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#341 CristiandJamie

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    Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:38 AM

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    I wish I had known about this forum sooner also!

    I chose to book through DW mainly because I found it online, and when we got engaged, the only thing I knew was I wanted a destination wedding, but got so overwhelmed with choices that I didn't know where to start! My planner helped me narrow down locations, and that was all very helpful. But now we've reserved 16 rooms, and only filled 3 and I'm starting to panic.

    I think I can only reduce 30%, which leaves us at 13. But, hopefully people come through last minute.

    I kind of want to reduce my package to the complimentary package now, since I've read on here it's cheaper to do the add-ons? Is it too late to change?
    I dont think it's too late to change your mind... I have seen others change to the complimentary package with no problem. I would just check with your wedding coordinator but you should be fine.
    Cristi & Jamie
    http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

    #342 NaM

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      Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:08 PM

      I FINALLY started working on my review so I hope to have that up early next week. But in the mean time I got my slideshow back last night and wanted to share:


      11.21.09 Natalia + Justin | Aventura Spa Palace | Photos by Sol and Vincent

      #343 CristiandJamie

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        Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:01 PM

        NaM - Thank you for sharing your photos! Also where did you get your sand ceremony picture frame/ vase thing? I love it!

        Also you look very beautiful in your pictures... have you modeled before? You guys will have beautiful babies! :-)
        Cristi & Jamie
        http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

        #344 asbarret

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          Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:33 PM

          i am currently booked at moon palace...but when i found out asp/c will take kids...i knew i wanted to switch b/c that was my first choice!

          can anyone explain the "no beach" thing?? is it just a lack of sand? the water from the pics ive seen is gorgeous

          #345 asbarret

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            Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:02 PM

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            Originally Posted by ddiinnyyeell
            We also had our wedding at 4 and you definitely are short on sunlight after the ceremony because of it. We decided to do our pictures before hand starting around 12:30 and had plenty of time and I am so happy we decided to do it that way. Of course, that is up to you -- you don't have the "wow" walking down the aisle moment. The sacrifice was worth it to me.

            By the time the ceremony and group pictures were done the lighting was about like this:
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            my wedding is OCT 29 2010 at 4pm. before i booked this, i looked up the sunset time and it is 615....i thought i would have plenty of light...no??

            #346 NaM

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              Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:49 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by CristiandJamie
              NaM - Thank you for sharing your photos! Also where did you get your sand ceremony picture frame/ vase thing? I love it!

              Also you look very beautiful in your pictures... have you modeled before? You guys will have beautiful babies! :-)
              Hahah you're too sweet.

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by asbarret
              i am currently booked at moon palace...but when i found out asp/c will take kids...i knew i wanted to switch b/c that was my first choice!

              can anyone explain the "no beach" thing?? is it just a lack of sand? the water from the pics ive seen is gorgeous
              If you go back to around page 30 we talk about it there and I posted a few pictures. But there literally is no "beach". There is sand with lounge chairs and water but you step down into a lagoon...it's ocean water but you can't swim out into the ocean. Great snorkeling though!
              I think we talk about the light situation there too. I was married a month after you will be and it was dark by 5. If you look at my slideshow the pictures during the ceremony are from about 4:15-4:30 and the ones of my husband and I are just after. By 5 when the cocktail started you can see that there really was no light left.

              #347 ddiinnyyeell

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                Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:46 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by asbarret
                my wedding is OCT 29 2010 at 4pm. before i booked this, i looked up the sunset time and it is 615....i thought i would have plenty of light...no??
                We had light throughout the whole wedding and enough light to get a good amount of post wedding shots and group shots but definitely not enough to move around the resort and get pictures. We stayed in one location for the post wedding shots. If you want to take advantage of the beautiful grounds I would say either do an earlier wedding or do your pictures before the ceremony.
                Danielle & John
                Aventura Spa Palace
                October 30, 2009

                Wedding Photos By Bella Luce Photography

                #348 Jackie22

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                  Posted 22 January 2010 - 12:27 AM

                  Need some feedback on the food at ASP. How was it? What did you do for your wedding dinner? Dulce email me some of the menus and nothing looks fantastic to me. Would love to hear what you think of the food/restaurants at ASP!

                  #349 NaM

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                    Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:45 PM

                    I actually loved the food. We ate at the pool a lot (nachos and pizza and beer) and ordered a lot of room service after late night drinking but we'd go out every night to dinner and everyone REALLY enjoyed the food. Or at least they did a really good job of pretending if they didn't :) Mundaca (the steak restaurant) and the asian one seemed to be everyones favorite. I didn't care for the Italian one much. And the mediterranean was my hands down fav for lunch.

                    We did the Cajun buffet for our wedding and it was my favorite meal of the whole week. I definitely went back for seconds. They changed the menu options right before our wedding and we liked the old ones better and stuck to what we originally decided on. It was a hit!!!
                    You don't actually have to pick your menu until you get there and have your meeting with Dulce so I wouldn't stress because that will give you time to get there and taste stuff and see what you like/don't like. You can also change the menu how you want i.e. substitute pasta from one menu for potatoes from another. They are really flexible!

                    #350 nbills511

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                      Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:12 PM

                      Hi Ladies....

                      I am new to the forum and am considering the Aventura Cove Palace for my upcoming DW. I know many of you chose the resort because it was connected to Aventura Spa Palace which was adults only. We have a few friends friends with children that we'd like to be able to accomodate. For those of you that have already been there....how far of a walk is it from Cove to Palace? Just wondering how easy it would be to navigate between the two resorts.

                      Thanks for your thoughts and I appreciate all of the great information that has already been posted on this thread!

                      Nicole




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