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  1. Hi there, Not sure what fees you are talking about. We paid by credit card, it was the easiest option - not to mention the fact that if there was an issue you would have the credit card company able to advocate on your behalf.
  2. Hi Webbie, Unfortunately, they have already been sold - otherwise I would have totally sold them to you separately. Sorry. Jenn
  3. Hi Bride2012, It was only supposed to be active for 60 days after our wedding, which was May 5th. I've sent a message to Arnaud at HDC and asked him to extend the availability of the gallery. I'll let you know once it's been done. J
  4. You might be able to choose the colours for the flower petals, but I didn't really ask. It was a mixture of white and pinks - and to be honest with so many other things to worry about I figured this was the least of my worries. As for the bouquet options, I think I had the same 2 page Word document from my wedding coordinator, but when we got there they had a book with tons more options. As for the centrepieces, we decided to maximize things and just reused the floral decorations for the gazebo as our centrepieces. There were like 6 or 7 floral arrangements and we only needed 5 for our
  5. Hey Amber, I also wanted to wear heels with my dress, so that was also a big reason for me to do it in the gazebo. Also as a bit of a control freak, I just didn't like the unpredictability of a beach ceremony, although I was all for our photos being taken at the beach. Since I think the relaxed vibe and beautiful scenery helped us relax, and helped make our photos turn out great - or at least we thought so! The fabirc was already up the day we arrived so I think it was there for all of the weddings that week, although we did pay for the gazebo decorations which included the flower ar
  6. No problem, I'm happy to help out. Goodness knows that this forum was a huge help during my planning. So I am more than happy to spread the wealth! J
  7. Hey Amber, That isn't all that strange. I really wanted our ceremony in the gazebo as well. We had been at another destination wedding and they were married on the beach, although nice I knew that I didn't want me (or my guests) for that matter having to be barefoot and in their wedding day finest! As an aside, when we were down there for our wedding there were a few brides that changed their minds from the beach ceremony to the gazebo, since they didn't want to have to contend with the wind down by the beach. Happy planning! J
  8. Hey Melissa, I had some of the same concerns as you did before my wedding on May 5, 2011, but mine were more about the ceremony itself. I had read the negative reviews on TripAdvisor and the like, but I find that most of the reviews are quite polarizing, or just from people that have unrealistic expectations of what their vacation will be - they are typically people that don't travel very much so they have no frame of reference (and this may sound a bit elitist, but I don't think that travelling to an all-inclusive vacation once or twice a year qualifies you as an experienced traveller.)
  9. Hey spaterson, We used HDC, and besides the fact that their prices are fantastic! Only $775 for 340 high-res photos, 100 5x7 prints and slideshow (which we showed at our at-home reception last weekend) We were really, really happy with our photos and our friends and family are still raving about them. We didn't really want the super staged photos either. We only had them take photos of the bride and groom getting ready, the ceremony and then photos of us and the wedding party. We decided not to have them also stick around for the reception, speeches and dances - primarily because we knew
  10. Hey deanna, Just wondering when are you planning to show your slideshow. I am finalizing the timeline and trying to determine when is the best time to do this. Thanks! J
  11. Hey letluva, We simply said had reception to follow ceremony, so it was pretty open J
  12. Hey letluca, I had a late wedding ceremony as well, it was at 6 pm. We were thinking of having a cocktail hour to entertain our guests, but decided against it a few months before. Also, just wanted to preface that we are not particularly cheap people, so that wasn't our only reason for not having the cocktail hour - just practical ) In hindsight, I am so glad that we did, because our ceremony was delayed by about 10-15 minutes because the groom in the 5pm wedding had a panic attack and fainted!! Fortunately, we had a civil ceremony so we made up a bit of time, but in order to take adva
  13. Hi there, Sorry the sashes have been spoken for. I ordered them from this website and even with the ridiculous shipping costs to Canada, they were still a lot more reasonable than renting them from the resort: http://www.efavormart.com/index.aspx Good luck with the rest of your wedding planning. I
  14. Hey Angie, Not sure where you may have heard that from, but Dreams has a max of 3 weddings per day. That's way they have 3 locations (and 3 ballrooms if weather doesn't cooperate). Jenn
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