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#3341 jerzygirl85

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    Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:17 PM

    I know that the wedding guide mentions that a 10% tax and 15% tip will be charged on the reception dinner. Does anyone know if that tip is for the WC or is it for the waiters? Did anyone or is anyone planning on tipping the WC separately? I most likely will tip the WC separately, but how much is enough?
    ~~Joanna~~

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    #3342 jmb0902

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      Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:35 PM

      Quote:
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      I know that the wedding guide mentions that a 10% tax and 15% tip will be charged on the reception dinner. Does anyone know if that tip is for the WC or is it for the waiters? Did anyone or is anyone planning on tipping the WC separately? I most likely will tip the WC separately, but how much is enough?
      We gave Anabel a small Bath & Body Works gift and then $40 at our first meeting with her - she did such a phenomenal job that my parents tipped her $50 at the reception. I think it's whatever you want to do, they work hard regardless of if you tip... but the time and sweat put into each wedding they do (sometimes with 3 a day!) is amazing, and I don't know when they even get to see their families or even eat!

      #3343 clinicalgal

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        Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

        Hi Everyone!
        I have two questions:
        1. Is there some place on this forum where we can post our wedding date to see what other destination brides will be getting married at Dreams Tulum during that same week? That may be really helpful for coordinating, and maybe we can even cut costs by sharing decorations??
        2. Aurora wrote me back that the Seaside Grill is not a very private location. Can any destination brides that have been to Dreams Tulum help me decide on a reception location that is private(ish) and has a cement floor with an overhang... basically, i want the tables to be set up on the sand but be next to an outdoor/indoor area, one with a cement floor and an overhang so that guests can dance there and we don't have to pay extra for a dance floor on the beach. Any suggestions?? :)
        June 28th, 2010 was the day!
        Bride, Groom, & 50 Guests danced the night away!

        #3344 clinicalgal

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          Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

          Hi Everyone!
          I have two questions:
          1. Is there some place on this forum where we can post our wedding date to see what other destination brides will be getting married at Dreams Tulum during that same week? That may be really helpful for coordinating, and maybe we can even cut costs by sharing decorations??
          2. Aurora wrote me back that the Seaside Grill is not a very private location. Can any destination brides that have been to Dreams Tulum help me decide on a reception location that is private(ish) and has a cement floor with an overhang... basically, i want the tables to be set up on the sand but be next to an outdoor/indoor area, one with a cement floor and an overhang so that guests can dance there and we don't have to pay extra for a dance floor on the beach. Any suggestions?? :)
          June 28th, 2010 was the day!
          Bride, Groom, & 50 Guests danced the night away!

          #3345 jerzygirl85

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            Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:58 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by clinicalgal
            Hi Everyone!
            I have two questions:
            1. Is there some place on this forum where we can post our wedding date to see what other destination brides will be getting married at Dreams Tulum during that same week? That may be really helpful for coordinating, and maybe we can even cut costs by sharing decorations??
            2. Aurora wrote me back that the Seaside Grill is not a very private location. Can any destination brides that have been to Dreams Tulum help me decide on a reception location that is private(ish) and has a cement floor with an overhang... basically, i want the tables to be set up on the sand but be next to an outdoor/indoor area, one with a cement floor and an overhang so that guests can dance there and we don't have to pay extra for a dance floor on the beach. Any suggestions?? :)
            1. Look at the first page of this thread and you will see a list of brides and their wedding dates.

            2. I don't really know if a location exists that you describe. Maybe El Patio or one of the pools may interest you, but neither have an over hang that you are looking for. Again, if you look on page 1 of the thread, sunbride has a description of each of the reception locations.

            HTH
            ~~Joanna~~

            Bride & Groom plus 36 booked!

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            #3346 AchiCAp0547

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              Posted 12 February 2010 - 06:22 PM

              hmmm... so... Aurora emailed me today and said that"We would like to offer you the Relax Pool Terrace for your Reception dinner this location is more private and Elegant and perfect because you will have music please see the pictures in the attachment and confirm me that you want to get it." I thought I wanted the dolphin pool, uhhh so I guess now I'll have the relax pool, HAHAHA. Is there enough light at the relaxed pool for a night reception?!? hmm... seems not so much. I guess I'll have to buy candles or something!

              #3347 taranyc

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                Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:05 AM

                [QUOTE=clinicalgal;1174541]
                1. Is there some place on this forum where we can post our wedding date to see what other destination brides will be getting married at Dreams Tulum during that same week? That may be really helpful for coordinating, and maybe we can even cut costs by sharing decorations??



                Hey...here is the list...it doesn't get updated that often. Maybe just add your name to it. There is a list of things to post (see below as well)...i've done it a couple of times, but still don't see my date...i think just adding a new list here is a good idea...i've been wondering as well if there are any brides out there on my date. :) I copied all of the info from the front page...sunbride, should we send the info directly to you?


