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As an outsider . . . . you're wedding was beautiful! My FI suprised me with a site visit that weekend, so we were actually at your wedding hiding out in the background under the huts. So thanks for letting me intrude a bit . . . and for getting me super excited about my own wedding there on 11.27.10!

 

 

 

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Not quite sure how to write a full review but I will try.

 

We had over 100 guests - so it was the largest wedding DRC had every had. We stayed in the Master Suite which was beautiful and spacious and looked down onto the whole property and of course the ocean. We met with Ana briefly on Tuesday when we arrived, but we decided to have a sit down meeting the following day. Our wedding was on Saturday. It was only on that Wednesday that we picked out the menu, the ceremony set up (she knew my colors, but that was about it.) My brother is a florist, so he made my bouquet and the bridemaids bouquet, but Ana's florist did the flowers on the canopy. Again, another detail that was only finialized a couple of days before wedding. My husband really wanted pigs in a blanket for our cocktail hour, and Ana made that happen too.

 

As far as the ceremony goes, she had everyone walk down the aisle from down by the swing bar and she had me come out of what I guess is called the Govenor's Suite. It was fun having that time to myself and with my mother (who walked me down the aisle) and watching from afar everyone else walk down. Especially the adorable flowergirls! The minister I only met right before the ceremony and her name was Rosanna. She was a little difficult to understand at times, but she was lovely. We did a spiritual ceremony. I recommend having a micorphone for the ceremony as you do not want to have all your guests travel to a foriegn country for your wedding, and then they cannot even hear the wedding! Apparently kids were on the playground a people were around watching and I thought that would really bother me. It did not. I did not even notice for a second. Oh and the ceremony was scheduled for 5, although it may have been a bit later, I am not sure. I feel like I was behind schedule.

 

Forgive me for skipping around here, I am writing as I think of things. I did a hair trial at the salon the day before. I suggest doing this to save yourself any grief and you can establish a relationship with the woman doing your hair. I cannot remember my girl's name right now but she was very sweet. A hair trial was about $45.00. I did not do a make-up trial, but I thought she did a lovely job. I did bring my own make-up as I work for a cosmetic company but she had plenty of makeup in the salon.

 

We had the cocktail hour by the lounge beds and the mariachi band during this time. They were great and everyone had a lot of fun with them.

 

We had the reception on the deck and although I did not fully see in my head how it would be set up when we did a walk through, Ana knew what she was doing. We had plenty of room for dancing which is good because my party danced the whole time! Nonstop!

 

Need to go. Will continue later...

 

 

We had the cocoktail hou

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Hi Everyone - I am back from the most fanatastic wedding at Dreams. I don't have much time to write about it in detail, so I thought I would share with you the pictures from the resort photgraphers who were fabulous. We had our own photographers too, but I really loved the pictures the resort photgraphers took. The videographer was great too! I didn't even think I cared about a video, but they did such an amazing job and I cherish it. One more important thing I must mention. Ana was the best! She works very hard and she went above and beyond to make it the most special day. More on that later. But remember, with a destination wedding, you may not be able to finalize a lot of details until you get there. But once you are there, she will sit with you and take care of it. Ana was terrific! Enjoy the slideshow...

Ari & Carina
WOW - you looked beautiful! Thanks for sharing the slideshow as well as the details on how it all came together so quickly in your sit-down meeting. Its so helpful to see that despite some of the frustration with correspondence, obviously, they know what they're doing and pull it off lovely in the end.

Cheers,
Melissa

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Thank you Carina for posting your review. You give me hope. My wedding is only a few weeks away and wasn't sure what to expect. I am glad to hear most of the planning is done in the few days prior. Your wedding, dress, and pictures were beautifull!

 

Has anyone heard from Laura. I believe her wedding was a few weeks ago?

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Thank you Carina for posting your review. You give me hope. My wedding is only a few weeks away and wasn't sure what to expect. I am glad to hear most of the planning is done in the few days prior. Your wedding, dress, and pictures were beautifull!

Has anyone heard from Laura. I believe her wedding was a few weeks ago?
I actually met Laura briefly. She got married the day before me and she made a beautiful bride! I did not have a chance to speak to her about how experience was though, but I am very curious. I hope it was as positive as mine.

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does anyone have a pdf document of the resort map by chance? i plan on having it as part of my oot bags/ welcome gifts
I just saw that your wedding is the 9th mine is the 4th!!!! When are you arriving to the resort?? maybe you will be there to see my wedding!! btw i posted the map.
Good luck!!

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Carina (or any of you other ladies who may know) - Is the white fabric on the wedding arch included in the packages (I have the ultimate package) or is that an extra cost?

 

Carina - I loved the flowers/draper on your wedding canopy!

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