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#141 Fabiola Cadet

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    Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    The resort now charges $250 to have a reception by the pool. If you had your reception elsewhere, where would you recommend that it be held? My sister has ~55 people coming.



    #142 jillbu11

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      Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

      Hey

      My wedding is getting close fast!!!  I have emailed Alwida and no response for about a week.  Does anyone know for final payment if they accept credit cards?

      Also I would like to do excursions with my guests, anyone know if they have a list of them???

      Thanks

      Jill



      #143 kathy13

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        Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

        Yes, I paid with a canadian credit card.



        #144 nsmith

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          Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

          Hello,

           

          I am considering DPB for my wedding in Jan 2013 and was wondering if anyone had pics of the poolside reception?

           

          Thanks!



          #145 spaterson

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            Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

            I'm a bit annoyed with the extra cost for the pool island. The whole thing slightly irritates me because I had reserved it last year for my wedding in May. It was clearly noted in my file and I have email confirmation. I got switched to a new planner and when I mentioned the island she said it was already booked. When I asked for clarification since I had already reserved it she said that since they changed their policy to charging someone else had paid a deposit and now has it. EXCUSE ME?!!! Why didn't anyone notify me that the policy had change and ask if I was willing to pay the deposit? I would have gladly paid to keep my spot. Now I've been moved to a "pool side" location that they promise is better but I'm sure they're just saying that because they gave my original spot up. Grrr....

             

            Anyhow how is everyones planning going? My planner, Scarlet, sent me a spreadsheet that hast he costs for everything! It's amazing because everywhere I looked I wsa getting different prices. It has totally helped me get prepared. I'd attach it but I'm not senior enough on this website. Hopefully soon!

             

            Happy planning!



            #146 cinnagirl

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              Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

              Hey ladies!! We'll be staying at Dreams PB for a week in May 2013, though we'll be having our wedding at the Jellyfish Restaurant. Reading through the past posts here it looks like we made a great choice with DPB!

               

              I was just wondering if anyone would be willing to share how much your guests will be paying to stay at the resort? Our TA got a quote for the resort and I guess it's too early for the early booking bonus (that seems ironic to me) and we were quoted $2000 per person for double occupancy in the deluxe tropical view room. Makes no sense because if we booked for this May through expedia, it'd only be $1400 pp. I was just wondering what kind of prices we can expect for a basic room for guests. 



              #147 LondonB10

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                Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:52 PM



                Quote:Hi I'm new as well!  I am currently in the process of trying to figureout which resort to decide on.  Dreams Palm Beach and Azul are neck and neck.  I am also a budget bride!  I am currently working with destination weddings.com.  I'm concerned that the quotes we've received for our guest is really high.  Is this the norm? Any insight would be really helpful.

                Thank you!

                Originally Posted by scarletbride 

                 

                *waves* Hi everyone! I'm new!

                 

                I'm in the process of confirming a June 15th, 2012 wedding with DPB. I sent in my request form and CC auth form a couple hours ago by e-mail. Mercy has been responding to my e-mails thus far, quickly I might add.

                 

                I saw those photos of the (flags? sheets?) hanging from the palm trees and fell in love. Mercy said the only ceremony decorations that comes included in the "free" package are the white chair covers and ceremonial table, which is fine with me.. I'm not really into bows, or arbors, or what not. But those sheet things from the palms? GORGEOUS! BRILLIANT! I'm dying to know if that bride rented those, or just brought them herself (what material? where? who had to tie them to the trees?!) What a clean, crisp look. Love it!

                 

                Also... I'm a total budget bride. Anyone else out there bankrolling this thing themselves? We need to share ideas. I'm definitely going to go for the semi-private dinner, but what after? Would it be fun just go to the disco? Has anyone seen the bonfire thing? I'm only going to have about 20 guests so, it's not a total big deal if I don't pull out all the stops, but I still want to have a WEDDING and have FUN!

                 

                Anyway, I'm looking forward to stalking this thread for the next year or so...!



                 



                #148 nsmith

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                  Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

                  Hi Cinnagirl - we are flying out of Toronto on Jan 1 2013 and the quote we have with tax is $1632 per Adult that is double occupancy with the deluxe tropical view room. $2000 per person for May seems high as that is what I was quoted if we wanted to stay there over New Years Eve which is one of the most expensive times to be there - I would think it will come down from that. 



                  #149 cinnagirl

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                    Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:42 PM

                    Thanks so much for sharing!! I feel a lot better knowing that your quote is that reasonable in the high season. We were hoping for ours to be around $1500 per person max for the basic room. Are you going through a local travel agent or a BDW travel agent?
                     

                    Originally Posted by nsmith 

                    Hi Cinnagirl - we are flying out of Toronto on Jan 1 2013 and the quote we have with tax is $1632 per Adult that is double occupancy with the deluxe tropical view room. $2000 per person for May seems high as that is what I was quoted if we wanted to stay there over New Years Eve which is one of the most expensive times to be there - I would think it will come down from that. 



                     



                    #150 jillbu11

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                      Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:09 PM


                      Hey spaterson,

                      If I remember correct our wedding days are close, mine is May 17.  I am also annoyed my the extra cost for the pool island.........that is ridiculous

                      As far as reserving it, I was told that you can only decide that once you are down there, so I have not even tried.

                      The only thing I have done recently is fill out the pre wedding checklist and I did check on there that I would like poolside, but who knows what response I will get back...lol

                      Anyways I have been talking with Alwida, I have 30 people going down and we are all getting pretty excited!!!

                      How about you, how many people do you have??  Do you plan to make like a week agenda for everyone, like group dinner and stuff??

                      So far I have made totes, chapstick, and we also ordered custom mugs for our guests

                      Jill

                      Originally Posted by spaterson 

                      I'm a bit annoyed with the extra cost for the pool island. The whole thing slightly irritates me because I had reserved it last year for my wedding in May. It was clearly noted in my file and I have email confirmation. I got switched to a new planner and when I mentioned the island she said it was already booked. When I asked for clarification since I had already reserved it she said that since they changed their policy to charging someone else had paid a deposit and now has it. EXCUSE ME?!!! Why didn't anyone notify me that the policy had change and ask if I was willing to pay the deposit? I would have gladly paid to keep my spot. Now I've been moved to a "pool side" location that they promise is better but I'm sure they're just saying that because they gave my original spot up. Grrr....

                       

                      Anyhow how is everyones planning going? My planner, Scarlet, sent me a spreadsheet that hast he costs for everything! It's amazing because everywhere I looked I wsa getting different prices. It has totally helped me get prepared. I'd attach it but I'm not senior enough on this website. Hopefully soon!

                       

                      Happy planning!



                       






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