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#4601 msvasq

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    Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

    @yazzy! thank you so much for your detailed review! so helpful! & you looked so beautiful on your wedding day!!!!!

     

    @T thank you as well!!!! im for sure going to request specific buildings now. I wouldn't want ppl to be TOO disappointed! Any pics darling!??? :)



    #4602 yazzy

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      Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

      @Chinanow, Sorry for the late response. We had the Lobster tail and beef and a few chicken meals for those that don't eat seafood. The Lobster tail was amazing and the beef a bit overcooked. We had the crabcake appetizer and the sanconcho and both were delicious. The appetizers I did not care for too much. I suggest going to the VIP lounge and trying their appetizers, as they are similar to the ones they make for the weddings. My favorite was the calamari. The cold appetizers that I chose were not that great..I cannot even remember what they were. :-)

       

      In regard to using a long table, I had my 36 guests seated in a long table during the welcome/rehearsal dinner and it was very impressive however, difficult to mingle with everyone.

       

      In regard to pictures of the reception, email me and I will send you a link.

       

      yesnithserrano@hotmail.com



      #4603 msvasq

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        Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

        @yazzy, where did you have your welcome dinner/rehearsal? did everyone on your guest list attend? did it cost extra to host this? if so how much?

         

         

         

        Originally Posted by yazzy 

        @Chinanow, Sorry for the late response. We had the Lobster tail and beef and a few chicken meals for those that don't eat seafood. The Lobster tail was amazing and the beef a bit overcooked. We had the crabcake appetizer and the sanconcho and both were delicious. The appetizers I did not care for too much. I suggest going to the VIP lounge and trying their appetizers, as they are similar to the ones they make for the weddings. My favorite was the calamari. The cold appetizers that I chose were not that great..I cannot even remember what they were. :-)

         

        In regard to using a long table, I had my 36 guests seated in a long table during the welcome/rehearsal dinner and it was very impressive however, difficult to mingle with everyone.

         

        In regard to pictures of the reception, email me and I will send you a link.

         

        yesnithserrano@hotmail.com



        #4604 yazzy

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          Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:31 AM

          @MSvasq, we had the welcome dinner at the Mexican restaurant El Patio. We paid $15 a person to have the table set up and my group of 35+ served together. All the guests were invited. It was a good opportunity to welcome them and spent time before the wedding day and for people to meet prior to the day of. On another note, if you are planning to have welcome bags, please don't have them delivered to their rooms. My welcome bags became my biggest stress before the wedding. Some guests didn't get them or got the kid's bags instead. If I had to do it again, I would ask that the bags be handed to them at checkin instead.

          #4605 withkids

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            Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

            Count down is on! We leave in 58 days and married in 63.  Can't wait.  I haven't been here in a while, but poking around. 



            #4606 jennyYo

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              Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

              Hey Ladies! i'm new to this site. My wedding is Feb. 2/2013 :) 



              #4607 LisaRN

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                Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

                Hi! What day in January is the wedding?? I am gettting married on the 30th!



                #4608 Lizzie111712

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                  Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:25 AM

                  Dreams Punta Cana Review!!!

                   

                  AMAZING!

                   

                  Hey Ladies,

                  I just returned from Dreams Punta Cana where I spent 10 days and had our wedding with 31 guests. I was so  nervous about how everything would turn out but if you have chosen here..don't be! I had Yessica as my wedding coordinator and she was just amazing. The most polite, friendly person I have ever worked with. She absolutely did anything we wanted and worked as hard as possible to make us happy. I have tons of pictures if anyone is interested. We originally had our reception set for the Himitsu Terrace after our sunset wedding on the beach. The day before Yessica informed us that there was a group of 220 locals that had rented the ballroom (Himitsu is right outside) and that we may want to consider moving since there are so many people that will be coming in and out. They offered us the Portifino Restaraunt which honestly was the best thing to happen. It was air conditioned and just beautiful. I didn't think heat would be a problem in November but it was still very humid the night of our reception. We also had half of the portifino terrace which is just beautiful! We had a cigar roller (definitely recommend) outside on the terrace and then our dinner and dancing inside the restaraunt. The service and food was impecible. Wilkins (our bartender) did not let anyone go wanting another drink. We had the Beef Tenderloin with potatoes which everyone in our group just loved. It was cooked just right. We hired the "professional DJ" which was good bc they had a seperate MC to annouce you and get things going. If you do the regular DJ they just play music and are not bilingual.