                2010

                Cyntherella - January 7th, 2010, 4pm
                Butteflyf369 – January 20, 2010 at 2:00PM
                danispence13 - February 26th 2010 3pm
                sunprncss85 - March 19th, 2010
                Loegurl - March 2010
                northernflasher - March 26 2010
                Sophie - April 6, 2010
                jerzygirl85 - April 24, 2010
                Clairisse April 28, 2010
                TaraLeanne – April 29 2010
                honeybear - May 4, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
                Trulystarr - May 12, 2010
                Oasisgirl – May 13 2010
                TeamTejeda - May 22 2010
                ems4 - May 22, 2010 3PM
                LeNell - May 29,2010
                VioletVixen- June19 2010
                BarbieBride – June 22, 2010
                Royal Lady10 - June 26, 2010
                Starlitk - June 27, 2009
                Clinicalgal - June 28 2010 6pm
                RCBlondie - June 2010
                Tisha316 – July 31 2010
                Taranyc - Septmber 25, 2010 at 4p...reception at 6:30p
                Kacelb - October 9, 2010 at 2 PM
                Amyboerema - Dec. 4, 2010

                2011

                Vlynnw - May 6, 2011



                BRIDE LIST (DETAILED)

                *note, not all brides are on this list (past brides are only on if they write a review and provide me the info after the wedding, upcoming brides are only on if they provide me their info) the above short list of brides has all BDW Dreams Tulum brides

                This list will help other brides in determining who is having some of the same elements as them and they can contact you for questions or read your review for more info on particular aspects.

                If you post your info in the thread, Sunbride will add it to the list (but please be patient, it is only updated more or less once a month as it takes a lot of time and a moderator needs to get involved to do it)

                Username:
                Names:
                Date & Time:
                Wedding package:
                Wedding extras (through the resort):
                Outside vendors (cost charged by vendor and any fees charged by the resort):
                Type of ceremony:
                Coordinator:
                Number of guests:
                Ceremony location and time:
                Cocktail hour location and time:
                Reception location and time:
                Photographer:
                Videographer:
                Review (link):
                Photos (link):
                Video (link):
                Planning thread (link):
                Wedding website (link):
                Special arrangements / activities:
                See my review for ….

                Username: taranyc
                Names: tara and kenny
                Date & Time: saturday, sept. 25, 2010 at 4p...reception at 6:30 (dolphin pool)
                Wedding package: free
                Wedding extras (through the resort): paying for reception and dinner cost
                Outside vendors (cost charged by vendor and any fees charged by the resort): thinking about hiring a dj
                Type of ceremony: symbolic
                Coordinator: i've talked to all of them, but aurora did my site tour
                Number of guests: 44
                Ceremony location and time: beach off the side from the grill, 4p
                Cocktail hour location and time: n/a...i'll be taking photos...guests will have the time to relax, etc. before the reception
                Reception location and time: dolphin pool area at 6:30p
                Photographer: my sister in law
                Videographer: my guests...giving them all flip cameras (i also have an old 16mm that i'm hoping to use...love that vintage look)
                Review (link): n/a
                Photos (link): my save the date and florida engagment photos...taking nyc engagement photos in april.
                Video (link): n/a
                Planning thread (link): n/a
                Wedding website (link): Welcome - The Knot: Wedding Web Page Builder
                Special arrangements / activities: we are hoping that our guests will use this as their vacation as well, so we are giving them a welcome book with lots of our favorite things to do in the riviera maya. the guys may do a deep sea fishing day and I think we are going to take a group trip to dos ojos...we love dos ojos!
                See my review for … n/a


                #3348 taranyc

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                  Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:07 AM

                  Photos (link): my save the date and florida engagment photos...taking nyc engagement photos in april.


                  whoops...here is that link.

                  engagment photos pictures by ttorricelli - Photobucket

                  xo,
                  t

                  #3349 taranyc

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                    Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:29 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by AchiCAp0547
                    hmmm... so... Aurora emailed me today and said that"We would like to offer you the Relax Pool Terrace for your Reception dinner this location is more private and Elegant and perfect because you will have music please see the pictures in the attachment and confirm me that you want to get it." I thought I wanted the dolphin pool, uhhh so I guess now I'll have the relax pool, HAHAHA. Is there enough light at the relaxed pool for a night reception?!? hmm... seems not so much. I guess I'll have to buy candles or something!


                    hmm...strange to get that email out of the blue. i've been thinking that i would like the relax pool area a little better. it just seems more secluded and i like that. i really want to deck out the reception with candles creating a sexy warm mood. did she send you any new photos of that area that you can share?

                    thank you for the post!
                    xo,
                    t

                    #3350 jmb0902

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                      Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:30 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by AchiCAp0547
                      hmmm... so... Aurora emailed me today and said that"We would like to offer you the Relax Pool Terrace for your Reception dinner this location is more private and Elegant and perfect because you will have music please see the pictures in the attachment and confirm me that you want to get it." I thought I wanted the dolphin pool, uhhh so I guess now I'll have the relax pool, HAHAHA. Is there enough light at the relaxed pool for a night reception?!? hmm... seems not so much. I guess I'll have to buy candles or something!
                      Haha that's so funny because that is the same exact email except mine was to offer me the Dolphin Pool... they must use all the same wording! If you still want the Dolphin pool I would still pursue it - honestly they probably gave it to someone else and they're trying to make the relax pool sound better to you. When we were there, I had originally wanted the relax pool but after I saw some receptions it was way too dark, far away from any bathroom or bar, etc. But it's all personal preference!




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