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  1. Hi Everyone! I just received my quote from Aurora for my flower requests and she is quoting me $2500+ for canopy decor, 3 centerpieces and flower petals along both sides of aisle??!!! The flowers I requested are not rare,,,pink roses and white lithiansus??! I've contacted local florists with the same request to see if there is a difference in price... Anyone know if this is the going rate at the resort??
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by AmyandRich My fiance was floored that the resort wouldn't ask kids to get out of the pool during dinner receptions.... He imagines us sitting down to dinner and being blind sided by a giant splash!!! The kids did stay at the other end of the pool and were behaving.... so as long as that is the story at my reception, I'm sure I can deal!! Both pools are lit with changing color lights which are pretty... so that will help the ambiance for you. THAT is just NUTS! I thought there were closing hours fot the pool...like 6pm or something like every other resort! There is NO WAY I will let the resort allow kids at the pool during the reception. This is the first time I heard about this. I couldn't imagine saying our speeches or having our first dance with a whole bumch of kids in the pool...far end or not.............I am going to send Aurora an e-mail about this. I mean, come on...we are paying lots of $$$ to have out weddings here!
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by jmb0902 I think you'll have plenty of room... for both the tables for your guests and a dance floor if you want it. We would have had plenty of room for a dance floor if we wanted it (the concrete between the DJ booth and the tables were fine for us - it kind of created a dance floor area). Hi! I saw your pics and you set up was beautiful! I was just wondering if you had any other views of your recepetion area. From the pics you posted, we aren't able to see everything. (DJ, dance area etc...) I am planning on having a similar set up but I want to see how it would look in advance. Thanks so much!
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by SunBride I bet that person doesn't know what their talking about. I had no issues bringing my dress as carry-on with westjet (mind you that was 2 years ago and a domestic flight). I have never heard of anyone not being allowed to take their dress as carry-on with any airline. So don't worry about it. I spoke to them again today, and was given the ok by 4 different people, the only thing they said was they would have to check it at the airport to make sure it wasn't too puffy to fit in the overhead compartment. They said they didn't have the place to hang it. Whew.... Thanks for your help!
  5. Hi everyone I just phoned west jet and I was told that I am NOT allowed to bring my dress on as carry-on, instead it must be placed in my checked luggage! It was to my understanding that on all westjet flights I could. The man on the phone kept on saying "no carry on baggage at all...he said any travel to the US prohibits carry on baggage even though I kept telling him I am flying direct to mexico, not stopping in the US but he still said no?! I think I will call back tomorrow and ask to speak to the person responsible because there is no way I am risking losing my dress! That is the reason why I chose westjet and paid extra $$$. Has anyone heard different for westjet??
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by OceanWonderland Wow...ummm ok, not sure about this but one of the April 2010 brides is getting married at Dreams Punta Cuna (sp?) and she said she just got the new wedding package info. and it says ... "The Ultimate wedding package and the Dreams of Love wedding package inlcude dinner-reception per 3 hour event at the Ballroom or On the outdoor locations , wedding groups smaller than 25 people could be at the restaurants , just consider the fact that special music or dancing is not allowed , in that case we suggest the ballroom." She already booked her wedding, so it 'might' not be a problem...and I've been trying to book my wedding at Dreams Tulum for the last 2 months but have to keep changing the date and so haven't officially sent in my signed forms meaning I would definitely be using this updated requirements. If I'm only allowed to have music played in the ballroom, then that's a HUGE difference and could easily impact my decision to change locations. Does that mean all through dinner there would be no music? No first dance? Why even rent out a restaurant then?? Has anyone else got the new updated wedding information package and understand what it means by no music in restaurants or outdoor locations? I'm so disappointed as I thought this would be the perfect place, but music is very important to me and I really don't want to fly to a destination wedding and get married in a freakin' ballroom. I could do that anywhere! Hi There, You can still have an outdoor reception at either the adult pool, activity pool or of course the beach. Even if you have less than 25 guests. Some brides choose to have their reception at the restaurant if they are a smaller group(its cheaper). It is only in the restaurant that you cannot have a DJ. (They do not close the restaurant, that is why you can't have a DJ.) If you are a larger group (I think 40ppl or more), depending on hotel occupancy, you can rent the seaside restaurant for a private event (extra 750$ I believe) and there you can have your DJ. I hope this info has helped! Good luck! Jessica
  7. Quote: Originally Posted by aliceo Hi ladies, I am about to reserve for next June, for a ceremony at 6pm. Do you think this is too late? I don't want to be walking down the aisle in the dark.... Or is there lighting on the beach? Thanks! -a. Hi! My name is Jessica and I also live in Montreal! My wedding is on June 23rd! What date are you deciding to have your wedding? I don't think 6pm is too late but you have to take into consideration that you probably won't have any sun left for pics after the ceremony. Also, the reception only last 3 hours or so at the resort and they usually have to end by 10pm. The whole thing may be a little rushed. You should try on booking a 4:00pm time slot, that way you will benefit from the sun pre and post ceremony for pics, than pics with the sunset etc...plus leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the cocktail hour before the reception. That is what I am doing. My ceremony is at 4:00pm. I hope it works out as I planned! BTW, what travel agent did you book for the trip? Thanks! We should keep in touch seeing as we are both montrealers! Jessica <a href="http://www.TickerFactory.com/"> <img border="0" src="http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/4;10732;6/st/20100623/e/Our+Wedding/k/6c50/event.png"></a>