                   

                  The wedding on the beach was gorgeous. Yessica performed the ceremony bc the judge was not available (kind of odd but apparentlyl this happens a lot just FYI) but he later came to the reception and remarried us and we signed all the legal paperwork. They said there is only one judge for the island or area so he doesn't always make the ceremony even though you are paying for it. She actually did a better job bc she read a poem and made it a little more ceremonial rather than legal sounding. I had rose petals placed down the sand, the chairs come covered but I brought some chair ribbons and she gladly put them on for me. There is a permanent Huppa with white covering on the beach that was pefect. I didn't add any other flowers but you could. For the reception, I had table runners and bows that I brought. Then just rented a hurricane filled with candles, sand and shells. It was very pretty. You can also get various flowers as centerpieces but we opted to just do the candles. The flowers for the bouquets were perfect. She painted the roses to match my bridesmaids dresses. Yessica paid attention to every detail to make it perfect!

                   

                  One last idea that turned out wonderfully. We opted not to do a rehersal or welcome dinner but just told everyone to meet us for dinner. They were able to seat us together and we didn't have to spend the 15 pp. We then did the bonfire on the beach with bar service. I think this was our guests favorite part. They set up a huge bonfire with lounge chairs all around. We just brought down our Ipod and then had a little bar set up right there on the beach. It was so much fun!



                  #4609 msvasq

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                    Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

                    Hello Sister Bride!!!!

                     

                    Lizzie! Congratulations & so happy everything went beautifully for you!!!!  I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see pics!!!! :)  my email is msvasq@gmail.com

                     

                    Of course i have a few questions, hope you don't mind answering them :)

                     

                    - I am having my reception at the Oceana restaurant & am curious to see how they set up in inside (even though you were at Portifino). So, question, how much did you pay for the hurricane glasses & candles? I'm considering opting out of flowers to save $ 

                     

                    - how much was the bonfire w/ the bar? I think that would be a pretty awesome thing to do! hadn't considered it.

                     

                    - the cigar roller,  how long do they stay? you had them set up for cocktail hour? how much did you pay for them?

                     

                    - the professional DJ, how much do they charge? did you give him a list of songs to play? they made announcements for you? how long did they play music for?

                     

                    - b/c you were in a restaurant, how did the bar service work? i know you mentioned you had a waiter? im assuming you didn't have to pay to set up a separate bar like you would have at a terrace? did you pay for waiter service? 

                     

                     

                    Thank you so much!!!!!!!

                     

                    Originally Posted by Lizzie111712 

                    Dreams Punta Cana Review!!!

                     

                    AMAZING!

                     

                    Hey Ladies,

                    I just returned from Dreams Punta Cana where I spent 10 days and had our wedding with 31 guests. I was so  nervous about how everything would turn out but if you have chosen here..don't be! I had Yessica as my wedding coordinator and she was just amazing. The most polite, friendly person I have ever worked with. She absolutely did anything we wanted and worked as hard as possible to make us happy. I have tons of pictures if anyone is interested. We originally had our reception set for the Himitsu Terrace after our sunset wedding on the beach. The day before Yessica informed us that there was a group of 220 locals that had rented the ballroom (Himitsu is right outside) and that we may want to consider moving since there are so many people that will be coming in and out. They offered us the Portifino Restaraunt which honestly was the best thing to happen. It was air conditioned and just beautiful. I didn't think heat would be a problem in November but it was still very humid the night of our reception. We also had half of the portifino terrace which is just beautiful! We had a cigar roller (definitely recommend) outside on the terrace and then our dinner and dancing inside the restaraunt. The service and food was impecible. Wilkins (our bartender) did not let anyone go wanting another drink. We had the Beef Tenderloin with potatoes which everyone in our group just loved. It was cooked just right. We hired the "professional DJ" which was good bc they had a seperate MC to annouce you and get things going. If you do the regular DJ they just play music and are not bilingual.

                     

                    The wedding on the beach was gorgeous. Yessica performed the ceremony bc the judge was not available (kind of odd but apparentlyl this happens a lot just FYI) but he later came to the reception and remarried us and we signed all the legal paperwork. They said there is only one judge for the island or area so he doesn't always make the ceremony even though you are paying for it. She actually did a better job bc she read a poem and made it a little more ceremonial rather than legal sounding. I had rose petals placed down the sand, the chairs come covered but I brought some chair ribbons and she gladly put them on for me. There is a permanent Huppa with white covering on the beach that was pefect. I didn't add any other flowers but you could. For the reception, I had table runners and bows that I brought. Then just rented a hurricane filled with candles, sand and shells. It was very pretty. You can also get various flowers as centerpieces but we opted to just do the candles. The flowers for the bouquets were perfect. She painted the roses to match my bridesmaids dresses. Yessica paid attention to every detail to make it perfect!

                     

                    One last idea that turned out wonderfully. We opted not to do a rehersal or welcome dinner but just told everyone to meet us for dinner. They were able to seat us together and we didn't have to spend the 15 pp. We then did the bonfire on the beach with bar service. I think this was our guests favorite part. They set up a huge bonfire with lounge chairs all around. We just brought down our Ipod and then had a little bar set up right there on the beach. It was so much fun!



                    #4610 msvasq

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                      Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

                      @yazzy, you can ask them to do that? hand out the bags @ check in? they gave you that option?






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