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Hello everyone,

 

My fiance and I are leaving for Cancun on Wednesday the 4th for our wedding on the 7th at Dreams. Just wanted to get any last minute advise on items we should bring, transfers, customs, and whatever helpful information you have to offer. Thank you

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I used Amstar as my transportation. If you call the hotel they can set it up for you. It was very convenient we had private transport and did not have to have other people in the car/ or other stops. That being said it was a flat rate for up to 6 people.
 

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Originally Posted by kebrickles View Post

 

Hello everyone,

 

My fiance and I are leaving for Cancun on Wednesday the 4th for our wedding on the 7th at Dreams. Just wanted to get any last minute advise on items we should bring, transfers, customs, and whatever helpful information you have to offer. Thank you

 

You may have already seen these things, but in case not:

- transfers:  all of the transfer companies are located outside.  So after you go through customs you have walk down a hallway to get outside that is lined with people trying to talk to you - do not talk to these people as they will try and sell you time shares.  Just keep moving, look stratight ahead and ignore them.

- customs:  there is a $300 max per person of non-personal goods (like clothing) that you are allowed to bring into the country.  The customs agent might ask you the value of the wedding stuff you are bringing with you (like decorations or OOT bags or favors), if you say more than $600 for you and your fiance - then they will search your bags and try to make you pay a tax.  The best thing you can do is have receipts to show that the value of the items is less than $600.

- think about how much you will be out in the sun on your wedding day (ceremony, pictures, etc) and think about whether you will need sunscreen on

 

That is what I can think of for now.  Have a blast and enjoy your big day!

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Leigh

Thanks for all your information on your post. If you do not realize but you are truly full of the best info on this thread.

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Originally Posted by leigh2011 View Post

 

 

You may have already seen these things, but in case not:

- transfers:  all of the transfer companies are located outside.  So after you go through customs you have walk down a hallway to get outside that is lined with people trying to talk to you - do not talk to these people as they will try and sell you time shares.  Just keep moving, look stratight ahead and ignore them.

- customs:  there is a $300 max per person of non-personal goods (like clothing) that you are allowed to bring into the country.  The customs agent might ask you the value of the wedding stuff you are bringing with you (like decorations or OOT bags or favors), if you say more than $600 for you and your fiance - then they will search your bags and try to make you pay a tax.  The best thing you can do is have receipts to show that the value of the items is less than $600.

- think about how much you will be out in the sun on your wedding day (ceremony, pictures, etc) and think about whether you will need sunscreen on

 

That is what I can think of for now.  Have a blast and enjoy your big day!

Leigh, Thank you for posting this! You are always so helpful! :)

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Thanks ladies - glad to know I am helping.  I check this thread a few times during the week, but I don't log in on the weekends - so if you need anything you can send me a PM and that will trigger an email to be sent to my phone.

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Leigh, I remember reading you did a photobook as your guestbook? How did that work out? Did a lot of people write in it? I made one for my guestbook, and I'm not sure how it will go over. I loved your pictures by the way. They are all beautiful!!!

 

Best , Ali

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Originally Posted by Alina8706 View Post

 

Leigh, I remember reading you did a photobook as your guestbook? How did that work out? Did a lot of people write in it? I made one for my guestbook, and I'm not sure how it will go over. I loved your pictures by the way. They are all beautiful!!!

 

Best , Ali

 

Thanks Ali.  I had the guest book put out at the cocktail hour and I believe most everyone wrote in it.  It might be a good idea to ask one friend or family member to walk around at some point during the cocktail hour and just remind people to write a message.  I think the photo book as a guest book worked well - though I do have to say that my small group (only ~27 people) didn't take up many pages of the book.  I know that I would never again look at a regular guest book, so I think the photo book is the best bet for it to ever be taken out of a box in the future.

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So I have a question for all the ladies who have been married at the Dreams.....

 

When it came to the extras (and the taxes) did everything seem to add up very quickly and be very high?

 

If so, How did you cut costs. Also I am worried about the amount of guests we invited? I thought my budget would be ok but looking with the taxes and add ons (additional alcohol) I think I have sent out to many Save the Dates.

 

What percentage of the people you invited come to the wedding?

 

Thanks for all your time and patience ladies (im starting to get a little nervous)

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Originally Posted by Alina8706 View Post

So I have a question for all the ladies who have been married at the Dreams.....

 

When it came to the extras (and the taxes) did everything seem to add up very quickly and be very high?

 

If so, How did you cut costs. Also I am worried about the amount of guests we invited? I thought my budget would be ok but looking with the taxes and add ons (additional alcohol) I think I have sent out to many Save the Dates.

 

What percentage of the people you invited come to the wedding?

 

Thanks for all your time and patience ladies (im starting to get a little nervous)

 Don't be nervous at all. Their are alot of things you can do to save money. Centerpieces you can be very creative and bring stuff on your own. I used fake orchids that were submerged in water and no one could tell they were not real. I am very picky and have always thought fake flowers were cheesey. Dunny enough they looked amazing. I printed out menu cards on my own to brighten up the tables since I could not afford colored napkins and tablecloths. I went with the white ones and did menu cards, and starfish place cards. It loooked sooo gorgoeus. Also I did opt to buy the chair bows but if you bought them online you could save a ton. Claudia and the wedding coordinator are so very helpful and will allow you to swich out things. For instance the sound system was I think $180 an hour and I switched out the Mariochi band for the sound system. The wedding package I paid for included having that band at our wedding reception. I was so happy she let me do that. You really need that sound system but it was just so pricey. Another thing that helped us save money was the desert that came with the package..I asked that instead of serving the desert if they could just make the wedding cake that came with my package larger. They did and it looked beautiful and I did not pay extra. I will attach some pics of the centerpieces etc etc. If you need any help with anything just pm me.

As far as people coming a lot of people will shy away due to the pricing. Don't panic yet till you get full commitments. We asked our guests to give us a 100% commitment 8 months prior so that we could plan accordingly financially. They all understood and we had less than we thought. It will all work out well.

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