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#891 lp579

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    Posted 03 May 2009 - 01:39 PM

    Thanks GinalynL! I'm sure things will calm down before your day!! My FI uncle is at DPA right now as he was already in Mexico before our flights were cancelled and he says everything is fine there! They have no cases of this flu in that region, so if you can go, go! Wish you all the best!

    #892 MonicaC

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      Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:58 PM

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      Originally Posted by GinalynL
      I'm so sorry that you had to cancel your wedding. This whole thing just sucks! Good luck with your wedding plans, I know everything will work itself out!

      Since our wedding isn't until June FI and I are going to wait it out a few more weeks to see if all this hype calms down. Sigh...
      Hello, I am the week after you (6/24). I am waiting it out as well....I am a pharmacist who works in a clinic where we have sick visits every morning and my fiance is a physician, so we are exposed to stuff all the time! This is a very similar strain of flu (influenza A H1N1) that we have seen all year....anyway, I am not worried about getting sick, etc, I am worried that they might suspend travel. Gina, have you s/w Jacy yet to find out what they can do?

      #893 jlizabethm

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        Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:16 PM

        I wrote Jacy an email on Tuesday of last week asking her for a hotel statement in regards to the swine flu issue and she did not respond. If anyone hears from her, please let us all know. I'm surprised she didn't respond. It looks like things are dying down with all of this, so that's great news!

        #894 barefootbeachbride

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          Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:45 PM

          My heart goes out to all of you I was going to be a 2010 DPA bride but changed my venue closer to home so more of my family and friends could attend. I wish you all the best, and it will work out, you will still have the gorgeous wedding of your dreams, no matter where you go...~Hugs~

          #895 AlliMay

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            Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:57 AM

            I am definitely sending positive vibes to all the brides who have had to postpone / move due to the current situation in Mexico...I wish you all a wonderful wedding, regardless of your location :)

            Monica--thanks for your insight on this virus...good to know!

            Since I am over 2 months out, we are still very hopeful that everything will calm down and we can get married at DPA as planned...however a couple of our guests who are over 60 are looking to possibly cancel anyway, so we will see.

            Best of Luck to everyone!!

            #896 Bianca

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              Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:46 PM

              16 days til we leave for DPA!!! I have only had 2 people cancel on us. They were my only friends going and basically everyone else is family. I'm not really down about it, I just have to move forward. I have so much stuff that needs to get done!
              19 adults/3 children with flights booked! 10 rooms booked!
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              #897 Ginalyn

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                Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:01 PM

                Bianca you are sooo close! Glad do to hear you are going forward with your wedding. Woohoo! We had 3 people cancel on us today, (sort of pissed they didn't wait it out a bit) but they're probably going to be the only ones cancelling.

                #898 jlizabethm

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                  Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:25 PM

                  Hi girls - first off that's great that most of you are moving forward and keeping your wedding plans. No need to go and make a lot of changes until you absolutely would have to and things really are looking up with this whole deal.

                  I just met a great person online who just got married at DPA and she was sooo kind to answer some of my questions about her wedding. She was very happy with everything! See the Q&A's below (it's long and detailed, sorry..) Enjoy!

                  The Ultimate package was for a 1 hour cocktail party and then the dinner reception. I did have the waitstaff getting us drinks for the dinner but for some reason they just had champagne at the cocktail party. It wasn't bad because the bar was not far and we were all walking around taking pictures. We talked with the GM after the wedding and they have taken care of us about the little issues that came up. :)

                  Let me answer your questions below...

                  When is the photographer around? With the Ulimate package, you get them for 1 1/2 hrs. You cannot break it up and have them do 30 mins here and then take a break and have them do 30 mins there. I had them start with me walking to the ceremony and through the cocktail party. They also took a few pics once we got in the restaurant for the reception
                  Before Ceramony - How long? I didn't have them before the ceremony...my sister was in charge of taking those pics
                  During Ceramony and after? How long? We had 30 mins for the ceremony and then the hour long cocktail party. While every one was drinking and mingling we took pictures by ourselves and with our famiy. The took pics in the gazebo and then down by the lagoon. They turned out AWESOME!
                  During Reception? How long? We did not pay extra to have them take pics during the reception.
                  Did you give him a list of poses you wanted to be sure to get? I hope he'll be there about an hour before the actual wedding to take pictures beforehand... I didn't give him a list and if I would have, I would have remembered to have a picture taken of just me and mom! I totally forgot! HA! They have great ideas for shots of you with your husband, but make sure to have ideas for group shots and who you want in them.
                  When did you sit down with him/her to look at photos? We were supposed to be able to look at them the next day but they took over 400 pics and needed more time. We looked at them on Monday (we got married on Friday) and they delivered them to us Tuesday at the resort we stayed at further up towards Playa for our honeymoon. One thing I did not know was all the pictures are 5x7's. On one hand, that is great because you don't have to pay to get larger pics done, but then I have all these extra 5x7's because you can only frame so many!
                  When you pick out 50, what does that mean? You get 50 printed photos or 50 digital on a CD? You get 50 printed photos, all 5x7's, that you choose from what they take. They have all the pics they take, then they have another folder with 'special' pics - black and whites, etc. Then there is another folder with more special shots. It was worth the extra money to get all of them...I have printed out so many pics. People can't believe how good they turned out. It is my favorite part!
                  Did you get a CD too with those pictures? see above
                  Did he take more than 50 photos and then you realized you wanted to pay extra to have them? How much extra, what did you pay? see above

