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Does anyone have a picture of the bonfire? Just curious to see what it looks like.

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Not sure if you're interested, but Dreams sponsors vendors that come on site and sell jewelery, art, etc. on Wednesdays and Saturdays to help guests who don't want to travel off site. We saw every vendor selling the "blue stone of DR" (which I think is the one you're talking about) at their stands. I wouldn't say it was the cheapest price you can find, but since there are SO many vendors (and I mean at every corner) you could probably bargain them down or "threaten" to go to the next stand. Good luck! :) 



 

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Hello!  Are any of you having your cocktail hour at the same location as your reception??  I'm not sure how that works....

 

What are your timelines (ceremony, pictures, cocktail hour, reception)?

 

Thanks, I'm new to this site and my WC isn't answering all my questions!

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Thanx DRwedgal - That sounds great and very convenient.  We didn't want to leave the resort anyway.  Thanx again.

 

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Not sure if you're interested, but Dreams sponsors vendors that come on site and sell jewelery, art, etc. on Wednesdays and Saturdays to help guests who don't want to travel off site. We saw every vendor selling the "blue stone of DR" (which I think is the one you're talking about) at their stands. I wouldn't say it was the cheapest price you can find, but since there are SO many vendors (and I mean at every corner) you could probably bargain them down or "threaten" to go to the next stand. Good luck! :) 



 



 

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I am also interested in the bonfire. Is/Has anybody having/had it? It is just a fire that they set up for you on the beach or can you have a cocktail hour or reception around the bonfire also? Sounds like it could be a cool idea unless you are paying $175 for a couple of twigs lit on fire. LOL.

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I had read on another thread that the bonfire is for only 15 minutes.  That it's super expensive and isn't on for a very long time.  I would look into it more before you spend the money on it ;)

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I am also interested in the bonfire. Is/Has anybody having/had it? It is just a fire that they set up for you on the beach or can you have a cocktail hour or reception around the bonfire also? Sounds like it could be a cool idea unless you are paying $175 for a couple of twigs lit on fire. LOL.



 

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If I'm not mistaken I think it's it the Dreams Palm Beach thread w/pics... in the very beginning of the thread.  Hope I was of help :)

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I am also interested in the bonfire. Is/Has anybody having/had it? It is just a fire that they set up for you on the beach or can you have a cocktail hour or reception around the bonfire also? Sounds like it could be a cool idea unless you are paying $175 for a couple of twigs lit on fire. LOL.



 

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I just returned from my wedding at Dreams Punta Cana.  Overall, I am glad I did it; however, a lot went wrong.

 

Regarding the Bonfire question... I did see the bonfire that the resort held for the guests, it was nice; however, when I asked my wedding coordinator to do it at 9:30 pm - she refused as she said she had to be there and she could only be there until 7pm.  Well it was light at 7pm and who wanted a bonfire then? 

 

We did the La Bacaraza dinner cruise the night after the wedding - that was a blast - highly recommend it!!  Best food we had and the friendliest people we came across!

 

Anyone considering the Ultimate package...I would say reconsider.  I didnt get to use my hair and make up appt as other things got in the way and the photographer charged us a bundle for only photographing the wedding itself.  The pictures provided were very poor quality.  Definately bring in your own photographer.  We were not given a lot of things promised.  Our wedding coordinator was rude and did not want to help us at all.  Dont expect a lot in the way of customer service...its not there!!

 

It was a fun place to party; the disco does a lot of fun stuff so I guess that made up for the lack of air conditioning in the rooms. 

 

We did get legally married there.  If I had to do it again, I would get married at home and just do a ceremony there.  The paper work we had to do prior was very costly and time consuming.  The judge did not show up for the wedding due to rain so we had to get remarried the next day in a conference room.  And...the wedding certificate will not arrive for 16 weeks....and it will come in Spanish and  have to be translated!!  Now I cannot even legally change my name until I receive this!

 

Definatelty recommend the cocktail hour.  It gave us a chance to finish our photos while our guest enjoyed drinks and appetizers.   It had rained earlier in the day and they moved my reception inside without even notifying me!  I was a little surprised as we were supposed to be on the Himitsu Terrace.  The food that was served was good, but was not what we ordered (nobody who worked there seemed to care much!)  I will say the cake was beautiful.  I brought my own cake topper and wasnt really expecting much, but it was a beautiful cake!  I asked to take the leftovers back to my room, but they said I could not take the cake!  (health reasons??)  Anyway, we had 32 guests so we got the cake that was included for 20 and then paid for 12 extras - it was waaay too much cake...I recommend not paying for as many guests as you have.

 

The flowers provided with the package were also very nice.  I provided my own centerpieces for the reception which disappeared and the wedding coordinator could not tell me where they went.  I found one in the World Cafe being used at their guest desk on my way out and took it, but never found the other 2!

 

The sales people in the lobby trying to sell time shares to their new resort were very annoying and persistent.  My advice is to totally ignore them!  We tried to be nice, but they would not leave us alone!! 

 

About 75% of my guests were sick with stomach stuff for 4-6 days upon their return to the states.  I myself was not sick; my  new husband was only sick for two days.  Not sure what it was from?

 

Overall, I think my guests had a good time and they did  not realize all the stuff that went wrong behind the scenes.  I was very disappointed with the service, but had a beautiful wedding anyway! 

 

 

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I have been following this forum for some time now so figured it was time i post something :) Getting excited for my April 13, 2012 wedding at Dream PC.

Thanks for all the great info, it has been super helpful so far.

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I'm so sorry to hear about the issues you had. I'm glad you still had a beautiful wedding regardless. If you don't mind me asking, who was your coordinator? Mine was Jennifer Castro but the last time I sent her an email with a question I got an email back from Yessica saying that Jennifer was now in the group sales department & not a wedding coordinator anymore. Yessica said that she would now be my coordinator. I haven't heard from her since. Based on what I have read from other brides & on other sites, I will be taking print outs of all email communications I have to make sure they don't try to back out on things they have already promised. My FI and I looked into getting legally married there and once we found out the amount of paperwork and the costs were just too much. We have decided to save about $1000 and get married here in the states before we go & just do the symbolic ceremony there. We won't be telling anyone we are already married though. Congratulations on becoming a Mrs.!

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