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we have the same wedding date! yay!

our wedding date was scheduled for this year July 1 but we got a house so we decided to push it back a year and save for the wedding we want. i'm always looking for ideas, especially on this site. i'm a little obsessed!

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hello, everyone..i am getting married march 17 2011 at dreams punta cana..can anyone give me any advice...or info about the resort...i am so excited..any help would be appreciated...max
Check the Dominican Republic section for the Dreams PC thread. Everything you're looking for will be on it.

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Hi Everyone :)

 

I'm a January 11th 2011 bride. We originally were going to get married at the Gran Bahia Cayo Levantado in Samana, DR in Nov of 2010...but... we visited the place and decided we would never go back...not to mention it was very rainy.

 

We have not decided on Varadero, Cuba (Iberostar Varadero) I think.... I'm still working on the actual location.

 

I have my dress and my wedding photographer but I just want to plan it all RIGHT NOW!

 

I wish I could go down to the resort to check it out but we used our Research and Development trip on DR....good thing we did!

 

Love this tread! Now I can vent about the wait to people who understand :)

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We're getting married on January 6, 2011 so I completely understand, Darcat!

My travel agent keeps having to remind me that he can't get flights yet so I stop pushing him for info, lol.

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Congrats to all you 2011 brides:) Im a 2011 bride aswell, and I can't wait for the big day! (I think im going nuts because I don't remember if I posted this before) LOL. Just getting together the STD's, im having them perforated with an rsvp side, that way whom ever replies that they are attending will receive a formal invite (save some money on this part). Has anyone purchased their dress already? Im going to a blow out sale to try my luck. Well ladies have a good night, and happy planning!! :)

Yep I definitely have my dress already, I don't think you can really get it too early!

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I am also on the weight loss band wagon. I only want to lose about 15-18 pounds, so hopefully it will not be that much of a struggle. Plus, if I lose a little weight before the dress shopping I can save some $$ in alterations

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Was dreams punta cana previously sunscape? I think I remember reading something that they remodeled to be a dreams resort. If so, I was there before it was dreams on vaca in March 2007. It was a gorgeous resort. I did see a wedding party taking photos when I was there and it was absolutely beautiful. Beach was great, quality of food, service and rooms (we just stayed in the basic room, I think all have balconies or terraces) was top notch.

 

For anyone traveling to the DR, I would reccomend booking some type of organized shuttle transportation in advance instead of getting a taxi at the airport. It's a long ride through some not so great areas. Especially with the recent eathquakes in haiti, you don't want to take any chances. Also, I would strongly reccomend any guests to not rent a car to drive to the resort. Advice from my coworker before I went there - her brother's wife is from the DR. I can give you more details if you want. Not trying to scare you, just an important piece of info to keep in mind since you and your guests will be travelling there.

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My previous post I was trying to respond to love88... lol I'm new and haven't quite figured out how to quote someone in my reply yet.

 

BTW - I'm Sarah and a 2011 bride! We're looking at a couple places in the Riviera Maya for (hopefully) May 14th 2011. I'm actually headed to mexico in 2 weeks to check out my top 2 picks: Valentin Imperial Maya and Dreams Riviera Cancun. SO I can definitely provide some good feedback on these two resorts as of Feb 6th!

 

The big question on my mind lately is when to buy a dress? What are all you 2011 brides thinking of looking/buying? Or have you already? Short or long? I want to go with a beach ceremony, so I'm thining something tea-length... But I don't know if I should order something online or try to find short dresses at local shops? Any advice, or am I thinking about the dress way too early? I'm so sick of resort research, I've moved on to the next thing

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My previous post I was trying to respond to love88... lol I'm new and haven't quite figured out how to quote someone in my reply yet.
At the bottom right of that person's post, click "Quote"

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The big question on my mind lately is when to buy a dress? What are all you 2011 brides thinking of looking/buying? Or have you already? Short or long? I want to go with a beach ceremony, so I'm thining something tea-length... But I don't know if I should order something online or try to find short dresses at local shops? Any advice, or am I thinking about the dress way too early? I'm so sick of resort research, I've moved on to the next thing
I already have my dress. It's long... I tried on some shorter one's and I am only 5'3", so that didn't work out so well. I looked like a little person for sure, if I were wearing heels it would be different. I went to a local shop and asked if they had any destination gowns, they had a ton! Bought one right off the rack... it fit perfectly. Now I have to work out for 13 more months to stay this exact size, haha!!

I got sick of the resort search. Glad I finally settled on one! FI kind of put his foot down and said pick one already. He loved Dreams PA (which was Sunscape before, IDK about Dreams PC) and I didn also, so that settled it. Good luck!

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