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HELLO LADIES!!!

 

I have been sitting back and reading this site from a distance for close to a year. I finally joined a few weeks ago and so I thought I'd go ahead and post...

 

I am a Dreams Cancun bride all set and ready to go for April 24, 2010. Right around the corner! We booked with Dreams about 6-7 months ago and have been working with Cecilia since then. Our wedding is in the gazebo and the reception will be on the terrace.

 

For now I just thought I would say hello but you might hear from me again if I need your help :-)

 

Oh, and for all of you with dates later than mine, I'm happy to help you out too!!!

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HELLO LADIES!!!

I have been sitting back and reading this site from a distance for close to a year. I finally joined a few weeks ago and so I thought I'd go ahead and post...

I am a Dreams Cancun bride all set and ready to go for April 24, 2010. Right around the corner! We booked with Dreams about 6-7 months ago and have been working with Cecilia since then. Our wedding is in the gazebo and the reception will be on the terrace.

For now I just thought I would say hello but you might hear from me again if I need your help :-)

Oh, and for all of you with dates later than mine, I'm happy to help you out too!!!
wow...less than 2 months away! be sure to post a review :)

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For the brides that got the ultimate wedding package it includes the chair covers for the ceremony but do they include the chair covers for the reception as well for free? Thanks Philly Bride for your help = )
yes the chair covers are included for the reception as well. if you bring your own chair sashes, they will use the same ones for the ceremony and reception, so you don't need to buy doubles.

thanks andim!!! thats just what i needed...now for conversions, how i wished i would've paid attention in class, lol. lucky for me, FI is british!!

welcome averagejane!!

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No problem! I will sure be happy to post a review with all the details for you.

 

I do have one question for any of you. I am trying to decide on DJ or no DJ. I had initially thought I would go with the DJ but now I am having second thoghts. We have been building playlists and such to give ot the DJ and since we are both into music we have pretty much the entire night of music planned out! I know I have read that a lot of the Dreams Brides have resorted to bringing their own BOSE docking station. How did that work? Was it loud enough? Also, what did you do about your first dance, garter toss, ect? I don't want to skip those things but to be honest that is the only thing that is making me want the DJ. Ideas? Suggestions?

 

Thanks a bunch!!!

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Well I didn't have a DJ, For two reasons...#1 I only had about 21 guests (3 of those were toddlers) & #2 I didn't realize I wanted one until it was a little too late for me and I couldn't afford it.

I had a DJ make me a bunch of CD's and I made playlists on my iPod. I didn't like it. I had to keep changing the music myself and I messed up on my cake cutting song. Plus I didnt buy a Bose, I bought another sound system and the way they set up my reception, it wasn't loud enough to carry over to where we were dancing. It jsut didn't work out for me

HOWEVER....I think it also depends on your group. If you have alot of friends going who like to party & dance, you should have no issues with everyone having funn and maybe you can have someone take over your music when you want to do the first dance & garter toss & etc....

Alot of people on here used iPods and LOVED it....So I really think alot of things will factor into it...

1. Do you have a big group?

2. Do you have a lot of Partiers?

3. Do you have a Bose? **I will say that my sounds system would have been loud enough if they didn't set my tables up in a circle with the music to the side. If they would have set the music up where we would be dancing, it may have worked***

 

If you can afford a DJ, my opinion would be to go for it...but if you want to save some money, bring your music :) Either way, it will be funn!

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Well I didn't have a DJ, For two reasons...#1 I only had about 21 guests (3 of those were toddlers) & #2 I didn't realize I wanted one until it was a little too late for me and I couldn't afford it.
I had a DJ make me a bunch of CD's and I made playlists on my iPod. I didn't like it. I had to keep changing the music myself and I messed up on my cake cutting song. Plus I didnt buy a Bose, I bought another sound system and the way they set up my reception, it wasn't loud enough to carry over to where we were dancing. It jsut didn't work out for me
HOWEVER....I think it also depends on your group. If you have alot of friends going who like to party & dance, you should have no issues with everyone having funn and maybe you can have someone take over your music when you want to do the first dance & garter toss & etc....
Alot of people on here used iPods and LOVED it....So I really think alot of things will factor into it...
1. Do you have a big group?
2. Do you have a lot of Partiers?
3. Do you have a Bose? **I will say that my sounds system would have been loud enough if they didn't set my tables up in a circle with the music to the side. If they would have set the music up where we would be dancing, it may have worked***

If you can afford a DJ, my opinion would be to go for it...but if you want to save some money, bring your music :) Either way, it will be funn!
Thank you for the advice on this. I am thinking about skipping the DJ, but I'm hoping to find out how many people we having coming first. It makes total sense depending on the number/people I have there. My FI loves to dance so I'm sure he'd love the idea of a DJ!

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We are 99% sure we are going to take the DJ, we are only having a small wedding (around 20 people) but most of us enjoy dancing and we all will probably have a drink and a dance. We figured its not too much fun to have to try and change the Ipod etc, we just want to relax and we think the DJ will help a bit like a master of ceremonies, annouce the speeches, first dance, cake cutting etc. Evening though its a small inimate group I think he will help keep it organised and give the evening a bit more ambience...... just my opion though but we figure we will probably get the DJ...

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Hey ladies I just wanted to update about the spa...definately book now bc I just got the reply for my times, etc. So for four hair apts, one make-up apt, and 5 polish change apts (just in case we've chipped anything) we are starting at 11 am to be ready by 3 pm. There will be 5 of us getting ready, but they can only do 2 people at a time for each thing. I wanted to give my girls, mom, and FMIL a mani/pedi the day off but there is not enough time. I can't imagine if there was another wedding the same day or if we were getting married during high season!!

 

btw I also went ahead and booked the couples massage that you get with the Ultimate package. We booked for the next day, we're going to have breakfast in bed, then the massage at 3 at the palapas on the beach!! :)

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btw I also went ahead and booked the couples massage that you get with the Ultimate package. We booked for the next day, we're going to have breakfast in bed, then the massage at 3 at the palapas on the beach!! :)

The Couples Massage was really good :) It's so relaxing & peacefull...We loved it!

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Has anyone ever celebrated in the ballroom? I know...it seems kind of a waste given the natural beauty there...but I was just thinking in terms of comfort for the elderly family members in our group that may not appreciate sand. (Our group is too big for the club terrace).

 

Has anyone actually seen this ballroom on a site visit? It doesn't look like it even has windows or a terrace in the 2 pics I found.

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