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#5151 futureMrs.S 2011

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    Posted 05 January 2011 - 11:52 AM


    My coordinator is now Ana.  We are guessimating about 30 right now. Where are you having your ceremony?  We've chosen the beach area. Would you know if the Chuppah on the beach is included? I have to find decor for it.  Have you given your coordinator all of your details as of yet? I've chosen all of the areas I want for the day but havent given her any details to flowers, decor, food...etc. I think I know pretty much what I want for everything, its just a matter of telling her.  I see by the posts that alot of past brides make their final decisions when they meet with their coordinators.  A lil scary but I guess I can handle it...

    Glad to meet another June bride!  We are staying through the 23rd so we may run into eachother!  Who is your coordinator?  We are using Veronica now ( 3rd one) - How many people are you having down?
     

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    Hi brookeh68!!!

     

    Yes!! Im a June bride too!  Im getting married on June 24, 2011!!!  I'll be flying in on the 20th.... I know, it's starting to really get close now!!!!

    That Chuppah is beautiful! I love the colors!  Is anyone getting married in June 2011?  I haven't seen any June brides post on here yet!  Our wedding date is June 18, 2011 - less than 6 mths away!! 


     

     




    #5152 aj42781

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      Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:57 PM

      DId anyone ship items before wedding? I am thinking about doing that this week.  have any march brides been contacted by dreams yet?



      #5153 TigerLily

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        Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:24 PM

        Hi Everyone! Sooo this is my very first post...I've been lurking around for the past month or two, and I have to say, I'm completely overwhelmed, lol! I'm so happy I found this forum though, because there's so much useful information on here. I'm such a newbie it's not even funny...let's just say I'd never heard of an OOT bag before this site!

         

        My fiance & I decided a long time ago that we wanted a DW-I didn't even have to talk him into it! I have a really small family, we both love the beach and we're completely house poor (bought a house last spring) so this was a no-brainer for both of us. After searching and researching a zillion resorts, we finally decided on DRC- our wedding is booked for Dec 3, 2011- super excited about all the planning to come!

         

        Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself- my name is Lily btw- and say hello to all the brides I will be pestering in the next year or so with all of my questions : )

         

        Actually, I do have one now... I really wanted to do a sunset sailing for our guests as a thank you for coming to the wedding (thinking the evening after our wedding). Has anyone done this or have suggestions on good companies that perhaps don't cost an arm & a leg? When I was looking at DPA as a resort option, I loved that they had a dock practically at the end of their driveway. I found a company called Paradise Catamarans in Playa that seems great (good reviews). I just don't know if there's anything closer to Puerto Morelos. Transporting that many people (30-50? don't know yet) makes me a little nervous . I haven't really seen this mentioned on this thread (although I very well could have missed it), but I figured I'd throw it out there anyway just in case someone had a suggestion.

         

        Thank you all!!

        -Lily



        #5154 Mkandola

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          Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:15 PM

          Thank you! The pictures from our photographer were much better than the ones the resort photographer took ... I will post them as soon as I get them! 

           

          I got the Pashmina's downtown Toronto in Chinatown. I think I ended up being able to talk the guy into giving them to us for $3.50 each and this was the cheapest I was able to find. 

           

          We stayed in room 1537. It was a nice room and had a good view of the ocean. We did not spend much time in the room so I am glad that we didn't upgrade but it might be nice to do if you plan on getting ready in your room. I got ready in one of my bridesmaids rooms because it was closer to the gazebo ... All of the rooms are beautiful and I don't think you will be disappointed at all! 

           



          #5155 Mkandola

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            Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:20 PM

            I did not ship any of my items because I didn't want to risk losing them at customs. I felt more comfortable taking them down myself, but this is entirely your own preference.

             

            I got extra baggage allowance from the airline that I flew with and in total I had packed 8 suitcases! It was a pain to get it down there, but it all arrived safely and intact! 

             



            #5156 brookeh68

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              Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:28 AM

              FUTURE MRS S.-   We are having our ceremony under the Gazebo, the cocktail hour on the Desires Terrace (with the Caribbean trio) , and the 3 hr reception on the pool deck.  I started with my original coordinator and the agreement back in January 2010 so it's pretty much down pat.  We picked the Caribbean  buffet but she stated we can pick and choose what we want when we get down there. 

                I haven't picked the flowers/ center pieces yet. Veronica said I can do that about 2 months out.  The only extra's I'm bringing down are aqua sashes for the chairs, aqua faux diamonds for the tables, and flameless candles for the tables also.  I just feel that being in paradise is going to be decoration itself.  I do not know if the Chuppah is included. Im sure one of the brides on here can answer that!

              I hear that when it gets closer to the date you want to email a list of questions to your coordinator all at once and they will answer all of them. Make sure you print out your emails and take them with you.

               

              ~Future Mrs Moran


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              #5157 futureMrs.S 2011

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                Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:39 AM



                Hi brookeh68,

                 

                I also have already locked in the big decisions....I chose beach for the ceremony, desires terrace for cocktail hr.(also having caribbean trio as well) and reception on pool deck!! I pray that we have good sunny days that week (rain rain go away). Im thinking of also choosing the carribean buffet- sounds the most yummy out of the choices.  Im looking into upgrading the cake-want it to look more like a wedding cake-just my preference.  I chose the ultimate package. I am into pictures and think that I want to focus on splurging a lil more and upgrade the picture package.  As far as decorations....Im with you, nothing craazy.  My colors are fushia and orange so i need to find orange chair sashes to bring down.  Im also bringing items for the oot bags and favors.  Yea, I have to remember to print all of the emails out to bring down with us so there's no problems.  Im a lil nervous but the fellow brides on here calm me down when I read their reviews!! 

                     

                Originally Posted by brookeh68 

                FUTURE MRS S.-   We are having our ceremony under the Gazebo, the cocktail hour on the Desires Terrace (with the Caribbean trio) , and the 3 hr reception on the pool deck.  I started with my original coordinator and the agreement back in January 2010 so it's pretty much down pat.  We picked the Caribbean  buffet but she stated we can pick and choose what we want when we get down there. 

                  I haven't picked the flowers/ center pieces yet. Veronica said I can do that about 2 months out.  The only extra's I'm bringing down are aqua sashes for the chairs, aqua faux diamonds for the tables, and flameless candles for the tables also.  I just feel that being in paradise is going to be decoration itself.  I do not know if the Chuppah is included. Im sure one of the brides on here can answer that!

                I hear that when it gets closer to the date you want to email a list of questions to your coordinator all at once and they will answer all of them. Make sure you print out your emails and take them with you.

                 

                ~Future Mrs Moran





                #5158 ursula

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                  Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:54 PM

                  Hi Ladies, I'm interested in having a fire dancer performance at my reception.  Have any past brides done this? if so did you go thru DRC or with an outside vendor....any suggestions? 

                   

                  Should I contact DRC now to lock down my DJ or just wait until they contact me? (which is usually a couple months priior to the wedding?)

                   

                  and to the past May brides and future may brides....Did you/are you planning putting out pashminas at your reception?  I love the idea but im not sure if they'll be necessary in May.  i know it's always cooler at night and i will be having my reception at the pool deck which is right off the beach but im not sure how chilly it gets. 

                   

                  Thanks!



                  #5159 LAURERN1564

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                    Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:08 PM

                    When are you getting married?



                    #5160 t1219

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                      Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:32 PM



                      Originally Posted by jkhowell View Post

                      Tiffany,

                       Your wedding was gorgeous, and so were you. WHere did you get your BM dresses??

                       


                      Thanks! I got the BM dresses from Banana Republic






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