Jump to content

Photo

Dreams Cancun - Questions for those married here!


  • Please log in to reply
6684 replies to this topic

#661 Jenn3878

Jenn3878
  • Sr. Member
  • 5,681 posts

    Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:42 PM

    Well I finally heard back from Claudia and she said I would need to pay the deposit for the wedding package (May 8, 2009) by April 15th 2008.....I wasn't expecting that to be so soon!! I asked if I could have an extension!

    WOW and the cake that is included is NOT the one of the ones in the pictures I have seen. Those all cost extra.

    Also I asked if we bring our own flowers if we can get a credit say towards the cake or something and she said no credits - but I asked again, so (fingers crosses).

    So yes, this is separate from the rooming cost, which is not even out yet.....

    #662 *JillD*

    *JillD*
    • Sr. Member
    • 5,112 posts

      Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:36 PM

      Our TA told us we didn't need to put a deposit down and when I asked claudia she said we didn't have to because our TA's agency is one of the largest bookers of weddings at dreams cancun. However, towards the end I was getting nervous because I hadn't given a deposit and a lot of other girls had, so I ended up sending half of the wedding package, but it wasn't until a month before the wedding. I think they usually do require 50% down unless you are working with an agent that they work with frequently.

      Also, about getting credits for items you aren't using. It was tough to negotiate the credits, however, I thought of things that I wanted that were considered "extras" and tried to do an even swap for the things I wanted. So, I got the gazebo decor, a larger cake (which was pointless because no one ate it) there was something else too, I can't remember what.

      #663 knorris27

      knorris27
      • Newbie
      • 16 posts

        Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:16 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Carolena7
        Jodey...I was also told by our TA that we wouldn't pay anything until we got down to Cancun and now I have Claudia emailing me telling me I need to send her money which I'm not totally comfortable with so we are contacting our TA to ask why we have to send her the money when we are going to be down there in 4 weeks anyway. Claudia sent me an email with ways to send her money and she doesn't even have a paypal account set up or anything she wants me to send her my credit card information...which like I said I'm not comfortable with, anyone could get ahold of that information that way, it's just not a very secure way of doing it. I'll get back to you with what else I find out. Let me know if you find out anything else as well.
        hi girls.
        we had to pay 50% before we got down there to secure everything. my dad sent a money order tothem. i guess it is pretty secure, but you never know. my dad was very nervous to do this, but it worked out ok.
        we used a travel agent, but not for the wedding portion, only for travel/hotel.
        hope that helps!

        #664 *JillD*

        *JillD*
        • Sr. Member
        • 5,112 posts

          Posted 30 January 2008 - 12:17 PM

          oh, forgot to mention, I did a wire transfer using the info claudia gave me and couldn't get confirmation from her that they had received it for weeks!!! I was 2 days away from leaving for my wedding and I finally called my TA and asked her to call claudia and find out what was going on and I got an answer within a few hours, so frustrating!!

          I don't know what was so difficult about confirming that they received it, but I was so mad and I know it happened to a few other people too, so beware!

          #665 *JillD*

          *JillD*
          • Sr. Member
          • 5,112 posts

            Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:09 PM

            I thought I saw somewhere that someone got a DJ for around 220 per hour? Do you have to use the DJ she sent you or can you find your own?

            We got a chocolate cake, we got a bigger one than included in the package, hardly anyone ate it because the meal came with dessert and I didn't think it was very good, so if its not that important to you, I wouldn't worry too much about the cake.

            I got the flowers included in the package, they were beautiful.

            #666 Jenn3878

            Jenn3878
            • Sr. Member
            • 5,681 posts

              Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:29 PM

              Yes, I remember seeing that the DJ was MUCH cheaper....that is crazy - that rate should be total for almost 2hrs. How long was your reception? She said included is 3 hrs. Is that enough, sounds good to me because we can continue elsewhere :)

              I was thinking the included cake was fine - just slap a cake topper on it and call it a day :)

              The only thing about the flowers is that I wouldn't get to keep my bouquet, but I guess if she gives me a credit I will do it, if not just get 2 boquets?

              I am sure I will have TONS of questions.....this is just the beginning!

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by jilly76
              I thought I saw somewhere that someone got a DJ for around 220 per hour? Do you have to use the DJ she sent you or can you find your own?

              We got a chocolate cake, we got a bigger one than included in the package, hardly anyone ate it because the meal came with dessert and I didn't think it was very good, so if its not that important to you, I wouldn't worry too much about the cake.

              I got the flowers included in the package, they were beautiful.


              #667 lucy106

              lucy106
              • Sr. Member
              • 2,880 posts

                Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:33 PM

                Too funny Jenn, I just sent Daniella an email yesterday asking to find out the cakes included. So thank you for putting that attachment on!! Love this forum!

                #668 *JillD*

                *JillD*
                • Sr. Member
                • 5,112 posts

                  Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:41 PM

                  yeah, the cake is really no big deal unless you're really into cake and even the upgraded one we got, was nothing special, I got it as a substitution for something else I didn't want in the package, so I would have been mad had I actually paid for the stupid ugly cake, lol!

                  I forgot to use my cake topper too! I found it in my suitcase the next day!

                  I think she says 3 hours are included. When I sent her my timeline, I didn't realize that, so I think I had 4 hours down in my timeline and she didn't say anything about paying extra. And to be honest, they don't kick you out or anything. Technically my reception should have been over at 9 or 10 and I know I didn't get back to my room until after midnight, we were down there the whole time.

                  But yes, if you're up to it, you can go continue elsewhere. By midnight I was whiped out, the day went by so fast!

                  I was really sad about not being able to keep my bouquet, especially since it was so beautiful We were at dreams one more day after the wedding and then moved to a different resort and I forgot my bouquet at dreams, I was so sad when I realized it, I would have liked to at least kept one flower from it.

                  #669 Jenn3878

                  Jenn3878
                  • Sr. Member
                  • 5,681 posts

                    Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:39 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by lucy106
                    Too funny Jenn, I just sent Daniella an email yesterday asking to find out the cakes included. So thank you for putting that attachment on!! Love this forum!
                    You're welcome! Can't believe it worked for me. So funny that I had never seen the "included cakes" before. Did you see the other list? That one is NEW too!!

                    #670 Jenn3878

                    Jenn3878
                    • Sr. Member
                    • 5,681 posts

                      Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:50 PM

                      That's what I figured! I remember reading you forgot it! I am always doing something like that! I cannot wait to get things in line already. How far in advance did you book the photographer? We were thinking we would rather take them with us home to save than throw them away.

                      Did you have table decor? Candles and stuff - Claudia said they would set it up and it was included.....their centerpieces have gone up tremendously.


                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by jilly76
                      yeah, the cake is really no big deal unless you're really into cake and even the upgraded one we got, was nothing special, I got it as a substitution for something else I didn't want in the package, so I would have been mad had I actually paid for the stupid ugly cake, lol!

                      I forgot to use my cake topper too! I found it in my suitcase the next day!

                      I think she says 3 hours are included. When I sent her my timeline, I didn't realize that, so I think I had 4 hours down in my timeline and she didn't say anything about paying extra. And to be honest, they don't kick you out or anything. Technically my reception should have been over at 9 or 10 and I know I didn't get back to my room until after midnight, we were down there the whole time.

                      But yes, if you're up to it, you can go continue elsewhere. By midnight I was whiped out, the day went by so fast!

                      I was really sad about not being able to keep my bouquet, especially since it was so beautiful We were at dreams one more day after the wedding and then moved to a different resort and I forgot my bouquet at dreams, I was so sad when I realized it, I would have liked to at least kept one flower from it.





                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users







                      Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter