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#271 jessyg20

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    Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:20 PM

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    Hey Girls,
    I've got a question for you all. Are most of you doing the symbolic ceremony in DR and then legalizing back in your own country. We had the judge booked originally for the date of the wedding Feb 24th, but 12 noon was the only available time, so we canceled and will do the symbolic ceremony @ 4 in the afternoon instead, which is much better timeline for my day. But, my question is to people who already have had the symbolic ceremony... who performed the ceremony?? I'm just getting around to planning stuff...lol. I'm having a pretty casual wedding so I'm not stressed. Thanks Girls

    Jenn,
    Good idea on the time change. It's REALLY hot at noon. I started my ceremony at 430p, it was scheduled for 4p but we gave time to the straglers that couldnt find there way from the bar to the center of the hotel!! lol
    Usually the Guest Relations Manager reads the symbolic ceremony.
    I wasn't to happy with the idea. Especially if it meant she'd come out in my pictures. No offense to her, but I wanted someone formal. So I found Pastor York. He's an american pastor who lives in Punta Cana and does Mission work.
    He charges $250 to perform the ceremony. You can customize it or he can show you what he usually reads. I's a 25-35 min ceremony. Nice man. He'll even ask you if you'd like him to dress up in suit or if it's casual. He speaks english and spanish.

    Here's his website:
    Eastern Dominican Christian Mission

    Good luck!
    Jessy

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    #272 Sapphire723

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      Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:09 PM

      Do you guys know if it's possible to have more than 25 guests for the dinner without booking a private package or going to the buffet? If so, is it extra? And how much extra?

      #273 jessyg20

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        Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:19 PM

        Sapphire, when I arrived to the resort I did 4 dinner reservations in advance. 2 of which were for over 25 guests (Sunday dinner at the Asian was for 48 and the rehersal dinner was at the Buffett which they arranged a whole section just for my 91 guests). Now, because my wedding was in October (low season) the Hotel wasnt really booked to capacity. This allowed for the onsite flexibility. If you plan on getting married during hi season, they probably will say 25 guests require a private dinner. For the most part, each restaurant has a different seating capacity. So I guess it depends on which restaurant you chose as well. The resort will argue they need to maintain the restaurant available for all guests, so you can't fill a restaurant up and not pay the private dinner fee. Like I said, it depends.

        Which restaurant did you have in mind? American, French, Asian, or Italian?
        Jessy

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        #274 Sapphire723

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          Posted 06 December 2008 - 05:38 PM

          It doesn't matter to us as much which restaurant as it does the ability to have as many people as we want without extra $$$. I have no idea how many people are going to want to attend, but I want to be able to invite everyone we want without worrying that over 25 people is going to cost us an arm and a leg per guest.

          #275 rubyringo

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            Posted 09 December 2008 - 02:03 PM

            Hey All you EdenH Brides!!

            Just wanted to let everyone know that My Wedding was amazing!!!! my photos will be ready by the end of the month so i'll be posting a full review then.
            I wasn't able to have my ceremony on the beach like I had hoped due to bad wheather. But they set up the tantra bar for us and looking back i would not change a thing. Everything was beautiful and no random people watching us. The next day for the trash the dress was beautiful so we got all our beach pics then.

            We had our reception at the Jellyfish and it was perfect. this is the most amazing restaurant I've ever been to and anyone unsure about having your reception at the resort, you should really consider the jellyfish. The meal was the best food i've ever eaten in my life and to even have our wedding photographers say that was pretty cool.

            I can't wait to post my pics!!!

            anyone with any questions, please feel free to email, cause I won't really be checking this site until I post my pics.
            rubyringo@hotmail.com

            #276 jessyg20

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              Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:48 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Sapphire723
              It doesn't matter to us as much which restaurant as it does the ability to have as many people as we want without extra $$$. I have no idea how many people are going to want to attend, but I want to be able to invite everyone we want without worrying that over 25 people is going to cost us an arm and a leg per guest.
              I think the restaurant with the most capacity is the Italian and the Asian. You could probably reserve 2-3 habachi tables during 1 seating and not have to worry about paying. Or you can try the Italian restaurant as well.

              You don't want to consider the Buffett? They can block a whole section off for you and your guests. I'm talking about an entire room. The buffett has basically 3 rooms. 1 dedicated for Paradise club members (which no one complies) on the far right, the center, and the left wing. We had the center blocked up for our 90+ guests w/out paying. Just thought.
              Jessy

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              #277 jessyg20

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                Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:49 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by rubyringo
                Hey All you EdenH Brides!!

                Just wanted to let everyone know that My Wedding was amazing!!!! my photos will be ready by the end of the month so i'll be posting a full review then.
                I wasn't able to have my ceremony on the beach like I had hoped due to bad wheather. But they set up the tantra bar for us and looking back i would not change a thing. Everything was beautiful and no random people watching us. The next day for the trash the dress was beautiful so we got all our beach pics then.

                We had our reception at the Jellyfish and it was perfect. this is the most amazing restaurant I've ever been to and anyone unsure about having your reception at the resort, you should really consider the jellyfish. The meal was the best food i've ever eaten in my life and to even have our wedding photographers say that was pretty cool.

                I can't wait to post my pics!!!

                anyone with any questions, please feel free to email, cause I won't really be checking this site until I post my pics.
                rubyringo@hotmail.com

                Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay
                Jessy

                My Planning Thread-Updated Links
                http://bestdestinati....-thread-30226/
                Wedding Pictures Link Threadhttp://bestdestinati....perfect-31186/NH Arena Real Wedding Reviewhttp://bestdestinati....ew-pics-32477/

                #278 Becksy

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                  Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:00 AM

                  Yay... in exactly one month I will be a Mrs!!!
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                  #279 SunnysideDerson

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                    Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:22 PM

                    I just confirmed a date with Pastor York!! I love his quick responses. I'm not used to that. I was having a hard time finding a date and time with the judge. I've learned a lot from this site already and have so much more planning to do in only 6 months! So excited!!
                    May 23, 2009

                    #280 jessyg20

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                      Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:22 PM

                      He's really quick to respond. He's a very nice man. Did he send you what he'll be reading?
                      Jessy

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