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hey guys! i am new to bdw and am planning a wedding at the dreams puerto adventuras for may 20 2011! not yet booked yet but am in the process. any and all tips would be greatly appreciated!! thanks!:)

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OMG!! My wedding will be on August 6th and I haven't been keeping in touch on the forum! I feel so stressed out... But I love the maraca ideas!
Question, what's the deal with the photographers? Are you charged extra for not using the resort photographer?
At DPA, if you want to bring in an outside photographer then you are required to book them a minimum of one night's stay in the resort if they are a Mexican resident. A few of the girls had been able to contact the resort and get local rates for the room which was cheaper than booking through a travel agent or online from what I heard. Of course if you're bringing a photographer that is from the US then it's likely they're already booking into the resort and therefore would not pay anything additional. You cannot bring in a Mexican photog. resident on a day pass.

Hope that answers your questions!

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Hi girls! Just wanted to let you all know we will be visiting on Sunday with Jacy! I will try my best to get as many pics as possible. Wish us luck!
How did your site visit go? Anxious to hear!

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We r meeting jacy tomorrow morn to give us a tour of the place and to talk about the wedding. Let u girls know how it goes when we get home Friday :)
How did the visit go for you too? Any suggestions, comments, etc?

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Hey ladies! Sorry I haven't been on in awhile. I did meet with Jacy when we went down for a few nights. First off, the resort is beautiful. I don't know about everyone else but I was reading reviews of DPA on trip advisor and some comments got me nervous. But, we had no issues, the rooms are beautiful (we had a marina view), the workers are so accommodating, the food and drinks are delish, and last but not least Jacy is wonderful!!

When we met with Jacy our second day there, she took us on a tour of the place showing us all the different places to have the reception. She even showed us where we would get married if it rains. If it rains you would get married in El Patio by this “Love Tree.†Although I would be disappointed if it rained on our wedding day and we couldnâ€t get married in the gazebo (the gazebo is beautiful in person), I would get over it because El Patio is very nice too. After our tour, we sat down for about an hour talking about the wedding and she wrote everything down in a folder marked with our names, which made me feel better. I feel like we donâ€t have as much to do when we go down in January.

Here is a list of some things that we discussed, I hope it helps you all out a little bit…You cannot pick the place for your reception until the week before the wedding if you want to have it in a specialty restaurant. If the restaurant is set to open for dinner the day of your wedding, you need to find a different location. We really would like to have the reception in El Patio (Mexican Restaurant), but if we canâ€t have it there we liked the idea of having it by the adult pool but our only concern is that it may get cold at night in January. We decided that we would like the DJ for the reception and she said that we can send her a playlist of all the songs we would like to hear about a month before and she will forward it to the DJ. She said to include the first dance song, father/daughter song, mother /son song on the list too. If some guests start requesting songs that the DJ doesnâ€t have, she said thatâ€s not a problem bc he will download the songs right on the spot.

I talked to her about bouquets bc I didnâ€t really like the options that the resort offers, but she said that we can send pictures to her and she will forward them to the florist to see if they are able to make bouquets similar to the pictures . If this is something you are interested in then you should do this at least a month before. You can also send pictures of cakes that you like to and she will see if itâ€s possible to get something close to the picture.

About a month before the wedding you need to send a list of all the guests and when they are set to arrive, this makes me think that they welcome the guests with drinks maybe? ( When we checked in we were not welcomed with drinks, it doesnâ€t seem to be the norm.) As far as OOT bags, you can give her all of the OOT bags when you get there and she will deliver them to the guests the second day they are there. She said they do it on the second day because the first day is normally when people will change rooms if they need to.

She made us feel very comfortable. We just got the overall impression that no request is crazy. If there is something that you want for your wedding or reception, just ask and she will do everything in her power to make it happen. There is no need to worry or stress about our weddings at DPA (even though we all will haha) because it will turn out wonderful!!!

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Does anyone else here have pics of reception areas maybe? Jacy sent me some but they aren't labeled and I can't tell what is what.

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Hey ladies! Sorry I haven't been on in awhile. I did meet with Jacy when we went down for a few nights. First off, the resort is beautiful. I don't know about everyone else but I was reading reviews of DPA on trip advisor and some comments got me nervous. But, we had no issues, the rooms are beautiful (we had a marina view), the workers are so accommodating, the food and drinks are delish, and last but not least Jacy is wonderful!!
When we met with Jacy our second day there, she took us on a tour of the place showing us all the different places to have the reception. She even showed us where we would get married if it rains. If it rains you would get married in El Patio by this “Love Tree.†Although I would be disappointed if it rained on our wedding day and we couldnâ€t get married in the gazebo (the gazebo is beautiful in person), I would get over it because El Patio is very nice too. After our tour, we sat down for about an hour talking about the wedding and she wrote everything down in a folder marked with our names, which made me feel better. I feel like we donâ€t have as much to do when we go down in January.
Here is a list of some things that we discussed, I hope it helps you all out a little bit…You cannot pick the place for your reception until the week before the wedding if you want to have it in a specialty restaurant. If the restaurant is set to open for dinner the day of your wedding, you need to find a different location. We really would like to have the reception in El Patio (Mexican Restaurant), but if we canâ€t have it there we liked the idea of having it by the adult pool but our only concern is that it may get cold at night in January. We decided that we would like the DJ for the reception and she said that we can send her a playlist of all the songs we would like to hear about a month before and she will forward it to the DJ. She said to include the first dance song, father/daughter song, mother /son song on the list too. If some guests start requesting songs that the DJ doesnâ€t have, she said thatâ€s not a problem bc he will download the songs right on the spot.
I talked to her about bouquets bc I didnâ€t really like the options that the resort offers, but she said that we can send pictures to her and she will forward them to the florist to see if they are able to make bouquets similar to the pictures . If this is something you are interested in then you should do this at least a month before. You can also send pictures of cakes that you like to and she will see if itâ€s possible to get something close to the picture.
About a month before the wedding you need to send a list of all the guests and when they are set to arrive, this makes me think that they welcome the guests with drinks maybe? ( When we checked in we were not welcomed with drinks, it doesnâ€t seem to be the norm.) As far as OOT bags, you can give her all of the OOT bags when you get there and she will deliver them to the guests the second day they are there. She said they do it on the second day because the first day is normally when people will change rooms if they need to.
She made us feel very comfortable. We just got the overall impression that no request is crazy. If there is something that you want for your wedding or reception, just ask and she will do everything in her power to make it happen. There is no need to worry or stress about our weddings at DPA (even though we all will haha) because it will turn out wonderful!!!
Thanks so much for the info....awesome to hear you loved it!

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