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#2061 dcairns

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    Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:40 AM


    All the colors are amazing, I kept to my aqua/pink theme, but if i get married again I would consider that combo!!!
     

    Originally Posted by amurka 

    Noemi and Chanelo your colors are so lovely!!!! I love coral and gold too!!! but decided to have aqua and white cos my future husband didn't fancy it too much lol, but I don't mind I love aqua and white too it will look lovely :D



     



    #2062 Nemo831

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      Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:44 AM

      When I spoke with Arnaud he quoted me at 2300 and that included the Diamond Plus Package, the TTD Plus and three extra hours. But what you get for the money is AMAZING!!! I am excited to have him shoot my wedding pictures. You should definitely trust in them.  Past brides have been super happy with their final pictures.
       

      Originally Posted by KCB2011 

      Oh...I have a photographer question!

       

      I am trying to decide whether to hire an outside photographer - we are getting the Ultimate Package but I have been in touch with the DLR photographer and it is $15 per picture for every extra photo you want! AHHH.  So I'm assuming that getting the CD/DVD of all the photos will cost an arm and a leg.  Has anyone purchased the CD of photos and if so, how much did it cost?

       

      For those of you who are going with outside photographers...how much is it costing and do you have to pay for their travel to DLR from Punta Cana or has someone found photogs in the area?  I have read a lot about HDC and was thinking of them, but I don't want to get ahead of myself budgetwise!

      Any info/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!



       



      #2063 Nemo831

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        Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:00 AM

        Oh no your sister is being very selfish.  She's gona regret it when you don't speak to her after the wedding.  People never realize how they act until its all said and done.  Like you said it's your day so she needs to relax.  If my sister did that to me she would be put on check and if she kept on she would be dismissed as MOH lol I don't really care noone is gona ruin my day.  Hopefully things get better for you but in the end its ur happiness, she can be miserable. 
         

        Originally Posted by dcairns 


        If anything i'velearned planning a destination wedding, its the fact that you will never please everyone. My sister and I have a huge age difference (i'm 8 years older) She's basically shooting herself in the foot, because everyone is seeing a very ugly side to her.  She selfish and jealous, and as the wedding approaches and everyone is excited, the more miserable she becomes. She didn't even come to my bridal shower. She gave an excuse that she needed to work (which is fine) except she was caught not working by a mutual family friend. ANYWAY... its my day and I won't let it all bother me. Its childish jealousy and everyone else is determined to keep her in check...  LOL. I'm not letting it all bother me, nothings raining on my parade.

         

        Due to weather (IT SNOWED AGAIN) i didn't get my delivery of flowers, hopefully I get them today (FI is at home) but now we have freezing rain... can't WAIT for the beach~

         

        thanks for listenting~
         



         



         



        #2064 DreamsBride2011

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          Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:05 AM

          Thank you all the brides for the compliments on my dress.  I tried at least 30 Pronovias dresses and 30 San Patrick dresses as well as quite a few other designers and felt that was the best fit and quality for the money.

           

          For those brides having questions about HDC, I booked them as well for my wedding because of poor feedback on the resort photographer and their pushy upsell techniques.  HDC doesn't charge transportation fee to get to La Romana but you do have to pay for a day pass for each person in their party.  I am not sure if they have the same price list for all wedding dates, the quote that I got seems a little lower.  I am posting the price list that I used for my booking below.

           

          Amurka - thank you for your compliments on my web site, it took quite a bit of effort to build, especially given the two languages.  But I feel that it provides great information, I have used or extensively researched all the travel vendors I am recommending to my guests.

           

          WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES:

          SILVER PACKAGE:

          • 3 hours Coverage (Preparation of the Bride, Ceremony, and Photo Session).

          • 1 DVD with your pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The DVD includes approximately 300 pictures (Originals & Edited).

          650 US$

          SILVER PACKAGE PLUS:

          • Everything the Silver Package includes (3 hours Coverage + 1 DVD with all the pictures)

          • 1 Slideshow of your best pictures on DVD (with titles and music of your choice).

          • 1 set of 100 prints in 4 x 6 or 75 prints in 5 x 7 or 50 prints in 6 x 8.

          • Online Photo Gallery for 60 days (private access code for you, your family, and your friends).

          750 US$

          GOLD PACKAGE:

          • 4 hours Coverage (Preparation of the Bride, Ceremony, Photo Session).

