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#161 jillbu11

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    Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

    Hey spaterson

    Now that I see ur new picture I recognize that I saw you down at the resort...........u looked beautiful!!!

    My friends and I interrupted ur photo shoot on the stairs.........sorry

    How did everything work out for you??  I ended up changing ALL of the plans I had made lol

    I saw many beach weddings prior to mine so I changed ours to the beach as well as the reception and I couldnt have been happier!!!  besides the 3 episodes of rain that we had to run for cover from.

    Overall we had an awesome trip!!!! Hope urs was great as well!!!

    We were sooo busy all week I wish we booked for longer so we had some time to relax



    #162 Karleen Edwards

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      Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

      Hi,

       

      I am getting married at DPB on December 8,2012. Any input in regards to videographer and photographer as well as a dj would be greatly appreciated.



      #163 spaterson

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        Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:28 AM

        Originally Posted by jillbu11 

        Hey spaterson

        Now that I see ur new picture I recognize that I saw you down at the resort...........u looked beautiful!!!

        My friends and I interrupted ur photo shoot on the stairs.........sorry

        How did everything work out for you??  I ended up changing ALL of the plans I had made lol

        I saw many beach weddings prior to mine so I changed ours to the beach as well as the reception and I couldnt have been happier!!!  besides the 3 episodes of rain that we had to run for cover from.

        Overall we had an awesome trip!!!! Hope urs was great as well!!!

        We were sooo busy all week I wish we booked for longer so we had some time to relax

        OMG! I totally remember seeing you! And no worries on the photo shoot ;) We took a fe breaks to let people up and down the stairs since we were blocking the stairway. Sorry about that!

        Everything worked out great except we got married on Friday - the day with lots of rain! So our ceremony and reception ended up moving inside. I was so bummed when we got moved inside but it turned out fabulous and was so gorgeous! Everyone agreed they had never danced so much or had so much fun at a wedding before. It was crazy! Which night was your wedding? Did you have the light purple chair sashes? I remeber watching one reception where all the guests took cover under the umbrellas during the rain.

        I totally wish we had more time there! We got in Monday, wedding Friday, left Sunday. If I could do it again I'd have the wedding within a day or two of getting there so I could relax the rest of the time. I was so anxious about the wedding that I didn't truly relax until Saturday.



        #164 spaterson

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          Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:42 AM

          Originally Posted by Karleen Edwards 

          Hi,

           

          I am getting married at DPB on December 8,2012. Any input in regards to videographer and photographer as well as a dj would be greatly appreciated.

          Funny story on our DJ - To book DJ Mannia independtly I believe it was $900 plus the cost of a day pass $89. The hotel offered 3 main levels of DJ: 1. DJ Mannia 2. DJ with microphone and MC services 3. DJ with microphone and no MC services. I wanted DJ Mannia but decided based on costs, and having a friend whose a really good MC to do option 3. I figured it'd be a hotel DJ or whatever. Showed up at my reception, and guess who was the DJ? One of the DJs from DJ Mannia. HAHAH! SCORE! And saved a ton of money. Not sure if that's always the case or what but I laughed to myself when I saw his shirt and he gave me his card.

          I used the resort photographer and am happy with my pics and used HDC for my TTD session. Since we left the day after the TTD session I haven't seen the pictures yet. We get them on the 30th and I'm totally excited. I loved photographer and could tell he had a really artistic eye. I can't wait to see the pics!



          #165 Worried Bride

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            Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

            Thank you for getting back to me. Planning a Destination Wedding isn't easy as it seems. Where did you have your wedding ceremony and reception?



            #166 Fabiola Cadet

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              Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

              Hello ladies, Does anyone know how it works when it comes to alcohol at the cocktail hour and reception? We were trying to add the premium bar option but thats an extra $17 per person per hour...whatever that means; planning to have ~60 people. Do you know if basic alcohol is included with the buffet menu? Thanks.

              #167 kelly1218

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                Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:19 PM

                Hey Spaterson~

                 

                I was wondering if you ended up having the bonfire/beach party the night before your wedding? I've heard mixed things regarding the cost vs length of the bonfire and was wondering if you could give any input. Thanks

                 

                 

                Originally Posted by spaterson 

                Jillbu1-

                YAY! You're the day before me!!! Congrats!  They told me I can reserve the space ahead of time and now that the pool island got mixed up they have me at the other poolside location. We have 36 people coming down. Our week itinerary is as follows:

                Wednesday

                8:30am: Deep sea fishing for the guys - I worked with the head concierge and chartered a boat for about 8 of the guys to go out fishing.

                7:30pm: cocktail party at Rendezvous - I deicded instead of paying for a cocktail party that we'll all just meet at one of the hotel bars instead. People can just get drinks from the bar. Is that cheesy? I'll probbaly start passing out the OOT bags then.

                Thursday (You're wedding day!!!)

                6:30pm: Rehershal dinner at World Cafe -  Again, not paying for a private set up but they made reservations so our group will all be together

                7:30pm: Beach party!!! - We're doing the bonfire set up and having a stereo system for music. I was going to do a bar set up but had to cut costs so people can just go to the nearby bar. It's not that far.

                Friday (My wedding day!!!)

                5:00pm: Beachside ceremony with Pastor Rick

                5:30-6:30: Cocktail hour

                6:30-9:30: Reception at poolside location with DJ Mannia

                 

                For OOT bags I got tote bags too and am making "Dominican Republic Survival Kits" with sunscreen, aloe vera, hand wipes, tylenol and pepto bismo. The totes will also have playing cards, sunglasses and squirt guns.

                 

                Where did you order your mugs from? I want to get some but everywhere I've seen has huge minimum orders and we don't need that many.

                 

                Are you getting super excited?!!!



                #168 lmadore

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                  Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:23 PM

                  Ok I havent posted in a while, just thought I would update a little..  I really wanted the Pool Island and I put down the deposit to have it, its an extra $250 but I think its what I really want..   I was wondering if anyone booked a photographer other then the resort Photographer?  I was just going to make my life easy and go with the Tropical Studio but I joined there facebook page, and where some pics are awesome, this one wedding photo group just wasnt looking that great, I dont know if its resolution on a computer or if those pics are as crappy as they look.  I would be so sad that after all this hmming and ahhing about the little details that I would have a photographer unable to capture it all.  



                  #169 Karleen Edwards

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                    Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

                    I booked Blue Lagoon Studios as my photographers. They have a promotion going on if you book by 8/31/12. I hope this helps Imadore.



                    #170 Leemon

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                      Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:16 PM

                      Hello,

                       I am having my wedding there this OCT. and I was just wondering if you did have your wedding at DPB in May? If so would you mind answering a few questions? If you wouldn't mind could you please email me at beaudb21@uwosh.edu. Also could you send me some pics.

                       

                      Thank You!!!






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