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#1791 Dreams2011

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    Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:42 PM

    oops I meant "their". not "there...



    #1792 NM2011

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      Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:20 PM

      Yeah that's pretty crazy and concerning!! If I hadn't already booked I would be looking into diffrent resorts. Saying a prayer and crossing my fingers it works out okay. Does anyone have the email address for the wedding coordinator taking over? If you could post or message it to me that would be wonderful!

       

      Originally Posted by Dreams2011 

      OMG... that's like 4-5 wedding coordinators in a year!!!!!!!!! I'm surprised anyone takes that job with all the turnover. Obviously there is something wrong... I know part of it is that Dreams PV holds way too many weddings for what they are able to handle and that's why there are so many issues. To accomodate the 250-300 weddings per year that they (Dreams PV) want to hold they need to have a minimum of 3-4 at minimum coordinators, not 1 or 2.



       



      #1793 vollydolly

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        Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:52 PM

        The person taking over for Esman is his supervisor Eleane Joya - Senor Wedding Coordinator.  She is using Esman's email - weddings1.drepv@dreamsresorts.com 

         

        I expressed my concerns to Ivonne Torres, the Sales Manager who originally informed me that Esman was leaving.  I asked about under staffing and she assured me that they have plenty of staff which includes Eleane, a junior wedding coordinator and a wedding assistant (minus Esman now).  Doesn't seem like a lot of staff for all the weddings that they are having there.

         

        I do have to say that Eleane was very prompt and had all the details about my wedding.  Hopefully they will hire a replacement for Esman that will stick around for awhile.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  My wedding is coming up fast.  June 18th.  So excited!!!


         

        Originally Posted by NM2011 

        Yeah that's pretty crazy and concerning!! If I hadn't already booked I would be looking into diffrent resorts. Saying a prayer and crossing my fingers it works out okay. Does anyone have the email address for the wedding coordinator taking over? If you could post or message it to me that would be wonderful!

         



         



         



        #1794 sarahinlove

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          Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

          This is my 5th wedding coordinator in 8 months!! Are you kidding me?? I leave in a week and a half! 



          #1795 sarahinlove

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            Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:48 AM

            Hello past brides!

             

            I have a question about the photography. I have the ultimate package. They have just told me that the coverage doesn't even include any of the cocktail hour or reception. To have this covered, it is an extra $1000. Did any of you pay this?? It seems soooo expensive. I was going to have an outside photographer but cancelled her after hearing good things about the resort photogs. Now I'm kind of regretting it....

             

            And they've told me you only get the online slideshow for a year! Did anyone buy a copy of theirs? How much?



            #1796 sarahinlove

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              Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:50 AM


              Hi Cass!

               

              I just posted a question about the photogs, then found your post. Did you pay for extra time?? I don't want to have to! What kind of timeline did you use???

               

               

              Originally Posted by Cass423 

              Chritheel is very nice.  I worked with her on my order, but Simon was my actual photographer and he did a great job.  Everything I have seen from their work has been great so I woudn't worry too much.  Just make sure when you set up your timeline you are very clear because if you want the great shots with sunset and everything then it will take time.  I would work with them when setting up your timeline.  They are on site all the time so it is never hard to find any of them.



               



              #1797 SarahBen2011

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                Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:20 AM

                Esman also quoted me $300 for flowers... I wanted orchids and mini calla lillies.  Bummer!!!

                 

                What other dark purple flowers are out there... but obviously WAY cheaper???B029-purple-orchid-tulip-calla-lily-bouquet_fs.jpg



                #1798 Tonyl10469

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                  Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:56 PM

                  Hello everyone,

                   

                  I am new to this and all "threads" in general. I am getting married April 19th 2012 at Dreams Puerto Vallarta and I was wondering if anyone out there hired the cuban band?  We are thinking about it and were hoping someone had some info on them.

                   

                  Thanks, Tony.



                  #1799 Tonyl10469

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                    Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:19 PM

                    Hello to everyone,

                     

                    I am a newbie to "threads" but I am learning.

                     

                    We are getting married on April 19th 2012 at Dreams Puerto Vallarta.

                     

                    I was wondering if anyone had hired the Cuban Band? We are thinking about this and were hoping someone might have info on this.

                     

                    This is not the Mexican Trio, you have your choice of a 4 or 7 piece Cuban Band.

                     

                    Also, we are thinking of the Steak and Chicken meal choice for our reception. Any comments on this?

                     

                    Thanks, Tony.



                    #1800 vollydolly

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                      Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:02 PM

                      Sarah,

                      They told me they start taking pics at the getting ready stage and stay until the toast and cake cutting.  They also said to have an xtra photographer it would be $99 per hour.  I'm not sure where the $1,000 comes from.  You could hire the xtra photographer to shoot the reception at $99 per hour I would think.

                      They never said anything to me about only having the online slideshow for a year.  Hope that helps.  Let me know what they say as my wedding is a week after yours!
                       

                      Originally Posted by sarahinlove 

                      Hello past brides!

                       

                      I have a question about the photography. I have the ultimate package. They have just told me that the coverage doesn't even include any of the cocktail hour or reception. To have this covered, it is an extra $1000. Did any of you pay this?? It seems soooo expensive. I was going to have an outside photographer but cancelled her after hearing good things about the resort photogs. Now I'm kind of regretting it....

                       

                      And they've told me you only get the online slideshow for a year! Did anyone buy a copy of theirs? How much?



                       






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