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Hey Everyone,

 

We got married at DRC this past June and I keep meaning to write a review but never seem to get around to it. We had a wonderful time though and things couldn't have gone better.  I wanted to at least share a few photos from our wonderful photographer Elizabeth Medina...I'll try to post a review soon.

 

http://www.elizabethmedinaphotography.com/blog/2012/09/shannon-and-konstantin-dreams-riviera-cancun-destination-wedding-photography/

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Originally Posted by Judany View Post

 

So I got some quotes from Dreams on the bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces.  I was highly disappointed on how expensive these things are especially the centerpieces I wanted.  I just wanted some limes on a white plate with one lily and one candle $60...not what I expected.  Also the boutonnieres $20 plus tax & bridesmaids bouquet $90 plus tax (not happening) so I'm going the DIY route at this point.  I rather not DIY I hate crafty projects!! I'd rather pay for it to get it done and not have to travel with anything but theses prices are a bit excessive.  Not to mention these are 2012 prices.  What are you guys doing as far as centerpieces, flowers, etc?

I was quoted $60 for BM bouquets! They are basically one of the included bouquets (#16) but smaller. I thought that was a good price! I was also only quoted $60 for the centerpieces I wanted. I didn't think either were too bad. In my opinion, it's easier than dragging all that stuff down there!

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Originally Posted by EmilyT View Post

 

Savanah I love your invitations!! Mine are in the process of being done and I have to say that yours are VERY VERY cute. . i especially like the way you did the response card with the "reserve ___ beach chairs". . . i will post a picture of mine when they are done also ;) i am making my response date 2 months before so that i can have an official count and prepare OOT bags and other things like that although people already started to book without invitations lol do you think its silly to ask for a reply 2 months in advance ? also i am doing a plated dinner and the resort needs my dinners 1 month in advance so i guess i have no choice

Thank you!!!! I was so happy with them! 

NO ONE used the spot for telling me how many were coming!!! I guess they couldn't tell that's what it was for??? I was really surprised! 

I definitely think 2 months is ok. I wish I would have put 2 months. We still have 5 people who are 'maybes' and I NEED to know so I can order the last bit of the OOT bags. I'm hoping they have it all figured out by Nov 1st! 

I've found that alot of people aren't RSVPing. It's people I am pretty sure won't make the trip, but there is a reason I put a stamp on the RSVP card!! I guess they think because it's a destination wedding they dont need to? 

I can't wait to see yours!!

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Originally Posted by Dominique 161 View Post

 

Hi Emily!

 

A past bride used parasols instead of bouquets

 

http://240611steiger.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/

 

This is her wedding slideshow.  I think they look great!

 

Im taking parasols to place in front of the cermony chairs and to use as a photo prop cheesy.gif

 

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thank you for sharing this!! that is very cool!! i dont know why the flowers dont do it for me... lol but ill see how my bridesmaids feel!! thank you

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Originally Posted by ssapper View Post

 

Hey Everyone,

 

We got married at DRC this past June and I keep meaning to write a review but never seem to get around to it. We had a wonderful time though and things couldn't have gone better.  I wanted to at least share a few photos from our wonderful photographer Elizabeth Medina...I'll try to post a review soon.

 

http://www.elizabethmedinaphotography.com/blog/2012/09/shannon-and-konstantin-dreams-riviera-cancun-destination-wedding-photography/

beautiful pictures, im glad your day was amazing. please do post a review when you can i would love to hear it ;)

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Originally Posted by melinmontana View Post

 

I am not having a wedding party, so no need for extra bouquets, I am adding a few more boutonnieres and corsages but that is all. For centerpieces I am using these cool lamps I bought at Pier 1 that are turquoise with starfish motif and also bought 24 hot pink votives. The package I am getting comes with two centerpieces and I am doing one long table, family style as there are only 25 of us. I plan to use centerpieces, votives, and 4 lanterns down the center of the table. Placing maracas at each place setting with colorful menu and chair sashes. I think that's it. I also don't want to haul suitcases full of stuff to Mexico. Hope this helps give you some other ideas. 

 

The only other thought I have...would it be possible to go to Puerto Moreles to get the limes and bring your own candles and lilly buds (fake)? 

 

How many additional boutonnieres and bouquets do you need?

 

I'm thinking that we are going to have at least 40- 60ppl so we are going to have several tables.  I do like the lamp idea but I'm not sure about carrying them down there.  I was having 3 bouquets and 7 boutonnieres (big family) so it's definitely not ideal to pay $20 plus tax for those.  I have been doing some research and have a few ideas to try to keep the costs down.  I was thinking of doing my own bouquets & boutonnieres with fake flowers (saw some on another forum) very cost effective and not bad looking.  For the centerpieces I saw someone who bought a blue colored plate and put one candle in the middle then sand and seashells.

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Originally Posted by ahall5665 View Post

 

 

I decided to go with an outside vender Maya Floral, they were recommended highly by other brides and their prices are more reasonable than the resort. My bridesmaids bouquets are $50 each....I went with a more expensive centerpiece (white roses and hydrangeas with 4 candles) which are $75 each (through the resort I was quoted over $100) but for the centerpieces you are looking for I'm sure they would much cheaper than mine...I have been working with Marvin he is very responsive to emails, you can just send him pictures of what your looking for and he'll send you pricing marvin@mayafloral.com. To avoid the outside vender fee charged by the resort a few of the groomsman are meeting Marvin at the entrance to Dreams to pick up the flowers at 1pm the day of my wedding. Hope this helps!

 

Thanks for the info I'll definitely consider this.  I don't mind paying money for it but not that much for simple arrangements.  I'm trying to avoid bringing stuff down with me besides the necessities.

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Originally Posted by Savs1027 View Post

 

I was quoted $60 for BM bouquets! They are basically one of the included bouquets (#16) but smaller. I thought that was a good price! I was also only quoted $60 for the centerpieces I wanted. I didn't think either were too bad. In my opinion, it's easier than dragging all that stuff down there!

 

I picked #6 but with white lilies instead $90 + 11% tax.  The $60 is not bad for a centerpiece with flowers but I wanted something like this but with a white plate, white lily & 1 candle.  They can reuse the limes so I don't see why it couldn't be free and then just charge for the flower.  I could simply bring my own candle and a fake lily but I'm trying to avoid going to town to pick up the limes...I don't want to stress when I get there.

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