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Did you do a site visit prior to deciding on this location? And if so, did Dreams provide a discount?
Hi. DRC gave us a discount (we were only there for the weekend) of about $30 off each day/each of us. Call Landy (she's the weddings manager)...tell her that you really want to check it out and they will def. give you a good price.

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I also feel that way Amy! I think it's also that there are so many little things that I didn't consider, and once you start thinking about all the little details and items, things start to add up. But yes, it is a wedding, and just think how wonderful it will be! Plus you are probably saving money by doing a DW anyways! I know I am! A basic wedding here is anywhere between 10-20 grand, not including a honeymoon. A photography package alone costs more than what my DW is going to cost, plus you get a honeymoon out of it! and you get to get married in one of the most beautiful places on earth! :)

Everytime I start to get stressed, I try to stop, breath, and imagine myself on the beach in my wedding dress and I get so pumped, nothing else matters at that point! pinkie.gifelefant.gifsmile159.gif Get pumped girl!!!
Thanks I think I also needed that. We have been reconsidering or my I have been reconsidering when I start adding up all the prices. But its will be saving over a traditional wedding and its what I envision my wedding day. Walking on the soft sand to the one I love with a beautiful ocean and breeze in the back ground.

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Thanks for the tips everyone!

 

I'm leaving this Saturday and am pretty excited! The only bummer seems to be the weather forecast so far (but who knows, it might change...).

 

I've heard of all the wonderful things that there is to do on the resort when it's nice and sunny outside, but what is there to do when it rains?

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Thanks for the uplifting words girls... I needed that!

 

Snicker Doodle- I am so excited for you! I'll be thinking of you this weekend! Every time I have been to the Caribbean, I feel the weather forecast has always been bleak for some reason, but when I get there, the weather was always awesome! I'm sure they have some areas covered where they have activities for the guests just incase it rains. (Iâ€ve also heard that itâ€s good luck if it rains on your wedding day, um, not sure if that is comforting or not, but thatâ€s what my mother always tells me!)

 

These are the questions I asked Aurora, and her responses in blue:

We would like the reception (approx 40 guests) at the dolphin pool (if we change from ultimate package to the paradise package). What would the breakdown for dinner per person be? If you change for the Wedding In Paradise you have to pay $750 usd for private event at the Pool Terrace and $55 usd+tax+service for Silver Dinner or $65 usd+tax+service for Golden dinner. I do not want the gold or silver menu, because I do not like the food. For our reception I'd much rather have taco's/burrito's/quesadillas/rice and beans and other traditional Mexican foods. So I thought that would be the regular menu? We can offer you a Buffet Menu if you have 40 or more people please see the menus in the attachments but the cost are the same Silver Buffet Menu $55 usd+tax+service and Golden Buffet Menu $65 usd+tax+service or we can offer you a Mexican Buffet Menu for $55 usd+tax+service

 

Iâ€m thinking we are going to stay with the ultimate package, and the gold dinner, I really didnâ€t want a buffet at my wedding. She did send me the Mexican food buffet menus for the gold and silver options; Iâ€m not very skilled with this website, so if youâ€d like a copy my email address is amanda.peters@programexchange.com let me know and I can email them to you! (or if they are already on here somewhere and I missed it, sorry!)

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I also feel that way Amy! I think it's also that there are so many little things that I didn't consider, and once you start thinking about all the little details and items, things start to add up. But yes, it is a wedding, and just think how wonderful it will be! Plus you are probably saving money by doing a DW anyways! I know I am! A basic wedding here is anywhere between 10-20 grand, not including a honeymoon. A photography package alone costs more than what my DW is going to cost, plus you get a honeymoon out of it! and you get to get married in one of the most beautiful places on earth! :)

Everytime I start to get stressed, I try to stop, breath, and imagine myself on the beach in my wedding dress and I get so pumped, nothing else matters at that point! pinkie.gifelefant.gifsmile159.gif Get pumped girl!!!
Awesome. Love the dancing figures!!!

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Hello ladies: Was wondering if there were any other locations other than on a beach at Dreams Tulum. My father may have trouble walking in sand and was wondering if there were other options. Seems from the pics posted - most are on the beach which looks extraordinary - unfortunately, don't think I'll be able to have it there.

