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#3851 jc2488

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    Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:24 AM

    Does Dreams offer Catholic ceremonies??  i would appreciate any info or experiences on it! We really want to have a destination wedding but if it cant be catholic we might have to have the wedding at home and i really would prefer a DW.

     

     



    #3852 ska2m

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      Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:23 AM

      Don't know if the pastor they use is catholic or can perform catholic ceremonies. But the other brides on this forum have used Pastor York and raved about him. He also gets booked very quickly.



      #3853 ska2m

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        Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:51 PM

        45 Days Left until I DO!!!!!!! I can't wait! Leave November 1st! =) 



        #3854 Melissa727

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          Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:12 PM

          Right there with ya ska only 1 day ahead!

          #3855 lyndsmckee

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            Posted 22 September 2011 - 01:59 AM

            Eeeek......How exciting for you both! Not long at all now! :)



            #3856 subbi

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              Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:17 AM

               

              Hey Ladies I just returned from my wedding at Dreams Punta Cana.  The wedding was absolutely beautiful, small glitches but nothing significant.

               

              We got Married September 16th, at 4pm at the wedding Gazebo. It's was beautiful, I really couldn't ask more of Jennifer my WC. Though I there was so much lack of info before I got there she totally put my fears to rest once we arrived at Dreams. My stay at Dreams was however another issue all together. From not getting my room the night before the wedding to $100 cad missing from my room, there was definitely issues there. But I certainly didn't let that get to me I decided I wanted a memorable wedding and that's exactly what I had thanks to Jennifer 

               

              We had our reception and cocktail at the portofino restaurant, and luck had it that the restaurant was closed that night so we had the whole place to ourselves (the patio that is, but no other hotel guest try to get into the restaurant so that worked out marvelous).

               

              As it regards photographer, we went with HDC Photography based in DR. The Pictures are absolutely beautiful, however I thought they didn't take intimate shots of us having quiet moments but the pics we got were lovely. The Photographer was really easy to work with put us at ease from the get go. we got 570 pics on a DVD before departure, and we chose the basic package and added an extra hour to get the important moments for example first dance and cake cutting.

               

              After our reception we heading to the disco to party the night away, let me say the disco was the place to be every night we were there. 

               

              Please if there is anything you guys like to know feel free to message me.

               

              Here is a pic of my husband and I at the portofino just as we entered the patio. Jennifer added all the decorations which I handed to her the morning of the wedding (might I add at no additional charge, partly because we were a group of only 17).

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              Dreams Punta Cana September 16th 2011


              #3857 ska2m

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                Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:39 AM

                Congratulations Subbi on your marriage!!! I'm glad though that you didn't let anything that went wrong bother you! It's really nothing you can do i guess at that point and you might as well just go with the flow. I wonder if i will be as care free!  =)

                 

                I really want to also get those lantern balls you have there, how many do you think we would need to cover the entire patio area ceiling? I'm having my cocktail hour on the terrace. It's such a beautiful view from there!

                 

                This picture you added is really pretty! I can't wait to see all the other ones! I am using Michael Weiller for our photos.

                 

                As for your ceremony, did you end up using your I-pod and the resort speakers? Wondering how the music was handled by Jennifer, like did you give her directions as to what song was used for what?


                 

                Originally Posted by subbi 

                 

                Hey Ladies I just returned from my wedding at Dreams Punta Cana.  The wedding was absolutely beautiful, small glitches but nothing significant.

                 

                We got Married September 16th, at 4pm at the wedding Gazebo. It's was beautiful, I really couldn't ask more of Jennifer my WC. Though I there was so much lack of info before I got there she totally put my fears to rest once we arrived at Dreams. My stay at Dreams was however another issue all together. From not getting my room the night before the wedding to $100 cad missing from my room, there was definitely issues there. But I certainly didn't let that get to me I decided I wanted a memorable wedding and that's exactly what I had thanks to Jennifer 

                 

                We had our reception and cocktail at the portofino restaurant, and luck had it that the restaurant was closed that night so we had the whole place to ourselves (the patio that is, but no other hotel guest try to get into the restaurant so that worked out marvelous).

                 

                As it regards photographer, we went with HDC Photography based in DR. The Pictures are absolutely beautiful, however I thought they didn't take intimate shots of us having quiet moments but the pics we got were lovely. The Photographer was really easy to work with put us at ease from the get go. we got 570 pics on a DVD before departure, and we chose the basic package and added an extra hour to get the important moments for example first dance and cake cutting.

                 

                After our reception we heading to the disco to party the night away, let me say the disco was the place to be every night we were there. 

