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#2041 clinicalgal

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    Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:02 PM

    Thanks Blkatz! You just gave me a great idea to ask my cantor! is it still "religiously legal" or whatever if a cantor and not a rabbi marries you??

    The other thing i left out of my post was a question about Landy - is it normal for her to take weeks to reply? both times i wrote her, i had to wait about 10 days average to hear back :/
    June 28th, 2010 was the day!
    Bride, Groom, & 50 Guests danced the night away!

    #2042 Blkatz

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      Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:05 PM

      yea-she takes forever sometimes! Try emailing Natalia.

      weddings2@dreamstulum.com.mx

      #2043 SunBride

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        Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:02 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Denise L
        ok...my reivew is ready, just not sure how to post it...sorry. Right now it's a word document. Help please
        Great! Some people post it in this thread, but it can be hard to find later (even if I provide the link, sometimes it just links to the first page). It's better if you start a new thread (also, then other from not from DT can see it too).

        Start a new thread in this sub-forum

        Wedding Reviews - Best Destination Wedding Forum

        You can call it "Denise L's Dreams Tulum review - April 2009" or something like that.

        #2044 Denise L

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          Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:11 PM

          Thanks for your help Sunbride...my review has been posted!

          #2045 SunBride

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            Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:11 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by clinicalgal
            Hi Everyone! Thank you so so much for this thread!! Dave and I are about 99.9% sure we will be planning a wedding at Dreams Tulum, so far it is the absolute favorite for us. We had a few questions to those who have planned or are currently planning wedding here. If you are able to help, it would be SUCH a great service to us. Feel free to private message me or leave answers here, i'll check back regularly :)

            1. We are in desperate search of a rabbi. Landy said there isn't one at Dreams or near by. Any Jewish brides or grooms that can help with this? Our rabbi won't travel with us :/

            2. How do you go about decorations? Are there options or are you supposed to bring with you what you want and they decorate it for you?

            3. How do you chose WHICH package to purchase (for the down payment, etc) when you aren't sure how many guests will attend??

            4. I do not plan on renting out the ballroom and a private dj for the night - isn't there a "night club" at the resort? Have wedding parties just taken place there, utilizing the resort's already provided entertainment?? Or is the night club not really as great as they make it seem??

            5. Would ya'll recommend opting for the private dinner/cocktail hour on the beach after the ceremony or just going to one of the included restaurants with the wedding guests? Is this even an option depending on number of guests? What are you all doing?

            I think that's it for now :) Any and all answers are welcome, i'd LOVE to know what everyone is doing. And if this isn't the right place to post these questions, i'm so sorry - i'm definitely new to all this :)

            Thanks!!
            Galina
            I can answer some of your questions although maybe some other more recent brides can join in:

            1) I suggest you post this question in the Mayan Riviera sub-forum. I don't know if anyone on here can help you, but if you post the question (start a new thread) in the Mayan Riviera sub-forum, it will give the opportunity for other brides at other resorts in the area to help you out. Also try doing a search for "rabbi" in that sub-forum.

            2) They do have some decorations, you can see the list in the guide. However the selection is limited. Some people bring their own because they can have exactly what they want and it can be cheaper. Just remember, shipping things in advance in inconvenient (they may get stuck in customs) so only bring whatever you can find in your luggage (either your own, or your guests if you have guests not filling their luggage allowance. If you are going over your allowance, check with your airline to find out about the rate so that you don't get a last minute surprise and panick). For small and/or lighter items you are probably better bringing your own but for heavy things (like vases) it's probably not worth it if you need several of them (I did bring 2-3 small vases with me and didn't have an issue, but my airline had a generous luggage allowance and my parents took 2 suitcases for me).

            3) You can switch your package at any time, no problem. So perhaps go with the free one for now and then upgrade later if you choose to.

            4) Yes there is a disco, it is the Desire night club, located under the lobby. Some groups to go there rather than setting up their own system on the beach or hiring a DJ. Others prefer the beach atmosphere and/or want to get their own DJ. Obviously it wil depend on how important it is to you and your budget. But the disco is definitely a good option.

            5) You can't go to a restaurant with a group more than 10, you need a group reservation and you need to pay. However, you could go to one of the bars (such as the Veranda bar or the Sugar Reef Bar) with your guests and have your cocktail hour there but it won't be a private event and your won't have special service (i.e. you will have to go to the bar to order drinks) and no appetizers (unless you pay extra for them). Once again, it all depends on how important these things are for you and what your budget is (I didn't have a cocktail hour, but if I had had a large group I would have just had an informal one at the Sugar Reef Bar because I really liked it there, check out the pics on page 2, and also because to me personally it's not worth the money to pay for a private cocktail hour, but that's just my personal opinion)

            #2046 SunBride

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              Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:11 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Denise L
              Thanks for your help Sunbride...my review has been posted!
              YAY!!! Off to read it!

              For the other brides, you can find it here:

              http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t42083

              #2047 MajikDreams

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                Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:45 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by SunBride
                Great! Some people post it in this thread, but it can be hard to find later (even if I provide the link, sometimes it just links to the first page). It's better if you start a new thread (also, then other from not from DT can see it too).

                Start a new thread in this sub-forum

                Wedding Reviews - Best Destination Wedding Forum

                You can call it "Denise L's Dreams Tulum review - April 2009" or something like that.
                Sunbride - can I just copy and paste from my Word doc? I'm almost finished with my review. Also, how do I post pictures and where should I post them? With the review?

                Sorry for the questions... and look! I think I have a siggy ! =)
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                #2048 SunBride

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                  Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:06 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by MajikDreams
                  Sunbride - can I just copy and paste from my Word doc? I'm almost finished with my review. Also, how do I post pictures and where should I post them? With the review?
                  go to the link I provided

                  Wedding Reviews - Best Destination Wedding Forum

                  right above "Annoucement" you will see "New thread" click that. Then add you title and copy and paste your review in the big box.

                  I posted instructions for how to post pictures here

                  http://bestdestinati....194#post775857

                  (Page 197 of this thread).

                  You can post them with your review. You can only post 10 at a time. But you can post 10, then hit "reply" and post 10 more, and you can keep hitting reply to post as many as you want.

                  I sent you a PM with my email address, if you can't figure it out email me the pics and I will add them for you.

                  #2049 jmb0902

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                    Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:15 AM

                    Okay--- so I work in organ donation-- and I just noticed today on our CDC Malaria Travel Risk worksheet is Quintana Roo (Tulum) and includes all resort areas!!!

                    I am very surprised by this b/c that is one of the reasons we avoided the DR. Was anyone else aware of this? And for past brides- did anyone use quinine or any other malarial prophylaxis?


                    #2050 RCBlondie

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                      Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:47 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Blkatz
                      I forgot to post all my info :)

                      Username: Blkatz
                      Names (optional, first names only) -Beth
                      Date & Time- May 2 2009 3 pm
                      Number of guests-not sure-thinking 40
                      Coordinator: Been talking with Lizette
                      Ceremony location: Wanting the beach
                      Reception location: Maybe El Patio
                      Photographer: Eric from Claudia Rodriguez team
                      Videographer: just going to use the resort one
                      Review (link): N/A
                      Photos (link): N/A
                      Video (link): N/A
                      Special arrangements / activities: My future husband is a huge fishing fan so he is going to charter a boat for the guys. I am going to treat the girls to the spa
                      congratulations on your wedding. I hope it was a lovely day for you and look forward to the pictures.
                      Rachelle & Randal
                      June 2010
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