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#3421 KelZavs20

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    Posted 29 August 2009 - 03:11 PM

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    Originally Posted by leaseylu
    we just set a wedding date for next april!

    we got quoted a group rate of $167 per person. didn't really seem like much of a deal over some of the internet packages. did anyone book thru the hotel? is there any advantage to booking straight thru the hotel? i am trying to decide what to tell my friends and family who are interested in setting something up....

    thanks!
    I was wondering the SAME thing! I checked with the hotel on their group rate and then looked at sites like funjet and apple vacations....VERY hard to beat a package deal. One thing to remember though, especially if you have a large group is that with the group rate you can get a block of rooms to gaurantee your guests can stay at the same hotel as you...if they are full during your wedding (depending on time of year) some of your guests could end up staying elsewhere. For us, we have a wide range of budgets, families with and without kids...so we opted to find a travel agent that will organize it all and let us know who is where, as long as we get to see everyone during our weeks events and the big day we think we will be satisfied.

    #3422 cubsfan

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      Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:53 AM

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      Originally Posted by sunitam
      Hi all, I have a question for past Dreams brides..

      Im thinking of maybe doing a sand unity ceremony but dont know that much about it..I was wondering where in the ceremony it is done (is it done right after the vows and before the exchange of rings?), what is the wording of the ceremony and who says it, and is it hard to bring the vase of sand back through customs it seems like you would have to hand hold the bottle of sand when you fly back or else the sand would get mixed too much in your luggage?

      any feedback would be appreciated!!!
      Hey Sunitam!
      Zorlack summed it up great, and it really is a beautiful touch to the wedding. One recommendation that I have that we did was find vases with cork lids. We did this and Cecilia said that this was so clever because they usually have to use wax to seal them for the couple. The cork looks so nice too. I researched sets online and found them for lke 40-60 per set plus extra for the sand., but I actually got mine from Michaels for $1.00 each. YES $1.00 each!! I glued a starfish on the center vase. Click the image to open in full size.

      #3423 cubsfan

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        Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:59 AM

        I am so excited to see the new dreams brides on here! This is an awesome forum and you WILL NOT be disappointed in Dreams. It has been 3 weeks since my wedding and I can't stop thinking of it! Yes, I still have to do my review and I PROMISE I will soon :)

        #3424 Keslea

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          Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:48 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by KelZavs20
          I was wondering the SAME thing! I checked with the hotel on their group rate and then looked at sites like funjet and apple vacations....VERY hard to beat a package deal. One thing to remember though, especially if you have a large group is that with the group rate you can get a block of rooms to gaurantee your guests can stay at the same hotel as you...if they are full during your wedding (depending on time of year) some of your guests could end up staying elsewhere. For us, we have a wide range of budgets, families with and without kids...so we opted to find a travel agent that will organize it all and let us know who is where, as long as we get to see everyone during our weeks events and the big day we think we will be satisfied.
          KelZavs, I have done a lot of research and the cheapest and the best way to find good deals is:

          Go to expedia
          do a "Hotel + Flight" search
          put the number of days of travel
          select double occupancy
          search
          You will find the best deals for Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa! Just keep in mind that the hotel is 'all inclusive' so while you think you are booking the hotel with the flight, you are booking an all-inclusive vacation including flight.

          #3425 mc5363

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            Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:32 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by leaseylu
            we just set a wedding date for next april!

            we got quoted a group rate of $167 per person. didn't really seem like much of a deal over some of the internet packages. did anyone book thru the hotel? is there any advantage to booking straight thru the hotel? i am trying to decide what to tell my friends and family who are interested in setting something up....

            thanks!
            It might be worth it to book through Dreams if you are going to do it soon. If you go to the Dreams website, they are running a special for groupe right now. For every night you have 15 or more rooms booked, you get one complimentary room. Guests also get a free upgrade and $200 worth of resort credits per room. Have a look and good luck planning:)

            #3426 cubsfan

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              Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:07 PM

              My review is up on the reviews thread! :)

              #3427 MRoque

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                Posted 31 August 2009 - 03:14 AM

                For all of the brides, you can see a slide show of a wedding at Dreams Cancun.
                Maybe helps you to have an idea of the place.

                Martha Roque Photographer: Anne & Erick Wedding June 15 2009

                #3428 Tony&Jessica

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                  Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:27 AM

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                  I think that you will be fine w/o the cocktail hour. I have read many posts on here and people say they can just go to any bar and have cocktails, the only thing they would miss out on is appetizers and if u want to just save money, I would do it this way. I am skipping cocktail hour as well. During this time, you and your party will be taking pictures as well.
                  Thank you soooo much for this suggestion! I'm going down in five weeks and we just had some last minute adds to our guest list, and this is an awesome idea to save some money. I had no idea how we were going to accommodate the late additions!

                  #3429 cubsfan

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                    Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:58 PM

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                    Thank you soooo much for this suggestion! I'm going down in five weeks and we just had some last minute adds to our guest list, and this is an awesome idea to save some money. I had no idea how we were going to accommodate the late additions!
                    No problem! I actually had my wedding Aug. 13th and it worked out great! We had our reception on the terrace and there is a bar right inside the lobby w. couches and place to hang out. SO while we were taking pics, our guests hung out there. She said we could swap for extra guests for dinner, but we did not have over 20 people, so we just swapped for 1 hr extra reception and extra fowers. Make sure to email her about this first to update to your contract! Glad this helped! Good luck! Your wedding will be amazing!

                    #3430 Tony&Jessica

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                      Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:19 PM

                      I'm at about 25 people right now, and when I e-mailed Cecilia to ask if we could swap out the cocktail hour for 5 more people and hair/makeup for my bridesmaids, she said that the only thing she could do was offer us extra centerpieces and gazebo decoration...

                      Any suggestions?




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