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#671 *JillD*

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    Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:36 PM

    we booked our photographer about 6-8 months ahead of time. we also brought our centerpieces and the did set them up.

    #672 Jenn3878

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      Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:08 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jilly76
      we booked our photographer about 6-8 months ahead of time. we also brought our centerpieces and the did set them up.
      Thanks that helps. I am scared to know the prices outside of what's included in the package! Are they that bad? Did you take your pictures before the ceremony?

      #673 Jenn3878

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        Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:11 AM

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        Originally Posted by TiffJT
        Back to deposit thing - my TA booked us through Apple for the trip and the wedding package. I double checked with Claudia about the deposit - I remember Jilly's saga - and she siad I would just have to bring my Apple paperwork to show how much I paid. They didn't need anything earlier. Now I'm a little worried! Stupid question - I'm assuming by not being able to keep your bouquet do you mean because of customs and not being able to bring plants back? I was hoping to at least be able to take mine to our honeymoon resort to enjoy, but knew I wouldn't be able to bring it home.
        Sorry, what do you mean by "I double checked with Claudia about the deposit - I remember Jilly's saga - and she siad I would just have to bring my Apple paperwork to show how much I paid. They didn't need anything earlier. Now I'm a little worried!"??

        Did you pay a deposit already and then Claudia said she didn't need the money? Sorry if this sounds weird, having a LONG day!

        Yes, that does stink that you cannot take the flowers with you :)

        #674 sabonner

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          Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:39 AM

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          Originally Posted by PaulaV
          For those of you that were already married at Dreams and had the buffet dinner...

          Did they put all the courses out at once or did they only put out appetizers, then salad and soup, then main courses, then dessert?

          Sorry if this is a dumb question...
          Not a dumb question at all - I've been wondering about that myself?

          #675 JODEY

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            Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:53 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jilly76
            we booked our photographer about 6-8 months ahead of time. we also brought our centerpieces and the did set them up.
            Hi Jilly, Do you mind me asking what kind of centerpieces you took ? Do you have a photo you could attach ? Thanks so much !

            #676 rockbride

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              Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:23 PM

              I'm confused as to what people mean by not being able to keep the flowers. I know it would be hard to get it past customs, but I would like to have my bouquet for my TDD the day after the wedding. No one comes to take away the bouquet right? I'm confused...

              Also, anyone ever go with the chicken with peas sauce or the rum butter chicken?

              What does welcome bar service mean? Does that mean it is only at the beginning and there is no actual open bar the remaining hours of the reception and just wine available?? I hope not. If so, how long does it actually last?

              I don't know what I would do without you girls! Thanks in advance!

              #677 Jenn3878

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                Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:30 PM

                I have seen these pictures around for table decor and I think they would be pretty easy to travel down to Cancun with and inexpensive.......This is what I will do!

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                #678 hmueller19

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                  Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:39 PM

                  Hi all...

                  Jenn - thanks for posting those docs - however, with the whole points thing, we can't download. Would you mind emailing them along?

                  hmueller19@charter.net or
                  hans.mueller@inbox.com

                  We have a question about the bands. Did anyone use the Caribbean trio? Thoughts? What kind of music? We are looking to have a steel drum band, but not sure if this trio is the same? We have the question out to Claudia, but no answer yet.

                  We just did get a whole bunch of questions answered by her, so we will post them soon in case it will help anyone else.

                  Hans & Vickie

                  #679 hmueller19

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                    Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:09 PM

                    Recent questions back from Claudia - our commentary on these replies in the next post:

                    1. Does the hotel have fabric tote bags that we can purchase? We are going to be putting together a “gift bag” for our guests, and wanted to include something from the hotel. If not, do you have any other ideas?

                    No I’m sorry we don’t offer this type of services…

                    2. For the guest’s “gift bag” would it be possible to get gift certificates to the hotel spa for services during their stay?

                    Yes of course, please contact the spa at: spa@dreamscancun.com.mx

                    3. For the guest’s “gift bag” would it be possible to get bottles of local tequila to include? What would be the cost?

                    It depends on the brand of the tequila, prices vary @ $ 30 – $ 100 usd

                    4. We would like to get a steel drum band for at least the cocktail hour. What is the status of this request? What is the cost? What would be the cost if we want to have them play longer than one set?

                    She sent along a few band websites:

                    BODAS Y CONVENCIONES - VIDEOS - WEDDINGS & CONVENTIONS
                    ..:: Kiko & Carlos Band ::..


                    5. We would like to put together an informal welcome party when everyone arrives. We are thinking of something like gathering at one of the hotel bars or something like that. Do you have any suggestions?

                    Maybe a private welcome cocktail with appetizers ?

                    6. We would like to put together a catamaran trip on Saturday, 7/12. Would you be able to help us with that?

                    Please contact the tour desk at: dreamscun@amstarmexico.com

                    7. We would like to have a ceremony rehearsal, as well as a rehearsal dinner? Can you help us with that? Can we do this in one of the resort restaurants, rather than something private to keep additional costs down?

                    Yes we can arrange for a rehearsal of the ceremony and for the dinner our restaurants do not take reservations, in order to accommodate your group there will be a set up fee of $ 12 usd per person, set menu and 6:00 or 9:00 p.m. time at Oceana or World Caf© or Seaside Grill (Only adults)

                    8. We are debating the best time of day to have the wedding. We want to make sure we have pictures in the daylight by the water. However, we want to be aware of the really hot times of the day. Can you give us any suggestions or guidance?

                    @ 6-7 p.m. is a good time

                    9. Is there any way to substitute Mahi Mahi instead of Grouper for the entr©e?

                    yes

                    10. If we want a particular item off the Platinum menu, such as a particular salad, can we do that, or do we have to buy the entire Platinum menu option?

                    yes no problem

                    11. Is there a way for us to work the Dolphin Experience into any of our events?

                    ??

                    12. If we have particular colors that we want to work into the flowers, ceremony and reception, how do we go about doing that?

                    I will send you the flower options we have

                    14. When will you need the documentation so that it can be translated in time?

                    At least 1 week in advance

                    15. Do you have any additional pictures of the possible outdoor reception sites?

                    yes, please find them attached

                    16. Do you have any pictures of the gazebo and various decorating ideas for the ceremony?

                    yes please find them attached

                    #680 hmueller19

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                      Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:19 PM

                      So our thoughts on these replies...

                      On the bags, funny - I know that another bride (Katherine I think) had gotten bags from the hotel or her travel agent did. I sent the picture back to Claudia, and to our travel agent, to ask if they still have them and how to get them...

                      On the tequila - seems VERY pricey... We could get it here for much less - but how to get it there? There has got to be another way, maybe just buy it when you get there.

                      Steel drum band - We checked out both websites - but neither seems like a steel drum band. I know she quoted us a band a while back - not sure who she had in mind. This is the reason for our Caribbean Trio question today.

                      On the rehearsal dinner - We have heard multiple stories on this from other brides. It all seems to depend on party size - so I asked for more clarification. Anybody heard anything about the "Adult Only" bit at the end?

                      Wedding time - I know its summer - but this seems VERY late in the day. Sunset seems to be around 7:30 in July, so maybe not - what are everyone's thoughts on this?

                      Just as an FYI - we have the Ultimate package, to put the menu questions in context...

                      Translation time - seems very short (1 week) Anyone heard otherwise?

                      Attachments - she sent a bunch - if anyone wants any, please let me know your email and I will send along...

                      We have older questions that I will post as well, just for info purposes...




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