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Congratulation! You're right...it will be here before you know it. :)
 

Originally Posted by latinive View Post

I have 45 days to go until we say I do. Lately, communication with the WC hasn't been that great.  I really need to start wrapping things up.  It will be here before soon!



 

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Honestly....I wouldn't put it toward the wedding. There may be some things you guys wanna do while in Mexico as husband and wife, spend it on that. Or maybe do some shopping.  Unless they said it has to be for the wedding. I wouldn't spend it on that day directly. 
 

Originally Posted by LindseyM View Post

So I am torn.  My future in laws are giving us a couple grand to put towards anything we want for the wedding.  It is their gift to us.  Immediately, I thought about a private rehearsal dinner.  I thought no one would hear our toasts, we could present the gifts,etc.  Fiance and his mom are practical so they think we should have a semi private rehearsal dinner and use the rest towards our at home reception [which will be in my parents backyard like a romantic garden party]. Fiance also suggested paying for our guests catamaran trips [which I think isn't necessary.] and putting is aside for a honeymoon.  I do think it needs to be used towards the wedding...a private rehearsal and the centerpieces seemed like the perfect option and I feel defeated that both of them think a private rehearsal isn't necessary.  They said I could have whatever I want but now I just feel spoiled and stupid. :(

 

Sorry for venting.

 

What would you use a spare $2000 for at Dreams?



 

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sweetmelissaann - We haven't confirmed our date yet, but hope to soon!  I just emailed Amy - thanks for the referral!  Would be funny if we saw you down there! :)

 

 

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Id put it towards something for my guests... maybe entertainment at the reception or a catamaran cruise or excursion!!! I think its such a nice touch to treat all of your guests to something a little extra as just another thank you for spending the time/money to travel to your wedding :) but then that's just me. and id definitely put it towards the wedding since it was gifted with the intention it would be used for the wedding.
 

Originally Posted by LindseyM View Post

So I am torn.  My future in laws are giving us a couple grand to put towards anything we want for the wedding.  It is their gift to us.  Immediately, I thought about a private rehearsal dinner.  I thought no one would hear our toasts, we could present the gifts,etc.  Fiance and his mom are practical so they think we should have a semi private rehearsal dinner and use the rest towards our at home reception [which will be in my parents backyard like a romantic garden party]. Fiance also suggested paying for our guests catamaran trips [which I think isn't necessary.] and putting is aside for a honeymoon.  I do think it needs to be used towards the wedding...a private rehearsal and the centerpieces seemed like the perfect option and I feel defeated that both of them think a private rehearsal isn't necessary.  They said I could have whatever I want but now I just feel spoiled and stupid. :(

 

Sorry for venting.

 

What would you use a spare $2000 for at Dreams?



 

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I am getting married at Dreams the day before you!!! My Wedding Planner / Travel Agent is going to the resort this month  to take pictures of the different sites etc..............and meet with the wedding coordinator at DRC.  Congratulations on your upcoming wedding :)

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Has anyone booked the fire dancers?

My parents decided to surprise us and pay for entertainment at the wedding however they feel $800 is a little pricey for only half an hour. Does anyone have pictures or videos they can send me? aimeelaco@hotmail.com ....Anyone who has already gotten married and had them Id love to hear from you and your review. Is it really worth the money?

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Hi Aimeelaco28,

Luckily for you we just got married 8.26.11 and we had the firedancers... We were originally quoted the same price for the 30 mins show. Here is what you do - ask for the 15 minute show which will cost around 480ish - this 15 min show will last much longer as it did for us. I think it lasted longer because that's how the performers time out their routine. It was very much worth the price, it was the grand finally to our wedding.

 

here is a snippet from my review I haven't posted yet because we are waiting on the photos to come in

 

"We had them do their performance over the water bridge which crossed over the shallow kiddie pool. They were only supposed to do a 15 minute show but they went on much longer (felt like 30 mins). There were 4 of them - 3 men and one woman and it was truly a spectacle as the fire reflected off the water while we all watched from the Seaside Grill. Everyone was thoroughly impressed and it offered our guests a big bang for their last night at the resort. The music they danced to was so loud and the spectacle was so neat we started getting attention from the looky-loo's as they sat around the pool watching the show."

 

And now here is the bonus! Nobody has brought this video to forum until now!

Video of the firedancers!!!! on our wedding night - watch the whole thing - my brother cut it up in snippets

 

 

The video is low grade and it looked much better in real life.. and should look insane once the photos come back.

 

Hope that helps!

Rick (Former Groom)

 

 

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That looks brilliant Thank You Rick949. We are getting married on the 24th August next year, what was your weather like???

 

Sarah x
 

Originally Posted by Rick949 View Post

Hi Aimeelaco28,

Luckily for you we just got married 8.26.11 and we had the firedancers... We were originally quoted the same price for the 30 mins show. Here is what you do - ask for the 15 minute show which will cost around 480ish - this 15 min show will last much longer as it did for us. I think it lasted longer because that's how the performers time out their routine. It was very much worth the price, it was the grand finally to our wedding.

 

here is a snippet from my review I haven't posted yet because we are waiting on the photos to come in

 

"We had them do their performance over the water bridge which crossed over the shallow kiddie pool. They were only supposed to do a 15 minute show but they went on much longer (felt like 30 mins). There were 4 of them - 3 men and one woman and it was truly a spectacle as the fire reflected off the water while we all watched from the Seaside Grill. Everyone was thoroughly impressed and it offered our guests a big bang for their last night at the resort. The music they danced to was so loud and the spectacle was so neat we started getting attention from the looky-loo's as they sat around the pool watching the show."

 

And now here is the bonus! Nobody has brought this video to forum until now!

Video of the firedancers!!!! on our wedding night - watch the whole thing - my brother cut it up in snippets

 

 

The video is low grade and it looked much better in real life.. and should look insane once the photos come back.

 

Hope that helps!

Rick (Former Groom)

 

 



 

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