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#1451 melbeern

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    Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:07 AM

    Hi. After doing some research, I saw some posts where they suggest doing a civil wedding in our hometown before we leave for our destination wedding at Dreams Punta Cana. Then, we can have a symbolic wedding at Dreams.

    This helps with the legalities and with having an English ceremony. Is anyone else doing this?

    Also, what is everyone giving their guests/wedding party as gifts?

    Thanks!



    #1452 nsbride2010

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      Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:59 AM

      Hi Mel!

      I think this is a very common thing, its what my FI and I are doing! Its really up to you whether you do it legally at Dreams or not!

      As well, we will be doing OOT bags for our guests, bigger OOT bags for our wedding party along with their own gifts. Example, I will be giving my bridesmaids larimar necklaces and something spa related; FI will be giving his groomsmen stainless steel beer steins.

      Moreover, I will be giving something small to each guest at the reception, like a starfish wine stopper or something. Not entirely sure yet though!
      Enjoying marital bliss since July 1st, 2010

      #1453 Tam

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        Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:06 PM

        Mel,
        We are doing a legal wedding the day before we leave and having a symbolic ceremony down there.... it does save a lot of time and money with translating eng. to span etc..

        I gave my girls silver heart necklaces, one with diamonds, one with swarovski crystals and my sister a Tiffany bow necklace.... I cheated by making them their xmas presents too because they cost a lot..
        The grooms' gifts are their shirts for the ceremony (really nice ones)..

        We are also giving travel mugs to all our guests coming down as well.

        At our AHR, I think we're doing something along the lines of Nat, with the starfish wine stoppers... or maybe at this point we won't give out anything?? Not sure on that yet ...

        Hope this helps...

        #1454 Jocy

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          Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:40 PM

          Hi Mel,

          We also did the "legal" ceremony in advance of our wedding ceremony. We ended up doing it back in April and have enjoyed getting all the annoying name changing documents out the way so when i return i can be a fully fledged Mrs at the switch of an email account!! (which i saved when we got engaged, hee hee)

          We're giving the groomsmen engraved hip flasks (I'm Scottish so it's a nice traditional touch) along with wolf pack t-shirts (re: the hangover movie). And the bridemaids and grooms sister (she's doing a reading) so far have make up bags embroidered with their names....and they need to be filled!!

          We're still stuck with what to give both sets of parents...sheesh ... so much to think about!

          hth

          #1455 nsbride2010

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            Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:46 PM

            I'm stuck on the parents thing too! I hope someone can shed some light on that!
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            #1456 Tam

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              Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:24 PM

              You're supposed to give your parents a gift too?? We paid for my parent's trip.. does that count?? My FI's mom isn't coming to the wedding, but will be at the AHR.

              #1457 Jocy

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                Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:27 PM

                Absolutely paying for their trip counts!!

                I just want to give my parents a gift as their paying for the entire thing. And then i feel like i can't give mine a gift and not Fi's - so that's where our parent gifting ideas came from.

                But remember, you don't HAVE to anything!!! It's YOUR wedding!!! Hee hee (my favorite line)

                #1458 Tam

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                  Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:42 PM

                  You are too funny Jocy... it is all about us isn't it!!

                  what time do you guys get to the hotel?? in time for my wedding??
                  when is yours?

                  #1459 Tam

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                    Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:45 PM

                    Hey Jocy, I am trying to buy a garter off another bride from here if you want to use it as your something borrow... I am only going to be putting it on for 5 min.... not going to wear it all night or anything... it also has two blue rhinestone hearts intertwined on it with ivory material.. can forward you the pics if you want... also providing I end up buying it... just waiting to hear back from the girl.

                    #1460 Tam

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                      Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:51 PM

                      Hey Jocy, I am trying to buy a garter off another bride from here if you want to use it as your something borrow... I am only going to be putting it on for 5 min.... not going to wear it all night or anything... it also has two blue rhinestone hearts intertwined on it with ivory material.. can forward you the pics if you want... also providing I end up buying it... just waiting to hear back from the girl.
                      Or actually if anyone else is interested in it too, I will share...




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