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#3001 mc5363

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    Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:34 PM

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    for ladies doing the legal ceremony, i FINALLY got some answers to my questions i sent on april 17th (after re-sending them yesterday)!

    1) Could you please tell me the order of the legal ceremony? I need it in order to design our program.
    Reading of marriage license
    Speech
    Rings- vows
    Signing of license
    Declaration of wedding couple


    2) We are doing a sand ceremony and having a family member read it for us as you suggested. When will the sand ceremony take place in the ceremony (before or after vows)?
    After signing the license

    3) Please send me a copy of the vows we will say.
    Each justice of peace has different ones, we don’t know who will come

    claudia also confirmed that we will get the dreams eternity honeymoon package complimentary because we qualify, which is nice. however, she won't let us do the buffet with only 33 people. there is nothing i can pick that will be good for everyone. i don't know what to do. every single entree has seafood except the chicken from the silver menu.
    Do you know if you have to bring your own sand and vases to do the sand ceremony? Also, are you writing it yourself or did they supply you with a traditional sand ceremony?

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      Posted 12 May 2009 - 04:33 PM

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      Do you know if you have to bring your own sand and vases to do the sand ceremony? Also, are you writing it yourself or did they supply you with a traditional sand ceremony?
      yes, you have to bring your own containers and sand. they have a standard sand ceremony reading (attached here), or you can provide your own. in the legal ceremony, the judge will not read the sand ceremony for you, so you have to provide your own reader. since that was the case for me, i chose to write my own. i actually prefer having our own guest do the reading ... makes it more personal, i think. (and i finally JUST asked tom's Godmother to do it, like 5 minutes ago, lol! thank God she said she'd be honored!) now i just have to buy the stuff!

       

       

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      #3003 dc22173

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        Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:41 PM

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        she won't let us do the buffet with only 33 people. there is nothing i can pick that will be good for everyone. i don't know what to do. every single entree has seafood except the chicken from the silver menu.
        I had the same problem with picking one meal for everyone. Not everyone ate seafood or steak. I asked Gaby if she would allow me to pick a second dish to offer my guests since I did not have enough for the buffet style meal. The only stipulation was that I needed to give her a headcount before I got there. Everyone but 3 people ordered the steak with shrimp (Dreams Trilogy) the other 3 ordered the chicken.

        I had one guest who was a vegetarian and I did not tell Cecilia until I got there and met with her. She basically said that they could make anything for my guest. She just needed to tell them. She ended it up ordering an angel hair pasta with shrimp dish. I would not be too concerned with the food! I was and it all turned out fine at the end!!!

        #3004 dc22173

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          Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:57 PM

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          i don't think it would matter too much if one wedding was at the gazebo and the other one on the beach. but then i guess your choices for cocktail hour and reception locations would be whomever signed the contract first. but yeah, if both weddings are at the gazebo and only an hour apart, i'd be pissed off because i want some pics in front of the gazebo with my family and guests and would be majorly annoyed if they were breaking down the chairs and everything to set up for the next couple!
          One part that I forgot to include in my review was that there was a wedding right after mine. To be honest it did not interfere with mine so I did not even notice it. The other bride was not a member of this forum and I just so happen to ask Cecilia if all the reception venues where available for me. That is when she told me that there was another wedding and they were having their reception at the beach by Himitsu. I freak out for a minute but figured they would not allow the weddings to clash.

          The other bride was getting married in the gazebo as my guests where having the cocktail hour in the terrace. Everyone in my party clapped and cheered the other bride as they walked down the walkway after their wedding. The other bride's party loved it and came over to talk to some of my guest. During all of this I was taking pictures by the Himitsu beach so I had no idea. I did not get to see her at all. When we got back for the reception the other bride was having her cocktail hours in the garden. A By the time it was time to dance out in the terrace the other party was moved to their reception at the beach. I think it all worked out well and Cecilia and Claudia handled both parties very well. We both had our own set of waiters and bartenders. The time schedule for a wedding is as follows:
          30 minutes for wedding (it is actually more like 15 minutes but they allow extra time)
          15-20 minutes for pictures of guests around the gazebo
          1 Hour Cocktail
          3 Hours Reception, unless you pay more to add more hours.

          If your wedding is at 5pm you will be out of the gazebo by 5:45pm and they can set up the next wedding in about 15 minutes. I watched them do this on another wedding while I was there.

