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#31 Jenny2014

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    Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

    Originally Posted by aild 

    Thanks for the info, Jenny! And thanks for being honest.. it's definitely good to know about the heat. We had already planned on doing program fans so we're good to go on that. And I will definitely let people know about using a high SPF. We don't want to be burnt on the wedding day!

     

    I hope we don't have to use them, but it's comforting to know the ballrooms are beautiful!

     

    As for vows, we are likely using the ceremony vows. I'm Filipino, so we're adding a couple Filipino traditions to the script. And I'm definitely editing the script alot!


    No problem at all! I'm just glad I have the experience from being on the site to be able to give to people :) It is truly breathtakingly beautiful at Dreams.

     

    The ballrooms are your typical ballrooms, but we saw a wedding take place within the ballroom and it's definitely big enough to hold a lot of people.

     

    I love that you are adding to the script- makes it so much more unique to your special day :)



    #32 Jenny2014

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      Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

      Originally Posted by SLetendre 

      I've been in contact with Photo Shoots as well and am also impressed with how quickly they respond, and they have gorgeous pictures. Is anyone who is planning on going with them planning on using the photography that is provided int he package for a different event, does anyone know if they will allow that? I just e-mailed them to check but I'm not sure how quickly I will hear back, it would be nice if we could still use their services for maybe the rehearsal dinner or something since you are still essentially paying for the prints in the package.

       

      Has anyone given any thought to their time line yet? I'm trying to figure out the best time for our ceremony, for our time of year I think sunset is at 8:30, would any past brides be willing to share their schedule of ceremony, photos, reception etc?

       

      Thanks!

       

      I believe I have seen other people use the photo's that come with the package for their bonfire/ rehearsal dinner/ ttd or other events on the resort. Mind as well make use of the photo's from the packages!

       

      I'm not sure what time the sun sets in May, but in September it started to set around 7:30-7:45, with the brightest colours in the sky at around 8:15ish. I know it makes the day so much shorter having the ceremony later in the day, but to hold the wedding in the blistering sun at 4:00 just seems like too much (especially for us brides getting married during the rainy season- the humidity alone is incredible).



      #33 aild

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        Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

        If anyone is still wondering about the fake petals, Fatima told me that we can't use them because the resort is part of the Rainforest Alliance program and the fake petals might put the sea animals in danger. I was gonna have the flower girls throw petals like usual, but now I might have them blow bubbles or just hold a sign. I'm not sure if the heat/humidity would work well for bubbles?

         

        SLetendre, the timeline Fatima suggested for us is:

        5pm ceremony

        530-630pm photos

        630-730pm cocktail hour

        730-1030pm reception

         

        She said sunset is around 730pm for our wedding date. If you're having your reception outside, as you probably know, the reception has to end at 1030pm because they're not allowed to play music outdoors after that time. I would've liked to do everything a tad bit later to avoid the heat, but we're stuck with that timeline since our reception is at Las Palmas. I hope that's somewhat helpful!



        #34 amysis

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          Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

          Hi Ladies!  

           

          I'm working on our detailed schedule for our wedding day, and I will post it when it's completed, however our basic schedule is similar to aild's, except that we are doing photos before the ceremony.

           

          So we have:

           

          6pm ceremony

          6:30-7:30 cocktail hour

          7:30-10:30 reception

           

          I really wanted to keep everything going.  I hope we don't feel rushed, but I also wanted to get pictures done earlier in the day.  Hopefully we also don't get too hot doing photos in the afternoon!  

           

          I also received the ceremony script from Fatima (I can't get it to attach here, and it's a PDF so I can't copy and paste it--let me know if anyone would like me to send it directly).  I was surprised--I didn't think I would want to edit their script, but after reading it, we are going to write our own.  We are not overly religious, but I at least want a prayer in our ceremony, and their script feels really generic to me (which makes sense and all).  

           

          Has anyone given thought to how many photos you are planning on purchasing?  I'm just going to stick with Adventure Photo, and the Ultimate package only includes the 50 photos.  I know we want more than that, but I'm not sure how many are too few and how many are too many...



          #35 Jenny2014

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            Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

            I would love a copy of the script- haven't gotten it yet from Eleane. I'll PM you my email?
             



            #36 amysis

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              Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

              Hi Ladies!  

               

              I'm working on our detailed schedule for our wedding day, and I will post it when it's completed, however our basic schedule is similar to aild's, except that we are doing photos before the ceremony.

               

              So we have:

               

              6pm ceremony

              6:30-7:30 cocktail hour

              7:30-10:30 reception

               

              I really wanted to keep everything going.  I hope we don't feel rushed, but I also wanted to get pictures done earlier in the day.  Hopefully we also don't get too hot doing photos in the afternoon!  