Thanks.

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Wow, I haven't been on for approx 10 days and looks like things have fallen apart here! That is really disappointing news about the 20$ menu being eliminated. I think the brides who booked a long time ago should really fight for that.

 

For all those of you who are worrying about the overall cost increasing (if in fact you are not able to get the 20$ menu option) then 2 other things for you to consider is (1) ditch the cocktail hour and just have your group gather at the lobby bar, Sugar Reef Bar or Veranda bar and have your own informal cocktail hour for FREE. Sure you will have other hotel guests around and you won't be getting special service, but you'll save a lot of fun and it will be almost as good. (2) consider having your reception at the World Café. They will put your group off to one side all together and you can still have some decorations and this option is FREE

 

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The one thing I thought would be fun is the marriachi band that comes with the package. Does anyone know if they'll allow you to hire an external company for that? I know you can add it on through Dreams, but I think it's around $800. Ouch!
You can get the mariachi trip or the carribean trio for about half that price (check page 1 for exact cost). The mariachi band has 7 members instead of 3 which is why it's so much more expensive.

 

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Hi everyone, first-time post in this tread! Getting married January 20th (2 weeks!) and can't wait! I have a question that the new brides may be able to answer... I went with the free package and sent my wedding coordinator the wedding form stating which bouquets and boutonnieres we wanted (based on the pamphlet), but after looking at your pictures, there seems to be MUCH MORE available than the ones shown on the pamphlet. Is this something that we can discuss with the wedding coordinator when we get there, or should we let her know in advance that we will probably want to change the flowers to more tropical-looking ones?
You don't have to do it in advance unless you are worried about it and want confirmation about a special type of flower. Many brides have gone with tropical bouquets that are totally different from what is in the flower guide and have had no problems.

 

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I emailed Natalia today to ask if there are picture options for different center pieces. She emailed me with a power point presentation that has some cool options. I haven't been able to upload the pics to this forum but if someone knows how, I can email the presentation.
Thanks for posting the pics on the page after this message, I have saved them and will add them to the photo page next time I update the thread.

 

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Is Mexican Fiesta on the beach or around a pool area? Thanks for your input!
It's behind El Patio, off to the side of the resort

 

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Another quick question: I'm looking into purchasing koozies for guests, but am not sure of what size to order. Any former brides have suggestions? They have tall koozies for bottles and then standard for either cans or regular cups. I'm not sure how Dreams serves their drinks. huh.gif
Many brides order custom travel mugs for their guests, probably much more expensive but would work better since they serve the drinks in glasses rather than bottles

 

 

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Sometimes I wonder if they just don't understand what we are clearly asking in our emails to them.
YES, this was definitely the case with me. It's so much easier when you get there. Try not to worry too much.

 

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also - does anyone know what the $800 dance floor fee is for?? If i am getting one of the dreams of love package, but i also want dancing at my reception, do i have to pay for that?
If you are happy with dancing on the natural floor (i.e. restaurant floor, around the pool, or on the sand depending on where your reception is) then no need to purchase a dance floor but if you wanted an actual real dance floor, than you have to pay

 

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I was wondering if any of the 2009 brides had a copy of the 2008--2009 planner...i would like to compare the verbiage and see if anything is really different. Every time i click on one of the links for the 2009 planner, it brings me to the BDW homepage.

Are you clicking on the PDF attachments on post #5 page 1? I just tried it again and it works fine, I re-downloaded the attachment.

 

 

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Hello ladies: Was wondering if there were any other locations other than on a beach at Dreams Tulum. My father may have trouble walking in sand and was wondering if there were other options. Seems from the pics posted - most are on the beach which looks extraordinary - unfortunately, don't think I'll be able to have it there.

Thanks.

The other options are the chapel or the convention centre (perhaps outside on the entrance of the convention centre?) Other locations are probably okay too, one bride last year got married at the bottom of the grand exterior staircases in front of the lobby.

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Does anyone know prices for children or what ages children start at for a reception dinner?

Is it all the same
Quoted right from Natalia from May when I got married "Menu in usd 25: Cheese hamburger, chicken fingers, spaguetti wth butter"

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