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#4131 lsd203

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    Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:11 AM

    I'm trying to confirm the date and have been emailing too with no response.  Does Gabriela have a different email address?  Hopefully, I'll hear something soon!

    #4132 JD Hall Wedding

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      Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:45 AM

      Just spoke to my TA and she said that Gabrielle has notified her of the changes and that she does have all the filies. PHEWWWW

      Jimmy & Dawn

      #4133 futureMrs.S 2011

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        Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:07 PM

        I, too, am also trying to book my date and have heard no response in 3 weeks now.  This is really sooooo stressful so early in the game planning....uhhhhh.  I have gotten responses on here saying it would be helpful to get in contact with a TA.  I just had hoped to at least get my date...but it doesn't look promising.  Contacting a TA seems like the route to take! 

        #4134 roxmysockz

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          Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:34 PM

          Definately contact your TA girls, 3 months for a reply VS your TA emailing and getting a response the same day!!


          lsd203  - Gabriela has been replying to me from the weddings.drerc@dreamsresorts.com address which shows her name but Ana's signature?!

          #4135 lilly129

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            Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:47 PM

            I think a couple things are going on here - first of all - they do a lot of weddings and the summer months are peak months so the wedding coordinators are really busy giving the brides who are getting married a lot of attention.  In addition, with Ana leaving and Gabriela getting up to speed, I'm sure that's also adding to the slow responses.


            I've waited over 5 weeks for a response from Ana (my TA had to call her three times in addition to my weekly emails) and although it's frustrating, I know that when I get down there next month, Gabriela and Yazmin will give me the attention I need to finalize everything and make sure the wedding day runs smoothly.  So although it's frustrating to wait for confirmation, or wait for responses, in my personal opinion this resort is worth it.  That's just my two cents. I'm 36 days away from the wedding, I started planning in August of 2009 and I've learned to relax and so far, Ana and Yazmin have come through for me even though it took them 5 weeks to book Doremixx :)



            #4136 Laura22610

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              Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:09 PM

              Congrats Cathy!!!

              You looked beautiful and that's so great that everything went so well for you!!

              That really stinks that she doesn't have to sashes that I left though.  But, I am glad it worked out okay for you in the end :)

              Congrats again!! 


              #4137 Mkandola

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                Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:09 AM

                Does anyone have the email address for the new wedding coordinator? Is it the same email address from before? I'd like to try and get in touch with her. Maybe she will be able to get back to anxious brides a bit quicker! 

                #4138 roxmysockz

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                  Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:23 AM

                  The new coordinator has been emailing me from the same address!

                  #4139 cathyandchin

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                    Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:49 AM




                    lol, you mean MONOgram?


                    18 adults + 2 kids booked + bride and groom

                    #4140 cathyandchin

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                      Posted 15 August 2010 - 12:04 PM


                      Originally Posted by lcraney 

                      Hi Cathy!

                      That was a really awesome review. Super helpful in so many ways!

                      I have a couple questions if you have a sec to answer them--


                      --Did you do a symbolic ceremony or civil? You said you sent a script early to the officiant, which I hoped we could do. Too bad she did not rehearse but at least she said what you wanted, which is cool.

                      --was your sand ceremony container provided by the resort or did you guys bring all that yourselves? It is really cool looking!

                      --For the reception--why did the music have to stop at 1030pm? Just curious if this is when everything has to stop typically or if you chose that amount of time. We are getting married at 6pm and hoped we would do a buffet and be done eating at around 830-9pm so we could party until like 11pm-12am at least. We might have to come up with a plan b if we can't rent the equipment later than 1030pm. 


                      --was there any kind of rehearsal time for everyone before the ceremony? Like a night before rehearsal with dinner or even just a day rehearsal or something the day of? Just curious.


                      I really appreciate your help and I wish you the best. I am happy to see how awesome your day was. Congrats!





                      Hey Leanne!


                      --We did a symbolic ceremony.  We didn't want to deal with the legalities and blood work.  I put together my script from others' on the forum and googling things.  I can send you a copy if you're interested.

                      --We bought our sand ceremony frame from amazon.  It's the umbra ether frame in espresso and we caulked the glass panes.  The glass bottles with the sand were about a dollar a piece from Michael's. We didn't get these back :(

                      --I'm not sure if we had the equipment for a certain amount of time, he just told us he had to pack up and go at that time.  I've heard that you can keep partying until 11 or 1130.  We were so hot and tired that it didn't matter.  Some of us went to Desires afterwards.

                      --No rehearsal.  We didn't have a bridal party so it just didn't seem like a priority for us.  In hindsight, I should've told my dad what to say.  But it's better than he fumbled!!


                      Let me know if I can answer any more questions.



                      18 adults + 2 kids booked + bride and groom

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