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#2131 star18

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    Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:49 PM



    Originally Posted by Dreams2011 

    It took about 1h 30min for hair & makeup.



    Thanks for the info! :)



    #2132 JenRob

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      Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:56 AM

      Does anyone know if they do more than one wedding a day?



      #2133 b gardner

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        Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:35 AM

        They do more than one wedding a day, pick weather you want to be on seaside or oceana side for your wedding as soon as possible, by the time I figured that out it was too late, however we had to get married on oceana side and I loved it like that!  When we left the ceremony we had to walk past the bar and they had drinks ready for all of us which was a great addition and surprise as we didn't plan that! 

        Also ladies my computer hasnt been working properly so I don't want to do my full review on the resort till I get the new cord as typing on my cell for that long is a pain! But my guests loved the resort we had a blast and I have almost nothing bad to say just a few minor things which I will write in the review! 

        Saraben2011 your wedding looked wonderful, hope it was a wonderful day! How did you like yelapa?



        #2134 BrideFeb132012

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          Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:58 PM

          We are getting married Feb 13th I need your help with the timeframe for the events, please let me know if the times I picked will work or if I should make some adjustments to accomodate my guests

          hair: 11am

          ceremony at the gazebo: 3pm

          reception Las Palmas Terrace: 6pm

           

          Also I need some insite about the reception we are going with the paradise package and adding on the reception 47 guests at 45$ each... however Fatima said that we would only have 2hrs of bar service does that mean we have to leave the terrace at 8pm or we can stay without being served drinks. Seems like alot of money to spend for only 2hrs when I was hoping we could stay there drink, dance and celebrate! Please help?!?!?!?!?

           

          As for the cake and champange after the ceremony I have to spend extra for all the guests is it worth it?

           

          Also the flowers is it easy and cheaper to order off the resort?

           

          Thanks,

          Heather

           

           

           



          #2135 SarahBen2011

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            Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:37 AM

            b gardner - Yelapa was just amazing.  Such a cute town and the place we stayed - Verana was UNREAL.  So beautiful!

             

            BrideFeb132012 - Hey Heather!  What time are you starting to take pictures with your photographer?  This was our timeframe:

             

            I did Hair at 11 and Make-up at 12.  Then we had enough time to eat something in the room before the photographer came at 3 to take pictures.  Our ceremony was at 4:30 / Reception at 6:30

             

            So if you're taking pictures beforehand you might want to move your hair appointment up a bit?

             

            What are you planning on doing from 3:30 - 6?  A cocktail hour or just have your guests do their own thing at the bar?  We did the latter, but we only had about an hour between the ceremony and reception.

             

            That's really strange that Fatima said you only get 2 hours of bar service.  It should be 3!  They do kick you out of the terrace at 10:30 no matter what.  I'm sure you can pay more to stay the full 4 hours (6 - 10).

             

            We paid extra to have champagne right after our ceremony ended on the beach.  Then we all toasted in a picture.  I liked that better than having champagne during the speeches and all the guests liked the touch :-)

             

            We paid extra for cake and it was NOT worth it.  The other buffet desserts were much better.  But, it was nice to have that cake cutting picture.

             

            We did flowers through the resort.  If you keep it simple they are somewhat resonably priced.

             

            Good luck! 

             

             



            #2136 mllek1986

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              Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:38 PM


              Hi Heather,

              Here is our day of timeline, hope it helps:

               

               

               

               

              For the reception: I also find it weird that Fatima quoted you only 2 hours, it should be 3 I thought. I doubt they would kick you out after the two hours but you never know. I would ask Fatima and if she says you're ok until 10:30 then I would print off that email and stash it in your wedding day purse for that day so you have proof if anyone tries to kick your group out.

              We are paying for an extra hour of bar service ($15 per person) so we can stay until 10:30 as well, it is a lot of money but we figured what the heck!

