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About TeamArceo

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    Toronto, Ontario

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  • Wedding Date
    June 02, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Dreams Riviera Cancun
  1. @@pddcmc Do you know who you spoke with? I was wondering about the same thing and David Carrillo informed me something different. This was his exact e-mail : Full day pass rate is 85 USD per person (from 10 AM to 11 PM). Day passes are based on availability. I recommend you to verify availability with your wedding coordinator. She will contact you 3 months before the wedding. We do not allow outside vendors, except from photographer/videographer. The fee for this is 150 USD per photographer. This fee could be waived if the photographer stays for at least 3 nights at the resort. I wanted to bring in my makeup artist. Are we not allowed to bring them? I've seen other makeup artists at the resort from past weddings! I know vendors fees are to be expected but come on. Hotels that charge these are definitely taking advantage of brides because they know that some of these brides are willing to pay regardless. I'm thinking of just booking a room for a night at another hotel near Dreams Riviera Cancun. Just so they can do my makeup if they won't waive the vendor fee. Does anyone know any hotels near Dreams?
  2. Hey @@delrosa4, I have sooo many questions! Who was your wedding coordinator? Who were your all your vendors? Did you like them, would you recommend them? How was the food? What food did you eat? How did you ceremony go? Any Pros or Cons of GCB? How was your setup for example your dancefloor and tables? Did you have a sweetheart table or did you dine with your guest? Do you have any pictures that you would like to share? When did you get married? How many guests were there? If you had to do it all over again, what would keep, what could you do without, what would you have changed? Sorry I just have so many questions! Really looking forward from hearing from you! Thanks, Beverle
  3. Hey @@acw271011. I have been trying to research information myself but they only way I can think of getting information is talking to other brides from the videos or photos I've seen that have been taken at Grand Coral.I find it would be a hassle to get into contact with them. Well when I originally started looking for our venue (beginning of 2014) we said we'll just stick to a resort wedding. Then after researching some more I found that more brides were doing off site venues. I found Grand Coral and I instantly fell in love with the venue! However I was not impressed with the hefty price tag so I decided that I would just stick with my resort. I'm staying at Dreams Riviera Cancun in Puerto Morales btw. The coordinators were very kind in sending me packages when I asked. But they said they wouldn't start planning my wedding until 3 months before my wedding. There were a lot unanswered questions, communication was slow and just a lot of stuff and information thrown all at once but I never got to get the full picture. Basically I felt lost! I did take into consideration that the resort was planning multiple weddings. Can't blame them. So I came to this website and read a couple of reviews, listened to other brides planning, etc. I did start some of the other planning in the meantime but I honestly felt like it was a waiting game while I tried to figure out what was the next step. A lot of the brides were telling me of some obstacles they had to face such as vendor fees, overpriced florals, limited amount of time for reception basically nickel-and-diming everything. Like every resorts mantra is..."You can have the wedding of your dreams, but your going to have to pay an arm and a leg for it!" After all that I decided just to look into to other possible venues. No other venue could compare to how I felt with GCB plus it was the closest venue to our resort. Anyways luckily GCB was having a promotion and I jumped on the chance! (FYI: Their promotion is any weddings held from Monday - Thursday the rental fee of the property is $800 USD instead of their usual $2000 USD fee along with a food promo package as well.) So yeah right now I'm just looking for feedback from past brides or anyone that is currently planning their off-site wedding. Let me know where you are in your planning I am more than happy to help as well! @@dreamweddings Hello Joyce! Yes I definitely agree it would be a smoother transition for all brides. Hopefully other brides will be able to see this and start posting.
  4. Hello Future Brides, So I have been looking at other posts regarding Grand Coral or other off site venues but I haven't seen anything newly updated. I recently changed my venue in the beginning of this year. Right now I am in the process of securing my venue. Would love to hear any brides that are doing an off site venue or past brides that have dealt with Grand Coral. Would really appreciate the feedback. Many thanks, Bev
  5. @@smileitseb Yay that's awesome! That's one less thing to worry about Yeah I agree, the resort photographers and videographers aren't as great as the outside ones. @@nattiegams325 Styling Trio work is amazing just trying to see if I can work him in my budget. Did you also have to pay a vendor fee for Styling Trio? Oh and by the way Happy Holidays Ladies!
  6. @@nattiegams325 How did you find Indigo Videography? I have been trying to find Videographers but their just ok. Is Dreams charging you a vendor fee for them? Also who is doing your hair and makeup? Were you able to get a trial done while you were there? Sorry to ask so many questions. @@smileitseb Did you end up finding a VIdeographer? If so, who did you go with?
  7. I'm also getting married on a Wednesday but so far no one has contacted me. They said they would contact me within 3-4 months of my wedding date. However, I did book the ceremony for 4:30pm and reserved the pool deck for 6:00pm. @@nattiegams325 When you went to the food tasting can you remember what they had for the silver, gold and platinum menu? Is there a big difference? Also are they still flexible about not using the cocktail hour and using that to add to the reception time?
  8. For anyone that has not yet booked with Dreams Riviera Cancun they actually have a current promotion going on that is called Save the Date Promotion where you get a free Welcome Cocktail Party for up to 50 guests. In the terms and conditions it states, "The Save Your Date promotion is valid on all new wedding bookings made between June 16, 2014 and July 31, 2014 for travel from January 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015 and January 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016 at participating Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Breathless, Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas (participating list below). With this offer, new bookings will receive a complimentary Welcome Cocktail Party for up to 50 guests." The only catch is DRC has blackout dates. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa (Blackout dates April 1 - June 30, 2015 and April 1 - June 30, 2016) This promotion ends July 31,2014. Here is the link if anyone is interested: http://www.amresorts..._your_date.html
  9. @@nattiegams325 That is so smart to interview different travel agencies. I did talk to several agencies but I feel like I should have shopped a bit more and that's amazing that you got free airfare! Did you every hear about the promotion. Book five rooms, receive the sixth room free! 1 complimentary room upgrade for every 10 rooms per night paid! Is that something that your travel agent mentioned to you?
  10. For anyone that has not yet booked with Dreams Riviera Cancun they actually have a current promotion going on that is called Save the Date Promotion where you get a free Welcome Cocktail Party for up to 50 guests. In the terms and conditions it states, "The Save Your Date promotion is valid on all new wedding bookings made between June 16, 2014 and July 31, 2014 for travel from January 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015 and January 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016 at participating Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Breathless, Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas (participating list below). With this offer, new bookings will receive a complimentary Welcome Cocktail Party for up to 50 guests." The only catch is DRC has blackout dates. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa (Blackout dates April 1 - June 30, 2015 and April 1 - June 30, 2016) This promotion ends July 31,2014. Here is the link if anyone is interested: http://www.amresorts.com/romance/save_your_date.html
  11. TeamArceo

    How Cute!

    Awesome find! What a great idea!
  12. Hello everyone! June 3,2015. So far I have not been been able to contact anyone. My travel agent says they don't start planning until 3 months prior to the date. But I wish I could start. Right now I'm just working on the Welcome Bags as well. @nattigams325 your dress looks amazing! Good idea on starting this thread!
  13. Hello future brides! Does anyone have access to the excel spreadsheet for Dreams Riviera Cancun that automatically calculates your budget? I found it before but I have now misplaced it. Thanks!
  14. From the quote I got from my TA it was more affordable for my guests. My wedding will be in June. July and August was completely out of budget for both resorts. Thank You! It's been a long process and it was just choosing the resort alone.
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