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(Rated 5 stars with 28 reviews)
Rated #3 of 27 Coordinator Reviews on BDW
About:
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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jellybeans26

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 had family in Uruguay and friends from all over the globe.  So the whole execution of this was really important to us - We wanted to make sure that all these people flying from so far away (and spending their money) were going to have an amazing experience celebrating with us.  I had never been to MX before either, so that added to my anxieties.        There's absolutely no doubt in my mind that Joyce achieved THE wedding for us, and for our family and friends.  From the start, Joyce was very kind about my annoying, pestering emails about everything.  Obviously we ended up picking one of the very first venues she suggested - but not after I kept looking (and making Joyce look) for a million other places first.  Joyce was absolutely right from the start. She suggested Blue Venado because it was an open beach area, with a rustic vibe that could be easily dressed up, and the food/drinks were fantastic.     I was super picky about getting a more glam style even though Blue Venado was pretty rustic.  Joyce definitely executed this.  I gave her suggestions on pinterest and she understood the vision and executed it perfectly.  She was extremely open to our ideas and our wants.  She coordinated all the vendors, arranged a pre-meeting during our wedding week (since we couldn't do any site visits beforehand), and made sure we had absolutely everything we needed.  Joyce helped us with a family/friends BBQ that we arranged the day before- including helping us get vendors for music, furniture, etc.  I really mean - what we needed, Joyce helped us get it.  I mean, my family was probably pretty annoying too about the BBQ, wedding, day after stuff, etc. - and Joyce was a pro.       I can't emphasize enough just how special Joyce is and how so very skilled she is at wedding planning.  I don't think I really understood this until I saw Joyce in action - in speaking with the vendors and giving everyone their day-of instructions.  She really knows her stuff and knows how to get things done.     Our wedding was perfect.  Thank you Joyce for all your hard work.    
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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 anything more special, more pure in its perfection, in my entire life. All of the unique touches Joyce created were such a gift. It was as though Joyce peered into a tiny door in my mind when she planned the reception. The décor was colorful and light; quintessentially Mexican. She worked with the venue to ensure the food was divine and the service top-notch. We, and our guests, felt welcomed as family and friends. And as we basked in the glow of a full, yellow moon, lulled by the sound of the surf and satiated with fine Mexican fare and salty margaritas, we’ve never in our lives been happier. From the bottom of my heart, I thank Joyce, her team, and her suggested vendors, for making our wedding and reception seamless, worry-free, and timelessly beautiful. It was an honor and a delight to work with Dream Weddings and I recommend Joyce with the highest praise.  
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acw271011

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 absolutely wonderful! The cake was beautiful, the flowers gorgeous and the restaurant was great with fantastic food. Absolutely no one complained! We had a completely private location for our dinner with room for dancing if we wanted. Joyce had great ideas and wonderful suggestions and kept me sane when some things didn't quite go as planned. I would recommend her to anyone! Like someone else said, if you want a wedding you go with a resort and their packages. If you want YOUR WEDDING you go with Joyce at Dream Weddings. The fee we paid was completely and totally worth it! We got exactly what we wanted without being told there was anything we couldn't do. The restaurant had a back up plan when Mother Nature decided to not cooperate and so did our ceremony venue, both of which were great! Even if you're a really large group I would still say go with Joyce. She will absolutely make your dream wedding a reality! She is quick to respond and wonderful with ideas and suggestions! Thank you Joyce!!
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IMChicago

