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Just a suggestion/FYI: I was recently a MOH to a wedding in Punta Cana DR (June 07) and let me tell you it was VERY HARD to be in the grass (she had a garden ceremony & cocktail hour) us the bridesmaids had bugs all over us and kept digging our heals in the ground. Not to mention it was SCORCHING hott. Not sure about Cancun/Dreams because like i said this was in DR.

 

Alot of the people attending the wedding left the cocktail hour & went back to their room or lobby with the AC because of the Heat and the fact that they kept tripping with their heals in the grass.

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Another question my well informed ladies :)

 

How do you get to have your reception in a ballroom? Is their an extra charge for this or for the addtional people after your 20ppl which are included in the package?

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Another question my well informed ladies :)

How do you get to have your reception in a ballroom? Is their an extra charge for this or for the addtional people after your 20ppl which are included in the package?
there is no extra charge to have it in the ballroom. your just paying the cost for the extra people over 20. im having mine in the ballroom!

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I contacted Dreams (Daniella) about reserving a date and have yet to receive any information or confirmation on my date. Do i have to go through an agent and have them speak to them or will they book a date via email through me? I want to do it sometime in June 09 but I am scared it will book up!!

Any ideas or suggestions on what you gals did to reserve your date?
my TA booked the date for me, and honestly because they're so slow getting back to people (this won't change) I would definetly use a TA because a TA that works with them often will get answers much quicker then you will.
Tammy (host) on this site is a TA and there is also TA Dina and TA Jennifer, you may want to contact one of them.

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Just a suggestion/FYI: I was recently a MOH to a wedding in Punta Cana DR (June 07) and let me tell you it was VERY HARD to be in the grass (she had a garden ceremony & cocktail hour) us the bridesmaids had bugs all over us and kept digging our heals in the ground. Not to mention it was SCORCHING hott. Not sure about Cancun/Dreams because like i said this was in DR.

Alot of the people attending the wedding left the cocktail hour & went back to their room or lobby with the AC because of the Heat and the fact that they kept tripping with their heals in the grass.
there's no bugs in the grass and if you have the reception in the evening it's not too hot, but I do agree about the heels, and not everyone is comfortable taking their shoes off.

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Another question my well informed ladies :)

How do you get to have your reception in a ballroom? Is their an extra charge for this or for the addtional people after your 20ppl which are included in the package?

ballroom is one of the options, same price

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Hey Lucy / Jilly ( or anyone who has an oppinion )

I have a list of questions that I was hoping you girls could help me with...
I've been thinking about where to have the sit down meal and the music/dancing. Could you girls share what you did/are doing.

1. I think I would like to have the eavening meal on the garden area but I was worried about the weather if its raining or windy ect... Also if it is dark, do they supply some sort of lighting ??

2. Then theres the dancing area... I don't really want to have to pay for the dance floor but I will if it makes a big difference, I was wondering about moving to the terrace area after the meal for the music and dancing ? Do you think this would be a good area for this, there will be around 30 guests ?

3. Is there a bar near by ? Also do you know if they use the bows from the ceromony chairs for the reception chairs ?

4. What did you / are you doing about music ? I've read some posts that most of you are using an IPOD, do you hook this up to their sound system ? If so is there a charge ?

Sorry for the long post, Thanks alot xsmile105.gif

We are doing cocktail hour in the terrace and reception on the beach. Something about dancing next to the water excites me! Yeah we have to rent the dance floor but thats ok.

Daniella told me they provide lighting for the beach reception so I would guess same is true for the garden.

For music we are bringing our ipod but also burning the music to cds. I have read that the ipod batteries burn out quickly during the daay/night so I want to have a cd back up and yes you have to pay for the sound system. I think it is $180 per hour.

Yes if you get chair bows you get the use of them for the ceremony and reception for the one price. I asked Daniella that one recently.

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Oh your the best with all your fun ideas.. Thats a good idea with the save the dates and i guess you just attatch the information for the travel agency.. Does this effect any deals that you get if you dont have everyone book through your agent or your hotel??
Joanna, you should check out the wedding website: Wedding Planning Guide and Free Wedding Websites - mywedding.com. I am using it and is free and has all of the features I wanted in the ones that I was looking at that had a price associated with them. Our guests LOVE it and it was really fun to make. Easy way to communicate stuff about your travel agent and other accommodations.

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Hi ladies,

 

Thank you all for your advice and info, its made things much more clear for me, hopfully I can do the same at some point, cheers ! xxx

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We are doing cocktail hour in the terrace and reception on the beach. Something about dancing next to the water excites me! Yeah we have to rent the dance floor but thats ok.

Daniella told me they provide lighting for the beach reception so I would guess same is true for the garden.

For music we are bringing our ipod but also burning the music to cds. I have read that the ipod batteries burn out quickly during the daay/night so I want to have a cd back up and yes you have to pay for the sound system. I think it is $180 per hour.

Yes if you get chair bows you get the use of them for the ceremony and reception for the one price. I asked Daniella that one recently.
Hi Lucy, I love your idea of having the reception on the beach and dancing next to the water, sooo romantic !

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Here is my opinion for your questions:

I have a list of questions that I was hoping you girls could help me with...

I've been thinking about where to have the sit down meal and the music/dancing. Could you girls share what you did/are doing.

 

1. I think I would like to have the eavening meal on the garden area but I was worried about the weather if its raining or windy ect... Also if it is dark, do they supply some sort of lighting ??

we had our reception in the garden, it is right on the water, and pretty well lit. the wind was blocked in that area by the tower. if you would like some pictures, you can email me at knorris1978@yahoo.com, and i can send you some "crowd" shots we have.

 

2. Then theres the dancing area... I don't really want to have to pay for the dance floor but I will if it makes a big difference, I was wondering about moving to the terrace area after the meal for the music and dancing ? Do you think this would be a good area for this, there will be around 30 guests ?

i would def. suggest the dance floor because it is in grass, so if people have heels on, they will be digging in to the ground.

 

3. Is there a bar near by ? Also do you know if they use the bows from the ceromony chairs for the reception chairs ?

there is the lobby bar inside, but they also will have one set up for you. request roger as your bartender, he is AWESOME.

i dont think we had bows on our chairs for the reception.

 

4. What did you / are you doing about music ? I've read some posts that most of you are using an IPOD, do you hook this up to their sound system ? If so is there a charge ?

i used the DJ, but def. think we could have just used an IPOD, not sure about the charge.

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