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#361 KristinaM

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:53 AM

Congrats on booking your date!!

 

We are planning an April 2013 wedding at Ocean Blue as well and were actually thinking of the 11th LOL. I guess we'll consider the 12th or 18th now. Do you mind me asking what package and locations you chose?

 

Also, if you wouldn't mind sending me the extras list you have that would be great!! Happy planning!! kmac224@gmail.com

 

Can't wait to hear reviews/pictures of the recent weddings! :)

 

 



#362 Dominican Ally

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    Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:58 AM



    Hi Kristina!

     

    I'll send you whatever I have. I'm going to go with the Sand Extravaganza package - not totally sure how many guests we will have yet - thinking around 40max. I don't think the hotel lets you confirm your location this far out, but I could be wrong :) From what I've read/heard - They like to have an idea of what sized groups they have on that day (as there are often more than one wedding per day). I'll have to look into this though - maybe some other brides have some input on this? Did they let you pick your dinner location way in advance, ie: when you booked the package?

     

    I'm sorry about the 11th! I'm sure you could still have your wedding that date if it's one you want - as I said I think they do more than one wedding per day. I do know that we have the beach for the ceremony, and the judge for 4pm thought. Good luck with narrowing it down and choosing your date! It's exciting to get word from them that you have your day :)

     

    Watch out for an email from me!

     

     

    Originally Posted by KristinaM 

    Congrats on booking your date!!

     

    We are planning an April 2013 wedding at Ocean Blue as well and were actually thinking of the 11th LOL. I guess we'll consider the 12th or 18th now. Do you mind me asking what package and locations you chose?

     

    Also, if you wouldn't mind sending me the extras list you have that would be great!! Happy planning!! kmac224@gmail.com

     

    Can't wait to hear reviews/pictures of the recent weddings! :)

     

     



     


    Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

    49 Guests booked, and counting...


    #363 Dominican Ally

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      Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:00 AM



      Oops! To clarify - I meant I hadn't chosen a "dinner/reception" venue yet. That is the part I don't think they let you choose too far in advance - but maybe the other brides here can help us out! :)

       

      As far as the ceremony location, I've picked that :) Beach all the way....praying for few onlookers...lol! I'm super happy the Judge was available for my 4pm time slot!

      Originally Posted by Dominican Ally 



      Hi Kristina!

       

      I'll send you whatever I have. I'm going to go with the Sand Extravaganza package - not totally sure how many guests we will have yet - thinking around 40max. I don't think the hotel lets you confirm your location this far out, but I could be wrong :) From what I've read/heard - They like to have an idea of what sized groups they have on that day (as there are often more than one wedding per day). I'll have to look into this though - maybe some other brides have some input on this? Did they let you pick your dinner location way in advance, ie: when you booked the package?

       

      I'm sorry about the 11th! I'm sure you could still have your wedding that date if it's one you want - as I said I think they do more than one wedding per day. I do know that we have the beach for the ceremony, and the judge for 4pm thought. Good luck with narrowing it down and choosing your date! It's exciting to get word from them that you have your day :)

       

      Watch out for an email from me!

       

       



       



       


      Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

      49 Guests booked, and counting...


      #364 KristinaM

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      Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:10 AM

      Yeah we're really torn between the Sand Extravaganza and the Ocean Romance. The only major difference that makes me want to Ocean Romance is the open bar and premium cocktail hour. I don't really care so much about the manicure and massage and all that jazz I was just confused if the dinner wouldn't have open bar if you use the Sand Extravaganza??

      We're not sure how many guests we will have either. Our list is about 100 right now but of course not all of those people will actually come.

       

      No worries on the date.. great minds think alike!! ;)  We are doing the beach too but not a legal ceremony. And I'm hoping for La Brasa for the reception. We are probably going to end up doing the 18th because we liked the idea of a Thursday because Saturday-Saturday flights are pretty common for being inexpensive here and we didnt want people to have an early flight after the wedding! If I end up being there the same time I'll chase the onlookers away for you! hahaha.

       

      Looking forward to sharing planning with you! :)

       

       



      #365 Dominican Ally

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        Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:16 AM



        I'm pretty sure that the Sand Ext. package also includes open bar - but now I'm freaking out! lol

         

        Any other brides know if the Sand. Ext. package included open bar for the coctail hour/reception?

        Originally Posted by KristinaM 

        Yeah we're really torn between the Sand Extravaganza and the Ocean Romance. The only major difference that makes me want to Ocean Romance is the open bar and premium cocktail hour. I don't really care so much about the manicure and massage and all that jazz I was just confused if the dinner wouldn't have open bar if you use the Sand Extravaganza??

        We're not sure how many guests we will have either. Our list is about 100 right now but of course not all of those people will actually come.

         

        No worries on the date.. great minds think alike!! ;)  We are doing the beach too but not a legal ceremony. And I'm hoping for La Brasa for the reception. We are probably going to end up doing the 18th because we liked the idea of a Thursday because Saturday-Saturday flights are pretty common for being inexpensive here and we didnt want people to have an early flight after the wedding! If I end up being there the same time I'll chase the onlookers away for you! hahaha.

         

        Looking forward to sharing planning with you! :)

         

         



         


        Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

        49 Guests booked, and counting...


        #366 KristinaM

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        Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

        I just saw your comparison chart in your email that says it does (thanks for your email by the way, great stuff!!!).  Did that chart come from them or did you put it together? Because if it comes from them it says it is included. I just think the packages are worded unclearly!



        #367 Dominican Ally

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          Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:24 AM

          I've read up on the facebook group - as I was sure I've seen it posted before. There are a few brides there indicating that the Sand Extr. package does include open bar :) Thank goodness - you have me a little heart attack there...lol! I really don't see the Ocean Romance being worth the extras...but it would depend on your group/needs.

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          Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

          49 Guests booked, and counting...


          #368 KristinaM

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          Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:42 AM

          With the open bar confirmed-- totally agreed. We're going to end up doing the same thing. I'm replying to your email in further detail :)

           

          Can't wait for some of the recently wedded ladies to post their details!!! I'm so excited!

           

           



          #369 alittlerandr

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            Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:43 AM

            I'm doing the Sand package and will know within a couple of weeks what all is included. Once I get back, I'll share about everything...hopefully that will help some people out!



            #370 KristinaM

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            Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:37 AM

            Your wedding is so close you must be getting SO excited!! Best of luck with everything, can't wait to hear all about it!! :)






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