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(Rated 5 stars with 28 reviews)
Rated #3 of 27 Coordinator Reviews on BDW
I do what I do because I believe in love, my Passion, Energy and Experience is what makes Dream Weddings Riviera Maya your best choice for your dream wedding. I was born in South Africa and grew up in a loving family that is already in the wedding business, I am a qualified professional Wedding Planner with experience. Let me assist you with the planning and the arrangements, as well as putting you in contact with the best venues and other suppliers in the area. I will work together with you to make this occasion unforgettable, for you , your family and your friends. Let me make your Dream become a Reality. I have a the privilege of doing what I love while making you happy. My passion and commitment is contagious. If you have the passion for the perfect event, let me make planning your dream wedding a smooth journey to a destination that is truly a dream come true.

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By jellybeans26, · 0 Comments

Pros: Organization, Know How, Execution, Everything
Cons: Nada
Oh Joyce.  What to say about Joyce.  She really, truly, goes above and beyond for you.  When we walked away from our wedding at the end of the day - we were just so thankful to have worked with Joyce.   She executed the most beautiful wedding (I realize I'm biased, but seriously, it was absolutely gorgeous).     My husband and I work and live abroad in Hong Kong - so we were planning our wedding so very far away from Mexico.  I had family and friends flying in from the US and Korea; my husband
Pros: Organized, thoughtful, calming, great vendor relationships, easy communication, thorough
I am still reeling from my magical Mexican wedding! It was part fairytale, part larger-than-life movie-moment; an absolute dream come true. The cenote was pure fantasy; I still can’t believe it was real. My head is spinning from the mystical enchantment Joyce and her team created in that sacred space. From the lilt of the mariachi band’s song, to the brilliantly bright blossoms of my bouquet, to the lights and the candles and the petals and the copal…pure, unadulterated magic. I’ve never seen a

By acw271011, · 2 Comments

Pros: Everything!! Joyce is Amazing!!!
Cons: None!!
We had our vow renewal on October 20, 2015 at Grand Coral Beach Club and our reception in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I had originally started working with a resort but we were a really, really small group and the experience with the resort was a dismal failure. Enter Joyce! I knew of her from being here on the BDW site and I reached out to her. She was amazing! She found a wonderful venue for us that worked out perfectly. We got our flowers, cake and reception venue thanks to Joyce and it was all

By IMChicago, · 1 Comment

Pros: Puts clients first,listens to what you envision, organized, responsive, problem solver, pleasure to work with
Cons: NONE !!! She's an angel !
If you want “ a wedding” you go to a resort where they give you a standard package with limited customization and only communicate with you when it’s close to your wedding day. If you want YOUR WEDDING, you work with Joyce. I cannot recommend working with her enough. It’s us unfair to call Joyce a wedding planner.  During our planning process she wore many hats, but ALWAYS kept our interests first and was adamant about what we wanted on our special day. She was our advocate, she gave us ideas

By Mahbe, · 1 Comment

Pros: Highly professional, knowledgeable, experienced, responsive, creative, and a joy to work with!
When you are about to start planning your wedding, you want to make sure you hire a wedding planner that not only will guide you through the whole process but that will also take care of every single detail. Choosing a wedding planner can be very stressful, especially if you don't know the wedding destination very well. Without a doubt, hiring Joyce was one of the best decision we made. I am the kind of bride who pays lots of attention to all the small details. From Day 1, Joyce  made me feel li

By bquindipan, · 2 Comments

Pros: friendly, creative, easy going, attentive, responsive, organized, and manages a stress free service
Cons: none what so ever!
joyce with her assistant melanie is the best wedding planner in Playa Del Carmen. We were married in Playa Del secreto, 20 mins from playa del carmen on august 10, 2015 and joyce was simply amazing to work with. We live in los angeles and we were wanting to get married in Mexico. We did a lot of research on line and decided to go with joyce as our wedding planner. She was amazing. on our first meeting we skyed and then thereafter we corresponded through emails. melanie her assistant even met us

By Krislyn, · 1 Comment

Pros: Knowledgable, Experienced, Fun
Cons: none
We were recently married on April 18th, 2015.  Our wedding was at a private villa in Playa del Carmen.  Joyce was extremely helpful and always responded to my questions in a timely manner.  Everything was exactly as I wished and we had a great day.  I am so glad that I hired Joyce to help with my wedding.  It made the wedding day stress free and fun!  I was especially impressed that Joyce was able to have the vendor for the blood test come to our villa so that we did not have to get a cab and dr

