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#2661 bride5656

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    Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:41 AM

    Hi snakcake :))xxxx

     

    I really hope you will hear back from Yanna soon, so you will be able to move on into official planning mode ;D As jessicalynneh said, it takes WC's some time to get back with "officially" confirmed date, but don't worry it will happen to you very soon :)) lol But in the mean time, reading this forum can take your mind slightly off :)) I am so excited for you, I remember when we were waiting for our date to be confirmed, when Yanna emailed us Yes to it, its like it hit us then "wow that's it we are definitely getting married on 6th March!!! :)" lol

    Regarding your decision to make it "legal" in your home town, I think its brilliant to be honest, you sort of extend celebration of your marriage even longer and saving some money as well :)) We are having ours two weeks before we go and it falls on Valentine's day lol :D

     

    Do definitely post your wedding date here  as soon as you will find out and we can all start a new list of brides and wedding dates with all new brides included :))xoxo

     

     

     

    Originally Posted by snakcake 

    I'm slowly getting through this forum and it is definitely a Godsend! Still waiting to hear back from Yanna :o/  As soon as I get confirmation on our date, I can start working out all the other details. I'll be sure to share them as they fall into place. We have also decided to secretly make it legal here in the US (we're from Pennsylvania) before we go. I just can't justify spending all the $ on translation fees, etc. The symbolic ceremony on the beach will be our "real" wedding day anyway. Thanks for sharing your plans ...  sounds perfect!

     

    I'll let you know when Yanna confirms our date... hopefully it won't be much longer!!

     

    :o)



     



    #2662 bride5656

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      Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:11 AM


      Hi Jessica hun :))xx

       

      Hope you are well :))

      We are having a very intimate wedding, only 14 of us all together, but they are definitely coming :D It is one of those things with guests, when you tell everyone you will be having destination wedding, everyone is over the moon and definitely coming lol, but than later on some people realize they wont be able to come... But as long as the most important people are there for both bride and groom, that is all that matters :)

      When we will get back from DR, I will definitely post a full blown review and tones of pictures, for all of you brides to see :))) and put your mind at ease that everything is going to be perfect on your special day :))x

      Oh, do you have a picture of your dress??? :)) Please do share it with us if you do, would love to see it! I don't have picture of me in the dress, but will definitely have one after my first fitting 15th December! :D here is a picture of my dress from their website:

       

       

       



      Hi Ladies!

       

      Snakcake, it took Jenny & Yanna about 3 weeks to *officially* confirm our date after we sent the signed papers & deposit in, so no worries - they're just busy! When we went to visit in July, we saw Jenny running around all the time - theres only the 2 of them and they do about 350 weddings a year - crazy!

       

      Amurka & Chanelo, how many people do you have coming to the wedding? Congrats, thats so exciting that your weddings are so soon, I cant wait to see your pictures!! What do your dresses look like? I just bought mine - so exciting, it will be ready in March, I can't wait until I have it in my size!

       

      Have any of you ladies looked into outside vendors for flowers and/or cake? We have quite a few people coming and the resort charges $30 per pound for the cake - which seems really high to me?? Also I have 9 bridesmaids so I was going to try and see if I can find bouquets for less than $75, which is what the resorts prices start at. Any suggestions?



       



      #2663 SOCCER1615

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        Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:21 PM

        All of us 2012 brides..time is flying by I cant believe it already!! Its been stressful planning!! I'm nervous about the flowers down there.  I really love roses and would love to make the bridesmaids my bouquet and about 6 center pieces all roses.  I'm afraid that its going to be a fortune.  I have about 32 people booked already. More then I ever thought would come so thats kind of exciting.  Hope everyone else is having some fun wedding planning!!! :)

         



        #2664 SOCCER1615

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          Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:23 PM

          All of us 2012 brides..time is flying by I cant believe it already!! Its been stressful planning!! I'm nervous about the flowers down there.  I really love roses and would love to make the bridesmaids my bouquet and about 6 center pieces all roses.  I'm afraid that its going to be a fortune.  I have about 32 people booked already. More then I ever thought would come so thats kind of exciting.  Hope everyone else is having some fun wedding planning!!! :)

           



          #2665 CynMay2012

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            Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:24 AM

            All...