                  The DVD is really cute....we didn't give them a lot of input as to what to video but they are open if you have ideas. It is not 30 mins though...more like 15 mins....Just highlights. But I really love it!

                  Any extra suggestions....
                  *Bring your own goggles & flippers if you have them. They only rent them to you for free one hour a day.
                  *You don't need much as far as decorations, depending on where you have the reception. (We lucked out that El Patio is closed on Fridays so we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. It was so neat.) I brought some little candles, little confetti to throw on the tables and little floppy centerpieces. You can see them in the pics. Don't go to much trouble...
                  *Don't miss the live band by the beach on Friday nights. That was a blast! We were leaving the reception to head to the disco and got to enjoy that for a while. It was so much fun!
                  *Definitely shop in the gift shop. Their prices are so reasonable! Not what you expect for a resort gift shop....
                  *It was exceptionally windy while we were there. Think about that when deciding what to do with your hair :)
                  *Do NOT get hammered the night before your wedding and invite everyone at the bar to your wedding....ha ha ha ha

                  #899 aaronsgirl

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                    Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:44 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by jlizabethm
                    Hi girls - first off that's great that most of you are moving forward and keeping your wedding plans. No need to go and make a lot of changes until you absolutely would have to and things really are looking up with this whole deal.

                    I just met a great person online who just got married at DPA and she was sooo kind to answer some of my questions about her wedding. She was very happy with everything! See the Q&A's below (it's long and detailed, sorry..) Enjoy!

                    The Ultimate package was for a 1 hour cocktail party and then the dinner reception. I did have the waitstaff getting us drinks for the dinner but for some reason they just had champagne at the cocktail party. It wasn't bad because the bar was not far and we were all walking around taking pictures. We talked with the GM after the wedding and they have taken care of us about the little issues that came up. :)

                    Let me answer your questions below...

                    When is the photographer around? With the Ulimate package, you get them for 1 1/2 hrs. You cannot break it up and have them do 30 mins here and then take a break and have them do 30 mins there. I had them start with me walking to the ceremony and through the cocktail party. They also took a few pics once we got in the restaurant for the reception
                    Before Ceramony - How long? I didn't have them before the ceremony...my sister was in charge of taking those pics
                    During Ceramony and after? How long? We had 30 mins for the ceremony and then the hour long cocktail party. While every one was drinking and mingling we took pictures by ourselves and with our famiy. The took pics in the gazebo and then down by the lagoon. They turned out AWESOME!
                    During Reception? How long? We did not pay extra to have them take pics during the reception.
                    Did you give him a list of poses you wanted to be sure to get? I hope he'll be there about an hour before the actual wedding to take pictures beforehand... I didn't give him a list and if I would have, I would have remembered to have a picture taken of just me and mom! I totally forgot! HA! They have great ideas for shots of you with your husband, but make sure to have ideas for group shots and who you want in them.
                    When did you sit down with him/her to look at photos? We were supposed to be able to look at them the next day but they took over 400 pics and needed more time. We looked at them on Monday (we got married on Friday) and they delivered them to us Tuesday at the resort we stayed at further up towards Playa for our honeymoon. One thing I did not know was all the pictures are 5x7's. On one hand, that is great because you don't have to pay to get larger pics done, but then I have all these extra 5x7's because you can only frame so many!
                    When you pick out 50, what does that mean? You get 50 printed photos or 50 digital on a CD? You get 50 printed photos, all 5x7's, that you choose from what they take. They have all the pics they take, then they have another folder with 'special' pics - black and whites, etc. Then there is another folder with more special shots. It was worth the extra money to get all of them...I have printed out so many pics. People can't believe how good they turned out. It is my favorite part!
                    Did you get a CD too with those pictures? see above
                    Did he take more than 50 photos and then you realized you wanted to pay extra to have them? How much extra, what did you pay? see above

                    The DVD is really cute....we didn't give them a lot of input as to what to video but they are open if you have ideas. It is not 30 mins though...more like 15 mins....Just highlights. But I really love it!

