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#781 amy706

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    Posted 07 November 2008 - 11:29 PM

    I havent gotten responses from anyone yet... I'm sure they're still swamped. Hopefully soon.

    In the meantime- question about the videographer from the resort-- is there an option to film and actually hear the words of the ceremony, guests etc or is it always dubbed over by musicI really want a videographer and dont want to pay for an outside one but I want to actually hear what is being said (vs just hearing the music and seeing the shots). Does anybody know? i dont expect an answer from Landy right away and if not i may want to book a videographer afterall... thanks!!!
    Amy706
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    December 5, 2008
    Pro Pics- Citlalli from Claudia Rodriguez:http://claudiaphoto...../december/a_m/Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31997Dreams Tulum Wedding Review: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t33518http://ticker...

    #782 ashjanbro

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      Posted 08 November 2008 - 12:49 AM

      Hey Girls,

      I am so excited Dreams has reopened. I still feel very sorry for all of you that just missed the cut off date of having their weddings at dreams. However, I'm sure everything will be as beautiful as you imagined.

      Back to planning mode ladies. I was really wondering from people if they plan on carrying their dress on the plane and if you are going to call the airline ahead of time to discuss this, or just show up with your dress? Also, for all of you who are trying to be cost effective like me and are bringing their decorations are you going to have a "receipt" for your items. I read on here many moons ago, about how you cuold only have $200 worth of stuff and that the federal authorities had actually checked for someone's receipt to ensure her stuff was less than that. I could be wrong, but I also think SunBride said girls have even "mastered" their own receipts.

      And is there anybody out there who used the resort photographer and liked their pics? If so, which one did you use? Do you suggest meeting with the photographer ahead of time?

      #783 trisha0612

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        Posted 08 November 2008 - 03:18 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by amy706
        I havent gotten responses from anyone yet... I'm sure they're still swamped. Hopefully soon.

        In the meantime- question about the videographer from the resort-- is there an option to film and actually hear the words of the ceremony, guests etc or is it always dubbed over by musicI really want a videographer and dont want to pay for an outside one but I want to actually hear what is being said (vs just hearing the music and seeing the shots). Does anybody know? i dont expect an answer from Landy right away and if not i may want to book a videographer afterall... thanks!!!

        The videographer we had (keep in mind we were at Paradisus but I think we were still given all of the same DT vendors) did alot of taping before the ceremony with music..then for the ceremony it was actually taping of the ceremony..words and all..then followed by music and taping of us hugging everyone afterwords and our pictures with JM. I actually LOVE my video..I think it's perfect...minus the fact that at one point he cut to a bird flying in the sky during Travis's vows...lol...you could hear his voice..but we are watching a bird! I wish I could find a way to download and post it to a site so you girls could check it out.
        Travis & Trish
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        #784 amesharpe

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          Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:58 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by trisha0612
          The videographer we had (keep in mind we were at Paradisus but I think we were still given all of the same DT vendors) did alot of taping before the ceremony with music..then for the ceremony it was actually taping of the ceremony..words and all..then followed by music and taping of us hugging everyone afterwords and our pictures with JM. I actually LOVE my video..I think it's perfect...minus the fact that at one point he cut to a bird flying in the sky during Travis's vows...lol...you could hear his voice..but we are watching a bird! I wish I could find a way to download and post it to a site so you girls could check it out.

          Trish- I would love to see your video. I know Sunbride was able to post hers. Maybe she can post the "how to" the next time she logs in to the site and reads this. Your pics were amazing. You looked absolutely beautiful

          #785 amyc

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            Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:52 PM

            Yay...I'm so glad we can get back to the old thread and the fun stuff! I feel like I have so much to do now...send out my save the dates, find a dress, find bridesmaids dresses, the list goes on and on. I better get busy! :)

            I'm thinking of having my reception on the beach...does anyone know where on the beach they set things up? Do you have a choice of locations? I'm not sure how we would handle dancing...I don't really want to have to pay the additional $600 to rent a dance floor. Has anyone had their reception on the beach? Did you rent a dance floor? Just curious on the setup.

            Also, I want to do a welcome cocktail hour the night before the wedding. It doesn't necessarily have to be private but I would like to have hors de oeuvres served if possible. We wouldn't have to pay a private event fee for something like that right? Which bar would you suggest for a welcome cocktail hour? We would probably prefer one that's not super crowded.

            Thanks!

            #786 amesharpe

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              Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:03 AM

              okay, I'm finally getting excited again girls!!!!! I must have been depressed becasue I hadn't gone to the gym since the closure. Miracously, I went Wednesday and have been every day since.

              On that note, I've got a dress that's a size too small and have to loose about 10 pounds before the wedding.
              I'm wondering what the gym is like at the resort. I'm assuming it's treadmills and weights?

              Can any of you that have been there already tell me a little more about the gym? I'll be there 10 days before the wedding and am hoping to get some last minute workouts in.

              It's soo nice to be in real planning mode again.

              #787 BC Bride2be

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                Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:27 AM

                Help… I can’t decide whether to have the ceremony in the chapel or on the beach… has anyone had theirs in the chapel and if so what was it like?
                Thanks!!
                Tracy

                #788 amyc

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                  Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:13 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by savvyfashions
                  Help… I can’t decide whether to have the ceremony in the chapel or on the beach… has anyone had theirs in the chapel and if so what was it like?
                  Thanks!!
                  Tracy
                  I was torn too...that chapel looks SO cute! My neighbor recently went to a wedding at DT that was held in the chapel and said it was really nice but HOT! Apparently there's no AC and not a lot of ventilation so it gets stuffy. Keep in mind that wedding was in June which is one of the hottest months...since you are getting married in January it might not be quite as hot.

