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Loni's April 3/09 Dreams Cabo Wedding Review


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#21 blondie25

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    Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:33 PM

    Awww you guys look great.... where did you hubby get the suit from?

    #22 beach2009

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      Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:29 PM

      Congrats on becoming a MRS :)
      Thanks for sharing a detailed review and beautiful pics.

      #23 michelle08

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        Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:31 PM

        great review!!!

        #24 SoontobeMrsDorsey

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          Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:14 AM

          Wow- your review was great! I'm a new Cabo bride and I was wondering whether I should choose Dreams or Riu Palace. You made Dreams sound like a "dream!" What were some of the issues you ran into at Riu? Also- you talked about wind. How windy was it? I'm getting married on April 17, 2010 in and that's a concern for me. How was the weather?

          #25 Loni

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            Posted 27 April 2009 - 03:47 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by blondie25
            Awww you guys look great.... where did you hubby get the suit from?
            Thanks-We just rented the suits from Black and Lee Tuxedo, and we bought the ties at Le Chateau.

            #26 Loni

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              Posted 27 April 2009 - 03:55 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by SoontobeMrsDorsey
              Wow- your review was great! I'm a new Cabo bride and I was wondering whether I should choose Dreams or Riu Palace. You made Dreams sound like a "dream!" What were some of the issues you ran into at Riu? Also- you talked about wind. How windy was it? I'm getting married on April 17, 2010 in and that's a concern for me. How was the weather?
              The weather was beautiful- it is breezy all the time, but it was a nice compromise for us. I love it hot and my hubby- not so much. It was definitely hot enough for me to lay out in the sunshine, yet he could always find a place where the breeze was blowing enough to keep him cool. At Dreams, all of our functions were held at the Oceana terrace which was sheltered by the resort from the wind. La Cascada, is a little more out there- we were going to have our welcome dinner there, but it was just too windy that day. Wind usually makes me crazy, but I didn't find it too terribly bad- use lots of hairspray- or Suzanne's girls!
              The Riu just felt too big! It didn't feel romantic or special at all to us. Everytime we went to an a la carte we were seated next to big, loud, obnoxious tables. It didn't seem like they acknowledged we were honeymooners at all. Plus, because there are so many more guests the service isn't nearly as good. We would order a drink and then, like half an hour later, a different waiter would come by and we'd re-order, assuming the first waiter forgot, and all of a sudden, they both deliver. At Dreams, if you order, they are either on their way to get it or on their way back. Also, I thought the food at the Riu was not very good. Lots of hamburgers, french fries, all the crap you get at home. We were there at the tail end of spring break, so there were tons of families with bratty kids and total party people. It was loud 24/7. Hands down, I would go with Dreams, unless you are into party mode all the time.

              #27 Loni

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                Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:05 PM

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                Thanks for all the detailed info.

                What do you think your overall budget was vs How much you actually spent? I don't mean to pry, but wanted to get an idea for my upcoming 10 year anniversary/possible vow renewal.
                Well, I'm naturally fairly cheap, so I didn't exactly set a budget for myself. I figured it was my wedding, and I was going to do what I wanted to within reason. My biggest splurge was probably Juan Carlos Tapia- for $3500. Our final bill with Dreams came in at around $5500- this included everything- decor, cake, welcome dinner, reception (steak and lobster), minister, set-up,etc. We had 40 guests total. Hair and make-up with Suzanne Morel was around $800, flowers were around $900. DJ was $750ish. I think it really depends on how many people you have there. I don't feel like I missed out on anything I really wanted to have, but I could have gotten away with doing less for sure.
                Hope this helps- if not e-mail me!

                #28 iwantadreamswedding

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                  Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:57 PM

                  great review and pics!

                  #29 missybee99

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                    Posted 02 May 2009 - 04:00 PM

                    Congratulations Loni!!!!
                    It looks like you had an amazing and beautiful wedding! :)
                    It's great to hear that the beef is up to par with our Alberta standards! LOL
                    I can't wait to see your pics with Juan....

                    #30 Lashawn

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                      Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:01 AM

                      Great review, thanks!! Reading your review let's me know that i made the right decision to switch WC. Yesica was AWFUL in the communication department. Now I have Yorai, and she is wonderful about returning emails and keeping me informed. Whew..I dodged a bullet!




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