Jump to content
LadyCheese

Dreams Punta Cana Brides

Recommended Posts

I just sent an e-mail to the General Manager regarding the photographer situation, I had booked the hotel before the date but not the actual photographer.  Hopefully if enough people e-mail their concerns then they will change their mind.  If he still refuses to allow an outside photographer then we will get married on La Barcaza.


 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Photography Policy Changed Again?! YAY! Hopefully this is true but this was posted on the Discussion forum on Dreams Punta Cana! I will be so happy if this is true! Here's what was posted: We understand there has been some confusion over our wedding photography policy so we wanted to provide some information on the recent change. Similar to many other wedding venues, we recently selected a new preferred vendor for our in-house photographer. Tropical Pictures is a reputable photography company that we trust will capture beautiful images of weddings and other photo sessions at our resort. Although there has been some speculation, this change does not impact a bride and groomâ€s ability to select an outside vendor for their wedding photography. Both local and foreign photographers are permitted to take photos on our property if hired by a bride and groom or their family. Additionally, there is no charge to bring an outside photographer on our property for the day to take photos of a wedding. We know that photography is an important part of any wedding day and want to be sure each bride and groom feels comfortable with their decision, regardless of who they select as a photography vendor. Our wedding coordinator will be happy to guide you through the process to make sure that you are making the right choice for your wedding day. We hope this information helps our fans and future brides and grooms gain a better understanding of our policy regarding wedding photography

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi ladies glad to know this photographer stuff is sorted out for all of you.

I would be pissed if i had got an external photographer and they pulled this : )

 

Ok so on another note, do any of you punta cana brides who have had catholic ceremonies have a sample of what your wedding programs look like.or have your itenary for events ??

 have to set an itenary soon and Im all confused.

 

even if you have a reception itenary so that i can see how y'all set things up and get some ideas of my own.

 

thanks so much

58 days to go woo hoo....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow.  I read the notice on HDC's facebook one day and was shocked!  As per the notice about about no charge, I would suggest double checking that part, since we were required to pay for a "day pass" for our photog (HDC).  It is great that they are going to allow outside photographers from outside.  I would have been beyond pissed if that had happened to any of you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey everyone,

Looks like our FB and Twitter letter writing campaign had an impact. 

In case you haven't seen it, the photography policy appears to have changed yet again. Please check out the post on the Facebook Discussion Page:

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=14765&uid=76899137418

 

Jenn
 

Originally Posted by welljen View Post

Hello ladies,

I haven't yet received an email from my WC about the new corporate policy regarding outside photographers, but I totally agree that we should send them a letter on behalf of all of us brides that had already booked with an outside photographer. 

The thing is, my reason for going with HDC was not because I doubted the skills of their resort photographer, it was primarily due to the fact that I could get more photos, in both B&W and colour, for a longer period of time for considerably less money.

I understand that corporate policies can change, but at the very least they should give us all our deposits back and offer us all photography packages with the resort photographer, that are comparable to the ones we were expecting with the photographers that were our first choice!!!

 

I am thinking that our letter should be to the general Dreams Punta Cana address, rather than the Wedding Coordinators - whom I'd expect have no authority to do anything.

In addition to the letter, I'd also recommend that we start an all-out Social Media campaign on the Dreams Twitter and Facebook pages - these companies review these things regularly and the last thing they would want is for the bad press to go viral.

 

Here is the link to their website, which lists all of their Social Media properties.

If you would like to be part of a letter please PM me.

Thanks,

Jenn

 

 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Ladies,

Just wanted to pass along the email I received from Gara Dias, she is the woman who contacted me a few weeks ago to confirm the details for our wedding. I think that she may have inadvertantly included my email address in this message, as it sounds like it was an internal communication to the WCs.  Sounds like they have decided to wave the costs to bring an outside photographer onto the property.

 

From Gara:

 

Good morning,

 

As there has been a change in the preferred vendors for photographers, please be sure that you are passing along a consistent message to brides. Even though we have preferred photography vendors, couples are still welcome to bring/use whichever photographer they choose. It has also been decided that no additional fee will be charged to bring an outside photographer onto the property.

 

Regards,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is awesome! Hopefully they don't go back on the not charging an outside fee rule. This is great as it will save us some money so that we can put it to use somewhere else :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Woo hoo! Thanks for sharing! :-)
 

Originally Posted by welljen View Post

Hey Ladies,

Just wanted to pass along the email I received from Gara Dias, she is the woman who contacted me a few weeks ago to confirm the details for our wedding. I think that she may have inadvertantly included my email address in this message, as it sounds like it was an internal communication to the WCs.  Sounds like they have decided to wave the costs to bring an outside photographer onto the property.

