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#3101 beachbum2010

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    Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:11 AM



    Originally Posted by lyndsay_h 

    Thanks!  Everything went really well and everybody had a great time.  We had planned a Welcome Dinner for our first night outside the world cafe and were supposed to be paying for waiters for drink service then we'd eat from the buffet...but when we got there we were just sitting inside with everyone else, they just had 4 tables empty for us, and noone seemed to understand what was wrong. So at first I was really nervous that the wedding would be all screwed up too.  But we met with Yessica the next day and we'd brought a lot of stuff with us to set up for the reception and she took care of everything.  The day of the wedding was the worst day for weather, it poured all day then magically stopped an hour before the wedding and held off until the reception was over.  Yessica called our room at 4 to make the decision of moving the ceremony from the gazebo to the hallway outside the lobby because of the rain but I wanted to risk it, I didn't go all the way to the dominican to get married inside!  And because the time we got for the judge wasn't until 7 Yessica performed the ceremony at 5 then we had a tiny private one when the judge did come, right before dinner.  I liked it better that way because the judge only speaks spanish so there is a lot of translating and repeating.  I put the video on facebook (we used HDC), it's long but probably the easiest way to see what the resort and the wedding looks like. 

    Hey Lyndsay,

    Congratulations!

    Welcome back from your wedding. Hope you had a wonderful time!

    With the exception of the weather, did everything else go 'somewhat' according to plan? How was the resort? Did your guests have a good time?

     

    Any insights you could share would be great!


     



    Congrats on your wedding....you looked beautiful!!  I could not even tell that it was raining all day!!!



    #3102 drbride83

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      Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:35 AM

      Congratulations Lyndsay! Thanks for posting that video, you all look gorgeous! Definitely gives me an idea of what to expect. Our wedding is in 2 months!



      #3103 Wcook

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        Posted 07 December 2010 - 11:00 AM

        If anyone has any pictures of the weddings cakes/bouquest/arrangements it would be greatly appreciated if you wouldn't mind emailing it to me wendycook22@hotmail.com

         

        We are just starting to look different destinations.  I have been on the websitenad have seen the packages/prices and extras in the way of costs.  We would most likely be married on the beach since my soon to be hubby is a beach person and has always wanted a beach wedding. 

         

        Any input and help would be greatly appreciated!



        #3104 drbride83

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          Posted 07 December 2010 - 01:36 PM

          Lyndsay or anyone else! - did you need to pay a departure tax of $20 when you left Punta Cana?



          #3105 DRwedgal2011

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            Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:27 PM

            Lyndsay, can you send me the booking information and pricing for La Barcaza? I'm thinking of doing a welcome dinner/lunch maybe with that instead of at the resort. Thanks for any informations! :) mekharajan@hotmail.com



            #3106 welljen

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              Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:48 PM


               

              Originally Posted by lyndsay_h 

              Thanks!  Everything went really well and everybody had a great time.  We had planned a Welcome Dinner for our first night outside the world cafe and were supposed to be paying for waiters for drink service then we'd eat from the buffet...but when we got there we were just sitting inside with everyone else, they just had 4 tables empty for us, and noone seemed to understand what was wrong. So at first I was really nervous that the wedding would be all screwed up too.  But we met with Yessica the next day and we'd brought a lot of stuff with us to set up for the reception and she took care of everything.  The day of the wedding was the worst day for weather, it poured all day then magically stopped an hour before the wedding and held off until the reception was over.  Yessica called our room at 4 to make the decision of moving the ceremony from the gazebo to the hallway outside the lobby because of the rain but I wanted to risk it, I didn't go all the way to the dominican to get married inside!  And because the time we got for the judge wasn't until 7 Yessica performed the ceremony at 5 then we had a tiny private one when the judge did come, right before dinner.  I liked it better that way because the judge only speaks spanish so there is a lot of translating and repeating.  I put the video on facebook (we used HDC), it's long but probably the easiest way to see what the resort and the wedding looks like.  http://www.facebook....670075 

               

              The resort is so beautiful, especially the gazebo area.  A few people had problems with their rooms, like major leaks, but we had none at all.  Right now 3 of the buildings are closed for renovations so they must know there are problems and are working to fix them.  And there are VERY large spiders that seem to only hang out on one half of the resort... everyone was talking about them but we didn't see any until the last night.  Eating anywhere other than the world cafe with a group bigger than 4 was pretty much impossible, people tried and ended up waiting 1-3 hours for dinner because they don't take reservations but I didn't mind just going to the buffet.

               

              As a thank you to the guests we booked La Barcaza for one afternoon and I think that's the thing people enjoyed the most.  Their bus takes you to the boat from the resort and they cruise to a natural swimming spot then serve lunch.  The weather was perfect, there was lots of drinking and dancing and the food was awesome... it was basically a big floating party.


              Hi Lyndsay,

              Thanks for sharing this information about your recent wedding. I really loved seeing your video of the ceremony as we will be getting married at the gazebo as well.

              Glad you had a wonderful wedding and that your guests had a great time as well.

              J



              #3107 beachbum2010

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                Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:32 AM



                Originally Posted by drbride83 

                Lyndsay or anyone else! - did you need to pay a departure tax of $20 when you left Punta Cana?



                 Yes, we needed to pay a departure tax and we left the Dominican on Nov 21/10 - not sure if this is something that goes on all year.  You will likely be notified of it upon your arrival.  I would just make sure you save atleast $20 US per person so that you are covered.



                #3108 lyndsay_h

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                  Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:51 AM

                  Thanks!  Starfish wasn't our theme but we used them for place settings (bought from

                  Hey Lindsay, thanks for sharingj it was lovely to watch ur video : )

                  You looked amazing if u had nt mentioned it rained all day i would have never been able to tell.

                  I saw that you had a some starfish in ur wedding, was that your theme? im asking coz that is my theme and wanted to know where u got ur starfish stuff from?

                  also was ur bridesmaids dresses mori lee? It looks very similar to my bm's dresses....however we have turquoise.  if it is mori lee 735, then where did you get ur moh's dress from? as im trying to 

                  get a different dress for my moh but havent found one yet, i dont want her dress to be the same as my bm's dresses, similar but not the exact same.

                  thx

                   

                   


                  We each had to pay $10 to get in and $20 to leave.  I'd put our $40 aside so I wouldn't spend it and found that half of it had been stolen from my bag in my room the day before we left.  We were at Excellence then for the honeymoon, but still I'd warn everyone to always lock up your money... there's about $100 missing that I can't account for from the week we were at Dreams.
                   

                  Originally Posted by drbride83 

                  Lyndsay or anyone else! - did you need to pay a departure tax of $20 when you left Punta Cana? 



                  #3109 lyndsay_h

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                    Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:11 AM



                    Lyndsay, can you send me the booking information and pricing for La Barcaza? I'm thinking of doing a welcome dinner/lunch maybe with that instead of at the resort. Thanks for any informations! :) mekharajan@hotmail.com



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                    #3110 drbride83

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                      Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:25 AM

                      Thank you ladies for the departure tax info, I had heard different info and I figured the girls here would know the best!

                       

                      Alykay - I am also doing a starfish theme, I'm not sure where your from but I ordered stuff from weddingfavours.ca (canadian site). I got starfish bottle openers and some other things (straw fans, personalized ribbon, etc) from there.

                       

                      http://www.weddingfa...er Favours.html

                       

                      They have a bunch of different wedding theme things and a couple starfish/beach themed items, most of it's similar to what you can get from weddingstar.com if you've ordered from there.

                       

                      http://www.weddingfa...ollections.html

                       

                      I hope that helps or gives you some ideas!




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