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nattiegams325

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  • Wedding Date
    February 22, 2015
  • Wedding Location
    Dreams Riviera Cancun
  1. @@smileitseb haha I unsubscribed from the feed and the emails but I do check every few days just in case ;-)
  2. @@smileitseb we tipped her 3 times (came out to a few hundred-my parents won't tell me how much). Site visit, pre-wedding meeting, and after the wedding. She was beyond excellent and did everything we asked and more. If you figure here at home they'd get 20%, even though she is included, I would be generous if she does her job well!
  3. I sent an email to Tammy whenever I found reviews like that and she immediately removed them and deleted the associated accounts. Just let her know and she'll take care of it.
  4. @@smileitseb just the outside fee but you also have to pay for their meals. Bc we were platinum I told the WC to just get 2 of the standard meals so we didn't pay that much
  5. @@smileitseb for photography/videography it allows up to 2 people only. I would tell them...they stopped styling trio and had to confirm with me and Claudia over the phone that they were allowed in so they really do check and you don't want to deal with the stress
  6. @@bitbitz no we didn't, the sun set at 6:47 on wedding day and our ceremony was at 5. Cocktail hour from 6:30-7:30. We did pics through most of the cocktail hour and bc we customized our ceremony it went longer than usual. We didn't finish pics until like 7:20 @@fhk815 thanks girl! The flowers were just amazing. We didn't upgrade the actual flowers (eg I wanted ranunculus but it would've been an extra $300 for my bouquet so we went with lisianthus) but the arrangements besides the one on the table are all upgrades: the hanging flowers on the gazebo are the large size (they offer small medi
  7. @@Teacher2122 had mine there last week with 44 guests. Price all depends on upgrades! You can do the most basic or most extravagant wedding for destination and the price will reflect it. Get the budget planner form from David at Dreams and start plugging in numbers to get an estimate!
  8. Everyone I've talked to, including my resort (I just had them a week ago) considers them an outside vendor. If you take business away from the resort (in this case-the hotel spa/salon) you'll most likely get charged the fee. You can try negotiating with your wedding planner!
  9. @@hsocorso we saw lots on the beach. It's really a matter of preference. We always knew we wanted to upgrade to the Seaside Grille ($1,000). It can get very very windy though. The first 2 nights we were there they had to move the beach weddings inside. @@pddcmc We ended up tipping the WC $400 over the course of 5 months (some during the site visit, some when we first arrived, and some after the wedding). The wedding assistant (Jorge) got $100. The waitstaff got like $40 each and the banquet manager got a little more. These people appreciate it so, so much. We tipped photog $50 only because
  10. Hi everyone! Still not feeling well and this fever just won't break but since I took the day off work to recoup I figured I could write up my review :-) I'll try to address the major parts of the wedding and them go back and see individual Qs. I had the Ultimate Wedding package on Feb 23 with the ceremony at the Gazebo, cocktail on the pool terrace, and reception at the Seaside Grille. Travel: Bill and I flew with Apple vacations/Frontier Air. We had no problem taking our wedding outfits on the plane (the biggest pain was carrying it through the airport!) and we got a private overhead comp
  11. @@Dec2015 my photographer was Karolina, and while her pics were beautiful she was so unfriendly and left out a ton of details from the wedding: the guitarist, menus, personalized maracas, the finished sand ceremony jar, etc. I had to constantly tell her the shots I wanted and she acted bored and annoyed all day. She also did our welcome dinner and there is not even one picture of Bill and I. I made a complaint to my WC and to Adventure Photos. My advice is to tell the photographer everything you want and don't worry about sounding overbearing. I wish I would've spoken up more. Yes the dra
  12. HELLO LADIES!!! We got home yesterday and Chicago welcomed me back with a cold and a fever. All that adrenaline crashed when I came home haha. Anyways, the wedding was PERFECT. Here are pics! xoxo https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10203566301139772.1073741838.1282392000&type=1&l=14b661e9a9
  13. @@Dec2015 ceremony at gazebo, cocktail at pool terrace and reception at seaside grille @@desmiv its riviera Maya! :-)
  14. @@pddcmc @@Dec2015 ladies I'm here and up early bc of the time change lol....we were able to transfer our included photog TTD session (which we're not using) and our included videog to our welcome dinner the night before.
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