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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....
I hear ya! I'm crossing all my fingers and toes that DT will honour their 2007/2008 wedding guide prices for me. I have an email from Lizet saying they will, but now that she's no longer at DT (I believe), I'm worried I'll run into some static.

I COMPLETELY agree that paying $150 for renting the speaker system during the ceremony and then again at the reception is outrageous. I'm hoping to be married at the gazebo next to the Seaside Grill and have my reception at the Seaside Grill, so it boggles my mind that they can justify charging me $300 for simply moving the equipment over 20 paces. censored.gif

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Holy sh*t Beth! I just read your signature ticker and I can't believe your wedding is 2 months and 2 weeks away (which means MY wedding is ~ 2 months and 2 weeks away). I better get moving!

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Holy sh*t Beth! I just read your signature ticker and I can't believe your wedding is 2 months and 2 weeks away (which means MY wedding is ~ 2 months and 2 weeks away). I better get moving!
I KNOW!!! I am beyond stressed out right now also! I have been spending so much money on wedding stuff that I might die. I keep seeing money fly out my wallet and I do not like that feeling :)
Thank goodness I got a lot done already!
You are only 5 days after me!

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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?
Like I said earlier, I agree about the speakers, it seems too expensive. However for the tulle I kinda understand as it seems like something they specially order/go out and buy just for the person asking for it. I have noticed that Dreams prices are much more reasonable when they are providing something themselves compared to when they are using outside vendors (exp: tiffany chairs, fire dancers, lounge furniture).

For the music you can definitely have the music on the beach or by the pool. Several brides have asked and have all been confirmed. I think when the guide says private events or ballroom only, what they were trying to say was that you could not have music in a restaurant if there are other guests in that same restaurant (which makes sense).

It used to be that the outside terrace of El Patio you didn't pay the 750$, as long as your group was outside while other resort guests were still able to eat inside. Maybe they have changed that...

It's true that the guide is not always clear, that is why the "unofficial guide" was put on page 1, because brides were being told stuff that was different from what was in the guide or from what you would interpret the guide to be saying. I would go with what is on this forum, and then try to confirm with a coordinator.

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Like I said earlier, I agree about the speakers, it seems unfair to pay it twice. However for the tulle I kinda understand as it seems like something they specially order/go out and buy just for the person asking for it. I have noticed that Dreams prices are much more reasonable when they are providing something themselves compared to when they are using outside vendors (exp: tiffany chairs, fire dancers, lounge furniture).

 

For the music you can definitely have the music on the beach or by the pool. Several brides have asked and have all been confirmed. I think when the guide says private events or ballroom only, what they were trying to say was that you could not have music in a restaurant if there are other guests in that same restaurant (which makes sense).

 

It used to be that the outside terrace of El Patio you didn't pay the 750$, as long as your group was outside while other resort guests were still able to eat inside. Maybe they have changed that...

 

It's true that the guide is not always clear, that is why the "unofficial guide" was put on page 1, because brides were being told stuff that was different from what was in the guide or from what you would interpret the guide to be saying. I would go with what is on this forum, and then try to confirm with a coordinator.

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Hey girls--

 

I am hoping to be a future DT bride, but it doesn't seem to be working, ugh. We want to get married on a Sat in Oct or November... and Natalia said the only dates available are the weekend before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving weekend! We think Thanksgiving might work for us, but again that Sat wedding is at 12pm. I feel like that is way too early, and everything is just going to be an unwedding-like mess.

 

It doesn't seem like anyone else has had this much trouble finding a date/time, and I feel like it's far enough in advance! A few more ?'s:

 

1. Do they let you upgrade the package if you decide you need to after the deposit?

 

2. Who are you all using for your TA's? What do TA's cost/is it worth it? Orbitz has some great deals on DT right now....

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um...not to add more fuel to the fire, but we had the sound system for our ceremony and we were NOT charged for it. Maybe because we had the Ultimate Wedding Packagehuh.gif or maybe because there were three weddings on my day and the first bride paid for it and they just left the set-up in place and used it for my wedding? i know they used my pre-ceremony CD music for the bride that got married after me, too Or maybe in the midst of everything, Landy just forgot to add that extra charge to our bill. I honestly don't know, but I KNOW I wasn't charged for it...

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Speaking of wedding costs and extras... I saw that SunBride mentioned the Tiffany chairs. Has anyone rented these instead? And if you did do you have any idea how much they cost? Just curious because I like the way those look a whole lot more.

Thanks

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i'm pretty sure it was most recently that Can't Wait rented the Tiffany chairs for her reception, try searching her posts for pricing on that...

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