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Thanks for posting! I wonder why they set up so many chairs when there weren't people to be in them? Hmm...and not a fan of the non-private beach either. 
 



 

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Just a thought but do you need a dance floor if you're having the reception by the pool? The ground is already hardened cement which is great for dancing unless of course you plan on doing the moon walk and need a wooden dance floor for that.

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Hi Plamento and Dreams palm beach ladies!

 

That is exciting that we are both having our wedding the same weekend! I think it will be nice for you to have a smaller wedding group. I am really stressing the amount of people and trying to coordinate it all!! I definitely want to do something private for my group but was trying to do several appetizers and drinks since everybody will be eating all day considering it is an all inclusive. I want to focus the reception on the dancing and drinks lol...not really the food.  I may change my mind. I just have been to many wedding where there is a nice sit down dinner and it doesn't even get eaten because everyone is busy dancing. Also with 80+ guests it gets REALLY expensive to pay for dinner for each! I am really torn about photography!! I am more into the artistic type photos like www.katyanovablog.com or http://michaelsteingard.com/#home/rather than the traditional type photographers. But those are more $$.

 

**My visit to Dreams both helped and stressed me out more. I was staying at a different resort, Secrets Sanctuary, cap cana, (which is truly an amazing place for a honeymoon) and I only had a short time to visit Dreams and get my questions answered. The resort is very social and we choose it for this reason. It is also family friendly.for guests that have children. I was originally thinking of having the ceremony at the gazebo, which is pretty in and of itself, but it is far from the beach and really doesn't have a very good view. It is also is small and it would be difficult to accomodate a larger wedding. So I am rethinking it and having it on the beach!! Then I want my reception by the pool. I just hope there is room for the # of guests and a dance floor!

 

I am stressing air fare!! anyone having luck with this!!?? or suggestions? okay I am going on and on...if you have questions ask! :)

 

 



 

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Does anyone have pictures of the linens, flowers and cakes offered?

If you've used an outside florist or rental store for linens do you mind providing me that info? Thanks!

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Hello ladies,

 

Are most of you getting your makeup & hair done at the salon/spa? Or are most of you doing your own makeup/having someone else apply your makeup? I'm debating if I should trust the girls at the salon to do my makeup or not?? Hair I'm not so worried about since my style will be simple.

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Definitely my hair...but not sure about my makeup either.  I am normally go pretty neutral shades and am worried about them putting it on way too much/dark.  But thinking about doing a trial if it is reasonable and then I could decide.  So probably will make both appointments just to be safe!

 

Mel...how did you contact the Jellyfish?  I sent an email through their website and still have not heard back.  I am considering have my reception there.

 

Thanks!

Carrie

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Hey Carrie,

 

You can reach the Jellyfish restaurant at the following email addy: jellyfishrestaurant@gmail.com. The wedding coordinator's name is Mayte. Don't worry if she doesn't get back to you right away, she does at least 2-3 weddings a week so she's extremely busy. But she will get back to you . . . that I can promise you. Check out this forum Jellyfish Restaurant,   you'll get tons of info here.

 

And thanks for the hair/makeup advice. I'm thinking of doing the same thing, a trial a few days before, and if it's horrible, I'll do my own makeup. :)

 

Best of luck, and happy planning!!


 

Originally Posted by CandM2012 View Post

Definitely my hair...but not sure about my makeup either.  I am normally go pretty neutral shades and am worried about them putting it on way too much/dark.  But thinking about doing a trial if it is reasonable and then I could decide.  So probably will make both appointments just to be safe!

 

Mel...how did you contact the Jellyfish?  I sent an email through their website and still have not heard back.  I am considering have my reception there.

 

Thanks!

Carrie



 

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For those of you who have already gotten legally married at Dreams Palm Beach by the judge, did you write your own ceremony script? Do they have a "generic" one that they use at the resort? I have started on mine, but I wasn't sure what they usually do there. Anyone have any idea??

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ElizabethRodriguez4.2.11Finished-36.jpgmy budoir shoot...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Ladies sorry i havent been around.... but i was going crazy with the wedding! My wedding was on July 4th please see attached pictures and my review....

 

-For my save the dates i did passport magnets from magnetstreet.com

-For my invites i did pocket invitation from Magnetstreet .com

-for my gift to my spouse i did a budoir shoot with jenerations... amazing...

-for my welcome gift i decided not to do the welcome bag alot of the things i would put inside most of my guest would already bring so what i did was a bottle of brugal "extra viejo" per family in a bag with a a tag on it saying thanks for coming our wedding dates and names by rebecca at allurements....(i will post a picture of it if i find one =)) i ended up buying these in a local supermarket... the bags i bought online http://www.papermart.com/Product%20Pages/Product.aspx?GroupID=2513&ParentGroupID=18984

-for my programs i did the fans by rebecca at allurements she was amazing and got back to me right away on everything.