               

              For the cake: We are spending extra on the cake because we wanted a different flavour and a certain look, I think the total to upgrade to our cake from Charme Reposteria (the baker they use outside of Dreams) was $150 and we chose to have an almond cake with amaretto filling. Fatima also advised that when they take the cake away you can either have it sent to your room or to the kitchen and they will serve it to you and your guests throughout the week at whichever restaurant, you just have to ask for it.


              For the champagne: We have the ultimate package so have champagne for 20 ppl included. Our wedding party is large (14 ppl) so we decided to just have the champagne for the head table then the rest of the guests can toast with wine or our signature martini that will be passed around right before speeches. I personally think $6 a glass is way too much and I know a lot of my friends don't even really enjoy champagne anyways so this was the smarter choice for us.

              Originally Posted by BrideFeb132012 

              We are getting married Feb 13th I need your help with the timeframe for the events, please let me know if the times I picked will work or if I should make some adjustments to accomodate my guests

              hair: 11am

              ceremony at the gazebo: 3pm

              reception Las Palmas Terrace: 6pm

               

              Also I need some insite about the reception we are going with the paradise package and adding on the reception 47 guests at 45$ each... however Fatima said that we would only have 2hrs of bar service does that mean we have to leave the terrace at 8pm or we can stay without being served drinks. Seems like alot of money to spend for only 2hrs when I was hoping we could stay there drink, dance and celebrate! Please help?!?!?!?!?

               

              As for the cake and champange after the ceremony I have to spend extra for all the guests is it worth it?

               

              Also the flowers is it easy and cheaper to order off the resort?

               

              Thanks,

              Heather

               

               

               



               

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              #2137 BrideFeb132012

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                Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

                Thanks Ladies! Fatima said the reason my reception would be from 6 to 8 is because I am going with the paradise package and it only includes 2hrs of bar service, if I was to upgrade packages I would get 3hrs. But my sister is our photographer therefore, it is cheaper for us not to upgrade because my other extras including paying for addtional guests for the reception only adds up to $900 instead of paying $2199.00 for the upgraded package. If they let us stay on the terrace until 10:30 I would be happy as long as a bar is close to get drinks after the 2hrs. But paying for only 2hrs seems like a waste. I asked Fatima what we would do when the reception ends she said we could have a bonfire or go to the sports bar.  

                 

                Mllek I am not able to see your timeline it wont open for me:(

                 

                Most of our guests will be involved with the pictures and the rest can go to a bar or do whatever until the reception.

                 

                I am hoping that we can just extend the time when we are there but if we cant then not sure if I want to go ahead with the reception.. stressing me out a little lol

                 

                What did you do for music at your reception and did you rent their sound system at the ceremony?

                Are extra lights for the reception necessary?

                 

                Thanks again for your comments and help!!

                 

                 



                #2138 mllek1986

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                  Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:18 AM

                  Here you go:

                  8:30am 

                  • Yoga on the beach with bridesmaids

                  9:30am

                  • Breakfast with Parents
                  • Colin to provide Jon with Tip Money for Wait Staff/Bartender ($20 per server (4-5 Servers) + extra for outstanding service)/DJ/Videographer/Photographer

                  10:45pm

                  • Spa: Hair (11:00am) – wear zip up/button up shirt

                  11:30am

                  • Photographer arrives for Bride getting ready in spa

                  12:00pm

                  • Spa: Make-up Application

                  1:00pm

                  • Meet with bridesmaids at room to finish getting ready
                  • Order room service for lunch with Bridesmaids
                  • Groom(smen) start getting ready

                  1:45pm

                  • Pre-wedding photography with groom(smen) (20 minutes)

                  2:15pm

                  • Videographers arrive for Bride and Groom getting ready
                  • Pre-wedding photography of Bride(smaids) getting ready (30 minutes)
                  • DJ arrives (possibly before – 90 minutes)
                  • Final walk through of ceremony and reception set-up (Lois)

                  2:45pm

                  • Bride gets dressed
                  • Photography of Bride(smaids) and parents