          • 1 DVD with your pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The DVD includes approximately 375 pictures (Originals & Edited).

          850 US$

          GOLD PACKAGE PLUS:

          • Everything the Gold Package includes (4 hours Coverage + 1 DVD with all the pictures)

          • 1 Slideshow on DVD of your best pictures (with titles and music of your choice).

          • 1 set of 200 prints in 4 x 6 or 150 prints in 5 x 7 or 100 prints in 6 x 8.

          • 1 set of 10 prints in 8 x 10 or 8 x 12.

          • Online Photo Gallery for 60 days (private access code for you, your family, and your friends).

          • 1 Digital Photo Book of 50 pages containing approximately 100 of your best pictures. The Hard Cover Photo Book is personalized with your names and a text you can eventually add.

          1100 US$

          PLATINUM PACKAGE:

          • 5 hours Coverage (Preparation of the Bride, Ceremony, Photo Session, Reception).

          • 1 DVD with your pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The DVD includes approximately 450 pictures (Originals & Edited).

          1050 US$

          PLATINUM PACKAGE PLUS:

          • Everything the Platinum Package includes (5 hours Coverage + 1 DVD with all the pictures)

          • 1 Slideshow on DVD of your best pictures (with titles and music of your choice).

          • 1 set of 300 prints in 4 x 6 or 225 prints in 5 x 7 or 150 prints in 6 x 8.

          • 1 set of 15 prints in 8 x 12.

          • 1 set of 5 prints in 12 x 18

          • Online Photo Gallery for 90 days (private access code for you, your family, and your friends).

          • 1 Digital Photo Book of 100 pages containing approximately 200 of your best pictures. The Hard Cover Photo Book is personalized with your names and a text you can eventually add.

          1400 US$

          DIAMOND PACKAGE:

          • 6 hours Coverage (Preparation of the Bride, Ceremony, Photo Session, Reception).

          • 1 DVD with your pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The DVD includes approximately 550 pictures (Originals & Edited).

          1150 US$

          DIAMOND PACKAGE PLUS:

          • Everything the Diamond Package includes (6 hours Coverage + 1 DVD with all the pictures)

          • 1 Slideshow on DVD of your best pictures (with titles and music of your choice).

          • 1 set of 300 prints in 4 x 6 or 225 prints in 5 x 7 or 150 prints in 6 x 8.

          • 1 set of 30 prints in 8 x 12.

          • 1 set of 5 prints in 12 x 18

          • Online Photo Gallery for 90 days (private access code for you, your family, and your friends).

          • 1 Digital Photo Book of 100 pages containing approximately 200 of your best pictures. The Hard Cover Photo Book is personalized with your names and a text you can eventually add.

          1550 US$

          EXTRAS/ADD-ON:

          • Photo Book of 20 pages: 130 US$

          • Photo Book of 36 pages: 185 US$

          • Photo Book of 50 pages: 225 US$

          • Photo Book of 75 pages: 280 US$

          • Photo Book of 100 pages: 350 US$

           

          • Printed Pictures in 4x6: 0,80 US$ each

          • Printed Pictures in 5x7: 1 US$ each

          • Printed Pictures in 6x8: 1 ,20 US$ each

          • Printed Picture in 8x10 or 8x12: 4 US$ each

          • Printed Picture in 12x18: 15 US$ each

           

          • Online Photo Gallery for 90 days (private access code for you, your family, and your friends): 30 US$

           

          • Slideshow on DVD of your best pictures (with titles and music of your choice): 40 US$

          TRASH THE DRESS PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES:

          TRASH THE DRESS:

          • 1 ½ hour Photo Session (usually the day after your wedding)

          • 1 DVD with all the pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The DVD includes approximately 150 pictures (Originals & Edited).

          250 US$

          TRASH THE DRESS PLUS:

          • 1 ½ hour Photo Session (usually the day after your wedding)

          • 1 DVD with all the pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The DVD includes approximately 150 pictures (Originals & Edited).

          • 1 set of 50 prints in 6 x 8.

          • Online Photo Gallery for 90 days (private access code for you, your family, and your friends).

          300 US$

          "CRAZY" TRASH THE DRESS:

          • 1 ½ hour Photo Session in an original place of your choice: Sugar canes fields, Mangrove Swamps, Virgin Beach, …

          • Transportation

          • 1 DVD with all the pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The DVD includes approximately 150 pictures (Originals & Edited).

