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  1. I highly recommend the pool deck It looks amazing in the pictures!! We had our ceremony at the gazebo and while it wasn't private, I didn't notice the people at all. I didn't realize there were so many people watching until I saw our video. But they do keep it blocked off so no one will interrupt or walk through anything. We saw about 5 or 6 weddings while we were there and even on the beach, they weren't private. Same with reception - you are outdoors so there will be people around watching. We used Anel and I really have nothing but excellent things to say about her. And the re
  2. FOR SALE! I am trying to sell my chair sashes and table overlays.... They are from Wedding Linens Direct and are the color Jade. I have 40 chair sashes (http://www.weddinglinensdirect.com/8xemorchsaja.html) which retail at $67.20 I have 6 table overlays (http://www.weddinglinensdirect.com/85emorovja91.html) which retail at $79.68. I would prefer to sell them all to the same person. I will sell them all together for $50 (plus shipping) They are all in good condition - there are a few that are "scrunched" I'm not sure how else to describe it. It looks like the
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by LeashAC Was anyone told they cannot exchange cocktail hour for some kind of credit towards extra dinner plates? I could of sworn I've read numerous ladies that were able to switch it out for credit. So frustrating if your having a lot of guests :/ Destination wedding was supposed to save us some money. My wedding coordinator (who was switched 3X already) is now Claudia and she has informed me I can't switch it for any credit. We changed ours out! We got a $520 credit to use towards our extra people over 20.
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by emmyss Hi everyone, We are getting married in one month whoo whoo! We are having our reception on the pool deck but have not requested to have more lighting (hanging paper lanterns, lights under the table, bamboo poles with hanging lanterns etc). Do you think they are necessary? will there be enough light without adding the extra lighting options? Thanks, Emmy What time is your reception? It gets dark really early so if you're reception is pretty late, it will pitch black! Our photographer recommended that we do our first dance right as t
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by ZachJess2013 Doesn't the beach bar close at like 6p tho? yes, our ceremony was at 3:30 because it was in december. During the summer that probably wouldn't work.
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by ceciile jillann13- I saw some pictures of the Pool Terrace and it looks just a great as the Pool Deck (at least to me)! I also am looking to substitute the Cocktail Hour and I read somewhere on these forums that they were able to get a credit of ~$800, but I'm sure it's something you'll have to negotiate with your wedding coordinator. You can apply this credit towards dinner or costs of the wedding. I believe some brides just told their guests to go to a nearby bar because everywhere is all inclusive. Hope this helps They will give you the credi
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by ceciile I just saw your personal website and your wedding details. Wow! Thanks for all the shared tips/pictures/help I love it and can't wait. Hoping to send our save the dates out this weekend and our friend is setting up the website for us. Can't wait, 10 months will come super fast! thank you!!!
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by ceciile Thanks for the help Savs1027! I was thinking of nixxing the Cocktail Hour as well and using that credit towards dinner. And good to know that the bouquets can be cheaper than $100. Your wedding looked gorgeous! Thanks for the visuals on what a reception on the deck would look like. I love having the infinity pool as the background. I noticed that you also opted for the dance floor.. do you think I would need that? Or is the deck good enough. Thank you! You definitely don't need the dancefloor on the pool deck. That was one of the reasons I pi
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by JBarks Past January brides who had your reception on the beach or pool deck - did it get windy or cold that close to the water at night? My wedding was dec 17 and the weather was perfect!!! Well, except for the rain on our wedding day during our reception, but the temperature was perfect the entire trip, including at night. I wore short, strapless or spaghetti strap dresses every night and was completely fine. Our reception was on the pool deck and it was a great temp too!
  10. Quote: Originally Posted by ceciile Just confirmed my wedding at Dreams Riviera for August 2, 2014 Saturday!! We're booked for the gazebo at 5pm and then the deck at 8pm. I have a ton of questions so if anyone out there is reading, let me know! We actually had originally booked Now Jade for our wedding but decided to cancel it once we heard Dreams was a lot better. I just received my budget planner and I love how organized it is, but hating the "total" cost up top Does anyone know if they preferred the beach location for reception? I've seen their pictures for it and it look
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by Sabrina26 Hey! Iam getting married at DRC Nov 22. Yours is so close congrats! What are you doing for centerpieces? Iam bringing lanterns down and votives, however iam getting nervous with having to bring them down. Iam so torn between shipping or having family help with carry ons. I have so much stuff to bring iam starting to panic lol I would definetly bring it all with you in suitcases! Either on this thread or another one on this site when I first started planning, someone talked about shipping their stuff and it getting lost. Between sitting in customs
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by emmyss Savs, What did you pay for the centerpieces? Thanks, Emmy I think they were like $65 each. But we had 2 included because we did the ultimate package. We were able to move the ceremony flower arrangment over to the reception.
  13. Quote: Originally Posted by Judany Hello Everyone, I had my wedding here back in May and it was great but I wanted to let everyone know that I have recently been hit with credit card fraud. I used my credit card to pay the wedding partially as well as sign up for the unlimited vacation club, using the same card. The charges were over $4300 plus the foreign transaction fees my CC charges. This is unfortunate as i brought my CC because i didn't want to bring that much cash with me to Mexico. I'm almost certain it had to do with the unlimited vacation club as they had contract/paperw
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by jillann13 These pics are amazing.....who was the photographer and also did you bring all the signs/props and decorations with you or did they have them at the resort? I'm not sure if you are talking about my pics or not since it wasn't linked to anything.... But since i posted them recently, it was Anel with adventure photos. We took all the decorations down with us except the flowers/centerpieces.
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by jillann13 awesome thanks!! What area did you have for cocktails and reception? We chose the Jacuzzi area foe cocktails and are struggling with reception location. Am pretty confused as to why there is a $1000 fee for the oceans restaurant location and what does that include.....do we still need to get a dance floor/DJ or should we just go to the resort club? We didn't have a formal cocktail hour. We just had our guests meet at the beach bar. Our reception was on the pool deck and then moved inside to the ballroom when it started raining. I don't know anyth
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