                  #789 amy706

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                    Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:55 AM

                    Trisha- thanks for the info about the videographer. Would LOVE to see it. Do you know what the company's name was or the guy by chance? Any other girls have feedback on the DT videographer? Did you get actual words for the ceremony?

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by amesharpe

                    On that note, I've got a dress that's a size too small and have to loose about 10 pounds before the wedding.
                    I'm wondering what the gym is like at the resort. I'm assuming it's treadmills and weights?

                    Can any of you that have been there already tell me a little more about the gym? I'll be there 10 days before the wedding and am hoping to get some last minute workouts in.

                    It's soo nice to be in real planning mode again.
                    The gym was probably the thing about DT I was LEAST impressed with. PRetty basic and not very nice looking. It did have weights, treadmill etc but all very basic. And it was pretty hot in there the day I went (i only went one day b/c I didnt like it!) Unless they fixed it up since last January...
                    Amy706
                    Washington, DC
                    Dreams Tulum
                    December 5, 2008
                    Pro Pics- Citlalli from Claudia Rodriguez:http://claudiaphoto...../december/a_m/Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31997Dreams Tulum Wedding Review: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t33518http://ticker...

                    #790 SunBride

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                      Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:57 PM

                      wow, so many questions in the past 2 days.

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by ashjanbro
                      Hey Girls,

                      Back to planning mode ladies. I was really wondering from people if they plan on carrying their dress on the plane and if you are going to call the airline ahead of time to discuss this, or just show up with your dress?

                      Also, for all of you who are trying to be cost effective like me and are bringing their decorations are you going to have a "receipt" for your items. I read on here many moons ago, about how you cuold only have $200 worth of stuff and that the federal authorities had actually checked for someone's receipt to ensure her stuff was less than that. I could be wrong, but I also think SunBride said girls have even "mastered" their own receipts.

                      And is there anybody out there who used the resort photographer and liked their pics? If so, which one did you use? Do you suggest meeting with the photographer ahead of time?
                      Many ladies (like me) just laid their dress flat in one of the overhead bins. I laid it on top of our carry-ons, and then the bin was full so I closed it and didn’t let anyone else put their stuff on top.

                      Yes I read a long time ago about a bride who bought a little receipt book from the dollar store and faked her own receipts to make it add up to 200$ (it was actually much more than that).

                      For info on the resort photographer, why not go back to page 1, the detailed bride list, and look at all the ones who used the resort photographer and read what they wrote in their reviews. Many of them aren’t around this site anymore so that would be the best way, and also that is the purpose of the detailed bride list is to answer questions like that :)


                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by savvyfashions
                      Help… I can’t decide whether to have the ceremony in the chapel or on the beach… has anyone had theirs in the chapel and if so what was it like?
                      Thanks!!
                      Tracy
                      Again, probably the best way to get an answer would be to look in the detailed bride list and find out which brides had their weddings in the chapel and look at their pictures and reviews.

                      One the common complaints about the chapel is that it’s very hot because there are almost no windows. Also it only seats about 20-30 people (5 rows of benches on each side, each little bench would seat 2, maybe 3 people).


                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by amy706
                      I havent gotten responses from anyone yet... I'm sure they're still swamped. Hopefully soon.

                      In the meantime- question about the videographer from the resort-- is there an option to film and actually hear the words of the ceremony, guests etc or is it always dubbed over by music
                      Trisha- thanks for the info about the videographer. Would LOVE to see it. Do you know what the company's name was or the guy by chance? Any other girls have feedback on the DT videographer? Did you get actual words for the ceremony?

                      All the info about the resort videographer (including a link to a sample video) is on page 1! I’ve copied and pasted it below.

                      I remember asking a lot about the resort videographer as I was really torn between paying 400$ for him (since I used the free package) which really, I thought was too much money, or paying even more money for an outside videographer.

                      I remember the girls who used him telling me that the whole video was approx 30 mins long. He film before the wedding covering the audio with a song, then for the actual ceremony he would leave the audio, and then for the stuff after the ceremony he would cover it with a song again. You could do a search for “videographer” in the old dreams tulum thread to find out actually what those brides said but that is what I remember.

                      So based on that info, the link for the demo video on his website is not actually a good demo as it’s not the same as the product you will receive at Dreams Tulum.


                      7.2) Resort videographer

                      The videographer’s website is:
                      Trish- I would love to see your video. I know Sunbride was able to post hers. Maybe she can post the "how to" the next time she logs in to the site and reads this. Your pics were amazing. You looked absolutely beautiful
                      When I posted my link, it was directly from my videographer’s site. So I didn’t have to do the work.

                      What you can do is upload it to youtube and post the link to it here. But youtube only allows 10 minute videos. So first you have to open your video in windows movie maker (or perhaps another software but this is what I’ve used for similar tasks) and break it up into a few 10 minute videos. Then upload them into youtube as part1, part2, part3…

                      If your video is formatted to open in windows movie, it’s actually super easy to cut it up into segments and save them separately. You just move the line that is at the end of the movie to the 10 minute mark and then save.

                      However if your video is not formatted to open in movie maker, you’d have to change the format and I don’t know how to do that.

                      This is why I never uploaded my full length video from Playaweddings. I always had the intention to, but the DVD comes with different chapters and stuff, and so I couldn’t figure out how to open it with moviemaker. My husband needs to format it for me. Maybe I will try to get on this again. But my video is not as helpful for you ladies since it's from an outside videographer.

                      It would be SO GREAT if we could get an example of the resort videographer's work at a real Dreams Tulum wedding. I know I wanted that so bad when I was deciding. I had begged the past brides to burn and mail me an extra copy of their dvd but I never got one.




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