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#1851 SDbeachgirl

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    Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:14 PM

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    Originally Posted by carinagirl
    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

    Love it!! Beautiful wedding. I think I am wearing the same dress! Is it Demetrios? I would be very interested in seeing what your reception and cocktail hour look like. Where did you have your cocktail hour? I have yet to see photos of these locations and am having a hard time deciding where to have it.

    Did you bring your decorations from home? I was going to use the resorts turquoise for the chair decorations but my colors are turquoise and chocolate. I wonder if I should use both colors like you did. This part is hard for me

    #1852 saymyname74

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      Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:26 PM

      I tried calling the resort . Oh my goodness. I think they sent me to Ana, I had to leave her a message. Will she call you back? Does anyone know what her hours are?

      #1853 carinagirl

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        Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:37 PM

        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

        #1854 Megan24

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          Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:18 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by carinagirl
          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
          Great review. Thanks

          #1855 lstaff

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            Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:25 PM

            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

            #1856 rscherle

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              Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:03 PM

              Carina- Congratulations and thanks for your review! It's both comforting and unnerving to know that most things will be done in the few days before the wedding...but I guess it's a great incentive to go in knowing exactly what you want. Research, research, research, ladies!

              #1857 carinagirl

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                Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:08 PM

                I do not have a pdf of the resort map - although I am sure you can get that on the facebook page pretty easily. I do however have a few PDF of pictures. Anyone know how I can post them here?

                #1858 nikkimadril

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                  Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:44 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Laura22610
                  Here are the photography prices that were sent to me (what the package includes was a separate document and I pasted that below this one) :)

                  Pkg.Photo 1$550 usd + 10% Tax

                  Pkg.Photo 2$650 usd + 10% Tax

                  Pkg.Photo 3$720 usd + 10% Tax

                  Pkg.Photo 4$1050 usd + 10% Tax

                  Pkg.Photo 5$1,800 usd + 10% Tax

                  Pkg Video. 1$650 usd + 10% Tax

                  Pkg. Video. 2$1,050 usd + 10% Tax

                  Pkg. Video. 3$1,610 usd + 10% Tax

                  Wedding Packages
                  2009 & 2010

                  No.1
                  36 Photos
                  Color
                  Cd.
                  Ceremony & Beach.
                  1:30 hrs.


                  No.2
                  36 Photos
                  4 x 6 Color
                  Cd.
                  Ceremony & Beach.
                  1:30 hrs.


                  No.3
                  36 Photos
                  4 x 6 Color
                  Cd.
                  Ceremony &
                  Beach.
                  1:30 hrs.

                  No.4
                  100 Photos
                  90 4 x 6 5 5 x 7
                  5 8 x 10 Color, B&W Sepia & Mix Color. Cd. Album
                  Ceremony , Beach & Locations. 2:00 hrs










                  No.5
                  150 Photos
                  130 4 x 6 10 5 x 7
                  10 8 x 10 Color, B&W Sepia & Mix Color.
                  Cd.
                  Album
                  Getting ready , Ceremony, Beach Locations. 3:00 hrs
                  Hi ladies! Maybe I'm a little slow, but am I missing something? Packages #1 #2 and #3 look the same but are priced differently. Can someone explain this please?

                  #1859 beachykeen

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                    Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:58 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by carinagirl
                    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

                    Thank you so much for the review and pictures!! Your wedding was beautiful!!!!

                    #1860 volosikj

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                      Posted 12 March 2010 - 04:17 PM

                      Carina-
                      For saying you planned most of your wedding only a few short days before, you hit a home run. It looks amazing! I have been anxiously awaiting a review from a DRC bride. I would love to see cocktail hour, and reception photos also and any insight into the menu you chose! I have been struggling with what package and menu and location to finalize!!




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