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Originally Posted by Nitnylyin1 View Post
Hi BrittBrowne! I too am getting married in PV at Dreams. I'll be heading there in 3 months....I'll have to fill you in on the details.

That is great! I am so excited about Dreams! I keep getting very positive feedback from anyone we've brought on board to help with the event, so I am psyched. Everyone says it is just so beautiful and a major plus to be doing an event there.

Definitely give the scoop when you return! I won't be doing a site visit before the wedding, so any inside information you can pass along will be greatly appreciated.

Britt

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Hi Kathy

 

I might be a little harsh. I guess what I meant is Dazzling details is more expensive and also not as flexible. According to Kristin $10000 with 50 guests could only afford us a cocktail-style reception which means no main meal. For my wedding, we spent $10000 for the wedding of 52 guests which included a Mexican buffet dinner, full cocktail, open bar and 2 live bands. Kristin is a very good wedding designer, but when it comes to competative pricing, it's a little lacking.

 

As for the wedding design, it will also save bride quite a lot of money if she gets to shop around, but it seems harder with dazzling details than Vallarta. If Kristin designs the wedding for me, I need to send pictures of what I want to her first. Imagine if I am on a trip abroad and find some beautiful ornaments that I like as favors, I have to take a picture and then send it to her for suggestion. I feel if the brides are too dependent on the planners, they really end up paying a lot more than they needed. I am not a designer, but at the end whatever I brought over, my wedding planner put them together quite nicely without much fuss over what I should or I shouldn't bring. That I think is what a good planner should be.

 

Cynthia

 

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Great Review and lots of helpful information. I love how you broke everything down. Made for easy reading.

 

I do have to make a comment though, and yes I am using Dazzling Details and I am not rich nor am I a celebrity. But I have to defend DD, I don't feel at all that they are snobs. Kristin is very direct and doesn't bullshit, she respects your time and does a great job setting a clear expecation of what her role is in your wedding design and what role you will play in the design. She does an amazing job partnering iwth you and getting your input on design ideas and suggestions. She also won't lead you into spending money either you don't have or don't want to spend. So far with my planning she has been very forward about pricing and what I should expect. She has also been sensitive to where I would like to spend my budget on things important to me and gives me advise on where I can save money without sacrificing the wedding design. My fiance and I are paying for our own wedding and again Kristin has been very respectful of our budget.

I do see where Kristin isn't for everyone. She is a designer who is very talented and takes the time to get to know you so she can WOW you by making your wedding day look like something out of a fairy tale. I know other brides who have used her and didn't have a single regret.

I do feel if you want to be hands on, pick everything and take the time to plan your destination wedding from, decor, chairs, flowers, favors, etc there may be someone who would fit you better.

 

I am very happy that you loved your wedding planners. But again I just wanted to defend Dazzling Details, because I myself appreciate all the hard work Kristin & Michelle have dedicated to my wedding.

 

I hope whomever anyone chooses loves their planners and has a positive experience like I have had with DD.

 

Best

Kathy

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Well I purchased mine because I want my deco to be red - red lanterns and red candles. If you want white, the planners should be able to provide them. They have a package for all the deco needed, and they are very nice. I only brought red lanterns and red candles with me because I got them on very good post Christmas sale. They only took up half of the luggage.

 

Hope it helps

 

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THank you so much Cynthia, the extra advice helps and is comforting. ONe last questions (I hope). You mentioned in your review that you purchased decor and brought it with you. How much of it? I'd like white lanterns and lights. Do you suggest I let the WC's handle this or would I save a substantial amount if I bring lighting stuff with me? IF so, how did you travel with your stuff, suitcase or checked box, or did you send it ahead of time?

 

Thanks for taking time on all of this!

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K&R- Yes, the dazzling details site is amazing. I stumbled on it awhile ago and it really sealed the deal for me with Dreams! I'm super excited to have our event there! That's cool you'll be there the week before us. We arrive Sunday the 24th, but I assume you'll already be on your honeymoon by then?

 

By the way, have you made many plans yet with the on site WC (Diana)? I haven't bothered much to deal with her yet, because I don't think we are on her radar since we are still 9 mos out.

 

Britt

 

PS I LOVE your engagement photo!

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Thank Britt...

 

We actually don't leave until the 25th. Maybe the 24th we can grab a cocktail by the pool. I will just be relaxing after doing our TTD shoot that morning....

 

I am not working with Dreams WC at all actually. Should I behuh.gif hmmm.... I am letting Kristin handle everything. We are only having our ceremony at Dreams then moving our guests to a villa for the reception and dancing.

 

I am working with Stewart@bocabento.com for catering our reception and working with him to have our rehearsal dinner and welcome reception at his restaurant. He is great to work with and the price is right if you do both catering and rehearsal dinner with him. Oh and his food is amazing.

 

I would love to chat more about deals. I havent' met another bride who is getting married at dreams and having DD do their wedding. I would love to share ideas with yoiu.

 

Best

Kathy

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Cynthia, thanks for the review. How much does Roberto charge? The link was not working. You really gave some good information for future brides.

Christin

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