  8. Quote: Originally Posted by vlynnw It just throws off the timing of everything else, I was trying to prevent things from being spread out because I don't want my reception starting to early and ending early. What time were you hoping to start the reception? I believe most receptions start around 6-6:30pm (regardless of the time of ceremony) and end 4 hours later. Therefore receptions must end at 10-10:30pm.(for outdoor receptions) Aurora agreed to extend my reception until 11pm Don't forget the cocktail hour, that could be from 5:30-6:30pm....if you have the ceremony at 4pm, you'l have plenty of time for pics before the reception. I personally think an hour earlier is better than an hour later.... <a href="http://www.TickerFactory.com/"> <img border="0" src="http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/4;10732;116/st/20100623/e/Our+Wedding/k/76d6/event.png"></a>
  9. Quote: Originally Posted by dallasbride I've read that they limit it to two weddings per day. Let me know if you find out differently! Hi! If you look at the 2010 Wedding guide, it clearly states that the resort can hold up to weddings per day....unfortunately! I spoke to Aurora and she states that they still do up to 3 weddings per day also... I don't like the fact of that many weddings in one day, but apparently the Brides that had to share their day said that their weddings went as planned... Good luck! <a href="http://www.TickerFactory.com/"> <img border="0" src="http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/4;10732;116/st/20100623/e/Our+Wedding/k/76d6/event.png"></a>
  10. Quote: Originally Posted by AmyandRich http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/Amy Other details - - The rent candles and holders, but prices were a bit ridiculous. - The photographer... with the package, shows up to the brides room 15 minutes before the ceremony for photos. About 5 minutes before, they take a few photos of the groom. They photograph the ceremony and then group photos afterwards. They will then take a few more photos of the bride and groom on the beach. If you want photos taken around the resort you have to - bring your own photographer or buy extra time with the resort photographer. We were quoted $440 for the 30 photo add on. - Photos - you choose the ones you want. The ultimate package comes with 50. They will print 6 x 8's for you and give you a cd. -Tables - your choice of round or rectangle. Each table seats 6 people. - Rooms - Ocean Front are actually pool front. - Rooms - If you don't want a long hike in your dress - book a room in the Dreams section not the Hacienda section. Any of the Dreams garden view rooms will be very close to the ceremony location. These are all of the details I can remeber at the moment.... please let me know if you have any questions. Hi! The link does not exist!! Is it possible for you to send me the pics through my private e-mail? I am really interested in seeing them! My e-mail is: jessica_fiorito@hotmail.com Thanks in advance!! Jessica
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by BrideBarbie I'm the day before on June 22nd 2010! Hi BrideBarbie! Whan are you arriving? I will be arriving on the 19th. I had to change my date (exam conflict) It was previously booked for June 5th. I had everything planned and booked....deposits and all. Luckily I was able to change everything to the 23rd! I little set-back, but things are back on track now! How are you with your planning? How many peeople are attending your wedding? Keep in touch! I hope we get to meet up over there! Jessica
  12. Thanks for all your support ladies! I have now booked a new date, June 23rd, 2010! Thankfully my DJ and photograher are available that day! Now I can get back to the planning! Thanks again everyone! BTW, Any DT brides on June 23rd?
  13. Hi Ladies! I got the worst news possible today! I have to change my wedding date! My fiance s a Urologist and has to write his licensing exam the day after our wedding! For the past 25 yrs the exam has been the last Sunday and Monday of May. That is why we scheduled our wedding for the week later. This year of all years, the exam date has been changed to June 6th and 7th, agghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I have already booked the resort, rooms, photographer and DJ. I have sent out e-mails to everyone and now I am waiting to ear back from Aurora for change of date. I was hoping to chage it to the week of June 20th-26th................My dj has e-mialed me back and told me he is available any of those dates. Still waiting on the photographer. I am so stressed about this! To make matters worse, I sent out my invites and they are message in a bottle. Engraved on the bottle is June 5th, 2010..................omg........ I already told all of my guests, no one had booked yet for this reason as I asked them to kindliy wait to ave the official date of the exam.....thank god noone else had booked. My travel agent is going t speak with her eeps in mexico and is going to talk with the Geeral manager at Dreams to see if they ould waive the penalty fee for the rooms already booked............... This was so unexpected.........
  14. Hi All!!! I'm so excited, just received my wedding invites from Hanson Ellis, Message in a bottle! They are perfect! I will try and post some pics, but I'm having difficulty doing so... Can't believe everything is coming together, I think it has finally hitme that I am getting married! OMG!!!
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by clinicalgal Hi Ladies!! Day before the wedding question here: 1. Are you allowed to rehearse in the location where your ceremony will take place? 2. What do we do about a rehearsal dinner? Do we have to pay per person as we do for the wedding reception or can we just go with the group to dinner after having a rehearsal? Hi! From what I have read on the site before, you can have a rehearsal the day before the wedding but you MUST arrange it prior to your arrival with your WC. Always keep your e-mails fromt the WC and print them out as proof that things have been previously arranged/approved etc...that way there is no confusion, seeing as they have to organize many weddings. As for the dinner, I guess your best bet is to go to one of the a la carte restaurants, that way no extra charge is required. You can bring some decorations from home for the tables, chairs etc.....I'm sure they wouldn't mind. Are all your guests staying at the resort? If not, there may be an extra fee. Good luck!
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