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#2321 BellaBeachBabe

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    Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:07 PM

    Hey everyone,

    I just received an e-mail from Aurora staing that the fire dancers are now 700$ for 20 mins? Is this really the going rate? I thought it was less expensive and for a longer show

    #2322 jerzygirl85

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      Posted 24 June 2009 - 04:29 PM

      hi everyone...i ordered my wedding dress a few weeks ago and am now wondering what type of shoes, if any, should I wear. My ceremony and reception will both be on the beach as of now so I'm not sure if I should wear heels.
      What are you ladies doing? Going barefoot, heels or barefoot sandals?

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      #2323 SunBride

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        Posted 24 June 2009 - 04:53 PM

        Hi Ladies!

        Well I have been on vacation for 2 weeks (Greek Islands!!!) and I see the forum has been as busy as always. A HUGE thanks to Blkatz for answering so many questions. There are very few brides who stick around after their weddings and take the time to answer questions. I know all you brides really appreciate it. And she is in fact in a better position to answer questions that I am since I am not practically an old married woman
        Does anyone know of any xel ha discount tickets? We really want to go and take the kids and our group but it's $75 adult to get in ($37.50 kids) and I'd love to find a discount of some kind.

        Also I remember reading on here of someone who order sandwiches packed to go on an outing ... does anyone know more about that? I'd love to take lunch and eat on the beach after touring the ruins.

        I'm down to the wire ... we leave in 11 days.

        Thanks for all of the help ladies! *SmiLes* Suzanne
        No there are no discounts. There use to be a basic admission and an all-inclusive admission, but now there is only the all-inclusive admission (food, snorkelling equipment, etc)

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        Originally Posted by starlitk
        A few FYIs for other brides:

        I am now being quoted $600 for 15 minutes of fire dancers. Supposedly, the vendor raised their rates and the resort has to pass that cost along to us.

        I was also just told by Carlos, the concierge, that they no longer do bike rides to the ruins because they have a new dangerous highway and it isn't safe to bike there anymore. Carlos also did not answer any of my other questions about the ruins, and instead is passing me along to a tour operator. So frustrating. Does anyone know answers to these questions?
        1. is it free to get into the ruins?
        2. how much is cab fare? is it difficult to get cabs for a big group?

        Also, friends of ours who got married at DT said that when they arrived at the resort, they found that the wedding coordinators had not saved a single email from them and they had to remake every decision. It is starting to look that way in my case, as they never remember my requests. I've seen the opposite of this in some of the other DT bride reviews. But, to be safe, print out everything you've sent them and bring it with you!

        Also, I was told 2 days ago (11 days before my wedding) that we are unable to have the SSG because they are leaving it open. So, a warning to SSG hopeful brides: you definitely may not get that 30 days of notice they tell you they'll give you. I have no idea where my reception will be now, and we leave on Wed.

        Sorry for the daunting post, but I am really getting frustrated with the inconsistencies with promises and pricing for things and thought I would give everyone a heads up! Hopefully, things will go more smoothly when we get there!
        Last year the taxi was 7$ and the entrace fee approx 4$ (you can't pay the entrance fee in US money, you need pesos).

        It's not a problem to get several taxis, there is a "station" (i.e. line-up of taxis) on the road just outside the hotel.



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        Hi girls! Quick questions...how much did you, or should i tip the wedding planner and photographer? Our photographer is from outside the resort....any suggestions?
        I tipped Landy 40$, I knew it wasn't much by our standards but it is a lot in Mexico. But I am sure there are lots of brides much more generous that me :) Also I had a small wedding and I used the free package. I would have tipped more in other circumstances. But I did feel the need to tip since I felt she went above and beyond. I also gave her 10$ to give to the 2 guys who did our gazebo set-up. And I think we tipped the waiter 20$ (we only had one waiter since we were just 10 people).

        I paid for my photographer to get her hair done (40$) since she had travelled with us. I thought that was enough. Then again, I had some issues with her. Maybe if I hadn't I would have been more generous.

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by BellaBeachBabe
        Hey everyone,

        I just received an e-mail from Aurora staing that the fire dancers are now 700$ for 20 mins? Is this really the going rate? I thought it was less expensive and for a longer show
        Funny, as quoted above somebody else just said a couple days ago they were quoted 600$ for 15 mins (make sure you get the extra 5 mins if you are paying the extra 100$!!!)

        #2324 Denise L

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          Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:46 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by jerzygirl85
          hi everyone...i ordered my wedding dress a few weeks ago and am now wondering what type of shoes, if any, should I wear. My ceremony and reception will both be on the beach as of now so I'm not sure if I should wear heels.
          What are you ladies doing? Going barefoot, heels or barefoot sandals?
          We had both our ceremony and reception on the beach and I wore a wedge flip flop (about 2 1/2") with jewels and beading around the thong part and had no problems walking on the beach.

          Also, just wanted to let you guys know if you are interedted in doing Thank you Postcards as your thank you cards I have a great website to check out and once ours are complete, hopefully I can figure out a way to post it?!?!?!

          #2325 Blkatz

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            Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:22 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jerzygirl85
            hi everyone...i ordered my wedding dress a few weeks ago and am now wondering what type of shoes, if any, should I wear. My ceremony and reception will both be on the beach as of now so I'm not sure if I should wear heels.
            What are you ladies doing? Going barefoot, heels or barefoot sandals?
            I wore flipflops to walk around in and then I just went barefoot for the ceremony. the sand is super soft around the canopy and it was great

            #2326 Lonna14

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              Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:05 PM

              Hello Ladies!
              Just got back from Dreams today!! My wedding on Saturday was perfect:))))) I have been waiting to say this, but all of you were correct, it is absolutley wonderful when you get there!!! AMAZING!! I am literally speechless at how much I enjoyed the wedding/vacation etc. I will get to my review soon I promise!!!

              I was also able to watch Lindsay's wedding from my balcony on Tuesday....it was georgeous as well!! Lindsay's dress and wedding looked amazing:)))

              Talk to you soon!!!!
              Lonna

              p.s. I could never have done this without the help from all of you:))

              #2327 SunBride

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                Posted 26 June 2009 - 06:50 AM

                Congratulations Lonna. Happy to hear you had as wonderful an experience as almost every other past bride.

                #2328 jerzygirl85

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                  Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:18 PM

                  Can't wait for your review! Congratulations
                  ~~Joanna~~

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                  #2329 Dee83

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                    Posted 26 June 2009 - 07:20 PM

                    I am just wondering if anyone else is having trouble getting email replies back from Natalia lately? Is she on holiday or something because I have emailed her three times in the past three weeks and I have gotten no reply (usually she replies back within the week)...is anyone else having communication problems??

                    #2330 RCBlondie

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                      Posted 27 June 2009 - 04:10 AM

                      Hello everyone,

                      So we were about to book at the Dreams Tulum and then found another resort that we were very interested in. A few hiccups with the other resort so we are back to the Dreams Resorts as our fav option.

                      We discovered that a new Dreams is being built and should be completed in Fall 2009, the Dreams Riviera Cancun. I have sent an email request in to them but have not heard anything.

                      Wondering if anyone has any info on the resort or who the WC will be?

                      Thanks,
                      Rachelle & Randal
                      June 2010
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