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#2011 Ginalyn

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    Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:22 PM

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    Hi! So I Just called dpa to get the available Saturdays for may and June and they told me that in order for me to have a 6pm wedding I HAVE to get the ultimate wedding package... Really?
    Are you absolutely set on having your wedding day on a Saturday?

    That's weird about the 6pm wedding. I haven't heard of that before. I feel like the rules change with each bride at DPA.

    #2012 m&d2011

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      Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:38 PM

      I am going to have my wedding @ DPA on June 18, 2011..I just emailed Jacy about it with my info.

      Here is the email from Jacy:
      "We are glad to inform you that the wedding date is available as follow:
      Wedding Date : June 18th , 2011
      Time: 17:00 hrs (An extra $55usd will apply for ceremonies after 5pm)"

      So, now I'm confused, but I will just go with the 55 since i am not sure which package I want!

      #2013 2010wedding

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        Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:59 PM

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        I am going to have my wedding @ DPA on June 18, 2011..I just emailed Jacy about it with my info.

        Here is the email from Jacy:
        "We are glad to inform you that the wedding date is available as follow:
        Wedding Date : June 18th , 2011
        Time: 17:00 hrs (An extra $55usd will apply for ceremonies after 5pm)"

        So, now I'm confused, but I will just go with the 55 since i am not sure which package I want!
        I agree with Ginalyn- seems like the rules change with every DPA bride. I got married on Feb 27th at 5pm and by 6ish it was getting quite dark. I had the Ultimate Package but did not have to pay extra $$ for my specific time. I wanted a sunset reception and dusk pictures and that time work well for us. Not sure about the timeline of when the sun sets in May but I'd maybe check that out. Just an FYI since I got married later in the day too.

        Janna

        #2014 2010wedding

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          Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:01 PM

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          Hi DPA brides!!! I have a question: I just received the wedding guide from Jacy and I'm soooo confused!!! there's so many choices....do you mind telling me what you chose and what made you choose? I believe we are having about 30-40 guests....

          Also, for the reception it says there that we can only pick one appetizer, one soup, one main course? That doesn't make sense

          Are you doing a welcome/rehearsal dinner? Does anyone have a budget spreadsheet that would be willling to share I'm trying to figure out my budget and i'm so confused!

          HELP

          Thanks

          Real Simple magazine has a wedding PDF budget sheet. Just got to the Real Simple web page.

          Janna

          #2015 Ginalyn

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            Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:19 AM

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            I am going to have my wedding @ DPA on June 18, 2011..I just emailed Jacy about it with my info.
            YAHOO June 18 I got married at DPA June 18, 2009

            #2016 echo2_62

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              Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:45 PM

              Well I'm just back from DPA so here's the small details I can add. If you're having a reception AT 5pm then I don't think you have to pay the additional fee but if you're having a ceremony LATER than 5pm (say at 6pm like you wanted) then you might have the extra fee although I'm not sure why.

              It sounds like you got a date now that you're happy with so that's awesome! As for picking a package, you don't really have to decide on that right away so you can wait and see how many people you end up booking and that might help work out your costs. We went with the most basic package (Wedding in Paradise I think?!) for which there was no cost and then paid for our reception meal separately. It was $25 per person, all plated (with GREAT service) and included a salad, soup, main course and dessert (separate from our cake) and all our guests seemed happy with the quantity. White and red house wine were served all through dinner, as well as any drinks that guests wanted to order. We had 33 people in total and didn't hear of anyone else going for buffet afterwards

              Finally, I've got a couple different budget spreadsheets I think on my work computer but I won't have access to them for another day or so (yay for time off still!) but will try to get them posted soon!

              #2017 Ginalyn

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                Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:57 PM

                CONGRATS MEGHAN!!! Can't wait to hear all the details about your big day and your trip overall

                #2018 m&d2011

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                  Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:08 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by echo2_62
                  Well I'm just back from DPA so here's the small details I can add. If you're having a reception AT 5pm then I don't think you have to pay the additional fee but if you're having a ceremony LATER than 5pm (say at 6pm like you wanted) then you might have the extra fee although I'm not sure why.

                  It sounds like you got a date now that you're happy with so that's awesome! As for picking a package, you don't really have to decide on that right away so you can wait and see how many people you end up booking and that might help work out your costs. We went with the most basic package (Wedding in Paradise I think?!) for which there was no cost and then paid for our reception meal separately. It was $25 per person, all plated (with GREAT service) and included a salad, soup, main course and dessert (separate from our cake) and all our guests seemed happy with the quantity. White and red house wine were served all through dinner, as well as any drinks that guests wanted to order. We had 33 people in total and didn't hear of anyone else going for buffet afterwards

                  Finally, I've got a couple different budget spreadsheets I think on my work computer but I won't have access to them for another day or so (yay for time off still!) but will try to get them posted soon!
                  Meghan! Congrats on your wedding! And thanks for the advice! I do feel a little better!
                  Although i had a rough day today, both people who complained about my original resort - Zoetry - being too expensive (and that's why I am changing to DPA) - one bridesmaid just backed out from the wedding party, and her husband is FI's best man, so they will still be going. And the other couple, who both are on wedding party, just emailed me saying they don't know if they will come since they are also getting married next year...

                  But, yes, I feel better with what you said, and I'm looking forward to your spreadsheet!
                  My email is daniela.1217@yahoo.com just in case

                  #2019 badrianne

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                    Posted 22 April 2010 - 11:34 PM

                    Yay Meghan! I'm so glad you are back and a Mrs. now! I can't wait to hear everything!

                    Congrats Daniela on picking a date! Sorry to hear about your wedding party drama. Sometimes it seems like bridesmaids are more work then they are worth... I'll let you know if I still that way after the wedding.
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                    #2020 2010wedding

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                      Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:07 AM

                      Congrats Meghan!!! Can't wait to read your review. I've thinking about you gals that went to DPA shortly after me. Can't wait to hear all about it!

                      Daniela-sorry to hear about the wedding party drama. We're here if you need us!

                      Janna




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