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New Cabo Dreams bride needs help!

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Hi my name is Jennifer and me and my fiancé Matt are getting married at the Dreams Los Cabos resort on November 15, 2008.

 

After seeing all the stress and planning my sister (aka Bridezilla) went through with her wedding, I was determined to have a DW and was so excited when I booked Dreams.

 

Now I'm confused and am hoping that you fellow Dream brides can help... call me naive but I thought going into it with the Ultimate Wedding Package I would basically have everything taken care of. Now Yesica (who seems really sweet) is asking me what I'm be doing for a photographer, florist, decorations, cake, music ect. Isn't that includedhuh.gif What is and what do I need to book myself?? I feel alittle out of mt league!

 

Please help... I'm from Canada and it is not likely that I will get a chance to do a site vist and get all this figured our in person.

 

Thank you!!!

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Hey Jennifer, welcome to the forum!

 

According to the Dreams website this is what is included in the Ultimate package:

 

This package includes:

 

Services of Judge or Minister

Wedding organization and personalization of our wedding coordinator

Preparation and ironing of the wedding dress and grooms tuxedo/suit

Complimentary room for the groom the night before the wedding (based on availability)

Personal dressing assistant

Use of the wedding gazebo located in a romantic setting

Bride’s bouquet

Two boutonnieres and corsages for witnesses

Special Gold Wedding Dinner party (for 20 guests staying at the hotel)

Natural floral centerpiece for bride and groom’s dinner table

Natural floral centerpiece for ceremonial table

Wedding cake and sparkling wine for 20 guests

One hour Gold Cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres (for 20 guests staying at the hotel)

Special turn down service

Bride’s hairstyling for ceremony

Make-up application for bride

15% discount on all Spa treatments (Products not included)

50 full color photos and wedding album

Honeymoon Package

Late check-out for bride and groom (based on availability)

Gazebo décor - chairs with white covers, ceremonial table & red carpeted walkway

Live Mexican music trio (1 set)

Video of the ceremony (30 min. DVD edited)

Choice from either a Swedish massage, European facial or Salt Glow Body Scrub for two

 

So, it looks like there are some flowers included but maybe not for the whole ceremony. That's probably what she is referring to, as well as any other decorations you might want.

 

It seems there is a cake included as well so you might want to ask her about that. There are some brides that want to do their own thing about cakes though.

 

It does mention 50 photos and photo album but according to their website, photo packages are extra. I'd ask her exactly what's included. You may want to consider using a non-resort photographer though as typically the photo packages that resorts have, don't have that much to offer and the photos are typically more traditional. It all depends on what want with your photos. There are some very talented local photographers that many brides here have hired, and many brides will fly in a photographer they really like from the U.S. That may seem like an expensive option, but many times you can get more for your money even with the cost of travel. Just make sure you check out all your options and see what the resort has to offer, as well as local, and non-local photographers offer.

 

Good luck and happy planning!!

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welcome!! i am a dreams bride and the most recent were claudia, kate, angela so look for their reviews and pics...my review and pics are in my siggy.

 

check out this bridla faire we are planning at dreams June 2...you can use your 2 nights site visit for it (if you booked a group block): http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t13276

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your engagement! I'm a recent Dreams bride.. we did everything a'la carte because we chose to book many vendors on our own.. I know what you mean about it being confusing.. we had the idea that we'd just pick a package and show up but we wanted to make our wedding more personal with small details. I'm glad we did it the way we did. You can check out my review..link is on bottom of my siggy.

 

Jonathan is right.. have Yessica clarify exactly what's included. Keep your emails simple. I found that was the best way to get answers to your questions. Don't freak if it takes awhile to hear back.. some vendors are truly on "Mexican time".

 

You have plenty of time and truthfully if you wanted to make all your wedding decisions when you get to Mexico.. everything will still turn out perfect!

 

How many guests are you expecting?

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Hi Jennifer. Welcome and Congratulations! I'm in the process of planning my Dreams Los Cabos wedding too. Let me know if you need any help. This forum has a ton of ideas.

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It sounds like Yesica might think you are doing more of an a la carte approach. If you just tell her you want whatever Dreams provides that might help clear things up.

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Congratulations, and welcome. Poke around a bit, and I'm sure you'll find answers to so many of your questions.

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