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#1821 Kat81

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    Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:53 PM

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    You 2 are giving me great ideas for possible "accidents" for you know who lmfao
    HA HA HA anything for you

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    Originally Posted by highheels
    I finally got my final RSVP back and even though the 2 couples were 95% sure they were coming- they are not. So that brings my guest total to only 16. I had originally stated I wanted the Ultimate Package but that is for 20 people. Does anyone know if I have any other options other than what is listed on the Dreams website? I have read from a previous post that it is better to get a package because everything separately really adds up. But I am only having 16 people, I am bringing my own centerpieces and don't need any of the gazebo d©cor (with the exception of the chair covers) so I am torn. I just wish I had some more options to choose from. OK sorry for rambling on.

    Did anyone opt to do something other than the packages posted on the Dreams site?
    I bet once you get there you could talk to her about "comping" you for the four people you won't have. Say each person is an extra 60 bucks then you have about 240 bucks to bargain with. Maybe get your sound system for the ceremony.

    #1822 dmarie17

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      Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:55 PM

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      Originally Posted by Tony&Jessica
      Hi everyone!!! Kat, your photos are beautiful!!!

      I have a few questions, I've read MOST of the forum and I don't know if these have come up...sorry if they are repeats!!

      -Did anyone need a handicapped room? One of my guests has a really difficult time getting around, and we were thinking of booking a handicapped room...I've been waiting FOREVER for Dreams to get me a picture of what they look like. (On that same note, how difficult would it be for a person with difficulty walking to get around Dreams?)

      -We're trying to do a live webcam feed for people who aren't able to make it. Dreams says that they'll have it up and running by April of '09...but has anyone else been able to pull it off? How did you do it?

      -A few travel websites that I've read about have said that Dreams sometimes overbooks and people get kicked out and moved to other hotels. Did that happen to anyone?

      -With guest passes...I know Kat said that she didn't need them, but did anyone else manage to get them for free or at a lower rate? My travel agent said that they've done it before, but I didn't know how cheap they would be willing to go!

      Sorry so many questions!!! It's still a whole year away and I'm already bouncing off the walls waiting for it to come!

      My gramps came and he did okay. the place is pretty big and the floors do get pretty slick. For the wedding, he actually was able to borrow a wheel chair from Dreams. I'm not sure if they have them available all the time, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.
      As for the overbooking, we had no problems.
      All of our guest stayed at Dreams so we didn't have anyone with day passes.
      And NO idea about the webcam!!

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Tony&Jessica
      Haha, as long as my FI doesn't fall down BEFORE the wedding. There will be no casts in my pictures!!!
      Yea, Chris (hubby) totally ate it the day before the wedding. He was running and he did a Charlie Brown right on his back. Ouch!! He still managed to carry me through the threshold on our wedding night but he was in a lot of pain!! Be careful!!!

      #1823 **~Jenn~**

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        Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:39 PM

        Hey Kat..I have a question about the Pirate Cruise....I really like that Idea for my Rehearsel/Welcome Dinner....But I was wondering if you think it's worth it? I am going to probably have about5 kids there...2 very young...Do you think it would be too big of a Hassel with about 30 people? I know you said it was really crowded. I wanted to do something different for them...But I don't want it to be a whole big ordeal!! :-) Can you get a Private cruise?
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        #1824 Kat81

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          Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:30 PM

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          Originally Posted by PhillyBride09
          Hey Kat..I have a question about the Pirate Cruise....I really like that Idea for my Rehearsel/Welcome Dinner....But I was wondering if you think it's worth it? I am going to probably have about5 kids there...2 very young...Do you think it would be too big of a Hassel with about 30 people? I know you said it was really crowded. I wanted to do something different for them...But I don't want it to be a whole big ordeal!! :-) Can you get a Private cruise?
          I wouldn't reccommend taking little kids. They seriously had 200ish people on there. It was worth it for a bunch of adults though. We had a great time. I just think if kids do lose interest it's a three hour cruise and it would be a hassle for their parents. I know there are private dinner cruises you could look into. Here is one I found. Might not be as crazy as the Pirate Cruise. But then again... the kids may love it. There was one kid that I saw on our cruise and he seemed to have a good time.
          Cancun Queen Cancun Cruise - The Best Cancun Dinner Cruise ever!

          #1825 **~Jenn~**

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            Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:06 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Kat81
            I wouldn't reccommend taking little kids. They seriously had 200ish people on there. It was worth it for a bunch of adults though. We had a great time. I just think if kids do lose interest it's a three hour cruise and it would be a hassle for their parents. I know there are private dinner cruises you could look into. Here is one I found. Might not be as crazy as the Pirate Cruise. But then again... the kids may love it. There was one kid that I saw on our cruise and he seemed to have a good time.
            Cancun Queen Cancun Cruise - The Best Cancun Dinner Cruise ever!
            Hmm...Thanks..I was thinkin that..I remember in your review you said how crowded it was. 2 of the kids will only be two and it probably won't be worth it. I did look into that Cancun cruise thing. I think We may just decide when we get down there as far as the rehersal dinner. I wanted to do something different and special as kind of a "Thank You" so hopefully I will find whatever it is I'm looking for!! LOL
            Maybe I can just see if anyone wants to do the pirate thing another night on our own:-)
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            #1826 bbpacco

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              Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:53 PM

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              Originally Posted by zorlack76
              Yes, I was referring to the symbolic ceremony. We would get the marriage license and marriage certificate here in Rockford, IL, then get our vows "renewed" in Cancun. We want to have the full ceremony in Cancun though, including a sand ceremony. We want to act like the legal marriage here in Rockford, IL is not a real wedding until we have the ceremony in Cancun if you know what I mean. Any further information you can provide? Kat, I noticed that your response differed. Can you expand further? Thanks all!!
              That's exactly what we'll be doing, paper work is done in New York, and sand ceremony in Cancun! You get all the ceremony details like a normal wedding ceremony, like an officiant.

