Dreams Punta Cana Brides
Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:27 PM
How many guests did you have at your wedding? Was it the only wedding that day?
I think i'm now leaning towards the Himitsu terrace although I'm worried we'll rattle around as there is only 33 of us so far. hmmm
Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:29 PM
Posted 07 October 2009 - 07:08 PM
Well I'm officially starting to feel a little guilty that I haven't done an official wedding review from our big day in July at DPC!! Sorry to you all! This forum was super helpful to me, but I'm sure you can see by how many posts I have that I didn't actually get a chance to be on here all that often, but I'd like to help out as much as I can!
We were married on Tuesday July 21st of this year at DPC after our original plans to Mexico were cancelled by the airlines...during the swine flu crap! We had Deyanira as our coordinator and she was fantastic!! All the coordinators seemed very nice and on top of everything. We didn't have many requests for her ahead of time and simply planned almost everything once we met with her the day before the wedding. We had chosen the Ultimate package and had a few ammendments! We couldn't use the resorts photographer as we'd booked HDC, and they won't allow any other pro take pics. We also substituted the dessert in the package for a second entree choice (we had chicken & salmon) as not everyone would have been happy with one...and with the wedding cake, who needs dessert was our thought! By the way, the cake was delishious! It was the standard white vanilla one with strawberry type cake inside...yummy!
We were the only wedding booked that day, so we had our choice of time (5pm) and location for ceremony and reception. We originally chose the beach (it comes included if you choose the Ultimate package...which we did), however the day of the wedding, it was overcast and rainy, so Deyanira moved the ceremony to the Himitsu terrace under the covered section. She took care of everything as I was in the salon for hair & makeup, and told me not to stress, which I didn't. The appointments for hair were made when we met with Deyanira as were our massages! The only set-up we left with Deyanira were our centerpieces, which were a rectangular platter with a clear square vase in the center with a floating flower (she put an orchid in) and two froasted triangular small tea-light holders with of course tealights. She also sprinkled some pink rose petals around to add a bit of colour. And we also left her our gift favours with their table number on it. We recieved everything left over and our centerpiece stuff the next day.
For the ceremony, we had a symbolic one as we didn't have time to organize all the paperwork with our location switch, so we were legally married in shorts and flip-flops at home in Whistler on the commissionar's balcony over-looking the mountains with just the friends who were coming to the Dominican with us. No one else at home knows about this! We did it exactly one week before our REAL wedding! We brought our own ceremony with us and gave it to Deyanira (who did the ceremony), and made it very personal to us! It was about 20 mins long with the reading from my husband's dad and his mom explaining the 'breaking of the glass' at the end...a little jewish tradition thrown into a non-jewish wedding! (Husband's side is Jewish!) At the end of the ceremony we had a quick champagne toast and some group type pictures done on the open part of the terrace as it wasn't raining at this point. Then hubby, myself, Francisco from HDC photo and the videographer from Dreams went very quickly down to the beach for some photos and got in a good session! It started raining as we got back towards the terrace!!
The cocktail hour was in full swing when we returned with the 3 piece trio playing. We had only 28 people total so we didn't use a lot of space on the terrace, but it was raining so our reception was actually in the ball-room just off the terrace, so people wandered in between.
Our reception was very simple from 7:30 until 10:30pm, and we had a couple of friends who more than willingly kept the music flowing and had the just the right song all 3 hours! We had some traditional chair dances and the hora which are more jewish traditions that made everyone get up and dance!! Dinner was served in between all our dancing and the servers and bartenders were VERY attentive all night! Our photographer actually was the one that kept things flowing with the 1st dance and cake cutting, etc. By 10:30, we were ready to move on, some of the older folks were tired and the younger folks and a few "oldies" were onto the nightclub. It was ridiculously fun for the rest of the night due to the friends & family that we had with us!
In the end, it didn't matter that it rained on our wedding...we were just so stoked that it had finally happened and we had the funnest day of our lives with the most special people in our lives!
Hope this helps out, and feel free to ask questions!! Have fun!!
Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:10 PM
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:53 PM
Hello ladies, the week is almost over and next week is a bit slower I can be back on the forum like I use to heheheee......
Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:10 PM
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