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  1. when I tried searching for this, I could only find vacation packing lists, but I wanted a list of all the wedding items I needed to pack (so I wouldn't forget anything)... So I made my own! I added items that I'm bringing down and thought I would post it in case other brides need a check list of this sort..


    Hope this helps! Let me know if you think I'm missing anything!


    Here's my wedding (vacation clothes and stuff on different list) packing list:


    -Wedding dress (!)

    -Veil & clip and MANY bobby pins

    -Wedding shoes

    - Wedding flipflops for reception

    -Strapless bra for wedding dress


    -wedding Earrings/necklace

    -False eyelashes/makeup/teeth whitener strips for touchup


    - Wedding bands

    -Curling iron

    -Flat iron

    -Wedding vows copy

    -Copy of ALL emails with wedding planner & vendors

    -Real touch Flowers (bouquets/boutonnieres/centrepieces)

    -Starfish (decoration for table)

    - seating cards

    -Guest favours

    -6 candles (table decoration)

    -6 candle holders

    -table runner

    -Groom's suit

    -Ring pillow

    -Reception dress

    -Wedding itinerary/ welcome letter

    -Ipod with reception music playlist

    -Guest book

    -White chalk (covers wedding dress stains)

    -Votive candles

    -Bridesmaid & groomsmen gifts

    -Groomâ€s gift

    -Marriage certificate?

    -Budget of costs to compare with hotel bill


    Possible items for other brides:

    - lanterns and batteries/wiring

    - straw fans for guests

    - OOT bags

    - parasols

  2. So it looks like a bunch of my wedding guests are finding Paradisus pricey, but they still want to come to the wedding so they're staying at another all inclusive hotel.


    The thing is, because of these guest pass/entry fees that all these hotels charge outside guests, I don't know how I'm going to see any of the wedding guests who aren't staying at Paradisus. I feel bad because they're coming all the way to Punta Cana and I don't want to leave them out because they are staying at another hotel, but I really can't afford to pay a $95 guest pass per person every time they want to visit me at Paradisus..


    Did/Does anyone else have this problem? Is it really impossible to sneak outside guest inside the hotel? I'm hoping I'm not the only bride who's dealing with this!

  3. I feel your pain, I have a nightmare FSIL too! At first my FSIL was great about us getting married, and was coming to our DW without a doubt. However, then she got engaged and suddenly everything was about her. She decided to have her wedding date a week later than ours even though she's not working and could have her wedding date whenever she wanted! This is leaving my FI's family members caught in the middle, as they have to either come to our DW or stay home and attend my FSIL's wedding. We have to cut our honeymoon short, in order to attend my FSIL's wedding, even though she's not even bothering to come to ours (she was offered a paid flight and hotel stay from my FI to come, and still refused, because she will only come if we pay for her FI to come too.. Um he HAS A JOB!). Some people are just a$$holes even when they're family. I'm just happy I don't have to deal with her at my wedding...

  4. I agree with the rest of the posts, that you should have the wedding you want. I wanted a traditional wedding at home at first, but started freaking out at the thought of having to get married in front of a huge crowd of strangers and spending thousands of dollars on people that I didn't even know that well ... The only thing I would warn you about a destination wedding is that there are probably going to be people who are important to you that won't or can't come. I gave my guests almost 2 YEARS in advance to plan and save up to come to DW, and at the time, everyone was saying that they were "definitely coming" but now that there are less than 3 months before the big day, only about 1/3 of those people are actually coming. This seems to be the case with most DW brides...

  5. I totally understand how nerve wracking it is when you're waiting to secure the date, but you're having to wait, like forever! I have Teresa as my manager too. It took a while to get things booked for me too, and if it makes you feel better, I booked my wedding only 3 months before the wedding date (had to move it from mexico because of the swine flu), and my chosen date was still available, as was my photographer!


