Jump to content
SunBride

The new Dreams Tulum thread! (Post all DT Qs&As here)

Recommended Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by SunBride View Post
Just wanted to let you ladies know (in case things get too crazy in the next few days and I forget) that I am leaving Saturday for an amazing vacation to Greece! (a very belated honeymoon of sorts, seeing as we only spent 1 day at DT after the wedding, and our february vacation to Jamaica was not the best due to bad weather, so now I am kinda thinking of this as our honeymoon). So I won't be around much for the next 3 weeks. I will update the bride list shortly after I get back (likely not till early July) so don't be concern if the latest updates (since the last round I did at the beginning of May) are not posted before then.
Lucky duck! Have fun, we will miss you on here... definitely!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by SunBride View Post
Just wanted to let you ladies know (in case things get too crazy in the next few days and I forget) that I am leaving Saturday for an amazing vacation to Greece! (a very belated honeymoon of sorts, seeing as we only spent 1 day at DT after the wedding, and our february vacation to Jamaica was not the best due to bad weather, so now I am kinda thinking of this as our honeymoon). So I won't be around much for the next 3 weeks. I will update the bride list shortly after I get back (likely not till early July) so don't be concern if the latest updates (since the last round I did at the beginning of May) are not posted before then.
Have a wonderful trip!
And thank you so much for your help on this thread :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by amyc View Post
Thanks for the info on the welcome cocktail hour!

I'm wondering if maybe that'll turn into more of a rehearsal dinner now. It seems like some brides had a rehearsal before the wedding but some didn't. Would you recommend a rehearsal? Is this something I need to request or do they just assume that there will be one?

Amy

Amy - There is not really a need for a rehearsal before the wedding, but for my ceremony we had a few young kids involved so it was good practice for them. We had 24 people in our party. We only had the actual people involved in the ceremony meet us to rehearse and then everyone else met us at the World Cafe for dinner. You do need to request it with the WC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Butterflyf369 View Post
Hi Everyone,

I'm excited to say that after months of deliberation, I'm finally booked at Dreams Tulum. My girlfriend got married two years ago at the resort and I fell in love with it. It was great to be part of this forum and learn from all you wonderful ladies. Here's my information....
Username:Butteflyf369
Names:Vanessa and Michael
Date & Time:January 20, 2010 at 2:00PM
Wedding package:Paradise
Wedding extras (through the resort): Not yet determined
Outside vendors (cost charged by vendor and any fees charged by the resort):
Type of ceremony:Civil
Coordinator:Landry
Number of guests:estimated 25
Ceremony location and time:Beach- January 20, 2010 at 2:00PM
Cocktail hour location and time:TBD
Reception location and time:TBD
Photographer:Not yet finalized
Videographer:None
Review (link):
Photos (link):
Video (link):
Planning thread (link):
Wedding website (link):
Special arrangements / activities:
See my review for ….
Congrats, Vanessa and Michael! Welcome and have fun planning!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi girls! The time is almost here! I had a few questions for some of the most recent brides...

 

I emailed Natalia who is doing our wedding and she said that the cost to have a speaker ipod set up is $220 USD....is that what some of you paid?! Thats so much! Also, she quoted me at $90USD to bring a photographer or the day, wasn't it $50USD? Just checking to see if I have any room to bargin!

Thanks for your help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hm-I am pretty sure that they only charged me $55 for a day pass for my photographers. But they only stayed for 4 hours...maybe it is because they are staying the entire day?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
Hi girls! The time is almost here! I had a few questions for some of the most recent brides...

I emailed Natalia who is doing our wedding and she said that the cost to have a speaker ipod set up is $220 USD....is that what some of you paid?! Thats so much! Also, she quoted me at $90USD to bring a photographer or the day, wasn't it $50USD? Just checking to see if I have any room to bargin!
Thanks for your help!
I think if the photographrs are staying to eat then yes, it's $90 but if they are not then they only need the half day pass which is $55. We paid $200 or $220 for our set up as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On page 1 I had indicated that the day pass is 55$ for a half day (lunch and dinner) or 80$ for a full day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Maybe it's gone up from 80$-90$.

 

They really need to release a new wedding guide with this info! Last year it was released in June I think so maybe there will be a new one soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by SunBride View Post
On page 1 I had indicated that the day pass is 55$ for a half day (lunch and dinner) or 80$ for a full day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Maybe it's gone up from 80$-90$.

They really need to release a new wedding guide with this info! Last year it was released in June I think so maybe there will be a new one soon.
In the 2009 Guide, it is indicated $80 for a full day, and $55 for a half day (which doesn't include breakfast I believe). These prices were confirmed with Anabel recently for our photographers.

Once again, frustrating how there seem to be inconsistencies!!!

Chantal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi girls!

First off, sunbride, have a great time!! The next time we chat I'll be married!! Aghh!!

