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  1. Hi there, I was married at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa on Nov. 4, 2011. While I had numerous problems with my resort choice, I had a wonderful experience with my photographer & videographer. We used Carribean Emotions (a.k.a. Michael Weiler & Pascal Keller). They were wonderful to work with and our pictures turned out amazing. I can not recommend them enough. Here is a link to my album with some of the pics they took: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/gallery/album/view/id/11595/user_id/38106
  2. Hi Janine. I didn't mean to scare you but do want everyone to be aware that there is a possiblity for issues there. Other brides have had no problems, in fact Ska Ska was there the exact same time as me & had no problems at all. I guess it's just luck of the draw. Regardless of the issues w/the resort & wedding itself we did have some fun times w/our family and also got lots of great pictures. I will be posting them soon. I think my biggest tip regarding the wedding would be if you have to have the wedding moved to the Himitsu terrace due to rain make sure to ask the wedding coordinator if there will be a show going on during the time of the ceremony & also make sure the microphone is working. On the day of my wedding there was some kind of show going on in the theater downstairs and it echoed through the entire lobby (upstairs as well). The noise was so loud that I could not hear my music for me to walk down the aisle and walked down too soon. I was halfway down the aisle by the time my music started. Also since the wedding coordinator's mic wasn't working none of my guests heard any of the ceremony due to the background noise. Also my wedding video has a ton of the background noise & we need to turn our TV up to full volume in order to hear the ceremony due to the background noise. I did not find out about the show until I walked into the lobby 5 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start. Had I known this in advance I would have requested that the ceremony be moved to one of the ballrooms or another terrace away from the lobby.
  3. My DIY shell bouquets, bouts, & corsages finally finished just in time for our AHR. I wanted to originally use them at our DW but the bouquets were too heavy to travel.
  4. Welcome back Ska! I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful wedding and I did get a peak of you on your wedding day and you looked beautiful. I also used Carribean Emotions and he gave me my CD of pics and DVD while he was shooting your reception. They were wonderful and a bright spot in all the trouble we encountered. I highly recommend using them to any future brides. I also wanted to say thank you for trying to comfort me in the lobby when the whole theft thing went down. I know I was pretty upset but it really meant a lot that you came to help. You really are the sweetest and I wish you and your new hubby many years of happiness!
  5. Hello, any future brides looking into Dreams Punta Cana please read my review under the resort reviews section. I experienced numerous problems the including theft. I truly hope what I experienced happens to no one else as I feel saddened when I think of my wedding and that is something no bride should ever experience. On top of that the way that management has handled the situation has been horrible. They keep trying to make us out to be liars and deny everything that happened. Believe me I did not have time to make up stories...I was supposed to be having the wedding of my dreams and it was a nightmare. I hoped review at least makes people aware of what can happen so you can be prepared but hopefully it does not happen to any of you. If anyone wishes to private message me with questions feel free.
  6. Hi there! I am back. I posted a full review under the resort reviews section under Dreams Punta Cana. It is really long, please take the time to read the full review. Feel free to send me any questions you may have.
  7. Hi girls! I am enjoying my last full day at Dreams Punta Cana after spending nearly 12 days here. I will be posting a detailed review once I get back but will need some time to get all the details together. I wish I could say that it was all smooth sailing a dream come true but honestly if I had to do it over again I would have just got married at home and had my honeymoon here. Two of the biggest problems were my parents had to have their room changed 3 times due to problems w/mold & ceiling leakage (one of the times was on the day of wedding & they were trying to make them move an hour before the wedding after my parents had called for 5 hours about the problem). The other major problem was my MOH & best man had $300 stolen out of their safe then when we reported it they actually tried to blame someone in my wedding party for taking it. I have a much longer list of problems but as I said they will have to wait until I get home. When all is said and done I'm now married to my best friend and that's all that matters.
  8. All packed and ready to be picked up at 5:45 am to head to the airport. I can't believe it's finally here! I will definitely report when I get back. Ska, that stinks about the bag fee. We got a great deal on first class tickets and luckily our airline allows us each to bring 3 bags each up to 70 lbs for free! Thank god cause we definitely need it. Oh we also used space bags for our close it made a HUGE difference with the packing. Good luck to all brides in the final stretch!
  9. Well I'm just finishing my last day of work for 2 weeks! We leave on Monday and get married next Friday the 4th! Still have a lot of packing to do this weekend but other than that everything else is taken care of. Only 1 issue so far, my mom found out today that she has shingles. I'm hoping by the time she comes next Tuesday she is feeling a little better. Hopefully no other issues will arise! Regardless I'm so ready to marry my best friend in a beautiful paradise! Talk to you all when I get back!
  10. Ok so I finally heard back from one of the coordinators, Carolina, regarding last minute info they needed from me. I was just informed that my previous wedding coordinator, Jennifer Castro, no longer works there. Great to find that out 1 week before I leave! I really am nervous about things getting messed up the communication from Dreams has been absolutely awful and I really hope I made the right decision choosing this resort. Guess it's too late to do anything about it now!
  11. Ok ladies...HELP! My wedding two weeks away at Dreams and my mom is driving me nuts! My mom is a worry wart and an all around negative person. Its bad enough im dragging her to a tropical local which she hates but then she sees the reviews online and it becomes 10 times worse. She has actually told me she is counting down the days until she gets back from the resort. Please past and present brides if anyone can ease my mind and my mother's about any of the following things it would greatly be appreciated. Ok here are the questions I have: How was the spa for hair and make up? Were you able to get the appointment times you wanted? Did/does anyone have Jennifer Castro as a wedding coordinator and what has your experience been with her? Has/is anyone experiencing issued getting items for OOT bags into Punta Cana in your luggage? For those of you who have been to the resort, what was your honest opinion of the resort? I mean room condition, food, service, etc. Has/is anyone not having/had a reception and just had dinner at one of the restaurants after the wedding? Or has anyone booked a reservation at one of the restaurants for over 10 people? We only have 13 people including us so instead of a full blown reception we would rather just have dinner at one of the restaurants but I keep seeing that they don't take reservations. Any helpful hints for making this as stress free as possible would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  12. Hi there! My fiancé and his best man are wearing linen shirts for the wedding ceremony. They are a bit see through and I was wondering if anyone has or is going to be having the men wear white undershirts underneath. I'm worried about which will look worse, seeing t shirts through the shirts or seeing bare chests lol. Thanks!
  13. Hi Ladies! I am the lucky winner of the 15 free pairs of personalized flip flops plus 2 pairs of just married flip flops! I'm so excited cause we only have 13 people in our party for the destination wedding so I will be able to get free flip flops for everyone! I have been in touch with Alejandro from Party flops and he has been wonderful to work with. I'm just waiting on my mock ups of the designs I chose. Hopefully they will be able to get to me before Oct 31 as that is when we are leaving for our wedding! Cutting it close, yikes!
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