Thank you for all of your info! Do you have any idea if this is true for all Dreams resorts?! Also, where was your reception held?
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:02 AM
I'm pretty sure this is common for all Dreams resorts. The prices for the reception dinner are most likely a bit different depending on which resort you choose. I think Dreams PV and Los Cabos are much cheaper for dinner than the Cancun area. You'll have to email each Dreams wedding coordinator and ask to see their wedding package additional prices. Or search through each Dreams thread, because it's bound to be mentioned by previous brides.
Our reception was held at Seaside Grill. Since we had so many guests and a DJ we wanted to rent out our own space and make it really feel private. But we saw many weddings by the pools and on the beach and they were very lovely. You can't go wrong where you choose to have your reception.
Also, Dreams Tulum is notorious for not 'substituting' things in the package for other things (i.e., cancel cocktail hour and replace with extra plates for reception). They will not switch anything. If you don't want it, you just don't use it. I know other Dreams resorts are much more lax about substituting those types of things...but that may start changing...seems like each year they change things around. Just to warn you in case you think you can ask them about that kind of stuff. They won't. I think Dreams Cancun does though. Like I said, just read through the past 10-20 pages of all the Dreams resorts you're interested in and you can get a general idea about each resort.
The special thing about Tulum is it's location. You aren't in the busy area of Cancun, you really feel like you're at a very private resort. You can walk south on the beach all the way to the ruins if you feel like it. Also, you're reallllly close to all the fun activities. Everyone from Cancun has to wake up early to take an hour long bus ride, while your guests can take a taxi ride for 5-10 min.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:30 AM
sorry I didn't mean the buffet meal option, I mean at the buffet, the World Cafe or whatever its called. Aurora offered this as a place to have a free reception. They would rope off a section for the party, and you'd have your own waiters, but it would just be the meal....you wouldn't be able to have your dancing and such there.
Originally Posted by OceanWonderland
Nope, we had to have a buffet (I think it's mandatory, or highly suggested, with a party greater than 50 guests), and I can assure you, it's the exact same price per person as a plated dinner. You basically get all the items on the silver menu or all the items on the gold menu for the buffet. I'm not sure there are many resorts in Mexico that give a free reception for parties over 10. They might have cheaper dinner options, but when I originally looked around, it seemed it was pretty common to charge for this special event.
Quote:Originally Posted by barbiegirl_27
From my understanding the only way to have a "free" reception is to do it at the buffet. I think even then there is a limit on the number of people, that's something you'd want to check with your co-ordinator about though.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:12 PM
does anyone know if we are able to take the flowers to the reception from the ceremony like the ones from the arch or at least have them sent to theroom?
Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:22 PM
Having my reception at Seaside Grill, what are everyones feelings regarding sit down vs. buffet style dinner?
Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:58 AM
From what I understand the buffet is the same and is mandatory if you have a group of 50 +
Also, I was advised by a previous and very helpful bride that the buffet is a much quicker process 1.5 hrs. vs. 3 hrs.
Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:22 AM
Originally Posted by Amykat
How exciting!!! I cant wait to see it. Thanks for posting this
Quote:Originally Posted by pineapplebride
Our resort is featured in the Feb 2011 issue of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine!!! The article features a couple who got married at DT on June 11, 2010. Their wedding looked beautiful!!
I picked up the magazine last weekend ~ it's just a neat article to keep in my files!
Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:32 PM
Since we only get about 3 hours for the reception, I'm starting to get a little worried that it's going to be very short. I have a fear that we're going to finish eating, dance to two songs, and they'll be trying to shut us down. Does anyone know about how long the dinner portion takes? I'm hoping someone is going to ease my mind! Haha, Thank you!
Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:25 AM
Hi all! I've been lurking for awhile and have read most of this thread. I was wondering how long the dinner takes as well... My wedding is 10 Mar 2011, so is coming up very fast. There are 12 of us (Bride and Groom + 10 guests) and we are planning on getting the sound system (for 2 hours) and using an ipod playlist for the reception. I was thinking we could start it after we ate to give us a bit more time. My fiance thinks that since there are just a few of us, we'll look silly dancing and that we should play the music while we eat. Does anybody have any ideas? I'm also trying to figure out the best time for the reception. The wedding is at 4, so I was thinking cocktail hour on lobby terrace at 5:30 (to give plenty of time for pictures)... sunset is at 5:55 and I thought there would be a nice view from the terrace. Then dinner at 6:30 or 7?
As an aside, it seems like this thread has slowed down quite a bit... is it just the time of year? Also, SunBride hasn't updated the lists since March 2010. Maybe she's gotten sick of it? It does seem like a lot of work! Anyways... hello all!!!
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