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Lovely Pictures, you make a beautiful bride :)  Thanks for the info...

 

this forum is truly amazing. Every time I start to worry about something, someone pops up and says...ooh it was great don't worry about it!! lol

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Thanks ladies...we really did have a GREAT time.  Very stress-free - just gave Yanna our decorations, our gift bags for the guests' rooms, favors, etc...and let her take care of the rest. 

 

Oh, and the breakfast in bed following the wedding is CRAZY...because we had the boys with us for the first week, we asked if we could do the breakfast in bed on the day after all of our guests and the boys went home and it was no problem.  We were asked at what time we would like to have it, we told Yanna and they came in with this huge spread of fresh fruit, omelettes, croissants, juice, champagne, coffee, etc...

 

All of you will be blown away by the amount of "surprises" in store for you at the resort...wedding couples have it made!  :)

 

Nancy

xo

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Love the review Nancy! You looked beautiful. Your beach pictures are lovely; we didn't make it to the beach until it was dark. :S

 

Dcairns: Don't worry about anything. DLR is amazing and everything will be great.

 

 

I've been writing my review on my home computer in quick snatches of time the last few nights. I hope to have it up by this weekend! Sorry it has taken so long!

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I'm sure I asked this question, or someone else did.

 

I'm onto the planning the music phase. I know i give the DJ a "play list'  But how long should that play list be for the guests to sit down... and how long is the "aisle" to the gazebo... How long should i splice the songs..

 

lol... if anyone understands me and knows... let me know

 

- Dana

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Hi Rikki,

 

Thanks...I'm glad we moved up the wedding; we had originally planned on having it at 4:30 but decided to move it to 4 pm so that we could have time to get beach shots in and some sunset pictures before it was too late.  Our last pictures were right at sunset, so we were just able to get them done and meet up with everyone at the SSG.  Wasn't Francisco a sweetheart?  I am so glad we went with HDC... 

 

Looking forward to your review; even though I'm all done with planning, it's always nice to hear how other brides felt about their wedding at DLR.  Your photos are gorgeous too...I showed them to one of my coworkers yesterday; your dress was so pretty, and we loved the flip flops!  :)

 

Nancy

 

Originally Posted by hermosahoops View Post

Love the review Nancy! You looked beautiful. Your beach pictures are lovely; we didn't make it to the beach until it was dark. :S

 

Dcairns: Don't worry about anything. DLR is amazing and everything will be great.

 

 

I've been writing my review on my home computer in quick snatches of time the last few nights. I hope to have it up by this weekend! Sorry it has taken so long!


Hi Nemo831,

 

Thanks!  I would highly recommend using HDC for your wedding...their package prices are great, and, depending on when you leave the resort after the wedding, you can get your pics almost immediately, review the disc they are on, make your choices and let them know (we did it via email), then a day later your photos are hand delivered to you at the resort.  The only extra fee you would pay is the day pass for the photographer, which is not very much money (I can't remember, but maybe it was $50).  They are very reliable and their work is really good!  Can't say enough good things about them... :)

 

I'm sure Tiara will get back to you soon...I could not believe how busy those ladies were until I got there and saw them work.  How they do it is beyond me.  

 

Nancy


 

Originally Posted by Nemo831 View Post

beautiful pics Nancy!!!! I am thinking of using HDC as well.  I am still waiting for Tiara to confirm my wedding wacko.gif Hopefully she gets back to me soon...


Hi Dana,

 

I'm going to assume you are talking about the ceremony and how long it will take to seat your guests there?  If so, since you've got at least 45 people going, it may take longer than it did to get our little group of 13 guests seated (didn't count the kids, Jay and I).  I think we had @ 4 songs, so about 14 minutes for seating music, because everyone just basically showed up around the same time I think (was still "hiding" in our room, waiting for Yanna to come and get me to bring me to the boys!).  You would probably want to do a few more songs than that...but, the DJ can always loop the music and play the songs again.  And we didn't do any instrumental or traditional wedding music (i.e. Wedding March); we chose a bunch of songs, and the kids helped too, which had special meaning to us, and it was so much fun. 

 

As for the "aisle", it is not a long walk; the song we chose was only a 3:37 min song, and that was fine, from what I recall (sorry, I was so blown away by the moment that I remember the song starting and the boys and I walking, but don't remember the song finishing!).  I believe the DJ waits for Yanna to give him the sign to start playing when the bride is just on the other side of the little bridge.  We had a 2nd song on that playlist just in case, but I don't remember hearing it.

 

Then, for walking down the aisle at the end of the ceremony, we had 2 songs chosen for that too.  That was a lot of fun and the DJ just played that after our champagne toast at the gazebo when Jay and I started coming down the aisle...we didn't walk all the way back because everyone then got their champagne too, and that was when we were able to greet all of our guests, give our hugs and kisses, and just enjoy the moment with everyone.  We probably could have had more music to play in the background, but it was good.  The DJ may have even been playing our seating music then, I really don't know.  :)

 

I'm not sure if I've helped you in the least, or made it more confusing for you...sorry!!!!  :)

 

Picking the music was a long process for us, especially since we didn't go the traditional route...but it was fun finding songs we could relate to that suited us and the way we felt. 

 

Nancy

 

Originally Posted by dcairns View Post

I'm sure I asked this question, or someone else did.

 

I'm onto the planning the music phase. I know i give the DJ a "play list'  But how long should that play list be for the guests to sit down... and how long is the "aisle" to the gazebo... How long should i splice the songs..

 

lol... if anyone understands me and knows... let me know

 

- Dana



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Hey,

 

When you say that you get to review the disc of your photos does that would be mean you need access to a computer? I know they probably have an Internet caffee but I'm just wondering if its just better to bring a laptop with us.

Also would anyone know if there is internet in all the rooms and if its included or do you have to pay daily for it?

 

Thanks alot

Ewa

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Nancy your pics and review were fantastic! Everytime someone posts their photos and experiences it stops the worrying and makes me feel so excited that we'll be in there in 4 months time.

 

Thank you again EVERYONE who posts on here for the inspiration and for making me realise I'm not the only one in a panic!

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Originally Posted by MissTaken View Post

 

Hey,

 

When you say that you get to review the disc of your photos does that would be mean you need access to a computer? I know they probably have an Internet caffee but I'm just wondering if its just better to bring a laptop with us.

Also would anyone know if there is internet in all the rooms and if its included or do you have to pay daily for it?

 

Thanks alot

Ewa

 

Hi Ewa,

 

There is no internet access in the rooms (or at least there wasnt when I was there in March!) The internet cafe is good though.

 

I have heard a lot of you ladies talking about HDC photographers - and if Nancy's photos ar anything to go by I would definitely like to use them! My question is: are HDC the hotel photographers or do you book them seperately? we have photography included in the ultimate package. if this is not HDC can someone post the package prices for HDC?

 

Thanks in advance! 

Pam 

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