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#91 SunBride

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    Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:22 PM

    If you want a private reception for your wedding, you have to pay the 750$ on top of the fee for the gold dinner.

    I am pretty sure that having your dinner on the beach is considered "private" and thus you would have to pay the 750$, but I'm not sure.

    #92 SunBride

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      Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:47 PM

      Just wondering if anyone has used the videographer. I'd really like to put find it very expensive at 380$ for 45 mins (I see on the website it looks like the price has gone up to 480$). I'm wondering how good it is. Is there anyway i could see it (i.e. posting it on Utube maybe?)

      I have somebody bringing a videocamera, but I don't really have anyone to do the video since we only have 7 guests and they are immediate family, and I want them to enjoy the ceremony without being burdened by having to take a good video.

      #93 LisaG

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        Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:20 PM

        The video guy came with our package. We watched the video once, from what I remember it was pretty good.

        #94 donandcorri

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          Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:43 PM

          We also had the video included in our package - it was definitely worth it for us. There's some stock footage at the beginning of the resort and then he did the ceremony & followed us around with the photographer for formal pictures. It was nice because I wasn't smiling for a lot of the pictures (I was nervous) so the videographer got some of the more intimate moments between my husband & I in between the shots.

          The only complaint that I have about the video was the music that he set it to. He only used one of our songs and the other 3 songs on the video were ones that I would never use. I didn't make any special requests so I can't really complain though. It was also kind of funny/embarrassing to discover that he used the non radio-edit verson of one song - there's a curse word in the middle of my video (I'll just have to get the earmuffs out if we show it to our kids someday).

          Sunbride (I think that's the name - I can't go back to check now) If you are looking at getting both the videographer & the Carribean Trio, you might want to consider the Ultimate Wedding Package. It includes photography (album of 36 photos) the videographer & the Carribean trio - it'll probably work out cheaper than purchasing separately.

          #95 jean-marcus

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            Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:52 PM

            if anybody want to see photographs from a wedding at Dreams Tulum and get a feel for the resort i have tons and tons in a private gallery

            just click on Collages.net Home and username is "laura david" and password is 15095 when you are prompted for an email just make one up like me@aol.com :)

            i hope you find the photographs useful

            #96 SunBride

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              Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:59 PM

              thanks for the information both of you. I'll definitely consider gtting, I'm just not sure. If we get a family member (or a random stranger I meet at the resort if I can find somebody to do it!) to do it with our camera, I will add shots of the resort at the beginning, and also ask the person to film our photo shoot afterwards. Then we could put it together and edit it ourselves. I may splurge the 350$ though.

              We are using the free wedding package, so paying for the trio & video (the only extras we are considering) is 700$ versus paying 2650$ for the ultimate package (On a side note I think it's stupid that when you upgrade to a better package, you don't get anything as a reward for booking the honeymoon suite or for booking 5 rooms or more. You'd think they would reduce the price by 800$, which is the cost of the free package when you aren't eligible to get it free). There are other nice things that come with the ultimate package (i.e. spa treatment, gold dinner menu, floral centerpieces, hair and makeup services) but none of those are important enough to me to pay 2000$.

              #97 AmyInMI

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                Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:56 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Sannjn
                Also...since we will be getting the Gold menu for our wedding dinner, that doesn't include it being private, does it? We are planning on eating either on the beach or the patio area (which looks really nice). I understand there could be people around...but it isn't really a big deal, is it? We also want to play music (via our ipod and sound equipment)...it will be ok for the beach and patio location...right?

                Thank you for reading and your help!
                Sarah
                Hi Sarah! We are getting married on May 10th at Dreams. We are having our reception on the Patio/Terrace area and are purchasing the Ultimate Package. If you have your reception here (from what I understand), you do not need to pay the additional $750. The $750 would be applied if you had a reception on the beach or closed one of the restruants for a private event. I hope this helps :)

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jean-marcus
                if anybody wants to see photographs from a wedding at Dreams Tulum and get a feel for the resort i have tons and tons in a private gallery

                just click on
                On a side note I think it's stupid that when you upgrade to a better package, you don't get anything as a reward for booking the honeymoon suite or for booking 5 rooms or more. You'd think they would reduce the price by 800$, which is the cost of the free package when you aren't eligible to get it free.
                This is definately true!! I specifically asked this because when we were originally looking at getting married at a sister resort in Punta Cana, they subtracted the value of the "free" package off of the other 2 packages if you met the qualifications. Ohh well! We felt that the middle package was not worth the $ when we priced it out, but the ultimate package (the one we decided on) is with the cost compared to what it would be if you purchased everything separate!


                Let me know if you have any more questions! Try to have patience with Sandra and Landy, they are very over-worked! I used to get really frustrated with them until Lisa and Jason and Karen came back and talked about how hard they work and how busy they are!
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                #98 RyanAmanda

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                  Posted 09 February 2008 - 04:14 PM

                  We haven't booked yet but I asked Sandra about the reception being on the beach (if we would have to pay additional) and her response was:
                  Yes , you can have the dinner on the beach with no extra fee if you get the Dreams of Lve wedding package

                  From what I've read, if you don't pay an extra fee then they don't guarantee it will be private. So if another bride who got married the same day decided on doing dinner on the beach that day as well, you would be side by side.

                  Has anyone stayed in the old rooms? What were your thoughts? We've seen some horrible pictures on line so I'm a little worried about them. Some of our guests are stretching themselves by coming so won't be able to pay the additional fee to be in a Dreams room. I'm just wondering if we should consider another resort where the 'cheap rooms' are better or if you found the old rooms to be fine.

                  #99 amy706

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                    Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:52 PM

                    I didn't stay in the hacienda section but I did look in two different hacienda rooms. they were really nice. The only difference I noticed was the bathroom wasn't as big- the tub and shower were both smaller. But other than that they looked nice. Of course Sandra showed us these two rooms so obviously she wouldnt pick a crappy looking room!!
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                    #100 IowaChik22

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                      Posted 09 February 2008 - 07:51 PM

                      Hello All!!

                      I was wondering what everyone did as far as tipping goes! I know that they say its included but what did you do for Sandra, the minister and anyone else that was involved with your wedding here! By the way...I'm getting married here on April 26th...any one else on this day?




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