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#621 seattlebrew

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    Posted 16 April 2011 - 06:30 AM

    Hi Ladies!

    I was wondering the same thing as Jillbu11 about the different reception locations.

    As far as I understand (for a group of 20 or so people), I can consider a reception on the beach, poolside or in one of the restaurants.  I am at the beginning stages of my wedding planning and will put putting a deposit down for DPB within the next week or so.  Any thoughts or advice or pictures that would help decide would be greatly appreciated!!  How did you all decide?
    Thank you!!!
    M



    #622 JPenny

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      Posted 16 April 2011 - 07:29 AM

      I think you need to think about what kind of reception you want to have.

       

      You can go to the restaraunt but its not private and you can't have dancing. However, you don't have to pay extra.

      If you want an outdoor reception you can either do beach or poolside. Beach is obviously beautiful  but you do have to put up with wind and loud noises from waves crashing. Poolside is still outside with less wind and noise but not as private.

      Then the ballrooms you get private reception that is indoors. Don't have to worry about the weather.

       

      So ultimately you just need to decide whats important to you and which type of reception you would like best. Good luck!
       

      Originally Posted by seattlebrew 

      Hi Ladies!

      I was wondering the same thing as Jillbu11 about the different reception locations.

      As far as I understand (for a group of 20 or so people), I can consider a reception on the beach, poolside or in one of the restaurants.  I am at the beginning stages of my wedding planning and will put putting a deposit down for DPB within the next week or so.  Any thoughts or advice or pictures that would help decide would be greatly appreciated!!  How did you all decide?
      Thank you!!!
      M



       



      #623 seattlebrew

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        Posted 16 April 2011 - 08:40 AM

        Thank you JPenny!  I really appreciate your help!

         

        Originally Posted by JPenny 

        I think you need to think about what kind of reception you want to have.

         

        You can go to the restaraunt but its not private and you can't have dancing. However, you don't have to pay extra.

        If you want an outdoor reception you can either do beach or poolside. Beach is obviously beautiful  but you do have to put up with wind and loud noises from waves crashing. Poolside is still outside with less wind and noise but not as private.

        Then the ballrooms you get private reception that is indoors. Don't have to worry about the weather.

         

        So ultimately you just need to decide whats important to you and which type of reception you would like best. Good luck!
         



         



         



        #624 plamento

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          Posted 16 April 2011 - 12:59 PM

          seattlebrew- just so you know you dont pick your location until you get there. they can keep note of where you are thinking but you dont reserve it with your deposit. i dont know why they have this policy i think its stupid because if you book yours in advance you should get first choice but owell.

           

          Originally Posted by seattlebrew 

          Hi Ladies!

          I was wondering the same thing as Jillbu11 about the different reception locations.

          As far as I understand (for a group of 20 or so people), I can consider a reception on the beach, poolside or in one of the restaurants.  I am at the beginning stages of my wedding planning and will put putting a deposit down for DPB within the next week or so.  Any thoughts or advice or pictures that would help decide would be greatly appreciated!!  How did you all decide?
          Thank you!!!
          M



           



          #625 jillbu11

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            Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:48 AM

            Thanks for your help ladies!

            This was going to be my next question about reserving your locations....this kind of makes me nervous that you don't pick the locations until you are down there!!! I saw on the facebook page that someone was stuck with a ballroom reception (which I'm sure is nice but she wanted an outdoor reception) because the other locations were already occupied.  I would just be very disappointed to go all the way down there and not be able to have an outdoor reception.  Now I don't know what to do?!?  Any advice on this issue?

            Thanks
             

            Originally Posted by plamento 

            seattlebrew- just so you know you dont pick your location until you get there. they can keep note of where you are thinking but you dont reserve it with your deposit. i dont know why they have this policy i think its stupid because if you book yours in advance you should get first choice but owell.

             



             



             



            #626 CCin331

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              Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:34 AM

              As far as selecting your location my best advice would be to make sure you get down there days in advance to have an advantage over another couple getting your desired reception location before you. Other than that, don't stress it too much as the number of brides who did not incur this issue exceedingly overpowers the number of brides who do.