By wickywalsh, · 2 Comments

Pros: Attention to detail, good communication
Cons: none
We couldn't have been any happier with our wedding planner, Joyce Mnguni!   We had never traveled to the area, and she helped us choose from many different resorts for our wedding location.   She was always on top of things and every vendor she recommended to us was excellent as well.  She really pays attention to the little details.  Without even asking, she took it upon herself to make sure the florist and the cake person had the exact blue color that we wanted to match our other decorations

By cmortenson, · 2 Comments

Joyce was a tremendous help in planning our destination wedding. She had very helpful suggestions and ideas.   She was in constant contact with us and there were no surprises. Once we arrived in Mexico she arranged to meet us, show us the venue, and discuss everything.  That made it less stressful for us and allowed us to enjoy the day.

By Solatina18, · 1 Comment

Pros: Positivity
Cons: Impossible!!! Joyce is on top of things!
Joyce did a great job!! I was stress free on my wedding day. If anything went wrong I was not aware of it. The reason I chose Joyce as my wedding coordinator is because you can tell she loves what she does and brings a lot of positive energy. Since day one she has been very helpful with providing ideas and suggestions that I was unaware of. I liked that she did not overwhelm me with information throughout the whole process. Instead she would bring up one thing at a time which made it much easier

By lbatts, · 1 Comment

Pros: Knowledgeable, professional, and a joy to work with
Cons: None
Joyce's expertise and assistance was absolutely invaluable. At the beginning of the planning process we weren't sure we needed a coordinator and were hesitant to add another line to our budget. After a few snags in the planning process, we reached out to Joyce and knew right away we couldn't make it happen without her. Not only was Joyce prompt, professional, (super) organized, and always reassuring, she is an amazing problem solver and was truly an advocate for our vision at every step of the w

By Mrsktobe, · 1 Comment

Joyce was an absolute dream to work with. I had found her through this wonderful website and within a few days of contacting her, she had already arranged a Skype call to discuss our vision for our big day. She was always prompt with getting back to me regarding the zillion questions I had thrown at her (and trust me, some of the email threads were LONG). She was also extremely patient with getting back to me, as I am pretty neurotic and a Type A, so I would have tons of questions for her all th

By brinapugs, · 1 Comment

Pros: Highly professional, responsive, knowledgeable, hard working, personable, ethical, creative
Cons: none
I hired Joyce through Dream Weddings Riviera Maya not really knowing where or how to get started in planning my wedding.  I knew I wanted a destination wedding and that I needed a planner in order to accomplish this, but that was about it.  Joyce immediately reached out to us on the phone and via email to discuss details and assisted with every single aspect of our wedding.  She immediately put me at ease with her reassurance that she is very experienced in planning a myriad of types of weddings

By JoD, · 1 Comment

Pros: - Quick response to emails, uses quality vendors, meets up with you for a full day to run through the plans for the big day.
Cons: None
Joyce was absolutely fantastic right from the start, response to emails was always quick especially when taking into account the time difference between Mexico and the UK. No questions / concerns were left unanswered and I felt confident I could trust Joyce to pull together my dream wedding for me.   Our wedding went without any issues and it was all I could have ever imagined and more, so thank you Joyce and Melanie.   The vendors Joyce uses were also very good, responding quickly with quot

By tara0813, · 0 Comments

Pros: Quick response, lots of vendor suggestions, easy to work with
Cons: None!
Joyce and her team were absolutely wonderful to work with, and I can't recommend them highly enough!   During the planning process I realized that many vendors in Mexico were very slow to respond, but not Joyce! She responded to all of my questions in a very timely manner (many times within just hours!!) and her suggestions were a huge help.  Joyce and her assistant spent the better part of a day with us prior to the wedding showing us the venue, as well as introducing us to the Grand Coral Be
Pros: A true expert in wedding planning!
Cons: None
All I can say is YAY!  My wedding day went off without a hitch and I could not be more pleased with the venues, flowers, lighting, sound, decor, etc.!!  I am an Indian bride and to play an Indian wedding, with its three days of celebration and intricate details, is a Herculean feat.  Joyce and Melanie pulled it off and exceeded my expectations.  Let's go through all of the important portions of planning a wedding:   Pre-planning:  Joyce was always available for phone calls and strategy session

