i'm glad you found it useful, I know I spent 10 months on this forum agonising over every option and trying to imagine what it would be like. Also Yanna and Tiara are so busy that they can't answer you straight away which is soooo frustrating for us, but when you are there you understand how much they have to do, and on the days there are weddings they are with the wedding party the whole day, which is brilliant.
The suite really did make a difference, it was fantastic for our photos, i put a pic of men in our old room to let you all see the difference. i fell in love with the suite the minute I saw it and my now husband felt so sorry for me that it rained all day that he got me the suite for our second week, which was amazing (apart from the cockroaches- a 2 inch cockroach ran accross my pillow one night as I was going to sleep, I'm sure the neighbours thought I was being murdered by the screams and howls of me lol needless to say it took me a while going to sleep again)
Sorry back to your question. The buttonholes, girls hairpieces, our three bouquets and the flowers on the back of the chairs are real touch flowers, they are made of lycra and I swear they look better than the real thing. I got them made in england and brought them with me as hand luggage. I was afraid of my flowers arriving in the Dominican just before the wedding and me not liking them as there is not a lot you can do about it then. The girl who made them listened to all my ideas and sent me pictures as she was making them and then when I was happy posted them to me. I felt much happier knowing I was going to be happy with my flowers. I gave the flowers for the chairs to Yanna when we met on the Friday and she could not believe they were not real.
As I went for the free package I asked for a table centrepiece instead of the brides bouquet and groom buttonhole which is included in the free package. this was no problem, and I gave them a picture of my flowers so they could make one similar. It arrived and was nice, but nowhere near as nice as my flowers. Also it had started wilting in the heat within an hour or so. So again, delighted I brought them with me. And now I have my bouquet sitting on our hall table beside one of our photos.
If anyone has any more questions feel free to ask.
Pink petals, I looked for round tables at the SSG to try and see what size they are but they are all rectangular, they must keep the round tables in storage for the weddings. Sorry I couldn't be more help