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#7461 McLecker

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    Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:43 PM

    I'm wondering if any other Vancouver/Canadian brides who are looking to have weddings in November/Winter 2012 are astonished by the prices for some of the travel packages? Apparently they have gone up significantly! I ideally want to get married at Dreams RVC and when I asked the travel agent/planner for the cheapest week (late Nov 2012) - it is $2000+ (with taxes) with Air Canada Vacations, and even more for West Jet Vacations! I just can't imagine asking my guests to pay $2000 for Mexico. Prices for the Dominican Republic are better ($1800) but you have to fly on the red eye to Toronto and then down to DR then next day since there are no direct flights. Plus, the standard of the DR hotels just doesn't seem to compare to 5* in Mexico. I really would love Dreams PVC but that seems so much higher than normal. Has anyone had any of these challenges?



    #7462 Kthorpe

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      Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:30 PM

      Hello Everyone!

       

      I am so excited I found this thread. I am recently engaged and we have always talked about a destination wedding. I have searched and searched and I think this is the one I want! I am expecting around 40 people and want to get the best deals I can. I met with a travel agent and she is checking availability for April 12th, 2013. A ways away but I wanted time to plan. Can anyone tell me where to begin!!!!



      #7463 Kthorpe

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        Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:44 PM

        Did you use the hotel's photographer?

         



        #7464 Kmarch85

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          Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:36 AM


          It looks like me and you will be getting married the same day!!!

          How fun!

           

          I will not be using the DJ since one of our groomsmen is a well known DJ in the midwest, we are just renting the equipment.  

           

          I am working on my own center pcs to bring down there - I am also going to bring my own chair bows since they are cheaper then renting.  I will just use the white linens for the rest.  Also I had my own flowers (fake) made with broaches and lace, a vintage theme, b/c I wasn't fond of the choices.

           

          I have Anel booked for full day coverage and trash the dress.

           

          We are using the Gazebo at 4:30 and patio wood deck for reception.   

          Are you getting married on the beach?

          Originally Posted by Dovibanana 

          Hi all,

           

          My wedding is quickly approaching- March 18th 2012. I have been reading everyone's posts occasionally. I just had a few questions and would appreciate any feedback!

           

          1. Has anyone used the DJ the hotel provides? We do not want to pay any more for outsiders to come in so we figured we would try our luck. I did email DJ Doremixx was told they do not come to this resort... Does anyone have any experience with the hotel dj?

           

          2. Has anyone seen table centerpieces that are blue and coral? I am *attempting* to design it myself and bring with me. I have very expensive taste and everything I want to do just isn't feasible. For example, I wanted to buy real brain coral and use those but have found they are pretty costly themselves. I am thinking of buying manzanita branches and spray painting them coral but would like any input/ideas on how to set this up....

           

          3. I am trying to negotiate for more photographer time instead of color prints- has anyone been successful at getting most of the day covered? How much did you end up paying for the photog?

           

           



           



          #7465 Dovibanana

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            Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:10 PM


            Hey! Thats awesome!

             

            So I guess I should have requested Anel since he is prob the best. So I guess I'm stuck with whomever is left...Which is who? lol I am so nervous about the pics. I wanted to get my own photog but its just so expensive and then to pay for their stay...

             

            I too am doing all the centerpieces and bows myself. I am buying the flowers for the bouquets from them. I sent her a pic of a bouquet I loved and she said she can do it, but it wont have peonies which would make the bouquet >$300. I am really nervous about the centerpieces because the ones I want to do are going to be so expensive to transport bc of the glass vases. I am trying to see if they can just supply the vases.

             

            We are getting married at 4:30 on the beach and our reception is the pool deck!

             

            Are you corresponding with Yamina? When do you guys arrive? What are you doing for hair and makeup?

            Originally Posted by Kmarch85 


            It looks like me and you will be getting married the same day!!!

            How fun!

             

            I will not be using the DJ since one of our groomsmen is a well known DJ in the midwest, we are just renting the equipment.  

             

            I am working on my own center pcs to bring down there - I am also going to bring my own chair bows since they are cheaper then renting.  I will just use the white linens for the rest.  Also I had my own flowers (fake) made with broaches and lace, a vintage theme, b/c I wasn't fond of the choices.

             

            I have Anel booked for full day coverage and trash the dress.

             

            We are using the Gazebo at 4:30 and patio wood deck for reception.   

            Are you getting married on the beach?



             



             



            #7466 Kmarch85

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              Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:32 PM


              I am working with Evangelina and Gina, mostly Evangelina.

               

              How many guests are you having?  I am flying in with a Radio Station from Chicago - you will be lucky to enjoy live bands.  Last year we had Crystal Bowersox, Michael Frante and Plain White Tees - The year before we had Train and Lifehouse.  I can't share who the bands will be for the weekend of our wedding but you guys will be able to enjoy too!

               

              That's weird they booked us both on the Patio wooden Deck.  I emailed to just see what was going on...  

               

              Yeah I am little in a wreck about center pcs - I had a manufacture make plastic ft tall vases so that I can fill with pearls and flameless candles. But I def wanted twigs and branches with lights - but refuse to pay for the costs of them.   My parents own www.oogalights.com so if you need any lighting (lanters ect) I can give you a deal.

               

              Since I'll be in a large group we are doing the Carribean Buffet.  We are also doing a symbolic wedding.

