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#1231 ebredhawk

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    Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:08 PM

    jodi, oh my gosh. i am so sorry all of that stuff has happened to you recently. when it rains, it certainly pours... although that seems to be an understatement for your situation! i truly hope that your wedding can be the celebration that it seems your whole family needs right now.

    i am so excited for everyone booking more people, that is really awesome!!

    why is it that when people post their to-do lists i always realize more things that need to go on mine?! a lot of my stuff is last minute things (list of pictures for the photographer, getting more sunscreen and aloe, etc.) and stuff other people have to do (my flowers, my makeup bags for my BM gift, my BMs getting their shoes). i still love the feeling of taking something off though!

    so today i got some not so lovely news about my resort... dreams posted their 2010 wedding information and it is more detailed than ever before. unfortunately it came with a few surprises like $15/person set-up fees for both the wedding AND reception. and my big deal breaker... no music or dancing at any of the private reception locations at restaurants. only inside locations are allowed music. we based our decision on information that was available almost a year ago and if they don't honor what was out there when we booked i'll be pretty upset. we'll definitely get married there and stay there, but as for the reception, i'm looking into alternate places right now. thankfully with this forum i was able to find out from other dreams pc brides that this is going on and we're all trying to get answers. all i can say is that i'm thankful i'm not getting married in january and just finding this out now!!

    #1232 caribbeanLover

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      Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:14 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by ebredhawk
      jodi, oh my gosh. i am so sorry all of that stuff has happened to you recently. when it rains, it certainly pours... although that seems to be an understatement for your situation! i truly hope that your wedding can be the celebration that it seems your whole family needs right now.

      i am so excited for everyone booking more people, that is really awesome!!

      why is it that when people post their to-do lists i always realize more things that need to go on mine?! a lot of my stuff is last minute things (list of pictures for the photographer, getting more sunscreen and aloe, etc.) and stuff other people have to do (my flowers, my makeup bags for my BM gift, my BMs getting their shoes). i still love the feeling of taking something off though!

      so today i got some not so lovely news about my resort... dreams posted their 2010 wedding information and it is more detailed than ever before. unfortunately it came with a few surprises like $15/person set-up fees for both the wedding AND reception. and my big deal breaker... no music or dancing at any of the private reception locations at restaurants. only inside locations are allowed music. we based our decision on information that was available almost a year ago and if they don't honor what was out there when we booked i'll be pretty upset. we'll definitely get married there and stay there, but as for the reception, i'm looking into alternate places right now. thankfully with this forum i was able to find out from other dreams pc brides that this is going on and we're all trying to get answers. all i can say is that i'm thankful i'm not getting married in january and just finding this out now!!
      That's horrible, as I understand I based my decision on the packages and it's how I ended up picking the resort I did.
      I have another option for you,
      There is a restaurant called 'jellyfish' it's suppose to be perfect for weddings or reception. You can have music and dancing. I just don't know the details of the prices and stuff, it can def be something to look into. There are also other restuarant. I just know of this one because it's very popular.
      Let us know how it works out in the end.
      Good luck!!!!
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      #1233 echo2_62

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        Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:23 PM

        Erin - I would imagine that the resort would need to honour what they had posted at the time of your booking and not something new that has come in to place. If not then resorts could change all sorts of policies for weddings at last minute and really screw people over if they didn't allow for notice! It's good that you've got your resort thread on here because I'm sure you'll find answers a lot better than if you were just on your own. Just try to have a bit of patience as I'm sure they're getting bombarded with questions about the new wedding brochure from all different places.

        #1234 caribbeanLover

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          Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:26 PM

          I know my package says they are allowed to change anything as they please with out notice. I am assuming a lot of resorts in DR are like that, the ones I looked at anyways all said they can change the packages. It's not right, i was actually very worried about this as I saved XX amount, so if they come up to me and tell me it'll be another $1000 I'd be definitely screwed!!!
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          Happily ever after...

          #1235 latoya1908

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            Posted 08 December 2009 - 05:29 PM

            First let me say...I LOVE YOU BRIDES!! I get the most creative ideas from BDW Brides!

            @ Gregsbride: I think your letter sounds WONDERFUL! So much so, I copied that idea and just had something similar printed on some free vistaprint holiday postcards! LOL!

            #1236 jk1101

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              Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:17 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by ebredhawk
              jodi, oh my gosh. i am so sorry all of that stuff has happened to you recently. when it rains, it certainly pours... although that seems to be an understatement for your situation! i truly hope that your wedding can be the celebration that it seems your whole family needs right now.

              i am so excited for everyone booking more people, that is really awesome!!

              why is it that when people post their to-do lists i always realize more things that need to go on mine?! a lot of my stuff is last minute things (list of pictures for the photographer, getting more sunscreen and aloe, etc.) and stuff other people have to do (my flowers, my makeup bags for my BM gift, my BMs getting their shoes). i still love the feeling of taking something off though!

              so today i got some not so lovely news about my resort... dreams posted their 2010 wedding information and it is more detailed than ever before. unfortunately it came with a few surprises like $15/person set-up fees for both the wedding AND reception. and my big deal breaker... no music or dancing at any of the private reception locations at restaurants. only inside locations are allowed music. we based our decision on information that was available almost a year ago and if they don't honor what was out there when we booked i'll be pretty upset. we'll definitely get married there and stay there, but as for the reception, i'm looking into alternate places right now. thankfully with this forum i was able to find out from other dreams pc brides that this is going on and we're all trying to get answers. all i can say is that i'm thankful i'm not getting married in january and just finding this out now!!
              Oh yes, list of pictures for the photographer! Forgot about that!

              AHHHH...I didn't even think about them being able to change things. I saw the 2010 was out for my resort but figured I already signed something....now I have to check...weren't these Destination Weddings supposed to be stress free HAHAHAHA

              #1237 ebredhawk

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                Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:23 PM

                michele, i'm starting to think "stress free" is impossible!!

                tracy, i actually did exactly what you suggested and looked into both the jellyfish and the la barcaza wedding cruise. they have our date open for la barcaza and with the extra fees dreams is charging, it would be less expensive and even better i think! honestly, even if the resort will honor what was out there when i booked, i think i may go with the reception cruise! now i've got myself all confused!

                #1238 caribbeanLover

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                  Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:32 PM

                  oh yesss th list of pictures I want the photographer to take. I know I did the list, and put it somewhere I will look for it tonight. And let you guys see it may help or give me more ideas.

                  Erin,
                  Oh I am so happy you found one that has your date open. I am sorry your more confused tho lol I know how it is. I guess the best thing for you to do is write a list of pro's and con's for the resort and cruise, see what you come up with, also you can check threads on here to get comments and reviews, that might help a lot also check tripadvisor,it's un real what kind of reviews you can find on there.

                  Let us know which you pick, and if you need any help with any research,.
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                  Happily ever after...

                  #1239 caribbeanLover

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                    Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:52 PM

                    BTW I keep forgetting to mention it I am sorry!!! I am horrible

                    I thought the e-mail to the guest was amazing!!! and I wish I would of had that when I sent my e-mail out. :)I agree the TA's name was missing but to be honest I didn't even notice until Meghan mention it. Because after all the Ta would answer the phone with their name, as long as you gave them the # which you did.
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                    Happily ever after...

                    #1240 jodi_22n

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                      Posted 09 December 2009 - 07:41 AM

                      thanks girls xxx just thinking it could not get any worse lol
                      oh well at least i dont have too much to worry about but still not ready
                      when do you think is best to send the invites out for the AHR (may7th)??




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