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#931 DRbride2011

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    Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:50 AM

    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to this site and have found so much information in the last 93 pages. I should start by thanking all of of you for your posts. I am going to book my package with my TA on Saturday and am not sure whick room cat to pick. I am wondering if I should go with the honeymoon or the PC honeymoon suite. She also told me that there is a PC honeymoon ocean front suite. I am so confused...they are all different prices, but i really just want to have something very nice for my wedding. Any thoughts? :)

    #932 Maybride2010atDreamsLR

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      Posted 07 May 2010 - 07:27 PM

      Hi Ladies,
      We returned Wednesday from our wedding at Dreams La Romana. We had a much more uncomplicated wedding than most of you are planning but hopefully my experience will help for you future brides.

      First of all I have to say.... don’t listen to any negative reviews on Trip Advisor because you have nothing to worry about. The resort is the best I have ever been to and Dan and I have been going to all inclusive resorts every year for the past 10 years. In fact, we chose this one for our wedding as we had gone to this resort 10 years ago when it was a 4 and a half star called Casa Del Mar. It is even better now.
      Our group of 25 had a fabulous time and I didn’t hear one complaint about anything. The rooms were great; my guests were all in building 5. Dan and I had the Ocean front suite in the preferred club, building 7, beautiful, totally worth the extra money.

      The wedding:

      We had a meeting the day after arrival with Yanna. She is an absolute delight. Yanna, pronounced Janna, was extremely confident and was on top of all my plans even the emails from 4 months ago. So I did not need to bring any printed emails or price quotes. She had it all there. There were no discrepancies in prices or confirmation of requests, everything I was promised on email was ready for us. Yanna walked us to the beach and showed us exactly where we would walk down the aisle and where the guests would be. We did not have a rehearsal, I didn’t think we needed one and we didn’t really want to waste good vacation time doing a run through.

      I didn’t think about the wedding until the day of, we were all having such a great time enjoying the ocean and pool and all the entertainment. The only thing I had to remember was to put my dress and the grooms clothes on the bed the day before the wedding. They were taken and returned wrinkle free that same afternoon.

      I have thick curly hair and figured the hair salon was not going to have any better luck than myself at taming it in the humidity so I chose not to use the hair salon. I am happy to say that a big handful of styling mousse and a rhinestone hair band did the trick. Took me less than 15 minutes to do my own hair and makeup and I was pleased with the results. So unfortunately, I don’t have any feedback on the salon.

      We did our ceremony on the beach, we chose the floral archway, and it was beautiful, exactly like the pictures Tiara and Yanna sent via email. There is also another archway made out of palms, it is also beautiful. They can make them into huge heart shape arches. I almost went with that, I had a really hard time choosing as they are both so pretty. I also had the a white and red rose bouquet in fresh flowers. The bouquet arrived the afternoon of the wedding in lots of time for pictures before the ceremony.

      Our reception was at the SSG, outside on the deck, we even used the deck as the dance floor. You would have to watch if you have spike heels if you choose this option. We rented the entire restaurant so we could have danced up on the tiled floor but being such a small party of only 25, it all fit perfectly on the deck part. We brought our own Bose iPod dock and played our own music. Worked out great. The food was awesome and the servers were fantastic. The only blip in our day was with the dessert, we had booked a sundae bar for dessert instead of picking a dessert off the menu. When dessert time came they passed out apple cobbler with ice cream. We kind of looked down and thought huh?? Then said to each other “oh well?” “Wonder what happened?” We really didn’t give it another thought. We were all so full by that time and looking forward to the dance. We also bought an extra pound of cake, it was not necessary. Less than half was touched. The cake was great. It was very moist. We had chocolate.

      All our guests told us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. They all said it was so laid back and fun, they really enjoyed themselves.

      I will try to figure out how to post pictures and get some on this weekend.
      I hope this review helps. Keep in mind ladies that you have a beautiful ocean and beach as your backdrop. Extra decorations are really not necessary. When you look at everyone’s pictures, they are all pictures taken on the beach. Not in front of decorations. The other thing to remember is the humidity and your hair.... I spent a few weeks before trying all different brands of styling gels and mousse to find one that would control frizzy humidity hair.

      Send me any questions you may have. I will try to answer them for you.

