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#5801 leigh2011

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    Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:04 PM

    What do you think is Plan B for weddings and receptions when there is rain?  There isn't any sunshine in the forecast between now and my wedding day, so I am starting to wonder what Plan B is...

     

    I know that 10-day forecasts aren't reliable and that it can switch between rain and sun quickly in the tropics, so it isn't that I am worried.  And after the scare of this hurricane, I will have to be happy that we get to Cancun so I can't be too upset about rain.
     

    Originally Posted by futuremrsroo 

    Thanks everyone! It was easier to be okay with the switch since the resort was awesome and the airlines waived any fees to cancel and change flights. When I woke up Tuesday thinking I was getting on a plane the next day and my FI said, "Honey, I don't think we're going to Mexico tomorrow", it was pretty rough!!

     

    I spoke to Claudia today (helpful hint: she is WAY easier to get in touch with by phone, so save up questions and call her!!) and she said that everyone is fine, and it's just really windy and cloudy and will rain off and on. She seems really on top of it, so I'm sure Meghan is having a great wedding, even if it's not the outdoor one that she planned on.....



     



    #5802 dreamsbride12

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      Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:53 PM

      That is a GREAT idea, thanks! I never even thought about doing it that way but so far that's the best idea....I'll keep you posted!

       

      Originally Posted by leigh2011 

      I am not having my ceremony early, but if I were...I think I would have the ceremony and cocktail hour together and then have the break in time before ther reception.  That way everyone is together for the ceremony and can then socialize at the cocktail hour before heading off on their own for a while.  At that point you could have the reception a bit later if you would like (more of a night-time event).  That sort of timing might also help with the photos as 3 hours could get a bit of the getting ready, the ceremony, the cocktail hour (which you could actually attend) and then you and your then husband off taking pictures for an hour.  You could even potentially move a few of the traditional reception activities (like champagne toast and cake cutting even) up to the cocktail hour for the sake of pictures.  Not sure what your vision is, but I think that is what I would do.

      Let us know what you decide.



       



       



      #5803 dreamsbride12

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        Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:56 PM

        Wow! Glad that worked out for you guys the way it did!! I'm getting married on January 12th, so I will see you there! What day do you guys fly in??

         

        Originally Posted by futuremrsroo 

        Well, lets all keep mgl27 in our thoughts! I'm officially a January Dreams bride now!

         

        I think mgl was flying in on Monday, so there was no way they could have predicted how fast the storm would strengthen. It looks like she'll be fine for her wedding on Saturday, but the next two days will probably be pretty rough at the resort. Claudia said they were removing coconuts from the trees to prevent them from flying through windows! They were waiting to see if they need to evacuate.

         

        Luckily, the resort is super awesome, and we rescheduled for January 14th with ALL my guests getting full refunds for this week. Where are my January brides at??
         

         

        Soon2Be, I am SO GLAD you had a wonderful wedding!! I can't wait to hear all about it :)



         



         



        #5804 futuremrsroo

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          Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:30 PM

          Leigh: I'm not positive about the rain plan, but I know they have several ballrooms, and they can do receptions in the lobby of the preferred tower (the inside part of the terrace). If it still looks rainy when you go, I'm sure Claudia will show you all the options. They have been nothing but amazing this week!

           

          Dreamsbride: I will be flying in on the 12th! I will most likely see your wedding being set up ;)


          Hurricane Rina: 1

          futuremrsroo: Take 2 on 1/14/12


          #5805 leigh2011

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            Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:10 PM

            Thanks!  Let's hope I don't have to find out!!

             

            Originally Posted by futuremrsroo 

            Leigh: I'm not positive about the rain plan, but I know they have several ballrooms, and they can do receptions in the lobby of the preferred tower (the inside part of the terrace). If it still looks rainy when you go, I'm sure Claudia will show you all the options. They have been nothing but amazing this week!

             

            Dreamsbride: I will be flying in on the 12th! I will most likely see your wedding being set up ;)



             



            #5806 jwhite789

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              Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:34 AM

              Hello all Dreams Brides!

