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    Just got back from my wedding on 6/1/13 and we got hit by the tropical storm Andrea. Everything was shifted to the terrace. I had to be transfered to the front terrace by a luggage cart covered in plastic. Everyone has called me the modern day cinderalla. Even though the tropical storm flooded the hotel, trees were bending to the ground, power was going out, one guest got stuck in an elevator .......and nothing went according to plan we had the best time. My guests (the small amount that there were) said it was the best wedding they had ever been too because it was something they had never experienced.... I'll say!!  I guess we just got a lot of luck since it rained so hard & all..


    The one disapointing thing was the dinner. We were originally supposed to have a private dinner in the Oceana but ended up being stuck in the front of the Italain resturant with crying babies. Boy, I was sooooo dissapointed but still made the best out of it.


    If I could give you guys one piece of advice here it is:


    Make sure you print all of your email communications with the wedding coordinator because they will not heistate to change it on you at the last minute. If you are a smaller wedding (mine was a total of 8) just keep in mind you will be at the bottom of the totum pole.


    You also have the option to request the presidential suite for the day of your wedding to get ready. They didn't tell me this but another staff member did. Of course, with a small budget wedding (and 4 other weddings that day) we did not get it.


  2. Hi ladies! I know this was covered in previous posts somewhere, but I can't seem to find them right now (too far back to search!).  I am a May 2014 bride so I know I have forever (is what people keep telling me) however I am already getting extremely frustrated and annoyed at this process.  When I first contacted DRC I was communicating with Evangelina (who no longer works there). I had confirmed the beach for ceremony and pool deck for reception.  Having the pool deck was the main reason we chose DRC, and this was communicated and confirmed with Evangelina as well through pictures etc.  We then sent in our deposit, and later found out she had left there.  Anyways, after a couple weeks (and with help of our TA) I finally was given my deposit receipt and assigned Gina as a WC by Gaby.  However, now I am being told I no longer can have the pool deck bc my estimated count is lower than 60.  At NO TIME did Evangelina ever tell me I had to have a certain amount of people.   I still have no heard back after numerous emails as well as sending them my previous emails from Evangelina confirming the locations.  I am beyond frustrated and do not feel like starting this whole process over and looking for a different resort.  I know the location probably seems minor to some, but it was the exact reason we went with this resort instead of others we were considering.  I am not sure what I am expecting to get out of this post, I am just really frustrated and need to vent somewhere.  Is this the start to becoming a bridezilla? haha I certainly hope not as Mexico was supposed to be the laid back, stress free route.  Any suggestions on what to do or where to go from here? I am in Canada until the end of May and then we get I get back stateside I guess I will try calling the resort.  I want to put down money for room deposits with my TA but I refuse to do that before I get the locations re-confirmed.  By the way..thanks for listening ;)
    My wedding is next week and I haven't heard back from them. Good luck!!
  3. I have been searching for months to find a reception location in the Kennesaw, Woodstock, Canton, Dallas, Caterville area who doesn't consider this to be an actual "wedding reception". Most places are charging 3 - 5 k just to walk in the door. I am looking for a place who is flexible. We are having a stock the bar party this weekend so we are planning on providing our own alcohol. I have a friend who owns Capo's in Acworth who could help me cater and I already know someone who takes wedding photos for the low low. JUST NEED A cool place like a barn or lake that can set the seen. I mean we did choose a destination wedding thinking it would be cheap..... it definatley is NOT cheap what so ever. We are getting married in 30 days exactley at Dreams Riveria Cancun. They seem to nickel and dime you.... We are already in the whole almost 10 G's.



    If anyone knows of any suggestions please let me know.....

  4. To ensure everyone knows how this works please go to the last post of this thread, select "quote" on the last entry Type in you & your OH name, forum name, wedding date & location in chronological order. Brides (& grooms) can see who is getting married on dates close to them . It is handy too as some wedding parties have shared the cost of some vendors (photographers in particular) FEBRUARY 2013 Tamara & Chris (tkuzma) February 7 - Azul Sensatori, Riviera Maya Miranda & Colin (mlite83) February 9 - Now Jade, Riviera Cancun Carolyn & Matthew (mufin1785) February 9 - Melia Caribe Tropical, Punta Cana, DR Fabi & Brian (FabiLara) February 12 - Le Kliff, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


    Steph & Curtis (stephcuz) February 20 - Grand Bahia Principe Tulum!! Kiel & Kayla (kkeeve01) February 26 - Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, Playa del carmen MARCH 2013 Kaela & Joel (mrsnova) March 1 - Barcelo Maya Palace, Riviera Maya Kary and Phil (karyc) March 2 - Azul Beach Hotel, Riviera Maya Kristen & Kyle (kristencanada) March 13th - Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay, Jamaica Nickie and Lee (nickieb) March 15 - Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Crystal & Shawn (crystalandshawn) March 20 - Gran Bahia Principe, Akumal Nikki & Jeff (NIKKI2013) March 22 - Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe, Riviera Maya MayanBride2013 – March 23 @ Gran Bahia Principe Coba APRIL 2013 Erica & Brian (airica26) April 10 - Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico Promise & Charlie (promise12) April 10 - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal, Mexico Adrienne & Mark (adriennej) April 18 - Gran Bahia Principe Tulum, Mexico Faith & Michael (LTLFAITHY) April 27 - Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun MAY 2013 Doreen & Christian (chrisdior) May 3 - Barcelo Maya Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico Berg5080 May 9 - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal, Mayan Riveria Kristie & Randy (KristieT) May 15 - Beach Palace, Cancun, Mexico Andrea & Aaron (AndreaandAaron) May 16 - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal, Mayan Riveria Tova & Justin (ChocoTaco7568) May 18 - Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Tamara & Edgard (trivera5521) May 18 - Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, Punta Cana DR Jennifer & Holger (mspokran) May 19 - The Royal, Playa Del Carmen Dayna & Ray (RNtobe) May 22 - Riu Palace, Cabo San Lucas Tammyd23 May 25 - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal, Mayan Riveria Krista & Pat (cinnagirl) May 28 - Dreams Palm Beach, Punta Cana, DR

