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#1 danalovesdave

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    Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:06 PM

    Hello, Ladies! I am brand new to the destination wedding planning and am seeking some advice!!! I orginally had my heart set on a wedding at Fiesta Americana (my fiance, Dave, and I JUST got back from a week long vacation there and we fell in love with it...)with a small reception there, or at Puerto Vieja. After reading up on the blogs and going to the Dreams website, I'm wondering if would be less expensive for my guests to stay at Dreams vs. any other place. We have between 20-30 guests who might come. This is just an email to see how you all decided where you're having your wedding!!! Kind of silly, I know!! I've been in contact with a WC from Baja Weddings, and am waiting to hear back from someone at Dreams. Any thoughts on how you decided on your site would be appreciated!!

    Dana

    PS i tried to post a picture on here, but haven't been able to figure out how!

    #2 Jackie

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      Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:09 PM

      We definitly knew that all inclusive would be the way to go for our group of guests. For the way we eat and drink it will definitly be less expansive than a non all-inlusive resort.
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      #3 cheese_diva

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        Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:17 PM

        We choose Dreams Cabo after staying there in 2005. We found an all inclusive easier on our guests (they know the exact cost going into the trip) and it was very easy on our pocket books too.. we had a great experience as did others. (check out the reviews section and I have a link on my siggy.)
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        #4 Leia78

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          Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:31 PM

          I'm getting married this Oct. and chose Dreams as well. I felt that all-inclusive was the way to go...same reasons as the other girls.

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:48 PM

            It does depend on your guests.. ours were big drinkers. It's def better if you get the majority of your guests to stay at one spot.. the day pass per person at Dreams can get to be very expensive if you decide to pay for it. FYI.. some of your guests are going to balk at any prices you give them. Just find a place that you love (that's within your budget of course) and go with it.. You have to be ready for crabby people with any destination wedding.. have it somewhere that you and your FI love. Others will love it based on your enthusiasm.. otherwise they can stay home.. :)
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            #6 rodent

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              Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:55 PM

              I think an AI is just easier with a group.

              #7 Golden

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                Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:20 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by cheese_diva
                It does depend on your guests.. ours were big drinkers. It's def better if you get the majority of your guests to stay at one spot.. the day pass per person at Dreams can get to be very expensive if you decide to pay for it. FYI.. some of your guests are going to balk at any prices you give them. Just find a place that you love (that's within your budget of course) and go with it.. You have to be ready for crabby people with any destination wedding.. have it somewhere that you and your FI love. Others will love it based on your enthusiasm.. otherwise they can stay home.. :)
                Well Said, What is avg price per night to stay at dreams. Some of my guest ask me what is price diff

                #8 cheese_diva

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                  Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:23 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by kendra
                  Well Said, What is avg price per night to stay at dreams. Some of my guest ask me what is price diff
                  You should check with a TA or just go to their website and type in your dates.. a Travel Agent will almost always be able to get you a cheaper rate but that will give you comparison numbers.
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                  #9 Nene

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                    Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:53 AM

                    I heard you mention Baja Weddings-is that by any chance with Karla? Just a quick heads up I had a horrible experiance with her. As soon as we paid her a deposit I never really heard from her? I am not sure if she was over booked that month or what but it was terrible. In the end we got out money back...

                    #10 danalovesdave

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                      Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:57 PM

                      It wasn't Karla....but I think i've decided against using them as my Wedding Planners...everything they quoted me on seemed so expensive--it was hard for me to tell if that's just the way things are here or not...

                      When I emailed her about the expense, she rather rudely told me that's just how things are there, and that it's just as expensive for those who live on the island.

                      True or not, i'm going to examine some other outlets for a WC.




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