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#1911 caribbeanLover

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    Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:04 PM

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    And I almost forgot, no were not finding out the sex. We figure its the only real surprise in life, we might as well just wait :)
    Really!!! I could never do that, good for you!! I'm so excited to find out when you have the baby!! Has the hubby been home, or back to work?
    Hope you been feeling better, less 'morning' sickness!!!

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    Hello All, just wanted to share a website I stumbled on today

    btw congrats on the pregnancy.... and don't worry the sickness will soon pass and be a memory in the past I promise.....




    It's just me and my fiance going to Punta Cana we are also having an AHR here for everyone else....

    I wonder If I can somehow get a private dinner just me and the Hubby??

    hmmmm I'm guna email Carolina and see what or if there is anything she can do for us??

    Yes you can have a private dinner, I am sure she can arrange something where it'll be included in your package. But they have a special thing where you pay $60p/p but you get a private set up on the gazebo with candle light lighting up the path way, white glove service. Just amazing!!!
    Def email her and see what she can do (don't mention the $60 since your paying for a package)

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    Ladies, I just had to announce that I bought my dress yesterday!!! I am SOOOOO EXCITED!!! I want to post it so badly but I think I'm too paranoid, lol. But YAY!!! It's such a good feeling, eh?
    Awesome thanks for the info!

    Also, has anyone had the beach wedding? We really want to have the ceremony on the beach but it seemed like the Carolina was trying to talk me out of it. I tried getting a 5pm time so a lot of people won't be on the beach but for now I'm stuck with 2pm. Any recommendations for 2pm on the beach? Do I ask them to set up closer to the water? Our whole reasoning for going away was to have our feet in the sand while we say our "I do's!" I know people will be around and watching, but that's ok if we have some stragglers in our pics! hehe
    I also wanted my wedding directly on the beach, believe me when we say there IS a reason Carolina is 'trying' to talk you out of it. I don't think she's actually trying to talk you out of it, more trying to make you understand their beach isn't really set up for weddings to happen without getting people in their bathing suites tanning or swimming. There is no guard to keep people away from your ceremony, so you will get lots and lots of people walking through it. It'll be for sure you'll have lots of ceremony pictures with strangers in their bathing suites. I too was a little disappointed in not having the ceremony on the beach. After we got married days later we saw someone getting married on the beach, and the way it gets set up (the ceremony is exactly where the beach party is) they can only push the lounge chairs so far, which isn't far enough...you will get them in your pictures. The ceremony i saw set up was at 5, and there were a lot of people stopping by on their walk, watching the ceremony, like I said the photographer will have no choice but to get them in it. So your ceremony being at 2, will be a lot worse. After I saw that, I was sooo happy I choice the gazebo.
    The Gazebo you get lots of privacy, plus you still get the background of the ocean. Then after the ceremony is done you go to the beach and take pics (so your still getting tons of beach pictures) This way the photographer can actually wait until someone passes by before snapping the shot!
    The way I thought of it as, was it'd be nice not to have ONLY beach pictures, since we went after the ceremony, and the TTD. The gazebo was a nice break of different senery
    So if after what I say, and after she shows you pictures you still want the ceremony on the beach, I say go for it girl!!! it's your day you can do whatever pleases you.
    Carolina just wants to make sure her brides are the out most happiest!!



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    I totally agree with you, I am doing the beach as well....

    My dream since I was a little girl was to get married on a beach!! I can't wait..... So exciting!!!!
    Me too!!! And can you believe DH originally said no to my DW!!! that quickly changed when we put the deposit down for the photographer and reception hall back home and realize how much I was right in the cost of an in town wedding. Men!! they never listen to their woman lol!!
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    Tracy and Mike

    Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
    Happily ever after...

    #1912 Bella30

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      Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:28 AM

      Hey Ladies, sooo haven't been here in a while it seems lol. Just getting back from vacation!!! ahhh!

      So i tried tp upload photos on photobucket but not sure why it wouldnt work lol found pics i had on there from like 5 years ago that i forgot about LOL... might try to open a new account and start fresh..and try that way...

      It is such a great feeling having bought THE DRESS!! i know ... i feel like the stress is over lol...


      I have my wedding at 4pm too and I think that will be a great time....

      How many songs did you guys find you needed to have for the guests that are waiting for you to walk down the aisle and to play during and after... did u just have them on an ipod and they play it for you or??

      Did anybody do the trio band?

      #1913 caribbeanLover

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        Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:47 PM

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        Hey Ladies, sooo haven't been here in a while it seems lol. Just getting back from vacation!!! ahhh!

        So i tried tp upload photos on photobucket but not sure why it wouldnt work lol found pics i had on there from like 5 years ago that i forgot about LOL... might try to open a new account and start fresh..and try that way...

        It is such a great feeling having bought THE DRESS!! i know ... i feel like the stress is over lol...


        I have my wedding at 4pm too and I think that will be a great time....

        How many songs did you guys find you needed to have for the guests that are waiting for you to walk down the aisle and to play during and after... did u just have them on an ipod and they play it for you or??

        Did anybody do the trio band?
        Amazing, where'd you go for vacation? No vacation for us this summer just moving!!! how fun!! at least it's into a house where we'll put a pool in right away (hopefully we get a long summer, since we only move August 16th)

        I chose 5 songs since I didn't know how long I needed. Hubby said 5 songs was plenty enough! so maybe do 5! (he was there waiting for me)

        Someone on here did get the trio band, and loved it!!! if it's in your budge, go for it!!!
        http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
        Tracy and Mike

        Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
        Happily ever after...

