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#981 TDawn

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    Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:56 PM


    -I will upload my centerpiece asap! I bought a lot of the things at the dollar store and in bulk and they did not look cheap at all and ended up costing $75-$100 for all of the centerpieces!

    -We made specific playlists for our reception and told the DJ what songs we wanted played and told him to start his music for the dancing and he had really could music, the dance floor was full! We loaded over 3 hours worth of music and put it on shuffle. Put your walking in song on one playlist, first dance on another, etc. Worked out very well and he knew what he was doing

    -The Ibiza rooms are small ballrooms on the top level and near the Sante Fe steak house. No other resort guests would be in there, it was just our wedding guests. So great. We gave out our gifts then.

    -If you are paying for club premium (Which I highly recommend you do) you do your checkin in a completely separate area than everyone else and they upgraded us to an oceanfront club premium mastersuite. IT WAS HUGE! 2 bathrooms, livingroom, king bed, just amazing. I just asked if I could be upgraded and they said we already were.



    -We did not have a cocktail hour and I promise it isn't worth the extra $15 per head! Susana printed out an itinerary for my guests once we finished meeting and we just put a place for our guests to go for drinks while we waited for the train to take us to the bar higuey! The Bar Carey was where everyone went and it was perfect. I promise it isn't worth the extra money, if you are on a budget that is.

    -I paid for a hair trail $71 and it was well worth it. Just to put your mind at ease and I had the same girl do my hair on my wedding day and it was perfect. The girls don't speak great english but bring pictures and they can do anything, HONESTLY everyone of my bridesmaids were really happy!!! I did my own make-up.

    -The robes were really comfortable and a perfect touch!!!

    -We didn't do any excursions as a group but a few of our friends did go on a catermeran for the day and a day trip in to the town to see their way of life, they loved it. I went scuba diving! If you do book an exursion make sure you book through the transat office in the hotel, not through someone off the beach. It was considerably cheaper through transat.

    -No surprise costs, just make sure you have your deposit receipt because they tried charging us $600 extra when we already paid it.

    -No international costs, but just got home so if I notice anything I'll keep you posted



    -I told them I wanted white lilies for me and purple for the girls! They didn't have purple lilies so they ended up spraying them purple and they looked really good!!! I was sooooo happy with how the purple looked on everyone! It was so complimenting. I am so excited for you too!!!

    -I didn't get a confirmation for the private rehersal dinner until a week before I left!!! They were so annoying in that way. Just email them now and ask for it!

    #982 Reign14

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    Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:47 PM



    STUNNING is the only word I can think of to describe your wedding and pictures. Everything was BEAUTIFUL. Congrats!  So glad you loved it and that everything turned out great. 


    And thank you for the awesome review! It makes us brides to be so excited!

    #983 MissJali

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      Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

      trivera, aww I'll actually be there the week before your wedding! darn! lol tdawn, thanks s much for responding. Just to be sure the rehearsal dinner was at no extra charge? Also...seriously, where did you get the bridesmaids dresses from? lol bc I love everything about them and my bridesmaids have entrusted me fully to pick the dress.

      #984 TDawn

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        Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:22 AM


        -The rehearsal dinner was NO CHARGE AT ALL! And it was awesome!

        -My bridemaids dresses are JORDAN color is VIOLET- I can't remember the actual style number but the dresses were $164 each and we paid for those and the groomsmen outfits!

        #985 AngeliniC

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          Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

          Looking at the pictures is just getting me much more excited to get down there and have this wedding :)

          I will be down at BBPD Sept 14-21 2013 and my wedding day will be Sept 17th @ 4pm


          We chose the Tangerine package. Decided it was the best package for us because it included almost everything we wanted.


          Im not sure if anyone has done this but I was thinking of making the bridesmaid bouquets here and have them bring them (fake flowers) down to the Domincan instead of paying extra for the flowers there. Not sure if that will work.


          And im looking for ideas on centre pieces only because i dont want to be paying $50 or more if i dont have to and bring something from here to decorate the tables.


          Also i was wondering about the dinner seating and welcome guest book. Did they supply that to you or should i be making up and bringing my own?

          #986 MissJali

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            Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

            sorry for the questions Tdawn. but thank you for your fast response. your dress is one that I'm in love with. considering that it's 2011 style, where did you find it to try it on? do you think I could just put a place on the ceremony program for the guests to go grab drinks instead of the cocktail hour and depending on Susana?

            #987 TDawn

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              Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:22 AM



              I bought my dress December 2011 so I'm not sure where you would find it now! Susana will type up an itinerary for you after you meet with her (Which I wasn't aware of) so I made a "general" one for our guests. But depending on where your ceremony is you can tell her where you want everyone to meet! We met at the Bar Carey and it was perfect!

              #988 MissJali

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                Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

                Thanks so much TDawn you been sooo helpful!!!

                #989 trivera5521

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                  Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:43 AM

                  Thanks TDawn!!!


                  MissJalli: I actually recently ordered the Allure dress from a DHGate vendor for my TTD. I am waiting on pictures. Will keep you posted when I get them. I also believe AquaTracie had the same Allure dress for her bridal dress. Can probably check with her as well.

                  #990 MissJali

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                    Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

                    Trivera, did you get to try it on before hand or just tried on something similar? I might just try on something similar and take the plunge on ordering online like you! Your wedding is coming up fairly soon!!! You must be so excited!!!  Have you decided on your centerpieces?

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