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 and inspiration, she offered work around solutions, our negotiator and was a true motivator when my fiancé and I were annoyed with planning. Without a doubt if it was not for Joyce our wedding day would not have happened. She was our eyes and ears visiting locations, and meeting with vendors we were interested in. Joyce was my saving grace when the resort planner was unresponsive. The flower vendor and baker she recommended were wonderful. Joyce and her vendors were proactive and respectful of our budge. When we requested something they gave us a price and made suggestions on alternatives at different price points which greatly helped us in the decision making process. Whenever I was getting stressed out and worried she constantly reassured me that our wedding would be beautiful.  Her attention to detail is impeccable and she thought of things that didn’t even cross our minds.
  Needless to say when my wedding day came, I had not a care in the world because I knew everything would be taken care of. Joyce made it her priority to make sure the only thing I needed to do was enjoy  myself on my wedding day. Joyce and her assistant were wonderful at managing family and friends on our big day. Our guests had such a great time that one couple decided to do a destination wedding the following year and book Joyce as their planner.  Cannot recommend her enough, worth the peace of mind. Joyce went above and beyond the duties of a wedding planner to make our wedding day a dream come true.    
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Mahbe

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 like she had gotten everything covered and I had nothing to worry about. And this turned out to be very accurate and true. In my experience, she was ALWAYS available to address any questions, concerns or ideas I had. She always responded to my emails and calls within a few hours! She had a lot of connections with a lot of quality vendors, recommended us different vendors and provided several estimates to manage our budget.   Regarding the day of the wedding, I will summarize my experience by saying that I don't know what I would have done without her. From fixing my cake decoration to handling me a tissue when tears threatened to mess up my make up, she took REALLY good care of me until the end. Joyce is very professional, thoughtful and fun, and she knows her business really well. I would recommend her 100%.
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bquindipan

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 at the villa where we planned to have the wedding and walked me through the whole place, also introducing me to the staff. my family and i stayed at the villa for a week prior to our wedding day. they had a mobile phone for us and their numbers saved on the phone and said to call them for anything. one day my family and i wanted to get massages at the villa and we called up melanie and an hour later someone showed up at our villa to give us massages. their service is truly spectacular. it wasn't only about taking care of us on the wedding day and rehearsal dinner but they took care of us the whole time we were in mexico. going back to our wedding joyce managed to get every thing exactly as I wanted it. I would constantly email her and she would always respond quickly, she made planning a destination wedding stress free, especially since i was pregnant and expecting 3 months before our wedding date, looking at buying a home, and even moving homes 3 days before we left to mexico. things went so smoothly from the very beginning. anytime i asked about vendors or things i wanted she would always give us different options with their prices and then we would decide what we wanted. we had a strict budget and she was very respectful of that and stayed within our budget. She knows the city very well and has many options if something doesn't suite your taste. 
  We arrived in Playa Del Carmen and we met with her a couple of days later. She came and picked us up from our villa and we went around to take care of some final things. joyce and melanie both showed up on the day of our wedding rehearsal dinner and also the day of our wedding and they took care of setting everything up and making it look spectacular, even serving our guests food from the taco buffet (during the rehearsal dinner). they stayed with us right till the end and always managed to stay in the background just making sure that everything went smoothly. our wedding was truly amazing and it was everything i pictured it to be.
She is very professional and seems to truly enjoy what she does. She always responded quickly when I had questions and was simply amazing to work with. If anyone else is planning to get married in Playa Del Carmen, I would HIGHLY recommend joyce as your wedding planner.
 
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Krislyn

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 drive 20 minutes each way to Playa del Carmen.  Joyce was very helpful in giving advice for choosing different vendors and did not pressure me into spending money on any services that I did not want.  Joyce also helped me to plan an excursion for 10 of our guests to the Mayan Ruins the day after we arrived in Mexico.  I would highly recommended Dream Weddings.  
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wickywalsh

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 that we brought with us.   From planning to the actual wedding day, everything went smoothly and we couldn't have asked for anything better!  Her and Melanie make a great team and will make sure your wedding goes amazingly!!    
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cmortenson

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.
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Solatina18

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. Communicating with Joyce was great! If I sent her an email she would respond right away. I would recommend Joyce to any bride who wants a stress free wedding day!
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lbatts

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 way. She helped us resolve an infinite number of problems with our venue and made sure that our wedding day was as smooth as possible. We couldn't have made it happen without her.  
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Mrsktobe

