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  1. thanks so much fojo! Do you happen to have a facebook/myspace or slideshow of pics (professional or not) from your wedding events? I would love to see! I have seen weddings at Dreams PV just recently while there on vacay and I am really interested in the newness of dreams VM! Thank you again so much! Did they reimburst (spelling??) you at all?? That is so awful to hear! Any other advice or complaints from you, your hubby, or guests? How many guests did you guys have? Which tower did you guys stay in? Any further advice would be sooooo greatly appreciated! Thanks again
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    Bumpits??

    LOL so funny! I have rather normal (not super thin or thick) hair and I attempted the "bumpit" while rushing one night. I found that regardless of all of the teasing necessary to get the little guy to stick, FI said that he could see daylight through my hair I was in a super rush and just skimmed the directions, which I believe just said to tease hair and then put there and the comblike prongs stick to it and yes I had a massive bump but nothing like the girl on the cute pink and white box My mom ordered them for her wedding and I am doing her hair and wanted to try em out for added "ummph"! It kinda seems like it may snap apart or something which would eliminate the massive gap I will try again sometime this week and get back to you guys. My mom said a friend of her's uses it daily and said that once you get the hang of it, you will be hooked! I can't wait to add one more thing to the "Don't ever leave home without" list! lol, ohh the joy of being a lady
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    Syl's Dreams Cancun Review

    I would love the pricing info too if anyone can send to my email, I am trying to figure out what to budget? email is jaclynr8ret@aol.com thanks so much!
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    Card Box Ideas?

    I really like those and once I looked at the price and looked back at the product, I thought I bet I can make that for like $30! Especially since I didn't really see the colors that I am intersted in. I know that Ross sells boxes similar to that and put a huge pretty ribbon around all three and even glue the bottom of the top two to keep it in line and put a whole in the center. Heck you could even tie it with a personalized ribbon!! lol I am always looking for DIY ideas and thanks for the inspiration! xoxo Side note: attended a wedding last Saturday and they are missing several cards from the box Might be a good idea to have a sober reliable person keep an eye on the card boxes since that is a horrible thing to happen, especially since it is your special day that you spend so much time on planning and would hate to realize one of your guests is a clepto! xoxo best wishes
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    Forum FAQs, Etiquette & Rules

    put pic on photobucket and changed size and copied code to add as profile pic and still saying "invalid file" Is there something else that I can do?
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    Syl's Dreams Cancun Review

    Love your pics and you and your man H-O-T! Super sleek and elegant decor and you rock the dark brunette hair!!! I love it! If you could please send me a break down of your spending I would be so appreciative! Email is jaclynr8ret@aol.com Thank you so much for all of your ideas and greatness! $6,000 included just the wedding not your dress & his tux, your stay, or the favors right? I am shocked only $6,000 ! Also I would love to see your invitations! Thanks again for all of your feed back and inspiration!
  7. Jamie the area from "shelter" to the beach is not that far at all. If no one else can help with this question, I would ask Rebeca her advice for concealing your presence until that perfect moment! I am sure there is a way that they can accomodate this issue since I am sure many brides have the same concern. Are you wearing flip flops, barefoot, or shoes? While there I wore wedges a few times and found it hard to walk on the grounds attimes. Some of the areas have uneven rock walking areas which I only ever noticed when wearing wedges. Hope that this helps! xoxo
  8. Hey Trisha... while I have never been to that Dreams I just got back from PV dreams and can give you an idea. Each day around 7 they start with the activities: 7 is the gym, 8 is yoga, 9 is cooking lessons, 10 is spanish lessons, 11 is kayaking adventure, 12 is beach volleyball, 1 is cocktail making lessons, 2 is fruit carving lessons, 3 is scuba clinic, 4 is dance lessons, 5 is football, 6 is Texas hold em, and at 7:30 every night at PV they do a possible turtle release but I have no idea what that is since they never did it while I was there. On the same paper they tell you what restaurants & bars are open for that day as well as what the night entertainment is. (Casino night, fiesta night, rock n roll beach party, fire dancing, etc.) And at 10 or 10:30 they meet in the lobby to head into town for bars & dancing. Also on the same sheet they list all of the guests who are celebrating their honeymoon, anniversary, or birthday... super cute touch! Hope this helps! Best of luck! I am investigating a place for our wedding and was impressed with Dreams PV but really like the new-ness of Villamagna! Cheers! xoxo
  9. Hey ladies, So I didn't mention this before because I thought it was personal and I thought maybe it would go away, but I have been home since Thursday and have had diahrhea since. So today I checked on Trip Advisor and many recent posts mention food posioning. Today is the first day that it isn't SO horrible. I also thought that maybe it was from my body freaking out since prior to the trip I was eating reallllllly good and avoding alcohol, carbs, and fried foods but once at Dreams I was eating EVERYTHING! There is a posting on Trip advisor of a bride who was married and I think it was 16 out of 22 guests all got food posioning! That is horrible! FI on the other hand is totally fine, so who knows!! Just thought I would share this very personal/important piece of info. Note sure what can be done to prevent someone getting food posioning but if the trip advisor reviews continue I would start to worry since obviously no one wants to send their closest friends and family to food posioning camp! Hate to be a downer but when I read that review, and having gone through dozens of toilet paper rolls myself since being home, I thought I should share this! total bummer! On a brighter note, I didn't gain any weight from the trip due to all of the bathroom visits! lol
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    Hard Plastic Luggage Tags for Sale

