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the renos were done a few years back. I don' t know of any renos currently underway. I have been in contact with our WC at Dreams and she did not mention anything about renos.

 

Gowiththeflow- I can say that i am thinking along the same lines with timing of the ceremony etc. We want to have our pictures done when the sun is setting so that means a 5 pm ceremony time. We are getting the latin band to do the cocktail hour and we are getting the dj for our dance time. The DJ will have his equipment and  it is part of the cost of getting him for so many hours. I think the dj is 250 per hour or close to 600 for 3 hrs. I have not heard what the extra hour for service is after the 4 hr total.  let's keep in touch.

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Hey girls! I haven't been on for a while, but thought I'd check in & see how all the planning's going.

 

 

We also had the ultimate pckg - 1 hr for cocktails (though the Mexican trio played for more like 45-50 min) and then like 3 hrs for the reception. They close down everything outside around 10:30 or so (we were there a little later) but our ceremony didn't start til 6 so all the timing worked out fine.

 

And for those of you having/considering the bonfire - it is so much fun! Super relaxing & just a great way to spend the evening. We had ours Fri night after the Fiesta Night (which is on the main pool deck) and it was one of the best decisions we made about the whole week. Everyone loved it!

 

Jenn, I would check with Rebeca (or your WC) to find out the cost for the DJ for the extra hour. I have an old price list & it was like $170 per hour like a year or 2 ago.

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Thanks Karen! I think you got married May 29?  How was the light at 6pm? Right now we are scheduled for 4 - I wonder if that is too early and we can move it.  I just don't want the reception over at 9!

 

How long did you guys have to dance after dinner? Did it seem too short?

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the renos were done a few years back. I don' t know of any renos currently underway. I have been in contact with our WC at Dreams and she did not mention anything about renos.

 

Gowiththeflow- I can say that i am thinking along the same lines with timing of the ceremony etc. We want to have our pictures done when the sun is setting so that means a 5 pm ceremony time. We are getting the latin band to do the cocktail hour and we are getting the dj for our dance time. The DJ will have his equipment and  it is part of the cost of getting him for so many hours. I think the dj is 250 per hour or close to 600 for 3 hrs. I have not heard what the extra hour for service is after the 4 hr total.  let's keep in touch.

 

 

Well i figured the equipment was included for the dj, but what if we use an ipod for dinner? I forgot we have the mexican trio for cocktail hour, so that's good.  I will email Rebecca again about all this. I did ask her the cost of an extra hour, but she did not answer that question in the email. 

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Thanks Karen! I think you got married May 29?  How was the light at 6pm? Right now we are scheduled for 4 - I wonder if that is too early and we can move it.  I just don't want the reception over at 9!

 

How long did you guys have to dance after dinner? Did it seem too short?

 

Yep, the wedding was 5.29 at 6 and it was light out until almost 8:30. So our ceremony was 6-6:30, then pics w/ family/bridal party while everyone else went to the cocktail hour.  I wasn't wearing a watch so can't give exact times, but cocktail hour lasted til like 7:30, then dinner til around 8:30. We did cake cutting & our first dance around then. I can't remember if we sat back down after cutting the cake or just went right into the 1st dance (leaning towards remembering cutting the cake & then having 1st dance) but I'm pretty sure it was around 8:30 & it was dusk then so the sun wasn't quite down yet. Then dancing til 10:30-45. It did seem a little short to me, but overall it was actually fine. Around 10:45 we went & took over the sports club (which is really more like a dance club anyway), plugged in ipods & danced the rest of the night away.  We didn't do father/daughter, mother/son dances or garter/bouquet tosses so if you're planning on having those then it definitely would be too short.

 

I think in retrospect I would've picked 5 or 5:30 for the ceremony. We ran short on time for pics, which is the one real regret I have about the whole thing, so a little earlier reception would've been better.

 

Hope that helps!

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hey everyone!


So happy i found this!!.. i am planning my wedding at dreams in may of 2011 and wondering if there is any tips or anything i need to know.

It is just going to be me and my fiance!! We are so excieted to start our life together, and starting it out at dreams seems pretty amazing!

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I just checked mine and sunset is at 6:19!  Hmmm...I wonder how that is going to work?!?!

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Actually I just checked & sunset was 8:36 pm. how's that for exact? :)

 

http://www.mobilegeographics.com:81/locations/5150.html?y=2010&m=5&d=29

 

if you scroll down on the left you can change the date to find out when sunrise/sunset is.



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I got married at Dreams on May 14th at 4:30pm and our guests fried so earlier wasn't the best in my case! I felt so bad for them because it was oohhh so hot out, our wedding day was the hottest day in 90 days (thanks mother nature!). So we took a couple pictures after the ceremony, let the guests enjoy the cocktail hour and our photog took us around the resort for some bride and groom shots. Then we went back and had dinner, then when the sun started to set our photog took everyone out on the beach and took advantage of the sunset. It wasn't the most ideal situation but we did get to enjoy the reception from 7:30pm-10:30pm which was really nice!

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