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#1051 Pink_Petals

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    Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:10 AM

    irisheyes...In my case it took a long time until they confirmed my date (over 2 weeks), not to mention that they booked the wrong one as well.
    They are extremely busy with weddings at DLR so they dont always answer back to your e-mail on time.
    What I found worked for me was to put in the title of the e-mail the word "Urgent". Hope that helps.
    I hope you book your wedding with DLR...its an amazing resort :)

    Married @ Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic September 10th 2010

    #1052 Pink_Petals

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      Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:15 AM

      Originally Posted by nsimpson
      Pink Petals -- you and I are in the same general GTA area and I decided to go down to Spadina and Dundas area (China Town) to get all of my stuff. Lanterns go for about $3.99 for the 14" lantern (+/-$1 if you go up or down inches).-- this is a little more expensive than online but I figured since I had to pay the shipping it may have been about the same!

      Before I went down to China Town, I was going to go with this site: Paper Lanterns, Party Supplies and Chinese Paper Lanterns - PaperLanternStore.com

      I love their variety and you can't beat the prices! I've got two other sites that you can peruse if you want to as well.
      Paper Lanterns - Home, Party, Wedding
      Paper Lanterns, Paper Lantern Lamps, Paper Lanterns Wedding

      Each of the last two sites I LOVED for different reasons as well! the last one even gives you decorating ideas for using paper lanterns!

      Hope these help!
      Thanks so much :) How many did you get in total and how many different sizes?

      Amy, you and I also live close to one another; where did you get yours from; how much did you pay for them and how many did you get in total?

      Thanks girls
      Married @ Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic September 10th 2010

      #1053 lizzyjayne

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        Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:38 AM

        Hi Irisheyes good to have some one else from Ireland, I'm getting married there in just over three weeks and this forum has been fantastic. Who are you booking your wedding through? I booked mine through Caribbean Warehouse after haggling the prices between them and Caribbean Collection and managed to get our 2 weeks £500 cheaper than Thomas Cooks website, even though we are actually flying with Thomas Cook. I was having the same problem with trying to tie down a date (I've since realised the Wedding Corordinator deals with hundreds of weddings and therefore has to prioritise them in order of wedding date) but the travel agent was able to get the date and time confirmed for us, they have also helped out on other issues as well. I would highly recommend them.
        Enjoy your planning and welcome to the forum

        #1054 dolfinluck

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          Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:48 AM

          Originally Posted by Pink_Petals
          I had a few quick questions for you ladies who already got married at DLR and have used lanterns @ the gazebo.

          I was wondering approx. how many lanterns you guys used; how many sizes and where you ordered them and the price you paid.

          I shared mine, I think we used either the 24 or 30 inch ones and only had 9 inside (wanted 15-20). The person that bought them got a bunch of different sizes and colors, 30, 24, 16, 10 and 8 inch ones i believe from asian ideas.

          #1055 MissTaken

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            Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:04 PM

            Hey I'm planning a wedding at Dreams La Romana April 2011 Any advice, ideas, comments, photos etc. would be greatly appreciated!!!! xox

            #1056 fyniac

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              Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:20 PM

              Hi everyone,

              Sorry for the late post! I'm back, had a great time. I had to deal with the small local reception at home too, so didn't have a chance to review yet.

              Review post below:


              I'm still trying to figure out pictures, once I've figured that out, I'll post pictures too

              #1057 irisheyes

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                Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:38 PM

                Thanks for replying girls, it's very frustrating waiting for a reply, i just want to book it all now, no patience at all. I'll wait a few more days and try again! Also anyone who is going with the free basic wedding package, how many nights did you have to book in order to qualify for it??

                Yeah lizzyjayne, i saw that you were from Ireland as i was reading through this thread, are you all organised for your big day now? We're not sure who we're booking it through yet, trailfinders have given us the best quote so far. Where are you flying out from? We'll have to go through Gatwick or Paris as there are no direct flight from Dublin. I rang the caribbean warehouse earlier and the price is working out more or less the same as going through a travel agent here, but we'd have to book our own flights to Manchester. How did you manage to haggle with them, i always thought the prices were set?? Tell me your secret!!

                #1058 Pink_Petals

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                  Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:19 PM

                  Hello Irisheyes,

                  I am going with the free wedding package as well (Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package). On their site, it says:

                  "This package (Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package) is complimentary when booking a booking an Ocean Front Suite or higher for a minimum of 7 nights or if 5 rooms are reserved for a minimum of 3 nights in any room category.

                  Did you not receive attachments of the Menus, Wedding Packages and Extras yet? If not, I can e-mail them to you if you give me your e-mail address.

                  xoxo Bee
                  Married @ Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic September 10th 2010

                  #1059 irisheyes

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                    Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:16 PM

                    Thanks Pink_petals, i'd seen that on their website, but then a travel agent said that if you book a partial ocean view room for 14 nights you also qualify for the free wedding. Maybe it's an agreement with with this particular travel agent? Trying to convince the hubby-to-be that a suite will be worth the extra money, sure if you can't spend it on your weeding/honeymoon when can ya? Yeah it'd be great if you could email me on some info. My email address is lisal83@hotmail.com.

                    #1060 nsimpson

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                      Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:30 PM

                      Welcome Irisheyes and Miss Taken!--- I know that this is going to sound crazy, but you should really try and read the last 100 or so pages! Believe me when I say, you will have answered the majority of your questions, seen a bunch of pics, gotten great ideas AND replaced your old questions with new ones!!

                      Amy -- Thanks for the clarification with the wine; that's one less thing to have to worry about :)

                      Pink Petals-- I'm using the lanterns as my centerpieces so I only needed 10 of them. For the gazeebo decor I'm going with traditional white tulle draping and then using blue and green parasols at the end of each row to add a punch of colour!

                      FYNIAC --loved the review!! Welcome back and congratulations!!
                      Love is a wonderful thing!
                      Nadia and SergeSeptember 2010

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