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  1. I believe I paid 60 for my bridesmaid bouquets and they were yellow roses - if that helps. I can attach pictures if anybody would like I did not have mine the night before, I had it after the ceremony. I did miss most of it due to pictures, but my family did not. The timing seems to work out. After the ceremony we got any family/group shots done first and then everyone left for the cocktail hour while my husband and I had pictures of just the two of us taken
  2. I used DJ Doremixx, but the resort set the pricing, not the DJ. So you might have to pay the rate the resort charges which is 300 per hour not including the fees
  3. I know how you feel, it was SUPER frustrating at the end trying to really get a fix on our budget. However, if it makes you feel better when we got down there and were given our price breakdown from them, it was less than I was quoted and budgeted for I had the same problem with them not responding, try and get your TA to really push on them to give you some responses.
  4. Here is a picture of the chair sashes I ordered from wedding linens direct - I believe they are the crystal organza?
  5. If you're having your reception on the pool deck they won't stay lit, it's rather windy (which is kind of nice because it keeps things cool!) I was going to pay for the under the table lights to help with the light but they "couldn't get them" but I did bring down white floralytes (there are other colors as well) and put them in my centerpieces.. just an idea as a possible alternative to candles. Here's what it looked like And looking at this I just realized I probably should have unfolded my overlays and let the creases fall out before the wedding Oh well!
  6. Hi! I will definitely go through for pictures of my reception setup, I had it on the pool deck though - so pretty similar to pbjwed's setup I brought my own table overlays/chair sashes down so I just gave her those to put on the table. I did bring pictures of the flowers I wanted, (different shades of yellow roses) - and she said no problem. If you notice in my pictures it's not all roses as I requested but it still turned out nice Definitely bring pictures of what you want! I did provide a table chart to the coordinator though, to show how i wanted the tables arranged and where to put the place cards for the seating arrangements It is pretty windy on the beach and beach deck - so if your hair doesn't hold curl well that might be a problem. My hair naturally has wave to it so it holds curls well - I had no problems, but I am thankful I decided to have part of it pinned back otherwise it would have been blowing in my face all night
  7. You're welcome I don't have my wedding pictures yet - but here are a few that guests took of the arch setup on the beach & our centerpieces. My colors were navy & blue if that helps. Let me know if there's anything in particular that you want pictures of and I'll post them if I have them Hi Ashlynn039 and t1219, Thank you so much for all of the information! I am definitely going to check out weddinglinensdirect.com since you both mentioned it. Great advice on the hair and makeup, it seems like it would be worth trying to do a trial and definitely bringing pictures! Ashlynn, it would be awesome if you could upload pictures, I would love to see some! Thank you again! Alaina
  8. Hi! I hope this helps: 1. They say they don't have colored fabric for the arch on the beach (if you're using that), other than white. But if you purchase material and bring it down with you they will set it up for you. If you use their chair ties I believe they charge $5.00 a chair for use and they aren't guaranteed to have the colors you desire, however you can also purchase those cheaper (e-bay, weddinglinensdirect.com, etc) and they will tie them on for free. I bought table overlays and chair sashes since they didn't have them in my colors, and they took up very little space in the suitcase. 2. We didn't pick an officiant, we were paired with a woman. If you have certain vows you want to say and aren't doing a legal ceremony then you can give a copy to your wedding coordinator and she'll pass it along to the officiant 3. Our reception was on the deck, I'll try to find some pictures to upload for you.. the lighting was good for us because we had hired DJ dorremix and he brought lights, and the pool is lit and I believe the resort also sets up some lights. However the eating area can be a little dark - I bought floralytes and water storing vase fillers (http://www.soilmoist.com/products/decobeads.php) and had them put them in my centerpieces which helped light the area up. 4. The woman who did my hair and makeup was fantastic through the spa, however of the 5 other women who had their hair done there 3 of them ended up re-doing it in my room prior to the ceremony Make sure you bring a picture of what you want for them to work off of for your hair and makeup. Also, even if you set up your hair and makeup appointments before going to DRC stop by the spa and reconfirm them when you get there. Supposedly the wedding coordinator had set ours up, and the day of the wedding the spa told us we had no reservations
  9. Hi As a past bride (married there on November 15) I can tell you that when you're on the resort there is no reason to have safety concerns. Our TA also arranged our transfer from the airport to the resort and it went smoothly - the airport was nice, nothing shady about it I even went off resort to a place called Jungle Spa while down there (and they weren't kidding, it was in the middle of nowhere!) and never felt unsafe. As far as them not using DJ Dorremix anymore, that's a shame. Between him and Elizabeth Medina, our photographer, they were the best part about the wedding! He did a fantastic job Chair sashes - I brought my own down, bought them off of wedding linens direct and the resort tied them on for free. Just keep in mind that unless you or one of your guests pick up your decorations you will never see them again! So if it's important to you, arrange somebody to take it with them after the reception
  10. Hello ladies! Back from my wedding and honeymoon We were married on the 15th - I'll do a thorough review after Thanksgiving, but until then I can answer any questions anybody has
  11. Alright ladies, I leave tomorrow for our wedding. I'll try to post a thorough review for you guys once I'm back from our honeymoon Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly!
