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#981 lizzyjayne

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    Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:14 AM

    Originally Posted by DRbride2011
    Hello Everyone!

    I am new to this forum and I am booked with Dreams La Romana for the endof April 2011.
    I was wondering if any of the brides who have already gotten married would recommend the preferred club? I have booked the honeymoon suite but not preferred. Help! :)
    Welcome to the site, you will find a lot of answers here which is a lot easier than asking the wedding coordionators who are up to their eyes, and although your wedding is really important to you they realise its a year away and believe me you will change your mind on lots between now and then lol Ours is 7 weeks today and I've changed my mind on decoration, wedding ceremony and reception venue lol.

    Hope you enjoy your planning, I kinda miss havin it all to plan :o( ask any questions here you'll always get answers

    #982 JoNewhams

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      Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:21 PM

      Hey ladies!

      Ok so I know It's been ages since I posted on here but It's taken me the best part of a whole evening to catch up with everyone's posts haha.

      I've just realised Dolfin is actually married now! Soooo excited and can't wait for your review (When you read this)

      Lizzy if you miss having planning to do then please by all means take over mine :-)

      Congrats and welcome DRbride :-)

      Jenne, I've heard loads and loads of mixed reviews about the rooms, is it true their all the same apart from the views?

      #983 nsimpson

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        Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:05 PM

        Liane - thanks so much for the answer regarding entertainment (i love the little bit about being "married not dead!!!" LOL)

        DRBride - you're in the right place if it's answers and support that you're looking for :)

        Dolfinluc - YEA!!! You're officially hitched :) Congratulations!!
        Love is a wonderful thing!
        Nadia and SergeSeptember 2010

        #984 amygirl1169

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          Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:52 PM

          I agree with Jenne - only bother with the preferred club if your other guests are going preferred as well. Otherwise, you will be slightly far from where they are.

          I had my parents and the bridal party upgraded to the preferred club and then some of our other guests chose to upgrade themselves, so it was nice for us to be in the preferred side as well.

          Plus you get to use the uber quiet, relaxing preferred club pool. The free wifi, 10% spa discount and premium booze was nice too but you can live without.

          Some of our guests just borrowed our black preferred club keys to get the bright yellow preferred club towels in order to use the pool area - then no one asks you any questions or even checks into whether you're preferred or not!

          #985 Maybride2010atDreamsLR

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            Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:29 PM

            We booked the oceanfront suite, I didn't realize at the time that it would be part of the preferred club. I was lucky because all of our guests were in the building right beside ours. So it worked out great. I am so glad we splurged on the suite, was a treat for us and also gave the girls lots of room to get ready.
            The day after the wedding, we got away from our guests and spent the afternoon in the preferred club pool. It was nice to get away from all the partying and have some "us" time. I would recommend getting a suite. Nice to feel a little more pampered then the usual vacations.
            :~~~ Liane & Dan ~~~
            May 3, 2010


            #986 DRbride2011

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              Posted 21 May 2010 - 12:43 AM

              Thank you so much for your replies and welcoming words!

              None of our are guests are going preferred so we chose not to as well and good point of being near them!

              My fiance and I are going for 2 weeks- 1st week in deluxe room, 2nd week in the honeymoon suite. I read that any suite is part of the preferred club, have any of you heard that? Also unlike Dreams PC there is only 1 honeymoon suite at La romana, maybe I need to stop researching and stick to this site. :)

              #987 dolfinluck

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                Posted 21 May 2010 - 08:45 AM

                We'll we are back! thanks for all the well wishes! the wedding was great, a couple of bumps in the road but nothing major. we did the wedding ceremony at the gazebo and reception on the beach with the bonfire for the last hour. I will post a full review with pics soon (need to get some from family and pro photographer). would def recommend being in building 5 as the spa is at one end and the gazebo is at the other end. you dont have to be in the preferred club to be there.

                #988 lizzyjayne

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                  Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:32 AM

                  Just thought I'd move this up again, also to get the new bdw brides to add their dates

                  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) - CONGRATULATIONS
                  KPEG - May 19 - CONGRATULATIONS
                  fyniac - May 26, 2010
                  VallieR - May 29, 2010
                  Lesley - (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
                  JoNewhams - March 3, 2011

                  Congratulations KPEG hope you had a great day.

                  Two more then its me, so excited

                  Just noticed on the last few posts about preferred club, someone saying about premium brands, are these only available if your preferred club? It doesn't say that on the website, does it? My best friend will be very upset as she only drinks Bombay Sapphire and I told her she would be able to get it. OOps

                  #989 Pink_Petals

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                    Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:52 AM

                    Welcome to the site DRbride2011 :)

                    Dolfinluck; Welcome back and Congrats to you and your new hubby :) Happy to hear overall you had a wonderful wedding. Cant wait to see pics and read your review!

                    Its been a while since Ive posted...been a little busy!
                    So I did some shopping for wedding stuff and my dress finally arrived and I wanted to share it with you guys :) Hope this might help some people with their wedding planning! I know Im probably supposed to post this on the planning section of the site but your guys' opinion matters more to me since we are all getting married at the same resort :)

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                    This is for my sand ceremony; Sand Picture frames are either expensive or sold out. So I bought this frame from Home Sense and Im going to drill a hole at the top where the sand will be poured. The two vases I got from Michaels which were cheap but I saw the same exact ones art Walmart which were even cheaper. I going to buy my colored sand (hot pink and brown) online.

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                    So I looked all over the place for a Cake Topper Monogram but they were all 50+ plus shipping so I bought this one for $25 from Michaels.

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                    So after being quoted $200 for a centerpiece at DLR, I decided to buy these apothecary jars and fill them in with diverse things (i.e. preserved roses, flameless candle, etc). I will post a pic of the final product once its done. I got really lucky and I found these at Home Sense...they are usually pretty expensive but I only paid $10 with the discounted price.

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                    I looked around a lot for a nice guest book and couldnt find one I really liked so I went on Etsy.com and found a lot of them. This one was my favourite. I paid (with shipping/handling) $54. Not the best deal but I just loved it so much.

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                    I received my approval photos for my bouquet and boutonniere from Angel's Accents a few days ago and Im super happy with them. Angel is amazing and her work is just breathtaking!! I would totally recommend her!!

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                    These are my earrings...I got them from Bittersweet at Yorkdale Mall...

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                    This is my necklace, also purchased from Bittersweet.

                    The jewelry cost a lot and I felt really bad...I actually wanted to return them but my parents who are super duper amazing (they are paying for our entire wedding) really insisted on me keeping it so I did.

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                    And finally my dress came in :) *YAY* Im going in for my first fitting at the end of June.

                    I still got a lot to do (buy parasols, lanterns, table linens, ring bowl, petal isle runner, etc) but so far Im on track.

                    Hope you guys liked them...sorry for the long post

                    Married @ Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic September 10th 2010

                    #990 Pink_Petals

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                      Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:53 AM

                      p.s. The last pic of me wearing my dress got stretched... *urgh* makes me look fatter *lol*
                      Married @ Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic September 10th 2010

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