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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by chandrathebride Regarding my previous post.... According to Lizet you cannot use the $20 ballroom menu anywhere outside the ballroom. Trying to find out what menu is used if you are on the beach or near the pool. The menu at the beach or near the pool is the same menu in the wedding guide. However, if you do a buffet, it is completely different. Here is the Golden Buffet Menu that was sent to me in July. Soup Asparagus cream with parmesan cheese grissini Main Course Beef medallions and mushrooms in red wine sauce Fish rolls with shrimp and lentil ragout Chicken Escalope marinated with fine herbs Truffle potato Soufflé Eggplant napoleon with baked zucchini Rice with vegetables Desserts Sacher cake Blueberry mousse Amaretto Cake Fruits napoleon
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by can't wait! I was working on my dinner menus today and realized there was a change in the new policy. Wondering if anyone has noticed this?! When I booked our date, Sandra sent me the "old" wedding guide. The cost for the golden menu was $55 and included a FIVE course dinner. The new menu only includes FOUR. So I called and emailed Landy and of course have gotten no response. Does anyone know anything about this? The missing course in the new menu is the soup. If you booked using the old guide, they will honor that. They did it for me and I had a buffet and the buffet menu is now completely different. You can discuss with her when you get there.
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by Callie Hi gals, what kind of shoes did you/are you planning to wear on the big day? Is it possible to go barefoot, or is the sand/concrete from the room to the wedding site too hot or rough at DT? You can definitely go barefoot on the beach. I was there in August, the hottest time for Mexico, and the sand was fine. I wore sandles to get around in between, but I probably didn't need to.
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by MonoAmor Hey ladies, I was wondering if any of you brought or had children at your weddings. We are bring 2 little flowergirls with us and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the Kids Club or any childrens services. Their parents are a little nervous about making sure the girls are watched carefully if they leave them at the Kids area. As I'm writing this I'm realizing how much there is to do in less than 2 months! I have to admit I've been procrastinating too much of this planning business!: We had a whole group of kids with us that week, 15 in total. Ages from 18 months to 17 years old. The kids that were between 5-8 went to the kids club and they loved it. They have different things for them to do all day. You don't have to sign them up for the whole day, it can just be for specific events that they have going on. My sister with the 18 month old hired a baby sitter for the night of the wedding and a few nights after and she was very comfortable with them.
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by bah9358 Also, can you rent wave runners on the beach?? And, what time does the disco close (or any other night life for that matter). What is there to do there around the evenings after dinner? How late do the bars stay open? Can you go on the beach after dark? I guess I'm wondering if the resort is like dead at night. Thanks. I never saw any wave runners at this resort. I don't know if any other places nearby have them. At night they have different shows, which I am not sure get a good crwod because I never went. One night the had a party on the beach with music and it was a blast. They also do movies in the beach at night for the kids. I am not sure what time the disco closes, but they start the music, etc. around 10-10:30 so I would assume it satys open late, or maybe as long as there are people there.
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by bah9358 I'm a moment away from booking my June 2009 wedding with Dreams Tulum. My only concern is, does it make anyone uncomfortable that there are so many weddings booked at this resort that it will feel like a wedding factory?? Maybe it's not that noticeable that these weddings whip through there and take over? My wedding will be on a Monday, and I'm worried about seeing all these weddings (especially that the weekend prior is all booked) and feeling like my special day is one of many you will see in a one week stay. But I guess maybe it comes with the territory, I'm finding a lot of hotels in the area have multiple weddings per day and I really like the affordability of this resort. Can anybody calm my only concern? (... and sorry, I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes, I've already checked my wedd. date avail. with Landy/Lizette, so I'm super interested in this resort)... thanks!! When I was there, there was almost 2 weddings per day. No one pays attention to any of the weddings, except if you are attending one. It's not like everyone at the resort watches, and then they won't watch your wedding because they saw so many others. Is that what you are asking? But don't worry about your day not feeling special. You will have your group focused on you and your husband and it will be wonderful. The day of my wedding, there was another wedding, and I only saw the bride at the spa in the morning. Other than that, we never saw them. During the week you will most definitely meet some of the other brides/grooms, etc. and it was fun to take a peek at their weddings. I changed my flowers once I saw another bride with her flowers.
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa24 Here is my new question for everyone: I am getting married on the beach and plan on being barefoot for the cermony, but wanted to get shoes for the reception and cocktails. What type of shoes have you all bought or worn after your beach wedding? I am thinking of either a ballet slipper or a flip flop, but can't seem to comitt to either. I got married on the beach - barefoot. I brought down low sandles and flip flops. I only wore the sandles to get from the ceremony to the coctail hour and then back to the reception (I'm not even sure I wore them at this time either). But I never wore anything at my reception. Our reception was at the Seaside Grill.
