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#5711 emilyann2986

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    Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:45 AM

    just an opinion: i would def. do the 4 hr reception!! it's not like your guests have anywhere to go and if you are having a great time- which im sure u will.... you will be happy to have the extra hour since the night will probably fly by... :)

     

    Originally Posted by plantcityhome 

    I have asked around and have heard back from those of you who had 4 hour reception and have gotten some really good feedback :)

     

    Are any of you planning for 3 hour reception?

     

    Have any of you already had one? If so, did you go to the "club" afterwards? Do you wish you would have added the extra hour?

     

    Does anyone know if you can add the extra hour the day of? or must it

     



     



     



    #5712 Stoff

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      Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:30 AM

      I can tell you this about the plunge pools love the way they look however there is zero privacy & they are not heated!  We did the jacuzzi in  room 2401 so there was a little privacy because we were in the middle.  But I will be honest a lot of the rooms do not have a lot of privacy. 



      #5713 lcraney

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        Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:57 AM

        Hi All, 

        Those pictures of the deck got me really excited for our upcoming wedding at Dreams! 

        We are about 2 months out and just got a final head count of 64 guests coming for a total of 66 of us at the resort the weekend of the wedding on May 14th, 2011! Ahh! 64 people was more than we ever thought would come but we are super stoked!

         

        We are getting very timely responses from Veronica now via email. I feel much better about the choice to have our special day there. I can't wait till May! I will keep everyone posted on how communication goes along from here as well. So far so good though! 


         

         



        #5714 EmilyRODNY

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          Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

          Hi, Im getting married may 22 2011 @ Dreams, Just a few things I wanted to touch on.. Is anyone just floored by the prices of flights right now?? I went on a site visit back in NOV and paid pretty much the same amount for the whole 4 day visit including the flight in comparison to my round trip airfare for the wedding - Not such a good idea to hold out I guess.

           

          Second - Im having concerns about the SPA, I am picky about my hair and all and Im wearing it down and it needs to be amazing - did anyone bring someone onto the resort? I need to have amazing hair and makeup. Im at the point where I might just do my makeup myself but, I feel like I might need to have it done for the expirience that day. As far as my hair, Im going to have long extensions in my hair and want a beachy look and Im cringing to the thought of my hair looking like prom or communion hair..

           

          help =)



          #5715 sarcrook

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            Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:45 PM


            I would say..Y E S!!!
             

            Originally Posted by plantcityhome 

            The standard reception is 3 hours but know that you can add an hour.

             

            My question is, is the 4th hour worth it?



             



            #5716 sarcrook

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              Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:50 PM


              We aren't really Ocean people - I like to look at it but our group will be very comfortable at the Pool Bar!!  I honestly try not to read those reviews..some people complain about EVERYTHING..when you are there with family, friends, and sunshine - I feel like it will be really hard to complain!! 

               

              I'm pretty sure we are set for January 24th, 2012..I'm sure I'll send out a HUGE CELEBRATION post once it's a done deal!! 

               

              Thank you SO much..I'm loving the BM dresses more and more..and I just LOVE the ring!! 
               

              Originally Posted by emilyann2986 

              thank u soo much! It looks beautiful from the pics i cant wait to see it! if some of my guests stay a 4th night or so i might arrange a trip into downtown cancun or playa del carmen just for a little extra fun.... 30 minutes away isnt that bad!  I think your BM dresses and the ring are BEAUTIFUL... what is your wedding date  ?  im really glad i came on here because after i booked it for this June ive been looking at other hotels still wondering if I should even bother due to some of the reviews on trip advisor... people have complained about the ocean yet it looks amazing in all the pictures!



               



              #5717 sarcrook

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                Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:57 PM


                TRUST ME - it's NEVER too early to be on this site.  It has been AMAZING to me and we have been inspired by SO many brides..my wedding will be just amazing thanks to all the brides on this site - and because I started early!! 

                 

                We originally were gonna send Save The Date's but decided it was a waste of money...to be totally honest people are gonna want to know how much - until you know that probably everybody will say "Yes" they are coming...it doesn't become real until they have a number.  I just don't think it's practical for people to tell you 100% without knowing anything..a lot can happen in a year.  We are just gonna get our invites out as soon as possible!!  Hopefully in the next month or two...

