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#3951 Liss2626

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    Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:39 PM

    I am thinking they might be able to accomodate you if you have more than 40 people if you increase the number of people per table (8-10) and talk to your WC about it. I also wouldn't be afraid to call them. Their phone number is on the website (it's an international call, so I had to go to my parents house and use their landline because my cell phone wouldn't allow me to dial out - ha!). Anyhow, I called and spoke to a WC about a question I had about food allergies and a change in the wedding package I chose and I felt that I really wanted to talk to a human being about it so there would be no miscommunication. I believe I spoke to Carolina - she was SO sweet and helpful. You just have to be ready to repeat yourself a few times because of the language barrier - but that's what you sign up for when you have a destination wedding :)

     

    What is everyone doing for their ceremony? We are doing a symbolic ceremony to avoid the headache and cost of the paperwork, etc. But here's my little issue - do we get married "legally" before or after we go? I'm so back and forth. The only people who will be there will be my mom and dad and my grandparents because they are obviously unable to travel to another country at this stage in their lives. First I thought I would definately want to do it before we go to just get it over with - but then would it seem less "real" when we are doing our ceremony in PC?

     

    Thoughts? Ideas?

     

    And is anyone writing their own vows?



    #3952 Liss2626

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      Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:45 PM

      Oh - and what's everyone's fiance and groomsman wearing??? I want to do the khakis and white shirt thing I think...and flip flops - although he's not convinced on the flip flop part.



      #3953 Dacia

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        Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

        My fiance was going to wear khakis and a white shirt but I think he might end up wearing a tan colored suit.  We both plan on being barefoot :)



        #3954 Andrea28

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          Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:52 PM

          We are gonna get legally married here first and have a civil ceremony at Dreams. I was thinking of getting married on the beach at sun set by our city mayor ( I live in a small town with lots of beautiful secluded beaches ) and only have our best man and girl as witnesses. We do not want the other guests to know, we prefer that they think they are attending our '' real '' wedding. We will not be exchanging rings though, we are keeping that for the Dreams wedding. I am trying to convince my fiancĀ© on writting our vows but he's not sure. He is not the type romantic, he has trouble expressing his feelings with words :)

           

          The groom's men will be wearing khaki shorts with a white shirt but my guy will probably be wearing a tan suit with closed shoes.



          #3955 Enerlise

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            Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

            Lisa2626 - We're getting married Dec 1, 2012 and are having the same issue. Do we get married before or after our symbolic ceremony at DPB. We dont want our guest to know that we are getting married early if we do as we want them to feel as if they are witnessing the REAL thing. Our dating anniversary is in August and we were thinking of getting married that day b/c the day means so much to us now, why not make it our wedding anniversary date too. But getting legally married in Aug & Symbolic wedding in Dec? Is that too much time btwn the too. We havent been able to decide! LOL And then which date is considered your wedding anniversary? The legal date or our Symbolic date. SO CONFUSED!

             

            I like Andrea28's idea of not exchanging rings until the symbolic ceremony.

             

            We are writting our own vows too.

             

            Good luck - let me know what you decide about the legal date.



            #3956 Janine2918

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              Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

              Im still torn about when to legally get married as well. In terms of groom attire... NO CLUE... I figure it's not my problem and he can figure that one out on his own :)



              #3957 Liss2626

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                Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

                Andrea -

                I like that idea of not exchanging rings. I think some people suspect that we are going to do it beforehand but I don't want them thinking they are witnessing a fake ceremony so I'm going to have to tell a little white lie. The more I think about it, the more I think we will do it before. We will say our vows legally at home but the exchange of rings before our family and friends at DPC will make it OFFICIAL and that will be the date we celebrate our anniversary - the date we exchange rings on June 22 in PC. I mean...can't we just make our own rules here? :o)

                 

                And we were thinking the khakis idea too with a white shirt...if anyone has some suggestions on where to shop on a budget please chime in :)

                 

                I like that we have this forum going. It's nice to be able to share my anxieties with people who understand!

                 

                I think I mentioned this before but I think we are going to get "real touch" flowers for the bridesmaids and groomsman. I've heard wedideas.com and plumeria flower botique are two good ones that have received great reviews by ladies on here and on sites like theknot and weddingwire - Plus they are the most reasonably priced I've seen so far. They are also cheaper than what's offered at the resort (I think those are 55 where as a small real touch boquet is 40 and you have more control over what flowers are used!) My bridal bouquet comes with the ultimate package so I'm just going to have to take a chance with that one!

                 

                Again...just rambling off some nonsense!

                 

                 

                 

                 



                #3958 redlake

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                  Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:33 AM

                  For groom attire we ordered from www.studiosuits.com.  We got the linen blend suit and linen shirt and they're awesome.  Follow the instructions for measuring and the quality is really good for the price.



                  #3959 DominicanLeila

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                    Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:18 PM

                    I don't know about Dreams but my resort requires we bring our marriage certificate so we have to do it before. I need to look up how the wedding paperwork works because we are also going to legally get married before we leave. 
                     

                    Originally Posted by Liss2626 

                    I am thinking they might be able to accomodate you if you have more than 40 people if you increase the number of people per table (8-10) and talk to your WC about it. I also wouldn't be afraid to call them. Their phone number is on the website (it's an international call, so I had to go to my parents house and use their landline because my cell phone wouldn't allow me to dial out - ha!). Anyhow, I called and spoke to a WC about a question I had about food allergies and a change in the wedding package I chose and I felt that I really wanted to talk to a human being about it so there would be no miscommunication. I believe I spoke to Carolina - she was SO sweet and helpful. You just have to be ready to repeat yourself a few times because of the language barrier - but that's what you sign up for when you have a destination wedding :)

                     

                    What is everyone doing for their ceremony? We are doing a symbolic ceremony to avoid the headache and cost of the paperwork, etc. But here's my little issue - do we get married "legally" before or after we go? I'm so back and forth. The only people who will be there will be my mom and dad and my grandparents because they are obviously unable to travel to another country at this stage in their lives. First I thought I would definately want to do it before we go to just get it over with - but then would it seem less "real" when we are doing our ceremony in PC?

                     

                    Thoughts? Ideas?

                     

                    And is anyone writing their own vows?



                     



                    #3960 Liss2626

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                      Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:59 PM

                      From the WC's I've spoken with - as far as the symbolic ceremony goes - there isn't any paperwork that needs to be brought with the couple because there is nothing "legally binding" happening in the country (and hopefully we will be the only ones who know that!!)

                       

                      Thanks for the heads up DominicanLeila! :)






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