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#3131 aimee8701

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    Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

    Hello,

     

    I am new to this website and i just got recently engaged. I need as much information as possible on this resort. I was there in 2008 but back then it was not a Dreams hotel. How would i arrange a destination weddings? I heard that it is best to go thru a travel agent just to make sure you get the best price... any advice would be appreciated..thank you :)



    #3132 JenWren

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      Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:22 AM

      Congratulations Jess! Looks wonderful! We were thinking of doing sky lanterns too. Where did you get yours? I will read back a ways in case you already shared that. :-) I am glad to see the bonfire on the beach too, I didn't think they were allowing that anymore based on some other comments here. Did you set that up once you got there or before you arrived? How much did they charge you for it? I am trying to take a laid back approach and figure we'll sort most of it out with Jenny or Yanna after we are there since it looks like we'll have a pretty small group. 



      #3133 FutureMrsC13

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        Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

        Hi there,

        I was looking at the passports you made for your guests, and I have to say they are AMAZING! Do you have a template that you used for some of the pictures/info such as the resort map?? 

         

        Thanks!



        #3134 SOCCER1615

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          Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

          They wouldnt do the bon fire for us..but everyone enjoyed dancing and didnt care anyway  :(



          #3135 jessicalynneh

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            Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

            We set almost everything up way before we got there...we needed to know our costs for everything, especially having so many people. At first Jenny told us they didn't do the bonfires anymore but then she had it on our quote (I will double check but I believe she charged us $120 for it.). We had it on the beach after our rehearsal dinner, after we released the sky lanterns - it lasted ab an hour. The whole night was absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend the sky lanterns, everyone had soo much fun with them. I got mine on one of those discount sites (I think onesaleaday.com) I got lucky bc they were the biodegradable ones and had only string and paper, no metal, so I could order them.

            #3136 JenWren

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              Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:47 AM

              Jessmaine, how did everything turn out? I hope your sister had a magical day!

              We leave Nov 10 and Still NOTHING....UGGGGGGGGGGG  I am ready to go bat shit crazy.  I know I have her e-mail correct and the lady from Apple that we are working with has not heard from her back either.  So far we have nothing for this wedding picked out.   I am at a loss...I guess the next step is calling.  I even e-mailed the conceirge and she said she would forward my e-mail to Yanna..but still nothing....  



              #3137 JenWren

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                Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:56 AM

                Vancouver Bride and Andrenna, Congratulations to the new Mrs! Looking forward to hearing about your trips and especially seeing more pics of the beach gazebo since that is where we have reserved for our ceremony. I haven't decided anything else yet, and wedding is in just 3 months on 3/8! I'm not too worried. Working on paperwork now and have dress picked out, just need to order. Andrenna, I am so sorry for your loss. My BFF died suddenly on 9/28, and I am having a hard time getting excited about the wedding plans now. She was so good at all of this and it would have been so fun to work through all of thee details with her. Not many people are coming and I know she would have been there no matter what. Did you do anything special to remember your friend at your wedding?

                Hi Andrenna It's so exciting to "meet" another DLR bride, especially one with similar dates and guest list :) It sounds like our weddings are quite similar.We are doing private beach gazebo ceremony, SSG deck/pier cocktails, and SSG reception. I am also NOT happy about the reception venue fee (that none of the othe Dreams have apparently). Our wedding planner went all the way to the head of AI resorts and tried to remove it, but no luck. We wanted airconditioned for the older guests, so outside isn't an option for the reception.  We may have to pay for the speakers twice beleive it or not. We have one set with a mic for the beach ceremony and another set of speakers and mic for the reception/toasts. I have asked our planner to negotiate on a lower price or just getting one set and having them move it, but apparently the speaker set up is different for inside vs. outside. We are just bringing an ipod and hooking it up. Yes the forced overnight from Vancouver flight disaster was quite a surprise, especially after our planner said that rarely happens. We are working with a planner and travel agent based in Vancouver. My FI and I were very stern and said that the Toronto overnight was unacceptable for our guests as several relatives are 70+. Instead we are going through Montreal with a free hotel stay and relaxed brunch that morning before flying to DR. It takes longer, but the more relaxed overnight will be easier for our grandparents. I was NOT happy about the flight situation, but it's solved now.  I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I can't imagine that happening.  I'm happy to help you out or at least chat and vent to each other since our weddings are so similar if you want. Just PM me or email me at volpovwedding@gmail.com Vancouver Bride



                #3138 JenWren

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                  Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

                  Originally Posted by Adesir8 

                  just got off the phone with them! they said they've been so swamped! but call them repeatedly. I used this number: l:(809)221-8880

                  How did your big day go, Adesir8? I haven't seen a check in from you - but I know it was only a couple of weeks ago. Congrats! Hope it was everything you dreamed of? 



                  #3139 JenWren

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                    Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

                    Originally Posted by aimee8701 

                    Hello,

                     

                    I am new to this website and i just got recently engaged. I need as much information as possible on this resort. I was there in 2008 but back then it was not a Dreams hotel. How would i arrange a destination weddings? I heard that it is best to go thru a travel agent just to make sure you get the best price... any advice would be appreciated..thank you :)

                     

                    Welcome Aimee! When are you hoping to get married? Choosing a location was the hardest part for me. I don't know if I can tell you the best way - but what I did was to contact the wedding coordinators at the resort. There's a wedding quote form that you can fill out on the website, but I had better luck emailing/calling directly. Jenny's email is: weddings.drelr@dreamsresorts.com, and Yanna is: weddings1.drelr@dreamsresorts.com. Once I had confirmation that the date I was looking for was available, and received the confirmation

                    from the wedding coordinators, I contacted a local travel agent to set up a group booking. Some of my guests are not as well traveled as I, so I wanted them to have an expert to call. 

                     

                    There's a lot of helpful information here - if you have other specific questions, I'm sure someone will be able to help you! 



                    #3140 JenWren

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                      Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

                      I thought I'd start another list for us - everyone is already married from the last one I could find! Congrats to all of you! I went back to try to catch all the upcoming brides, but it's a lot of posts to go through as you know. :-) Feel free to copy/paste and add or edit your own information. 

                       

                       

                      NEWLYWEDS!!! cheer2.gif

                      Chanelo February 24th 2012

                      Amurka 6th March 2012

                      Cynthia (CynMay2012) - May 4th 2012

                      brendee2005 May 5th, 2012

                      almasu - May 19th 2012

                      soccer1615 July 5th 2012

                      Romana uk 2012 September 7th 2012

                      Andreanna October 27, 2012

                      Vancouver Bride 29 Oct, 2012

                      jess819 November 9th, 2012

                      Jessicalynneh November 10th, 2012

                      LIST OF WEDDINGS IN DREAMS LA ROMANA cheer2.gif

                       

                      Kelly Horton December 12, 2012

                      Jennifer (JenWren) March 8, 2013

                      taz1704 April 24, 2013

                      wellthen02 April 26, 2013

                      Dani Kerr June 6, 2013

                      Bridezilla2  July 2013

                      Mystical Rose July 26, 2013

                      Jessicaisaqt August 31, 2013

                      kkimi88 2013 (couldn't find your date!)

                       

                       






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