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Hmmm - we will be having a November sunset ceremony - so 5pm (we will do pictures first).  I guess that means we won't get to cocktail hour until 6-7pm, based on the contract I was sent.  Sounds like the free apetizers might not work for my wedding.  Bummer.
 

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None of my guests knew I hadn't shelled out extra $ for cocktails.  The new terrace and tower lobby are so beautiful that there are no additional decorations I could even think of putting up.  The furniture is all new and classic style.  By skipping out on the cocktail hour, I did get 10 more guests for dinner.  You should just look at what hour you will be there, I think snacks get placed at 4pm, so it was perfect timing for us.  The appetizers are warm and cold (we had egg rolls, empanadas, and shrimp with cheese, pastries, fruit) and they put a ton of them out.   Also, what we did was tip the tower bartender $100 before the ceremony.  If you pay for cocktail hour, there is 1 bartender for every 10 guests.  So essentially, you are screwing over the poor 1 bartender that happens to be there that night.  Ours was one man for 85 guests.  The tip helped him feel like he was getting compensated for his hard work, and he did a fantastic job.  Everyone tipped him on their own too, so he was happy to make $$$, I was happy to only spend $100, and everyone was happy in the end.
 



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Sorry one more question regarding the ballroom. Cecilia told me that if we wanted to extend the 3 hours reception it would cost more. Did she charge you more? Our ceremony is at 4:30-5:30 then 630-730 is apps&cocktails and reception starts at 7:30... which would end at 10:30. but we want to go to atleast 12. I have no problem paying the dj more for the extra hours but more just for the room is crazy! 
 

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Hi fellow Dreams brides!  I came back early this week from the most amazing wedding and honeymoon.  I promise I'll get to the review soon, in the meantime, here are some pics from my most amazing photographer!  http://jessiechophotos.com/



Congratulations! You looked gorgeous! Pictures came out great! Can you tell me where the reception was? is that the ballroom?

 

Thanks

Rachel 



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does anyone have the details for Juan Navarro's photgrpahy packages at Dreams Cancun? 

This is what I got off the Dreams website:

Photo & Video

Photo Pkg 1 $600 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 2 $590 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 3 $1410 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 4 $980 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 5 $1,610 usd + 11% tax

Video Pkg 1 $660 usd + 11% tax

Video Pkg 2 $960 usd + 11% tax

Video Pkg 3 $1,610 usd + 11% tax

 

But it does not tell me what these packages include....thatswck.gif

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does anyone have the details for Juan Navarro's photgrpahy packages at Dreams Cancun? 

This is what I got off the Dreams website:

Photo & Video

 

Photo Pkg 1 $600 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 2 $590 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 3 $1410 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 4 $980 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 5 $1,610 usd + 11% tax

Video Pkg 1 $660 usd + 11% tax

Video Pkg 2 $960 usd + 11% tax

Video Pkg 3 $1,610 usd + 11% tax

 

But it does not tell me what these packages include....thatswck.gif

 

Here is what they are

I emailed him and gpt his prices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juan's Dream Packages.pdf

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Rachel -
Hopefully someone else can give you a definitive answer, but my assumption was that the cost for an extra hour at the reception would be based on 1) the DJ and 2) the per person price of the open bar for an hour.  Online (in the info pack with the packages and upgrades) it says "Includes 3 hours International Open Bar" under the Recption section, but then under that it says "Additional Hour International Open Bar $15/person/hour".  With the 11% tax and 15% gratuity, that is $19.15 per person.

 

At this point I think I would love to have a 4th hour as well - but I don't think my fiance would go for an extra $20/pp.  Maybe you can negotiate a lower price per person.  I understand why they need to charge because the servers will have to stay longer, but $20/pp seems like a lot.
 

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Sorry one more question regarding the ballroom. Cecilia told me that if we wanted to extend the 3 hours reception it would cost more. Did she charge you more? Our ceremony is at 4:30-5:30 then 630-730 is apps&cocktails and reception starts at 7:30... which would end at 10:30. but we want to go to atleast 12. I have no problem paying the dj more for the extra hours but more just for the room is crazy! 
 



 

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Is there any way you can post this not in an attachment? I asked Claudia about this months ago and have never got an answer but I dont have quite enough posts to open attachments!

 

Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by sandinmytoes View Post

does anyone have the details for Juan Navarro's photgrpahy packages at Dreams Cancun? 

This is what I got off the Dreams website:

Photo & Video

Photo Pkg 1 $600 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 2 $590 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 3 $1410 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 4 $980 usd + 11% tax

Photo Pkg 5 $1,610 usd + 11% tax

Video Pkg 1 $660 usd + 11% tax

Video Pkg 2 $960 usd + 11% tax

Video Pkg 3 $1,610 usd + 11% tax

 

But it does not tell me what these packages include....thatswck.gif


Here is what they are
I emailed him and gpt his prices.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Juan's Dream Packages.pdf

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