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#1181 1elephant

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    Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:40 AM

    Originally Posted by aprilmay 

    Has anyone been able to switch things out of their package in exchange for something else?  I don't want the make-up application but would love another centerpiece or something else like that.

    i tried to switch the massage for something else, but they said no. i can see transferring the massage/hair/makeup to someone else, but maybe not letting you switch for another service...worth asking, though!

    Originally Posted by simplnsweet 

    Sorry to have to bring this up but I am curious if any of the brides to be? Allyson779 or Gowiththeflow know about the service cap of 4 hours.  Did Rebeca mention this to you?


    we had the ultimate package too - 4 hrs plus cocktail hour. we were supposed to end at 10:30, but the dj and the waiters stayed till 11. then we changed and went to rendezvous, and then to the sports bar.

    #1182 tlc9b

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      Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:03 PM

      For those of you using Dazzling Details as your wedding planner- are you doing your rehearsal dinner through them as well? I am thinking about doing a welcome bonfire on Thursday evening b/c most of our guests will be arriving that day and then a rehearsal dinner at one of the restaurants at Dreams on Friday evening. I am just wondering if I should have Dazzling Details set these things up for me or if I should contact the resort directly? I have not actually emailed with or spoken with anyone at Dreams yet b/c Dazzling Details has handled all of that for me thus far. I don't necessarily want to pay Dazzling Details to do events on Thursday and Friday night which is the only reason I am thinking about contacting the resort directly. Any advice you guys have would  be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



      #1183 simplnsweet

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        Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:50 PM

        We are having the bon fire as our welcome event for our guests. We just arranged this through the resort's wedding planner (we are using her for our entire wedding as appose to DD since she comes with our pkg). She will organize everything we just need to make sure we show up. The cost for the bon fire includes marshmellows, cookies, chocolate, sticks for bbq mellows, chairs and drink service.  Our rehersal dinner (only about 8 of us) will take place at one of the restaurants. It is just as if we all decided to go for dinner. You can't make reservations at any of the resort restaurants. I think in this case it is not a greatest thing but it beats having to make rezo for each night you want to go for dinner like many other resorts have you do.

        I hope this helps. jenn

        #1184 ChicagoPT

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          Posted 31 August 2010 - 03:50 AM

          We just booked it through dreams and samantha too.  It was really simple.  She even helped pick a time as friday night is fiesta night and she didnt want any of our guests missing the band.  For the rehearsal. we are just showing up to a restaurant too.  We have 52 people so Im hoping if we go early enough we will all get seated fairly quickly. 

          #1185 khannan

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            Posted 01 September 2010 - 03:05 AM

            I also have the Ultimate Package and they have cocktails slated for 1 hour and the reception for 3 hours.

            #1186 gowiththeflow

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              Posted 01 September 2010 - 03:21 PM

              I have the Ultimate Package and I just double checked with rebecca - it is 1hr cocktail and 3 hr reception now.  I did mention that the girls on this site said something different and she said they must have meant total.  Well I wonder how much an hour extra is? Dinner will take AT LEAST an hour - mexican time and all HA! 3 hrs just does not seem like enough time. I mean we want to have a father daughter and mother son dance, plus our first dance, plus plenty of time to party! If the ceremony is at 4, cocktails probably start at 5.  So the whole thing would be over by 9? Maybe we can push the cocktail hour to 6 so we can take pics for an hour and we could actually enjot cocktail hour with our guests.


               I wonder if the dj can wait to dj until after dinner and we can use an ipod for cocktails and dinner.  Would we have to pay to rent equipment too? I have to say, I am getting frustrated with all the "extra" costs.  I wish we had a bigger budget to have a wedding off site.  I wouldn't even know where to begin looking and we can't afford an outside WC. Plus, the whole photographer thing annoys me to no end! I knew it going in, but it still irks me.  I know Dreams does a great job....sorry for the vent - just frustrated!

              #1187 star18

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                Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:43 PM



                I am newly engaged and planning a wedding in Puerto Vallarta, I was considering Dreams but I am a little concerned about all the reno's. Does anyone know how long the reno's will last and if they are planning on doing reno's to the old tower?

                #1188 gowiththeflow

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                  Posted 01 September 2010 - 06:58 PM

                  where did you hear this?

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                    Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:06 PM


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                      Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:07 PM

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