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#1791 Autumn1

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    Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:09 PM

    Erin, I am at work as well and can't download it...can you please e-mail it to me when you get a chance?!?! autumnsump@yahoo.com...thank you so so so much!

    #1792 melbeern

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      Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:26 PM

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      Erin, I can't download it at work, either...could you e-mail it to me when you get a chance?!?! autumnsump@yahoo.com ...thank you so much!

      Hey, and does the iPod docking station charge your iPod, too? I feel like I have such silly little questions! lol

      We are having Rick York do our ceremony, as well. He does charge the $300, so we just offered for him and his wife to come to our dinner and reception. I do not think I will be tipping him...I feel awful sometimes b/c I don't think I am "cheap" and I always tip my hair dresser, waitress, etc. very nicely. I just have mixed feelings on all of this tipping at a resort for the wedding when it is already all-inclusive and yet we are paying a very nice price above and beyond for any services, plus bringing 50-100 guests to their resort b/c of us. I don't know...maybe I am a terrible person!!...lol. But, isn't gratuity included in the dinner...seems like I remember a certain percentage being tacked on? Goodness...somebody help me justify this b/c I feel like a cheapskate!
      Hi Erin, can you please forward it to me as well? rcaslib@gmail.com

      Thanks!

      #1793 taratoons

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        Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:06 PM

        I hope everyone got some relief from Jocy's review, like I did! So thorough, and really put some of my worries at ease!

        As for the question about what FI is wearing, for us, we decided to go against the grain and not choose a sand coloured suit. Instead, he is wearing a chocolate brown suit, with a white shirt and white tie, and his groomsmen are wearing chocolate brown pants, white shirts, and green ties (that match the bridesmaids' dresses). I loved the look of khaki, but in some photos I had seen, it seemed to blend in with the beach background too much! So we went with chocolate brown. :0)

        #1794 taratoons

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          Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:09 PM

          Also, I think I may have asked this question before, but are you all planning events throughout the reception for guests to take part in? I've been to weddings where there are games, or trivia about the couple to make them kiss, but because our reception is so short, with dinner and speeches too, I was thinking just dancing afterward and not planning any real games throughout. And are you organizing events throughout the week for your guests to do? Or just letting them do their own thing? We're thinking of doing an excursion, but other than that, letting people do what they want when they want. BUT I don't want them to be bored!!!! :0S

          #1795 lrdavis23

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            Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:11 PM

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            Hey, the WC handed a print out of our bill to my husband at the wedding. I didn't even see the exchange happen! Then we got to review everything and sign it and hand it in at the reception when we checked out.

            I'll double check what exactly we paid for the cake from the bill. But i know we only paid the extra $6.30 (or something like that) per person, i just can't remember if the free package included 10 people of 20. So we either paid for an extra 14 people or an extra 24 people.

            Yes all the rooms have ipod docking stations in them!! And if your clock radio isn't an ipod docking station they provide a cable to play your ipod through. Perfect for getting ready tunes!!
            Thanks Jocy !
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            #1796 lrdavis23

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              Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:20 PM

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              Also, I think I may have asked this question before, but are you all planning events throughout the reception for guests to take part in? I've been to weddings where there are games, or trivia about the couple to make them kiss, but because our reception is so short, with dinner and speeches too, I was thinking just dancing afterward and not planning any real games throughout. And are you organizing events throughout the week for your guests to do? Or just letting them do their own thing? We're thinking of doing an excursion, but other than that, letting people do what they want when they want. BUT I don't want them to be bored!!!! :0S
              Hey Tara, I was going to plan stuff for our guest but I remembered that this is there vacation also and didn't want control what they did, so I decided I would make suggestions of things that they can do and let them know where we would be so that way if they want to join they can or if they want to do there own activities on there on time that would be cool too. I don't think anyone would be bored at all DPC is huge resort with lots of things to do and plenty of excursions on Punta Cana
              Married June 18, 2010 @ Dreams Punta Cana

              #1797 taratoons

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                Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:32 PM

                I think you're definitely right, it's probably best to let people fend for themselves on the activity front, especially since many of our guests have never really travelled before, and I don't know if they are "read on the beach with a cocktail" type person, like myself, or "keep busy and do any active thing you can all day long" type person, like FI. :0) So how are you keeping everyone informed on where you'll be??

                #1798 lrdavis23

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                  Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:12 PM

                  In my welcome packet it will have schedule of the excursions we plan to do, which will only be a few and we plan on having dinner with our guest a couple times and just hanging on the beach as well. We will send the schedule out before we leave in the travel/welcome packet. Very similar to what Erin did for her welcome packet.
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                  #1799 Tam

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                    Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:31 PM

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                    In my welcome packet it will have schedule of the excursions we plan to do, which will only be a few and we plan on having dinner with our guest a couple times and just hanging on the beach as well. We will send the schedule out before we leave in the travel/welcome packet. Very similar to what Erin did for her welcome packet.
                    You guys are worrying too much! Trust me, everyone will be doing their own thing, getting up when they want, eating when they want etc.

                    I found it good in most ways because when I ran into people and they wanted to eat with us, they did, if not it's "I'll see ya later"... People enjoy doing their own thing and not having to worry about meeting times, etc.
                    Some of my guests I only saw in passing or during the day and that was it.... it really isn't a big deal to them... think if the roles were reversed... you just want to enjoy/relax..... maybe have a drink!

                    #1800 Tam

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                      Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:51 PM

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                      You guys are worrying too much! Trust me, everyone will be doing their own thing, getting up when they want, eating when they want etc.

                      I found it good in most ways because when I ran into people and they wanted to eat with us, they did, if not it's "I'll see ya later"... People enjoy doing their own thing and not having to worry about meeting times, etc.
                      Some of my guests I only saw in passing or during the day and that was it.... it really isn't a big deal to them... think if the roles were reversed... you just want to enjoy/relax..... maybe have a drink!
                      I forgot to say we did always make plans with my immediate friends, but any of my relatives/neighbours etc (including my parents), I never even had one meal with .. except the wedding!

                      My sister just told me that she is going back to the resort for spring break in March.. I am so sad not to be going too.




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