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#11 Jenn6603

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    Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:45 PM

    We are getting married there in less than two weeks - but our decision to go without an outside WC was made back in May... I did speak with an outside WC and did get a quote and the decision was made not to go with them not due to cost but due to the fact that I wanted to be more in control of our decor, etc... with an outside coordinator you sometimes leave more to them...

    I did weather the storm of dealing with the two previous WC's at Dreams and now am dealing with Rebeca... She is MORE than fantastic - she has been extremely helpful in ensuring that I am comfortable with everything... I cannot wait to meet her in person!

    For the most part, our set up is very basic - I want the beauty of the surroundings to be the focus... I doubt my guests will remember what colour the linens are or if we had upgraded wine glasses - they will remember the scenery and the fun times from that day (and the whole week!)...

    I am very happy with my decision to stay with the resort WC and go with the top level package... I will let you all know how it goes when I return in March!

    Jenn

    #12 ashey063009

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      Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:40 AM

      Oh my Gosh, Jenn I can't believe it's here in two weeks! You must be just bursting! I can't wait to hear all about it!

      #13 K&Rwedding

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        Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:54 AM

        Jenn

        YOu are going to have such a great time. Are you planning on doing any other organized events at Dreams?

        I was thinking of doing a bon'fire or event a cocktail party, but find it a little odd how much they charge per head though it is an all-inclusive.

        Would love to hear what you are doing.

        Can't wait to see your review with lots and lots of pictures.

        We are maybe going to do a little impromptu welcome party at Baracuda Bar by the new part of the hotel just to greet our guests. Please let me know if you think it is nice enough.

        OMG you are going to have an amazing time I can't believe it is here.

        Congrats

        #14 Jenn6603

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          Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:44 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by K&Rwedding
          Jenn

          YOu are going to have such a great time. Are you planning on doing any other organized events at Dreams?

          I was thinking of doing a bon'fire or event a cocktail party, but find it a little odd how much they charge per head though it is an all-inclusive.

          Would love to hear what you are doing.

          Can't wait to see your review with lots and lots of pictures.

          We are maybe going to do a little impromptu welcome party at Baracuda Bar by the new part of the hotel just to greet our guests. Please let me know if you think it is nice enough.

          OMG you are going to have an amazing time I can't believe it is here.

          Congrats
          I cannot believe it is almost here either!!! I am so bursting with excitement, it's not even funny!!!

          We aren't doing any other planned events at Dreams... The reason they charge per head is because they have to do a specialized set up and ensure a bar and food is in that particular location (I work in special events here and there are many logistics as well as staff requirements that they need to recover)... So, in essence, that is what you pay for rather than the food/booze itself...

          We are doing other things with our guests... On the Sunday, we are all heading down to the malecon for the evening as a group... Sundays on the malecon are the best because of all the activities going on down there... its like a mini carnival... so that won't cost much (except the drinks folks buy as we walk along taking in the sights!)... For our rehearsal evening, we are all going to my mom's condo (they have a place in Old Town on the beach) for a wine and cheese...

          We only have 28 peeps plus Scott and I so getting together as a group shouldn't be too difficult :)

          I will make sure to take tons of photos and make lots of notes along the way so that you all can get very detailed info! I know how tough it is being so far away and not knowing what to expect!

          Jenn

          #15 smith3576

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            Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:58 PM

            We wanted to do the Sunday Malecon thing too, but we will be there over the Day of the Dead so I wasn't sure if it was the same over those festivities. Does anyone know?
            We're married! Jamie

            #16 ashey063009

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              Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:58 PM

              Hey Smith,

              Not only will the Malecon be amazing during Del dia de los Muertos (D of Dead) but it will be CRAZY insane with locals. I think you've lucked out with one of the best weekends to be down in Mexico.
              It's an amazing three day festival, I'd recommend wikipedia-ing it, as there are probably a few days of celebrations you and your guests could enjoy! exciting!

              #17 marisolhernandez

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                Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:32 PM

                Hi! I'm glad that you guys pointed out that the Malecon is the best on Sunday, I wouldnt have known that. Thanks!! We are expecting about 90 - 110 guests, so it would have been pretty pricey for us to arrange a formal welcome dinner/cocktails. Instead, we are having an informal theme party/welcome cocktails at the Barracuda Bar on the Thursday before the wedding. We are bringing name tags for the theme party, because so many of the guests do not know each other and it will be a fun ice breaker and help start conversations. April 18th is really sneaking up on us!

                #18 K&Rwedding

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                  Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:38 PM

                  Marisol--

                  Do you live here in NYC I can't believe you are getting married at The Dreams a month before me.

                  I too am planning to do a Sunset Toast at the Barracuda Bar, tryign to keep additional cost down, at the hotel.

                  Have you actually seen the bar area? I would love to talk to you about what you are planning to do.

                  Best
                  Kathy




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