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#2621 604bride2be

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    Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:48 PM

    Hey MrsRobinson:

     

    -The Gazebo wasn't as windy during the ceremony, as I thought it would be.  Our day wasn't very windy anyway (however my long veil was blowing everywhere during photos). Isnt the Gazebo included in the packages???? 

    ive read complaints that the Gazebo could be very loud during ceremonies, but we had microphone and Im pretty sure thats standard, and no one complained of that (and i didnt notice anything other than my husband!)

     

    -As for that person we spoke to that had a bad experience, apparently there was a wedding right before hers so she felt as though everyone was rushing to put together her wedding. They quickly changed the gazebo to her colours etc.
    She felt like she wasn't as important as the wedding that happened before hers.....And she just didnt like the hair/makeup people at the resort. Also, I guess because of the wedding before hers, she only had one photographer (from resort) and they were not happy with him/her. Wasn't being vocal and not directing them etc.

    Im not sure how the rest of her experience was in regards to the ceremony or reception but thats just what we heard from her family. I think she was pretty upset about a lot of it though.

     

    We were the only wedding on our day, so we had Jackis undivided attention and I didnt feel any of what that bride felt at all (then again, we didnt use resort hair/makeup or photographer either). Unfortunate that she had a bad experience. Thats one bad review I've heard in hundreds of positive ones.

     

     

     

    The resort overall was great. I really have no complaints..We've been to mexico about 6 different times, same side of mexico. We've stayed at Barcelo, Gran Bahia, Gran Oasis, Akumal,  to name a few places......Dreams PA was great. It isn't your big huge resort, which is why i LOVED it. It was small, you felt like you were important to the hotel there, they get to know you(if you let them) and these are things I love. Those gigantic resorts are just too much, if you ask me. All of the restaurants were good, some better than others. Buffett is buffett, BUT it was one of the best selections in a buffett ive had in Mexico before. Portofino's was definitely everyone fav place to eat. But Oceana was good, and so was El Patio (ive read nasty reviews about the Mexican food at El Patio, and i loved it!)  Im not picky or a big complainer, and during your wedding week you should be on cloud 9! Not complaining about food or the beach. It really is lovely, all of it!! Nothing to worry about.

     

     Jacki even threw in a couple of extra things here and there to make it perfect and we didnt pay for them.  She was great.

     



    #2622 Allie2012

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      Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:36 PM

      Hey MrsRobinson, congrats on your legal marriage, and it's so exciting that you leave so soon!

       

      I have a question for you as I know we are using the same photographer - MTM.

      What package did you get? I'm trying to decided if I need him for 3, 4 or 5 hours! As for the guest pass for him and his assistant did you just send him the money to cover that cost, or do you pay at the resort and have them waiting for them at reception?

       

      Originally Posted by MrsRobinson12 

      Hi Alison! Have an awesome time on your honeymoon! I am so glad everything worked out for you. Also, thanks for the tips on the music becuase I have been trying to figure out what to do! I think I will try two songs like you did.

       

      Ian and I got legally married yesterday and it feels good! Can't wait to leave in ten days

      Hi everyone! I am new to the thread but have had my wedding booked for a while now.  We are getting married at DPA on June 12, 2012 and as I start to plan the smaller details my anxiety level has gone through the ceiling! Reading all the posts on here, I am questioning so many things I felt I was set on! Like have the reception on the beach and doing my own music instead of a DJ. Anyone that has done a beach reception, did you have lights under the tables and was this enough light at night or do they have other ways to light up the area? I am doing a light-up dance floor in the sand too so I think that will help.  Does anyone have pictures from their wedding with silk flowers? I am considering this but I do not want them to look fake. My girls are wearing coral colored dresses and am nervous to do the resort flowers because it is such a hard color to match.

       

      Thanks!

       

      Sarah



       



      #2623 MrsRobinson12

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        Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:00 AM

        Thanks for all the info 604! I am not using the resort hair / makeup or photographer, so I feel a bit better. I hope there are no other weddings on my day too!

         

        Allie - I actually got the 6 hour package. I think it cost $2,900.00, plus him and his assistant are not included for dinner (you have to include them in 6 hours and up). I was worried that 6 hours wasnt going to be enough, but I hope it will be. I am paying the resort for the two day passes. Jacki will include it once she send you a form to fill our closer to your day.



        #2624 MrsRobinson12

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          Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:00 AM

          Hi Ladies,

           

          Just wondering if any of you have bought or are planning to buy a gift for the wedding coordinator?

           

          Thanks!



          #2625 Kristee

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            Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

            Hola Hola From Puerto Aventuras ladies!  I was just looking through some of the posts here on BDW and came across this thread! Great idea Bianca! I am a wedding planner and actually live here in Puerto! I know that you are all lucky enough to be planning your perfect days at Dreams ( I actually work at Dreams Tulum as well!) Just wanted to offer my info to you all if there is ANYTHING you need...Questions about the area, concerns or anything at all! I have been here now for over 3 years and think the most important thing is that you all have the most perfect day possible! If I can help releive some stress, or help in anyway...Thats what im here for!

             

            Happy planning ladies!

             

            Kristee:)

            Fresa Weddings Mexico



            #2626 Kristee

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              Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

              Hola Hola From Puerto Aventuras ladies!  I was just looking through some of the posts here on BDW and came across this thread! Great idea Bianca! I am a wedding planner and actually live here in Puerto! I know that you are all lucky enough to be planning your perfect days at Dreams ( I actually work at Dreams Tulum as well!) Just wanted to offer my info to you all if there is ANYTHING you need...Questions about the area, concerns or anything at all! I have been here now for over 3 years and think the most important thing is that you all have the most perfect day possible! If I can help releive some stress, or help in anyway...Thats what im here for!

               

              Happy planning ladies!

               

              Kristee:)

              Fresa Weddings Mexico



              #2627 Allie2012

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                Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

                 

                I think I'll just get a thank you card and put a tip in it, only I don't know how much! I was originally thinking around $50, but I have read through some threads and it seems like ppl tend to tip closer to $100. That sounds like a lot to me, but I guess she does work extremely hard. As for a gift I would have no idea what to get her, so it is easier to just stick to money :)
                 

                Originally Posted by MrsRobinson12 

                Hi Ladies,

                 

                Just wondering if any of you have bought or are planning to buy a gift for the wedding coordinator?

                 

                Thanks!



                 



                #2628 MrsRobinson12

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                  Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:41 AM

                  Good idea Allie, I was thinking along the same lines. I guess it would be too hard to chose a gift for someone you don't know. I think I will stick with $50.00! I will let you know how it goes.

                   

                  Amanda.



                  #2629 sarahlynn12

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                    Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:51 AM

                    Allie- When I had originally talked to Jaci, we had more than 40 people coming (so we needed a larger dance floor) and she quoted me at $1100 for the light up dance floor.  I also recently emailed her about the cost since we now have less than 40 people coming and I'm hoping that will bring the cost down! But I have not yet heard from her. 

                     

                     



                    #2630 MrsRobinson12

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                      Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

                      Wow that is CRAZY expensive for the dance floor! Hopefully the cost goes down. Have you talked to a DJ instead? I spoke to a few and they quoted me around $500.00 for the dance floor.






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