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Hi Nancy,


GREAT review and congrats! I was starting to wonder if renting out the SSG was a good idea and you just put my worries at ease.


To place pictures, there is a picture button.. its two icons left to the paperclip in the reply box (at the bottom of the page where you write your messages).  Hope that helps, you just choose the files you want and it uploads. Can't wait to see them :)


I do have a question about the SSG, did you get kicked out at 11? And did they serve almost right away? I'm worried about not having time to dance the night away... :)


Otherwise, i'm so happy you  had a wonderful wedding !


- Dana

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Congrats Nancy!!

Originally Posted by chanelo View Post

Hi Dolfinluck! I saw some of your previous posts including your wedding review - your wedding looked beautiful! I have already stolen your lanterns and chinese umbrella ideas! In relation to your post above regarding going with the free package and adding on what I want - what is the cost person for dinner if you do that? :) I'm kinda paranoid that there are going to be hidden costs everywhere :(

I believe the silver dinner is $30 pp plus tax and gold is $35 and this is a private dinner.  We also had to pay $3 pp plus tax for bar service for the beach.  They werent bad with hidden fees.  the only thing that really popped up for us when we were down there was the extra $3, I heard about this on this forum before hand but wasnt sure.  In the end it really didnt bother us as we only had 14 ppl so it wasnt that much money.

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Dana...you rock!  Once I get home tonight, I will try to upload a few of the many pictures Francisco took!  Thanks for the help! 


As for the SSG, we ended up leaving before 11 pm (I think around 10:00 - 10:30), because the boys were exhausted and the rest of our group was older and ready to turn in.  They may have let us stay later...tips go a loooonnnng way in getting extra service, so you may be ok.  They were so good to each and everyone of us that it was tough leaving that place after two weeks. 


Thanks dolfinluck!  The chocolate starfish were amazing!!!  :)

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Thanks Dolfinluck :) I'm still waiting for a reply from Tiara but at least I have a ton of information from you ladies here now! it'll save me asking so many time consuming questions :) thank you all and congratulations Nancy!

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I am new to this website and I am waiting for confirmation of my wedding date from DLR.  It is a but far from now, it is in July 2012 but I love to hear suggestions and maybe get some insight from you gals.  I have been reading the forum and a lot of helpful information has been discussed.  I want a gazebo wedding with a ballroom reception.  If you have any information you can send me please forward it to noemimgonzalez@gmail.com


thank you and hope to keep in touch with you ladies =)

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Thanks to Dana, for showing me where the insert image button is!  :)


Here you go, some of the 397 pictures from HDC:






Hubby and the boys before the ceremony:




On our deck, overlooking the Preferred Pool and Bar:




Boys walking me over the bridge & down the aisle to the gazebo:




The gazebo:




Champagne toast after the ceremony:



Our new family, just beyond the gazebo (you can see it in the background):



The SSG deck set up for our reception:



The head table - Yanna made the suggestion to have us at a rectangular table so we could see all of our guests.  I hadn't thought of that, so this was definitely much nicer:



Our photo shoot with Francisco:









On the Pier:



At the Infinity Pool:







On the beach:







And, our cake and SSG at night (family pictures - not from HDC)  :)


Nancy and Jason 156.jpg

Nancy and Jason 176.jpg


Sorry for the onslaught of pictures...I just couldn't stop once Dana showed me how to post them!  If anyone has any questions, ask away and I will answer them to the best of my ability.


Thanks again for the well wishes and the endless ideas, tips and advice!  I could NEVER have done this without each of you on this forum. 




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Sorry Dana, I didn't answer your question about whether they served dinner right away...yes they did.  They started with our appetizers almost as soon as everyone got seated and it just kept coming.  Drinks and food were a never ending supply...


You should have plenty of time for dancing...we didn't have a bunch of speeches, just a few quick words (and some jokes told by the kids!), so you may want to factor in some time for those if you have them. 


Once dinner was over, we pretty much started dancing after that...hope this helps!



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