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#1231 dcairns

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    Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:00 PM



    Originally Posted by taylorbabe 

    Thanks Nancy M I thought i had read that about the shoes somewhere along as well.

     

    pink petals-thanks for the pictures of the table, that makes things a lot easier when we can see whats available there that we dont have to bring along. You have a tonne of pictures it seems...would yoube able to email me anything you have pictures of? taylorbabe1@hotmail.com I believe you and I are both doing the Ultimate but i think we have conflicting info. I asked T about the coctail hour and she said we have to pay for the drinks for that hour. I think I read somewhere here that she told you its included?  I wonder if that also means we have to pay at dinner? I am soooo confused. I really wish they had something like a bundleworker/spreadsheet we could just check off and boom there is the total cost all at once.

     

    Lizzyjane your wedding looked gorgeous and thanks so much for the review. You looked stunning.

     

     

     



    Hey Taylorbabe,

     

    My FI called and asked about his. If you have the "free" package, you have to pay for each person and during that hour there is a bar set up so you don't have to pay for each individual drink. 8-10$ each + 26 % depending on the cocktail hour. (Silver or Gold)  IF you have a package, part of your party is covered, for the Silver it was 20 people. So the bar is "free" essentially. 

     

    I was originally going for the Silver package, but crunched numbers and saw that we save a load of money if we rented out the SSG and just ordered from their menu.  (Which i have if you would like it ) 

     

    We rented out the SSG for 1000$ + 26%, and i asked if wine and bar service was included, and it is (just as if the a la carte was open) It's house wine.. not anything special, otherwise you pay for per bottle. This covers up to 60 guest and you can have a dj there.

     

    I do not know if this helps.. hopefully it does.

     

    I do not have some of this in writing because my boyfriend did call her to confirm any questions we were not too sure about. Honestly, if you are able to I would call her, she's pleasant on the phone and does answer in a properly. OR, ask questions in a fashion that make her answer yes or no so you understand.   I have cake images, hair style images and bouquet images if you would like. I can email you.



    #1232 dcairns

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      Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:03 PM



      Originally Posted by nsimpson 




      Okay ladies, I'm bumping this up so that those of you who weren't on the list before you can add yourselves to the list and then watch the months peel away!!  It's so amazing to look back and see all of the brides from the DLR thread who have gotten married over the past year.  And for those of you who are thinking 2011 is so far away, think again!!! You'll be there before you know it!
       



      Dana (dcairns) April 11th 2011 :)



      #1233 dcairns

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        Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:06 PM



        Originally Posted by Pink_Petals 

        So I got an answer from Tiara; for those who want to have a cocktail hour, an open bar is included for an hour for free

        xoxo


        Hey Pinkpetals,

         

        Your day is coming fast!!! I just reserved witn Angels Accents, was wondering if you got your bouquets yet and how they looked and felt..


         



        #1234 nsimpson

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          Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:39 PM

          Dana and Pink P. I know you both had inquired about the cocktail hour and open bar for your reception; did either of you ever hear back from Tiara/Yanna about if you pay the $10/person if that also covers you for the cocktail hour + the evening reception?  I'm also renting the SSG and today Yanna told me that I would have to pay the $10/person for the open bar.  I have 93 guests confirmed so far so that would certainly drive up the cost of things for me!


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          Nadia and SergeSeptember 2010

          #1235 dcairns

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            Posted 30 July 2010 - 05:38 PM



            Originally Posted by nsimpson 

            Dana and Pink P. I know you both had inquired about the cocktail hour and open bar for your reception; did either of you ever hear back from Tiara/Yanna about if you pay the $10/person if that also covers you for the cocktail hour + the evening reception?  I'm also renting the SSG and today Yanna told me that I would have to pay the $10/person for the open bar.  I have 93 guests confirmed so far so that would certainly drive up the cost of things for me!

             

            Hi Nadia,

             

            My fiancee did call, but just to reassure myself and you as well, I asked some more questions and will keep you posted. My understanding and Jody's (fiancee) as well is that past 60 people there is an extra charge.  BUT i just emailed her to get a written confirmation.

             

            This is what her response was originally (seen in blue)

             

            1. As i will probably have approximately 40 people (all staying at the resort) I see that I qualify for the free wedding. Is that correct?
            2. With the free package, can I rent out the Seaside Grill? Yes.
            3. What is the cost of this? USD 1,000.00 + 26%
            4. What is the menu for this? The menu of the Seaside Grill
            5. Does it matter how many people I have at the wedding, such as is there an extra charge per person? This price will cover up to 60 people
            6. Can I hire a DJ for Seaside Grill? Yes USD 250.00 up to 4 hours.
            7. Is their wine served with the dinner at the Seaside Grill? Yes, domestic wine
            8. Is their barservice at the Seaside grill during our reception? Yes.
            9. Is there place for dancing? Yes.
            10. Do i need to pay a deposit for the DJ in advance, or is that taken into account when we arrive (we plan on using the DJ for 250$  in your Extra's package) You will pay this upon your arrival
            11. I am thinking of hiring HDC for photos, is there any specific information I should know in regards to this? Such as fees for them to be on the resort? You will need to pay a day pass for them.
            12. I will need to make appointments for hair and trials, do you do this or do I contact someone else? We will do this when we start planning the wedding details.
            13.  When do you need to know the final amount of guests? Some are booking with separate carriers but all are staying at the Dreams la Romana? I need to know this at least 15 days prior the wedding date.



            now the following is the questions I just sent off:

             

             

            Hi Tiara,
              
            I have a couple of questions about the seaside grill and my reception.
             
