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i am currently freaking out because our travel agent now says she cannot get more than 8 (EIGHT!!!) of the regular deluxe (i.e. cheapest) rooms at Dreams for our guests during our wedding week. our wedding isn't until may 28th of next year, and already everything is sold out!?! wtf? our guests can't exactly afford all sorts of upgrades just to be able to get a room! (and we are pissed off because we offered to put deposits down a few months ago in order to hold rooms and our TA said it wasn't necessary!)

 

and don't get me started on airfare, which is currently almost $1000 PER PERSON from Philadelphia!!! Oh of course we could just have connecting flights to bring the price down, but the nonstop flight was one of the main reasons we chose cancun mexico to begin with! or we could fly from newark, nj or nyc and it's cheaper but our guests would have to travel 1 1/2 - 2 hours just to get to the airport (which is the reason we didn't chose tulum or even jamaica ... wanted to avoid long land transportation)! wtf? we are just screwed, and no one is going to be able to come to our wedding!

 

*remind self to just breathe*

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not to be a post whore, but ALSO ...

 

we got our contract from claudia ... we requested a 4pm ceremony, which is noted on the contract, but then she has our cocktail hour listed as 7-8pm, and reception 8-11pm! why the 3 hour lag time between ceremony and cocktails? that's ridiculous! is that the only time they do receptions on the terrace or something?

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not to be a post whore, but ALSO ...

we got our contract from claudia ... we requested a 4pm ceremony, which is noted on the contract, but then she has our cocktail hour listed as 7-8pm, and reception 8-11pm! why the 3 hour lag time between ceremony and cocktails? that's ridiculous! is that the only time they do receptions on the terrace or something?
I would ask her about that, she may have just punched in the wrong numbers, because that seems silly.

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not to be a post whore, but ALSO ...

we got our contract from claudia ... we requested a 4pm ceremony, which is noted on the contract, but then she has our cocktail hour listed as 7-8pm, and reception 8-11pm! why the 3 hour lag time between ceremony and cocktails? that's ridiculous! is that the only time they do receptions on the terrace or something?
That has got to be wrong!! Contact her and ask her - no way is that right.

I'd also contact the hotel direct and see if you can get the cheaper rooms or try a diff TA

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I would ask her about that, she may have just punched in the wrong numbers, because that seems silly.
yeah i figured it just had to be wrong and wasn't too worried, except for the fact that my wedding is in may so there might be more than one wedding that day. i'm definitely going to get the times all straightened out immediately!

thanks again, jill, for your insight on the room issue. for everyone else's benefit here, according to jill (who is a TA), it's pretty typical for a TA to only be able to get a limited number of each category of rooms (and she actually said 8 was a lot!), especially if you're going during a peak season, which we are. so tell your guests to book as early as possible ... latecomers are going to likely run out of cheap options!

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Hi everyone, so I emailed Claudia today about my centerpieces and she quoted me $200.00 per piece....is she crazy? voodoo.gifvoodoo.gif my Gosh, I almost fell off my chair when I read that...I know I read somewhere the name of a flower shop in cancun that can possibly cater to dreams? Would it be possible to have someone make my centerpieces like a flower shop and bring them in? Or does anyone have the telephone number to that shop? $200- is seriously way outta my budget.. Here is a pic of my centerpieces

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Yeah that's insane. I plan on taking my stuff down there cause I don't think I'm going to be needing that many tables and mine aren't going to be big.

I'm quite sure someone has that contact info on here somewhere.

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i am currently freaking out because our travel agent now says she cannot get more than 8 (EIGHT!!!) of the regular deluxe (i.e. cheapest) rooms at Dreams for our guests during our wedding week. our wedding isn't until may 28th of next year, and already everything is sold out!?! wtf? our guests can't exactly afford all sorts of upgrades just to be able to get a room! (and we are pissed off because we offered to put deposits down a few months ago in order to hold rooms and our TA said it wasn't necessary!)
They don't have that many 'basic' rooms because with the Dolphinarium that is there, they became choice rooms in the pyramid. Our guests really enjoying stepping out of their rooms and sitting on their balconies to watch the dolphins.

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Yeah that's insane. I plan on taking my stuff down there cause I don't think I'm going to be needing that many tables and mine aren't going to be big.
I'm quite sure someone has that contact info on here somewhere.
Depending on your table setup, I would not advise you to have anything too big. You want your guests to be able to talk to each other over dinner and the table may get full of plates and glasses anyway. We only had flower centerpieces, some scattered petals, table numbers and the name tags with Maracas and it seems like enough. We had the round table setup.

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Yeah, I wanted something along the lines of what you had, just pedals on the table and a flower certerpiece. Just something simple.

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Yeah, I wanted something along the lines of what you had, just pedals on the table and a flower certerpiece. Just something simple.

I exchanged the flowers at the gazebo table (since we didn't have one) and the head table for some of the table centerpieces.

The petals were fake I got from Petalgarden.com. Wanted to line the walkway, but it was way too windy there. Petalgarden has a wide variety of colours and fast delivery.

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