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Dreams Cancun - Questions for those married here!

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Try to remain calm - deep breaths.  In the days leading up to my wedding (10 day forecast), the weather went from perfect to stormy back to perfect.  Don't even trust the forecast until 2-3 days out.  You know how much your local forecast can change, so you can imagine a tropical forecast is even more variable.

 

Originally Posted by jana297 View Post

Trying really hard not to freak out. The weather in Cancun for my wedding is Thunderstorms and more clouds than sun! I am soooooo bummed.



 

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Hmm...no cheat sheet but I can tell you what I know of and maybe other brides can add onto my list based on the Ultimate Package:

 

- I switched photographer for gazebo decor (4 floral corsages) which can then be used as reception centerpieces

- I switched 2x corsages + 2x bouts (because our ceremony wasn't formal enough for that) for my MOH's bouquet

- I have heard several times that you can swap out the cocktail hour (for 20 ppl) for an extra 10 ppl at the reception

 

Originally Posted by beachwed2013 View Post

Does anyone have a cheat sheet typed of all the items on this thread/items you can switch out?



 

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How quickly did you get a confirmation of your deposit after you gave them your credit card info? They've had mine for almost 2 months and haven't confirmed I've secured my date! Claudia said that accounting processes the payment, and my wedding is >1 year away so I'm sure it's not "priority" but I still would like to know I have the date secured!

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Call them. It is not fair they have not confirmed when they have your money
 

Originally Posted by janine837 View Post

How quickly did you get a confirmation of your deposit after you gave them your credit card info? They've had mine for almost 2 months and haven't confirmed I've secured my date! Claudia said that accounting processes the payment, and my wedding is >1 year away so I'm sure it's not "priority" but I still would like to know I have the date secured!



 

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Originally Posted by janine837 View Post

 

How quickly did you get a confirmation of your deposit after you gave them your credit card info? They've had mine for almost 2 months and haven't confirmed I've secured my date! Claudia said that accounting processes the payment, and my wedding is >1 year away so I'm sure it's not "priority" but I still would like to know I have the date secured!

If your greater than 1 year away they havent charged you yet because they havent SET the prices for the 2013 Wedding Year. I am working with Cecilia and am going out in 3 weeks, and she confirmed they have not Confirmed/set prices for the packages. She didnt take my Credit Card at all, but she DID guarantee my date/location and time.

 

Best of luck.

 

 

 

Originally Posted by jana297 View Post

 

 

Call them. It is not fair they have not confirmed when they have your money

 

 

 

 

 

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Lasdies I have quite the nightmare on hand! I made some last minute menu cards and I only have 4 days before I leave. I made all 26 of them and thern realized I spelled them wrong. Trying not to panick. I sure hope everyone is buzzed enough and does not notice.

 

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Thank you for this thoughtful tip.  My destination wedding is at Dreams Cancun in October 2012.  I AM VERY NERVOUS.  I coordinate weddings in the states and the thought of not being there to coordinate my own until four day before is killing me. 

 

Can anyone tell me the best location to have there reception.  We are getting married at 3pm Ultimate Wedding package 1 hour cocktail and then the dinner reception.  I am afraid that if we do the beach it will not be properly lit.

 

Also, can anyone tell me if this will be a traditional wedding reception...ie first dance, cutting the cake, DANCING lol.

 

Any tips to ensure this happens?

 

Best Regards

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The reception location is certainly a matter of preference, but I loved having it on Himitsu beach.  If you check out my wedding photo album in my signature, you can see some pictures of how the beach is lit when it is dark out.  I got married in November, so sunset was just after 5pm (the time change in Mexico was in late October - they change before the US does).  My ceremony was at 4:30pm, cocktail hour at 5:30-6:30, and reception after 6:30pm.

 

The wedding reception can be anything you want it to be.  They definitely expect for you to have a first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, toasts, cake cutting, garter & bouquet tosses and dancing.  However, you can feel free to add anything you want or omit anything.  If you use a Dreams DJ you will have contact with them in the months leading up to your wedding so you can provide them a song list and let them know what you want.  For instance, we only had one unmarried female guest over the age of 3 (and she was already engaged) so we omitted the bouquet toss.  There were 2 unmarried men (one being the fiance) so we omitted the garter toss as well.

 

Hope that helps.
 

Originally Posted by mrsgraham2012 View Post

Thank you for this thoughtful tip.  My destination wedding is at Dreams Cancun in October 2012.  I AM VERY NERVOUS.  I coordinate weddings in the states and the thought of not being there to coordinate my own until four day before is killing me. 

 

Can anyone tell me the best location to have there reception.  We are getting married at 3pm Ultimate Wedding package 1 hour cocktail and then the dinner reception.  I am afraid that if we do the beach it will not be properly lit.

 

Also, can anyone tell me if this will be a traditional wedding reception...ie first dance, cutting the cake, DANCING lol.

 

Any tips to ensure this happens?

 

Best Regards



 

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Leigh2011

 

First and foremost let me say THANK YOU.  I forwarded your preparation thread to my MOH.  You really penned the sentiments and visons for my own day.  Since joining and reading this forum I have emailed Cecilia to reserve the  Himitsu Beach and also requested a list of DJ's.  So far we have 17 confirmed traveling with us with a possible 8 more so I'm preparring for 25 guest.  Not sure aobut the formal menu's and formal table settings.  From the resort pictures that appear to do a decent job.  Can you elaborate?  Also could you tell me; the lighting on the beach, was that an additional cost?  And was you DJ used for the ceremony ie music while your guest waited and the reception the same, or is the ala carte, e.g. rent the sound system for the ceremony and then hire the DJ.

 

I really appreciate your time.

 

Kind Regards

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