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  1. I'm using real touch flowers. I ordered my bridal bouquet, maid-of-honor bouquet, 2 small presentation bouquets (4 daisies each) for the mothers, 5 boutonniers, 4 x 2 daisies for centerpieces (just the flowers... the Jellyfish is providing the vases), and one hair flower from Shavon's Wedding Silks. Altogethor it cost me $227. They came out beautiful and I'm soooo happy with the quality of the flowers. Shavon is based out of Holiday, FL and will ship, but I live in Tampa so I picked them up myself. I'm still a little concerened with how I'm going to pack them without them getting smashed on the way to the DR.... lots and lots of tissue paper. Good luck!!
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by bluestarfishsea I am getting married at Melia Caribe Tropical on Feb. 21st 2010! If you have any questions (especially after my big day!) please feel free to ask! I will be back end of Feb. ..but if you have any questions about the planning process now-ask away I will also be getting married that weekend and staying at the Melia (might see you there!). But, we chose to have our ceremony and recepetion at the Jellyfish on Feb 20, 2010. I will definitely be posting a review after we get back. Good luck and congrats everyone!
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    Quote: Originally Posted by tmurphy82 Does anyone know the average prices for Photosouvenior? Here is a link to their 2010 Packages... 2010 packages
  4. June 2009 melnb & FI: June 2009 - Paradisius FYB87 & FI: June 2009 - Resort undecided 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 Nathan & Brianne July 15th- Dreams Punta Cana 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) Lori & Keith: September 9, 2009 - Excellence, Punta Cana 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 Sandra & Rob: Novemeber 7, 2009- Ocean Blue/ Sand Golf & Beach Resort Erin & Trent: November, 9, 2009 - Melia Caribe Tropical Rosa & Eddie: November 10, 2009 - Barcelo Bavaro Palace 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 Nonnie and Marj: December 10,2009-Grand Palladium Punta Cana Beth and Ian: December 12, 2009- Excellence Punta Cana Lindsay and Tracy: December 31, 2009 - Majestic Colonial August 2009 Tasha & Jamil: August 1, 2009 - Excellence Punta Cana 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 Anne & Tim: February 20, 2010 - Jellyfish Restaurant (Staying at Melia) Amber & John: February 27, 2010, Paradisus Palma Real March 2010 Jennifer & Cory March 13 2010- Palma Real Punta Cana Kim & Ron March 17, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana Diane & Devin March 25 2010 - Paradisus Palma Real Anna & Lawrence March 26 - Majestic Colonial Lindsay & Seth March 28 2010 - Paradisus Palma Real April 2010 Vanessa & Eddie April 16, 2010 - Majestic Colonial Crystal & Tyler April 20, 2010-Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana Helen & Scott April 21, 2010- Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana Jess & Aaron April 22, 2010 - Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Stacey & Eric April 22, 2010 - Dreams La Romana 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 Heather & George May 15th 2010 - Dreams La Romana 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) Valerie & Jake May 29, 2010- Dreams La Romana June 2010 Bobbi And Tyler: June 4th 2010 Majestic Colonial July 2010 Lynette and Darnel July 13, 2010 - Dreams Punta Cana Liz & Miguel - July 26, 2010 - Undecided location {Santiago, Puerto Plata, or Punta Cana James and Jessica- July 17, 2010 -Paradisus Punta Cana August 2010 Jeanette & Julio - undecided Punta Cana, (PPC or PPR) Aug 2010 Linda & Robin: August 3, 2010 - Paradisus Punta Cana July 2011/ 2012 Yvonne and Andrew- last week of july 2011/ 2012 (money dependant), dreams la romana
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    jellyfish resturant

    Quote: Originally Posted by jennierin Great idea Tami! I never thought of that...LOL! Here is the updated price list for the Jellyfish as of April 2009. Hope that helps some girls out!!! I found it to be very reasonable and it looks like a wonderful venue for your ceremony and/or reception! I was interested in the menu/prices too... THANKS!!
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    jellyfish resturant

    Quote: Originally Posted by aNNaBeLLe Here is a link the restaurant's website: Jellyfish Restaurant | Bavaro, Punta Cana | Restaurant, Bar, Lounge, Weddings, Events I guess that wasn't very helpful. They don't have the menu/pricelist on the website.
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    jellyfish resturant

    Here is a link the restaurant's website: Jellyfish Restaurant | Bavaro, Punta Cana | Restaurant, Bar, Lounge, Weddings, Events
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    Cigar rollers in Tampa area

    I don't know much about cigars, but I would recommend looking into the cigar shops in Ybor City... there are lots of them! One of the shop owners is bound to have some useful info on who you could hire. Ybor City, Tampa, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Any try The Beach Body products?