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 the time and she was always replying kindly. She was excellent with her advice regarding things to incorporate, things to focus on or things to leave out and just awesome with general advice. Her trusted vendors were just awesome - They truly made our day one to remember. My husband and I really wanted to have a unique wedding and a private ceremony – it was really important to us and she made all of our dreams and hopes for the big day come to life. We still have people two weeks later commenting on how magical of a day it was and how well it was put together, which I can’t take none of the credit for – it was all Joyce. She has such an amazing talent coordinating and creating magical days for brides and if you are looking for a wedding coordinator, she is it. I’m actually going to miss emailing her every day, talking about wedding things and what not. Here is hoping we do move down there and I can help Joyce on the décor side of planning in the future!  Thank you Joyce for everything. I will be eternally grateful for our perfect wedding that you put together for us. You are such a blessing.
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brinapugs

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 in the Riviera Maya area and that we would make everything wonderful as a team.  From start to finish, I felt completely comfortable that she was on the other end of the phone or computer to answer questions (everything from negotiating contracts with vendors and payments, to opinions on details via pinterest boards).     Joyce breaks down the tasks for the wedding so everything is very methodical and organized with choosing vendors and starting contracts.  I can appreciate this when it seems like there is so much to accomplish as a bride.  Joyce helped us find homes to rent to host our wedding on the beach, assisted with a realistic budget, provided quality vendors to choose from, and met with us prior to the wedding to walk through every tiny detail with her amazing assistant, Melanie!  You will not find anyone more personal or professional to plan your wedding.  Joyce has a very special gift - I watched her the day of my wedding as she directed vendors for set-up and she has clear direction and communication, but also has a unique talent in ensuring every single guest feels is treated like a friend and this is a time to celebrate and relax.  I also spoke to various vendors leading up to the day of the wedding and Joyce is tremendously respected by her peers in the industry.  This makes for a great cohesive team to ensure your wedding day is just magical - trust me, I watched it come to life for my special day! :)   Thank you to the Dream Weddings Riviera Maya team for making my wedding day so relaxing, memorable, and everything I have ever dreamed of!!
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JoD

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 quotes and any issues.   When we arrived in Mexico, we had a day with Joyce, having the blood tests, confirming the arrangements for the big day and also having the gorgeous food tasting, this really put our minds at ease and got us really excited for the wedding.   To anyone thinking of booking Joyce as your wedding planner do, you won't regret it, I would recommend her in a heartbeat.   I'm just sad it's all over now.
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tara0813

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 Beach Club staff and doing a delicious tasting of a special menu which accommodated our taste as well as the needs of our guests!   When we arrived we learned that there was a very high chance of rain on our wedding day but Joyce already had a backup plan in mind which put us right at ease.  Luckily the weather stayed beautiful, and we were able to take full advantage of the Grand Coral Beach Club. Our wedding was everything I thought it would be thanks to her!   I was very nervous planning from so far away, but Joyce and her team made it simple. I would absolutely recommend Dream Weddings to ANYONE looking to plan a wedding in the Riviera Maya area!   XOXO - Tara & Cody
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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 sessions.  She responded to her emails within a 24 hour period, and if she was doing a wedding, she would let me know and respond on that Sunday or Monday after the wedding was over.  My friends often complain to me that their wedding planner takes 2 weeks to get back to them.  That never happened with Joyce.  She was with me and supported me through all of my (many) freak out sessions, especially as we got closer to the wedding date.  She stayed calm and has the skills to talk anyone off the ledge fairly quickly.  She found all of my vendors and when I told her that I wanted to check out certain people, she would do it.  She never made us feel that we had to use only her vendors.  She did take pride in her vendors, which I think is important for a wedding planner and also reassuring to me that these were vendors hand picked by her and had a long history of success with her.  She even met with us when we came for a site visit a month ahead of time.  Our site visit was awesome.  She set up appointments with all of our vendors, shuttled us around Playa to meet with everyone and helped us make the best decision on our wedding details.  She is always on-time to every meeting.     While everything I said above is important, I have to say that Joyce and Melanie went above and beyond.  For the Indian ceremony, we had to have a very special set up for the altar and she worked with her vendors to make it happen.  She also found us a horse 30 days before the wedding from a reputable ranch in Mexico for a good price so that my new husband could come riding in on a white horse in Indian tradition.  I mean, come on!  She's awesome.   She also planned a rehearsal dinner for 108 people that went off flawlessly.  (Gotta thank Indigo Beach Club and Haidee for that as well).     Wedding:  The day went off without a hitch.  The transportation service she choose (Rutas) got all 108 guests to the venue on time and in one piece.  Joyce and Melanie were impeccably dressed, the site decor was phenomenal and everything went perfectly.  She kept us on time, kept me calm, and even led the parade of our guests for the traditional Indian welcoming of the groom.  Fantastic!  The venue she suggested was also great, the food was excellent and the lighting was spectacular.  She decorated the aisle and chairs exactly how I wanted it and even added her own "bride" and "groom" sign on our chairs.  She also gave me a list of vendors to pay, the tipping guide and then handled the vendor payments.  Her handling all of that was a huge relief and made our days go by so much easier.  She also was in charge of making sure we got a refund on the liquor we didn't use and she argued with the guys the day after the wedding to make sure they took back all un-used bottles and we got the maximum refund.      I can't thank her and Melanie enough for making my day so special.  I told her I wanted the theme of my wedding to be casual elegance, and she pulled it off.  Thank you Joyce and Melanie for handling everything so I could truly be in the moment at my wedding.  That, to me, is worth every penny and much much more that I spent for Joyce's services.   
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susan019