              Kat thought you want a REAL ceremony, which you'll need to get all your paper translate, blood test, and be there 4 days ahead.

              #1827 Ryan & Valerie

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                Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:58 PM

                hi...i am getting married at Dreams Cancun in November 2009. My fiance and I hired an outside photographer - Claudie Rodriguez (google her name). Her pictures look so nice! My fiance has been reading some of the threads and found that the photographer that comes with the package is not that great (i guess). We didn't want to chance it, so we hired someone else. The pictures are so important....good luck!

                #1828 Jenn3878

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                  Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:07 PM

                  FI and his buddies were wondering which alcoholic beverages were included in the all-inclusive (figures) so I asked and received the following list from Claudia and thought it might help someone else!

                  RUM
                  Bacardi White
                  Bacardi Dark
                  Bacardi Lime
                  Antillano White
                  Antillano Gold
                  Appleton White
                  Appleton Special
                  Cocorum

                  TEQUILAS
                  Herradura Blanco
                  Herradura Reposado
                  Jimador Blanco
                  Jimador Reposado
                  Cuervo Especial
                  Sauza Hornitos
                  Don Jacinto

                  VODKAS
                  Absolut Azul
                  Absolut Citron
                  Absolut Mandarin
                  Stolichnaya
                  Gordons
                  Wivorowa
                  Smirnoff
                  Karat

                  GIN
                  Beefeater
                  Tanqueray
                  Gordons

                  LIQUORS
                  Anis Dry
                  Anis Sweet
                  Licor 43
                  Grand Marnier
                  Heather Cream
                  Baileys
                  Sambuca
                  Xtabentun
                  Amaretto
                  Casis
                  Cointreau
                  Kahlua
                  Don Pancho
                  Drambiue
                  Green Mint
                  White Mint
                  Curacao Azul
                  Banana Liquor
                  Peach Liquor
                  Cherry Liquor
                  Cacaco Liquor

                  BRANDY
                  Fundador
                  Don Pedro
                  Presidente

                  COGNAC
                  Martell V.S.O.P.

                  JEREZ Y OPORTO
                  Tres Coronas

                  SCOTCH & BOURBON
                  Chivas Regal
                  J.W. Black Label
                  J.W. Red Label
                  J & B
                  Cutty Sark
                  Jack Daniels
                  Jim Bean
                  Inver House
                  Passport
                  Golden Glen
                  Canadian Mist

                  APERITIVOS
                  Cinzano White
                  Cinzano Red
                  Martini Dry
                  Campary
                  Fernet
                  Pernod

                  BEER
                  Budweiser
                  Budlight
                  Corona
                  Negra Modelo

                  JUICES
                  Orange Juice
                  Pineapple Juice
                  Grapefruit Juice
                  Cranberry Juice
                  Grape Juice
                  Tomato Juice
                  Clam Juice
                  Mango Nectar
                  Peach Nectar

                  SOFT DRINKS
                  Coca Cola
                  Cola Light
                  Sprite
                  Fanta
                  Manzana
                  Soda
                  Tonic

                  ALL INCLUSIVE WITHE WINE
                  Blanc de Blanc Castel Demisec
                  Sauv. Blanc Sta Carolina
                  Blanc de Blancs X.A. Domecq

                  ALL INCLUSIVE RED WINE
                  Tempranillo Vladepe±as Los Molinos
                  Merlot Maison Nicolas
                  Cabernet Merlot Sta Carolina
                  Pampas del Sur
                  Cab Sauv L.A. Cetto
                  Cab Sauv X.A. Domecq

                  SPARKLING WINE
                  Pol Remy

                  If you want something different then will be additional price per bottle.

                  #1829 Samantha S

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                    Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:54 AM

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                    Originally Posted by dmarie17
                    The menus for 2009 are different. Here is the full 08 one for you. It says that buffet is 40 people minimum but it's really only 30. Also, now that I'm looking at it, I'm not sure if this is the menu that we actually chose from.
                    We mixed between the silver and gold buffet... but I know that we had lobster bisque soup and thats on the platinum menu and we definitely didn't pay extra. The soup was awesome but if you're eating outside, it's kinda heavy for hot weather if that makes any sense!
                    We had the Caribbean mixed greens and the caesar salads... both were good but it's salad so I don't have a very strong opinion.
                    Entree we did the surf and turf which was okay but kinda dry and didn't have a lot of flavor and then a chicken dish which i don't see on the menu but it was awesome!! It had like spinach and cheese or something but everyone loved it. I didn't try any of the deserts but heard good things. We went with the tres leche cake and while it is very moist and kinda looks like it's going to just moosh up, it was quite good.
                    Hope that helps!!
                    I had wedding nightmares too... don't worry, everything will be great!!

                    THANK you for all of this. It is so weird, this is not the menu I chose from. I'm going to have to ask Gaby because there are a few yummy sounding things on here! My choices for the entree were seabass, fajitas and rum butter chicken and you get three choices-- so I was just going to have all of them. I wouldn't mind having steak instead of fajitas because you can probably get that at one of the restuarants (not that you can't get steak but it is Mexico afterall!) and that salmon sounds delish.

                    #1830 dancingdolphin

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                      Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:02 AM

                      One of my guests asked if they need to make reservations for dinner in order to get the "good" times at the good restaurants. Does anyone know if reservations are accepted / needed? Thanks!!

                      One more month - I'm starting to go crazy!!




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