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#1 jljespersen

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    Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:33 PM

    Hi my name is Jennifer and me and my fianc© 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 included 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!!!

    #2 jthrasher

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      Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:02 PM

      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 d©cor - 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!!

      #3 TammyWright


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      Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:06 PM

      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.

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      #4 cheese_diva

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        Posted 19 January 2008 - 09:20 PM

        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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        #5 Leia78

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          Posted 19 January 2008 - 09:23 PM

          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.

          #6 -Kate-

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            Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:38 AM

            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.

            #7 becks



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            Posted 20 January 2008 - 07:11 PM

            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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            #8 Spazz

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              Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:54 PM

              to the forum! You will find tons of ideas and advice here. Happy planning!!!

              #9 Carolena7

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                Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:22 PM

                Welcome to the forum!!

                #10 Jenn3878

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                  Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:54 PM

                  to the forum! Happy Planning!

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