    Mel & Sy (melissa25) May 29 - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal , Mayan Riveria JUNE 2013 DannielleHague ? Shannon & Keenan (Shannonmarie) June 14 - Now Jade Rivera Cancun Resort & Spa Bill and Christina June 15th Gran Porto Real, Playa del Carmen Amanda & Braden (Amandadawn) June 17 - Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico Kirstin & Ian (claruickie) June 20 - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal, Mayan Riveria Kisha & Ben (kisha311) June 22 - Beaches Turks & Caicos (Alana05) June 29 - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal, Mayan Riveria JULY 2013 Laura (Laurab1105) July 22 - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal, Mayan Riveria (sarahcox) 23 July - Gran Bahia Principe Tulum, Mayan Riveria AUGUST 2013 Samantha and Barry August 5 - Iberostar Maya Riviera Maya Mexico Katryne August 6 - Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Mayan Riviera

    Lauren and Tyrel August 19 - Grand Palladium White Sand, Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Cameshia & Patrick (Mimi127) August 24 - Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay Heather & Jonathan (missde09) August 24 - Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana Chiquita & Eric August 27th- Beach Palace, Cancun, Mexico SEPTEMBER 2013 Taryn & Stephen (tarynm) September 1- Azul Beach, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya OCTOBER 2013 Melanie & Jesse (favorsmr) October 5-Dreams Resort & Spa, Punta Cana, DR Philippa & Simon (ladystardust) October 8 - Moon Palace Golf & Spa Donna & Brett (dondon84) October 11 - Moon Palace golf & spa Resort, Cancun Louise & Steve - (FutureMrsCorney) October 16 - Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun Greg and Yvonne (Red 400) October 19 -Sunset da mona lisa or le reve NOVEMBER 2013 Paisley & Philip (2bmrstremblay) November 3 – Aboard the Carnival Magic, Galveston Texas, 7 Day Caribbean Cruise MTRowse – November 11 - Bahia Principe Coba Sarah & Richard (futuremrswarner) November 12 - Bahia Principe Tulum Riviera Maya Pascale & Eric (Papoue) November 13 - Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica DinaQtobe November 21 - Now Sapphire, Riviera Maya WorstBride – November 19 - Bahia Principe Akumal

    TealMarie - November 21 - Excellence Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya William & Tanya November 23 - Jamaica

    Holly86 November 27 - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal Beach Location - Poolside Reception J1031 - November 27 - Gran Bahia Principe Tulum Gazebo - Poolside Reception DECEMBER 2013 Alexis & Alexander (islandsunriseSa) December 14 - Atlantis Resort Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas JANUARY 2014

    Liz & Jay (lgerry) January 15 - Grand Bahia Principe Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Tara & Michael (TaraB) January 24 - Now Sapphire - Riviera Maya, Mexico FEBRUARY 2014 Cherina and Michael (Cherina) February 14 - Moon Dance Villas- Negril, Jamaica - Our Reaffirmation Wedding will take place on our 14th marriage anniversary Ashley and Chris (ABCDWedding) February 2014 - Cancun Mexico

    Dawn and Mike (DiggityDawn) February 14 @ 1:00pm - Barcelo Maya Beach Resorts (Tropical/Colonial) Riviera Maya, Mexico MARCH 2014 Kerri and John (Kerriann5) March 8 - Hard Rock Hotel- Punta Cana APRIL 2014 Leanne & Robin (leanne1) April 2 2014 - Gran Bahia Principe Tulum Ashleigh and Richard Mallett (ashleighb) 23rd April - Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Mexico MAY 2014 Jacqueline & Mark (DWBride2014) May 2 - Playacar Palace Sharon & Ron (sbowie) May 17 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino or Dreams Palm Beach - Punta Cana, DR

    Jen & Kelly (Bride2B2014) May 28, 2014 @ Sandos Playacar, Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Amanda & Don (Shmanderz)  May 10, 2014 -  Beach Palace Cancun, Mexico JUNE 2014 Jessica & Jesus (jessica correa) June 28, 2014 ~ RIU Ocho Rios Jamaica! JULY 2014 Zoe & Alex (zoen) July 19 ~ Dana Villas ~ Santorini, Greece Jeanette & Jay (jenvens7) July 7 - Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico AUGUST 2014 SEPTEMBER 2014 Jenny & Amir (Jenny2014) ~ September 18 ~ Dreams Resort and Spa ~ Puerto Vallarta DECEMBER 2014 Serife & Buddy (snorfle1) December 13th, 2014~ Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton in Jamaica

    Kim and Josh (kimdillon) June 1 2013 Dreams Riveria
  5. Hello,


    I am looking for any helpful feedback from previous Dreams Riveria Brides.Does anyone have a list of items you "must bring" with you? Or anything you didn't think about until once you arrived?


    Are they flexible with the rates that are posted on their website. I am a very frugal bride and am trying to the best bang for my buck.


    For the reception dinner are they really going to try and charge pp if you try and book a group at one of the resturants even though its an "all - inclusive" resort?



    Any feedback is appreciated. I am starting to panic a little.

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