              What are your colors?

              We are using a pallet of Navy, Grays, and shades of whites

               

               

              Originally Posted by Dovibanana 


              Hey! Thats awesome!

               

              So I guess I should have requested Anel since he is prob the best. So I guess I'm stuck with whomever is left...Which is who? lol I am so nervous about the pics. I wanted to get my own photog but its just so expensive and then to pay for their stay...

               

              I too am doing all the centerpieces and bows myself. I am buying the flowers for the bouquets from them. I sent her a pic of a bouquet I loved and she said she can do it, but it wont have peonies which would make the bouquet >$300. I am really nervous about the centerpieces because the ones I want to do are going to be so expensive to transport bc of the glass vases. I am trying to see if they can just supply the vases.

               

              We are getting married at 4:30 on the beach and our reception is the pool deck!

               

              Are you corresponding with Yamina? When do you guys arrive? What are you doing for hair and makeup?



               



               



              #7467 Kmarch85

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                Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:37 PM


                As for hair and make up I have the email and emailed and no return.  But I read they said don't email in no more then 60 days.. so not sure.  I am a hairstylist but don't want to do hair on the say of my wedding. I have a group of girls that needed to get in around 2pm.  Hopefully they have enough people working.  

                 

                 

                Originally Posted by Kmarch85 


                I am working with Evangelina and Gina, mostly Evangelina.

                 

                How many guests are you having?  I am flying in with a Radio Station from Chicago - you will be lucky to enjoy live bands.  Last year we had Crystal Bowersox, Michael Frante and Plain White Tees - The year before we had Train and Lifehouse.  I can't share who the bands will be for the weekend of our wedding but you guys will be able to enjoy too!

                 

                That's weird they booked us both on the Patio wooden Deck.  I emailed to just see what was going on...  

                 

                Yeah I am little in a wreck about center pcs - I had a manufacture make plastic ft tall vases so that I can fill with pearls and flameless candles. But I def wanted twigs and branches with lights - but refuse to pay for the costs of them.   My parents own www.oogalights.com so if you need any lighting (lanters ect) I can give you a deal.

                 

                Since I'll be in a large group we are doing the Carribean Buffet.  We are also doing a symbolic wedding.

                What are your colors?

                We are using a pallet of Navy, Grays, and shades of whites

                 

                 



                 



                 



                #7468 Dovibanana

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                  Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:07 PM

                  These bands are going to be at the hotel all weekend? Are they playing for your wedding? That is awesome.

                   

                  Yes I am confused about the reception site. I booked it with them last March. Are you sure the pool deck and patio deck are the same? There is a restuarant El Patio, I am wondering if that is what you mean?  I also emailed Yamina. Interestingly someone emailed me the other day asking to confirm the locations and I was confused bc I had already confirmed this almost a year ago....

                   

                  I have a similar vision for mine. Here is a photo of what I am trying to do. My colors are blues and corals. I found cheap submersible lights for inside the vases and also lanterns for about $4.99 each. If you could get me a better deal that would be greatly appreciated! I also found manzanita branches that I am going to attempt to spray pain and hang either crystals from (expensive) or tea lights like this pic. 


                  As for hair and make up I have the email and emailed and no return.  But I read they said don't email in no more then 60 days.. so not sure.  I am a hairstylist but don't want to do hair on the say of my wedding. I have a group of girls that needed to get in around 2pm.  Hopefully they have enough people working.  

                   

                   



                   



                   



                  Originally Posted by Kmarch85 


                  I am working with Evangelina and Gina, mostly Evangelina.

                   

                  How many guests are you having?  I am flying in with a Radio Station from Chicago - you will be lucky to enjoy live bands.  Last year we had Crystal Bowersox, Michael Frante and Plain White Tees - The year before we had Train and Lifehouse.  I can't share who the bands will be for the weekend of our wedding but you guys will be able to enjoy too!

                   

                  That's weird they booked us both on the Patio wooden Deck.  I emailed to just see what was going on...  

                   

                  Yeah I am little in a wreck about center pcs - I had a manufacture make plastic ft tall vases so that I can fill with pearls and flameless candles. But I def wanted twigs and branches with lights - but refuse to pay for the costs of them.   My parents own www.oogalights.com so if you need any lighting (lanters ect) I can give you a deal.

                   

                  Since I'll be in a large group we are doing the Carribean Buffet.  We are also doing a symbolic wedding.

                  What are your colors?

                  We are using a pallet of Navy, Grays, and shades of whites

                   

                   



                   



                   



                  #7469 Keine Dennis

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                    Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:08 PM

                    Hey :)

                     

                    Anel is the manager of the wedding department and she has a few wedding co-ordinators, I have met them all, there all great!! and very experienced, they do great weddings and Ramon who I am currently dealing with is a Dream :)

                    Petal Keine


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                    #7470 Kmarch85

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                      Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:04 PM


                      Hey Petal, 

                      How are you, you are saying Anel who shoots photos is is manager of all the wedding co-ordinators?  I thought she was only with Aventuras photography which is on site.

                       

                      She always replies to me right away and is super nice.

                      Originally Posted by Petal Keine 

                      Hey :)

                       

                      Anel is the manager of the wedding department and she has a few wedding co-ordinators, I have met them all, there all great!! and very experienced, they do great weddings and Ramon who I am currently dealing with is a Dream :)

                      Petal Keine



                       






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