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  1. Aphrodite - I should have done what you did. They were suppose to photocopy them and hand them back... I should have watched them do this myself instead of trusting another. And to clarify - I worked with the DR consulate in NY AND the US Consulate in DR - both stated that copies are sufficient and there is NO reason for them to hold onto birth certificates. Make no mistake. I did my research and what they were pulling was a scam.
  2. And about the stealing... Yes they tried to steal our documents. We brought our originals to show them so they can compare it to the copies. They took them and refused to return them and said they will mail it back in a month. I told them that I want my documents back and will not leave the hotel until I had them. Our shuttle rolled up and i turned around and said we are staying. Just that minute the WC walked up to us, haned over our birth certificates and walked away without a word. We poured over our docs to make sure. There were all these little pinpricks throughout the papers, almost like
  3. I gave them copies of all Originals and all consulate certified documents. Everything!! 6 months later, they are still trying to extort us, they won't give us our marriage license until we send them our original birth certificates (they have copies plus certified translations - everything stamped by the consulate). They make me so mad!
  4. Yes I got "married" there. It would have been perfect if the WC didn't try to scam us. Read my past posts. I still don't have my marriage license. They keep emailing me asking for more legal documents. They said the judge will make an exception for me (6months after the ceremony). I hope they rot because they ruined it for us... I spent our wedding night crying in the lobby because of their shenanigans. Now I am spending all this money to prevent identity theft. My advice... Get married at a hotel with US headquarters (where consumers have rights) or simply do the symbolic ceremony on your own
  5. I started my journal thread here: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/75628/evgals-wedding-planning-thread I know I'm a little slow but I thought I should share some templates that I created based on ones that I found on this website. I am especially proud of our welcome letter/brochure. The hubby and I worked really hard at it (we're both not creative types). We simply stapled it in the corner and put it in a clear, waterproof folder so that it stays clean and people can quickly glance at the itinerary on the back. It was a hit and some asked for an extra copy. If I had to do
  6. UPDATE: Go for the symbolic ceremony and not the civil Before arriving at the resort, they confirmed that they received all the proper paperwork. After the ceremony, they tried to steal our original documents which we finally got back the next day. When we returned home, we decided to make a trip to the courthouse and get legally married. I'm glad we did. We received our marriage certificate immediately and I was able to use it to make all my legal changes (social security, passports, etc.) right away. Its been over 2 months and I have not received my marriage certificate from D
  7. My hubby wore a suit from Island Importers. They were very good in following up with me (I measured wrong and they could tell I guess). The jacket is a little bit long but everything fit well and looked nice. And of course, he forgot his sandals so we paid dearly for a pair at the gift shop. We absolutely loved loved our photos. We used HDC Photography. We are not good at posing and Charlie was super patient, helpful, and fun to work with. And lastly we created a wedding newsletter, which took so much work. I would like to keep my stuff private so I'm working on taking ou
  8. We had our reception in the Italian themed restaurant. We did not reserve the entire restaurant but it didn't bother us at all since we had it mostly to ourselves. I didn't do anything for the reception except make a few centerpieces. My goal was to have something romantic but that was travel-friendly and cheap. I had all these crazy ideas but went with the most simple one. I bought copper tins, floating candles, and fake little flowers. <-- kind of funny. They didn't fill it all the way with water at first because they thought the candles will go out. Our cake was lo
  9. I wore Tabernas from Watters in ivory. I absolutely loved my dress. It was totally me... fitted, flow-y and dreamy. On the model: vs. on me: I wore two faux roses in my hair. I got them on etsy and they looked so real! I asked for orange flowers and they made me the most beautiful bouquet! It is the perfect shade. I also wore copper colored wedges from Seychelles that gave me the 4.5 inches that I wanted and still kept me steady on the sand. The ceremony set-up was perfect. I chose to have the red carpet with petals (it was windy so most of it blew awa
  10. I paid $1.19/ J&J kit at Bed Bath and Beyond... and then I saw them for $0.98 at CVS. I think you can get them even cheaper but I was short on time.
  11. I also created a First Aid kit. I bought those mini J&J first aid kits that already came with bandaids, gauze, and alcohol wipes. I added pepto-bismol, advil and tylenol. I took the template from one of these forums (sorry I didn't keep track) and added the wording. The template was great but I wasn't able to change the color. I've attached it in case anybody wanted it. I printed the template onto photo-paper and used rubber cement to glue it to the box. I also created this card to put into the keycard holder: We also gave special gifts in our p
  12. This site has been a huge help! I was inspired by so many and felt supported by strangers that I probably will never meet - what a community! Things got a little crazy so I wasn't able to record all of my wedding work but here it is after the fact. I hope it helps someone else out there. I was married in Punta Cana, DR in August 2011. We spent 4 days at an all-inclusive with 12 of our closest friends and family. My theme was seahorses and our colors were sunset orange and dark blue. Where to start? My OOT bag -- by far my favorite project, which really challenged me to be creative
  13. We just got married there. I hated it and loved it... It's such a long story. Pm me if you are interested. I will post pics and stuff soon.
  14. I bought the Victoria Secret White Hoodie for full price and brand new in size small. I don't know if its just me but I think it has a slight blue tint to the white but it didn't bother me. I wore it twice and washed it once (no shrinkage and came out like new). It is really comfy (lightweight cotton) and cute. http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265563697358&c=Page&cid=1311128179674&pagename=vsdWrapper&redir=true20110810 Now that I'm married, I don't have a need for it. Selling it for $25. Please pm me with any questions or if interested.
  15. I highly recommend HDC. We had Charlie as a photographer and he was absolutely wonderful to work with. If you would like sample pics, pm me.
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