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When we first checked in they put us next door to my husband's parents which would not work out. We requested that we be moved but all that was available was double beds in the preferred tower and it was $90/night for an upgrade. We had 20 rooms booked under our group for the wedding so I was a little ticked they were charging but we were moving regardless. When we talked to the WC she couldn't do anything about the charge but she did move us back to an ocean front honeymoon suite with a king size bed. It ended up working out but we are still not happy with the charge.... 

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Hi fellow brides!  I'm getting in married at a nearby resort April 6th, but I'm hoping to find another bride getting married April 4th, 7th, or 8th who still needs a photographer.  I'm planning on bringing Sara Gray but she said that if I can find another wedding for her to shoot while she's in Mexico then she'll give us both a great deal.  PM me if you want more details!  http://www.saragrayphotography.com/ She's been featured on some of my favorite blogs...style me pretty, wedding chicks, grey likes weddings, etc

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I'm back ladies, I will try to write a good review this week when I get time.  Leigh I too had a great time at Dreams but mistakes were certainly made at my wedding.  I did do the legal cermony and everything went well. They come to your room for the blood tests, it's really easy. The resort is perfect especially for a wedding but ladies just know that mistakes can happen. I had a few but overall the trip was great. I was told that they had 40 weddings in 30 days so it is busy there. It was really hard for me to come back home to say the least.  Staff was great! The photographer from the resort  is really good. You won't be dissappointed if you use Daniel.  I cannot say enough good things about him. I will write some more tomorrow. 

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Congratulations!  I am so glad that you too were able to overcome any issues (which I am interested in hearing) and enjoy your wedding. 

 

I saw several brides checking out their photos at the photo station and I don't think I saw any that weren't fantastic.  I am not sure how many photographers they have (assuming Daniel has a bit of help), but I don't think you could go wrong with any of them.

 

Originally Posted by hairdos11 View Post

I'm back ladies, I will try to write a good review this week when I get time.  Leigh I too had a great time at Dreams but mistakes were certainly made at my wedding.  I did do the legal cermony and everything went well. They come to your room for the blood tests, it's really easy. The resort is perfect especially for a wedding but ladies just know that mistakes can happen. I had a few but overall the trip was great. I was told that they had 40 weddings in 30 days so it is busy there. It was really hard for me to come back home to say the least.  Staff was great! The photographer from the resort  is really good. You won't be dissappointed if you use Daniel.  I cannot say enough good things about him. I will write some more tomorrow. 



 

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I will still write a long review but just say a few things real quick. First we had bought the Ultimate package but only had 13 guests total including us.  I talked with Claudia before paying and asked that since we have less then 20 guests and 3 of them weren't staying at the hotel could she include them so we would not have to pay for the day pass.  She said yes, but the day of the wedding she had our guests pay and I was not around so I had to try to work that out later on after hearing about it.  Some confusion I guess! Two of the guests paid with their credit card so hopefully they applied it back on because I didn't want any of my guest to have to pay for the day pass.  Next we paid for the sound system $199, it cut in and out a few times when walking down and when my bridesbaid were leaving. Not good when you pay that much! When we had our cocktail hour the caribean band was playing but another wedding was going on and played over their wedding music. I am so sorry to whomever that bride was.  They stopped when she walked down the aisle but I was thinking they should of set that up so the band could play for our dinner.  I was not aware what time the other wedding were so again feel like Claudia should of stepped in to change that. Our dinner was suppose to be on the beach but was moved to the terrance due to the wind.  They did a great job with that and I have no complaints about that or the food.  Claudia did let me exchange my centerpieces for the table for flowers for my two bridesmaids.  She gave me vases for them and we just used them for the dinner table afterwards and it worked out great because we had one long table.  Like I said minor mistakes but very frustrating! Honestly I would go back and I feel like I picked the perfect resort for the wedding, no regrets there at all. There is alot for everyone to do there.  I saw weddings everyday some smal and some big, I still stayed within my budget which is a big plus for me.  So glad I used the photographers there, again I could go on and on about Daniel and how professional he was and how great he treated my family.  His work is good and I will post pics this week. He did our wedding and trash the dress which I'm so glad I did because it wasso mch fun.  I did the sand cermony which I loved, they supplied the writing and my niece read it (forgot ours at home of course).  Our ipod locked up and we couldn't get to our music (really stressful beacuse it worked days before the wedding and of course the day after the wedding) but they helped us out with music.  Wasn't perfect but things can and do go wrong.  One more quick tip, I choose not to write my own vows but looking back I wished I would of listened to my husband and just did it.  Otherwise they just give you a card to read from that is very short, not really romantic.  Planning a wedding is hard and you never know what to expect especially being so far away. I miss Cancun so much.  I came home to the cold and after 8 nights of the ocean it's depressing I must say!  I will write a good review because the resort itself is just that great. The staff was so great to my family and friends.  I travel enough and you just don't get that everywhere.  I went shopping, did excursions in cancun, went to Desires the club that is included, tried all the restraunts (mexican too) and tried the hotel activities so I have alot to still say about this place.  Thanks for letting me share!

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The photos are awesome!! Absolutely stunning- thanks for sharing!

Originally Posted by leigh2011 View Post

Here are a few of mine that I grabbed with screen shots from my photographer's client gallery.  Can you tell I am not getting much done at work?!

 

Pre-ceremony pics (including one from first look):

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Ceremony pics:

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Post-ceremony pics:

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Reception pics:

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TTD pics:

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I believe Juan Navarro is the in house photographer, or used to be but is still affiliated in some way with the resort - I really liked what other brides had to say about him so I am using him as he knows where to get all the good pics at the resort.

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I just did a site visit and while the hotel is not the most super modern resort  it is clean,comfortable and the staff is amazing.....plus it is very budget friendly. I wanted a place that was affordable so my guests would not have to spend an arm and a leg to see us get married and I believe that we made the right decision with Dreams Cancun.

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