          400 US$

          "CRAZY" TRASH THE DRESS PLUS:

          • 1 ½ hour Photo Session in an original place of your choice: Sugar canes fields, Mangrove Swamps, Virgin Beach, …

          • Transportation

          • 1 DVD with all the pictures in high resolution that you can print at any lab and in any size. The DVD includes approximately 150 pictures (Originals & Edited).

          • 1 set of 50 prints in 6 x 8.

          • Online Photo Gallery for 90 days (private access code for you, your family, and your friends).

          450 US$

          WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY PACKAGES:

          SILVER PACKAGE:

          • 90 minutes Coverage (Ceremony, Garden & Beach Photo Session).

          • 1 edited DVD of approximately 25-30 minutes.

          • Possibility to customize your video (music of your choice, Names, Titles, etc.).

          • 1 custom DVD cover with your picture, names, date and place of the wedding.

          350 US$

          GOLD PACKAGE:

          • 3 hours Coverage (Preparation of the Bride, Ceremony, Garden and Beach Photo Session)

          • 1 edited DVD of approximately 40-45 minutes.

          • Possibility to customize your video (music of your choice, Names, Titles, etc.).

          • 1 custom DVD cover with your picture, names, date and place of the wedding.

          500 US$

          PLATINUM PACKAGE:

          • 5 hours Coverage (Preparation of the Bride, Ceremony, Photo Session, Cutting the Cake, Dances, Speeches, Dinner and Party)

          • 1 edited DVD of approximately 50-70 minutes.

          • Possibility to customize your video (music of your choice, Names, Titles, etc.).

          • 1 custom DVD cover with your picture, names, date and place of the wedding.

          750 US$

          DIAMOND PACKAGE:

          • 6 hours Coverage (Preparation of the Bride, Ceremony, Photo Session, Cutting the Cake, Dances, Speeches, Dinner and Party)

          • 1 edited DVD of approximately 60-90 minutes with custom menu.

          • Possibility to customize your video (music of your choice, Names, Titles, etc.).

          • 1 custom DVD cover and label with your picture, names, date and place of the wedding.

          850 US$

          ADD ON:

          HIGHLIGHT VIDEO (for PLATINUM/DIAMOND packages only):

          • This is a video montage showing highlights of your wedding day. The duration of the video will depend on the duration of the picked song.

          250 US$

          EXTRAS:

          • Additional Videographer hour: 150 US$ / hour

          • Additional DVD copy: 30 US$

          • RAW Video Footage: 100 US$

          NOTES & CONDITIONS:

          • It’s important to note that we can customize your wedding package, just let us know what your needs are. If you don’t want pictures of you getting ready, you can use this time for extra post ceremony coverage. The coverage time is manageable as long as it is continuous. Just let us know beforehand.

          • We also offer discounts for a combined Photography and Video Packages.

          • To confirm your reservation we need you to previously deposit 20% of the total amount of the chosen package. It can be done through wiring at a Bank of America account in the United States or through PayPal online.

          • The Pictures and DVD will be delivered to your hotel 2 or 3 days after your wedding. In case you leave the country the day after the wedding. Shipping and handling charges of the product may apply and have to be covered by the customer.

          • A Digital Photo Book is a book that we create thanks to dedicated software (it’s totally different from the Traditional photo album with the pictures stuck on the pages). This book will have the pictures of your wedding professionally printed on the pages. It will be a 11 x 8.5 inch hardcover book with photo-wrapped cover and matching dust jacket. The hardcover book uses a traditional bookbinding style – complete with a striped headband – just like books from the bookstore. This is also called Coffee Table Book.

          • The Photo Book will be delivered at you address approximately 3 weeks after your wedding free of charge (via FedEx or UPS).

          • For weddings that take place inside a resort/hotel that requires special admittance permit for the photographer and/or videographer through the payment of a Day Pass or Royalty Fee, customers will have to cover the cost.  