                 

                So..I don't think it's wrong to ask - I just don't think it's realistic at all.
                 

                Originally Posted by emilyann2986 

                We aren't getting married until June 2012 lol.. im on here kinda early just to see what everyone says.. We are going there to check it out june 1st-5th 2011.. too bad its not your wedding that week I could have checked it out.. I dont have time to go and check out every resort I am interested in so I was having a hard time booking the trip at DRC since im praying when i get there ill love it enough to book my wedding for next year. . . . this thread made me finally settle on it as the hotel ill hopefully book for the wedding lol June 18th is coming close..... you must be very excited. How long in advance did u send your invitations? Also if i book it this June i plan on sending Save The Dates as soon as I get back.... is it wrong to ask people to let me know if they are 100% not coming before i send them an invitation and itinerary? -be honest! lol

                 

                 



                 



                 



                #5718 sarcrook

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                  Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:58 PM


                  Congrats..that is AMAZING!!
                   

                  Originally Posted by lcraney 

                  Hi All, 

                  Those pictures of the deck got me really excited for our upcoming wedding at Dreams! 

                  We are about 2 months out and just got a final head count of 64 guests coming for a total of 66 of us at the resort the weekend of the wedding on May 14th, 2011! Ahh! 64 people was more than we ever thought would come but we are super stoked!

                   

                  We are getting very timely responses from Veronica now via email. I feel much better about the choice to have our special day there. I can't wait till May! I will keep everyone posted on how communication goes along from here as well. So far so good though! 


                   

                   



                   

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                  #5719 sarcrook

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                    Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:04 PM

                    Have you ever had your makeup done before?  I have a really hard time with somebody else doing it - the one thing you don't want is to not look like yourself.  One of the brides on this forum had a makeup lesson done with Bobby Brown & she practiced all the way leading up to her wedding - by the time her wedding day came she was a pro and it looked amazing!!  That is what I plan on doing..I need that lesson on how to do more for photos etc. but don't want to look like somebody else..ya know??

                     

                    As far as your hair - I am a hairstylst myself..and I agree..it can be tricky.  I would suggest you do a trial with your stylist that you normally see and take LOTS of pictures.  I would also try (I know it's hard because it's important to you) to not worry too much about it.  If it is such a concern and so built up - you won't be happy with it.  One thing you might want to consider is it is VERY windy down there..a beachy look would have to be touched up - the wind is gonna pull that curl right out.  Just a thought. 

                     

                    Originally Posted by EmilyRODNY 

                    Hi, Im getting married may 22 2011 @ Dreams, Just a few things I wanted to touch on.. Is anyone just floored by the prices of flights right now?? I went on a site visit back in NOV and paid pretty much the same amount for the whole 4 day visit including the flight in comparison to my round trip airfare for the wedding - Not such a good idea to hold out I guess.

                     

                    Second - Im having concerns about the SPA, I am picky about my hair and all and Im wearing it down and it needs to be amazing - did anyone bring someone onto the resort? I need to have amazing hair and makeup. Im at the point where I might just do my makeup myself but, I feel like I might need to have it done for the expirience that day. As far as my hair, Im going to have long extensions in my hair and want a beachy look and Im cringing to the thought of my hair looking like prom or communion hair..

                     

                    help =)



                     



                    #5720 emilyann2986

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                      Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:02 AM

                      very true! i am still going to send save the dates just so noone can complain that the didnt have enough notice.. but you are right about the responses.. i wont bother with that ;) thanx

                       

                      Originally Posted by sarcrook 


                      TRUST ME - it's NEVER too early to be on this site.  It has been AMAZING to me and we have been inspired by SO many brides..my wedding will be just amazing thanks to all the brides on this site - and because I started early!! 

                       

                      We originally were gonna send Save The Date's but decided it was a waste of money...to be totally honest people are gonna want to know how much - until you know that probably everybody will say "Yes" they are coming...it doesn't become real until they have a number.  I just don't think it's practical for people to tell you 100% without knowing anything..a lot can happen in a year.  We are just gonna get our invites out as soon as possible!!  Hopefully in the next month or two...

                       

                      So..I don't think it's wrong to ask - I just don't think it's realistic at all.
                       



                       



                       






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