    If you're really worried, you could call the hotel directly and book your date with whichever romance manager is working that day, and they can forward that info to Teresa so she can start helping you plan the rest of the wedding

  6. Quote:
    Originally Posted by caligirl1282 View Post
    Any more thoughts on Gilda? I have her booked for engagement pics in May to try out but Im scared if I dont like I wont have any other options for my next May wedding. Anyone have their wedding pics to share from Gilda?
    Don't worry, there are a lot of good photographers in Cabo, and if you need to book elsewhere, you'll still have a year before your wedding. I had booked Gabriel Garcia before my wedding in Cabo got cancelled... I loved the pics on his site. Gilda was one of my top choices though, however she was booked for my wedding day

  7. March 2009

    Marisa & Don: March 10, 2009 - EdenH Real Arena

    Sita & Fernando: March 14, 2009 - Riu Bachata

    Carmen & Donovan: March 19, 2009 - EdenH Real Arena

    Nuc Med Bride & FI: March 19, 2009 - Gran Bahia Principe


    April 2009

    Mamie & Joshua: April 2, 2009 - Bavaro Princess

    Kim & Chris: April 4, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Raquel & Dominick: April 17, 2009 - Paradisus Punta Cana

    Jennifer & Eliu: April 18, 2009 - Paradisus Palma Real

    Nancy & Kenny: April 23, 2009 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

    Brittany and Jay: April 23, 2009 (I think) - Occidental Grand

    Michelle & Jeff: April 24, 2009 - Meliá Caribe Tropical

    DRBride2009: April 24, 2009 - Meliá Caribe Tropical

    Aliya & Joey: April 24, 2009 - Riu Palace, Punta Cana

    Shannon & Dave: April 30, 2009 - Melia Caribe Tropical

    Christi88 & FI: April 30, 2009 - Eden Real


    May 2009

    Shawn & Jeremy: May 2009 - Punta Cana (Still deciding on resort)

    Nicole & Justin: May 1, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Yadira & Alexander: May 2, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Eliu & Jennifer, MAY 3, 2009 - Paradisus Palma Real

    Velvet & James: May 8, 2009 - Riu Palace Punta Cana

    jhildebr: May 11, 2009 - Majestic Elegance

    Jennifer & Adam: May 11, 2009 - Paradisus Punta Cana

    Karen & Anthony: May 12 2009 - Ocean Sand Punta Cana

    Meagan & Jeff: May 15, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Nichole & John: May 16, 2009- Melia Caribe Tropical

    Jessica & Omar: May 22, 2009 - Paradisus Punta Cana

    Kristen & Craig: May 22, 2009 - Paradisus Punta Cana

    Heather & Joe: May 23, 2009 - EdenH Real Arena

    Sam & Sarah: May 27, 2009 - Majestic Colonial



    June 2009

    melnb & FI: June 2009 - Paradisius

    FYB87 & FI: June 2009 - Resort undecided

    Lisa & Mike: June 9th 2009 - Majestic Colonial

    Vanessa & Hugo: June 19, 2009 - Paradisus Palma Real

    Mark and Jessica: June 19, 2009--Dreams Punta Cana

    Amanda and Tony: June 19, 2009-- Dreams Punta Cana

    Katy & Will: June 20, 2009 - Occidental Grand

    Rosanne & Alex: June 24, 2009- Dreams Punta Cana

    Sue & Steve: June 30th, 2009 - Riu Palace Punta Cana


    July 2009

    Kylie & Chris: July 1, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Amber & Seth: July 2, 2009 - Excellence Punta Cana

    Nadia & Julian: July 3, 2009 - Excellence Punta Cana

    Lori & Justin: July 8, 2009 - Melia Caribe Tropical

    Jess & Dan: July 27, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana :)

    Jenn & Chris: July 31, 2009 - Riu Palace, Punta Cana

    Cecile & Nord: July 24,2009-Moon Palace, Punta Cana


    August 2009

    Shannon & Rich: August 5, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Hayley & Nick: August 10, 2009 - Paradisus Punta Cana

    Ana & Adam: August 15, 2009 - Iberostar Punta Cana


    September 2009

    Clare & Ross: September 7, 2009 - Ocean Blue (date to be confirmed)

    Chris & Martin: September 9, 2009 - Ocean Blue (date to be confirmed)

    Kenya & Eddie Sept. 12, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Kim & Jason September 18, 2009 - Dreams Palm Beach

    Kristy & Vince: September 19, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana


