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Originally Posted by EmilyT View Post

 

Hey! I did my ceremony at 4:30.. cocktail 5:30 to 6:30 and reception 7-11. I cut back in other areas to extend the reception for one hour and IF you can find a way to do this i highly recommend it because it does go fast.. I remember not paying any  attention to time and then checking it and realizing we still had an hour left of just dancing and I was SO happy i made that decision or the party would have ended right then and everyone was having a good time. Anyway 9:30 is early BUT u can all go to the lobby bar afterwards and then desires which is where we went to continue hanging out and dancing.

 

Hi Emily,

Thanks for this info!  I missed it last night somehow, and just saw it now.  How did you find the lighting for your pictures?  Did you find you had enough bright light to get lots of pictures with family etc, and then also some time for sunset pictures?  If that makes sense, hahaha.  I checked and the sunset time for your date was around 6 pm, which is about an hour before ours, so I think I could definitely push back my ceremony and reception a bit.  Did it get dark during your cocktail hour or earlier? And was it pretty much totally dark by the start of your reception?  Also, how did you find this timing worked overall?  Would you have spaced anything out differently to have more or less time for pictures or anything else?

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Dominique, Thank you so much, I'm filling it out right now and sending it over to Georgina! The extra cost does suck, but it's worth it for me to get legally married in front of my parents! When are you getting married? quote name="Dominique 161" url="/t/47576/dreams-riviera-cancun-brides-post-here-new-thread/10980#post_1891041"]Vika.. I feel the same; I want one wedding day in front of my closest family and friends :) . Iâ€ve been to legal weddings in Thailand, France, Portugal and Jamaica and i know a couple that have had a legal ceremony in Mexico. All beautiful weddings, no horror stories! All paper work and blood tests will done at the wedding meeting so you are not wasting your holiday time at meetings! All you need to do is email your wedding planner the legal marriage form (Ive emailed it too you) copies of your birth certificates. and the names of your 4 witnesses. Its been really easy. The only negetive i can think of is the extra cost. Hope this helps

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Congratulations on booking your wedding date!

 

You might want to try one of the BDW Travel Agents.  We Specialize in Destination weddings and are Dreams Specialists.  I got married at Dreams Los Cabos.  You can contact us HERE!

 

You can read some of our reviews here: Wright Travel Agency ~ Destination Wedding Specialist Reviews HERE

Originally Posted by ShelliD View Post

Hi everyone!

My fiance and I just booked our wedding at Dreams for May 3, 2014...so excited! We went for a site visit and met with Claudia the beginning of March and fell in love with the resort :) We have decided on the Ultimate package and are anticipating 75-100 guests. Our wedding coordinator is Georgina.

A few questions:

  1. Does anyone have recommendations for a travel agent? I live in the Washington, DC area but assume it doesn't matter where the travel agent is located since everything is done electronically these days.
  2. We are having our reception on the Pool Deck but have been told that there will be another reception at the Pool Terrace at the same time. I'm worried that it will be chaotic, especially if we both have DJs. Previous brides, did this happen to you and what are your thoughts?
  3. I received the email with all of the attachments (lighting, linens, DJ, flowers, etc.). In order to book the DJ and light up dance floor, do I have to go through Georgina or should I email the DJ directly?

I have been reading this forum for months now and have loved all of the photos, suggestions and input from everyone...such a great resource especially when planning a wedding long distance :)

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Originally Posted by loripanori View Post

 

Have there been any stories etc recently about receptions on the beach?  I've been trying to see if we can switch to the pool deck, but no dice, the only options I am getting are the pool terrace, beach and ballroom (which are the same three options I was given originally). We're probably going to stick with the pool terrace, but my fiance was saying that maybe it would be nice to be on the beach.  He wasn't a big fan of the pool terrace pictures because there's "so much concrete", haha.  I seem to remember hearing that the beach isn't great for the reception, because if it's windy there's blowing sand and harder to eat, etc.  Does anyone have an opinion or any info on this?  

The pool terrace definitely isn't as pretty as the pool deck, but there was a reception there when we were there and it still looked great with the light up dance floor and all the lighting! But it is RIGHT in the middle of the resort and people walking by. They had Mexican night the night of that reception which meant they had alot of booths set up with vendors, etc. So there were people EVERYWHERE. We could have walked right up to the reception if we wanted to. So that's something to think about.

 

As far as the beach goes... the pool deck is pretty much on the beach. The wind wasn't a problem for us until the rain came. