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#5621 caboose

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    Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:01 PM

    Wow this is all great information!! Thanks mgl27. I got the Ultimate as well, did they suggest having your cocktail party at the spa garden or did you pick that? I was wondering how they would switch from cocktail tables to dinner tables with all of the guests standing around. Lol

    Hi Girls!!

     

    I just wanted to respond with some info that I have that may help girls from past posts. 

     

    I am using a travel agent/coordinator.  Her name is Darcy Madalinski with a Ticket to Paradise.  darcy@atickettoparadise.com  or www.atickettoparadise.com  She has been amazing.  She has helped with most all of our guests to book rooms (as well as some guests who were looking for help with air).  She also negotiated comps for us on our room for the week we were there.  She is located in the Chicago area.  Booking rooms through her included travel to/from airport.

     

    I spoke with Claudia and she did not mention any renovations (our wedding is 10/29/11).  We are having out cocktail hour in the Spa garden and the reception at the club terrace (we have 63 people and she said they would all fit comfortably).

     

    We are having the buffet dinner.  The cost for each additional person over 20 (dinner and open bar) is $48pp +15% service charge and 11% tax.

     

    Claudia did say that since we have the Ultimate package we can switch between silver and gold menus.  She is also allowing my mom to have my hair appointment (since my friend is doing mine) and I do not need any corsages so she is giving me all boutonnieres.

     

    If any brides have the ultimate package, be sure to set up your private dinner for two.  I originally did not see anything in the contract about it, but is included.  I have an email with all the locations to choose from if anyone is interested. PM me.

     

    I also asked about changing the red carpet that is included for a white one.  She told me it would be an $80 charge.  We will probably opt not to have any carpet.

     

    I also asked about the Waterford champagne flutes that are included in the package, but I did not see in the contract.  (I mean if I am paying for them....)  There is a sheet/file that is to be filled out on the Dreams website to ensure that you receive them.

     

    That is all I can think of right now.  I am sure more will come to me and I will post again! :) Hope this helps!

     

    Meghan

     

     

     


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    #5622 mgl27

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      Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:16 PM


      Claudia actually told us that with our guest count, it would be much easier to have the cocktail hour and reception at two different locations.  Probably because of set up.  I am guessing if the party is bit smaller, it may be easier to have the cocktail hour and reception at the same location.  Probably because they would be able to fit both tall tables and the round tables.

       

      I am hoping it all works out.. The main reason we chose the Terrace was because we are having a DJ and I didn't want to pay for a dance floor! lol. 
       

      Originally Posted by caboose 

      Wow this is all great information!! Thanks mgl27.

      I got the Ultimate as well, did they suggest having your cocktail party at the spa garden or did you pick that? I was wondering how they would switch from cocktail tables to dinner tables with all of the guests standing around. Lol


       


       


      Meghan

      #5623 NurseM

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        Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:26 PM


        The champagne flutes, you have to fill out the form after your stay is complete, then they send them by mail it takes about 4 weeks. They are very nice. 

        Originally Posted by mgl27 

        Hi Girls!!

         

        I just wanted to respond with some info that I have that may help girls from past posts. 

         

        I am using a travel agent/coordinator.  Her name is Darcy Madalinski with a Ticket to Paradise.  darcy@atickettoparadise.com  or www.atickettoparadise.com  She has been amazing.  She has helped with most all of our guests to book rooms (as well as some guests who were looking for help with air).  She also negotiated comps for us on our room for the week we were there.  She is located in the Chicago area.  Booking rooms through her included travel to/from airport.

         

        I spoke with Claudia and she did not mention any renovations (our wedding is 10/29/11).  We are having out cocktail hour in the Spa garden and the reception at the club terrace (we have 63 people and she said they would all fit comfortably).

         

        We are having the buffet dinner.  The cost for each additional person over 20 (dinner and open bar) is $48pp +15% service charge and 11% tax.

         

        Claudia did say that since we have the Ultimate package we can switch between silver and gold menus.  She is also allowing my mom to have my hair appointment (since my friend is doing mine) and I do not need any corsages so she is giving me all boutonnieres.

         

        If any brides have the ultimate package, be sure to set up your private dinner for two.  I originally did not see anything in the contract about it, but is included.  I have an email with all the locations to choose from if anyone is interested. PM me.

         

        I also asked about changing the red carpet that is included for a white one.  She told me it would be an $80 charge.  We will probably opt not to have any carpet.

         

        I also asked about the Waterford champagne flutes that are included in the package, but I did not see in the contract.  (I mean if I am paying for them....)  There is a sheet/file that is to be filled out on the Dreams website to ensure that you receive them.

         

        That is all I can think of right now.  I am sure more will come to me and I will post again! :) Hope this helps!

         

        Meghan

         

         

         



         


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        #5624 LoveKiss

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          Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:46 PM

          March 24, 2012! :)



          #5625 LoveKiss

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            Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:51 PM

            Thank you for the suggestions, I'm looking for flights, hotel and transportation to and from the resort.



            #5626 clgriffi7

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              Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:08 AM

              post against forum rules.



