| Originally Posted by janellepo |
Well I will be getting married at Dreams in less than 2 months as well! AHHH!! Over the past month I have been trying and trying to get in touch with WC Diana, but of course she has only gotten back to me now (after I sent 3 follow up emails!)
It seems that when Gaby was the WC she told me some things that are not apparently true...ARGH! We are also trying to keep the cost of the wedding down (which is why we are going to Mexico in the first place), and Gaby had said that she would be able to get us a CD player for the ceremony and now Diana is telling me that I have to rent the sound system. this was true for me; i had the cd player and microphone for free during the ceremony. if you have it in writing from gaby, then diana has to give it to youBesides that, we have decided to just take our 25 guests to the restaurant in the hotel for our reception dinner (even if there are no reservations) since we are ALL staying there, and then book a dj for 2 hours after. Diana had given me the fee which is fine, but now she is telling me that we cannot book the dj without paying for a private function!!! i would assume it's b/c they need a place to set up the dj booth. however, if you get the wedding package, free or otherwise, it should be a private function. that being said, if you do use the wedding package, you'd be paying for the guests to eat. I don't know how to handle this?
Does anyone have any ideas what we could do after the restaurant dinner (so that we can have our dance)?
Someone was saying that they go to PV often? Should we take our group elsewhere after? Or do you think we should just mingle in the bar after dinner?
My sister told me that I could take her laptop along...so maybe I should purchase some speakers?
BTW, has anyone filled out the judge form? There is a part about occupation and monthly income...why do they need to know this?! I don't think I'm going to put it on the form. What are you ladies doing?
| Originally Posted by Jenn6603 |
We were hoping to go the CD player (or laptop or iPod with good speakers) and were told that we could not do that as well... I found out that the reason for this is that the speakers that people generally bring do not fare well in the outdoors (they are not loud enough - they may be fine for indoors, but outdoors, where sound travels, its a completely different story)... That may be why they are suggesting that a DJ is important...you're right - the sound definitely wouldn't carry outside. the waves alone are so loud
As far as the private function part, I am wondering if they are saying that because they need a specific area for the DJ to set up? Not sure...
I know someone had mentioned that there is a bar in the resort (if I recall its downstairs or something) and apparently not all that busy - if that is the case, why not just have your crew go there for the dance?? I am sure that whoever is playing the music there could play a special song for you... Lauren may know more about that - she was married there earlier this year...
there are several bars at the resort. the sports bar, which is downstairs (and it smells bad on the way down there, but not inside) is usually pretty empty. we went there after our rehearsal dinner and we were the only ones. we were pretty much the only ones there each night, w/ the exception of a couple here or there. most people hang out at the cigar bar, which is probably a better spot atmosphere-wise, but it'll probably be too crowded and idk if there's music. the music in the sports bar was ok...pretty much a cd on repeat. idk if it's worth chancing it, but there's a possibility that you could hand one of the bartenders a few cds (and a few bucks) and ask them to play them for you.... you could also ask diana if this is a possibility - if she says no, you could ask her if she can play your wedding song there, and then go back to the normal cds, and THEN see if you can bribe the bartender. ALSO - find out if it's open b/c of the renovations!!
| Originally Posted by janellepo |
So, are you having a reception? Or are you just showing up at a restaurant as a group? Where were you planning to play your music afterward?
I think I will just have to PM Lauren and find out what would work out best
I think we are both really disappointed right now and I think we need to have a deep breath and do some positive thinking!!! It's not the wedding it's the marriage...even though a really nice wedding would be a HUGE bonus!!! At least, that is what I keep telling myself. I have to say that I am so grateful for this forum, otherwise I don't think I would have any hair left!! LOL
if you ask why they won't seat you together, they'll tell you something along the lines of how big groups demand so much more work, it's hard for the wait staff, and difficult to explain to other paying patrons.
my own opinion - if you can swing it, go private. my whole wedding wound up being just a little more $ than i really wanted - mostly b/c of the travel costs and diy stuff that i took it upon myself to do - but it's your wedding...it's not worth the hassle of chancing things like music and seating. if you can't swing private, just bring bribe money with you and hope that all goes your way!