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#1341 badrianne

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    Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:04 AM

    Kim, I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear every detail!
    61 guest booked+ bride and groom

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    #1342 Ginalyn

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      Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:29 AM

      Adrianne, I had problems getting a head count and guest commitment. I had guests that said they would come when I sent the invites but then ended up not booking for different reasons (mostly for financial reasons, some because of piggy flu). My guest count went from like 40 to 60 then finally back down to 30. It was frustrating but you kind of just have to go with the flow.

      #1343 echo2_62

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        Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:05 AM

        Adrianne, I'm on the April 2010 thread and there are at least a few girls there having troubles with getting people to book too, wedding parties included. It seems to be that people are very non-committal right now and for all of us I really hope that after the holidays it will be easier for people to plan. I think that six-eight months seems far away for everyone but those of us getting married!! I didn't really do official STD's so I am just sending out invites now (and don't worry I'll post pictures on the weekend for everyone!) but also planning to send out reminder cards to everyone in mid January. I think if your invites are going out around then as you said, it will be a good time for everyone to start getting their act together finally!!
        I just heard from Jacy the other day and she's going to speak with the food & bev. manager and the chef to see what menu options would be available for the cheaper entree meals. I can let you know what she gets back to me with if you'd like?!

        Ginalyn - piggy flu.... LOL! That's totally what I call it too but hearing it from someone else is still somehow more funny.

        #1344 bridej9

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          Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:19 PM

          I'm thinking about holding my wedding at the Dreams Puerto Aventuras in April 2010. I have heard it is a beautiful resort, however I was warned by my Destination Wedding consultant that the Dreams resorts were unorganized, slow to respond, and in fact had a bride show up only to find the hotel didnt know about her wedding after several emails. Obviously I want a great wedding... can anyone put my mind at ease?... the hotel & prices look great, but unsure about the wedding part!

          #1345 echo2_62

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            Posted 02 October 2009 - 02:12 PM

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            Originally Posted by bridej9
            I'm thinking about holding my wedding at the Dreams Puerto Aventuras in April 2010. I have heard it is a beautiful resort, however I was warned by my Destination Wedding consultant that the Dreams resorts were unorganized, slow to respond, and in fact had a bride show up only to find the hotel didnt know about her wedding after several emails. Obviously I want a great wedding... can anyone put my mind at ease?... the hotel & prices look great, but unsure about the wedding part!
            Hi j9! Welcome to the DPA thread! If you've got the time to read through the many, many pages here I'm sure you'll find lots of great reviews of the resort. I can't comment on everything that your consultant told you, but the note that you get slow responses from the wedding coordinator (WC) onsite seems to be a fairly common concern and partial reality.

            At DPA there are two main coordinators, Jacy & Sandra, who many girls here have dealt with more than I have. The general trend seems to be that you get a slower reply by email when your wedding is still months out, but the closer it gets the faster the email reply. I've also called to ask them a few questions when I felt that I just couldn't get any further without having an answer. I think the important thing to keep in mind there is just how many brides are flooding the WC's with emails combined with having the actual weddings to pull off each day. With a little patience, it really isn't too much of a wait and they are just a phone call away!

            I hope you are able to settle your mind once you've heard from the other girls here too. And I can tell you that I am VERY excited for my wedding at DPA in April!

            #1346 Ginalyn

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              Posted 02 October 2009 - 06:46 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by echo2_62
              Ginalyn - piggy flu.... LOL! That's totally what I call it too but hearing it from someone else is still somehow more funny.
              HAHAHAHA I'm glad we speak the same language
              I'm thinking about holding my wedding at the Dreams Puerto Aventuras in April 2010. I have heard it is a beautiful resort, however I was warned by my Destination Wedding consultant that the Dreams resorts were unorganized, slow to respond, and in fact had a bride show up only to find the hotel didnt know about her wedding after several emails. Obviously I want a great wedding... can anyone put my mind at ease?... the hotel & prices look great, but unsure about the wedding part!
              bridej9 - Speaking from experience (I got married at DPA this past June), I must say that I was VERY pleased with the way my wedding turned out. Like Meghan (echo) said, take the time to read the pages of info on this thread and trust me your mind will be put to ease about DPA Good luck with your decision, and if you have any questions along the way we are here for you! I have not heard from any DPA brides that have been unhappy.

              #1347 aug0208

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                Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:18 AM

                bridej9....I absolutely ditto what the past posters have said!! I'm actually leaving in less than a month for our wedding at DPA so I'll have more info then, but overall my experience has been positive...and my fiance and I went to visit the resort when we first got engaged just over a year ago and it's gorgeous!!! We met Jacy and she is super sweet in person. Let us know if you have any questions and best of luck!!!!

                #1348 badrianne

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                  Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:01 AM

                  Meghan and Ginalynn, thanks for sharing your guest booking experiences. Go w/ the flow... go w/ the flow... I'll try and make it my montra.

                  Bridej9-Possibly your wedding coordinator was referring to when the resort first opened. The first bunch of post on this thread are also from when the resort first opened as Dream. They've been open over a year now and it seems as though they've worked the kinks out and hired a second wedding coordinator.

                  P.S. Meghan, I'd love to hear any thing Jacy finds out for you about the cheaper entree options. To be honest, I still haven't contacted Jacy. I've gotten all my questions answered through you girls and my travel agent. Thank you all so much :)
                  61 guest booked+ bride and groom

                  Click for planning tread:http://bestdestinati....c-heavy-58636/
                  Click for my wedding review of Dreams Puerto Aventuras http://bestdestinati....9/#post1311321
                  check out my photos http://www.photograp.../JOSH-ADRIANNE/

                  #1349 badrianne

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                    Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:02 AM

                    Meghan and Ginalynn, thanks for sharing your guest booking experiences. Go w/ the flow... go w/ the flow... I'll try and make it my montra.

                    Bridej9-Possibly your wedding coordinator was referring to when the resort first opened. The first bunch of post on this thread are also from when the resort first opened as Dream. They've been open over a year now and it seems as though they've worked the kinks out and hired a second wedding coordinator.

                    P.S. Meghan, I'd love to hear any thing Jacy finds out for you about the cheaper entree options. To be honest, I still haven't contacted Jacy. I've gotten all my questions answered through you girls and my travel agent. Thank you all so much :)
                    61 guest booked+ bride and groom

                    Click for planning tread:http://bestdestinati....c-heavy-58636/
                    Click for my wedding review of Dreams Puerto Aventuras http://bestdestinati....9/#post1311321
                    check out my photos http://www.photograp.../JOSH-ADRIANNE/

                    #1350 aug0208

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                      Posted 05 October 2009 - 12:07 AM

                      Hi girls!
                      I'm down to 32 days so starting to freak out a bit!!
                      For those of you who already got married at DPA, did you take anything for the reception as far as decorations go?! I asked this probably 8 or 9 months ago but since we've had lots of ladies get married since then I thought I would ask again....
                      Also, any advice? We have 65 people coming and I am starting to get a bit nervous...I feel like all of our family/friends' vacation is in our hands!! I know it's technically not, but I want to make sure everything runs smoothly! I just emailed Jacy a ton of questions!! Hope to hear back from her very soon...thanks for listening!!




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