Dreams La Romana
Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:20 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:06 PM
we are quickly approaching on several people's dates. It feels like forever we have been on here getting info and now all quickly approaching
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:45 PM
After spending hours reading through so many posts, I decided it was time to join in on the fun! I've read a lot of info. regarding the wedding packages and working with the wedding coordinators, but my fiance and I just started the planning process and had a more basic question.
What was everyone's experience like when booking a block of rooms for your guests? We're planning on a June 2013 wedding and we're going this June to check everything out in person. We just contacted the booking company and were told we can create a group code for our guests to use when they book their stays so that they can get a group rate.
Have other brides done this? We are not using a travel agent and we're estimating about 40-50 total guests. I just wanted to check in to see what the process was like for everyone in terms of when they booked, how they handled contracts, ect. Thanks so much for any light you girls can shed!!
Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:21 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:21 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:39 AM
Hi Clare-Marie )
I agree with you this site is awesome and it helped me loads while planning our wedding, which is fast approaching as well - 6th March
To answer some of your questions, the OOT bag stands for (out of town bag), ladies here make them for their guests that come to Dreams with little bits and peaces that could be useful during their stay as a token of appreciation (i.e. sun lotion, some meds, flip - flops etc) - basically what ever you wish
Regarding ceremony times, it is completely up to you two as well, we have personally chosen 4pm for our ceremony with cocktail hour straight after and reception dinner. The main reason behind out decision on time was of course weather, at 4-4.30pm it is not as hot as it is at 12 lol and you can get some nice pictures too with sun setting down on the background
We were personally not very keen on golden or silver menus for reception, but wedding coordinator told me that there is A la Carte option available, however if you are on the tight budget you can always request your wedding coordinator to secure you a table at one of the restaurants for your reception. Best way would be for you to email Jenny with a bullet point list of questions that you still have, this way she will answer them all - it shouldn't take too long for you to hear back from you either, as your day is very close and they tend to answer much quicker for this exact reason
I am not sure though what free gazebo decorations do you get, but hopefully one of ladies on here will be able to give you more details on this!
Sand ceremony, it is a symbolic ceremony some couples choose when they both pour different colour sand into a special glass vase/jar etc (you can also find a phone frame fro sand ceremony too) which indicates union of two people and it looks very pretty you can see example here: http://www.oceancity.../sand-ceremony/
I really hope this helps you at least a bit and you wont worry too much hon, you will see everything will be perfect
Ask away if you have any other questions and I am keeping my fingers crossed for you on your weight loss!!! )
Originally Posted by Clare-Marie12
Hello all brides
I soooo wish I had found this forum sooner than today!!
My (provisional) date is April 21st 2012.....only a few weeks away!
We fly from Manchester on 12th April.......I'm so excited.
We have a small guest party of 6 and then a reception at home for 200 when we get back.
I've spent 4 hours tonight readin through posts and taking notes. I love all the information I now have......but am also in a panic as there are so man things I haven't even considered!!
What is an OOT bag???
I have a questionnaire from Jenny to advise required time for ceremony, type of flowers for bouquet etc (we have he free package). I didn't even know I had a choice of flowers! LOL.
I have no idea what time would be best for the ceremony, where to have a reception meal (we are not keen on the silver / gold package options), have no idea what free decorations we get for the garden gazebo.....if I can even get married there....
What is a sand ceremony???
Bride to be in distress with 8lb to lose before my final dress fitting in 9 days ha ha
Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:26 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:18 AM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:42 AM
I have actually came across A la carte menu by accident, Yanna sent it to me with new cocktail hour options )) You have starter, soup and choice of 3 main's on the day and a dessert! which was great for us, because my family are fussy eaters and all want different things lol
I will try to find it on my laptop and post it here, but it I wont be able to, just give your WC a quick email I am sure she will send it to you no problem )
Originally Posted by brendee2005
For those who are using paper lanterns or have used them
To decorate gazebo . What did you use to hang them?
@ amurka how does the a la carte menu work? I upgraded to the gold menu because i wasnt too impresed wyth the silver menu but the gold is a little blah as well
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:46 PM
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