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#21 Divina Bride

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    Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:43 AM

    Hi ladies!!

     

    I'm getting married May 2014 at Dreams Palm Beach and so far there are 25 of us going. How is everyone doing with planning? My WC is Vanessa and she's pretty helpful. I'm struggling a little with the schedule of the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception since the latest we can be is 10:30pm. Is anyone else trying to figure out the best schedule so that their guests aren't left wandering around the resort waiting for the reception or cocktail hour to start.?



    #22 Suehaiti

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      Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:24 AM

      Could you share you price list for decor? My email is srivera@lifespan.org



      #23 Suehaiti

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        Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:29 AM

        Hi ladies! I just placed my deposit for 10/25/14. Looking forward to sharing ideas and helping each other with questions. Happy planning.



        #24 Divina Bride

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          Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:11 AM

          The dreams palm beach website has the download of the prices for everything under the wedding subtitle.
          Here is the link: http://www.amresorts...dding-guide.pdf

           

          Just be sure to remember that taxes can be upwards of 17% or I think higher in some cases and are subject to change (increase) in 2014.



          #25 Divina Bride

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            Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:14 AM

            I'm bringing some of my decor for my May 15, 2014 wedding and I was told that there's a decorating fee if you bring your own decor. I asked my wedding planner if I can choose anything when I get there and she told me that I have to basically choose everything before I get there and that when I do meet with her it is really to just finalize everything. Who's your wedding planner?



            #26 Suehaiti

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              Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

              I was planning on doing the same thing and bring my own decor to save money. I think its ridiculous to have to pay a fee however. My WC is Christina but I'm still waiting for her to send me a list of all the extras.



              #27 Divina Bride

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                Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:37 AM

                After looking at all the decor and little extras I now know how the resort makes money. Everything is a fee. Chairs, charger plates, napkins, rectangular table for reception, cake table overlay. Tea light candles are $5 per tea light (I'm going off memory of what my WC told me in the email but it's something silly). At the end of the day you're still saving at least $10,000 so it's still a great deal but my fiance and I have had to up our budget after realizing the prices for everything.



                #28 Suehaiti

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                  Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:46 AM

                  Exactly the reason why I wanted to purchase all my items here little by little as my day is a year away and ship them to DR. (we have family out there) so how much is this fee for bringing your own decor?



                  #29 Divina Bride

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                    Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:14 AM

                    I was quoted up to $500. We are doing beach chic so we are only bringing smaller decor. We're doing guest welcome bags and thought of shipping it to the resort pior to flying out but I'm nervous of items being damaged as they do not accept responsiblity for any missing or damaged items in their disclosure. So I'm asking my close wedding guests to add a little to their luggage hahahaha. I just sent an excel spreadsheet to my WC of all the decor, extras we want for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. I should hear back in a week with the grand total. I'm nervous.



                    #30 Debora

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                      Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:46 AM

                      hello, did you get a price?  Just wondering if its worth taking my own extra decor.  Some on the list do seem a bit pricey! 






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