              Dreams Palm Beach 7.23.2011 Bride&Groom +40 Booked... http://www.mywedding...rineandmichael/

              #627 CCin331

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                Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:41 AM

                For centerpieces I am doing 3 hurricane vases per table of varying sizes with submerged cymbidium orchids and floating candles. I'm also having table crystals spread out on each table. There is also a vendor out there called Grupo ilusiones that have great prices and have every rental item you might need for the big day. You can google the name and email the woman for a list of prices that you will have to convert to usd from dominican pesos.


                Dreams Palm Beach 7.23.2011 Bride&Groom +40 Booked... http://www.mywedding...rineandmichael/

                #628 CCin331

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                  Posted 18 April 2011 - 05:49 AM

                  Okay so for our OOT Bags (we are considering this our Favor to our guests along with a cigar rolling class) we really wanted to keep it practical and by this I mean things our guests will use and don't have to take home with our names and date all over the place. This forum gave me so many ideas so thank you all! I am in the process of putting everything together and I will post pictures once I am done...

                   

                  Attached to each item will be a favor tag with a unique phrase for each item (stole that idea from here wink.gif

                   

                  • Welcome/Thank You Letter personally signed by Bride and Groom
                  • Resort Brochure
                  • Map of Punta Cana
                  • Detailed List of Restaurants
                  • White Chocolate Starfish with Brown Sugar at the bottom of a cellophane bag tied with Raffia..."Sweet Memories"
                  • Personalized Lip Balm Tubes..."With Love and Kisses"
                  • Personalized Lifesavers... "Love Savers" & ingredients reads, "Family, Friends, Love, and Laughter" (Ebay for label and Lot of Lifesavers)
                  • Deck of Playing Cards (Oriental Trading, for the beach or that rainy day)... "Two of a Kind"
                  • Wedding Quotes Pen and Note Pad (oriental trading)..."A True Love Story Never Ends"
                  • Mini Room Spray... "Aroma-nce"
                  • Wine Charms... (haven't decided what to write for this yet, ANY IDEAS?" (Charm Your Wine, Eat Drink and Be Married, Charmed You Could Be Here, Cheers to Happily Ever After)
                  • Tissues (oriental trading)... "If You Have an Issue, Here's a Tissue"
                  • Wrist Coils (Oriental Trading) and Soft Vertical ID/Badge Holders for ROOM KEYS... "To Have and to Hold"
                  • Hangover Kit (have yet to purchase but will def include)... "In Sickness and in Health"
                  • Either a Cocktail Mix, Local Coffee Pack, or Local Liquor souvenir... "Love at First Sip"

                   

                  AND for my nieces, aka My Flower Girl and Ring Bearess... I am making them their own OOT Bags with the following contents:

                   

                  • Pink Flower Camera (Knot.com)
                  • Lip Balm Tube
                  • Loves Saver
                  • White Chocolate Starfish
                  • Flip Flop Gummies (oriental)
                  • Love and Peace Silly Bandz
                  • Tic Tac Toe Beach Towel, includes X and O games pieces (Oriental)
                  • Pearl Charm Bracelet (Ebay)

                  Dreams Palm Beach 7.23.2011 Bride&Groom +40 Booked... http://www.mywedding...rineandmichael/

                  #629 swojdyla

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                    Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:06 AM

                    Hey Everyone! Just wanted to put it out there that I'm visiting Dreams Palm Beach the first week in May.  I'm trying to decide on a resort so I'm visiting a couple different properties.  Right now I'm working on all the questions I have for them so if anyone would like me to ask specific questions for them or take some pictures feel free to PM me. I'm open to help and suggestions!! Since I'm in the beginning stages right now!! Thanks in advance! Happy Planning!!



                    #630 swojdyla

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                      Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:11 AM

                      CCin Thanks for all the info!! Can't wait to see the final product!!






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