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#3591 Nursejazz

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  • Wedding Date:July 26, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Dreams La Romana
  • LocationLa Romana, DR

Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:26 AM

It will fly by so fast! So much stuff to do, I am glad it almost here so I can relax again. I have been sooooo stressed out!

#3592 strwbsprkl

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:28 AM

Awwww I'm sure everything will be amazing you have everything down pack girl!!! :) please share your review when you come back! :)


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#3593 neliruz

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  • Wedding Date:April 1, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Gazebo
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:37 AM

@Nursejazz - you got this girl you're on point, focus and informed. Your day will be spectacular!!!!!!!!!

@Mandiesue - My reception will be at the beach. I sent my decorator some ideas of what I want (lots of lights around the palm trees). It's the feel I am going for. I will also be renting the parquet flooring so people can dance on instead of dancing on the sand (I'm sure that's not too comfy). I decided not to go for the resort's spa makeup because it seems like its a hit or miss. I've contacted two ladies in the area for availability (they are supposed to be AMAZING. There names are Krystie Ann and Anna Nuet and guess what THEY"RE ALREADY BOOKED 9 months out (so i guess they really are amazing)!!! My decorator lady knows a make up lady who's good (she did my friends make up when she had her wedding at Dreams). I may have to end up doing that. FYI I know sometimes I share info that no one may have asked, but I figure it may answer some questions you may have in the near future :)



#3594 Mandiesue

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:42 AM

@Nursejazz - you got this girl you're on point, focus and informed. Your day will be spectacular!!!!!!!!!

@Mandiesue - My reception will be at the beach. I sent my decorator some ideas of what I want (lots of lights around the palm trees). It's the feel I am going for. I will also be renting the parquet flooring so people can dance on instead of dancing on the sand (I'm sure that's not too comfy). I decided not to go for the resort's spa makeup because it seems like its a hit or miss. I've contacted two ladies in the area for availability (they are supposed to be AMAZING. There names are Krystie Ann and Anna Nuet and guess what THEY"RE ALREADY BOOKED 9 months out (so i guess they really are amazing)!!! My decorator lady knows a make up lady who's good (she did my friends make up when she had her wedding at Dreams). I may have to end up doing that. FYI I know sometimes I share info that no one may have asked, but I figure it may answer some questions you may have in the near future :)

 

Can I ask for the contact info for the make-up ladies... and will you have to pay the outside vendor fee for them or can you just buy the day pass?
 



#3595 neliruz

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:51 AM

here are their websites - you will find everything you need on here as well as how to contact them...I hope you have better luck than me! Honestly I'm not sure if it's the day pass or vendor fee...I'm confused with all that...I dont see why you should pay $150 fee for someone who's doing your makeup/hair for a couple hours..I havent had much luck getting a response from the WCs...Im just planning what I want and sending them updates so they can have on my file and their notes ahead of time...

 

http://www.krystieann.com/

http://annanuet.wix.com/annanuethair



#3596 Mandiesue

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

I'm going with the resort dj it's 900. :( I think we have to pay a day pass as well with when we hire outside people. So yeah the resort dj it is for me lol I'm already at 11,000 on the wedding :( yikes


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I just read a great review of the resort dj.. Please see the copy and paste below.

 
Please see below my
wedding review, if you are having any second thoughts or
doubts please let me assure you, you will have the best day
of your life if you get hitched here!
  It was simply magical...
 
First of all, the wedding
coordinators are brilliant, if you are worried about the
lack of emails please don't be- Yanna is so organised,
everything we wanted and more was done. Yanna made us feel
so relaxed and confident that our wedding plans were in
experienced hands. She and her team made our day so special
and we can't thank her enough.
 
We had the ultimate
luxury package and it was worth every penny. We booked some
extras too... We has requested a 3pm ceremony, but Yanna
advised we move it back because the judge's schedule,
and the heat is insane at that time, so we had a 4:30
ceremony at the wedding gazebo. It was
  stunning - go with their recommended timings, the light and
temperature was perfect - especially as the groom’s party
were in three piece suits! You don't lose any time off
the cocktail or the reception party. The ceremony was
4:30-4:50 then we had photographs and the guests all went to
the pier for cocktail hour after photos from about
5:15-6:30pm whilst we had our couple's photos. We then
joined them on the pier for drinks and food (the canapés
were delicious and there was so much
there!) 
 
Setup/ Ceremony:
We took our own chair
sashes and pom poms for the gazebo:Yanna
and her team did the sashes for us with the corsage pins and
we fluffed up the pom poms ready for her the day
before. The civil ceremony was great, we added
two readings from one of our bridesmaids and my brother, and
chose our own playlist for the entrance of the bridesmaids,
bridal entrance song and our exit song to personalise it.
Yanna translated for us as the judge conducted it on
Spanish. At the end they gave our guests rice to throw which
is environmentally friendly and traditionally good luck,
plus there were pink rose petals to make it look pretty. You
are greeted by a smart, smiling
  waiter as you exit the aisle with glasses of champagne and
we got some great moments on video and photographed
afterwards in the gardens with our family and
friends!  Cocktail
hour: 
The pier was lovely,
it's a great place for the guests to cool off with the
sea breeze, private cocktail bar and take some great photos
so I'd recommend it. It is quite narrow so if you have a
larger party consider the gardens for your cocktail hour
  - there were 20 in our party and the pier worked very well
for us but it might be harder to mingle with a larger group.
The Caribbean music trio were superb, although we missed
most of their set because we were off having photos, the
guests loved them!
 
