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#401 J&MWedding

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    Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:51 PM

    Oh, that's good to know! Those amounts sound like about what we were thinking...
    Lauren, where did you get her flowers?
    ~jill~

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    #402 mayanbride78

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      Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:00 PM

      Decorations-----FYI: If you plan on stringing paper lanterns across your reception area (they have white) It will cost you $70 US!! That is, if you're having your reception dinner at Las Palmas terrace.
      ALso, if you want to borrow tall vases that will be $20 US each. I'm really surprised and think that's a cash grab....I'm bring my own centre pieces with me and am wondering if they're going to charge me for that too??! :)
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      #403 mayanbride78

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        Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:01 PM

        Oh yah and if you bring your own lanterns it's still $70US.
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        #404 autjo

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          Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:27 PM

          I asked about the decorations and Rebeca said as long as it was just centerpiece type stuff there was no charge to set up. Essentially they charge for anything that requires extra work outside of your package. For example, if you have the Ultimate Package they will put programs on the chairs at the ceremony since they are already setting them up and will set up simple table decorations since they already have to set the tables.

          #405 jmmercer

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            Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:36 PM

            For those ladies that have already been married at Dreams or even been there for a visit I am trying to get a feel for the two beach locations, Oceana and Seaside Beach (not sure which is the north and which is the south beach?), for the wedding ceremony. Does anyone have any input, recommendations, photos, etc? We are going to have ~70 people and wonder if one is a larger area, where the sun is going to set in Nov., better location for photos after the ceremony, etc. Did anyone choose beforehand or wait until on site and choose the week of your wedding?

            Also, has anyone had rose petals layed out on the walkway and if so do you recall the charge? Did anyone use a local florist as opposed to the flowers offered by Dreams? We are seriously thinking of going off site for cheaper floral centerpieces and bouquets.

            For those of you who had your reception at the Las Palmas Terrace, will the area comfortably fit 70 people (7 tables of 10) along with the cake table, stereo table and room enough to dance?

            Was anyone able to get a discount for mani/pedis and the spa for having mulitiple people?

            Many thanks ladies!!! =)

            Jaclyn
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            #406 KLila

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              Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:50 PM

              Hello Fellow Dreams PV brides.... Just got my slideshow in last night.

              Here it is....

              http://www.jc2photo.....yandrobwedding



              Kathy

              #407 1elephant

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                Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:46 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by J&MWedding
                Oh, that's good to know! Those amounts sound like about what we were thinking...
                Lauren, where did you get her flowers?
                just went to the concierge and asked them how we could send something to her. they have a book of flowers and other assorted gifts to send....

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by mayanbride78
                Oh yah and if you bring your own lanterns it's still $70US.
                there are already lights around the trees; it's pretty well lit. it's also a pain to hang the lanterns b/c the trees are REALLY tall w/ no branches and there's a pool in the way.

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jmmercer
                For those ladies that have already been married at Dreams or even been there for a visit I am trying to get a feel for the two beach locations, Oceana and Seaside Beach (not sure which is the north and which is the south beach?), for the wedding ceremony.
                i'm not sure about the beach locations - are you talking about the restaurants that the locations are near? if so, oceana is more private.

                Does anyone have any input, recommendations, photos, etc? We are going to have ~70 people and wonder if one is a larger area, where the sun is going to set in Nov., better location for photos after the ceremony, etc. Did anyone choose beforehand or wait until on site and choose the week of your wedding?

                Also, has anyone had rose petals layed out on the walkway and if so do you recall the charge? Did anyone use a local florist as opposed to the flowers offered by Dreams? We are seriously thinking of going off site for cheaper floral centerpieces and bouquets.

                the charge was extraordinary ($15/bag?) so we just brought fake petals with us. it was so much easier. got a few boxes of fakes at ikea, of all places...they didn't look real up close, but they were on the aisle runner, and no one was really looking directly at them. we used dreams; got my bouquet, 3 bm bouquets, 3 boutonni¨res, and 2 wrist corsages. not a huge amount of $, and delivered directly to us.


                For those of you who had your reception at the Las Palmas Terrace, will the area comfortably fit 70 people (7 tables of 10) along with the cake table, stereo table and room enough to dance?
                highly doubt it, without anyone falling into the pool. we had 30 and it was tight. i don't think they'll allow that many there anyway.

                Was anyone able to get a discount for mani/pedis and the spa for having mulitiple people?

                no, i tried. most of the guests got massages and other spa services, but if you don't fill the time slot, someone else will, so they don't care - you either get your stuff done there or you don't.

                Many thanks ladies!!! =)

                Jaclyn


                #408 autjo

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                  Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:46 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by KLila
                  Hello Fellow Dreams PV brides.... Just got my slideshow in last night.

                  Here it is....

                  http://www.jc2photo.....yandrobwedding



                  Kathy
                  Kathy - your wedding was gorgeous! Who did you use for the WC? I love the pics with the girls in wigs... we did that for my best friends bachelorette party and the pictures all came out so good. Congrats on everything looking sooooo beautiful :)

                  #409 J&MWedding

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                    Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:50 AM

                    Lauren, thanks for all your answers as usual! You are always helpful!

                    To everyone: I emailed Rebeca a list of the bar beverages to make a bar menu with, and she basically listed all the typical alcoholic drinks. I asked her about a signature wedding cocktail and she said that was fine to add too. (Lauren, I think you did this)
                    She didn't list beer and wine, but I'm assuming that is included....?
                    If so, does anyone know the list of the basic beer/wine?
                    I've been emailing her a lot (and I know that's her job) but I just thought I would ask you past brides instead of asking her again for such a little question. (I try to build up at least 4 questions before I email her and then email her all at once)

                    Thanks!
                    ~jill~

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                    #410 jmmercer

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                      Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:56 AM

                      Thanks Lauren for you quick response! Rebeca did say the Las Palmas Terrace could fit up to 80 people. I think we will just figure out which terrace and beach when we get there. Thanks again!
                      Jac




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