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Yes I told Cecilia that my photographer was a paying guest and she didn't make me pay a vendor fee at all. No one told me I couldn't have her there. They actually were really accommodating with my photographer...letting her go back into areas of the resort to get shots for my book, etc. Cecilia was very accommodating. Not sure why Claudia would tell you that.
Hey ladies!! I just did my site visit and I am back at our timeshare at the Royal Sands, so uploading photos is hard and extremely slow, but I can at least answer the questions. In regards to the above quote, on Tuesday I had a meeting with Miguel (Mike, the videographer in the Ultimate package), Juan the photographer, and Claudia. I had Juan do my engagement photos, but told her I was bringing in my own. She not only said that it was fine, but also said to make sure that they come a day early and scope out the resort for the best photo opportunities. So I would definitely try to use the BDW leverage of "Well, my friend on the forum is able to" (btw, they know all about BDW, because of all of us refering to it in negotiations). They were all so informative and friendly, and I got several exchanges squared away (3 flags instead of centerpieces, petals for the runner instead of corasages) and updates in the contract for Mike's services. Claudia was good about giving two options for entree's, as well as special needs (vegetarian, allergies, kids). She even said that if we went over forty by a few, we could still have plated dinner.

I measured the pillars and they are just short of 40 inches, (maybe 38 3/4, I took a pic with the tape) and Claudia said they are 5 meters high (but she said you can't hang anything because the new one doesn't have the hooks the old one did, but I think a recent bride hung something). The terrace will be done in about a month. I have pics but it is walled up. I also have pics of Desires, but it still says Azucar. Also, the new gazebo lights up at night (blue in the dome.. pretty nice). I will post all of these pics when I get home. Oh, and we tried out our portable Bose docking station at Himitsu beach, it'll work just fine! I have pics of a wedding set up there too!

Now for the bad news. I took one day to walk from my resort to Dreams, so I kinda of went in the back door. The first thing to greet me were the rocks by the gazebo and the new beach. There is graffiti everywhere!!!! My heart sank. My family should not have to come all the way to see the same crap they see in Chicago. I will be completely embarrassed. I showed Claudia the pics and she was so shocked and wanted me to send pics. The good news is that is is so far away from the Gazebo that you can't notice it unless you go swimming at the beach. I guess the government is supposed to be having police patrol it, but guests were practically camping on the rocks. Another staff member told me I should write a letter to the government. What do you all think?

Juan's engagement photo shoot was very fun, he totally gets into what he does. He took us to five locations and was going to take us into Puerto Moreles marina before I opened my big fat mouth and said that I wanted to do beach shots. Poor Juan gets a little bored of the same places all the time. He shot for two hours at least. He's supposed to deliver the DVD tomorrow at our timeshare. I also did a hair and make - up trial the day before and Mireya was amazing (totally recommend her)

I also have pics of the pyramid ocean front, club ocean front, and club junior jacuzzi suite (pics inside the rooms and the views), if anyone is interested. That was all that was available to show, because they were at 100% capacity and snuck me in before a check in.

Well, I guess that's it for now. Tomorrow's our last full day here in beautiful Cancun... one day of 10 minute rain so far. I do want to leave :-(

1 year tomorrow (actually today) Happy Pre-versary to us! Again, sooooo sorry for the books I keep publishing on here.

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omg peterpanpixiedust you are amazing, i vote you to be the Dreams cancun thread MOtM!!! thank you for taking the time out of your vacation to keep us posted, it's REALLY appreciated!!

 

i guess i'll ask cecilia about fabric for the pillars, i hope there's a way to hang or wrap panels around them. btw by 40 inches, you mean around right?

 

as for the graffiti...that is unacceptable!!!!!! i think we should all write letters. i'm definately going to email cecilia about this. how are they allowing something so beautiful to be ruined, especially since tourism is their livelihood! i'm glad that we're getting married in Sept that way my guest can just stay at the small beach and it shouldn't be too crowded. and they don't have to see that crap! it's sad that people are so disrespectful sad.gif

 

I can't wait to see all your pics, i feel like it's a mini-review!!!

 

Thanks again and have a safe trip back!!!

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I measured the pillars and they are just short of 40 inches, (maybe 38 3/4, I took a pic with the tape) and Claudia said they are 5 meters high (but she said you can't hang anything because the new one doesn't have the hooks the old one did, but I think a recent bride hung something). The terrace will be done in about a month. I have pics but it is walled up. I also have pics of Desires, but it still says Azucar. Also, the new gazebo lights up at night (blue in the dome.. pretty nice). I will post all of these pics when I get home. Oh, and we tried out our portable Bose docking station at Himitsu beach, it'll work just fine! I have pics of a wedding set up there too!
Last I heard the terrace was supposed to be done by the end of this month, just in time for my wedding. Now it's still about a month out? I had booked the terrace for our reception but still haven't heard anything from Cecilia even though she's emailed me about other things in the past few days. I hear the other locations are nice, but I didn't want to pay for a dance floor. Maybe I'll 'negotiate' that in since they might be changing the location on me!

Thanks for the updates though, it's so nice of you to take the time out while you're on vacation!

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Peterpanpixie dust....I had Mireya for my hair and makeup as well and she did AWESOME!!! You can see my pics I included above in the snapfish account. We had 3 others get their hair and makeup and it wasn't as good as her's...she does a great job.

 

The graffiti is bad, but honestly you don't notice it at all unless you plan to have your reception on that big beach. It wasn't in any of my pictures or my video when you are on the gazebo. I wouldn't worry too much about that.

 

I will try and get some pictures posted of the Honeymoon suite...the two story suite was incredible...we loved it.

 

Good mini review!!! Love it!

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Peterpanpixie dust....I had Mireya for my hair and makeup as well and she did AWESOME!!! You can see my pics I included above in the snapfish account. We had 3 others get their hair and makeup and it wasn't as good as her's...she does a great job.

The graffiti is bad, but honestly you don't notice it at all unless you plan to have your reception on that big beach. It wasn't in any of my pictures or my video when you are on the gazebo. I wouldn't worry too much about that.

I will try and get some pictures posted of the Honeymoon suite...the two story suite was incredible...we loved it.

Good mini review!!! Love it!
I love your dress! The details are gorgeous! I loved your hair. Did you order the flowers for your hair from the hotel as part of your package? Did you think your makeup held up ok in the heat?

Great review! I'm so thankful for all the details everyone provides!

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Girls, I'm backk and married! My wedding was an absolute fairytalee! Claudia and my parents worked behind my back to throw in some surprises and everything from hair, makeup, flowers, gazebo, reception setup etc etc was just simply fantastic! I'll be writing my review within the next few days! But WOW i am obsessed loll i want to do it all again, so jealous of all the brides with weddings coming up!

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