-for bridal party i gave them coach bags and earrings that i wanted them to wear for the wedding and the men got coach wallets ( i went to the coach outlet)

- i did a welcome letter for all of my guest with a timeline of events that i had planned. i made a seperate one for my bridal party.

-i did the ceremony in la perroquia de nuestra senora which is right next to the pc airport 15 minutes away from the resort. i used dj mannia for the music at the ceremony and for the music at the reception he did a great job...

SAVEDATEINVITEINVIITE INSIDERSVP

 

 

My Wedding July 4 2011
Hello ladies i wanted to give u guys a quick review because i know you ladies helped me alot=)
Lets start with the hotel this hotel is excellent the service is great the property is very well maintained and the food is sooooo good. i loved this hotel and i would def go back.
as far as the wedding department! ever since melani has been switched out i see things getting worse i wasn't getting emails back from the wc, if i sent emails i would get one question answered out of 5, which was very upsetting. Once i saw this happening i put my self very organized i made spread sheet with questions i made a list of music for the dj i did a time line to the minute of more or less how i wanted my day to go. the only thing i regret was not making a list of what i expected from my wedding cordinator... and the reason i did this was because since they deal with so many weddings i would think that they would know or be fully trained...
when i got to the resort i was told that my meeting with Leticia was the next day which was the 2nd. when i met with her she was a little disorganized she was asking me questions about things that was already discussed and right in front of her... i expected this since i went through 6 cordinators. My first impression was that she was def not a people person. She had asked me if i got champagne and strawberrys and till this day i didnt get it. (y bring it up?) i then gave her a suite case with all the decor and with my cake accesories which she messed it up. The cake did not come out like the picture i sent her which i am telling you guys must of been the simplest cake.
The Day Of the Wedding
I never heard fron her i went to go get my makeup and hair done and had to call my to be husband to go look for her to see if she can please get us a room so the bridal party could get ready i mean a simple phone call in the am to see what my day was going to look like  would of been nice. she is the wedding cordinator! anyway when i got to my room around 2 i still didnt hear from her i called the front desk to get her, she finally called me back around 230 i asked her if she had seen my photographger she had no idea if he was there or not...ugh...(which he was because he is the best in the dr ;)) http://vimeo.com/26107036 but that made me very stressed the thought that maybe he wasnt there. Which she should of known this.
as far as my ceremony i didnt do it at dreams because i disliked all the ceremony locations the beach is way to hott and public, then the gazebo was also to public for me. so i did it at la perroquia de nuestra senora it was so beautiful it was everything i wanted and more i used amstar to transport people which is affiliated with dreams but i didnt go through dreams because they seem to inflate all the prices. the ceremony was spiritual, private and it was just perfect. 
 Since i did my ceremony out of dreams they dont handle it outside of dreams which is fine no big deal but i felt that i did pay for a ceremony so that in that case my wc should of been a little more involved or just ask questions is everything ok with that and so forth but she was just so not into anything and i was very disappointed with her.  I think to avoid this please just write down everything you guys expectfrom her. 
The reception
it was very nice the music was so good thanks to DJ Mannia who i also used for the ceremony and he was great! as far as leticia i didnt see her much and i felt that i was organizing everything even with the entrances and when it came to the cake cutting she sisnt guide us at all we were both kind of confused and it was just awful;(.
i am not happy with the wedding department but overall everything turned out great but i do feel as though it did because of how organized i tried to keep everything.
florist
i used floresteria el tronco owner is rosa marte. she was better priced then the resort and she is amazing. the day that i got there she sat with me for 3 hours and showed me my flowers and how she was going to do everything in details. re emails she is not the greatest but when u arrive even if its something that doesnt have to do with flowers she goes out of her way to make it happen which is rare.
my photographer
Jochy fersobe- he is not with the resort but he is AMAZZZZZZIIIIINNNNGGG! i will posted a link with my same day editing video so you can see just a little piece of his work!

Ladies remember when i told you about the suite case with decor that i brought to leticia i just want to let you know that she never gave it back her communication skills by person is just as bad as emails. i  had to make a trip while in my honeymoon to go back and claim my stuff... she even had my waterford glasses.

Overall i had a great time who wouldnt you are truly in paradise with all your family and friends. Things will go wrong just try not to stress and look at the overall picture. yes it would of been better if i had a different wedding cordinator but we hAD a blast and the food is good and thats what is important. ladies write a check list and write down everything u want to ask because they are totally disorganized!
church.jpgchurch2.jpgmytable.jpgtable!.jpgmytable1.jpgDSC07124 (2).JPGDSC07153 (2).JPG
Hope this helps

 

 

 

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