    where did you order them? I am sure yours are sold but I may want to order some. Please let me know! thanks so much, such a cute idea
  11. A few things I thought I should add: it was the beef, to be specific, that we didn't care for at all at the resort as far as food goes. If possible I would create my own menu with the things that we loved! lol... Also their juice is very different than what we are used to. And the #1 thing that I would look into if we were going to have our wedding at Dreams would be making sure all of our guests were given an upgraded pillow! I remembered seeing on here that you can call and get a new one but you have to physically go down to concierge spelling) and put a holding deposit down and then one is sent to you (or something like that) my FI called but we both had our pillows folded 3x's to get any firmness and decided not to go down and do the song and dance to get a new pillow. I would probably get there and put a deposit down for all of my guests and ensure that they didn't have to sleep on the pillows in the room! Also I would have my wedding the 2nd night there (since we are planning on legally marrying in Napa or SF to avoid the shots and 4 business day thing). I am a mega planner and would be waaaaay too tense to enjoy myself if we did the wedding toward the end of our trip. Also I felt like I gained 20lbs from all of the calorie filled/delicious blended drinks I consumed and that amazing guacamole which I loved! In actuality I just checked and only gained 2lbs but we also didn't work out once there so, figures. Oh yeah, Rebecca (the WC) is great! She is so mellow and relaxing which is good for me since I am super tense and need to be surrounded with mellow folks! She showed me photo albums of the flowers and location set ups and answered the list of questions I had, lol. I also ran around and picked up all of the brochures for the activities, spa, resort "welcoming kit" since FI and I are planning on introducing our friends and family to the DW idea at our engagement party and I will have all of the info I collected out for everyone to see as well as our pictures from the trip. I think that the resort would have been a lot more fun if it wasn't soooo dead (from the swine flu) and was filled with our friends, family and interesting vacationers! I also ran around the resort on the last day and asked the cleaning ladies for as much "Dreams" items ie. these cute Dreams drink coasters, Dreams logo stickers they put on the toilet paper roll, these cute Dreams logo drink stir things, etc. all of which we would have out at our engagement party if we were to book our wedding at dreams! Also I saved the daily activities guide from each day which they put under your door every night and it tells you all of the restaurants that will be open the following day as well as what activities will occur ( spanish lessons, cooking lessons, beach volley ball, yoga, etc) for those who like participating in that kind of stuff. We were all about R & R and stayed at the "Relax" adult pool or on the beach lounge chairs but I know my mom and her friends like to do all of the activities or atleast people watch them! While we were there I thought of many ideas for our engagement party and reception and wanted to begin looking for things while there and found they were $$$! Side note: I live in the Bay Area and the Hispanic population is huge so I chose to not get any of the (in my opinion) over priced items they were selling at the resort, which we would want to decorate our party with. (Mexican candies, shot glasses, sombreros, maraca's. etc.) Again sorry for my spelling errors We are going to do a "Nacho bar/Mexican fiesta" themed engagement party.... And J & M: the events are great! I would say they last a little over an hour and they are very entertaining! The Fiesta night was a huge event where they put out tables on the sand and spent hours decorating for the event. I originally thought that it was for a wedding! They put the dance floor/stage thing up and have these amazing dancers perform for a little over an hour and they also serve food out there! It is really great! Casino night was mega fun and when it was over a wedding group arrived after their reception and danced etc. They keep the sportsbar open late (until 1 or 2) every night and there is music, drinking, etc. Again it would be really fun with a big group of close friends and family!!! Last thing I wanted to add, I remembered the website advertising the tequila tasting bar with X amount of tequila’s... well when we asked about this, the staff was very confused! I am assuming it doesn't actually exist although the Rendezvous bar does sell bottles of tequila and Cuban cigars; we were upset that we were never formally introduced to the tequila tasting bar! Perhaps we were already too drunk to find it! lol!
  12. sorry that didn't work... I can give you my email address if you can go onto FB and search for my profile using my email... jaclynr8ret@aol.com Hope that works !
