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Originally Posted by Newfiegirl40 View Post

 

how do you add you wedding date, etc in the top right corner of your replies, I see it appears automatically in your previous posts. Just wonder if anyone else is getting heck from parents for deciding to do the DW instead of a traditional one? Really putting a damper on my excitement!

 

Hang in there!  When my fiance and I announced to his family that we would be having our wedding in the Caribbean, his parents showed a great deal of disappointment.  They made comments like, "do you think anyone will actually go?" and "it's just SOOO far!" and "that seems like a lot to ask of your guests."  It didn't feel very good to hear these things since I was so excited.  I may have even shed a tear or two.  BUT, since the plan has been in motion for about 3-4 months now, they are really starting to come around and become part of the excitement!  His mom called me the other day to tell me that her dental hygienist's daughter got married at ME, and it was the most beautiful resort she's ever seen and that the wedding was amazing and everyone there had the best time ever!  Thank goodness!!!  :-)  Parents can be traditional and sometimes need a little time to marinate on an idea!

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Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 View Post

 

My vent for today about Majestic Elegance.. I emailed my WC to see if we could push our ceremony up to 5:00, because our photographer stated 6:00 is getting to be too late, and the WC replied with "There our no earlier time slots on that day"   It's a WEDNESDAY!.. How in the heck is there nothing available? I also inquired as to how many weddings they do in one day. Can anyone else comment as to how many they have in one day?.. I'm really annoyed with them right now. :o(

 

We are getting married at 5 and are going to do our pics beforehand.  I know there is a lot of romance associated with seeing each other for the first time at the aisle, but there are alternatives to ensure that you still get that special moment.  My FI and I are going to get together before we see everyone else for a "First Look."  It will be a private moment where we can speak our feelings, exchange our gifts, and have our special moment in private.  We may even have our photographer there to capture the moment.  After that, we can take all of our pics and start off the events at 5 pm and move smoothly from one event to the next without the interruption of photos.  Just an option :-)

 

Google "First look beach weddings," here are some of my faves!:

 

http://www.christinechangphotoblog.com/2011/09/laguna-beach-wedding-photography-first-look-chandra-tony/

 

http://www.google.com/imgres?start=100&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=2oW&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1280&bih=661&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=1t3dT4ymqUgvfM:&imgrefurl=http://www.heartloveweddings.com/2012/03/purple-destination-beach-wedding-from-weber-photography-by-wes-liz/&docid=yE4D2FvZcv7jsM&imgurl=http://www.heartloveweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/TM-RW-Weber-Photography-by-Wes-%252B-Liz-6.7.png&w=600&h=400&ei=vHAyUOL4AYyD0QGZ7gE&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=177&vpy=209&dur=2757&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=121&ty=111&sig=114678053582448427872&page=6&tbnh=141&tbnw=188&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:100,i:87

 

http://www.heartloveweddings.com/2012/03/romantic-red-white-christmas-beach-wedding-from-luminaire-foto-2/

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Originally Posted by Tink View Post

 

When I was there I only saw one wedding at a time, maybe I wasn't paying closer attention or maybe they had wedding times spread wide apart to avoid any interference between them? It sucks that she can't have your wedding moved but maybe you'll get some great shots of the sunset if it does go down while you're taking pics. Who did you book for photography?

She just responded. She stated there was someone with a wedding just before us!! And that they do 4 to 5 weddings a day!! YIKES!!!! That was the main reason we choose a Wednesday over a Saturday. :o(   We are in the process of booking Jamie Dimitry.  :o)  

Originally Posted by Smithk79 View Post

 

 

That is too bad...but what time of the year will you be there? Maybe you can get some great sunsets

and habe some pics taken before the ceremony? And i was told they have up to 5-6lee's weddings a day but only have one at a time. I believe they have set times to pick from during the day starting at 11the so first come basis. If ur going to be down there at a busy time of the year any day is busy...but regardless the pictures should be beautiful!

 

I apologize...after i posted that i realized that may be referring to Dreams Palm Beach...we were looking at both resorts and i cant remember which WC said that.

 We are going to do a first look before the ceremony so hopefully we'll get lots of great shots then. Jamie also mentioned we could do family pics before the wedding.. Hoping it all goes well. I've requested the WC let me know if 5:00 becomes available. I just want to make sure we have planty of time for pictures without missing our dinner and guests.

Originally Posted by chrystine888 View Post

 

 

Hang in there!  When my fiance and I announced to his family that we would be having our wedding in the Caribbean, his parents showed a great deal of disappointment.  They made comments like, "do you think anyone will actually go?" and "it's just SOOO far!" and "that seems like a lot to ask of your guests."  It didn't feel very good to hear these things since I was so excited.  I may have even shed a tear or two.  BUT, since the plan has been in motion for about 3-4 months now, they are really starting to come around and become part of the excitement!  His mom called me the other day to tell me that her dental hygienist's daughter got married at ME, and it was the most beautiful resort she's ever seen and that the wedding was amazing and everyone there had the best time ever!  Thank goodness!!!  :-)  Parents can be traditional and sometimes need a little time to marinate on an idea!

