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#961 allyson779

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    Posted 14 April 2010 - 03:44 PM

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    Originally Posted by Karen972
    That was really a lot of great information, and answered tons of my questions! I'm very thankful for this forum! Congrats to everyone! Dreams PV seems like the perfect place for my fiance and I to celebrate our marriage after reading such positive reviews! (Wedding at Our Lady of Guadalupe).

    One thing going through the thread, I didn't notice anything about people having a wedding at Dreams PV in the rainy season (June-September) & backup plans. My fiance and I really want to have our Reception at Dreams PV, but unfortunately for many reasons we have to get married in July! (I know, heat, humidity and RAIN)! I was wondering if any of the previous brides have experience in talking to Rebecca about possible backup plans? I read somewhere that you can rent Oceana out for $3000 and it's covered but I was wondering if there was another backup plan that you don't have to pay extra for. Is the ballroom at the back of the resort a backup plan that doesn't have extra cost? Anyone have experience with tents as a possible backup plan, how many people they cover and the price of those?

    Thanks!
    We are also getting married in rainy season. I researched all options including renting a tent, oceana, and the ballroom. I am not sure how many people you are expecting but if you plan on renting a tent on the beach... it is super expensive. To give you an idea how expensive it is... we received quotes from the resort and two other vendors for a simple waterproof tent to set up on the beach for around 80-100 guests... the pricing was anywhere from $3,500 to $7,000 on up (and that was including a simple tent and flooring.... not even a dance floor). If you were having the reception at Las Palmas I am sure the cost would go down dramatically because you don't have to worry about the sand and flooring.

    The ballrooms were very pretty and as mentioned above they have a perfect area for cocktails. Plus it is very private with their own restrooms. (which is an added bonus)

    In the end we decided not to take a chance and worry about having a back up plan ... so we picked Oceana for our reception. The rental fee is expensive, but to us it was worth it. Plus at our reception we can enjoy the beach setting rain or shine.
    Bride & Groom plus 86 booked!!!

    #962 KarenM

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      Posted 14 April 2010 - 05:48 PM

      Autumn & Allyson - really good info to have about the ballroom back-up (& about the $$ of the tents!); thanks so much girls!

      Tiffaney, we're using an outside photographer so I can't help there, sorry!

      #963 tiffaneyh

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        Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:51 PM

        Jennifer,

        I will get in touch with them and let you know. Rebeca just let me know that they finally charged my deposit. So, now I am totally official.
        Tiffaney

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        #964 aprilmay

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          Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:32 PM

          So sad right now Apparently the preferred tower is already completely booked for the week we're going in November. We can't change the week because 4 people have already booked. How the eff can it be full already!?!?

          Sucks.

          #965 Karen972

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            Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by allyson779
            We are also getting married in rainy season. I researched all options including renting a tent, oceana, and the ballroom. I am not sure how many people you are expecting but if you plan on renting a tent on the beach... it is super expensive. To give you an idea how expensive it is... we received quotes from the resort and two other vendors for a simple waterproof tent to set up on the beach for around 80-100 guests... the pricing was anywhere from $3,500 to $7,000 on up (and that was including a simple tent and flooring.... not even a dance floor). If you were having the reception at Las Palmas I am sure the cost would go down dramatically because you don't have to worry about the sand and flooring.

            The ballrooms were very pretty and as mentioned above they have a perfect area for cocktails. Plus it is very private with their own restrooms. (which is an added bonus)

            In the end we decided not to take a chance and worry about having a back up plan ... so we picked Oceana for our reception. The rental fee is expensive, but to us it was worth it. Plus at our reception we can enjoy the beach setting rain or shine.

            Thanks Allyson for the great info!
            Karen

            #966 tiffaneyh

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              Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:39 AM

              April,

              I am so sorry. That really sucks. My TA was just telling me today that things seem busy. She finding that flights in October are filling up.

              I am sure that your guests will still have a great time in the other tower. They will still be able to enjoy the rest of the resort.

              It may be worthwhile to try expedia just in case. You never know if the resort allotted a certain number of rooms to be sold on these sorts of sights.
              Tiffaney

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              October 21, 2010

              #967 ChicagoPT

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                Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:59 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by aprilmay
                So sad right now Apparently the preferred tower is already completely booked for the week we're going in November. We can't change the week because 4 people have already booked. How the eff can it be full already!?!?

                Sucks.
                April- what week are you going? My guests will all be staying there from around nov18-nov 23 and some for week to 10 days. We only have about half staying the the preferred tower though.

                #968 aprilmay

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                  Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:00 PM

                  We'll be there from Nov 13 to 20th. I guess it's just that other travel companies (ie-sunwing) have bought up blocks in the preferred tower and are available on certain websites, but I don't think my TA has those companies as suppliers....? I dunno. I did see Westjet has some preferred suites available from the 14th-21st.... so maybe we can still figure something out.

                  I'm ok with it either way now. At least we'll all be together!

                  #969 ChicagoPT

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                    Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:36 AM

                    I see. Hopefully your TA will be able to get the rooms. The other tower really isnt that bad though. My friends and family booked the old tower and my FI's family and friends did the preferred. Not sure why that happened. My side was thinking that they wont really be in the room much anyway so might as well save some money. When is your ceremony? It looks like we will be there at the same time!

                    #970 KarenM

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                      Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:13 AM

                      Ugh, how frustrating April! I hope you can at least have the room you want for you & FI!
                      We anticipated a lot of people wanting to book the jr suites in the preferred tower, but only like 4 have. Guests really won't be spending much time in the rooms anyway so I wouldn't worry too much. And like you said, at least you'll be at the same resort.




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