  13. Well I am back from my Dreams trip and we did not book a date for 2010 but we are still considering it! I know that the pics have to be really small to post on here so I will attach my link to my facebook and you can check out my vacation pics! Login | Facebook I think that should work I am not very PC clever, lol... I am pretty pooped but all in all we had a great time. One big complaint is that I was expecting the food to be really good since so many ppl on trip advisor etc. hyped it up (as well as other guests who were at Dreams while we were there, felt the food was so great compared to other AI places) but we were not very pleased We had our favorites (the chicken fajitas and the guacamole is great, so are the curly fries as Sea Side Grill, the omeletes at the world cafe buffet place, the asparagus soup at Portofino, the brocolli cheddar soup at Oceana, and the club sandwich and flautas ordered from room service). I was shocked with the lack of Mexican food! The drinks were great, they just melted fast because of the heat! There were several weddings while I was there and I was able to chat with many of the brides. Everyone was really happy and seemed to have no regrets! I was so suprised at the hotels nightly events/entertainment, ie. fiesta night on Tuesday's, fire dancing on Wednesday's, circus night on Thursdays, Rock & Roll Beach night Saturdays, I am forgetting the rest... but each night there is a huge event/show with entertainment. While it was GREAT I may be more likely to have my wedding on a Monday night since I think it may be the only night that (Casino Night) where there is no loud show going on. I could be wrong but I am pretty sure that the shows occur simultaneously with perhaps the ceremony and for sure the reception. I just felt that the music would be competing with each other a bit But I could be totally wrong? All in all the staff was great and very respectful, resourceful, and super friendly! My FI couldn't sleep the first night and found mold in our Junior Suite located on the 5th floor of the new tower and when he notified management the next day, they moved us to a suite with a jacuzzi but only after I told them that I was planning to have my wedding there and wouldn't allow my guests to sleep in the molded rooms. Initially they offered moving us to a 1st floor room in the same tower and that would eliminate our great view! So nevertheless they upgraded us to the 18th floor. Oh yeah... one other sketch note: MANTA RAYS LIKE CRAZY! So many of these manta rays which steered many people clear of the ocean! My FI is nutz and was snorkeling trying to find the manta rays and he wasn't able to see even one up close! From our balcony we could see schools of 20 or so riding in with the waves almost all the way onto the shore! There were no incidence of any one stung who entered the water! Aghhhh I didn't mean for this review to be so long... I guess I am trying to mention anything anyone may have been wondering and the things I was suprised to find! I have never been to an AI before nor have I been to Cancun (or any other place in Mexico/Caribbean) and really didn't know what to expect from the trip, besides what info I learned from this site and trip advisor! Overall I think that the main thing that caused me to pause before setting an official date was the lack of "adult" activities and night life. The sports bar there is fun but could get old fast and some may fear going into town to go to the clubs. Although the resort does take a group nightly into town and they stay to ensure their safety, etc. Also the employees are given "breathilizer" tests at the end of every shift and apparently they only make $6 US dollars a day and cannot risk lossing their jobs to take shots with guests. My FI made friends with many of the staff and found all of this intersting info out... Okay that concludes my input and please feel free to ask more detail or clarity on anything I mentioned! It's 12:30am California time and 2:30 am PV time and I am EXHAUSTED! I am not even going to proof read, I am too sleepy! Sweet "Dreams" ladies! xoxo
  14. thank you Ashley, I'm so sorry to hear all of the mess you have been through I think this goes without saying but I am sure that you will make a lovely bride no matter where you are married! I am in the same boat as far as planning a wedding while in school since I will be starting the teaching credentialing program soon and don't want to be in the middle of finals and boarding a plane for my wedding. The timing is tricky!!! Wish you all the best! xoxo
  15. Does anyone still have the spa price list for Dreams PV? I want to schedule massages while we are there and sent the resort an email and still haven't received the price list I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much!
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