                  3:00pm

                  • Photography of Groom(smen) and parents

                  3:15pm           

                  • Guests arrive
                  • DJ begins pre-ceremony music
                  • Processional parties gather

                  3:30pm

                  • Ceremony starts (25 min)
                  • Grooms Processional
                  • Bridal Party Processional
                  • Bride/Father Processional

                  4:00pm

                  • Photography with immediate family (20 min)
                  • Photography with wedding party (20 min)
                  • Guests go to Rendez-Vous bar to relax for half an hour or can watch pictures

                   

                   

                  4:30pm/4:45pm

                  • Cocktail Hour begins (Location: Las Palmas)

                  5:30pm

                  • Group Photo (20 min)
                  • Bride/Groom Pictures (40min)
                  • Video
                  • Guests go to Rendez-Vous Bar for half an hour

                  6:25pm

                  • Guests take their place at Reception (Location: Seaside Beach)

                  6:30pm

                  • Bridal Party Entrance
                  • Bride/Groom Grand Entrance
                  • Reception begins

                  6:40pm

                  • Welcome to Guests, Blessing/Grace from Bride’s Father and Mother
                  • Dinner is served (6:45pm)

                  6:46pm

                  • SUNSET SCHEDULED to occur – picture op

                  7:15pm

                  • Toasts (Lois/Glen/Cam Welcome to Family Kate, Marg/Aurele Welcome to Family Colin, Maid/Matron of Honour, Best Man, Groom, Bride/Groom Thanks)

                  8:00pm

                  • Cake Cutting

                  8:15pm

                  • Special Dances (Bride/Groom, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Bridal Party/Parents)

                  9:15pm

                  • Bouquet toss
                  • Garter Removal/Toss

                  9:30pm

                  • Videographer is scheduled to leave

                  10:30pm

                  • Photographer is scheduled to leave
                  • Official end of reception per Dreams outdoor policy
                  • Celebration continues on to Desires Music Lounge

                   

                   

                  Quote:

                  Originally Posted by BrideFeb132012 

                  Thanks Ladies! Fatima said the reason my reception would be from 6 to 8 is because I am going with the paradise package and it only includes 2hrs of bar service, if I was to upgrade packages I would get 3hrs. But my sister is our photographer therefore, it is cheaper for us not to upgrade because my other extras including paying for addtional guests for the reception only adds up to $900 instead of paying $2199.00 for the upgraded package. If they let us stay on the terrace until 10:30 I would be happy as long as a bar is close to get drinks after the 2hrs. But paying for only 2hrs seems like a waste. I asked Fatima what we would do when the reception ends she said we could have a bonfire or go to the sports bar.  

                   

                  Mllek I am not able to see your timeline it wont open for me:(

                   

                  Most of our guests will be involved with the pictures and the rest can go to a bar or do whatever until the reception.

                   

                  I am hoping that we can just extend the time when we are there but if we cant then not sure if I want to go ahead with the reception.. stressing me out a little lol

                   

                  What did you do for music at your reception and did you rent their sound system at the ceremony?

                  Are extra lights for the reception necessary?

                   

                  Thanks again for your comments and help!!

                   

                   



                   



                  #2139 kerrib

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                    Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:24 PM

                    A word of advice: Order room service from the Spa while getting your hair/make-up done and tell them you're getting your in the spa getting ready for your wedding and what time/room you want it delivered to. We did this and as soon as we got back to our room it was there. Sometimes room service is scary quick and other times it can take a little bit. :)



                    #2140 LandS 2012

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                      Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:37 AM

                      Thanks so much for sharing your schedule!  My wedding is this upcoming November 3, 2012 and I am just now realizing how much I need to do and how many questions I have!  In regard to the wedding day schedule -- who is keeping everyone on that schedule?  Is it the Dreams wedding coord Deanne?  

                       

                      Oh!  And I LOVE the yoga on the beach in the morning.  I have thought about doing that too!!  :-)






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