  12. What are you guys doing for your reception food, I'm less than 3 weeks out and still have no clue. I was hoping to do a buffet since I'm not a fan of the sitdown dinner options (groom & I don't eat seafood!) but apparently I can't since i'm under 40 people.
  13. Yikes! Good luck sifting through your emails!! Hopefully the new wedding coordinator will honor the agreements you already had in place. I would love to extend the reception but I'm just not sure yet that the cost per hour is worth it.. still debating
  14. Thanks for the review & the information!! So glad you had such a wonderful wedding experience
  15. For those of you who have been married there, do they provide some time of linen napkin? Such a random question, I know But I was looking at napkin rings in my colors but wanted to find out before i ordered. thanks
  16. Thanks Wisconsinbride I'll probably buy the 84x84 like you did then! Boo - That's terrible! Sorry you're having to settle things you already thought were done Hopefully she'll be quicker to respond and more on-the-ball than the old wedding coordinator though!
  17. I've tried getting the table sizes from Magdalena but she sent me the arch sizes Anyone know what size overlays to get? Wedding linens direct has 54x54, 72x72 or 90x90 Thank you!
  18. For any of you ladies who have already married or been there for a site visit, will it be too windy on the pool deck for me to have place cards on the tables?
  19. Hi Ladies!! I apparently didn't save or bookmark any of the pictures of weddings at DRC So now that I'm in the homestretch of trying to plan it's hard not having any visuals! Does anybody have any saved links/photos that they can post? Thanks!!
  20. It seems like a few of you are talking about using Deco Cancun, if you are can I ask what you're using them for? And if you are using them how do they compare cost wise to the resort and do you have to pay any fees/day passes to use them?
  21. Quote: Originally Posted by Boo Its at 2 pm, I was hoping for 3 pm (same sunset as you obviously) but there was already another ceremony booked for 4 pm, so we got 2 pm or earlier. That being said I know there are a # of references to 'Mexico time' so keeping my fingers crossed that things get 30 min. delay ha ha, so evil! Sorry girlie not sure, it all depends on how many pictures you are trying to sneak in there etc. but I do know that our photographer Elizabeth Medina has done a number of 'first look' photo shoots for couples who wanted to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests after etc. So maybe ask your photographer to shoot the two of you meeting at say 3 pm, and then have the ceremony at 4? Just a thought. We're using Elizabeth as well, so maybe I'll just e-mail her and see what she thinks. I know that most ladies seem to say that there weddings haven't started on time, so it makes me a little nervous! I also saw you mention that you're extending your reception by an hour - I haven't even thought of that! Now that it's less than 4 months to go I feel like the stress level is spiking again!
  22. Boo - what time is your ceremony at? Ours is at 4 and I know the sun sets around 5 so I'm a little nervous about what to do in regards to pictures?
  23. Quote: Originally Posted by Boo Ha ha almost the same - we are flying in November 13th to DRC, November 18th we are moving to Secrets Maroma until the 28th - we may pass by you on the 13th! We are flying in the 12th and leaving either the 16th or 17th for Jamaica Quote: Originally Posted by Boo Sorry for so many posts I guess lights under the table are USD 30, we expect to have about 55 guests, the round tables fit 8 comfortably (I heard some ladies that up to 10 guests may sit at a table but its a tight squeeze) so assuming 8 per, that is 7 tables, or USD 210 plus blue overlay at USD 10 per, so close to USD 300. Do you think it will add more ambience to have the star lanterns or the battery lights under the table? much thanks for all your feedback! I find the closer I am to the wedding date, after having to make so many decisions it is getting more and more difficult to make any decision, too many decisions!! I think we're going to do the lights under the table as well, we have the pool deck booked for the reception and I don't want it to be too dark. I haven't seen any pictures with the lights under the table yet, have you?
  24. Quote: Originally Posted by allegraapple The pricing of bouquets and centerpieces will depend on what flowers you want. The "included bouquet options" Ana sends out are examples of flowers that are in season all year round (included with the Dreams, Love, or Ultimate Package). If you like the flowers in those bouquets, but not necessarily the way they are arranged, I'm sure Ana will be able to re-arrange or do something different for you. If you want what's considered an exotic flower (for example, I know that white caly-lillies are available all year, but all other colors are considered "exotics"), then there will be a charge. I imagine pricing will differ, depending on which flowers you want. Hope this info is somewhat helpful. You'd need to tell Ana what colors of which flowers you want (if you don't see them in the 'included bouquets') and unfortunately get pricing from her. Unless there is a bride out there who paid for special flower arrangements and can share pricing info?? Thanks! This was very helpful I'll look a little more closely at the flowers in the included bouquets & then get in touch with Ana Quote: Originally Posted by cathyandchin Also, my TA contacted the resort about the free nights with 6 rooms being booked. She said that she has to submit all the info the week before and then she'll find out what we get. Does anyone know how this works? We are staying for a week, but 3 are staying 4 nights, 1 staying for 3 nights, and 1 staying for 6 nights. How do we get comped if we've already paid thru our TA? She doesn't have the details of how this works. OMG... less than 2 weeks to go!! My TA said that we would get credit for the number of days the "majority" of our party stayed for. But she said to keep in mind that it's not necessarily what we would think it would be because it doesn't include the price of the taxes/transfers that are lumped in with the quote for a 4 day stay for example.
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