I am getting married at the Paradisus Palma Real in February 2017. I've been scouring this website but a lot of the posts seem to be a little outdated (going back to 2010), so I thought it would be a good idea to start a more recent thread for all of the 2016/2017 brides out there. Please share all of your experience/thoughts/comments/questions on this thread and hopefully we can all learn a little bit from each other!!!
I decided on PPR mostly due to the wedding coordinator that I was e-mailing back and forth with. I'm obsessed with her. And I ask her questions daily and she always gets back to me within a few hours! Which is is a big deal when dealing with people in another country. The pictures look amazing and the reviews are all excellent. It was a no brainer for us.
We decided to go with the Tailor Made package. It is definitely on the expensive side, but we really wanted to do a Welcome Reception the night before our wedding to welcome our guests, and a Welcome BBQ is included in this package, so it just made the most sense.
We are doing everything on the beach - beach ceremony, beach cocktail hour, and beach reception (hoping for no wind or rain!!).
We already booked our DJ. The music is important to us as I want to make sure it's a great party and everyone has fun. The in house vendor is Abentos. I tried googling them and couldn't find ANYTHING on them. Nothing good or bad. I've read reviews about DJ MANNIA and how amazing they are, so we went ahead and booked them. Splurge #1. The $1,000 outside vendor fee is killing me slowly...
We are looking at Photographers/Videographers now. The in house vendor is Tropic One Studio. They seem to have mixed reviews. Has anyone used them? How did your photos and video turn out? I'm debating between using them, as they are the cheapest option, or splurging again for another outside vendor. Splurge #2. If anyone has used Tropic One at the Paradisus Palma Real - I would love to know your thoughts on your experience!!!
The other big decision for me will be hair and makeup. The in house vendor is YHI Spa, but I can't seem to find any photos of their hair/makeup online. I just e-mailed the lady at the Spa and asked her for some samples, so hopefully she gets back to me. Have any brides out there used YHI for their hair and make up on their wedding day? Ideally I'd like to have my bridesmaids get their hair and makeup done as well. Did they do a good job? Or, if you used an outside vendor - any suggestions? Was it worth paying the outside vendor fee?