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#4691 WhiteSand12

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    Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:02 AM

    My first round of questions:

     

    How did you address the issue of guests complaining about rates and how they "might" be able to find better rates on travel websites?

     

    I have a 6 y/o daughter and we picked DT because of the kid's club they offer.  Does anyone have any Kid's Club reviews?

     

    Heat.... Was a beach ceremony and poolside reception too much heat for your guests?

     

    Did anyone use the Tiffany chairs and if so, did you have to pay twice for ceremony and reception?

     

    If you have TTD photographers, please let me know if you suggest them.

     

    I think that is it for now....



    #4692 Sheena2011

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      Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:25 PM

      Since I haven't had my wedding there yet (but I want to know the answer to the Tiffany chairs question too!), I'll just respond to the guest question. Now matter where you went, people were going to complain. If you picked somewhere less expensive, they would complain about you picking a crummy resort. I told people that I wanted a resort outside of hustle of Cancun and Playa, with good food I could eat without getting sick from and I could avoid the buffet all week long if I felt like it. And it was my wedding, so I wanted to go somewhere nice for myself and my fiance and I understood if people couldn't be there because of financial reasons - that I would be thinking about them, and I'm sure they would be thinking about me. 



      #4693 Sheena2011

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        Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:26 PM

        And I told them to go ahead and try to find cheaper rates - I did! My TA beat them all. 



        #4694 amjohnson

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          Posted 30 July 2011 - 03:28 PM

          Hi DT brides,

          My question is probably for those of you past DT brides who got married on the beach. Did any of you bring your own aisle runner? Do you know how long the aisle is? I really want to wear dressy sandals down the aisle to I don't need to hem my dress and if we don't get the Ultimate package, the resort wants to charge 100$ to rent us the aisle runner. So I was debating about making my own personal aisle runner either with material or a fabric aisle runner you can buy online or at Michaels...but to be honest, they don't look that durable.

           

          Any thoughts? I am going to price out white cotton fabric that I can roll and fold, which would be easier to pack.

           

          Any feedback would be appreciated.

           

          Thanks!



          #4695 curtney17

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            Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:23 AM

            We did the Ultimate package which included the aisle runner and it was perfect! From my experience all the items we brought down to Mexico were a HUGE pain. I wouldn't suggest bringing something as big as an aisle runner to pack. I actually had sandals on when i was walking but it wasn't the sturdiest so i kicked them off as i was walking down the aisle, lol.
             

            Originally Posted by amjohnson 

            Hi DT brides,

            My question is probably for those of you past DT brides who got married on the beach. Did any of you bring your own aisle runner? Do you know how long the aisle is? I really want to wear dressy sandals down the aisle to I don't need to hem my dress and if we don't get the Ultimate package, the resort wants to charge 100$ to rent us the aisle runner. So I was debating about making my own personal aisle runner either with material or a fabric aisle runner you can buy online or at Michaels...but to be honest, they don't look that durable.

             

            Any thoughts? I am going to price out white cotton fabric that I can roll and fold, which would be easier to pack.

             

            Any feedback would be appreciated.

             

            Thanks!



             



            #4696 geminiwanderlust

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              Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:50 AM

              As for the kids club--my seven year old son loved it.  They did a lot of fun activities and we pulled him  in and out several times a day so he could spend time with our family as well.  It was nice to have that option as we were pretty busy with wedding stuff and entertaining guests.  The kids club is great for the younger kids--probably 10 and under, a little older would probably have been bored.  They do crafts, they watch movies, they play games, they do this trampoline thing-which my son is still talking about. 

              I'm pretty sure they only charge you once for the chairs.

               

              Bringing a sturdy enough aisle runner would be rather difficult.  The one that they have is very good.  It's probably worth the rental fee. 



              #4697 WhiteSand12

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                Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:13 AM

                Thanks!  This is awesome to hear.  My daughter will be 7 when we go and I want to make sure the other little ones have as much fun as the adults will.



                #4698 WhiteSand12

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                  Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:18 AM

                  And my drama begins.  Three months ago I ordered and PAID FOR two of my bridesmaids dresses, the third is out of area and was to call and order her own.  I had my bridesmaid call to check on her dress.  Low and behold they have not even been ordered.  NICE.  After her stern freakout to three managers, the dresses were ordered and will be here in October.  Ugh.

                   

                  Thanks for the info on the Tiffany chairs.  They are certainly a must for me.  Did anyone have one long table set up by the pool?  Did DT have a decent choice of linens or did you bring your own?



                  #4699 vlynnw

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                    Posted 06 August 2011 - 03:45 AM

                    I haven't been on here much since my wedding in May but I thought I would pop in and see how everyone is doing.
                     

                    Originally Posted by LauraAsh 

                    I heard that the reception lasts 3 hours and after that you have to pay extra, so im just wondering what is determined as "reception" dinner & dance??? or just that dance?? My ceremony is at 3:30 so im guessing cocktail hour at 4-5pm and dinner at 5:30 so does this mean my reception can only go till 8:30?!?!


