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The private reception was $1000 for unlimited guests. We thought about having a beach reception, but without knowing in advance how many people were coming, and at $60/head, we needed to be able to budget in advance.

 

The cost of DJ seemed reasonable, but that's probably b/c I'm in north Jersey and it's really expensive here.

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Does the Palladium have a symbolic wedding package? Has anyone used it or is planning to use it? Right now I'm really beginning to think that it will be easier if FH and I go to the justice of the peace a week before we leave.

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We did the symbolic ceremony, called the renewal of vows. It was totally realistic, we wrote our own ceremony that my grandfather performed. We are going to the JOP today, in fact, to make it legal, since we had no time before we left.

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We are doing a Renwal of the Vows (silver package) and Carolina said it would be as realistic as the real thing! We are doing it because it's easier and a lot cheaper! :) We are just going to go to the justice of the peace and not tell any of our guests!

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We are doing a Renwal of the Vows (silver package) and Carolina said it would be as realistic as the real thing! We are doing it because it's easier and a lot cheaper! :) We are just going to go to the justice of the peace and not tell any of our guests!
You'll get married first before going? already have a date plan for this?

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Not yet! June sometime!:) We're going to be low key about it, we want the Punta Cana ceremony to be the "real" deal for us! It was just a lot easier, and since I'm finishing up school I didn't want to have to worry about sending docs to be translated, and all that stuff. So this is perfect!

 

I am getting more and more excited though! I wish mine was in April too!! Are you packing yet? lol

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Not yet! June sometime!:) We're going to be low key about it, we want the Punta Cana ceremony to be the "real" deal for us! It was just a lot easier, and since I'm finishing up school I didn't want to have to worry about sending docs to be translated, and all that stuff. So this is perfect!

I am getting more and more excited though! I wish mine was in April too!! Are you packing yet? lol
well let us know ,so we can congratulate you!!! smile159.gif

time is crunching, it's getting very exciting... may I ask why you why chose June to go down south?

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We found out that Tour Mount Royal doesn't buy deluxe packages, so they made a huge mistake by writing 'deluxe' when in fact it wasd junior suite. So this whole time (supposely)TMR was trying to buy a deluxe package. Supposedly they found one today and now they are just getting all the paper worked settled with, and we will get a new invoice.
I am not sure just how much to trust Itravel right now as we said if we finally didn't get an answer today we were complaining to the wrong full business department of the gov. So are they trying to get a few extra days, or are they being honest about the room situation. I just don't know what to believe.
Can I elope from my destination wedding? lol I wish I could sometimes.

It's amazing living near a consulate for DR, me too i wasn't even in their office for a half hour. I got my single status notarized by the city hall for $5.
and legal and translated by the consulate of Montreal.
I sent it to Carolina, along with the wedding form (with our flight time, how many guest, and some of our info with our fathers name, did you all send that to her too?) She said thank you very much for sending to me.. but yet she never told me she needed it I just sent it anyway! Thank god I did.

Decor: I decided the only thing I am doing, is bring centerpieces and glass seashell candle holders to go around the flower centerpiece. For the chair shash I'll just see what they have as my colours are aqua and baby yellow.
I'm doing the private beach party after dinner, Carolina said it gets decorated with ticki torche and all, so i wont need any decor for that.
The ceremony, from all the pictures, it looks perfect don't really need to decorate for that, looks like Carolina does a great job

what do you plan on doing for decor?


Tracy,
We are doing the beach party too. I had originally reserved with the wedding planner to have the Bohio (?) restaurant on the beach but now she says that its an additional $1000 and the beach party is lovely so we are just doing that. I asked the travel agent to get me pictures of the beach party but she hasn't yet. I would love to see how it is decorated.

Nonnie... if you have any photos of the beach party, please post. We'd love to see what the set up was like.

As for my decor, so far, since I dont want to cart heavy glass there, I found some clear plastic trays (small and square that look like glass) and am playing with either a candle in the middle with coloured sea glass around OR a silk flower in the middle. Still looking for that. Once I perfect something I will have to post for everyone's opinion. If anyone needs these after, you are welcome to them. Because my bridesmaids are in Cobalt blue with my jr bridesmaid in blue and turquoise, the sea glass should look okay.

Here's a question for everyone... my dress is Ivory. Girls are in Cobalt blue. FI is now thinking of either white shirt with sand dockers or royal shirt that matches the girls dresses, with sand dockers. Should the guys be wearing the royal and he wear the white or the other way around? Or should all the guys including FI wear the royal? Ugh.. what to do, what to do!

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Tracy,
Is the first bouquet shown extra or is it included in the package? I had never seen this one and I love it.

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