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#2781 Candi16

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    Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

    Originally Posted by LindsayR 

    Hi Candi!

     

    Congrats!! I'm getting married at DPA in June and visited the resort last year. I looove it there. When I was down there I saw four weddings. I was told that all the brides used the hair and makeup from the resort and they all looked fabulous. Also, I have booked an outside photographer for the wedding. If you are looking for a photographer please look into Gonzalo Nunez. He takes amazing photos and is VERY reasonably priced! He also is extremely nice and gets back to you in emails very quickly! Good luck with your wedding planning!!!

     

    Yay!  So excited for Lindsay and Michelle...this is such a fun time for all of us!!

     

    Glad to hear that the previous bride's you've seen look fab!  Like I said, I'm getting anxiety but all in all I think after a trial run it'll all be fine.  Any idea how much in advance I should schedule the appointments?  Obviously I have time but curious how many months or weeks you suggest?

     

    Yes, I've also read that we can change/substitute some of our options on the Gold package to suit our needs.  My FI and I have bombarded poor Jacki with tons of questions about this kind of stuff and she's super responsive and pretty much OK with whatever.  We're definitely keeping our cocktail hour but I've read that if you want a longer reception to forego it and add it to the end.  Makes sense since there are all the bars your guests can chill at while you do your pictures.  We're not spending the money on a DJ/dance floor since we'll have at most 25 guests and instead plan on just bringing our ipod with a playlist and using their speakers.  We feel like a sit down intimate dinner with music will suffice and then afterwards just hang out at the bars.  Part of the reason we choose DW was so we still had the wedding experience but don't find it completely necessary to have the full wedding reception that we would have it were at home if that makes sense.

     

    The one thing we do plan on spending a little more $ on is the photographs as well!!  Thanks for the recommendation Lindsay, we'll definitley look into Gonzalo!  We literally just started looking this week and are interested in

    http://www.mandjphoto.com/ and http://momentsthatma...photography.com

     

    I've read that we can get a credit for the resort photographer if we use someone outside as well.  That being said, I think it's a couple hundred dollars which is a fraction of what it actually costs but oh well...we really love pictures and cannot fathom skimping on those!

     

    Please keep me posted on everything else you ladies are thinking of doing, not doing, unsure about...I'm super excited to no longer feel like I'm doing this alone! :-)



    #2782 ChelseyB

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      Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

      i'm so glad ladies have started posting on here again.  it seemed like noone was posting for a while.  My wedding is about 65 days away now!  May 4, 2013.  We are trying to pin down the details now.  Such as where to have the reception.  For those of you who had made that decision or have visited, what have you decided.  We have a pretty large group joining us, about 50, so that may limit my choices a bit. 

       

      I am also curious about what decorations come with the packages.   in the wedding pictures, everything is set up so beautifully and i'm just curious if the brides brought alot of that themselves or if it is just provided.  if anyone has info on that, let me know. 

       

      I have decided to use the resort photographer. i looked at their pictures and i'm pretty happy with them and the price seems great. 

       

      Chelsey



      #2783 Timothea

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        Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

        Does anyone have any suggestions, comments, or ecommendations when it comes to the food offered for dinner or cocktail hour?

        #2784 ChelseyB

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          Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

          Originally Posted by jrack 

          I would also love some sizing info and on what is included (and what types of extra decorations brides will have to bring).

          i have asked Jacki the same info and have not gotten an answer yet.  does anyone know anything about this yet?



          #2785 jrack

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            Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:29 PM

            Yea, I am just about to book for Jan 2014..but I kinda want to know before hand of extra costs..



            #2786 LindsayR

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              Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

              As far as what is included and what is not...from what I have understood Jacki does add a few decorations (flowers on the head table and small things like that) but everything else is either brought down there from the Brides or the resort charges you a CRAZY amount of money to rent the items. I keep going back and forth about this myself! I can't decide if its worth the money to not have to take everything with you or not!

               

              Jacki quoted me $6 per chair sash and $25-30 per table overlay. She also quoted me anywhere from $25 for a simple vase with limes and candles to over $150 per vase of flowers plus 11% tax. I wish I knew if I could get cheaper prices on good quality items in Playa Del Carmen!

               

              I just hate the fact that everything that is not included in the package is sooo expensive! But that is the wedding business, I suppose!



              #2787 bluelenscaribe

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                Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

                Hi Brides!!!

                 

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                #2788 jrack

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                  Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:48 AM

                  Originally Posted by LindsayR 

                  As far as what is included and what is not...from what I have understood Jacki does add a few decorations (flowers on the head table and small things like that) but everything else is either brought down there from the Brides or the resort charges you a CRAZY amount of money to rent the items. I keep going back and forth about this myself! I can't decide if its worth the money to not have to take everything with you or not!

                   

                  Jacki quoted me $6 per chair sash and $25-30 per table overlay. She also quoted me anywhere from $25 for a simple vase with limes and candles to over $150 per vase of flowers plus 11% tax. I wish I knew if I could get cheaper prices on good quality items in Playa Del Carmen!

                   

                  I just hate the fact that everything that is not included in the package is sooo expensive! But that is the wedding business, I suppose!

                  Thanks for this breakdown...gives me an idea of what to expect.



                  #2789 jrack

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                    Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

                    Does anyone have all of the pdf's to share from Dreams Puerto Aventura? I've been looking through this whole thread trying to find them, and it's taking me forever! 



                    #2790 Timothea

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                      Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

                      I just got these 2 documents yesterday from Jacki at the resort, thought they might be useful for others.

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      The plan really helped me think of things I need to get done.

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