                    You won't actually be allowed to start your reception until 7.  A little wonderful thing they fail to tell you until you actually get there because we had been planning for 6:30 up until the time we met with Anabel.  So your reception will last from 7-9....I think ours lasted closer to 10 but they didn't charge us extra for it we were having too much fun dancing and they kinda took forever to serve dinner so I think they just let us go. 

                     



                    Originally Posted by amjohnson 
                    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.

                     

                     


                    I found local florist from here on the forum and then just emailed them.

                     



                    Originally Posted by Trista BC 

                    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!!!


                    Yep it sure was.  Here is what I had, going with real touch and using Angel was the best decision I made.  Couldn't have been happier!

                    I just got my planning package in an email and in it, it quotes $450 for the same arch setup and I couldn't believe it - it's about the easiest arch set-up you can get! Did you bring your own material?

                    That seems a little steep.  They wanted to charge me an extra $160 since I brought my own organza fabric but I told her that my husband was going to set it up bc I wasn't paying that....she then said that they would take care of it with no added fee since I didn't have too many other decorations for the ceremony.

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by Sheena2011 

                    Do you mind me asking what the measurements were? I'm going to reconfirm with the resort, but there's no way I'm paying $450 if I can pick up the material for $50. Did you use regular tulle or organza?

                     

                    I got 8 yards of 3 different fabrics.  I personally hate tulle so I had to get organza, and it was wonderful because the butterflies love it! They were inside it the entire ceremony.
                     

                     



                    Originally Posted by WhiteSand12 

                    My first round of questions:

                     

                    How did you address the issue of guests complaining about rates and how they "might" be able to find better rates on travel websites?


                    Heat.... Was a beach ceremony and poolside reception too much heat for your guests?

                     

                    Did anyone use the Tiffany chairs and if so, did you have to pay twice for ceremony and reception?

                     

                    If you have TTD photographers, please let me know if you suggest them.

                     

                    I think that is it for now....


                    People will complain regardless, it's what they do when you have a DW you just have to shrug it off.  I don't know how your TA works but most of the time they will price match.  My TA would price match anything at a lower rate that we found so I encouaged people to find lower rates and even found some myself for some our guests and then sent that info to the TA and they took care of it from there.

                     

                    As for photographers there are a ton, are you looking just for TTD?  I flew in Jillian Mitchell who is awesome for our wedding/TTD.

                     



                    Originally Posted by amjohnson 

                    Hi DT brides,

                    My question is probably for those of you past DT brides who got married on the beach. Did any of you bring your own aisle runner? Do you know how long the aisle is? I really want to wear dressy sandals down the aisle to I don't need to hem my dress and if we don't get the Ultimate package, the resort wants to charge 100$ to rent us the aisle runner. So I was debating about making my own personal aisle runner either with material or a fabric aisle runner you can buy online or at Michaels...but to be honest, they don't look that durable.

                     

                    Any thoughts? I am going to price out white cotton fabric that I can roll and fold, which would be easier to pack.

                     

                    Any feedback would be appreciated.

                     

                    Thanks!



                    Are you dead set on having an aisle runner?  I had the ultimate package but I chose not to use it, I didn't really like the way it looked once I saw it we just lined the aisle way and walked in the sand which I thought was perfect. 



                    Originally Posted by WhiteSand12 

                    And my drama begins.  Three months ago I ordered and PAID FOR two of my bridesmaids dresses, the third is out of area and was to call and order her own.  I had my bridesmaid call to check on her dress.  Low and behold they have not even been ordered.  NICE.  After her stern freakout to three managers, the dresses were ordered and will be here in October.  Ugh.

                     

                    Thanks for the info on the Tiffany chairs.  They are certainly a must for me.  Did anyone have one long table set up by the pool?  Did DT have a decent choice of linens or did you bring your own?


                    We had a long single table by the Dolphin Pool, you can see the pics in my review if you check that out.  It was absolutely beautiful and I was worried about linens in the beginning but the linens they use are great it's just a basic white pintuck. 

                     

                    Just remember girls...breath.  I know it's hard, it was hard for me when everyone said don't stress.  Literally as soon as we entered the lobby at DT I stopped stressing I no longer cared about any of the details that I had fretted over for months and months because you are in paradise about to marry the man of your dreams surrounded by the people who love you most.  Honestly, not else matters at that point. Once I met with Anabel everything I thought I was going to tell her went out the window, I have her a suitcase full of our stuff and pictures of how I wanted the canopy fabric and the centerpieces lined up.  Then I said whatever to the rest of it and went back to the pool.  My husband was super happy that I was such a "chill" bride as he says.


                    Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

                    #4700 amjohnson

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                      Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:55 AM

                      Hi Veronica,

                      I checked out your wedding photos and your day was incredible!

                      Are you able to point me in the right direction for Angel's contact information, does she have a website? Did you give her photos of exactly what you wanted for the table centerpieces?

                       

                      I saw you had your reception at the dolphin pool. Did you like that location? Natalia just emailed me back and said that the pool terrace is available for our reception, we had originally thought we would have it at the Wine Cellar. But after seeing photos of your photos and others, we decided we wanted it outside.

                       

                      I guess our choices are the dolphin pool terrace or the relaxation pool terrace. Just was curious what your thoughts were since you have been there and had your reception outside.

                       

                      Thanks!






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