By the time we'd got to the
cocktail hour after photos on the beach, in the gardens and
the ceremony, we were so thirsty, so ask one of your
bridesmaids to give a bottle of water to the photographer to
carry around when you're having your photos, we'd
gone about two and a half hours without a drink by that
point, which was silly of us! 
 
We then went for
photographs on a more natural part of the
  beach for sunset- we couldn't have imagined the
photographs turning out so incredibly beautiful. The
videographers came as well and the do some amazing footage
of you interacting between photos.
 
Photography:
About the photography
packages- the 50 prints included in the package is just the
ceremony and one group shot- no prep photos, no other shots
of the bridal party or the evening is included in this. The
packages are between $500 - $2300 (depending on if you want
trash the dress etc) so put some more money aside in the
wedding budget for pictures! We booked an extra hour and our
photographer was very generous with his time and we ended up
with over 300
  photos.
 
Reception:
We booked the seaside
grill deck for our reception dinner and party and it was
worth the extra money. It was beautifully decked in lights
and the table looked stunning (we brought a lot of things
ourselves, but Yanna added the birdcages which was wonderful
and a complete surprise, the set up was
amazing) 
 
The staff at the seaside grill deck
were phenomenal - they constantly topped up our champagne
glasses and were so attentive and joined in the fun! Special
thanks to Zacaria and Jose Maku for
  being such fantastic company and looking after us so well
at our wedding 
 
We booked the premium DJ service who
was excellent and had high quality equipment. Happy Boy was
our MC- he is a real party guy and got us all singing and
dancing throughout... He really helped with organising the
speeches and introducing everyone. 
 
Extras:
If you can afford it, the
fireworks were fantastic and we'd recommend them - they
cost $600 for over 200 fireworks and they were set off on
the beach just as our first dance was
  finishing- our guests were all in tears, they couldn't
believe it! It was absolutely out of this
world.  Cake:
The cake was huge - we
had to leave half of it there was too much to eat we even
gave loads out to guests beside the pool the next day - we
had chocolate and coconut on one tier and lemon and vanilla
on the other. There are so many flavour choices! We brought
a little cake topper and Yanna added fresh flowers which
  looked gorgeous and it was on a lovely table for the cake
cutting   Dinner: 
The food was delicious-
we has the bayhibe salad from the silver menu, sweet potato
and broccoli soup, rib eye steak and the Parmesan chicken
option, followed by chocolate mousse cake. Everyone enjoyed
their food and the steaks were
  huge!
 
Wet
weather: 
Around 10pm there was a
downpour of rain - fortunately mark and I were back at the
room freshening up (I was reluctant to squeeze into one of
the loo cubicles in my dress!) and when we came out
everything had moved into the seaside grill restaurant and
the music was set up and the party resumed. We didn't
mind this because we got a new setting with some fun
pictures there. The whole team and our guests just grabbed
everything inside and it was all set up in no
time.
 
Videographers:
The videographers are
fantastic. They arrived at my room and filmed me and the
bridesmaids getting ready and then the whole ceremony and
our pictures - we also agreed a price for them to stay for
the evening and we are glad we did, our wedding video is an
hour and 20 minutes long, includes all the ceremony, the
cocktail hour, speeches the party and some beautiful
cutaways at the end of us posing for photos in gorgeous
scenery, the end result is exceptional and such high
quality. They gave us two covered DVDs and a back up HD copy
on a USB stick as well. We have watched it about 6 times
already ha ha! They ask you to write down your special songs
to put over the film too. 


#3597 strwbsprkl

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:13 PM

Lovely review thanks for sharing :)


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#3598 strwbsprkl

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:11 AM

Now I'm thinking about hair and makeup at the resort has anyone read reviews or seen pictures?


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#3599 Mandiesue

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:42 AM

@Nursejazz - you got this girl you're on point, focus and informed. Your day will be spectacular!!!!!!!!!

@Mandiesue - My reception will be at the beach. I sent my decorator some ideas of what I want (lots of lights around the palm trees). It's the feel I am going for. I will also be renting the parquet flooring so people can dance on instead of dancing on the sand (I'm sure that's not too comfy). I decided not to go for the resort's spa makeup because it seems like its a hit or miss. I've contacted two ladies in the area for availability (they are supposed to be AMAZING. There names are Krystie Ann and Anna Nuet and guess what THEY"RE ALREADY BOOKED 9 months out (so i guess they really are amazing)!!! My decorator lady knows a make up lady who's good (she did my friends make up when she had her wedding at Dreams). I may have to end up doing that. FYI I know sometimes I share info that no one may have asked, but I figure it may answer some questions you may have in the near future :)

 

You said that you sent pictures and asked for lights on the palm trees... Are they charging you for the lights around the palm tress? If so, how much?



#3600 neliruz

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:19 AM

You said that you sent pictures and asked for lights on the palm trees... Are they charging you for the lights around the palm tress? If so, how much?


Hey mandiesue I'm working with an outside decorator so I'm sure she's charging I don't know how Much. ..I know the resort has done it for others before but not sure at what charge. .

Now I'm thinking about hair and makeup at the resort has anyone read reviews or seen pictures?
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Hey strawberry sprkl I've read hit or miss reviews. .I've seen good pics.. most ppl recommend u go the day before to do a trial. . That way they get familiar with u and what u want for the next day. .also if u have a hairstyle in mind bring a photo. .I've heard they do well with that




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