           

          Originally Posted by amurka 

          Katie,

           

          Just saw your wedding website! your man is such a romantic and when I saw proposal pictures I felt like crying lol :D...sorry always get emotional when it comes to engagement stories lol :D

           

          Have some Russian blood in me too by the way from my dads side of the family lol :D....so expecting some traditional "games" from my family at our Dreams reception lol :D

           

          Anastasija

           

          xoxo



           



          #2065 KrystalKelley

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            Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:45 AM

            Thank you soo much ladies for posting the emails that I had requested and for posting the HTC wedding package info. I have emailed both Elke and Arnaud. Hopefully, I hear back soon. I still have yet to hear back from Tiara, Yanna, or Shirley in regards to my questions. Since the wedding is a little under 3 months away, I wanted to confirm that we are able to have the SSG for our reception. AHH! I'm starting to stress.

             

            Dana- I'm sorry to hear about your troubles with your sister. Enjoy the planning and your big day! No one can take this day away from you!

             

            Other ladies your dresses and color schemes are gorgeous. My dress is a Maggie Sottero! I can't wait to wear it. Our colors are aqua with accents of purple. I can't wait to be relaxing by a pool with fruity cocktails :)



            #2066 MrsEtienne2b

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              Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:40 PM

              Hey Ladies...

               

              I've not had a chance to log on for a week or so as had essays galore..Feel like I am about to rip my hair out.

               

              Can't believe what I have been missing!!

               

              DCAIRNS, that is some craziness going on with your sister..Seriously, I feel for you..Try not to let her get you down, its her loss honey, not yours..I've found weddings bring out they green eyed monster in most people..I'm getting sick of hearing, I wouldnt do that, or when I did it blahblah blah..

               

              Just ignore anyone who can't be happy for you and keep smiling!!!

               

              Onto the new PRONOVIAS note, hahaha..What is it with us Dreams brides, we must all have good taste hahah

               

              My dress is a Pronovias and I LOVEEEEEEE it..

               

               

              My theme is vintage pink and I have 18 martha stewart poms in pink and cream to fill the gazebo with

               

              and my maids are in a pink one shouldered dress

               

               

              and my bouquet is made out of my mums wedding dress, a bit like this style

               

               

               

              Just struggling to find 3 flowergirl dresses that will compliment it all and shoes for my maids!!!

               

               



              #2067 chanelo

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                Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:02 PM

                Yes Noemi and Amurka - we will be the last ladies standing on this forum come 2012!! I'm sure there will be plenty more DLR brides by then though :) If I could figure out how to post photos I would share my coral/gold inspirations but I cant seem to figure it out... I would have thought just copy and paste, no? Dana that sucks about your sister; in years to come she will so regret her actions and not going to your bridal shower... :) Keep your chin up! I made tons of progress today on my OOT bags so it's been a productive evening :) Hope you all had a good one too.



                #2068 georgie2b

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                  Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:08 AM

                  @irish eyes hope your feeling better soon, we arrive on the 20th and get maried on 25th. Have a wonderful day x

                   

                  @dana sorry to hear about your sister, my sis in law to be wis exactly the same...only she heard we were planning a wedding and booked hers 6 months before!! now she cant attend our because they cant afford it. She also shot herself in the foot she cant even look at us never mind talk about he wedding. Hope your sister comes round if not  your day will be wonderfula dn she will have made a fool of herserlf x

                   

                  All the ideas that have been posted are fantastice! Your dresses are beautiful and I'm ssssooo excited for all of us!!!



                  #2069 dcairns

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                    Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:35 AM

                    Thanks to all of you :)

                     

                    REALLY, i'm not worried about her... its really sad that she's making herself miserable and for ONCE no one is feeding into to it because she is making a fool out of herself. I just feel bad for her boyfriend, he's a great guy and will be stuck with her misery all week long lol...

                     

                    Everyone's themes are so wonderful.  And dresses are to die for!!!

                     

                    Yay, we are all going to have fantastic weddings :)



                    #2070 KCB2011

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                      Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:01 AM

                      Thanks everyone for the HDC photo info - I emailed him and they are available on my date so I'm thinking I'm just going to book before it becomes unavailable!!  Haven't heard from any of the WCs yet (will have to remember to check about photog day pass) but since I'm still 4 months away, they are probably working on getting back to the more urgent people first

                       

                      Dana - glad to hear you have a great attitude about the sister drama!!

                       

                      Chanelo - you have to put pictures in through the "Insert Image" icon at the top of the Reply window (line with the U , the happy face etc)  and it is the icon that looks like a tiny picture next to the one that looks like a film strip.  When you click that, it will let you browse the images on your computer and insert it that way.  Hope this was helpful and not just more confusing!  (This is the only way I know to do it......)

                       

                       






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