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#1891 chell44

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    Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:13 AM

    I was so stressed with the ceremony timing as well. Mines will be at 2pm. I figured people can go to the bars or even the casino, or back to their rooms to take a nap. On another site a girl said she had a pool party before dinner, that sounds fun, but who wants to change and get all wet, mess up their hair and then dress back up again? Are you ladies staying in your gowns the whole day and night?

    #1892 msredbird51

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      Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:47 AM

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      Originally Posted by MilitaryMrs.s-to be
      I'm going to say your ceremony will be 15 minutes. We did our first dance right after our ceremony, still at the gazebo and we had the photographer do our cake cutting pictures at the gazebo as well, because we didn't have him stay for dinner. We then had group pics (at the gazebo) then our wedding party pics at the beach (as well as just the two of us). While we were having pics done our guests were having drinks at the Punta Cana lobby bar. They took our cake out to the lobby but my fam was to busy drinking to eat cake so we brought it to the restaurant and my mom cut and served it after dinner.

      Don't worry about your guests and the gap in between, everybody is on vacation so they will just do their own thing and whatever time you want them to be back somewhere they will be after all their there because of our wedding.
      Great points--especially that the guests are on vacation, so they'll figure out how to relax. I hope to get everyone to one bar to hang out together between ceremony and dinner. But I guess you're right that if that doesn't work out and people go do their own thing for a bit, it's okay too.

      I think we'll do the cake cutting and dance right after the ceremony, too. Also a great idea. I don't want to pay the photographer so much extra to stay for dinner, lol!

      Now I just have to figure out the paperwork. I'm so confused on what has to be translated and what has to be legalized, and where to do all of the above!

      #1893 caribbeanLover

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        Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:55 PM

        Thanks Court, you got back to the girls before I did.
        I've been thinking about you, and how you've been feeling. The baby is officailly taken over huh! lol
        So you decided you wont find out the sex?!?!!

        My wedding was origianlly for 2:30, and I also freaked out about what people were going to do. I didn't want my wedding day to be another normal day on vacation. So I had set up a time line. People had an hour free time to change shoes if they wished( for the men) and then the plan was to meet at a lobby bar, have some drinks and play a wedding game. I didn't end up needing to do it since the time changed to 6, so dinner was ready for us once the ceremony was done.
        So you guys could consider doing something like this. My only concern is, if your ceremony is on the Punta Cana section, then wanting to go to the sports bar (it's on the other end of the resort) so people will have to wait for the train, no one will want to walk in the heat with maybe high heels on. so maybe consider the Punta Cana or the Palac lobby bar (all walking distance even in high heels lol)
        Hemingways only opens at 6pm, so that's not an option.

        Sap, you must be gettig so excited!!! have you still been sleeping good? I know 17 days away for me I definitely wasn't lol.
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        #1894 sap

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          Posted 30 June 2010 - 03:26 PM

          We are super excited. We actually did the paperwork for the civil ceremony today, we will marry next week sometime, but no one will know. :)
          Dress fittings are complete unless I lose a few more lbs, which we will see. :)
          FI was a big help on Sunday with the OOT bags etc. We mailed out our pretravel flyer and luggage tags. I meant to include a hotel brochure, totally forgot so will print and mail those as well. :)

          I'm not really nervous though...more excited and dreading it all coming to an end. wah! lol.

          #1895 caribbeanLover

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            Posted 30 June 2010 - 03:39 PM

            Sounds like you've got everything under control and almost ready to depart!!! :) :)
            What do you have in your OOT bags? I suggest putting your hotel brochure in your OOT,will safe you on more postal fees, you'll be spending more to send thank you cards, might as well save it for then!
            How many guest is coming??!?
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            #1896 chell44

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              Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:04 PM

              I was wondering if anyone has more insight on booking rooms. My wedding is June 2011, the hotel still does not have their schedules that far in advance, and my guests keep hounding me. When and how are any of you booking? I wanted to send out my save the dates by September with all the resort info so people could get an early start

              #1897 PuntaCanaNikki

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                Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:38 PM

                Which place is best to do the Gala Dinner

                La Uva or International?

                #1898 jerzshortstuff

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                  Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:55 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by caribbeanLover
                  Thanks Court, you got back to the girls before I did.
                  I've been thinking about you, and how you've been feeling. The baby is officailly taken over huh! lol
                  So you decided you wont find out the sex?!?!!

                  My wedding was origianlly for 2:30, and I also freaked out about what people were going to do. I didn't want my wedding day to be another normal day on vacation. So I had set up a time line. People had an hour free time to change shoes if they wished( for the men) and then the plan was to meet at a lobby bar, have some drinks and play a wedding game. I didn't end up needing to do it since the time changed to 6, so dinner was ready for us once the ceremony was done.
                  So you guys could consider doing something like this. My only concern is, if your ceremony is on the Punta Cana section, then wanting to go to the sports bar (it's on the other end of the resort) so people will have to wait for the train, no one will want to walk in the heat with maybe high heels on. so maybe consider the Punta Cana or the Palac lobby bar (all walking distance even in high heels lol)
                  Hemingways only opens at 6pm, so that's not an option.

                  Sap, you must be gettig so excited!!! have you still been sleeping good? I know 17 days away for me I definitely wasn't lol.

                  How do you know what section you are marrying in? Is it the same section you book your hotel room in?

                  #1899 caribbeanLover

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                    Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:03 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by chell44
                    I was wondering if anyone has more insight on booking rooms. My wedding is June 2011, the hotel still does not have their schedules that far in advance, and my guests keep hounding me. When and how are any of you booking? I wanted to send out my save the dates by September with all the resort info so people could get an early start
                    I went with which ever side was cheaper for our guest, normally that is the Punta Cana Section. All our guest couldn't have been more happier!! I'd just go that route.

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by PuntaCanaNikki
                    Which place is best to do the Gala Dinner
                    How do you know what section you are marrying in? Is it the same section you book your hotel room in?
                    Not at all. If you want the new gazebo, it's on the Punta Cana section, if you want the beach there is 2 locations, Punta Cana and Bavaro side.
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                    Happily ever after...

                    #1900 MilitaryMrs.s-to be

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                      Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:14 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by caribbeanLover
                      Thanks Court, you got back to the girls before I did.
                      I've been thinking about you, and how you've been feeling. The baby is officailly taken over huh! lol
                      So you decided you wont find out the sex?!?!!
                      OH its taken over, and over and over. I've been soo sick!! We didn't get to do anything at all for Canada day, I was in bed (or throwing up) all day. And sleep, well I just can't get enough sleep at all.

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by PuntaCanaNikki
                      Which place is best to do the Gala Dinner

                      La Uva or International?
                      Gala dinner?? Do you mean private reception?? I don't think any of us did that. Its cheaper and just as nice to have your dinner at a semi private a la carte (which you don't pay for) and then your private beach party at $9 per person.




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