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 conversation, I knew she was the person for the job.   Joyce was super responsive .. usually within several hours she got back to me. She had recommendations for absolutely everything (hair, make-up, transport, mariachi, linens,etc), but didn't try to force/ pressure me to use the people she suggested. I used my own photographer and videographer, but used Joyce's vendors for everything else. We met Joyce 2 days before the wedding and had a great time with her and her assistant. We went with her and met/paid many of our vendors. I really happy that the vendors were small family run businesses and not big box stores. Joyce's assistant also brought a calculator to ensure that we were being charged the right prices and given a fair exchange as we had dollars, not pesos. There were no surprises and everything costed exactly the amount Joyce quoted me over email. We then went to view the venue and the staff knew Joyce very well, and we were treated like royalty. We met the chef that would be preparing our wedding meals and the food was amazing.   The day of the wedding was absolutely perfect. I brought a few things to be set up and everything was done exactly the way I asked. Joyce even added a few of her own decor items (like a "bride" and "groom" sign on the back of the chairs /  a "just married" banner over the dessert station) which was super appreciated! Joyce was there the entire time making sure everything was going well. Both my photographer and videographer commented on how much they enjoyed working with Joyce. She was quick when something needed to get done but was always calm and never appeared panicked or distressed.   I would recommend Joyce to anyone! By far, value for money, Joyce was the best investment we made into our wedding.
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Amberya17

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 hearing from her. Her responses were helpful, detailed and always cheerful. She's even better in person. When we arrived in Mexico, she took us out for a full day to meet every vendor and do our food tasting at the GCB. She's fun to be around, professional and really cares about making your experience amazing! She made the wedding planning fun and easy!

I'm quite the planner myself, so I couldn't help myself sourcing some of the vendors on my own. Joyce coordinated the venue, performers, DJ, lighting, furniture, flowers and linens. The vendors she recommended were spot on - amazing! Even with these vast message boards, I would not have come across most of them on my own as they are smaller local businesses. I did the photographer and transportation on my own. The transportation we ended up having problems with and even though Joyce hadn't booked them, she took it upon herself to help us sort out the issues we had as soon as possible without even asking for her help. We really appreciated it! If I could do it again, I would just have Joyce handle all the vendors - even if I could book them on my own, because then she handles all the communication and coordination. It's just worth it!

