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#2531 Allie2012

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    Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:24 AM

    Thanks for the email Alison :) It kind of seems that some of those pictures weren't even taken at DPA! I have no idea what I am going to do for my table settings/decorations...........



    #2532 Julie Carson

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      Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:19 AM

      Hi Alie! Can you pass along the email you were talking with Alison about too? I have a picture that shows the room about the resturant and a beach set up too that she sent me I can send. email carsonjulie@live.com

       

      I have no idea what I'm going to bring for table decorations either. Let me know if you find anything good!

       

      I keep reading reviews on trip advisor which I should stop so I dont get nervous... we have a mostly adult group going and I keep reading reviews that the place is a zoo of kids and the beach is so small. I picked this resort because its so small so we could run into people often and because of the adults pool thinking we'd get away from kids. But trip advisor reviews make me worried... anyone else worried?



      #2533 AlisonDawn

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        Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:33 AM

        No problem Allie! And I agree... some of them don't even look like they were taken at the DPA!

         

        Julie - I can send you the email if you like! When is your wedding??   

        I used to read tripadvisor but I've stopped because all it did was freak me out. Though, like you, I am a little worried about all the kids, but I figure we can always just escape to the adult pool! 



        #2534 Allie2012

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          Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

          Hey Ladies, I have read the reviews on TA too and was a little worried, but for every bad review there are 10 good ones! And I figure that it will be an amazing trip because of the company, and not because of the setting. Also, just think of the reasons you chose to get married at DPA. It has one of the most beautiful wedding gazebos in my opinion, and there are many other great features! Anyways, I'm sure we will all have amazing trips and weddings :)

           

          Oh quick question - is anyone getting legally married at DPA? We are planning on it as my FI is against getting legally married before we head down. I'm just a little worried about getting the marriage certificate, as I have heard some brides say that it can take months to receive it in the mail :(



          #2535 AlisonDawn

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            Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

            We are also planning on getting legally married there as well.  I've heard the same thing about the marriage certificate taking a long time but I suppose there is not much we can do about that.    I'm also not a fan of having to pay for blood tests while we are there either... but my FI is also against getting legally married before we head down as well.

             

            I'm sure all will go smoothly though!



            #2536 KatoeOSU

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              Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:18 AM

              DPA Brides,

              My name is Katie and my fiancĀ©, James, and I just booked Dreams Puerto Aventuras for our Nov 10th, 2012 wedding. I'm so excited and getting even more excited after reading all the posts in this forum.

               

              Thanks to everyone for the posts so far and I look forward to learning and sharing with you all next year thr my planning!

               

              Im debating right now about using the photographers with the resort pkg or 3rd party ones... Any advice, what are others doing?

               

              Anyone done any research on the golf or scuba diving near the resort? Also thinking of renting a boat/catamaran for a private excursion with guests so if you have any leads on marina rentals let me know.

               

              Im just now booing with a travel agent and working on save the dates. Any unique save the date ideas for destinations?

               

              Excited DPA bride from Michigan,

              Katie

              ce_fischer@yahoo.com

               

               

               



              #2537 Allie2012

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                Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:26 PM

                Hi Katie, welcome and congrats on securing your date at Dreams!!! This forum is a great resource. When I first joined I read through this entire forum, it took some time but honestly I found the answer to so many questions I had without having to by my WC.

                 

                We booked an external photographer. We are using Lincoln Lehmann from Moments that Matter Photography. I was originally just going to go with the resort photographer but after seeing some of the pictures from other brides weddings, I was not very impressed. It definitely an added expense that we originally didn't budget for, but pictures last a lifetime so out of anything I decided it was worth it to splurge!

                 

                Ourselves and a bunch of our guests are avid divers so we are definitely planning at least 2-3 dives! There is amazing diving in the Mayan Riviera. From what I've read on Trip Advisor it bests to go to one of the local dive shops in Puerto Aventuras (about 5 min walk from DPA), as opposed to the ProDive on site at DPA. Prices are supposed to be much more reasonable. The are is known for cenote dives, which are huge underground caverns, and you don't need to have your advanced certification as they are not considered caves. Also, some of the best reef diving in Mexico is off the coast of Cozumel. Cozumel is about a 20 min ferry ride from Playa del Carmen (which is a 20 min drive from DPA). Most dives shops in the area will either take care of all the transportation, or even bring you out there themselves. But I have heard that it is totally worth it to dive there, so we are planning on it.

                 

                Feel free to ask away, I definitely did when I first made an appearance on here!

                 

                Allie 

                 

                Originally Posted by KatoeOSU 

                DPA Brides,

                My name is Katie and my fiancĀ©, James, and I just booked Dreams Puerto Aventuras for our Nov 10th, 2012 wedding. I'm so excited and getting even more excited after reading all the posts in this forum.

                 

                Thanks to everyone for the posts so far and I look forward to learning and sharing with you all next year thr my planning!

                 

                Im debating right now about using the photographers with the resort pkg or 3rd party ones... Any advice, what are others doing?

                 

                Anyone done any research on the golf or scuba diving near the resort? Also thinking of renting a boat/catamaran for a private excursion with guests so if you have any leads on marina rentals let me know.

                 

                Im just now booing with a travel agent and working on save the dates. Any unique save the date ideas for destinations?

                 

                Excited DPA bride from Michigan,

                Katie

                ce_fischer@yahoo.com

                 

                 

                 



                 



                #2538 kpelecha

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                  Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:29 AM

                  Hi everyone, my fiance and I are getting legally married on February 10, 2012.  the time has flown by and i am getting really excited.  i was wondering if it necessary to bring decorartions?  we have paid for the Dreams Ultimate Wedding package and i was wondering if other brides have had this package and were they happy with the resorts decorations.



                  #2539 Julie Carson

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                    Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:17 PM

                    Hi Everyone! I'm not much help on the legal part we are going to skip that do the legal part back at home afterwards. I'm also going to use the resort photographer with the pictures included in the dreams of love package. I hope it goes well! I'm not sure about decorations.....kpelecha the ultimate includes quite a bit doesn't it? Are you doing any kind of gifts for your guests? Another great source I have found is the facebook page for dreams puerto aventuras. Its updated daily and I was able to get the tour desk for the resort off there too. I've been email with them with activity suggestions. I'd like to make a suggested schedule for my guests of different tours and things to do and people can join in on the ones together they like. I want to keep organizing and coordinating once we get there to a minimum.



                    #2540 Allie2012

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                      Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:55 PM

                      Hi kpelecha, wow you must be getting so excited as your date is coming up so soon! We are also doing the ultimate wedding package which provides nice decorations for the wedding gazebo. Have you seen any pics of it with the decorations? As Julie Carson said the FB page for DPA has some great pics of recent weddings at Dreams. We have decided to bring down our own chair sashes, table runners and lanterns as additional decorations. Dreams charges $6 per chair sash, and I have found them online for $1.19 per sash! So even though we may have to pay a bit more to bring down an extra suitcase for the decorations, we will save more in the long run.

                       

                      Good luck with your planning :)

                       

                      Originally Posted by kpelecha 

                      Hi everyone, my fiance and I are getting legally married on February 10, 2012.  the time has flown by and i am getting really excited.  i was wondering if it necessary to bring decorartions?  we have paid for the Dreams Ultimate Wedding package and i was wondering if other brides have had this package and were they happy with the resorts decorations.



                       






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