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#641 racer320

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    Posted 17 September 2009 - 02:33 AM

    ok...off to visit dreams on friday!!!
    hoping to get a whole lot more info for all of us!!!
    let me know if you have things for us to check while we're there!
    "Life is Great, and It Only Gets Better!!!...So Bring It On!!!"

    #642 ~Jessica~

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      Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:42 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by aprilmay
      Are you guys getting your make-up done by the hotel? Or has anyone had it and knows if it is good or not? Also, are you guys using the hotel photographer or hiring an outside one?

      Jess - thanks for all the info...... is that a cat or a dog?!?!!??!
      I have heard the makeup and hair services are pretty good, like Jess. I am almost positive Lauren had her hair and makeup done there, but I haven't been on her review in awhile to be totally sure.

      I am flying my own photog in like Jess so I haven't really heard if they are good or bad, I just know from the quote Rebeca sent me they are stupid expensive for not having outstanding reviews everywhere. I used to have the link to their website but I must have deleted it. But I would say just email Rebeca for their website and see if you can get any reviews from her from other brides.

      #643 smith3576

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        Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:23 PM

        ARRRGH! It took me so long to write my reply that it logged me out and now I have to start over! Let's see if I can remember what I wrote....

        Autojo - Thanks for the suggestions! I think I will leave them bundled. It's so hard to picture what this will look like when I haven't seen the bouquet's or the tables!

        April/May: I am not getting my hair done there, but there are some reviews some place on the forum (with pictures) and they are positive. My package doesn't include it, and I'm too cheap :) Plus, I don't want anything particular and something simple, so my mom and BMs are going to do it. I did go to a wedding at a place in Cancun where the bride HATED her hair at the resort salon - she did some last minute frantic re-arranging after borrowing some hair styling stuff from guests - so my word of advice would be to do a trial run before the wedding, or do it early enough that if it doesn't turn out, you have time to "fix" it.

        We are using Beth Lloyd as our photographer. There are a lot of great and reasonably priced photogs in PV. The reviews of the Dreams photog are around some place and are okay, but seem pretty basic and it didn't sound like you get the digital prints (which we want). And pictures are really important to us, so we decided hire someone.


        NEW QUESTION - Does anyone know if we have to pay to have our photog come onto the property? I know you don't for guests as long as they come within 30 min of the ceremony, but she'll be there before that to start taking pictures. Also, in our contract we have to provide her with food. Has anyone does this? Is it the same meal as you feed your guests (and same cost)? Or does the hotel offer a less elaborate meal? I understand the need to eat, but at the same time she needs to be taking pictures, not sitting down to a three course meal, to I'm not sure how that works. And WHERE does she eat? Do I make sure she has a seat at the table? Thanks!!

        Has anyone else become a lot less productive at work?
        We're married! Jamie

        #644 allyson779

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          Posted 17 September 2009 - 02:08 PM

          Wow I love the thread...
          Have a new question for you guys...
          Is anyone going to have their wedding at Oceana?
          Bride & Groom plus 86 booked!!!

          #645 Jess

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            Posted 17 September 2009 - 02:10 PM

            Hey Jamie - yes the photographer needs to get a day pass to come take pics. And yes, they have a less elaborate vendor meal at Dreams for them. I'm not sure where they sit? I don't think at one of the tables though

            #646 autjo

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              Posted 17 September 2009 - 03:53 PM

              Jamie - I'm using Nate Cordova (usually he 2nd shoots for Beth so they probably have similar requests in their contracts.) Rebeca told me that my photog did not need a day pass and I would just have to pay for his meal. Actually this is what she said from our email conversation:

              I have booked Nathan Cordova to photograph the wedding. Do I need to get him a day pass so he can enter Dreams?[Rebeca Gonzalez] if you want him to have dinner, then you will just have to pay for his dinner, if not, just with the name.


              I'll email her and see what she says about a vendor meal and such.

              #647 Jess

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                Posted 17 September 2009 - 04:28 PM

                oh really? no day pass needed? that is good

                #648 1elephant

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                  Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:50 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by smith3576
                  I am considering having our bouquet's (provided by Dreams) do double duty as flowers on our reception tables. Has anyone seen what the bouquet's are like and would this be possible (i.e. - would they hold up without wilting)? And would they need to "stay together" or could I pull them apart? Or is this a bad idea? Thanks!
                  i did this. my bouquets were enough for the table - there were settings for 10 ppl per table, plus candles plus the flowers = plenty on the table. they were bigger than those in the pic that was posted.

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by aprilmay
                  Are you guys getting your make-up done by the hotel? Or has anyone had it and knows if it is good or not? Also, are you guys using the hotel photographer or hiring an outside one?

                  Jess - thanks for all the info...... is that a cat or a dog?!?!!??!
                  i know that you're a noob, and i REALLY hate to sound obnoxious, but read the thread!! it's here as a resource, not for the same questions to be asked over and over again. my review includes hair and makeup done at dreams salon.

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by smith3576
                  NEW QUESTION - Does anyone know if we have to pay to have our photog come onto the property? I know you don't for guests as long as they come within 30 min of the ceremony, but she'll be there before that to start taking pictures. Also, in our contract we have to provide her with food. Has anyone does this? Is it the same meal as you feed your guests (and same cost)? Or does the hotel offer a less elaborate meal? I understand the need to eat, but at the same time she needs to be taking pictures, not sitting down to a three course meal, to I'm not sure how that works. And WHERE does she eat? Do I make sure she has a seat at the table? Thanks!!

                  Has anyone else become a lot less productive at work?
                  i put in my contract that he would not have to pay but would be provided with a meal - he had the same meal as us (i didn't think it was fair to give him anything less, but he did not partake in cocktail hour or dessert). i think he just stood on the side and scarfed the food down, but idk. in the contract, i specified that he would be coming in to meet us and check out the grounds, and the whole day of the wedding AND for a TTD shoot the next day. technically he was only supposed to be there for one meal (during wedding), but he ate several meals with us. no wristbands = one full photographer :)

                  #649 J&MWedding

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                    Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:21 PM

                    Thanks for reminding me that the photog needs to eat! :)

                    I think since I'm only having a MOH for my bridal party (that saves me $ on bouquets), that I'll prob still do the centerpieces. Lauren, I couldn't see your bouquets as centerpieces in your review/slideshow? I PM'd bride Sarah to email me any pics of her centerpieces too.
                    ps. Lauren, I've read your review and checked out your pics tons of time! It gets me excited about going!!!! :)
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                    #650 1elephant

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                      Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:22 AM

                      jill, i know you have :)
                      here's a pic - they were long and vibrant - perfect for the table.
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