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#4661 amjohnson

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    Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:00 PM



    Originally Posted by vlynnw 


     

     

    The cost per bottle of wine ranges from $25-$60 per bottle.  It all depends on what you get really but I think for 15 of us it came around $200 something.  I don't know the exact total because my FIL paid for it. 

     

    We used an outside photog who stayed off site, and we also used the resort photog.  The guy from the resort was present for our cocktail hour it worked out great. 

     

    Florist: I used Angel from Angel accents and got all real touch flowers since I was picky on my flowers. I strongly recommend not using the resort if you know exactly what you want because they charge so much more than an outside florist.  If it's something relatively simple then the resort wouldn't be a problem but my centerpieces cost me $45 a piece and the resort wanted to charge me $425 for the same thing.  Just an idea of cost differences....also I contacted other florist in the area and they were all charging me between $45-$65 for the same centerpiece. 

     

    Dance floor: you don't need a special dance floor for dancing you just need an area to dance.  Dance floors are not necessary at all, we just danced on the cement by the pool where our reception was held.  I never once even considered getting a dance floor while planning. 
     

     




    The beach is great at night, and I don't know when you're going to be there but we were there in May and we never had any problems with bugs. 

     


    Hi vlynnw,

    Thanks for the info. Can you tell me how you located local florists? I may just get centerpieces from a local florist there. My sister may make my bridesmaid bouquets with silk flowers and then I will get my bouquet incorporated in the package.

     

     



    #4662 amjohnson

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      Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:08 PM

      Hi Ladies,

      So I have asked a few questions already but I want some feedback on the different DT wedding packages. We have booked the Dreams of Love Package, but now looking at the difference in price, I am wondering if the Ultimate package is better value for your money.

       

      Before I email the wedding coordinators, maybe past DT brides can clarify for me a couple questions regarding fees.

       

      If we get the Dreams of Love package, do we still have to pay a 165$ set up fee for the beach reception? chairs, ..etc. Does the Dreams of Love package include any fabric or decor for the canopy/gazebo?

       

      In the ultimate package, how long does the mariachi trio play for?

       

      Any hidden fees that aren't mentioned in either package?

       

      From what vlynnw said, we could dance outside by our pool reception without paying for a dance floor?....

      I was thinking of just bringing an ipod dock and speakers for the dinner instead of renting the sound system again...Has anyone done this? Feedback?

       

      Thanks!



      #4663 Trista BC

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        Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

        I am planning on bringing an iPod and Bose docking station! I am sure it will work out. My friend got married at the Barcelo and dd the same thing and they all enjoyed it! As for the packages, I do not know. I am not clear on a few things about the packages either.

        #4664 Trista BC

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          Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:12 PM

          Was your quote from the resort really $425.00 per centerpiece??? That is just the craziest thing I've heard!!! Who was the florist you dealt with and can we see a pic of your centerpieces? Very inerested now that I have heard your quote from the resort!!!

          #4665 Ariane1126

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            Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:30 PM

            Hi ladies!! Im new to the forum, well actually i have been creepin on different forums for about a month! I am trying to decide between Dreams Tulum and Dreams Riviera Cancun, what made you all decide to go with Dreams Tulum?? Any of your thoughts would be great i keep going back and forth and im starting to drive myself crazy and i haven't even started planning!! Thanks



            #4666 curtney17

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              Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:12 AM

              Here you go ladies! I just want everyone to know that i could have gone down there and didn't plan/stress about a single thing! ( too bad as a woman i did) lol. But just know that it was amazing having all our friends and family together to celebrate! Don't worry about anything because the resort literally has everything taken care of, they probably did at least 15-20 wedding within the 9 days of us being down there, with that said, they are totally great at their job of making it a smooth day for you! The floral decorations were amazing, the cake was phenomenal, everything those that the surf and turf was the best meal they had the entire week and they service of the wedding and of the resort overall was impeccable! I cannot stress to tell you that your day will be everything you have ever dreamed of it to be! I do only have two changes that i had done before i went down there and i am VERY happy i did, that was i went with La Luna as my photographer and DJ Bijan and my DJ. Both of them were amazing! That would be my only advice i could give a bride-to-be. Enjoy the time with your family and friends and your new husband and just relax!! It goes by too quick:) Enjoy my link of a slideshow of our photos.

               

               http://lalunaphotographers.com/blog/gallery/melissa/weddings/courtney-justin



              #4667 curtney17

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                Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:10 PM

                I chose Dreams tulum to get out of the hussle and bussle of resorts on top of each other.
                 

                Originally Posted by Ariane1126 

                Hi ladies!! Im new to the forum, well actually i have been creepin on different forums for about a month! I am trying to decide between Dreams Tulum and Dreams Riviera Cancun, what made you all decide to go with Dreams Tulum?? Any of your thoughts would be great i keep going back and forth and im starting to drive myself crazy and i haven't even started planning!! Thanks



                 



                #4668 My BIBI

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                  Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:30 PM

                  I researched SO many different resorts. We got engaged October and just picked Tulum about a month ago. I find the beach/water so much nicer closer to Tulum. I found the lay out nicer, better reviews, and came highly reccoemnded by my travel agent.



                  #4669 My BIBI

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                    Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

                    Great Photos...... I get excited looking at others pictures. How much did your photographer cost? Also, did you find the dancefloor useful - were there lots of bugs.

                     

                     

                    Thanks

                     

                    Amy



                    #4670 Sheena2011

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                      Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:02 PM

                      Curtney17, you're pictures are BEAUTIFUL. Can I ask if they charged you extra for the arch decorated that way? Did you have to bring your own fabric?




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