 

That's great that they came around!  I had the exact same problem before, and it made me soo mad and sad at the same time. But everyone is also starting to come around to the idea and actually be happy for us and a tropical location. :o)

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Originally Posted by chrystine888 View Post

 

 

We are getting married at 5 and are going to do our pics beforehand.  I know there is a lot of romance associated with seeing each other for the first time at the aisle, but there are alternatives to ensure that you still get that special moment.  My FI and I are going to get together before we see everyone else for a "First Look."  It will be a private moment where we can speak our feelings, exchange our gifts, and have our special moment in private.  We may even have our photographer there to capture the moment.  After that, we can take all of our pics and start off the events at 5 pm and move smoothly from one event to the next without the interruption of photos.  Just an option :-)

 

Google "First look beach weddings," here are some of my faves!:

 

http://www.christinechangphotoblog.com/2011/09/laguna-beach-wedding-photography-first-look-chandra-tony/

 

http://www.google.com/imgres?start=100&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=2oW&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1280&bih=661&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=1t3dT4ymqUgvfM:&imgrefurl=http://www.heartloveweddings.com/2012/03/purple-destination-beach-wedding-from-weber-photography-by-wes-liz/&docid=yE4D2FvZcv7jsM&imgurl=http://www.heartloveweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/TM-RW-Weber-Photography-by-Wes-%252B-Liz-6.7.png&w=600&h=400&ei=vHAyUOL4AYyD0QGZ7gE&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=177&vpy=209&dur=2757&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=121&ty=111&sig=114678053582448427872&page=6&tbnh=141&tbnw=188&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:100,i:87

 

http://www.heartloveweddings.com/2012/03/romantic-red-white-christmas-beach-wedding-from-luminaire-foto-2/

 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first looks!!!.. I'll check these out, thanks for sharing!.. I've already told Jamie we wanted a first look session. :o) I too want to be able for us to have that moment together and then get ourselves together before walking down the aisle.. Knowing me I will need a make-up check between the 1st look and walking down the aisle. :o)

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Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 View Post

 

My vent for today about Majestic Elegance.. I emailed my WC to see if we could push our ceremony up to 5:00, because our photographer stated 6:00 is getting to be too late, and the WC replied with "There our no earlier time slots on that day"   It's a WEDNESDAY!.. How in the heck is there nothing available? I also inquired as to how many weddings they do in one day. Can anyone else comment as to how many they have in one day?.. I'm really annoyed with them right now. :o(

 

I know, so annoying right?  I had problem too because I wanted a late afternoon wedding and I was completely flexible on what day it would be as long as it was during our stay May 5th -12th.  The only time I could get was 1:00pm.  I've been told there are 3 time slots a day at each side of the resort, ME and MC (10, 1, and 5pm).  I also asked to be put on a "wait list" for a 5pm time, but she said they don't usually get cancellations! Boo-urns!

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Originally Posted by PuntaBride View Post

 

 

I know, so annoying right?  I had problem too because I wanted a late afternoon wedding and I was completely flexible on what day it would be as long as it was during our stay May 5th -12th.  The only time I could get was 1:00pm.  I've been told there are 3 time slots a day at each side of the resort, ME and MC (10, 1, and 5pm).  I also asked to be put on a "wait list" for a 5pm time, but she said they don't usually get cancellations! Boo-urns!

 I honestly think they make up 80% of what they say. If they have 3 slots, (10, 1 and 5) then how in the heck would me moving my 6:00 to 5:00 cause a conflict. I don't like that anyone can book a time without a deposit. Because for all they someone holds a time and then forgets to release it. I voiced this to our WC and let her know we would really like 5:00 or 5:30 if she could please keep us updated. Of course she hasn't responded.  Are you set for a certain day or still waiting? I see your profile has no date. With you having a 7 day window I don't see how all slots could be booked.

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Just to throw it out there, there are other options for ur ceremony and reception off site, such as Jellyfish Restaurant who only does 1 wedding /day and u have the place whatever hours u want, or Kakua Beach Club :-)

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Originally Posted by Smithk79 View Post

 

Just to throw it out there, there are other options for ur ceremony and reception off site, such as Jellyfish Restaurant who only does 1 wedding /day and u have the place whatever hours u want, or Kakua Beach Club :-)

 I've seen that a few ladies are getting married at Jellyfish. I'll probably just stick with our 6:00 slot if we have to, but does anyone have a price list and pictures for Jellyfish? :o)

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Thanks for the PM SmithK. look forward to your email.

 

Ladies, have yall been told anything about tourist cards? My TA just mentioned to me that tourist cards are required to purchase while in Punta Cana and are $10. This is something totally new to me.

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Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 View Post

 

Thanks for the PM SmithK. look forward to your email.

 

Ladies, have yall been told anything about tourist cards? My TA just mentioned to me that tourist cards are required to purchase while in Punta Cana and are $10. This is something totally new to me.

My TA told me about these as well. Unfortuantely they can't be avoid everyone has to get one. 

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