By susan019, · 1 Comment

Pros: quick responses, professional, does everything she says she will do!
Cons: None - best planner ever!
Let me start off by saying that Joyce and her assistant are absolutely amazing. When I contacted Joyce, it was 2 months before our wedding, so I needed someone who would act fast and get things done! I tried to contact a few other planners who were either ridiculously expensive or super slow in responding (and with 2 months to plan I dont have a week to wait for email responses) .. and then I came across Joyce. I filled out her contact form and she called me the very next day! After our phone co

By Amberya17, · 0 Comments

Pros: Top Wedding Planner - Organized, Creative, Cheerful
Cons: None
Joyce did a fantastic job with our November wedding at the Grand Coral Beach Club. I cannot thank her enough. She really is wonderful at what she does and she exceeded our expectations at every turn. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Joyce set me to ease during our first correspondence - telling me to "enjoy the process and leave everything to her." Joyce responded to my dozens (per month) of questions or requests, usually within an hour or two, always within 24 hours. I really enjoyed h

By Tunesha3913, · 1 Comment

Pros: Knowledgeable, resourceful, personable, organized, and accommodating
Cons: None.
The sound of ocean waves brushing against the shore.... Palm trees swaying in the wind... And the sight of  beautiful, sunny blue skies… were only the landscape of my incredible wedding day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The best part, aside from marrying the man of my dreams, was the perfect coordination
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By Sara Sawyer, · 1 Comment

Pros: Organized, quick responses, sweet, very accommodating, knows the area, knows the best vendors
Cons: None!
We got married May 6th at the Grand Coral Beach Club.  I cannot say enough good things about Joyce! When I was trying to choose whether to have our wedding at the resort or to find another location, I ran across Joyce by doing a google search.  I emailed her and got a response and a phone call the same day. As soon as I spoke to her on the phone, I immediately felt at ease and decided to use her services.  The entire process was seamless, easy and completely stress free. She recommended the Gran
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By Michy Ferreyro, · 2 Comments

Pros: great communication very organized , sweet and makes you feel stress free
Cons: Did not really have any Cons with Joyce... not too happy with Cherry Blossom Flowers
We recently got married in Playa del Carmen on April 12, 2013 and hired Joyce as our wedding planner. Joyce is a great planner, great communication throughout the whole year of planning and ALWAYS looks out for the best interest in the bride and groom !  She is very sweet and will go out of her way to help you with your vision and get you the best prices on everything.  If a problem arises she is quick to find a solution and will solve any problem .   Originally since I have family in Playa I wa

By jlock11, · 1 Comment

Pros: Joyce did all the work = no stress for me!
Hiring Joyce was the best decision I made (after the decision to get married to my husband)  . Having a destination wedding was everything I wanted and its so hard to plan anything without being there, that's the exact reason you need and will love Joyce! Every detail of the wedding was perfect even all my last minute changes! I would not have changed one thing! I contacted many people in the beginning and Joyce was the most on point with my vision and she answered my emails always within the ho

By happilyeveraftr, · 1 Comment

Pros: wonderful helpful attentive
Cons: no cons
For all the Canadian brides getting married in the Riviera Maya please consider working with Joyce from Dream Weddings Riviera Maya as your wedding planner. I recently got married at the Grand Coral Beach club Feb 2013 in Playa Del Carmen and I had an amazing wedding day.   I was unhappy with my wedding planner at my hotel and the wedding package that Paradisus La Perla offered and I found Joyce a month before our wedding. As a bride it was the most nerve racking experience switching weddi
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By Krystle Copulos, · 1 Comment

Pros: Easy, efficient and very reasonable
Cons: No cons
My husband and I recently got married in Playa Del Carmen and had the most amazing experience.  Joyce was so great to work with.  She made the entire experience stress free, seamless and absolutely stunning.  She really went above and beyond to help us have our dream wedding!  I highly recommend anyone thinking of getting married in the Riviera Maya to use Joyce.  It was an easy and stress free experience despite living in the US. 

By klutz25, · 1 Comment

Pros: very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly
Joyce with dream wedding riviera maya was so helpful. she made our wedding day my dream. i was so worried when planning a wedding not through a resort i tried doing it alone but it was too much. Joyce made it worry free!!! I would recommend them to any bride looking to make their dream wedding come true.
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