 

Lindz, we need to meet up for a drink!!!

 

How much did you girls tip D.J. Mannia and Landy? I know I've seen this a million times, but if someone wouldn't mind sharing that would be great.

 

Also, let me know what you think about this...my ceremony is at 6:00, and we have d.j. mannia, so basically, if we did cocktail hour at 7-8, we wouldn't be done eating dinner until like 8:30-9, and have to be done with d.j. mannia at 10:30? I think that's not long at all...so, I'm thinking of a cocktail hour before the wedding? From 5:00-6:00, wedding at 6:00-6:30, and rite after group pics, the guests can head to the reception and begin eating rite away. I'm not concerned about eating honestly, I'm sure I'll get it in at some point..that way, we could get moving with d.j. mannia, etc. Let me know your thoughts, and if anyone can weigh in on how much photos, reception actually take, please let me know!!!

 

Thanks!!!

Lonna

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • After the wedding, the wedding dress purchased at a high price can be kept in the wardrobe, or it can be sold as a second-hand wedding dress for some cash. If you're in the market to sell your wedding dress or looking to buy a used one, you may be tempted to turn to large online marketplaces like Ebay and Craigslist. While these popular websites are great for listing and buying everyday purchases, a website specifically for used wedding dresses can probably offer you a better deal and a more user-friendly service for this very niche (and important) wedding day purchase.  Tips for Selling Used Wedding Dresses
      Whether you aren't the sentimental type or you're just savvy, selling your used wedding dress is an easy way to recoup some money from your wedding. If your dress is in good condition, consider listing it online over selling it to a thrift store, where your listing will reach a greater volume of potential buyers and can be more easily shared and promoted. A used wedding dress in great condition and under two years old can usually sell for 50 percent of the retail price. And, if your dress is a more recognizable brand like Oscar de la Renta or Vera Wang, you could make closer to 60 percent of its retail value. Even if your gown isn't designer, don't give up hope—since there's a large demand for all kinds of second hand wedding dresses, a designer label doesn't necessarily mean your dress will sell faster. Not to mention, mermaid dresses are also in high demand, so you shouldn't worry if you're not a sample size. Tips for Buying Used Wedding Dresses
      Buying a used wedding dress can be a bit of a gamble, but as long you're cautious, it's a thrifty way to snag a designer wedding dress for half the retail value. Plus, if you get lucky and buy a wedding dress from someone with a similar body type, you may not have to make too many alterations, which also cuts down on your costs. As long as the gown you found looks to be in good condition (if you can't see it in person, make sure photos show it clearly from all angles or ask to Skype with the seller to get a better look), a used wedding gown can be a terrific deal. A few tips: Since your dress will have to be custom-tailored to your body regardless, a larger size is easier to work with where alterations are concerned. Fabric can always be subtracted, but adding more fabric that perfectly matches the rest of the gown can be difficult (not to mention expensive!). And because you're getting the wedding dress for a steal, you can put some of the money you save toward making sure it fits like a glove (and some extra dry-cleaning if necessary).
    • When brides takes off her wedding dress and begins her marriage life,the first problem after wedding is to modify her name. You have a marriage license with your new last name, doesn't mean you've officially changed your name. Which aspects should be paid attention to to change the surname?
      1. Get your marriage license.
      Before you can change your name, you'll need the original (or certified) marriage license with the raised seal. Call the clerk's office where your license was filed to get copies if one wasn't automatically sent to you. 2. Change your Social Security card.
      Visit the Social Security Administration's website and fill out the application for a new Social Security card. You'll keep the same number—just your name will be different. Mail in your application to the local Social Security Administration office. You should get your new card within 10 business days. 3. Change your license at the DMV.
      Take a trip to the local Department of Motor Vehicles office to get a new license with your new last name. Bring every form of identification you can get your hands on—your old license, your certified marriage certificate and, most importantly, your new Social Security card. 4. Change your bank accounts.
      This one's a biggie, especially if you're setting up a joint bank account, or if you have one already set up. The fastest way to change your name at your bank is to go into a branch location, bringing your new driver's license and your marriage certificate. You should request new checks and debit and credit cards on top of changing the name attached to your accounts. Something to note: You might get hit with fees for requesting a new debit card. 5. Fill in the blanks
      Once you have a social security card and driver's license in your married name, other changes should be fairly easy. Some places only require a phone call; others may ask for a copy of your marriage certificate or social security card. Be sure to notify: -Employers/payroll
      -Post office
      -Electric and other utility companies
      -Credit card companies
      -Schools and alumni associations
      -Landlord or mortgage company
