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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by reaganlane Hey ladies! I am having some Passport welcome books made by Rebecca and I was wondering if anyone has a good map of the resort that I could include in them. We can't find one anywhere. Thanks! Not sure if anyone has replied to this post but there is a great photo of the resort layout on the actual website for Dreams Riviera Cancun. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resorts & Spas: Resort Map If you cannot open this type into Google, Dreams Riviera Cancun and it should be the first link in the results. Once on the website look for the "Resort Info" tab thing on the upper left had side of the page. Under this is the resort layout. Hope this helps.
  2. sorry to double post this but just hope someone may have the answers...thanks! a few questions for those who have been married at DRC, or those who may just know the answers... 1) how much to tip Ana? and when is the appropriate time? 2) we need to buy table decorations and was thinking of going to Walmart in Playa Del Carmen, has anyone been there? Or other suggestions or where to buy candle holders (the glass vase type), flower petals, etc... 3) anyone else getting married around the end of May and would like to discuss sharing their decorations? Yes, this May! All of a sudden the wedding is here and there are a few last minute things we need to organise! Oppss! Thanks! Rachelle ____________
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by lilly129 Hey ladies - I just got back from a weekend at Dreams with my fiance. We had an AMAZING TIME! And we got to see two absolutely stunning brides and thier wedding parties having a fantastic time. We met some of the guests - they all raved about the ewddings. So congrats to those two brides I took a bunch of pictures which I promise to post tomorrow morning! Right now the resort is at 60% occupancy and we thought it was perfect - there were a million chairs by the pool and on the beach so no real issues with that. Kids...they didn't really bother us that much, but again, it's 60% occupancy. Noise levels...the hallways are all tile and pretty open, voices and footsteps can carry and the walls are pretty thin. Oddly enough at about midnight the resort is super quiet (unless you're in one of the two bars open till midnight) but then at about 7:30am you hear doors opening and closing and kids running though the halls. It didn't bother me I just dragged my fiance to breakfast at 8 and we hit the beach chairs by 9 but I think he was a little annoyed. Food...awesome - really really good food all around. I wish we could have eaten two dinners a night because we didn't get to try a lot of the restaurants. The service is fantastic - I will say that although everyone says tipping isn't neccessary - we tipped at dinner and if we stayed at a particular bar for a long period of time. If your fiance's like cigars - go visit Victor in the cigar shop - tell him Casey and Ron sent you - we had a loooong talk with him this afternoon when we were waiting for our transportation back to the hotel. He's fantastic and all the cigars in there are cuban - he will have a box made specifically for you and your wedding party if you give him a few days notice. We met with Yazmin - you can tell her and Ana know what they're doing. We saw the backup locations in case of bad weather - and they're really pretty. We looked at the locations we're using for the wedding day and the welcome party. The rest of the details she said really get done when we get there for the wedding. Alright ladies - I will post the pictures tomorrow and if I think of anything else I'll post again! Thanks for the review! It is always great to hear what other people experience. Getting excited! Less than one month until we get married there.
  4. a few questions for those who have been married at DRC, or those who may just know the answers... 1) how much to tip Ana? and when is the appropriate time? 2) we need to buy table decorations and was thinking of going to Walmart in Playa Del Carmen, has anyone been there? Or other suggestions or where to buy candle holders (the glass vase type), flower petals, etc... 3) anyone else getting married around the end of May and would like to discuss sharing their decorations? Yes, this May! All of a sudden the wedding is here and there are a few last minute things we need to organise! Oppss! Thanks! Rachelle
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by leighkarem Here's a quick link to the buffet setup: Snapfish: Share Photo:Registration Here are our vows (my new hubby would kill me if he knew I posted it) our personal vows aren't on here..we typed it out on notecards. DAN & LEIGH’S VOWS APRIL 26, 2010 This beautiful setting should remind us that, like the ocean, human life is an ebb and flow- the life of the spirit and emotions- moves in cycles. To be in a relationship does not guarantee an eternal summer. To make a sincere and honest commitment does not promise an end to all struggles. What a good relationship does offer, much like this ocean, is the opportunity for renewal. It recognizes the abiding, shared hope that after every fall and winter, spring and summer will come again. On behalf of Dan & Leigh, I welcome you and thank you all for gathering here on this beautiful day to witness their marriage ceremony. The fact that you all have travelled such a great distance to be here today is a testament to the amazing amount of love and support they have. Many of you have given them much happiness, warmth, and guidance through the various stages of their lives. They would like to sincerely thank you all for being here to celebrate their big day. A special and respectful acknowledgement must also be made to those friends and family members who were unable to attend especially Leigh’s dad but whose spirit remains alive and strong in all our hearts. I have also been asked by Dan & Leigh to thank their parents for the wonderful lives they have given them, for the hard work and guidance they have provided, for their everlasting love, support, and encouragement. It is from them that they have learned the true meaning of love, friendship and family. Marriage is an affirmation of life, an undying commitment, a spiritual, emotional, and intellectual bond between two people. It is created from the purest of friendship, respect and love. The institution of marriage is not entered into lightly, because it symbolizes commitment on every level. Together you will continue to meet the challenges and obstacles of life head on. For Dan & Leigh, this day does not mark the beginning of a new relationship; rather, it is an acknowledgement and celebration, of a relationship that has been flourishing since the moment they met. Love is one of the few constants in the universe. It is reality, affinity, and communication. Only love is capable of joining living beings by their deepest essence. It makes burdens lighter because you divide them. It makes joys more intense because you share them. Love makes you stronger so you can reach out and become involved with life in ways you dared not risk alone. You have chosen to walk through life together. There is no truer statement of love. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- best friend, companion, lover, partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Soon you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife. As an expression that you are joined together in love, will you please hold each others’ hands in your own, so you may feel the gift that you are about to receive on this day. VOWS Leigh, will you look into Dan’s eyes and into his heart and now say your vows. Leigh will say her vows and when done say: Dan, if you accept please say I do… Dan, will you look into Leigh’s eyes and into her heart and now say your vows. Dan will say his vows and when done say: Leigh, if you accept please say I do… SAND CEREMONY Today Dan & Leigh have chosen to represent their love to each other in a special sand ceremony. Today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you'll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. From these two families a new family will be created today. As these containers of sand are poured into the container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Two families have now become one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will be your marriage. CLOSING: Dan & Leigh, Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. Challenge one another so that you may grow. Never take each other for granted, but always experience the wonder of your union. And may you live the days of your lives in passion, love, and happiness. We who are present today, hope that the inspiration of this moment will never be forgotten! With friends and family, along with the sun, the moon, and the sea, I have the pleasure of announcing you as husband and wife. Dan, you may now kiss your bride. (bride and groom kiss) Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Dan Whoriskey Leigh, Your vows are beautiful. Did the resort, or person doing the ceremony, have these for you or did you find them yourself? We have not even discussed this as I thought the person performing the ceremony would say their own thing but I really like what your ceremony says. Very beautiful!