              #5627 clgriffi7

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                Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:13 AM

                Meghan - Thanks for the info!  I do have a couple of follow-up questions if you don't mind...

                 

                Did Claudia send you any pictures of the spa garden?  I am trying to deicde if there is a better option than the Terrace for the cocktail hour.  The Terrace seems fine, but it can't hurt to see more options.

                 

                Did you schedule your private dinner with Claudia over email or are we supposed to do that once we get there?  I will definitely PM you for that dinner information.
                 

                Thanks for the info on the champagne flutes - you too NurseM!

                 

                Courtney
                 

                Originally Posted by mgl27 

                 

                We are having out cocktail hour in the Spa garden and the reception at the club terrace (we have 63 people and she said they would all fit comfortably).

                 

                If any brides have the ultimate package, be sure to set up your private dinner for two.  I originally did not see anything in the contract about it, but is included.  I have an email with all the locations to choose from if anyone is interested. PM me.

                 

                I also asked about the Waterford champagne flutes that are included in the package, but I did not see in the contract.  (I mean if I am paying for them....)  There is a sheet/file that is to be filled out on the Dreams website to ensure that you receive them.

                 

                Meghan

                 

                 

                 



                 



                #5628 mgl27

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                  Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:29 PM



                  Hi Courtney-

                   

                  I did not get any pictures from Claudia of the Spa Garden.  In my case, I doesn't seem as if I have too much of choice, so I am jut going to trust that it is beautiful (and my TA said it was nice).  Also, I believe that someone, somewhere on here has had their wedding at that location.  I believe I saw pictures somewhere.... Maybe under reviews.

                   

                  If anyone does have any pictures of the garden, would you mind sharing??

                   

                  Also, my TA booked the private dinner for us through the concierge.

                   

                  Some clarifications ladies regarding the private dinner: A couple months ago I was watching a youtube video that is a commercial for wedding at Dreams Cancun.  The commercial actually features Claudia.  If you listen to it, they mention that the Ultimate Package includes a private dinner for the bride and groom.  I had a conference call with Claudia on Friday and we referenced the commercial, so now my have it in contract and booked.  Below is link

                   



                  Meghan - Thanks for the info!  I do have a couple of follow-up questions if you don't mind...

                   

                  Did Claudia send you any pictures of the spa garden?  I am trying to deicde if there is a better option than the Terrace for the cocktail hour.  The Terrace seems fine, but it can't hurt to see more options.

                   

                  Did you schedule your private dinner with Claudia over email or are we supposed to do that once we get there?  I will definitely PM you for that dinner information.
                   

                  Thanks for the info on the champagne flutes - you too NurseM!

                   

                  Courtney
                   



                   



                   


                  Meghan

                  #5629 Sasha030412

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                    Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:50 AM


                    i looked at some of the pictures on the photographers websites and the carpets look really old and worn. We are choosing not to have it. I saw pictures without and they looked much nicer. 

                    Originally Posted by mgl27 

                    Hi Girls!!

                     

                    I just wanted to respond with some info that I have that may help girls from past posts. 

                     

                    I am using a travel agent/coordinator.  Her name is Darcy Madalinski with a Ticket to Paradise.  darcy@atickettoparadise.com  or www.atickettoparadise.com  She has been amazing.  She has helped with most all of our guests to book rooms (as well as some guests who were looking for help with air).  She also negotiated comps for us on our room for the week we were there.  She is located in the Chicago area.  Booking rooms through her included travel to/from airport.

                     

                    I spoke with Claudia and she did not mention any renovations (our wedding is 10/29/11).  We are having out cocktail hour in the Spa garden and the reception at the club terrace (we have 63 people and she said they would all fit comfortably).

                     

                    We are having the buffet dinner.  The cost for each additional person over 20 (dinner and open bar) is $48pp +15% service charge and 11% tax.

                     

                    Claudia did say that since we have the Ultimate package we can switch between silver and gold menus.  She is also allowing my mom to have my hair appointment (since my friend is doing mine) and I do not need any corsages so she is giving me all boutonnieres.

                     

                    If any brides have the ultimate package, be sure to set up your private dinner for two.  I originally did not see anything in the contract about it, but is included.  I have an email with all the locations to choose from if anyone is interested. PM me.

                     

                    I also asked about changing the red carpet that is included for a white one.  She told me it would be an $80 charge.  We will probably opt not to have any carpet.

                     

                    I also asked about the Waterford champagne flutes that are included in the package, but I did not see in the contract.  (I mean if I am paying for them....)  There is a sheet/file that is to be filled out on the Dreams website to ensure that you receive them.

                     

                    That is all I can think of right now.  I am sure more will come to me and I will post again! :) Hope this helps!

                     

                    Meghan

                     

                     

                     



                     



                    #5630 mgl27

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                      Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:20 AM

                      Hi,

                       

                      I am starting to work on our OTT bags.  Is anyone else doing these??  And what are you putting in them?? We originally wanted to include towels, but those seem to be crazy expensive..

                       

                      Thanks girls!!

                       

                      OMG, my wedding is coming up so fast!!!  Trying not to stress.... 

                       

                       

                       

                       


                       


                      Meghan




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