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  1. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    When we had the bonfire we did not have to pay for bar service but the reception and the bonfire were like 50 ft away from each other. Also we only paid for 1 hour but i am pretty sure it was going for almost two. If you have the bonfire a different night there really is no close by bar, i would think the one by the SSG would be the closest. I know its easy to get annoyed at all the extra costs but the staff really does a great job! Side note, when i was looking at other places, Dreams was the cheapest by far.
  2. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    Thanks so much, my photographer did such an amazing job! I would just price everything out as sometimes the free package is cheaper depending on what you do, even if i had as many people as you i still would of saved quite a bit.
  3. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    Congrats Nancy!! I believe the silver dinner is $30 pp plus tax and gold is $35 and this is a private dinner. We also had to pay $3 pp plus tax for bar service for the beach. They werent bad with hidden fees. the only thing that really popped up for us when we were down there was the extra $3, I heard about this on this forum before hand but wasnt sure. In the end it really didnt bother us as we only had 14 ppl so it wasnt that much money.
  4. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    Welcome Chanelo! I would suggest to also check out the free wedding package and adding on what you need/want, i made an excel to compare the two. End in the end we switched over to the free package and added on the things that we wanted and saved over $1200! FYI if you plan on downgrading the package you selected make sure to do it 90 days in advance otherwise you can not, this cause a huge issue as it was stated any where but luckily had a great TA that got it straighten out.
  5. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    i highly doubt their policy has changed, we flew down our photographers and they stay at the resort and had no problems. We didnt have the pay the resort a day pass for them as they were guests there. I would just let the WC know especially if you have a package that includes their photographers.
  6. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    Hi Emma, We had our dinner on the beach and here is a pic from my photographer's blog of the reception site. PM me if you want to see more as i can give you the password to see all 1000 plus pictures she took!
  7. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    Ours was about 10 mins. it was a little windy here or there, only had to get my veil out of my face once or twice. dont know if the candle will stay lit, thats why we did the sand ceremony instead here's our script as well Good Afternoon, We gathered here today in the presence of friends and family, to celebrate the love that Groom and Bride have for each other, to give social recognition to their decision to commit their lives and accept each other completely, to learn how to help and understand each other, to build a family together, and to travel through life. On behalf of Bride and Groom, I welcome you and thank you all for gathering here on this beautiful day to witness their marriage ceremony. The fact that you all have travelled such a great distance to be here today is a testament to the amazing amount of love and support they have. Many of you have given them much happiness, love, warmth, and guidance through the various stages of their lives. They would like to sincerely thank you all for being here to celebrate their big day. A special and respectful acknowledgement must also be made to those friends and family members who were unable to attend, or have passed on, but whose spirit remains alive and strong in all our hearts. The Bible teaches us that Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. If any of you has anything to say that might change their minds… they… don’t want to hear it. However, they do want to hear from you that you are their village, that you will always be their friends, and will always support and encourage them as they discover the commitment and dedication needed to make marriage work. And that is why you are here today, and they thank you for your friendship and your love. HAND CEREMONY Bride, please hold Groom’s hands palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy. These are the hands that will comfort you in illness and hold you when fear or grief fills you. These are the hands that will give you support and celebrate with you in your accomplishments. And these are the hands that when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch. Groom., take a look at the position of your hands with Bride’s and know that this is the last time that you will have the “upper hand.†Groom would you please hold Bride’s hands palms up so you may see the gift that they are to you. These are the hands of your best friend, smooth, young and carefree, as she promises to passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness. These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times. These are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick, or console you when you are grieving. And these are the hands that will give you support as she encourages you to chase down your dreams. Together as a team, everything you wish for can be realized. Vows Bride, as I say these words, would you please repeat after me… I love you, Groom. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life. I am forever yours……faithfully. Groom as I say these words, would you please repeat after me… I love you, Bride, You too are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life. I am forever yours……faithfully. The Rings Groom as you place this ring on Bride’s finger please repeat after me… Bride, I give you this ring, as a sign of our marriage, and a lasting reminder, of the vows made between us today. I give you this ring, as a reminder that I will love, honor, and cherish you, in all times, in all places, and in all ways, forever. Bride, if you accept please say “I Doâ€. Bride as you place this ring on Groom’s finger, please repeat after me… Groom, I give you this ring, as a sign of our marriage, and a lasting reminder, of the vows made between us today. I give you this ring, as a reminder that I will love, honor, and cherish you, in all times, in all places, and in all ways, forever. Groom, if you except, please say “I Doâ€. Engagement Ring The engagement ring is a symbol of promise and intention. Now the intention is realized and the promise fulfilled. Groom, please place the engagement ring on Bride’s finger over her wedding band to symbolize that the love that brought you together will always protect and sustain your marriage. Sand Ceremony "Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand one, representing you Bride and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, Groom, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be." Pronouncement Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to present to you for the very first time Mr. and Mrs. XX XX
  8. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    No prob Nancy! Glad i could help. On the flight down i kept all the chocolates (seashells for the cake, mm's for the favors and Hershey bars for the smores at the bonfire) in my traveling purse, its big and has a zipper to keep everything locked inside. You def dont want to put them in your checked baggage. And on the ride over to DLR i kept the purse with me in the nice AC. Everything was good and no breaks in any of the seashells.
  9. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    DH just handed over our ipod nano to the DJ before the ceremony and he plugs in right into the speakers and DH showed him which folder had the songs for the ceremony and which ones to play when. From what i remember he played all the correct songs at the right time, ie waiting music, bridesmaids walking down, me walking down, sand ceremony song and down back down the aisle. and then we just got the ipod back once the ceremony was done as we hand a bose sounddock with us for the reception.
  10. I was there at the end of july and the beach was perfect. there was hardy any rocks (there was one here or there but really not an issue). no need for water shoes
  11. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    i bought the starfish and sea shell chocolates from here http://www.chocolatefantasies.com/celestialsea.htm they were great and you can customize the colors and everything. the paper lanterns in the gazebo were either 24 and 32 inch or a mix of both, not really sure, i shared them with two other brides (would not suggest as the WC did not take care of them) and the ones for the tables were 2, 6 and 8 inches in height which i brought down. I did a mock up with a 12 inch one but it was just too high to see over.
  12. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    love your dress! i'm way to short to ever put that off sadly. I would def not ship it, what if it gets stuck in customs or they lose it. i have also heard of ppl putting it in their checked suit case and it getting lost or stolen out of the suit case. the first class closets are not big enough though, my dress was not big at all and barely fit so i took up a whole overhead bin for it, at least what i saw on the 4 planes when we went to DLR and Mexico (brought my dress down for the honeymoon as well as got some amazing pics from La Luna!)
  13. the flower petals were real, the rest of the flowers used were fake, i got them from angels accent and they were beautiful!
  14. Thanks so much! You will not be disappointed if you hire them, you should def contact them
  15. dolfinluck

    Dreams La Romana

    Congrats Bee! You look so pretty!! and looks like you had amazing weather!
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