 

From Gara:

 

Good morning,

 

As there has been a change in the preferred vendors for photographers, please be sure that you are passing along a consistent message to brides. Even though we have preferred photography vendors, couples are still welcome to bring/use whichever photographer they choose. It has also been decided that no additional fee will be charged to bring an outside photographer onto the property.

 

Regards,



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just in case anyone else with a large group is going to Dreams Jennifer e-mailed me the pricelist for the buffet. The cost is between $45 to $69.30 per person depending on which package you want and how fancy you want the buffet to be. The $45 price is for a minimum of 40ppl and the higher end has to have a minimum of 50.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Recent studies indicate that organizations, both large and small, either already have an HRO relationship and plan to expand it, or are considering one in the coming year. The survey, conducted by HfS Research and the London School of Economics, finds that 31% of business already outsource human resources san antonio and are looking to increase outsourced services over the next year. What is the driver for these businesses to outsource human resources? It is no secret that in lean economic times, business owners are pressed to identify expenses within an organization that can be reduced or minimized. Employment overhead (payroll, taxes, workers' compensation insurance, employee benefits, governmental compliance, and other employee-related cost centers) typically comprise the single highest area of expense within a company. More than rent, or facilities operations, or equipment, or compliance, human resources administration and expenses weigh heaviest on the business's bottom line. Streamlined HR Systems HRO firms offer streamlined human resource systems to their clients, significantly minimizing management's time in overseeing daily administrative tasks. Non-productive "paper pushing" can be outsourced to the HR firm, enabling key staff to focus on their core competencies. Processes such as payroll processing, tax filing and compliance, Unemployment Claims administration, workers' compensation management, and employee benefits enrollment and management can all easily and efficiently be outsourced. Cost effective insurance products. Reducing employment risks Government compliance and regulations continue to grow in complexity and scale. From wage and hour issues, to discrimination restrictions, to protected classes of employees and new disability guidelines, employers often walk through a minefield of risk. Without dedicated human resources personnel or legal counsel, it is likely a business will be faced with some form of an employment lawsuit in the coming years which can costs tens-of-thousands of dollars. With close to 100,000 employment claims filed in 2010 (the highest on record!), employers recognize the risk and are turning to Human Resource Outsourcing firms to assist them in managing these risks. Human Resources Outsourcing may not be the solution for every employment need. However, for most employers with less than 200 employees looking to reduce employment expenses and overhead, outsourcing human resources may be exactly what their organization needs. As the economy continues to improve and stabilize, the time will soon come that employers will be refocusing on growth and profitability. It may also entail rehiring staff, restructuring the organization, or simply concentrating on areas that have been left on the side. Certainly, proper employment administration and oversight will be priorities to get back on their feet. However, with the demands of rebuilding, many employers may be unable to spend the necessary time focusing on their staff. Read about one organization that found a different way - through Human Resources Outsourcing. Since joining the San Antonio Human Resources Outsourcing firm, he feels that the day-to-day protection he experiences in the area of employment exposures is immeasurable. Our HRO vendor has become our 'go-to resource.' Without this type of relationship we end up making our own decisions, without proper knowledge of the law, and will ultimately You think you can use common sense, but common sense and the law rarely match! The Director says the benefits of the outsourcing relationship were immediately realized, as the new systems and processes were implemented and functioning within 30-60 days.  
    • As of late 2019, the Gatekeepers Museum no longer hosts wedding events.
    • So thanks to coronavirus, my husband and I have had to make alterations to our wedding. I don’t think I have to put this in, but this isn’t a joke and need we thoughts on this.   We’re planning on having our full, entire wedding inside this bubble (I’m inside it for scale). This is to get complete isolation from the virus and to prevent it from spreading to either of us, or if we have the virus somehow, spreading it to others. Both of will get inside it for the whole day (or at least that’s the plan). We are ok with making small to moderate changes from a typical wedding if it means isolating inside a bubble, but any big changes would mean we probably won’t use the bubble then. Are there any parts in the wedding that would be difficult or downright impossible to do inside this bubble? What are your thoughts on this idea, and what would need to be changed from a traditional wedding?  
    • Sadly no .. its been a year and a half since our wedding and till this day we cannot get a hold of him.  We had a few people reach out to us and the same thing happened to them about a month or 2 after us. 
  • Topics

×
×
  • Create New...