tell me how large are the round tables for the reception? Will it fit 8, 9 or 10 people per table?

          Also I'm having my ceremony at 5pm. I booked it without thinking of daylight savings and getting dark early. Would anyone know if I'll still have good light for the ceremony and photos after?

          #389 lizzjameson

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            Posted 18 May 2016 - 04:43 AM

            @nyarcher1215 the round tables seat 8 per table. And not sure what time of year your wedding is but 5pm was perfect for our April wedding. We got some phenomenal sunset shots after the ceremony and it was absolutely perfect for the whole evening


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            These are snapshots of the book we purchased because we had a lil mishap with the photographs. They gave us the wrong CDs and because we didn't bring a laptop to be able to check them we didn't realize til after we got home. Our pics are on their way via ups.

            FYI be prepared the pics came out GORGEOUS and they upsell cost can be HIGH!!!! We did the gold package and thought the ceremony pics would be plenty plus our family and friends photos but there's no way we could walk away from the 250+ GORGEOUS shots that were taken post ceremony.


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            #390 lizzjameson

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              Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:16 AM

              @robynm10 Thanks for the info! Do you recall if it was really windy during the evenings at Dunas? Just wondering if we'll be able to have candles on the tables.

              @robynm10 Yanin put fake candles out at our reception cause it was def too much breeze for real candles.




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