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Originally Posted by briannarae23 View Post

 

Hi everyone!! I am a  (future) dreams cancun bride!! we are getting married on april 28, 2011.  Just getting started in the wedding process and there is so much good information on here!! we are definately on a tight budget; my most important details are PICTURES and FLOWERS.  I am bringing the chair bows and flower petals for the aisle and  I am thinking of getting my flowers from wedideas - anyone ever used them?  she gave me a great quote on the bouquet inspiration pic i sent her.

 

 

 

 

 We are bringing a photog from  home (my only splurge of the entire wedding) - but i figure pictures are the only thing i will have left when its all over (that and my flowers loL)

I am having around 30 guests - has anyone not had a reception??  I think the theme i am going with here is laid back - and i really can't see spending 2000$ on basically food.  Have you ever heard of anyone just doing the ceremony (at the gazebo), having a toast, and cake (bring cake boxes so they can take it back with them) right after the ceremony, doing group pictures, then telling everyone to go eat and meet us back at one of the bars a few hours later?  we would go take pics and then eat with our bridal party at one of the restaurants?  i dunno - as i said i am just having a really hard time justifying buying one of the wedding packages for 2K - just so everyone can have dinner.

 

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Welcome!! We are going to dreams on April 4th for our site visit! I am bummed we won't get to have a drinkl together!! Sounds like you have alot of things under control! You are the bride and it is your day so you do what fits your budget and what you want.

 

Just a thought, the packages actuially are a pretty good deal. I have no idea if you have seen the photographers work or not. his work is the most amazing I have ever seen. His name is Juan Navarro. His blog has amazing photos posted on it daily. http://www.juanphotos.com/ 

 

I hear Claudia switches things out in her package so maybe if you didn't take the photography you could add 10 more people for the food etc etc..I would email Claudia and tell her of your financial plight or call her and don't let them put you in her voicemail.

 

Or again, it is your wedding. If all you want is the ceremony...than go for it!

 

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Originally Posted by clgriffi7 View Post

 

mrs.timpone - you made a gorgeous bride!  I agree that your hair was perfect - as was your dress, jewelry, and hair flower :-)  Congratulations!

Thank you :)    The salon at dreams did an amazing job much better than I expected! I was pretty nervous as you can imagine but they did awesome!

 

 

 

Originally Posted by briannarae23 View Post

 

Hi everyone!! I am a  (future) dreams cancun bride!! we are getting married on april 28, 2011.  Just getting started in the wedding process and there is so much good information on here!! we are definately on a tight budget; my most important details are PICTURES and FLOWERS.  I am bringing the chair bows and flower petals for the aisle and  I am thinking of getting my flowers from wedideas - anyone ever used them?  she gave me a great quote on the bouquet inspiration pic i sent her.

 

 

 

 

 We are bringing a photog from  home (my only splurge of the entire wedding) - but i figure pictures are the only thing i will have left when its all over (that and my flowers loL)

I am having around 30 guests - has anyone not had a reception??  I think the theme i am going with here is laid back - and i really can't see spending 2000$ on basically food.  Have you ever heard of anyone just doing the ceremony (at the gazebo), having a toast, and cake (bring cake boxes so they can take it back with them) right after the ceremony, doing group pictures, then telling everyone to go eat and meet us back at one of the bars a few hours later?  we would go take pics and then eat with our bridal party at one of the restaurants?  i dunno - as i said i am just having a really hard time justifying buying one of the wedding packages for 2K - just so everyone can have dinner.

 

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Brianna, In my opinion, not having a reception would be a huge mistake!! Our reception was the highlight of our night!   If you would like to cut corners I would think about maybe opting for no cocktail hour and trading the cost for the extra guest at the wedding. That is what we did, we traded the cocktail hour for 10 extra guest (we had 40 total)  Claudia allowed us to trade the cocktail hour for the extra guest and saved us around $900.  Instead of the cocktail hour all of our guest hung out at one of the bars while we took our pictures and they were all fine with that.  But I agree your guest have travelled so far and spent $$ the reception is sort of a thank you to them. Plus who wouldnt want to party and dance the night away with all your closest and most loved friends!! thats the reason we chose a destination wedding right?! :) 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by chipotle99 View Post

 

mrs. Timpone,

I LOVE your HAIR!!!!! Are those extensions??? Please do share, I would kill to have that hair on my wedding day, thinking about Jessica Simpson extensions...

 

Yessss girl I bought me some hair! haha I knew the look i wanted and I knew I wasnt going to get it with my hair so I purchased some clip in extensions and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out! Plus not I have the clip ins for future events ( i use them all the time now!)

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Anyone know how much time you get Juan for photos with the Dream Ultimate Package? Also how much is it for an upgrade that includes the CD? Thanks for the help!!!

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Originally Posted by jana297 View Post

 

Anyone know how much time you get Juan for photos with the Dream Ultimate Package? Also how much is it for an upgrade that includes the CD? Thanks for the help!!!

 

 

You get about 90 minutes with him & we paid 300 for the CD's...there were 3 CD's with hundreds of pics.

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mrs. timpone-

I LOVE your hair and flower! Now that I know the salon did your hair and that you have extensions...I am dying to know.... Did the hotel do your flowers and hair flower? Did you ask for something specific?? I am a May bride and I'm finally just getting some things worked out cheesy.gif

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Originally Posted by tiffanyan02 View Post

 

mrs. timpone-

I LOVE your hair and flower! Now that I know the salon did your hair and that you have extensions...I am dying to know.... Did the hotel do your flowers and hair flower? Did you ask for something specific?? I am a May bride and I'm finally just getting some things worked out cheesy.gif

 

Thank you :)

 

My flowers were silk flowers from sharonnagassar.com They came out beautiful I loved them.   And funny enough my hair flower came from Claires!  I searched and searched for months for the perfect hair flower then one day 2 days before we left for Cancun I was in the mall and stopped by a Claire's store and Voila! Found it. smile29.gif

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Originally Posted by mrs.timpone View Post




Thank you :)

 

My flowers were silk flowers from sharonnagassar.com They came out beautiful I loved them.   And funny enough my hair flower came from Claires!  I searched and searched for months for the perfect hair flower then one day 2 days before we left for Cancun I was in the mall and stopped by a Claire's store and Voila! Found it. smile29.gif



oh my goodness, we really had such similar weddings!!! i got my hair flower at clairs too, lol!! great minds think alike!

 

Briannarae23 ...I would definately find a way to have a reception.  we had soooooo much fun eating together and dancing the night away, and it was our way of thanking our guests for spending their time and money to come celebrate our wedding.  it might come off as a little rude if you just tell everyone to go eat and meet up later that night.  maybe you could do a semi-private dinner at one of the restaurants like we did for our welcome dinner.  we were charged $15 per person (including tax and tip) and still had tables set up for all of us to sit together.  i chose the entire menu for that night b/c i wanted to print cute menus, but claudia told me i could chose the main entree and each guest could chose the app and desert they wanted.  you wouldnt be able to have a dj or dancing in this case, but you could always go to the little club after dinner and party.  our actual wedding reception ended at nine and everyone went upstairs to change and we all met up at the club and partied till 2am, we had a blast!!

 

jana...the package calls for 90 mins to 2 hours,  i emailed juan directly before the wedding and he agreed to come to my room 30 mins before the ceremony to take some "getting ready" pics.  DH and I decided to add 2 hours to the package and we're extremely glad we did this!! we ended up with 150 printed pics and over 1200 on our cds!  they are AMAZING!!!

 

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