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Originally Posted by Blkatz View Post
I guess I dont understand the buffet option-we are willing to pay for the 50 people even though we are only going to be 40-what is the big deal?
Also-$200 for Tulle?? REALLYhuh.gif I think that is a bit insane...
$200 for tulle is outrageous!! I am interested though about the candle holders....i was thinking about having tall candle holders partially filled with sand with flower petals scattered around it as my centerpieces. If she sends you any pics, could you please post them?? Thansk.

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yea-I was thinking the same thing about the candles.

Hey Sunbride or anyone else...if we decide to have the dinner at the wine cellar is it downstairs? the reason I ask is my mom can not do steps at all and I wonder if this will be a problem

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The wine cellar at Portofino is on the main floor- not down stairs.


My husband and I sat at our own table for dinner- I guess that's what you call a sweetheart table, right? Nothing unique to it really other than it was just us at a small table facing everyone. It was nice though.


They brought in a separate cake table when we did the cake cutting so yes!

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Ok girls,


I am very confused about something. I know we have talked about reception locations and music in the past but I still just don't get it. The wedding guide (2009) says that you don't have to pay the private event fee for the dreams of love or ultimate packages for outside locations. I assumed this included the terrace of el patio, pool side, etc. If you are interested in the terrace of the restaurant and not inside the restaraunt, does the 70% occupancy requirement apply? I asked Anabel about the terrace of el patio and she said that it did which is not what I understood.


Furthermore, one of my e-mails that Lizet sent (I think), states that music is only allowed at private events or in the ballroom. So if I have my reception on the terrace or poolside I can't have music without paying $750 for the private event fee?


Someone else also mentioned about the speaker. I too was not under the impression that you had to pay $150 for the speaker system for the wedding plus an additional $150 for the reception. It seems to me that Dreams is really trying to "milk" us for our money. $200 is ridiculous for tulle. I mean what the hell?


Is this right? Can someone totally clarify this for me please?

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Originally Posted by Blkatz View Post
so I emailed Natalia a few questions and I wanted to let everyone know her responses just in case they had similiar ones.
1.) I was looking into tulle and wanted to see if you had turquoise down there or should I buy my own?
We can offer you with extra cost a blue tull, would be around usd 200.Maybe is more cheaper if you bring your own.
2.) It looks like we are going to have close to 40 people-is it possible to have the buffet option for dinner?
Buffet style is allowed with 50 guest not less.
3.) We really want to do a "welcome dinner" on Friday night and I wanted to see what our options were. I remember when we met you mentioned there was a few options for this.
Free option in our International buffer Rest (one area will be for your guest)
Extra cost options: private party with a special menu usd 55 or 65 per person (tax and services are not include)

4.) I was thinking about doing a bunch of candles on the tables for the reception-should I bring these down with me or is there a place we can either rent them or can you provide them? I was thinking about tall candle holders because of the wind.
We can rent for you, please would you like to send me a pictures.You can bring you own if you prefer.
Here are my 2 cents on your questions...

1) DEFINITELY bring your own tulle, it'll be much cheaper and its very easy to pack in your luggage
2) Just tell DT that you now have 50 guests and want the buffet options. Our guest list changed right up until the day of our wedding and it wasn't a problem adjusting - you'll just have to pay for 50.
3) Do you have kids in your group? If so, I'd really reco you pay for a private event in one of the restuarants and order off the menu so its only $750. We had our rehearsal dinner in the private room in the buffet with 37 people and the set up didn't work for us. If I'd known about the wine cellar I'd have gone that route (how did I not knowhuh.gif), or I'd have paid for a private event to cut down on the utter chaos that ensued!
4) Definitely send a pic of the candle set up you're thinking of and then either buy the candles down there when you arrive or have DT do it for you. Bringing candles in your luggage is soooo heavy and not worth the hassle

FYI - I'm just waiting for my pics from Claudia Rodriguez to come in before I post my review, but its coming soon!

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Ashjanbro-- Im with you and have the same questions...we have a group going of 55ppl (whoa!) and Im totally confused as to what options we have for the rehearsal dinner and reception dinner. The guide says one thing but it sounds like they don't even follow their own guide!

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I am so happy that someone else feels the same way! The forum is helpful, but sometimes it seems like the guide says one thing, the wedding coordinators say another thing, and the forum says a third thing. On top of all that we're having "issues" getting one of the coordinators to respond to an email with questions. I am beginning to think that when Dreams closed and the weddings were relocated to other hotels (with much higher prices for wedding services) they realized they were missing out and have now jacked everything up. I am really hoping that they honor the prices from when we booked our wedding almost a year ago....Sheesh....


Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
Ashjanbro-- Im with you and have the same questions...we have a group going of 55ppl (whoa!) and Im totally confused as to what options we have for the rehearsal dinner and reception dinner. The guide says one thing but it sounds like they don't even follow their own guide!

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