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by JD Hall Wedding I am having a really hard time getting a hold of the wedding coordinator to set my date. Did anybody else have this problem? I had been emailing Ana since the end of Feb with no reply. Finally I posted on FB on the DRC page and in the discussion forum for weddings (on FB page as well) and she replied! Was a little worried since we are getting married in June and had not heard from her for so long. From all accounts Ana is very organised and although she may be slow to reply (as most WC at the destination resorts), do not worry! Hope she get's back to you soon because it is a little stressful to have to wait. Good luck!
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by leighkarem Perry Ellis - macys one more thing: I wore "barefoot sandals" on the beach! I got mine on eBay- they were swarvoski iridescent cyrstals! They were awesome and I got soo many compliments. You should really consider wearing them on the beach since you won't be wearing shoes on the sand- you will love them so so cute!!! You can see them in one of my pics in the album I posted. I am going to wear the barefoot sandals too and got both my BM's their own pair. It is a great idea!
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by Laura22610 Hi Rachelle, The pool deck is pretty big. It would most definitely be big enough for 40 guests. I think they say it can hold up to 200 people! I had 4 tables and a buffet and there was PLENTY of room! Thanks! The photos that have been put up are quite nice too.
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by Laura22610 Yes...the pool deck is a wood deck between the infinity pool and the beach. Hi Laura, Just wondering if you could tell me how big the pool deck is and if you feel it would be large enough for the reception with approx 40 guests? We are not looking at a formal dinner at all but will have about 4 tables set up for people to sit and eat at when ever they feel like it. Sorry to ask if you have already posted a review (I am being a tad lazy tonight). Thanks! Rachelle
  10. Quote: Originally Posted by blondy Hi everyone, I just got engaged a few weeks ago, and we are in the process of looking at different resorts. Dreams RC is on our short list, and I really love the gazebo idea. It is quite possible that we will have a pretty big wedding (maybe 70ish people??) and I am wondering what the capacity is for the gazebo and beach. Anyone have any idea?? I have emailed the resort a little while ago but haven't heard back. Thanks!! Regan Congratulations Regan! Email the resort again they can take some time to get back to you in general.
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by lorijfletcher There is no sound system included with any package. You have to purchase the sound system, which also comes with a technician, for $180. Ana has said to me the $180 is per hour for the reception! For the ceremony the cost is a straight $180. Don't want anyone to be surprised by the expense at the last moment. If anyone has info contrary to this, please let me know b/c I originally thought it was $180 in total for the reception not per hour.
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by mindylcarter Does anyone have, or know how to get, a list of excursions offered by Dreams? I thought it would be nice to have some idea of the off-resort activities offered and the prices? I would also love to see a newsletter or calendar of activities offered within the resort? Did anyone keep theirs from when they were there? I thought this would be fun information to share with our guests. If you type into Google, "Mayan Riviera" there should be a few good websites with information about what activities there are in the area. As for the excursions, usually your tour operator (the company you have flown with) will have packages. For example, we have done the all inclusive with Westjet vacations and they have someone at the hotel that can sell you tour packages. Hope this helps?
  13. Hello everyone, My apologies for asking this question if it has been asked already...too many pages to have to read through since my last post. I asked Ana a while back about Fire Dancers and the cost. For some reason I had it that it was only $500 for their performance. When Ana replied to my message she said it was $1000. Has anyone else had a quote from Ana about this? If so, what did she say was the cost?
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    Wedding Cake Topper - HELP

    Quote: Originally Posted by DolphinMareDVM got mine from etsy.com the seller was mudcards and it came out amazing. it's made out of clay/putty and she'll make whatever you want. it's a really great deal, for a beach theme, the two of us and our dog, it was less than $100 with shipping. good luck! Thanks for the name of the seller on etsy. I spent last night, the ENTIRE night, on etsy and eBay looking through all the toppers. And when I say all night, eBay alone was 74 pages with 50 items on each page - oh yes, I searched every page. Didn't find the one I had seen previously but custom is probably the only way to do it. After searching for so long, we decided we may just do something very basic, like the word "love" with flowers around it. Thanks everyone!
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    Wedding Cake Topper - HELP

    I have searched high and low but have not found it yet. Think it was probably a custom topper. I am still learning the in's and out's of these cake toppers but does anyone know if you have to get an edible one? Sorry if this is a silly question
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