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#6471 beachwed2013

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    Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:57 AM

    This is the email i received from the group that does the video :) I hope it helps. They are really nice. I asked if the video can be put to any music and they said they would sit down and chat at my meeting with the Wedding planner if needed! :)   We are in charge of the weeding video service at Dreams Hotel, feel free   to contact us directly; your wedding will take place soon and we would   like to offer the covering of the most important day of your entire   life. Let us present our different options to cover your weeding day,   please go through our web page cintilloINGLES.jpg



    #6472 beachwed2013

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      Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:33 AM

      I am in need of some help with bridesmaids bouquets... does anyone have pictures of what they did/cost?

       



      #6473 cancundreams201

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        Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

        Hi everyone, this is my first time posting, long time lurker. I'm getting married at Dreams November 3rd, 2012 (less than 2 mos away) at we have the Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package. We went on a romantic trip to Dreams Cancun 4 years ago, and saw a couple getting married there and decided that one day we'd be back and do the same thing, so we are pretty familiar with the resort. It's a great place, the food is delish and the drinks are strong.

         

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        We have the photo package that is included, which is photos of the ceremony and one hour photo session afterwards, also dvd of the ceremony, with 50 full color photos and 1 wedding album. We are still debating about adding on to this package..... We are also buying a

         

         

         

        What are we bringing?

        We are bringing schedule of events flyers (to be given to guests as they check in), menu cards, table numbers, and escort cards all created on

         

         

        Centerpieces

        Cecilia told me that all of theirs are $65 per table and she emailed me a photo list of the ones I can choose. I chose the glass bowl with candle & starfish/sand. I think we are going to need 5 so that's an additional cost of $325. I'm going to ask Cecilia to have them attach the table numbers to the centerpieces somehow or slide part of it underneath so it doesn't get blown away.I think they are tent-style so maybe a little piece of hidden tape to anchor it to the table would work. I will work that out when we get there.

         

        Group Contract/Room Discount Rate

        When we booked this wedding a year ago, we originally did a group contract with the resort, for a block of rooms for 40 guests. I do NOT recommend you doing this if you live in the States and all of your guests are paying for themselves.  The rates were not good, it was actually cheaper to book on Orbitz and Expedia, or even through the resort's website. Once we figured that out, we cancelled our group contract and told everyone to book separately. Not only was it cheaper for everyone but it we no longer had to worry about whether or not people had booked their rooms yet. With a room block contract, you have to keep asking everyone and hounding them to book their rooms. I'm so glad we don't have to worry about any of that now.

         

         

         

        Champagne Issues

        One of my last few big issues to iron out is the Champagne....all of my girlfriends drink oodles of champagne and will not order cocktails...god forbid I run out, it would be terrible. Does anyone have any experience with this? Our package comes with a champagne toast for 20...obviously we need to upgrade that to 40 for the ceremony but is champagne included at all at the reception?? If not, I see that Dreams charges $40 for each bottle of champagne + 15% tip. ($46 each bottle....owie!). I can see this being a big last minute expense and I do NOT want to run out at the ceremony and have to be dragged away by a server who notifies me that I need to buy more. Ugh..I think if I buy 15 that should more than do it, right? 40 people, 25 of which will prob drink it mostly..I just don't want a ton of extras left over.

         

        Is white and red wine included in the 3 hour premium international open bar? Is there someone who has done a wedding there who can answer this? Greatly appreciated.

         

         

         

        --CD



        #6474 kellykanester

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          Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

          We have bought stuff for welcome bags for our guests, tumblers, cards, candles, aloe vera, personalized chap sticks and pens. My mom got a little print out that folds into a spanish quick phrase book which is a really cute idea. We also are making a  wedding week survival kit with pepto bismal, advil, vitamen c, immodium, and a first aid kit. The girls will be getting some pretty bath salts as well, and I'm sure I forgot something, mom if you have anything to add here feel free haha.

           

          I have pics somewhere of the wedding bouquets, send me your email beachwed2013


          Happily married and now Mrs. West


          #6475 cancundreams201

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            Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:14 AM

            Hi,

             

            I'm getting married at Dreams November 3rd. Can someone please tell me if champagne is included in the 3 hour premium open bar? What about white and red wine?

             

            Thanks!



            #6476 rykell

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              Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

              I think you got the most of it my little princess....

              Have gifts for the brides maids and the grooms men  but cant say on line just incase 



              #6477 sugarpug2012

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                Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:22 PM

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                Originally Posted by jwhite789 

                Does anyone know if the photographer from the resort has a website to look at their pictures?Also, I have the Ultimate package and it says it comes with 50 full color photos and 1 album. Anyone who had or has the same package and went with the resort photographer do you know exactly what this means? Do they give you a CD with the 50 photos etc? Also, does this include pictures from the ceremony, cocktail, and reception? Thanks so much!

                 

                I have this package, and basically what they told me is that it covers the ceremony and hour long photo shoot after. It does not cover the cocktail hour or reception. They give you one album and 50 color photos, it does not include cd. I'm debating right now about whether to upgrade because I'd like a cd. Also, it would be nice to have pro shots of us cutting our cake....the thing is the difference to upgrade would be around $300-$400, so it's something to think about.

                #6478 mrsgraham2012

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                  Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:30 AM

                  33 days away and I am also getting the "Ultimate" but we are flying in our photographer.  I was not very impressed with the Resort's photographer.  The website states, "

                  Full color photos & wedding photo album

                  (36 photos)

                  (50 photos)

                  Video of the ceremony, edited

                   

                   

                  I believe the video is about 30 mins total of edited footage from the day. 

                   

                  We chose to fly in our photographer because believe it or not it was more cost effective to get what we really want. After all is said and done, its the pictures that take us back to that day. This was something I was not willing to skimp on.

                   

                  He will be with us when our arrive, the rehearsal dinner and all throughout our wedding day. 



                  #6479 jana297

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                    Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:10 PM

                    I was unimpressed with the resort photographer as well and went with a local photographer down in Cancun that was simplay amazing. Juan Navarro. There are no words to describe just how really good he is!!


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                    #6480 jwhite789

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                      Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

                      I was told by Cecilia that you have to select one entree menu option, but does anyone know if this applies to buffet or just the plated dinner option? I know on the website they give like 3 or 4 options for each of the appetizer, salad,and entree with the buffet so I guess I am a little confused! Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!




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