      Amy;
      It was so nice meeting you Amy. I watched your wedding from the balcony of my room. It was beautiful. You had some really fun guests at your wedding. I met some in the pool drinking shooters. LOL. Thanks for the "Bride to Be" sash. That was really sweet of you to pass it along.
      :~~~ Liane & Dan ~~~
      May 3, 2010

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      #933 jenne

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        Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:30 PM

        Congratulations Liane! I'm so happy you had such a great wedding and vacation :)
        Jennifer

        #934 lizzyjayne

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          Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:17 AM

          Congratulations, your wedding looked beautiful, so glad you had a great time and thanks for the review, its always good to hear positive feed back xo

          #935 dolfinluck

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            Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:33 AM

            Congrats Liane!!! thanks for such a great review!

            #936 nsimpson

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              Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:01 AM

              Liane,

              Congratulations and welcome back!! Your wedding sounds like it was just perfect and magical! Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review and let us know how everything went.

              I do have one question-- I'd posted it earlier but I think it got lost in all of the excitement!! LOL -- I wanted to know how the entertainment was overall and if there was a "circus night?"

              Thanks and congrats again!!
              Love is a wonderful thing!
              Nadia and SergeSeptember 2010

              #937 nsimpson

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                Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:11 AM

                Just bumping this up so we don't lose the list!!

                Congrats to the April and May brides!!!

                Ladies who are new to the post, please add yourself in so we can cheer you on! :)


                LaRomanaBride - Feb 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                Bridget - March 15, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                jlcoon - April 13 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                Jenne - April 21, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                LaRomanaStacey - April 22, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                Odarcka -April 26, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                Amy - April 28, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                Maybride2010 - May 3, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                hjack - May 7, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS (date twins)!
                brbr.bo - May 7, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS (date twins)!
                Heather (dolphinluck) - May 15, 2010
                KPEG - May 19, 2010
                fyniac - May 26, 2010
                VallieR - May 29, 2010
                LizzyJane- July 6, 2010
                GEM - July 9, 2010
                Andrea (sunandsand) - July 14, 2010
                Nadia - Sept 3, 2010
                Pink_Petals -Sept 10, 2010
                LastMinuteCouple - Jan 12, 2011[/QUOTE]


                Wow! I can barely believe how fast we're all getting "hitched!" Seems like just yesterday we all were making preparations and trying to figure out DYI projects!!! LOL
                Love is a wonderful thing!
                Nadia and SergeSeptember 2010

                #938 NancM

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                  Posted 08 May 2010 - 12:35 PM

                  Hi ladies,

                  Congratulations Liane & thank you for posting your review! Again, we appreciate the feedback. Sounds like you, your husband and your guests all enjoyed themselves. I look forward to seeing photos if you have the time to post them.

                  Thanks Nadia for putting the list of wedding dates back on the board...realized I've never added my date. Congratulations everyone & best of luck to everyone still planning their big day!

                  LaRomanaBride - Feb 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                  Bridget - March 15, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                  jlcoon - April 13 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                  Jenne - April 21, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                  LaRomanaStacey - April 22, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                  Odarcka -April 26, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                  Amy - April 28, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                  Maybride2010 - May 3, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS!
                  hjack - May 7, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS (date twins)!
                  brbr.bo - May 7, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS (date twins)!
                  Heather (dolphinluck) - May 15, 2010
                  KPEG - May 19, 2010
                  fyniac - May 26, 2010
                  VallieR - May 29, 2010
                  LizzyJane- July 6, 2010
                  GEM - July 9, 2010
                  Andrea (sunandsand) - July 14, 2010
                  Nadia - Sept 3, 2010
                  Pink_Petals -Sept 10, 2010
                  Nancy (NancM) - Nov. 16, 2010
                  LastMinuteCouple - Jan 12, 2011

                  Everyone's comments and advice have been terrific.

                  Have a great weekend!
                  Nancy
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                  #939 flowersfizz28

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                    Posted 08 May 2010 - 01:41 PM

                    Wow another fantastic reveiw!!! many many congratulatins Lianne!!!

                    Im after a little bit of advice! Tiara has got back to me and has advised me that as we are such a small party, dinner on the pier or the beach would be the best way to go after renewing our vows! can anyone give me their opinion, both sound lovely! not sure what to do? is it still very warm after sundown as this will be the time of our meal?

                    #940 NancM

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                      Posted 08 May 2010 - 02:44 PM

                      Hi flowersfizz28,

                      I've only seen pictures of the pier and it really does seem pretty...I believe some of the other brides on this forum have had their cocktail hour there, so they may be better suited to help you. I'm not sure how I would feel eating on the beach for the sole reason of the possibility of sand blowing around when I'm trying to eat...other than that, I'm sure it would be beautiful too! Not very good at this advice thing, am I? :)

                      As for the weather, that too I'm not familiar with, but I don't think it cools down too much...again, others who've been there would know more than I do. When are you going to be there?

                      Nancy
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