I could go on and on about what a wonderful job Joyce did. She was incredibly organized and diligent. She was a pleasure to be around. She made our wedding reception an absolute dream. She went out of her way to make everything perfect. 1 hour before she picked up the flowers, I asked her to add an extra corsage - no problem. The day of our pre-wedding meeting, I asked if she could drive us to the store to make some purchases - no problem. We want to extend the wedding reception 30 minutes because we're having so much fun - no problem. Rain was possible, so she spent the time to go through the entire rain plan with us, show us the back-up space and talk about any modifications that would need to be made in that space. We told her about our 86 & 88 year old grandmothers attending and she made their day by seeking them out and making sure they were comfortable and had everything they needed. They felt like the guests of honor! I brought tons of wedding props and she set everything up beautifully - using her judgment where necessary and packing everything for us at the end of the night.

I asked all my vendors how they enjoyed working with Joyce and they all raved about her. It's important that your wedding coordinator has a great reputation with the vendors so you get the best opportunities and service. Joyce is a wonderful person and a top wedding coordinator. I wish she was in New York, so I could use her for all my events. I highly recommend her. She will exceed your expectations too! If I ever have a need for an event planner in Mexico again, I'll definitely use Joyce.
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Tunesha3913

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 of my wedding day events. Everyone knows how challenging it is to keep a wedding plan on task.  But thanks to my fantastic wedding planner, Joyce Mnguni of Dream Weddings, my wedding day was flawless.

I got married in Riviera Maya, MX on March 9, 2013.  Joyce helped plan my wedding from beginning to end, which essentially kept my stress barometer down.  Whenever I had questions or concerns, she was always available and responsive to my needs.  She offers a wealth of knowledge on wedding ideas, locations, risks, and an endless amount of wedding resources for the Riviera Maya/Cancun, Mexico region.  Best of all, Joyce is able to work with all budgets, which was a sign of relief for me.  These were the things that initially caught my interest when I discovered her on BDW.  After our first Skype call, I was hooked and hired her immediately!  I'm very happy to have chosen her.

So Brides, if you're looking for a wedding planner who's trustworthy, passionate, supportive and down-to-earth with a warm personality and endless knowledge on weddings, Joyce is the best  choice.  She encompasses all of the skills necessary to make a "dream wedding" a reality; thus making her my "dream wedding planner".  I highly recommend her and her team!

If you have any questions about my experience, feel free to let me know.  I'm happy to give details.

-Blessed Bride                   ME & JOYCE AT MY RECEPTION!          
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Sara Sawyer

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 Grand Coral Beach Club which was absolutely perfect - the location was private and the water was even more blue (if that's even possible!).  The florist she used did an amazing job on the flowers.  They did a better job on my bouquet than the florist I used in the states for my bridal pictures.  The minister we had did an awesome job as well. Again, we could not have been more pleased with Joyce and I'm so thankful I made the decision to go with her.  I would recommend her to ANYONE!  Joyce - you are a doll and an absolute pleasure to work with! Thank you for making our day perfect!! Love, Sara & Tanner Patterson
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Michy Ferreyro

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 was not going to hire a wedding planner but I am so glad I did contract Joyce.  Without Joyce i would of not found many vendors and great prices .   THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING JOYCE !!!
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jlock11

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 hour. Communication is so important with a destination wedding and I only had one month to plan. Joyce made my day perfect and my dream wedding come true. Whatever you want she will make it happen I know this for sure.  You won't regret hiring her! 
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happilyeveraftr

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 wedding venues so close to my wedding date but I commend Joyce for how attentive and helpful she was helping me plan my wedding. I only have positives things to say about Joyce. She understands how difficult it is for a bride to try to plan a wedding in another country and she made it very easy to communicate with her always replying to my emails right away and giving her undivided attention to me. This made my wedding planning very stress free being a Canadian bride getting married in Mexico. She was always so cheerful when I spoke with her and offered her opinions but was respectful of what I wanted for the wedding. Her help was beneficial and the end results were fantastic I had an amazing wedding day I won't forget. Thank you Joyce for caring so much about what you do you're a great wedding planner and person overall. My wedding day was unforgettable and thanks to your help it was more magical than expected.
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Krystle Copulos

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. 
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klutz25

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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