        #1914 Bella30

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          Posted 05 July 2010 - 01:08 PM

          Thanks! good to know...ya not sure what we will do but prob pick the cheaper way lol...

          went to boston for Lady Gaga! OMG! all I have to say hahah it was AMAZING!! 5 of us ladies went so it was a fun road trip!

          I hope we have a long summer too!!! Just love summer!!

          #1915 richarsd

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            Posted 05 July 2010 - 01:58 PM

            Ahhhhh the dress is amazing (well, I think so anyway. Hopefully the fiance will agree, lol). I don't want to describe it because sometimes he comes on here!!! BUT if any of you ladies would like to see it, send me your email addresses and I would be more than happy to send you a picture that way! :)

            Sheila 2011 - green stilettos!! That sounds hot! I take it green is your colour for the wedding?

            Bella30 - I plan to get the trio band for the ceremony. Figure I'll walk down the aisle to something they play too but I'm not too picky about that. I think it'll give the ceremony a nice "island flare".

            #1916 MilitaryMrs.s-to be

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              Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:37 PM

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              btw congrats on the pregnancy.... and don't worry the sickness will soon pass and be a memory in the past I promise.....
              So, I couldn't stop throwing up AT ALL!! and I was dizzy, so I went to the hospital, and I have extremely low blood pressure. 94/60....Normal is 120/80. Theres nothing they can do, and I just get to keep throwing up
              Awesome thanks for the info!

              Also, has anyone had the beach wedding? We really want to have the ceremony on the beach but it seemed like the Carolina was trying to talk me out of it. I tried getting a 5pm time so a lot of people won't be on the beach but for now I'm stuck with 2pm. Any recommendations for 2pm on the beach? Do I ask them to set up closer to the water? Our whole reasoning for going away was to have our feet in the sand while we say our "I do's!" I know people will be around and watching, but that's ok if we have some stragglers in our pics! hehe
              Shes not trying to talk you out of it. I'm not sure if you've ever been down south, but theres ALOT of people on the beach right up until dark, doesn't matter what time it is. I think she just wants you to be prepared for old ugly speedo guys in the background. Don't ask to set up closer to the water, thats where all the people from other resorts who go for walks walk, right along the water.

              And Tracy, Mike is home, Hes working in Halifax everyday 7:30-3:30!! I love it :)

              #1917 chell44

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                Posted 05 July 2010 - 06:20 PM

                I was so set on the ceremony on the beach until I saw a picture of a ceremony on some review page, and there were people in bathing suits caught in the pictures, it looked very tacky and I know I would be pissed, that's when I made up my mind on the gazebo. I'm having the beach party so I'll be satisfied. I also plan on having the trio band. My husband is from DR and it's tradition to have that.

                #1918 Nonnie

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                  Posted 05 July 2010 - 06:41 PM

                  I had a beach wedding at the Palladium this past December and my ceremony was at 4pm. The beach was still quite crowded and yes, we did have lots of people watching in their bathing suites (including men in speedos), but It was fun and I would not have done anything different. There is a security guard to keep people from standing right behind you and getting in the photos and the resort photographer we used (Andres) did a great job editing out anyone the security guy missed.

                  It's important to realise that you are getting married in a place that is full of people, even the gazebo weddings attract a bit of a crowd. Everyone loves a wedding, my hubby and I got quite the applause for our first kiss.

                  We had a couple of kids in the background on a few shots making sand castles, but that was actually kind of cute.

                  Mind you I have never been the type who is overly traditional, elegant or Martha-Stewart about this type of thing. Seems to me that the only way to have a completely private each wedding is to spend a lot of $$ and part of the reason I did a Destination wedding was to save money.

                  #1919 Nonnie

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                    Posted 05 July 2010 - 06:50 PM

                    Oh, another thing:

                    I had about 19 people for my wedding and not a lot of money to spend, but I still wanted a semi-private dinner. Carolina set us up under a thatched roof area outside on the patio of La Arrecife and it was perfect! Just the right size for us, beautiful location and no one else within sight! No extra charge! We were going to have a beach party, but then it started to rain a bit, so we moved the party under the same thatched roof, Carolina's team just moved all our tables over. It was great, lots of people danced and it was much easier then dancing on the sand

                    Also, a word of advice:
                    A few people in my wedding party saw other weddings at the resort during their stay and mentioned that Carolina seemed to go the extra mile for me in terms of decorations, etc. I can't say for certain why this may be, but I work in a similar job to her (I'm a Stage Manager) and I am considering going into weddings. I treated her like I would want to be treated, I recognised that she was dealing with lots of weddings and that my email about my wedding in 3 months was not her priority, the 2 weddings taking place that day needed her focus. I used the resort photographer (which make sher job easier), was patient, did not make crazy requests and was pretty much the opposite of a Bridezilla.

                    #1920 jerzshortstuff

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                      Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:48 PM

                      thanks for all of the tips... I have been married before so I am definitely not a bridezilla and am pretty simple about everything (hence the destination wedding). I guess we can just see when we get down there since I am sure there will be many more weddings that week. Should I be emailing Carolina at all about anything? I booked our date, sent our agreement, and that was it. I also feel like she has a TON of people to deal with so I really don't feel like bothering her at all since were not getting married until April. I don't really have any special requests or anything so I guess we just plan everything once we are there? Anyone know how that usually works?




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