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by cendcar Hi Anna, I would love to get the link for your car rental. Now that I think about it, if we are going to be there for 10 days and need to make a trip to the market or Costco, it would be good to have car. Also, this makes it easy to go to Playa del Carmen. We plan on partying over there after the reception. I heard it has the best bars and clubs. My co-worker just moved back to SF after spending 1 year over in Playa so he has told me all the hot spots. If anyone is interested in a list of popular places, let me know and I can post or send you a PM. Dang, I cannot believe how excited I am too! My heart has been thumping for the last couple of days and will not stop! Just a note about the car rentals. While they get you with prices, they kill you in insurance. Friends of mine got a great deal of $99 for the week, then were hit with another $100 for insurance, so factor that in. Also, Costco is in Cancun, which is over 1.5 hours from Tulum. There is a SAMs Club that is closer, but it is still about 30-45 minutes away.
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by beachformeplease What beautiful pictures you take! Really nice! In your opinion where would be the best outdoor area for a reception after seeing the grounds? I was stuck on the El Patio, but want a bit more privacy and want to have a DJ. I am now thinking one of the pool areas. Any feedback would be great! We had our wedding outdoors and we loved it. It was at the Seaside Grill, which is on the beach and has a nice breeze. The El Patio is not close to the water and my father complained that there was no breeze there so he never ate there for lunch. I didn't think it was too bad. But El Patio is by all of the night time entertainement, so it is not as private. You may want to find out what is going on over there the night of your wedding before you decide. The pools close around 7, so if you can do it by a pool, it should be ok. I don't know all of the outdoor places that they have weddings now since the wedding guide I used has changed and it looks like they have more places now. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
  10. Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa24 Sorry Ladies, it has been a couple of days. Sunbride thanks for the measurments of the gazebo, that helps so much. Now I have two new questions, it the DJ worth the price? I am totally worried about the hotel photographer not getting the pictures that I want, does anyone have suggestions on a reasonable outside photographer? I am very excited though, I ordered my flower girl basket and ring pillow, and also our favors. More things to check off the list! I think the DJ was definitely worth it. We danced all night. Also, for my ring bearers, I used large clam shells instead of pillows. It was so adorable. I got the idea from a picture I saw on this site.
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by cendcar Question/Advice: Makeup! I wear very Bare Escentuals everyday and have not planned to have anything special for the wedding. A friend of mine said I should think about buying heavier makeup for pictures such as Mac. It seems like a waste of money to buy makeup for the one day. Also, if I decided to let the resort do my makeup how does that work? Did anyone get their makeup done by the salon ? Do they use their makeup or yours? What brand is theirs? Thanks gals! I had my hair and make up done at the spa and loved both. It was part of the Ultimate Package. They use their own make-up, although I brought my own lipstick. I am not sure what brand they use, but I liked the way it came out. I usually only wear very little make-up, so they didn't go crazy, but it definitely made me look better in the pictures.
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by neen Question - do/did you include dinner for Landy and the DJ at your reception? I know to include Claudia Rodriguez (our photog), but not sure about the WC and resort DJ...? I didn't include either, but I guess it is something to think about. The DJ was there setting up at around 4:30-5 so maybe I should have. And I guess Landy is working most of the time as well. Maybe ask Landy if other people include the DJ?
  13. Quote: Originally Posted by cendcar Theresa, Thank you for the review and posting your pictures they were great!!! I am a little worried about the photographer. I am using the Resort Photographer but am now having second thoughts. I was going for a very relaxed atmosphere and wedding but I hope I am not making everything too relaxed! FYI...Landy finally responded back to me about exchanging services. Since my brother is officiating our ceremony, I was not going to need their minister service, which comes with the Ultimate Package. I asked Landy if I can exchange the minister service ($450) and get the Sound System Service for my iPod ($150) instead. She replied that they normally do not exchange services but would make the exception...score! In regards to the photographer, he took great pictures, he just wasn't around long enough. Be specific about what you want and make sure he takes them all. The wedding packages do not mention how long the photogrpahers will be around for so maybe ask Landy as well. Also, not sure what we were thinking, but we didn't tip him up front. We did everyone else, but completely forgot about the photographer. So if you throw some money at him that may help as well.
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by can't wait! Theresa, I just saw your pictures! They are beautiful!!! And I love how colorful your bouquet is! Is that a natural flower in your hair! Thanks. I really loved my bouquet as well. I originally had decided on another one, but I saw a few brides with that one and changed my mind. The colors really stood out. I also had a few flower girls that wore purple so it all came together nice. I will post a picture of that as well. In addition, they matched all of the other flowers with my flowers (the gazebo, table flowers, flowers on the cake). They were really beautiful. The flower in my hair was fake. There were 2 of them. I got it from FLOWER CLIP :: Hand Picked Silk Flower Hair Clips and other Floral Accessories. I wanted to do real flowers but I was afraid they would wilt. I saw another bride there that had a real flower and it looked beauutiful, but it was a white lily and I wanted a color.
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by Blkatz I wonder if they would allow us to do the buffet also-I would love to do that for my guests. Hm-I have only ever dealt with Lizet-I have emailed Landy several times and she never got back to me. Another question-was there another wedding there on the same day as yours? I am not sure when you booked/what guide you were sent. You can do the buffet but you will probably have to pay for 50 guests, regardless of whether you have 50 or not. There was another wedding there that day. I met the bride in the hair salon. Other than that, I did not see her/them all day. I am not sure where she was doing her reception, but our paths did not cross. There were many weddings there that week, but most of then had smaller amount of guests than me. After I left there was a wedding with 35 people and another with 85. Incredible.