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Sarah's Exhaustive Wedding Review 5-7-07 Dreams Los Cabos

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Sarah, I went from orginally booking Juan for 1.5 hours to three hours.. lol... Does he usually show up right on time or a little early?

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Hahaha! Yes, nice but shot Sarah. That reminds me of what Rafael said when I got my dress off & he saw my "Rafael's Booty" panties!! hahaha
I love it!

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Sarah, I went from orginally booking Juan for 1.5 hours to three hours.. lol... Does he usually show up right on time or a little early?
He's been right on time all 3 times I've used him.

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Travel Agent
We booked our room block and hotel arrangements through Tammy the host. Wright Travel Agency. (A+++++) Tammy was awesome to work with and guided me through the process of blocking rooms and then was so helpful to all my guests as they contacted her to make reservations. Tammy got us an unbeatable rate and provided excellent customer service. I had some serious PITA guests and Tammy dealt with them well. She worked with me to find solutions to problems that arose and thereâ€s no way I could have done this without her! Well, I probably could have- it just would have cost me an arm and a leg!
awww...thanks sweetie. your group was fun!!

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Food: The food overall at Dreams is good. There were some things I LOVED- Dreams Tacos, Chicken Kiev, Omelettes to order at El Patio, and the Chilaquiles. There were some things that were just so-so, but thatâ€s totally expected in Mexico. Everyone on this forum talked about how bad Himitsu was, but some of my guests wanted to try it. Iâ€m not a huge sushi or Asian person anyway, but what I had was tasty and my guests said it was good. I believe Edytaâ€s guests enjoyed it as well. So, I guess it depends on what you order- my friend loved the vegetarian rolls, but said the Pad Thai was nothing like it should have been. Just an FYI…
i have to say the breakfast at Dreams is AMAZING! i mean an omelette bar and betty the omelette lady makes the best omelettes and fresh to order waffles. they also have a fresh smoothie section and the yummiest green chilaquiles...YUMMY!

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Weather
I just have to comment on the weather for those who might be still debating what time of year to go to Cabo. We now have been there in September, February, and May. September is very HOT, February was too COLD. This was just right. Seriously, I couldn't have ordered better weather if I wanted to. It was 89-91 every day and just perfect in the shade. If you wanted to lay out it was great. At night it was 65-70, and just perfect with a pashmina or cardigan. On my wedding day, I was actually comfortable in my wedding dress. The only time I was too warm, was when we were taking pics right on the beach and standing out there for a long time, and at the reception when I was dancing like a crazy drunk college girl! Ahhh...I want to go back!
the weather in May is fantastic in CABO...my favorite time!!

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For my guests, I had paper fan programs, tissue holders, and a pouch of rose petals to throw. No one except Edyta & Tammy remembered to do this this though- thank God they were there to ambush me with petals!

I also had parasols for all the ladies- these were a hit with my guests. I bought them from Japanese Kimonos, Chinese Paper Lanterns, Chopsticks, Chinese Dresses. I got the “wedding parasols” and paid $8 each. They were a little more expensive than some Iâ€ve seen, but I was impressed with the quality-

The ceremony goes SO FAST! Before we knew it, it was time to walk down the aisle- my dad forgot that he had to walk with me and was sitting with the other guests, so my mom had to go get him- too funny… My dad and brother sang and my dad played the guitar- I cried, it was very touching. My dad also performed the sand ceremony, which went really well. We almost went with tray passed cold canapés, but Iâ€m glad I didnâ€t since my guests spent a ton of time on the beach getting their pictures taken and Tammy had to pretty much make them eat! It was great having Tammy, Steve, Edyta & Terry at my wedding- itâ€s funny how close you can feel to someone you only know from the internet, but yet I was insistent they be in our pics- they felt like family.
ok, honestly, sarah did an amazing job with her OOT bags, petals bags, all the details...even steve said, she makes our wedding look so shabby...her eye for detail was impeccable and her guests were all so impressed with her. i was the freak that jumped out to throw petal at her...i think i will be in 1/2 of her pictures.

also, when her dad and brother sang, it was so sweet...i totally cried and even steve got weepy. they did a great job and sounded wonderful.

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RECEPTION

Our reception was at the Oceana Terrace. Tammy & Edyta were making fun of me because I went to check on the progress of the setup THREE times that day! Jeff & I didnâ€t stay together the night before the wedding, so it was hard to sneak around and make sure he didnâ€t see me, but I did.
ok, edyta and i think sarah is lying about how many times she went to check on the set up...we think she went more than 3 times. she was cracking us up.

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WEDDING COORDINATOR

I really debated hiring an outside coordinator, and almost broke down about a month before the wedding, but stuck with Mariana, the onsite WC at Dreams.
I cannot say enough good things about Mariana. She gets an A++++++++++++++++.

I can honestly say that Mariana did a PERFECT job- if you have Mariana there is no need to have an outside WC- she is awesome!
mariana is great!

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Final thoughtsIJeffâ€s mom, who is impossible to please and the biggest complainer ever (just ask Tammy- she had to deal with her a lot!) couldnâ€t stop talking about how wonderful everything was. She almost had a cow when we told her we were getting married in Mexico. Now, youâ€d think she was a paid advertisement for Mexico destination weddings- she tells all her friends itâ€s the only way to go. We spent so much money paying for my family to be there, but I wouldnâ€t do it any differently now. My brother leaves for the Air Force this morning, and I would trade that 4 days in Mexico with him for anything. Not only did I have a perfect wedding, but also I had a perfect family vacation- there are memories that will last forever.
this is exactly what i have been saying about DW's. yes, you will find resistence from family but in the end it is such a great time...not just wedding...for all. so worth the money and anxiety.

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Well, during our first dance, he looked at me and said “youâ€re amazing- I canâ€t believe you put all this together. Thank you so much for making this such a perfect day. Iâ€m so proud that youâ€re my wife”
You are amazing!

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Wow!~ What a review - I'm so glad that everything turned out so perfect for you... Now all of us June brides really have something to live up to. :-) I got a little teary eyed at the last comment about Jeff saying how terrific you are....

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Sarah - Phew I am tired after reading all that :)

 

I am so impressed with your wedding and hope that writing the review was the final OCD touch and now you know you can just RELAX!

 

And I mentioned this on the other thread but your makeup was FLAWLESS and so photogenic. Good choice on doing it yourself!

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Sarah - Phew I am tired after reading all that :)

I am so impressed with your wedding and hope that writing the review was the final OCD touch and now you know you can just RELAX!

And I mentioned this on the other thread but your makeup was FLAWLESS and so photogenic. Good choice on doing it yourself!
Thanks Janet- I actually thought of you and heard your voice in the back of my mind telling me to relax and enjoy myself. You and Christa...I had to remember what both of you said about just letting things happen and enjoy every minute. Although, I had done so much ahead of time there really wasn't much to stress about! I had 3 days before the wedding to just hang out and have fun.
Yes, I do feel much better now that I got this review done. I am just so excited to finally be married! woohoo!! Yes, hopefully now I can direct my OCD-ness to another area- like cleaning my house! lol

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