          Hope this helps some of you who are concerned about having a wedding right after or before yours :)

          #3005 dc22173

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            Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:03 PM

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            Dreams Cancun Brides....How is the bug situation down there? I have a major bug phobia and I am wondering if I should just bring some Off wipes...or ya..a can of Raid..LOL
            In Punta Cana it was little lizards & frogs,..ALL OVER...So I am wondering if it's the same in Cancun, specifically at Dreams ?
            I brought some bug wipes with like 60% Deet. I hate bugs!!! I did not use them once :) I was not bit by one and I usually get eaten alive by mosquitos. I really think it was all that tequila I had in my system, lol, they did not dare bite me!!! I would bring it but I doubt you will need it. I did see a roach on one of the outside walls when I was walking outside but that was it. No bugs in the room or near the pool or beach.

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            Also...For those of you that used the sound system for your reception on the Lobby Terrace...Should I bring extra lighting for the area where the sound system is? I don't want to be dancing the dark ...Maybe some lanterns or something?
            How is the lighting in that area?
            The terrace was dark but they set up some strobe lights and some other types of lights that made it feel like you were in a disco. I would not spend any more money buying extra lighting.

            #3006 *JillD*

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              Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:32 PM

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              Originally Posted by Michelle613
              I have no idea how they do more then one wedding a day. I will be super pissed if they do that on my day. My wedding is from 5-11 pm. There's no way they can do something that day can they?
              Most likely there will be at least one other wedding the same day, you'll be busy, I'm sure you won't even notice it.

              If you think about it, most places that you'd have your wedding at, at home, have at least 2 weddings per day, one in the late morning/afternoon, and one at night, they're no different.

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              I emailed a company in Cancun called Aqua World for some information on their offerings. They rent wave runners, do jungle tours, snorkeling, day trips to Cozumel, etc. I have attached the activity descriptions/price lists for anyone who is interested.
              We used Aqua for my husbands deep sea fishing trip, they had a good time, the ones that didn't get sick at least!

              #3007 SIMBASIM

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                Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:02 PM

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                You'll have to let us know how the double wedding scenario works out. I am curious how they execute that. It seems as though they would be rushing the first bride out.
                GOOD LUCK RUSHING ME OUT!!LOL!! Over my dead body!

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                Originally Posted by mummergirl
                yeah the problem is most of tom's family doesn't eat seafood (btw, we both LOVE seafood, lol) and we have at least two people with seafood allergies. the ONLY entree that doesn't have seafood in it (that isn't additional $$, i.e. platinum menu) is the chicken from the silver menu. and i'm sure people won't like that because his family are all picky and probably won't eat it because it has spinach in it. pains in my ass. also, his godmother is allergic to citrus, and pretty much everything has lime too, lol. i can't win. did i mention my MOH is vegetarian? claudia never answered as to what the vegetarian options are.
                Goodness!! You do have a lot going on! I am sure Claudia will work something out for you.

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                Do you know if you have to bring your own sand and vases to do the sand ceremony? Also, are you writing it yourself or did they supply you with a traditional sand ceremony?
                Yes you have to bring your own vases and sand. Granted there is always sand on the beach but we chose some nicer colors. You can find them online. Just google sand ceremony. Also, they did post a the wording for the sand ceremony here on the thread. I would post again but I think I saved on my computer at the office.

                #3008 Gen Snipes

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                  Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:10 PM

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                  My wedding is at 6 and they offered one of the girls on here either 2 or 7 (I think) anyway. i was livid! Why would they plan to have a wedding 1 hour after mine?? Anyway, I emailed Claudia and she assured me they had enough staff. "Destination" took the 7 o'clock slot so I changed my wedding to 5 (to feel more comfortable). the time of year you are getting married is very popular so do not be surprised if there is more than one wedding on your day especially Friday and saturdays. If I could go back I would have scheduled the wedding on a thursday...JJ!
                  I also just found out that there is a wedding within a couple hours of mine. I didnt make it through all this swine flu drama to get to actually get to Cancun... and have a shared wedding! yikes! I will freak (to put it nicely).

                  Simbasim -we are a month out! we also had about 8 cancellations

                  Since (I think) you are also doing a beach reception... what are you doing for centerpeices? (or any other beach reception nightime-ish brides).
                  I was contemplating going to walmart to get candles and vases... not sure what to do yet...

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                    Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:12 PM

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                    The terrace was dark but they set up some strobe lights and some other types of lights that made it feel like you were in a disco. I would not spend any more money buying extra lighting.
                    diana i forget, did you have the dj? that might have been why you were given strobes and disco lights. just wanted to check because we are not using a dj or even the sound system, just our own ipod & docking station.

                    #3010 stacey

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                      Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:26 PM

                      Lisa, I dont remember the Terrace being dark at all. I believe there are plenty of lights. Dont stress!
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