               

              I also received the ceremony script from Fatima (I can't get it to attach here, and it's a PDF so I can't copy and paste it--let me know if anyone would like me to send it directly).  I was surprised--I didn't think I would want to edit their script, but after reading it, we are going to write our own.  We are not overly religious, but I at least want a prayer in our ceremony, and their script feels really generic to me (which makes sense and all).  

               

              Has anyone given thought to how many photos you are planning on purchasing?  I'm just going to stick with Adventure Photo, and the Ultimate package only includes the 50 photos.  I know we want more than that, but I'm not sure how many are too few and how many are too many...



              #37 Jenny2014

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                Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

                I would love a copy of the script- haven't gotten it yet from Eleane. I'll PM you my email?
                 



                #38 futurekcarrera

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                Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:49 PM

                Hi Brides! 

                 

                So excited that there is an updated thread on Dreams PV!! I am still very early in the planning process, but Dreams PV is my #1 choice and I think my FI and I are almost 100% set on this resort. 

                 

                I had some quick questions for all those that are bringing DIY decorations, as this is something that I want to do, and will play into my final decision! To what extent is Dreams letting you bring decorations - i.e. what types can you bring and are there any restrictions (outside of the fake rose petals) with centerpieces, hanging signs, garland, (I may even want to bring my own burlap table runners) etc.? Also, with those decorations, who will be setting them up the day of your wedding - will Dreams handle or are you assigning one of your friends/family to the job? I know destination weddings will make me need to "let go" a little, but I want to have some handle on what my day looks like ;)

                 

                Also - is anyone using Dazzling Details?? Just wondering how your experience was and what the costs are like?

                 

                Looking forward to following this thread and hearing more about all the upcoming weddings!!


                Soon to be a Carrera

                Secrets Vallarta Bay

                November 2014

                 


                #39 futurekcarrera

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                Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:51 PM

                Hi Brides! So excited that there is an updated thread on Dreams PV!! I am still very early in the planning process, but Dreams PV is my #1 choice and I think my FI and I are almost 100% set on this resort. I had some quick questions for all those that are bringing DIY decorations, as this is something that I want to do, and will play into my final decision! To what extent is Dreams letting you bring decorations - i.e. what types can you bring and are there any restrictions (outside of the fake rose petals) with centerpieces, hanging signs, garland, (I may even want to bring my own burlap table runners) etc.? Also, with those decorations, who will be setting them up the day of your wedding - will Dreams handle or are you assigning one of your friends/family to the job? I know destination weddings will make me need to "let go" a little, but I want to have some handle on what my day looks like ;) Also - is anyone using Dazzling Details?? Just wondering how your experience was and what the costs are like? Looking forward to following this thread and hearing more about all the upcoming weddings!! Hi Brides! So excited that there is an updated thread on Dreams PV!! I am still very early in the planning process, but Dreams PV is my #1 choice and I think my FI and I are almost 100% set on this resort. I had some quick questions for all those that are bringing DIY decorations, as this is something that I want to do, and will play into my final decision! To what extent is Dreams letting you bring decorations - i.e. what types can you bring and are there any restrictions (outside of the fake rose petals) with centerpieces, hanging signs, garland, (I may even want to bring my own burlap table runners) etc.? Also, with those decorations, who will be setting them up the day of your wedding - will Dreams handle or are you assigning one of your friends/family to the job? I know destination weddings will make me need to "let go" a little, but I want to have some handle on what my day looks like ;) Also - is anyone using Dazzling Details?? Just wondering how your experience was and what the costs are like? Looking forward to following this thread and hearing more about all the upcoming weddings!!


                Soon to be a Carrera

                Secrets Vallarta Bay

                November 2014

                 


                #40 futurekcarrera

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                Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

                Hi Brides! 

                 

                So excited that there is an updated thread on Dreams PV!! I am still very early in the planning process, but Dreams PV is my #1 choice and I think my FI and I are almost 100% set on this resort. 

                 

                I had some quick questions for all those that are bringing DIY decorations, as this is something that I want to do, and will play into my final decision! To what extent is Dreams letting you bring decorations - i.e. what types can you bring and are there any restrictions (outside of the fake rose petals) with centerpieces, hanging signs, garland, (I may even want to bring my own burlap table runners) etc.? Also, with those decorations, who will be setting them up the day of your wedding - will Dreams handle or are you assigning one of your friends/family to the job? I know destination weddings will make me need to "let go" a little, but I want to have some handle on what my day looks like ;)

                 

                Also - is anyone using Dazzling Details?? Just wondering how your experience was and what the costs are like?

                 

                Looking forward to following this thread and hearing more about all the upcoming weddings!!


                Soon to be a Carrera

                Secrets Vallarta Bay

                November 2014

                 





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