    A few years ago, a friend of mine used the P90 videos religiously and it paid dividends. When I met her she weighed 230-240lbs. After a lot of hard work (using nothing but the P90) and eating properly, she was able to drop down to 135lbs and was rock solid. She even won a trip to Hawaii through Beach Body’s success stories contest and was featured in one of their infomercials (yes, the people on them are real). After seeing her results first hand… I purchased the P90X, but haven’t been able to use it because I’m not in good enough shape yet. But I will! The P90X is definitely hardcore, so if you have back problems you should probably not try them. Good luck!!
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    Curly Hair Dilemma

    amandalsu and binzer, please let us know how you like the Living Proof anti-frizz stuff. I've used other "serums" before, but all they did was make my hair look greasy and did absolutely nothing for the frizz. I watched the video on the Living Proof website and am intrigued. Would you recommend the product?
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    Sarasota in september or december?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Pepper1982 Hello brides, First of all, please forgive me if i write something wrong, i am not american, hehehe, and i learned english on my own!!! My fiance and I decided we would get married in Sarasota, on his family condo, with the cerimony in the beach, and i just loved it!!!!! But we still need to wait all the visa process, so i dont have sure about our wedding date, but my question is...what month it is hotter in Sarasota? He says in winter it is very nice, but i dont want nice...i want sun...lol..and an amazing sunset to take pics....I already say that in my country, hot and nice means 111 F! lol...helpppppppp!!!! thanks I know this post is about a month old, but I hope I can still help. I live in Tampa (about an hour north of Sarasota) and have lived in Florida my entire life. Plus, I'm a water resources engineer so I know a great deal about Florida's hydrology. December will probably be the "safest" of the two months, but the occasional cold front could make a beach wedding a little too cool (although not unbearable... usually in the mid 50's). Daily highs are usually in the mid 70's, evenings in the 60's, and sky is absolutely beautiful... usually clear and blue. Chance of rain isn’t too bad... about 2 inches during December and usually only occurs just before a cold front comes through. September will likely be on the hot/wet side... average daily highs are in the upper 80's/low 90's, evenings in the low 80's, and it’s pretty humid. It’s still hurricane season and will rain quite a bit... 8 inches for Sept on average. Afternoon thunderstorms are very common. The highest rainy months are July and August. Also, be warned... In 2004 we had a horrible hurricane season... 3 major hurricanes hit Florida in September alone! That's one almost every week! Ideally, the best time for an outside wedding in Sarasota is November. Average daily highs are in the upper 70's, evenings in the upper 60’s/low 70’s, and rain usually isn’t much of a problem (about 2 inches/month). November is a lot like December only a little warmer and there aren't as many cold fronts. As for the sunshine... Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason. Unless there is a cold front coming through, a hurricane, or the typical afternoon thunderstorms, you can guarantee that the sun will be shining! I hope this helps!!! Good luck!
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    Newbie… Destination Caribbean 2010

    Quote: Originally Posted by STBMRSPERRY Congratulations and welcome to the forum! I am also getting married in February 2010 in Jamaica! Congrats! Have you figured out where in Jamaica? I'm curious as to how soon someone needs to book during the high season to get the date/time/location they want.
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    Curly Hair Dilemma

    Ok… I’m putting the cart before the horse, but I wanted some suggestions on hairstyles (I’m not getting married till next year). I have long naturally curly hair. It has a lot of volume, but really isn’t all that thick (at least not as thick as it used to be). See my profile pic. I was wondering what other curly haired brides were doing for their hair for a DW. I’ve had some REALLY TERRIBLE experiences with local hairdressers and am freaked out by trusting my hair with someone I haven’t “tried out.†If I had a digital photo of my senior high school prom hair-do, 10-years ago, I’d show you. It was absolutely horrible and I should have demanded a refund! My issue with hairstylists is NO ONE seems to know how to care for my hair. Fortunately, I’ve found stylists that are great at cutting it, but they all seem to have this “fabulous†new product that never works. Over the years I’ve found what works for me. I’ve been using Herbal Essences’ curly hair line of mouse for YEARS with great results (at the end of the day it does leave some “flakey-ness†but it controls without too much stiffness). I live in Florida and have to deal with humidity daily, so the islands’ climate shouldn’t be too much of a problem. I was thinking that it would be in my best interest to do my hair normally (which involves natural air drying) before the wedding… then having the hairstylist work with a “stable hair baseâ€. I’m thinking a ½ up, ½ down thing (or some kind of variation) with a flower for shear ease, but would love something different. I ALWAYS wear my hair either down or in a ponytail. This was a long winded post, but I’d appreciate any feedback. THANKS!
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    Color issues!!!!

    Or maybe a color scheme of one of these plates...
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    Color issues!!!!

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