            Congrats to all 2012 brides!!!!...my date is May 4 '12.

             

            I've booked the Ocean grill+terrace for my reception; I visited the resort in 2009 but don't remember much of the restaurants. I'm really nervous I'll arrive and will like the other locations better. The one down thing about booking some of the restaurants is that I believe they are subject to an approx 11pm ending time, vs booking a ballroom which will have lesser restrictions with time. 

             

            But I suppose if my reception is subject to the 11pm ending time - then it should be easy to leverage the momentum of the reception and have everyone meet at the resort's disco right after?

             

             



            #2666 jessicalynneh

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              Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:24 AM

              Soccer,

               

              Just an idea - I'm using my bridesmaids bouquets as the centerpieces once we get into the reception (I will arrange the vases beforehand) - this can save you a lot of money on the flowers!



              #2667 jessicalynneh

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                Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

                CynMay,

                 

                We're having our reception in the ballroom, and if we want to have it past 11pm, it is $5/per person per hour.  I think she said this is an option for other venues as well.

                 

                Originally Posted by CynMay2012 

                All...

                Congrats to all 2012 brides!!!!...my date is May 4 '12.

                 

                I've booked the Ocean grill+terrace for my reception; I visited the resort in 2009 but don't remember much of the restaurants. I'm really nervous I'll arrive and will like the other locations better. The one down thing about booking some of the restaurants is that I believe they are subject to an approx 11pm ending time, vs booking a ballroom which will have lesser restrictions with time. 

                 

                But I suppose if my reception is subject to the 11pm ending time - then it should be easy to leverage the momentum of the reception and have everyone meet at the resort's disco right after?

                 

                 



                 



                #2668 jessicalynneh

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                  Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:30 AM

                  Amurka,

                   

                  Your dress is beautiful!! Mine is more traditional as well =)

                   

                  I have to find a good picture of the front of mine - I HATE the one on the designer website, it really looks nothing like what the actual dress looks like from the front!

                   

                  Here is a picture of it from the back - it looks just like this, but in the picture you cant see that there are little rhinestones all over (lining the top of the dress, and over the bodice of it - nothing crazy but its not as plain as it looks in this picture):

                   

                  mydress.jpg

                   

                   



                  #2669 Sabrinaa

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                    Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:24 AM

                    Hi Jessicalynneh,

                    Do you have confirmation about the $5/hr per guest after 11pm?  The price I got was $10/hr + 26% tax per person per hour after 11pm.  I'm having my reception in the ballroom in order to extend the time and to enjoy the a/c  :o)

                    My wedding is in less than 2 months!!!

                    As for flowers, I went with an outside vendor in Santo Domingo - the lucky thing for me is that my husband has family in Santo Domingo so they are going to bring the flowers in the day of the wedding so I saved a lot of money.

                     

                    Ladies, your dresses are both beautiful!  I went with a more traditional dress as well with a short chapel train - super excited to wear it!  My first fitting is next week!



                    #2670 chanelo

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                      Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:20 PM

                      Hi brides! it's great to see a bit more activity on this forum of late! Amurka, I too am counting the days until we leave, our wedding isnt until the 24th but we depart dublin on the 20th so i'm counting down to then! so it's 118 days and counting!  your dress is FABULOUS!!!!! I'll try to find a pic of mine and upload it :) Jessica your dress is amazing too!! as for the bridesmaid bouquets - I have decided to have parasols instead of bouquets and found the most amazing ones on ebay from a chinese seller - they arrived the other day and they really are fab, they're a light fabric, (although I thought i was buying paper parasols!) so I'm getting wrist corsages for the girls or a flower to attach to the parasol to add a little floral :) they parasols were, like, $4 or something!






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