                    Any extra suggestions....
                    *Bring your own goggles & flippers if you have them. They only rent them to you for free one hour a day.
                    *You don't need much as far as decorations, depending on where you have the reception. (We lucked out that El Patio is closed on Fridays so we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. It was so neat.) I brought some little candles, little confetti to throw on the tables and little floppy centerpieces. You can see them in the pics. Don't go to much trouble...
                    *Don't miss the live band by the beach on Friday nights. That was a blast! We were leaving the reception to head to the disco and got to enjoy that for a while. It was so much fun!
                    *Definitely shop in the gift shop. Their prices are so reasonable! Not what you expect for a resort gift shop....
                    *It was exceptionally windy while we were there. Think about that when deciding what to do with your hair :)
                    *Do NOT get hammered the night before your wedding and invite everyone at the bar to your wedding....ha ha ha ha
                    Thanks for sharing! Do you think she would mind if you shared her pictures?

                    #900 marryinghimagain

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                      Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:02 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by jlizabethm
                      Hi girls - first off that's great that most of you are moving forward and keeping your wedding plans. No need to go and make a lot of changes until you absolutely would have to and things really are looking up with this whole deal.

                      I just met a great person online who just got married at DPA and she was sooo kind to answer some of my questions about her wedding. She was very happy with everything! See the Q&A's below (it's long and detailed, sorry..) Enjoy!

                      The Ultimate package was for a 1 hour cocktail party and then the dinner reception. I did have the waitstaff getting us drinks for the dinner but for some reason they just had champagne at the cocktail party. It wasn't bad because the bar was not far and we were all walking around taking pictures. We talked with the GM after the wedding and they have taken care of us about the little issues that came up. :)

                      Let me answer your questions below...

                      When is the photographer around? With the Ulimate package, you get them for 1 1/2 hrs. You cannot break it up and have them do 30 mins here and then take a break and have them do 30 mins there. I had them start with me walking to the ceremony and through the cocktail party. They also took a few pics once we got in the restaurant for the reception
                      Before Ceramony - How long? I didn't have them before the ceremony...my sister was in charge of taking those pics
                      During Ceramony and after? How long? We had 30 mins for the ceremony and then the hour long cocktail party. While every one was drinking and mingling we took pictures by ourselves and with our famiy. The took pics in the gazebo and then down by the lagoon. They turned out AWESOME!
                      During Reception? How long? We did not pay extra to have them take pics during the reception.
                      Did you give him a list of poses you wanted to be sure to get? I hope he'll be there about an hour before the actual wedding to take pictures beforehand... I didn't give him a list and if I would have, I would have remembered to have a picture taken of just me and mom! I totally forgot! HA! They have great ideas for shots of you with your husband, but make sure to have ideas for group shots and who you want in them.
                      When did you sit down with him/her to look at photos? We were supposed to be able to look at them the next day but they took over 400 pics and needed more time. We looked at them on Monday (we got married on Friday) and they delivered them to us Tuesday at the resort we stayed at further up towards Playa for our honeymoon. One thing I did not know was all the pictures are 5x7's. On one hand, that is great because you don't have to pay to get larger pics done, but then I have all these extra 5x7's because you can only frame so many!
                      When you pick out 50, what does that mean? You get 50 printed photos or 50 digital on a CD? You get 50 printed photos, all 5x7's, that you choose from what they take. They have all the pics they take, then they have another folder with 'special' pics - black and whites, etc. Then there is another folder with more special shots. It was worth the extra money to get all of them...I have printed out so many pics. People can't believe how good they turned out. It is my favorite part!
                      Did you get a CD too with those pictures? see above
                      Did he take more than 50 photos and then you realized you wanted to pay extra to have them? How much extra, what did you pay? see above

                      The DVD is really cute....we didn't give them a lot of input as to what to video but they are open if you have ideas. It is not 30 mins though...more like 15 mins....Just highlights. But I really love it!

                      Any extra suggestions....
                      *Bring your own goggles & flippers if you have them. They only rent them to you for free one hour a day.
                      *You don't need much as far as decorations, depending on where you have the reception. (We lucked out that El Patio is closed on Fridays so we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. It was so neat.) I brought some little candles, little confetti to throw on the tables and little floppy centerpieces. You can see them in the pics. Don't go to much trouble...
                      *Don't miss the live band by the beach on Friday nights. That was a blast! We were leaving the reception to head to the disco and got to enjoy that for a while. It was so much fun!
                      *Definitely shop in the gift shop. Their prices are so reasonable! Not what you expect for a resort gift shop....
                      *It was exceptionally windy while we were there. Think about that when deciding what to do with your hair :)
                      *Do NOT get hammered the night before your wedding and invite everyone at the bar to your wedding....ha ha ha ha
                      Thank you so much for sharing with us. It is so wonderful to hear something from a bride who has returned. Maybe you can "encourage" her to come to this board and share more with us. We all seem to be hungry for first-hand info.




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