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#931 ambularose

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    Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:55 PM

    Hi! Just thought I would check in.. I haven't been on here in a while. My wedding is May 12, 2011 at Dreams. I still have lots of planning to do! I'm trying to decide on photographer and video right now. Looking into Daniel Jireh or Enrique Morales.. Any suggestions. Who are you using?



    #932 proti007

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      Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:05 PM

      We're using Floataway Studios for our photography and videography. We're flying them in from Los Angeles for three days over the wedding-week extravaganza! If you want to use someone local, you should look into Fer Juaristi....many of the brides on here are cult followers (his pics are amazing!).
       

      Originally Posted by ambularose 

      Hi! Just thought I would check in.. I haven't been on here in a while. My wedding is May 12, 2011 at Dreams. I still have lots of planning to do! I'm trying to decide on photographer and video right now. Looking into Daniel Jireh or Enrique Morales.. Any suggestions. Who are you using?


       



      #933 JessX823

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        Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:09 AM

        Thanks for letting us know about OOT bags.  I was going to start creating my OOT bags when I saw this.  I definitely will keep it minimal with a welcome letter or just send an email before the wedding date.

         

        Good tip.

         

        Originally Posted by Erika J 



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        Originally Posted by emmisa 

        Thanks girls! I'm trying not to stress out about it and tell myself everything you guys said. The only issue is that we planned this wedding in less than 4 months, and I feel like there's so much to be done. I have a clear idea of exactly what I want, I just have so many little questions about costs and options. Thanks for all of the quick responses :) I'll post some of my questions here and see if anyone has answers:

         

        Does anyone know how much the cigar roller Dreams uses is and how much they charge per cigar? I know there's tons of threads on here regarding the cigar roller but I can't find a clear answer anywhere.

         

        Sorry, No, I didnt do one.

         

        Did anyone decide not to do the OOT bags and send anything to the guests rooms instead? I'm the least creative person ever and I just can't imagine spending the time and money on little things that don't get used often. I'm thinking of having a bottle of sparkling wine sent to every room with a nice note instead. What do you girls think?

         

        I did a really little OOT paper bag with a cabo brouchure, welcome letter, koozie, advil and emergency. Everyone seemed grateful, but if i did my wedding over again this would be the first thing to go! I do like deeing my koozies now 1 year later at parties and on boats and such but they are completely useless at actual dreams.

         

        The only useful thing was the welcome letter, just had where we would meet for drinks on the non wedding activity nights, where the welcome dinner was etc. People liked having a low level outline of what we were doing if they wanted to come and join.

         

        Thanks again for all of the input and kind responses!

         

        Emelie

         


         


         



        Originally Posted by Erika J 

        I meant to say, Dreams literally suppilies you with EVERYTHING in your room

        -toothbrushes

        -toothpaste

        -razor

        -shampoo

        -Conditioner

        -body wash

        -sunscreen

        -soap

         

         

        i couldnt beleive it, and we all hoarded the sun screen the entire time and brought it home, it is my favorite sunscreen ever.

         

        And they refilled all these things as needed.





        #934 emmisa

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          Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:28 AM



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          ALadies I'm having second thoughts on our reception location!!! I have it set for the cascade terrace but we don't have as many people coming as we originally thought we would, only about 17-20 so I'm thinking that space is too big for such a small group of people where as the oceans terrace is smaller and more intimate but I love that the cascade is overlooking the ocean. Where are you all have your receptions at? Please help!!


           

          Teira, We had 24 people total and we had our reception on the Cascade terrace. It was beautiful! We had 3 dinner tables set up on the higher level of the terrace, and it was nice and roomy, but it didn't feel empty. The bar was also on the higher level. On the lower level, we had the dance floor,which was outlined with Chinese lanterns. This was where DJ Ricardo was set up and where Lunas de Fuego performed. The reception was beautiful, the coordinators work hard to make sure it looks right. I'll post a full review and pics when I get the photos!

          #935 Teira1031

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            Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:28 AM



            Thanks for the info, and pleast let us know when you post your review & pictures so we can check it out!

            Originally Posted by emmisa 





             

            Teira, We had 24 people total and we had our reception on the Cascade terrace. It was beautiful! We had 3 dinner tables set up on the higher level of the terrace, and it was nice and roomy, but it didn't feel empty. The bar was also on the higher level. On the lower level, we had the dance floor,which was outlined with Chinese lanterns. This was where DJ Ricardo was set up and where Lunas de Fuego performed.The reception was beautiful, the coordinators work hard to make sure it looks right. I'll post a full review and pics when I get the photos!




            #936 kiwibride

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              Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:58 PM

              We are having our reception at the oceans terrace but i am thinking about seeing if i can change it to the cascade terrrace, we have about 38 people total. I am also looking at having the palm trees lit up but not sure how many yet!  

               

               



              #937 emmisa

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                Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:46 PM

                I finally posted my review along with a few pictures! Let me know if you have any questions. I'll make sure to post the professional pics once I get them back.

                 

                Kiwibride, I really recommend having the palm trees lit up. I paid for 8 palm trees, and I think there were 10-13 lit up. It really looked incredible. If I had to decide between having the palm trees lit and underlit tables, I would definitely choose the palm trees! The underlit tables looked pretty good but the palm trees make a much bigger statement and are so much more noticeable!



                #938 kiwibride

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                  Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:28 PM

                  thanks for that emmisa i have decided to cancel the hanging lanterns and go for the trees and the underlit tables. Look forward to seeing your photo's!


                  #939 mpeter81

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                    Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:56 PM

                    Emmisa ~ can you include a link to your review in the post?  I can't seem to find your review.  : (    Thanks!!



                    #940 TammyWright

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                    Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:02 PM

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