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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by Ginalyn Customs went fine for me. DH and I had 2 large and 1 small suitcase with our clothes, wedding, and OOT bag stuff. We also had our carry on bags. We both got the green light but they asked to look at one of our bags anyway because they saw the starfish platters through the xray. I had brought them for my centerpieces. She asked how much I had paid for them and I told them and said it was for my wedding. Then I mentioned that I had the receipt (I had read on in another thread to save your receipts!) and started reaching for my folder with receipts. But the lady stopped me and told me it wasn't necessary and let us go. I echo this!! We had no problems whatsoever w/ customs either! We actually noticed a handful of other brides (they had their dresses with) too...no one seemed to have any issues!!
  2. Thanks ladies!! Meghan, Yes, the disco is so fun!! We ended up there every night actually. They play good music...all dance music for sure. And they'll take requests. During the day they have sports on (a couple of big screen tvs) and then at night they'll play the video that goes with whatever song is on. So a lot of fun. There are also couches, etc...if you just want to hang out. It's definitely on the small side but there really wasn't that many people in there besides people we were with...maybe 5-15 depending on the night. Let me know if you have any other questions!!!
  3. Hi ladies!! We're back and married!! We arrived at DPA November 1st, we got married on the 6th and then switched resorts for our honeymoon and stayed another week. Let me reassure you that everything will work out perfectly! Jacy is on top of everything. I thought I was organized until she pulled out her binder of with my info and requests!! The only downfall was the weather. It poured on our wedding day. We actually just missed Hurricane Ida. We ended up having the ceremony at El Patio (Mexican restaurant), but we were able to haev photos outside. We also did the cocktail hour outside since the weather cleared up a bit. We had the reception inside and then we went to Desires (disco bar) afterwards. If you have any questions, just let me know!!! Happy Planning!!
  4. Hi! Our wedding is on a Friday. We are flying in the Sunday before....we have guests who start arriving Tuesday, with the last one arriving early Friday morning. For the most part everyone is leaving Sunday...there are three families and one couple who extended, but everyone else leaves Sunday. Let us know if we can help w/ questions!!
  5. Is there a way to make the photos bigger? They are super small and I hit the "fullscreen' button, but they are still super small. Thank you for sharing by the way!!!
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by marryinghimagain You are very welcome. I'm glad that I could help put your mind at ease. It will be wonderful for you! I look forward to hearing about it, when you get back. Hope your day is everything you dream! One little note that may help a future DW bride.... I did not bring my beautiful bouquet home b/c I was told you could not bring it back through customs. That is not true! I asked when we were going through customs on the way home. I was told that I could indeed have brought it back home. It "cannot grow nor does it have seeds". He said if I had a problem, all I needed to have done was ask for a supervisor. It is permitted to bring a fresh flower wedding bouquet back into the USA. Good to know-thank you for the insight!
  7. For those of you who have already gotten married at DPA, do they have table number holders (usually they are plain and silver) to use? We are having a horrible time finding these...and if they already have them I'll stop looking. TIA!!!!
  8. marryinghimagain-did you use the videographer that the resort provides? If so how was the quality of the video?? thanks!
  9. Hi Janna! To answer your question a/b the capacity of the gazebo....we'll have 59 guests with 12 standing up for the actual ceremony so about 47 sitting. I just heard back from Jacy that will be close, but we'll all fit. I hope that helps to answer your question a bit!! If anyone has questions or need me to find out info for them while I'm there next week, just let me know!!!!
  10. marryinghimagain-thank you so so so much for your post!! We leave this Sunday and get marriedFriday....11 days from now! your post made me set my mind at ease a bit, so thank you!! i'm glad to hear it was wonderful. =)
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by Ginalyn I think they do have options for centerpieces and other decorations listed on their website or the wedding pricing list. It was more cheaper for me to bring my own decorations than to use the resort's so that's why I brought my own. Thank you so much! I'm starting to look into centerpieces I can take with me as well.
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by Ginalyn I brought chair sashes, table overlays, centerpieces, menus for the reception. I also purchased maracas in Playa del Carmen as favors. Sandra took care of setting everything up for me. Don't be nervous! Everything is going to be amazing. I was totally nervous but once I stepped foot at the resort I went into total vacation mode. The resort is small enough that you will run into your guests left and right. Don't feel bad if you don't get to hang out with everyone...if you do it will just stress you out because you're going to be calculating how much time you spent with so-and-so versus so-and-so and you probably won't enjoy your vacation. Most of the couples that were guests at our wedding wanted to have their own alone time and also give DH and I our alone time. Hi there! Did they have options available already there for centerpieces, chair sashes and overlays and you chose to bring your own or if I don't bring my own am I screwed? Sorry, I emailed Jacy this weekend about this too, but I haven't heard from her yet...that makes sense to a/b spending time with people. I need to keep reminding myself of these things!! =) Thanks again!
  13. Hi girls! I'm down to 32 days so starting to freak out a bit!! For those of you who already got married at DPA, did you take anything for the reception as far as decorations go?! I asked this probably 8 or 9 months ago but since we've had lots of ladies get married since then I thought I would ask again.... Also, any advice? We have 65 people coming and I am starting to get a bit nervous...I feel like all of our family/friends' vacation is in our hands!! I know it's technically not, but I want to make sure everything runs smoothly! I just emailed Jacy a ton of questions!! Hope to hear back from her very soon...thanks for listening!!
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