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  1. You won't be able to hang lanterns on Himitsu terrace there isn't anything to hang the lanterns on. You can hang them on the Bordeaux terrace however.
  2. I know there was a bride on here that had a small guests list as well and just had dinner in one of the a la cartes. I can't say for certain but I am pretty sure you won't have a private area of the resteraunt or the terrace unless you are having a private dinner. I don't know if they can accomodate 20 guests in one of the a la carts. Also if you are having your dinner in the resteraunt there is No MUSIC No DANCING No anything. We had a private reception but it rained so we ended up in the Oceana and we couldn't Have any MUSIC or anything. They didn't even give us an additional table for a guest book or the cake. If you are worried about any of those things i would suggest a private reception if not go for one of the a la carts just know they may not be able to seat your entire party.
  3. Yes we used a credit card to pay the balance.
  4. We paid the bill after the ceremony there was actually a bill on our bed ready for us after our reception. They definetly don't charge you ahead of time minus the deposit.
  5. The WC told us the week before we left when and where to meet her. If this doesn't happen you will get a letter from her in your room. I personally think the easiest way to pay is your credit card. Watch YOUR BILL ours was wrong 3 seperate times and still wasn't right at the time of check out The only person we tipped was the wedding co-ordinator and I only tipped $50.00 I personally didn't like her AT ALL but she was a stand in for Yessica The wedding coordinator sets up the sound system and the ipod you don't have to worry about that.
  6. Most of our guests booked in August for our February wedding there was a couple of weeks where prices really dropped and most people booked then. I kept my eye on the prices pretty much everyday and would bug people over facebook or email or through our website to let people know what the prices were and what site was the best to book with. Most people are fully capable of finding the best prices all on their own and will end up booking on their own anyways. Save yourself the hassle of a TA when most the time they are the highest prices rather then the lowest.
  7. I was married there in February and I decided on the resort just based on the website and it was the best choice I made. The resort is gorgeous and you will not be disappointed with the choice at all. I searched around for a TA to help my guests secure the best possible price and all the TA's gave me prices that were at least $400.00 more then my guests could find online by themselves So I just said forget it and let my guests book as they wished. I think the most expensive price was 1800 and that was a single person who booked last minute. No one else in my party paid more then $1500/person for 7 days and all of my guests had an amazing time. We never had an issue with mosquitos or seaweed but I mean your on the beach and there is seaweed in the sea so it wouldn't suprise me if you were to find some. The resort staff racks the beach every morning and it always look beautiful. Believe me when I say that you will have an AMAZING time and forget all about the stress the second you step foot in the DR.
  8. This is only true if all rooms are booked through Dreams themselves. All my guests booked through different travel companies and we have 14 rooms in total and didn't get any free rooms at all. You might want to check with the resort before telling guests about this because It isn't exactly true. When I questioned the resort about this they told me I needed 15 rooms booked before getting one free because not everyone booked through the same person.
  9. Sherri yours pictures look awesome and your Mugs look super familiar.. I saw you on one of the days you were there, I think maybe the friday, your group was sitting behind my group at the pool. I was down there from the 13th-20th and got married on the 17th (the one day it rained all evening : ( .) I hear you about the towels it was next to impossible some days to get a towel.
  10. I think the thing that sucks most about it raining is you don't get the choice of what happens next. The wedding coordinator makes the call for you, they have a ballroom at the resort and that wasn't even offered to us. I guess whoever is closer to the ballroom on that day gets it maybe. Ya we tied the ribbon on the same color lantern minus the white which had the yellow ribbon. Quote: Originally Posted by welljen Hi smtc0245 Besides the rain, your pictures look lovely and it still looks like you were able to make the best of the situation. I was noticing your lanterns, did you tie ribbons to them that matched the colour of the lantern? Thanks, J
  11. They set the Oceana up with 3 tables of 10. We didn't have a table for the cake or the guestbook so I had to scamble around after to try and get my guests to sign the guestbook which was a wedding tree so I actually had to get their thumbprints. The Oceana is not private we had people at the table next to us which also means no music or dancing. This was a huge bummer to me because I worked sooo hard on my playlists. The transition was semi smooth I wouldn't say overly quick but it was fast enough I guess. My guests were standing waiting for them to finish the set up. My bridesmaids put the lanterns I had on the chair backs which was nice and the wedding coordinator put my table lanterns on, other then that she didn't do alot. We were at the back of the restraunt so we only had people on one side of us.
  12. They set the Oceana up with 3 tables of 10. We didn't have a table for the cake or the guestbook so I had to scamble around after to try and get my guests to sign the guestbook which was a wedding tree so I actually had to get their thumbprints. The Oceana is not private we had people at the table next to us which also means no music or dancing. This was a huge bummer to me because I worked sooo hard on my playlists. The transition was semi smooth I wouldn't say overly quick but it was fast enough I guess. My guests were standing waiting for them to finish the set up. My bridesmaids put the lanterns I had on the chair backs which was nice and the wedding coordinator put my table lanterns on, other then that she didn't do alot. We were at the back of the restraunt so we only had people on one side of us.
  13. We booked our hotel transfers through this company and I highly recommend them. They do tours as well. http://www.conexiontour.com/transportation.html T T
  14. Just a couple of our pictures from the wedding. The last is me sad because I couldn't use the lanterns on the terrace due to the rain. We also didn't get any beach pictures because of the rain but hubby and I put on some nice clothes and took some pictures the day before we left, I didn't feel like putting my rain soaked dress back on after the wedding.
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