                 

                Please if there is anything you guys like to know feel free to message me.

                 

                Here is a pic of my husband and I at the portofino just as we entered the patio. Jennifer added all the decorations which I handed to her the morning of the wedding (might I add at no additional charge, partly because we were a group of only 17).

                Untitled-1.jpg

                 



                 



                #3858 angieinthesun11

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                  Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:18 PM

                  Subib- you were such a GORGEOUS bride!! Congrats!! I will be getting married this November 25th. We are having our ceremony on the beach and cocktails and dinner reception on the bordeaux terrace. I have a few questions: Hair- did you get your hair done at the salon? I LOVE it!! What about makeup? Did you have a dinner? How was it? So it looks like you didn't have ny trouble getting your decorations up. That's good news as we're bringing all of our own. What are your thoughts on the cake? Was it nice. Any suggestions? Did you bring an iPod for your music? Your bouquet- amazing!!! Any other tips and suggestions would be great. Again... You looked stunning! Thanks! Angie

                  #3859 subbi

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                    Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:26 AM


                    Hey Ska2m Thank you so much.

                     

                    Regarding the paper lanterns I think a good number would be 25-30 in various sizes (medium to large).

                    As I mention we used HDC for photos. Portofino Patio (used to be Bordeau) is absolutely beautiful. For the ceremony we did bring our own music.One of our friends was responsible for music I emailed him a list prior and the day of the wedding he added the music to his iphone and gave it to Jennifer the music went well except at the walk back down the isle she started playing the wrong song but quickly changed it. as for the details, the songs was place in the order they were supposed to be played. 

                    Hope I was somewhat helpful. 

                    Originally Posted by ska2m 

                    Congratulations Subbi on your marriage!!! I'm glad though that you didn't let anything that went wrong bother you! It's really nothing you can do i guess at that point and you might as well just go with the flow. I wonder if i will be as care free!  =)

                     

                    I really want to also get those lantern balls you have there, how many do you think we would need to cover the entire patio area ceiling? I'm having my cocktail hour on the terrace. It's such a beautiful view from there!

                     

                    This picture you added is really pretty! I can't wait to see all the other ones! I am using Michael Weiller for our photos.

                     

                    As for your ceremony, did you end up using your I-pod and the resort speakers? Wondering how the music was handled by Jennifer, like did you give her directions as to what song was used for what?

                     

                     



                     


                    Dreams Punta Cana September 16th 2011


                    #3860 subbi

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                      Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:59 AM

                      Thank you so very much Angie!

                       

                      I did my hair and makeup at the spa the are amazing there I brought an inspirational pic and they nailed it, as for Makeup I brought my own foundation, makeup forever HD line they pretty much did it exactly as I wanted. So fear not!

                       

                      We went with the free package and adding things we needed, we added the Gold cocktail and silver dinner package. The dinner was as expected, our main course was the chicken cordon bleu for us it was a safe choice, it was magnificent but was good.

                      we went with the vanilla flavoured cake,and it tasted great.

                       

                      For the ceremony we had our music played on an iphone. During reception my friend was in charge of music and played songs from his laptop.

                      I brought my own bouquet made from real touch flowers I ordered it from Wedideas I loved it!

                       

                      In my opinion the beach is not that private for a ceremony, yes they section it off but there are still activities going on around the area and it is a bit distracting. But that's a personal choice, we had our ceremony at the wedding gazebo and thought it was the perfect choice for us.

                      Also if you have to pay for extra cake for guest I would suggest dividing the extra number in 2 then adding it to the total because the cake for 10 persons was really big we paid for the extra 7 and it was way too much cake for us. the top layer was left untouch, I took it back to my room but with all this food around us 24/7 it remained in the room until departure...LOL

                       

                      Please if there is anything else, please feel free to ask.

                       

                      Subbi

                      Originally Posted by angieinthesun11 

                      Subib- you were such a GORGEOUS bride!! Congrats!!
                      I will be getting married this November 25th. We are having our ceremony on the beach and cocktails and dinner reception on the bordeaux terrace.
                      I have a few questions:
                      Hair- did you get your hair done at the salon? I LOVE it!!
                      What about makeup?
                      Did you have a dinner? How was it?
                      So it looks like you didn't have ny trouble getting your decorations up. That's good news as we're bringing all of our own.
                      What are your thoughts on the cake? Was it nice. Any suggestions?
                      Did you bring an iPod for your music?
                      Your bouquet- amazing!!!
                      Any other tips and suggestions would be great. Again... You looked stunning!
                      Thanks! Angie


                       


                      Dreams Punta Cana September 16th 2011





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