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#661 CCin331

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    Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:42 PM

    Is anyone shipping anything to the resort? How far ahead in advance should we do this?


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

    #662 gracielemon

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      Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:19 AM

      Hello Ladies!

       

      Happy Planning to everyone! I am new here and am SOOO glad I found this website! So much feedback and great ideas!!

       

      I am getting married at Dreams Palm Beach on Oct 21, 2011. We are already at 80 booked and counting and I am not a planning kind of person. I did go visit the resort about a month ago so that helped a little. Anyone else doing a wedding about that size who has suggestions. I was originally thinking of having the ceremony at the Gazebo and the wedding coordinator assure me that they can accomodate the # of guests I am anticipating...but while visiting the gazebo looks a lot smaller than I had thought it would be. Plus we are going all the way to a beautiful carribean island it would make sense to take advantage of the landscape for the wedding, right? I was thinking of doing more of a cocktail/ appetizer thing since it is an all inclusive resort and people have been already doing lots of eating?! what does everyone think about that?



      #663 CCin331

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        Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:29 PM

        Hey, I think with 80 guests going out of their way to be there for your big day you should def treat them to a catered dinner and dancing so that the night isn't lost once your ceremony finishes. It's a nice way to have an amazing time with your guests while maintaining the momentum of your Wedding Day.
         

        Originally Posted by gracielemon 

        Hello Ladies!

         

        Happy Planning to everyone! I am new here and am SOOO glad I found this website! So much feedback and great ideas!!

         

        I am getting married at Dreams Palm Beach on Oct 21, 2011. We are already at 80 booked and counting and I am not a planning kind of person. I did go visit the resort about a month ago so that helped a little. Anyone else doing a wedding about that size who has suggestions. I was originally thinking of having the ceremony at the Gazebo and the wedding coordinator assure me that they can accomodate the # of guests I am anticipating...but while visiting the gazebo looks a lot smaller than I had thought it would be. Plus we are going all the way to a beautiful carribean island it would make sense to take advantage of the landscape for the wedding, right? I was thinking of doing more of a cocktail/ appetizer thing since it is an all inclusive resort and people have been already doing lots of eating?! what does everyone think about that?



         


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

        #664 CCin331

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          Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:35 PM

          So my FH recently decided he wants to have an at home reception. It would be held in a restaurant/ lounge. We are getting married July 23 in DPB and the reception would be about a month later... It will also be his 30th bday/ A year from the day he proposed, so definitely worth a celebration. We would place the focus on it being an at home reception and just have the cake for his birthday instead of a second wedding cake kind of thing. Here's my question... Do we still invite guests that attended our destination wedding? My fear is people being offended by npt getting invited, however, I would not want them to think they have to give us a second gift/check or whatever. Please help!!!


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

          #665 plamento

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            Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:05 PM

            Gracie my wedding is on oct 20, 2011!!! I will see you there!! mine is much smaller though only about 20 something, i cant believe you got that many people all of ours invited have already backed out owell their lose.  Its up to you where you want to have your ceremony do you want to walk on the beach or not really is what it goes down to....i also would do the whole party for everyone since they did come all that way but thats just my opinion...its your day, did you like the resort? are you happy with your choice? when are you getting down there? im so happy someone else on here is getting married around the time we are yay

             

            Originally Posted by gracielemon 

            Hello Ladies!

             

            Happy Planning to everyone! I am new here and am SOOO glad I found this website! So much feedback and great ideas!!

             

            I am getting married at Dreams Palm Beach on Oct 21, 2011. We are already at 80 booked and counting and I am not a planning kind of person. I did go visit the resort about a month ago so that helped a little. Anyone else doing a wedding about that size who has suggestions. I was originally thinking of having the ceremony at the Gazebo and the wedding coordinator assure me that they can accomodate the # of guests I am anticipating...but while visiting the gazebo looks a lot smaller than I had thought it would be. Plus we are going all the way to a beautiful carribean island it would make sense to take advantage of the landscape for the wedding, right? I was thinking of doing more of a cocktail/ appetizer thing since it is an all inclusive resort and people have been already doing lots of eating?! what does everyone think about that?



             



            #666 ConRis

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              Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:52 PM

              Hey ladies....

               

              I am getting married at Dreams Palm Beach on Dec. 3, 2011 and I am trying to decide on the photographer. Based on what I have read here we are trying to decide between HDC and Carribean Emotions...any advice?



              #667 gracielemon

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                Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:42 AM

                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! :)



                #668 CCin331

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                  Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:10 PM

                  Well I do know the pool only accommodates 40 to 40 people tops.

                   


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                  #669 Mel2010

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                    Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:15 PM

                    Hey ladies, this question goes out to the brides who have recently got married at the DPB. I have a question regarding makeup / hair. Did past brides use the salon services on site and were you satisfied with your hair/makeup? A friend of mine got married in Jamaica last year and had a really bad experience with her makeup. She ended up having to wash it off and redo her own makeup.

                     

                    To upcoming brides: Are you planning on getting your makeup/hair done at the resort salon?



                    #670 gracielemon

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                      Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:41 PM


                      Hi Elizabeth!

                       

                      I was wondering what local florist you are using for flowers and what flowers you were thinking about using? Thanks!
                       

                      Originally Posted by elizabethrodriguez314 


                      this is great thanks canadian=) why are u stuck with the bm dresses? where are u having your reception

                       

                      i also did website, booked dj & photographer, i have my idea for the oot bags already just waiting till i get closer to the date to purchase them, got my shoes,  my centerpiece i am going to do flowers not from the resort because they are super expensive so i am going through a local florist. my invites are coming this week and will be mailing out by next week=)

                       

                      still to do

                      wedding bands totally forgot about this

                      booking my honeymoon

                      welcome letter

                      name cards for reception

                      groooms outfits

                      ummmm i know i have more to do lol just cant remember

                       


                       


                       


                       






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