Good Afternoon ladies.
Finally got my laptop back and now I have my review to post! Im getting my pictures organized and trying to get them from people yet so hopefully I get them soon. My Pro pics don't come in for another 4-6 weeks.
Dreams Puerto Aventuras is beautiful! I've never been to an AI before so this was really a treat! Eat and drink anything you want at whatever time you want. We really took advantage of the room service at late night when we had mini parties in our room. The food, customer service and restaurants are wonderful. I didn't like the sushi bar.
The hotel transfer was probably the worse part of the trip. We had some other people to drop off, and in the middle of rush hour, so our plane landed at 4:30 and going through customs (which we all got green light) and we got to the resort around 7:30. Please PLEASE avoid the time share group ( we fell for it) they all have mexico airport badges on but they say " Travel Advisors" so we thought they were legit. Turns out you can take a whole group to Tulum for only 100 but you have to pay it up front. So my suggestion is as soon as you walk through the sliding doors past customs, walk straight by these people and look for your transfer bus.
We stayed in room 744 with a breathtaking ocean view. We didn't see it the first night when we got there since it was dark but we were blown away in the morning. I would recommend a ocean view if you can afford it. All our other guest stayed in marina view and it was nice and quiet. The only suggestion I have for ocean view is put some sort of stopper on the window so you don't let the wind wake you or keep you up.
Wedding day: I recommend asking for Louisa if you go to the Salon. She did a wonderful job on my manicure, hair and makeup. I had a pedicure done by someone else it was not as great. It is a small salon, only one person working at a time, so you may want to book well in advance if you want to bring your entire party in.
Jacy had brought the flowers in about 10 mins before the ceremony and was running a little late, my ceremony was schedule to start at 3 but started around 3:15ish. No biggy I was too nervous to be keeping track of time. When walking down the lobby and to the gazebo all the guest cheered and clapped and it really made me feel like a princess
The gazebo decorations was a blur to me, I honestly don't remember much of it so I am hoping the pictures will re-create the day for me. The band, waiters for the cocktail hours and servers were all wonderful and made the day perfect!
We meet with Jacy 2 days before the wedding to finalize everything, I had everything printed out for her so it was fairly easy to go through the details. I would recommend you bring a physical picture if you have specifics on decorations. I explained what I wanted and it wasn't exact but it didn't bother me in the end. Jacy has everything under control and you have NOTHING to worry about! They will make sure everything goes perfect for you. Jacy even stopped 5 kids from running right into the middle of the ceremony!
The ceremony was at the gazebo and it was windy but tolerable. I was actually afraid it was going to be too windy since all days before the wedding it was very very windy but on friday morning it was so calm I was sooo happy. We had the dinner at the beach and it was a great idea, I was a little concerned about the wind but Jacy said we can change the location that day if it was going to be a problem. It was nice on the beach with the breeze!
I had the vanilla cake during the ceremony and it was DELICIOUS! I really only had a chance to have some the morning after but it was still wonderful. During the dinner we had the surf and turf and everyone said it was great but I didn't really like the steak part of it. We had the shrimp pastry and asparagus salad and it was really good. We had the DJ for 2 hours for the dinner and they too did a wonderful job.
I was a little disappointed with the flowers since I didn't get exactly what I was quoted on. I didn't get a chance to meet up with Jacy afterwords and at that point I didn't really care. But other than that everything was perfect and the staff at DPA made sure of it!
My photographer was Sascha Gluck and he was aboslutly AMAZING! We had such a great time with him taking pictures before the ceremony that it put us all in a great mood. Larz did the pre ceremony with the guys and they all said he was wonderful. My husband and his boys HATES pictures but some how they manage to make it so easy that I cannot wait for the pictures! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer. For the Video, I had it was the ultimate package. It turned out sub-par. I got it the day before we left and watched it in the room. I am happy I got a guest to film the wedding so that I can re-make my own video. So if video is important to you, you may want to consider a professional. ( Of course this was my opinion)
Girls you made the right choice to have your wedding at DPA and all your worries will melt away when you get there! Good Luck with your planning and please send me an email if you have any questions at all rainfall_mt @ hotmail.com
I won't be going back to DPA for my anniversary but def a Dreams resort so we can see more the world.