            1. During the reception (in which we are renting out the SSG for 1260$) , you confirmed that there is bar service and house wine served at the tables, is there an extra charge for this?
            2. When setting up the SSG for the reception, how many people can sit at each table? I need to know this information as I am bringing centerpieces and need to know how many to bring.
            3. After 11pm, is the bar still open outside the SSG?
            4. For our Photographer, how much is the day pass and how long does it last?
            5. I would still like to have a cocktail hour on the pier, what will be the cost per person?
            6. My ceremony is at 3, what time would the SSG be open for my guests to arrive?
            7. What time would the dinner be served?.
            8. What is the best building for me to request to have my room in, since I am getting married at the gazebo?
            9. Do i have to have a day pass for Pastor Rick aswell, or is that included in my package?
            10. Do you have any images of the Sea Side Grill inside? Any from a past wedding?
             
             
            Thank you for being very patient with me.. I appreciate you must be very busy.

             

             

            As SOON as I get answers I will let you know. And if there is an answer that isn't clear, then Jody will call her during the week.

             


             



            #1236 lizzyjayne

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              Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:44 AM

              Thanks everyone

               

              Dana I only changed my mind and picked the French restaurant the day before my wedding, as they don't take reservations they can fit you in whenever suits you, I was really grateful to be in air conditioning for the meal



              #1237 jenngene2011

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                Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:29 AM

                Jennifer & Eugene May 7, 2011

                 

                Thank you ladies for even more information regarding renting out the SSG. 

                 

                I wanted to let all of you know that I have contacted a friend of mine that has lots of family in DR and asked him if he knew anyone who can provide linens such as table cloths,sashes and etc..  He is going to provide me with their info once he has it but I wanted to offer this chance to other brides to find some local vendors so we are dragging the our entire house with us.  I am trying to find as many local vendors as possibly as I am to paranoid of breakage or losing it intransit.  So if anyone has any questions regarding anything outside the resort please let me know so I can ask them.

                 


                Jennifer & Eugene - May 7,2011 Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic

                #1238 dcairns

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                  Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:50 AM



                  Originally Posted by jenngene2011 

                  Jennifer & Eugene May 7, 2011

                   

                  Thank you ladies for even more information regarding renting out the SSG. 

                   

                  I wanted to let all of you know that I have contacted a friend of mine that has lots of family in DR and asked him if he knew anyone who can provide linens such as table cloths,sashes and etc..  He is going to provide me with their info once he has it but I wanted to offer this chance to other brides to find some local vendors so we are dragging the our entire house with us.  I am trying to find as many local vendors as possibly as I am to paranoid of breakage or losing it intransit.  So if anyone has any questions regarding anything outside the resort please let me know so I can ask them.

                   



                  Thats great Jennifer!

                   

                  My one concern really is centerpieces, i have no clue what to do or what will be realistic to bring in my luggage. Maybe a local vendor would be a great idea, let me know if you come up with any.:)



                  #1239 nsimpson

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                    Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:20 PM

                    Thanks Dana, for the information.  I was totally bumbed yesterday when I found out that since I'm going to have more than 60 guests that we will have to have a buffet as opposed to them serving us!! :(

                     

                    My fiancee doesn't see the big deal but me, friends and parents included are still in shock!  It would be different if we were on the beach but we chose to have a more "formal" dinner and now we're being told that that can't happen.  Oh well, it seems that everyday there is something new! 

                     

                    Dana I was told that the tables would seat 8 but I have seen pictures of them seating 10 (very crowded) if you have an option, I'd go for the 8!


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                    Nadia and SergeSeptember 2010

                    #1240 Pink_Petals

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                      Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:50 PM

                      Originally Posted by lizzyjayne 

                       

                       

                      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

                       

                      Lesley


                       

                       

                       

                      Congrats Leslie once again...Thank you so much for the wonderful review and amazing pictures!!! Im so happy that I booked HDC :)

                      Btw, I was stalkin you on FB for more wedding pics LOL thanks for posting them :)

                       

                      Thank you so much for the idea of asking for one of the upgraded rooms for getting ready...I would have never thought of that!

                      Also, thanks so much for looking into the table sizes! I was able to get the info from Tiara so for any other future brides who needed dimensions. here they are:

                       

                      a) If you use round tables, they have 48 inches and 72 inches tables. To seat 8 people comfortably, you must go with the 72 inch table.

                      B) If you want rectangular tables, they have 60 inch tables.

                      c) The small tables (for the cake or guestbook), they are square and measure approximately 48 inches.

                      d) The height of the 72 inche tables is 31.2 inches, meaning you would need a round tablecloth of 134 inches.

                       

                      I am ordering my table cloths and napkins from www.efavormart.com ... I looked around and found their prices to be the best and shipping the lowerst!!!

                       

                      Hope this helps some of you ladies

                       

                      xoxo Bee


                        



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




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