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Dreams Cancun - 8-31-08 wedding review (long with pics)

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yay i found your review! sorry i nagged you!

 

we booked the jr. jacuzzi suite too ... i'll have to make it a point to use that jacuzzi! LOL i can't believe you guys never got in it! did you use the jacuzzi at the spa?

 

so glad gustav gave you a break long enough for the ceremony ... yours are the first pictures i've seen with bubbles! i was starting to think bubbles at a wedding were just a local phenomenon! never really thought about doing dinner in the ballroom just to get some air conditioning! might have to consider that!

 

love your beer coozies (or whatever they're called) and looks like everyone had a fab time! a million congrats!

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dmarie17,

Thanks so much for the pics. I'm struggling on what resort to go to and which one is most affordable for our guests. Do you know if you can get married ON the beach at Dreams? Are there balconies to the rooms? (seems like all the pictures I see there are no balconies. How was the reception? Did the three hour limit go by fast? I can't wait to see your professional pics.
I absolutely loved the resort and recommend it 100%! You can get married on the beach... I have seen pics and it is gorgeous but I don't know where I saw them... maybe someone on here has some. All of the rooms have balconies. Our jacuzzi was ON our balcony! And they are all pretty large. The first floor ones have hammocks which is pretty cool. Here is one from my uncle's room and then the one from mine:
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I was so excited to see you post!! I am loving all your pics!! It sounds like everything was really great. I'm surprised to hear the DJ wasn't good...I've heard good things about him, But I like to go on first hand experiences.
And also the construction info was a really good tip....especially for those who are leaving soon. I did want to ask you about the Jr. Jacuzzi Suite...Is the Jacuzzi on the Balcony?
Yep, it's on the balcony!! But no one can see you... it's kinda in a corner... hard to explain but if you look to the pic above, it's all the way to the right. We were totally going to do a neked swim but just never got around to it!!


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thanks for posting. I can't wait to get married there. Do you know if there are other options for DJ? I definitely do not want to hear the same music over and over
There are other DJ options. I think that Kat is bringing her IPOD which is honestly what I wish we would have done. There was a 'MC' at the reception who basically ran the show and if we had just given him our IPOD, I think he would have done a better job. She should be back soon so she can give you her insight on that. I also think that Dreams has a DJ option but I think that it was pretty expensive.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post your reveiw, it looks awesome !! Just out of interest how long roughly do you think it took you guys from start to finishing your meal ? How long did you end up with after the meal for dancing seeing as though we only get 3 hours ?
Gosh, the time went by SO fast. If I had to guess, I would say that the eating part took around an hour and then the dancing and stuff was the remainder. I really think that they kinda jipped us with the time though because ours started about an hour late and seemed to end about 1/2 hour late only. O-well! We had SO much fun afterwards in the lobby bar that no one really minded moving.


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yay! I was waiting for your review! I am also using mannia and claudia so I am looking forward to your pix (and how weird that he kept repeating songs -ew!).

I was wondering if you did a rehearsal/welcome dinner, and if so- was is good? worth it?
I think that if you just tell him NOT to repeat songs you'll be fine. After the third repeat i got a little bridezilla on his ass and it seemed to stop!
We didn't have an 'official' welcome dinner or rehearsal. Actually, I would recommend a bit of a rehearsal though because no one really knew what to do!! It turned out fine because everyone basically knows how weddings work but after the ceremony, me and Chris walked back down the aisle and had no idea where were supposed to go!!! We just kinda wandered around!!
We did have an unofficial welcome cocktails... aka all 40 of us met in the bar and drank them out of booze! It was awesome!!

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Sounds like you had a fab time. How did you manage to get the honeymoon package 2 lmao
I went down to concierge with the attached form and highlighted the bottom part where it says that it's complimentary when booking a Honeymoon Suite category for a minimum of 7 nights or if 5 rooms are reserved for a minimum of 3 nights at any room category. We meet both of those requirements and in the Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package description, it lists Honeymoon Package. They really didn't give me a hard time about it. I was very insistent!

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yay i found your review! sorry i nagged you!

we booked the jr. jacuzzi suite too ... i'll have to make it a point to use that jacuzzi! LOL i can't believe you guys never got in it! did you use the jacuzzi at the spa?


so glad gustav gave you a break long enough for the ceremony ... yours are the first pictures i've seen with bubbles! i was starting to think bubbles at a wedding were just a local phenomenon! never really thought about doing dinner in the ballroom just to get some air conditioning! might have to consider that!

love your beer coozies (or whatever they're called) and looks like everyone had a fab time! a million congrats!
Yea, we used the jacuzzi in the spa for a bit. It was just so damn hot...
She was actually supposed to wait and do the bubbles AFTER the ceremony but they were definitely bubbling during the whole thing! It was really pretty though!
I have an AWESOME koozie guy if anyone is interested!!

 

 

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I absolutely loved the resort and recommend it 100%! You can get married on the beach... I have seen pics and it is gorgeous but I don't know where I saw them... maybe someone on here has some. All of the rooms have balconies. Our jacuzzi was ON our balcony! And they are all pretty large. The first floor ones have hammocks which is pretty cool. Here is one from my uncle's room and then the one from mine:
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.




Yep, it's on the balcony!! But no one can see you... it's kinda in a corner... hard to explain but if you look to the pic above, it's all the way to the right. We were totally going to do a neked swim but just never got around to it!!




There are other DJ options. I think that Kat is bringing her IPOD which is honestly what I wish we would have done. There was a 'MC' at the reception who basically ran the show and if we had just given him our IPOD, I think he would have done a better job. She should be back soon so she can give you her insight on that. I also think that Dreams has a DJ option but I think that it was pretty expensive.



Gosh, the time went by SO fast. If I had to guess, I would say that the eating part took around an hour and then the dancing and stuff was the remainder. I really think that they kinda jipped us with the time though because ours started about an hour late and seemed to end about 1/2 hour late only. O-well! We had SO much fun afterwards in the lobby bar that no one really minded moving.




I think that if you just tell him NOT to repeat songs you'll be fine. After the third repeat i got a little bridezilla on his ass and it seemed to stop!
We didn't have an 'official' welcome dinner or rehearsal. Actually, I would recommend a bit of a rehearsal though because no one really knew what to do!! It turned out fine because everyone basically knows how weddings work but after the ceremony, me and Chris walked back down the aisle and had no idea where were supposed to go!!! We just kinda wandered around!!
We did have an unofficial welcome cocktails... aka all 40 of us met in the bar and drank them out of booze! It was awesome!!



I went down to concierge with the attached form and highlighted the bottom part where it says that it's complimentary when booking a Honeymoon Suite category for a minimum of 7 nights or if 5 rooms are reserved for a minimum of 3 nights at any room category. We meet both of those requirements and in the Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package description, it lists Honeymoon Package. They really didn't give me a hard time about it. I was very insistent!



Yea, we used the jacuzzi in the spa for a bit. It was just so damn hot...
She was actually supposed to wait and do the bubbles AFTER the ceremony but they were definitely bubbling during the whole thing! It was really pretty though!
I have an AWESOME koozie guy if anyone is interested!!
Thanks for the review and the pictures.

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So I was looking at another post here... one with only pics... and the terrace now does not look like the terrace in the pics... In fact, the terrace looks like crap now! I think that they are revamping it or something. Had it not been for the weather, we probably would have still had the reception there, but don't be surprised if the pics aren't what you get...

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