      -Insurance companies (auto, home, life)
      -Doctors' offices
      -Voter registration office
      -Investment account providers
      -Your attorney (to update legal documents, including your will)
      -Passport office
      -Airlines (to transfer over your miles)
    • Planning to get married? Let’s discover some great wedding venues in Bangalore. The increasing demand for the wedding venues in Bangalore makes it very difficult for both the bride’s and groom’s family to get hold of a marriage hall that is suitable for the marriage. As they say, marriages have to be organized in a grand fashion. The atmosphere and the ambiance of a wedding make it memorable for a lifetime. Though there are a plenty of wedding venues in Bangalore, there is only a handful of them that are really good, Offering the best possible experience.  Some of the most popular wedding venues in Bangalore are: THE TAMARIND TREE: Tamarind Tree has the old world charm. This is one of the best wedding venues in Bangalore that boast about its eco-friendly surrounding. Built in the middle of a few acres of garden filled with lush greenery and trees, which also includes the tamarind tree after which it was named, a pond, a stage for the band, classic looking pavilions for the guests to sit, and a lot of spaces around the area. The premise has two large kitchens with a very special fully stocked bar and a lot of space where the guests can dine comfortably. The place can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Customer Reviews : Address: 88, Kanakapura road, Anjanapura post, Avalahalli, Royal Park residency layout 2, 9th phase. JP Nagar, Bangalore 560062 THE COURTYARD HOUSE: The courtyard house is located off Sarjapur Road, the premise is a unique and unconventional property suited for various events, namely weddings. The outdoor space of courtyard house draws in people looking to get away from the traffic and noise in the city, well within the city limits. The green grass and tall trees make for great photographic backdrops making it popular for wedding events. Customer Reviews : Address: Janatha Colony, Gunjur Palya, Bengaluru 560087 RITZ-CARLTON:   The Ritz-Carlton has over 277 spacious rooms and suites and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangalore. Seven luxurious restaurants, the Ritz-Carlton spa, and tastefully appointed meeting spaces make it ideal to host marriage occasions. Customer Reviews : Address: 99, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru 560025 BALAN FARM CONVENTION CENTER: Balan farm is a green, wooded island of peace and serenity nestled quietly in the busy rapidly developing JP Nagar. Neighboring the Brigade Millenium Apartments and L&T South city it spreads across two acres of an old orchard retaining the ancient fruit-bearing trees and landscaped gardens. Balan Farm convention center JP Nagar has over 10,000 sq ft of the tiled canopy without any walls blocking and it makes for a really good view. Customer Reviews : Address: 99/4, Nataraja Layout, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru 560078 HYATT MG ROAD: Hyatt a 5 Star hotels in Bangalore is located on MG Road. The guest rooms are colorful with a great view of the city, this makes it an ideal place for private ceremonies with 2300 sq ft of meeting and event space. The Hyatt MG road, Bangalore also has restaurants like the Pink Poppadom, Liquid Lounge, and Bar. Customer Reviews : Address: 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru 560008 BUNGALOW 7 Bungalow7 offers a unique setting for a wedding, pre-wedding and post-wedding functions. The place hosts a variety of public and private events all within a stunning heritage setting of central Bangalore. Customer Reviews : Address: 7, Hall Road, Richards Town, Bengaluru 560005 GAYATRI VIHAR MANTAPA: Gayatri Vihar is one of the most luxurious wedding halls situated on Palace ground. It boasts of a massive one lakh sq ft area which can easily accommodate up to 5000 guests. The ambiance of the place makes it ideal for community gatherings and private parties. Customer Reviews : Address: Jayamahal Palace Ground, Bengaluru 560080
    • My best friend is getting married with his long-term girlfriend next month. As a best friend, I want to give them the best present they would ever receive on their special day. I am planning to buy them plane tickets and book them for a one week trip abroad. However, I am torn between Ukraine ski trip and a tour to Lima, Peru. My best friend loves skiing and his future wife is a chef, so I presume she would want to experience a Peruvian taste. Now, I am confused. Which is which? I would appreciate it if you guys will leave a comment to help me out with this. Suggesting a way better idea which will accommodate the two activities for the soon-to-be wedded couple is a big help too. Thanks!    
    • Hello all!! I'm getting married next week. Every arrangement has been done by my sister for my special day. When I joined in an MNC I was troubled with severe headaches and as per my colleague's instruction, I took an appointment in a nearby eye clinic. And after an eye examination in Toronto, the eye specialist diagnosed hypermetropia in me. And the doctor prescribed eyeglasses for me. The doctor suggested me to wear eyeglasses during the working time. But I used to wear it sometimes not every day. Then I was troubled with severe eye strain and headache and mom was scolding me to wear eyeglasses every day. I thought of saying goodbye to eyeglasses forever. I'm planning for a Lasik eye surgery soon before my marriage. I don't know whether I'm eligible for Lasik eye surgery. I'm tensed about its recovery time and its complications. Can someone help me by sharing your views?  
  • Topics

×