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#4271 geminiwanderlust

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    Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:17 AM

    I also emailed her to move back the wedding time from 500 to 430 and she also said no because another wedding was booked at 330. She said if they cancelled we could move the time up. I too am worried about running out of time.

    #4272 Lite

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      Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:21 PM

      Did someone say they already had the 2011 price guide?  I emailed Landy and she said it's not available till November.  I have done zero planning!  Gotta get my butt in gear here or it's going to be a very simple wedding :)



      #4273 pineapplebride

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        Posted 23 October 2010 - 02:16 PM

        I would say this is the best advice you could give to any brides who are looking into getting married at DT!

         

        An acquaintance of mine got married at DT last December. She was never a member of BDW, never even heard of it (poor girl)! She was 100% thrilled and amazed by the wedding Dreams Tulum provided her with. She went into the process with only the wedding coordinator and wedding guide as a reference... and was not disappointed at all!

         

        I think us BDW brides are slightly spoiled by the fact that we get to hear other brides reviews and experiences and expect that we should get the same service and be allowed to bend the rules a little because other brides did. Ex. having two entrees, setup costs waived, no outside vendor fees, free room upgrades... etc... whereas if you didn't hear that other brides got this you would never think to expect it.

         

        The bottom line is that DT will still provide you with a BEAUTIFUL wedding...You just have to expect to pay for everything you wish you receive. The one thing that does really piss me off is the inconsistency between all the different Dreams Resorts. However, I wouldn't be surprised if the other Dreams resorts take the same business approach to weddings as DT, rather than the other way around

         

        Stick to the wedding guide 100% and don't expect them to waver whatsoever on anything. Maybe that was my mistake..

         

         

         

         

         

         




        Heather & Max - Dreams Tulum - May 10, 2011!

        Fuschia and Orange Bouquet and Bout for sale: http://www.bestdesti...t-bout-for-sale


        #4274 pineapplebride

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          Posted 23 October 2010 - 02:20 PM

          Would you consider doing Bride and Groom pictures before the ceremony? Apparently this is a really popular option... its called "first look" wedding photos. Photographers LOVE when the schedule allows for this because they get really amazing pictures without being rushed. That way you could get great photos in daylight without worrying about time!

          It just really depends on whether or not you want him to see you for the first time walking down the aisle!
           

          Originally Posted by geminiwanderlust 

          I also emailed her to move back the wedding time from 500 to 430 and she also said no because another wedding was booked at 330. She said if they cancelled we could move the time up. I too am worried about running out of time.



          Heather & Max - Dreams Tulum - May 10, 2011!

          Fuschia and Orange Bouquet and Bout for sale: http://www.bestdesti...t-bout-for-sale


          #4275 vlynnw

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            Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:03 AM

             I just had a question pop up from reading someone's review on trip advisor about their daughter's wedding.  Were any of you past brides charged an additional fee when using your credit card to have the funds exchanged to pseo's? 


            Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

            #4276 fillandspill

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              Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:53 PM

              We have been making payments for our wedding before we go down and our credit card company charges us a 2.7 % foreign transaction fee and one of our other cards wanted t charge us 3.4% so make sure you check w/ your credit card company nothing to do w/ the resort.



              #4277 Maur

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                Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:30 PM

                Well said, I agree with you 100% - just like if you were to have a wedding in the States you would be paying for everything and anything - don't expect something for nothing.



                #4278 OceanWonderland

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                  Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:19 AM

                  I agree with having to pay for something...but you have to remember, we are bringing in LOTS of money to the hotel. If we had a wedding at the states, our guests would be spread out over lots of hotels, so I wouldn't expect the hotel(s) to give me anything. Having said that, I have attended out of town weddings of my friends, and stayed at their requested hotel..and the hotel would set up a complimentary cocktail hour EVERY night we were there, for their wedding guests only. A nice thank you for booking all your guests through us from the hotel....which I thought was very nice.

                   

                  Because of this, I do expect the hotel to waiver a few items...nothing crazy. I don't see why I should have to pay $150 base set up + another $3/pp to tie bows to chairs, bows that I purchased and brought from the States. I would feel screwed doing that in the States for sure!  Pick a fee, you can either charge me $150 or $3/pp, but not BOTH. Some of these fees aren't even listed in detail in the wedding guide, so it's sort of a surprise when you get your final bill.

                   

                  Also, I don't understand why we can't have 2 entree choices for the dinner. Every wedding in the States I've been to has asked me "Meat, Chicken, or Veggie". When I talk to my guests about how we only get one choice, I'm met with crazy eyes, like how is that possible? Why wouldn't they give you 2 options with 75+ guests? Just meat and fish. A lot of my guests don't eat fish and a lot don't eat meat....so I'm screwed having only one option. They might all get vegetarian lasagna....most expensive lasagna of their lives!


                  Leslie and Aaron ~ Dreams Tulum ~ November 15, 2010
                  Our wedding slideshow from the amazing William Sanchez: http://www.williamsa...aron/slideshow/
                  And our TTD session (William Sanchez and Ivan Luckie): http://www.williamsa...slie aaron/ttd/

                  #4279 pineapplebride

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                    Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:00 PM

                    The lack of meal choices is def my biggest disappointment too. My family/friends have a lot of food allergies/sensitivities and stuff. 6 people allergic to shellfish/seafood... 3 vegetarians, 1 vegan... 6 people don't eat beef... 3 refuse to eat fish. I think my only option is to offer the chicken and veg lasagna.

                    They do offer vegetarian lasagna as a second choice for vegetarians... but I still don't know what to do about my sister who is vegan!

                    I just keep reminding myself that people will be able to choose their own meals for the rest of the week and the wedding food is only one night.
                     

                    Originally Posted by OceanWonderland 


                    Also, I don't understand why we can't have 2 entree choices for the dinner. Every wedding in the States I've been to has asked me "Meat, Chicken, or Veggie". When I talk to my guests about how we only get one choice, I'm met with crazy eyes, like how is that possible? Why wouldn't they give you 2 options with 75+ guests? Just meat and fish. A lot of my guests don't eat fish and a lot don't eat meat....so I'm screwed having only one option. They might all get vegetarian lasagna....most expensive lasagna of their lives!




                    Heather & Max - Dreams Tulum - May 10, 2011!

                    Fuschia and Orange Bouquet and Bout for sale: http://www.bestdesti...t-bout-for-sale


                    #4280 underthesea

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                      Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:54 PM

                      So glad I am also not the only one who finds this super annoying!  We have 4 vegetarians and a vegan as well and even a few people with wheat allergies.  We're going to choose the beef option and hope people are ok with the lasagna!  I'm getting married in Jan. so will let you know if we figure out an alternative.






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