    October 2009

    Carmen & Tiny: October 09, 2009 - Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana

    Jeannie & Jorge: October 10, 2009 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Jen & Dave: October 10, 2009 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

    Darcy & Dave: October 11, 2009- Melia Caribe Tropical- Punta Cana

    Angela & Jason: October 20, 2009 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

    Kelly & Pablo: October 22, 2009 - Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana

    Jenny & Matthew: October 27, 2009 - Melia Caribe Tropical

    c & d: October 27, 2009 - Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana


    November 2009

    Veronica & Paul: November 5, 2009 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

    Lisa & Jim: November 5, 2009 - EdenH Real Arena Punta Cana

    Erin & Trent: November, 9, 2009 - Melia Caribe Tropical

    Leslie & Gerry: November 16, 2009- Majestic Colonial

    Andrea & Chris: November 24, 2009, Majestic Elegance

    Krista & Dave: November 25, 2009 - Sirenis Tropical


    December 2009

    Julie and Rob: December 4, 2009 - Grand Palladium Punta Cana

    Amber and Dan: December 5, 2009 - Majestic Colonial

    Beth and Ian: December 12, 2009- Excellence Punta Cana

    Lindsay and Tracy: December 31, 2009 - Majestic Colonial


    January 2010

    Jacqueline & Craig: January 5, 2010 - Sirenis Tropical

    Nicole & Michael: January 23, 2010 - Bavaro Princess

    Shelby & Michael: January 23, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Jocelyn & Michael: January 25, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Lisa & Adam: January 2010, Dreams Punta Cana

    Nicole & Chad: January 13, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana


    February 2010

    Amber & John: February 27, 2010, Paradisus Palma Real


    March 2010

    Jennifer & Cory March 13 2010- Palma Real Punta Cana

    Diane & Devin March 25 2010 - Paradisus Palma Real

    Lindsay & Seth March 28 2010 - Paradisus Palma Real


    April 2010

    Jess & Aaron April 22, 2010 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

    Erin & Jeremy April 28, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Amanda & Craig April 28*, 2010 - Grand Palladium Punta Cana


    May 2010

    Jennnifer & Trevor May 11th 2010 - Majestic Colonial

    Rosa & Larry May 15th, 2010 - Excellence Punta Cana

    mary & joey may 21st, 2010- dreams punta cana :)

    Lauren & Nate May 18, 2010- Majestic Colonial

    Sara & Adam May 22nd, 2010 - Indecided, Punta Cana (Palladium, Dreams, Iberostar or Excellence)




    July 2010

    Lynette and Darnel July 13, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana

    Liz & Miguel - July 26, 2010 - Undecided location {Santiago, Puerto Plata, or Punta Cana


  8. I'm having a small number of guests attending my wedding at Dreams, like less than 20 or 25 people and I'm not sure if this is too small of a group to have dancing afterwards? Maybe we should just all go out to a club/bar instead? What do you guys think? For the brides who had a small guest attendance to their wedding, did you do anything after the dinner?

  9. I'm not getting married at Crown Plaza, but I've stayed there and it's a really nice hotel. It's really close to the little town of San Jose.. When I went there it was really quiet, which is nice because it was like we had the whole hotel to ourselves.. Really nice beach area and a few pools...

  10. I am one of those brides who is having a wedding at Dreams where there is another wedding happening at the same time. To be honest I was a bit worried about it, but our receptions are happening at opposite ends of the hotel and our ceremonies are hours apart, so I'm sure we won't run into each other! I think Dreams wouldn't be such a popular wedding destination if there were many unhappy brides who felt that their day was ruined by having another wedding on the same day.. It happens so often, that I think most brides don't even know that there's another wedding happening on the same day, until they arrive...


    Mineaux, are you thinking of a having your wedding on day where there is another wedding going on?

  11. Thanks DJ Mijares for figuring everything out! I'm really pissed off that my WC told me that you weren't allowed at Dreams "due to problems in the past" when this wasn't true at all! I'm guessing she did this because she was pushing me to choose the more expensive DJ that was recommended by Dreams. All I can say is that I AM NOT IMPRESSED with how unprofessional my Dream WC is being right now...

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