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#4451 SaraMexicoBride

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    Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:50 PM

    Oh and another question,

    Is anyone else planning on going to the disco after their reception?  I'm assuming 3 hours is not enough time to have dinner, speeches, and dancing.  Or is there not really much dancing at the disco?



    #4452 barbiegirl_27

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      Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:47 AM

      The night of our wedding we had planned to go to the disco, but when we walked out of the French restaurant, we all headed towards the Sugar Reef Bar, b/c there was live music being played. We couldn't have asked for anything more really! I had heard that the disco wasn't the greatest, so I'm glad we didn't end up going!



      #4453 vlynnw

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        Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:56 AM



        Originally Posted by cookiemunchkin 

        We're off to Mexico tomorrow for our wedding on the 19th!  Just wanted to thank everyone for their advice (OceanWonderland and barbiegirl_27, you two were LIFESAVERS for me!) and I'll be sure to pass on some updates for the future brides when we are back. 

         

        12 hours to go!  :D

        Have an amazing time, can't wait to hear about it!

         

         

         

        Sara - thanks, I'm a little worried about the resort videographer since I requested a link and they don't have any samples for me to see, what was the quality like?  I asked them a bunch of specific questions about how they record and deliver and the responses I got raised a lot of red flags for me so I'm thinking of going ahead and getting Mike Cantrell to do the video for us because he will also get our first dance, cake cutting, and do well wishes on the video from our guests.  Plus he's going to assist me in making a live video feed of the ceremony for grandparents and my sister that are unable to be there.  He makes me feel a lot more comfortable.  I may have the resort videographer come to the rehearsal dinner instead then since we'll be doing parent speeches and stuff and I'm planning on having the resort photographer come then too.  That way I don't lose what I have. 

         

        barbiegirl - that sounds like so much fun, I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that something like that is happening on our night too now
         


        Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

        #4454 LaLastMinute

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          Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:51 AM

           

          Originally Posted by geminiwanderlust 


          I have traveled to the area many times and have never exchanged money.  They gladly accept the US dollar everywhere we went--most even preferred it.   I'm not sure about UK currency.   When down there, if you do decide to go with pesos, be careful where you do your exchange at.  Maybe google current exchange rates first--have heard of many people getting ripped off. 
           


           

          Thanks for that!  I shall pass the information along.  We'll get dollars then, although I recall that when we left Mexico last time, we got charged an 'exit fee' that had to be paid in pesos when we checked in at the airport.  We were thinking about getting pesos just to pay for that for our group.  Does anybody know if that's still the case?



          #4455 LaLastMinute

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            Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:29 AM

            Only 2 1/2 weeks 'til we leave for Mexico and unfortunately I haven't finished planning... I just have a few questions that some of you might be able to answer...

             

            1.  I understand that maracas are easy to come by (and cheap!) in Playa del Carmen, so I'll definitely get some of those, but what about starfish?  I'd like to line the aisle (on the beach) with them, but thought they might be easier (and cheaper) to pick up in Mexico... does anybody know for sure?  PS  I got the idea from someone's review, but can't remember who... thanks!

             

            2.  I'm renting the sound system for the reception for 2 hours... I thought we'd start the music after we eat... does anybody know when the clock starts ticking on that?

             

            That's it for now, but I'm sure I'll have more as I think of them.

             

            Thanks much!



            #4456 Sheena2011

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              Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:36 AM

              Question for Canadian brides - were any of you able to take advantage of the 6th room free promotion that is currently on the website? Air Canada Vacations is telling me it's every 16th room because it's a wedding group. The fine print on the Dreams website states that only free weddings wouldn't apply, but we're not doing the freebie.



              #4457 fabbrunette

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                Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:57 PM

                Hi everyone!! Thanks for this amazing thread! I am a new DT bride as well and this thread has been so helpful!

                 


                Username: fabbrunette
                Names (optional, first names only): Margarita & Josh

                Date & Time: January 2012 - still deciding exact dates

                Wedding package: Ultimate or the one below
                Wedding extras (and cost charged): none (yet)
                Type of ceremony: Symbolic
                Coordinator: ?
                Number of guests: 12

                Ceremony location: Beach I thnk

                Reception location: seaside grill?

                Photographer: don't have one yet

                Videographer: don't have one yet

                Review (link):
                Photos (link):
                Video (link):
                Special arrangements / activities (i.e. welcome dinner, special set-up, anything that's not the norm): welcome dinner, a day trip to xcaret, and maybe the pirate ship cruise in cancun?



                #4458 Felicia79

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                  Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:31 PM

                  @Sheena 2011

                  I didnt get that promotion, but I had booked with Sunwing. The promotion we got was for every 11 people that booked, the 12th person was free.



                  #4459 Felicia79

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                    Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:35 PM

                    HI Everyone,

                     

                    I'm new here, and I just discovered this site today, and it is FABULOUS for all information!

                     

                    Username: Felicia79
                    Names: Felicia and Darren
                    Date & Time: May 7th, 3:30pm
                    Wedding package: Ultimate Wedding Package
                    Wedding extras (through the resort):
                    Outside vendors (cost charged by vendor and any fees charged by the resort):
                    Type of ceremony: Symbolic
                    Coordinator: Landy and Aurora
                    Number of guests: 34
                    Ceremony location and time:
                    Cocktail hour location and time: not too sure yet - i think after the ceremony
                    Reception location and time: same as above
                    Photographer: the resort
                    Videographer:
                    Review (link):
                    Photos (link):
                    Video (link):
                    Planning thread (link):
                    Wedding website (link): www.mywedding.com/darrenandfelicia
                    Special arrangements / activities:
                    See my review for ….



                    #4460 pineapplebride

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                      Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:21 PM

                      I'm also Canadian!

                      Our group rate is through signature/sunwing and they also have the every 16th trip free. The Dreams promotion is SO much better... every 6th trip free. I hounded my travel agent though to get the Dreams promotion and we finally got them to agree. The details for us is it is a maximum of 4 free trips (2 rooms). We are able to split the free trips among all our guests too, which will be about a $200 saving per person! The travel agent will cut all our guests who booked through our group rate a check 2 weeks before we leave!
                       

                      Originally Posted by Sheena2011 

                      Question for Canadian brides - were any of you able to take advantage of the 6th room free promotion that is currently on the website? Air Canada Vacations is telling me it's every 16th room because it's a wedding group. The fine print on the Dreams website states that only free weddings wouldn't apply, but we're not doing the freebie.




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

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