               

              I just came upon this website and this thread and have some questions for you all. I am getting married at Dreams in Cancun on November 10, 2012. I recently contacted a travel agent to inquire about helping me make travel arrangements for guests and I was a little disappointed with the response that I got back about the resort. I was told to really consider whether I should have my wedding here and that service and communication is just terrible. I have been in contact with Cecilia from the resort and communication has been really slow (took almost 6 weeks to get a response at one point). I am a little worried after hearing the travel agents thoughts on this resort and I am unsure as to whether I should go forward with this resort for my wedding. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this? For those who have had their wedding here, did you have a positive or negative experience and would you recommend going forward? 

               

              Also any thoughts on booking travel with the resort or going through a travel agent?? Thanks everyone! Your help is greatly appreciated!

               

              Jessica 



              #5807 leigh2011

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                Posted 30 October 2011 - 03:03 PM

                Contact with your wedding coordinator will definitely be very slow until your wedding is close.  All brides have said that once you arrive at the resort and see how busy they are with all of the brides on hand you will understand why they don't have time for emails.  I will be getting married next weekend, so I will let you know my opinion in a couple of weeks.  Maybe a couple of the previous brides can let you know if they would change resorts if given the chance to do it over again.

                 

                Most brides that have found a good travel agent (that specializes in destination weddings) are very thankful for their agent.  I don't think anyone that has used a travel agent related to this forum (who are obviously DW experts) have been disappointed - so you should try them out.  And if you talk to one that is a Dreams specialist, they can give you a second opinion from an agent's perspective on the Dreams Cancun resort.

                 

                Originally Posted by jwhite789 

                Hello all Dreams Brides!

                 

                I just came upon this website and this thread and have some questions for you all. I am getting married at Dreams in Cancun on November 10, 2012. I recently contacted a travel agent to inquire about helping me make travel arrangements for guests and I was a little disappointed with the response that I got back about the resort. I was told to really consider whether I should have my wedding here and that service and communication is just terrible. I have been in contact with Cecilia from the resort and communication has been really slow (took almost 6 weeks to get a response at one point). I am a little worried after hearing the travel agents thoughts on this resort and I am unsure as to whether I should go forward with this resort for my wedding. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this? For those who have had their wedding here, did you have a positive or negative experience and would you recommend going forward? 

                 

                Also any thoughts on booking travel with the resort or going through a travel agent?? Thanks everyone! Your help is greatly appreciated!

                 

                Jessica 



                 



                #5808 leigh2011

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                  Posted 30 October 2011 - 03:10 PM

                  Alright ladies - for those of you that have gotten married at Dreams Cancun, or those that have traveled there on vacation - what is your recommendation with respect to the water to minimize the chance of getting sick?

                   

                  My thought is the following:  any water the resort provides in restaurants, at bars, or as ice in drinks is filtered and therefore safe for guests.  However, the water in your room from the sink or shower could get you sick, so don't drink that water.  Brushing your teeth with the water in the room is probably fine as long as you don't drink it when you rinse.

                   

                  Does that sound about right?

                   



                  #5809 BreMarie

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                  Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:19 AM

                  Leigh,

                   

                  You are correct, I stayed at Dreams this past April and drank the water at the restaurants with no problem.  However, I brushed my teeth with the bottled water provided in the rooms, just to be safe.  In my opinion, the water did have a type of smell to it, so I didn't want to put it anywhere near my mouth :)



                  #5810 leigh2011

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                    Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:14 AM

                    Thank you so much for your reply - that is exactly what I needed to hear. 

                     

                    In 48 hours I will be in the air on the way to Cancun!!!!

                     

                    Originally Posted by BreMarie 

                    Leigh,

                     

                    You are correct, I stayed at Dreams this past April and drank the water at the restaurants with no problem.  However, I brushed my teeth with the bottled water provided in the rooms, just to be safe.  In my opinion, the water did have a type of smell to it, so I didn't want to put it anywhere near my mouth :)



                     






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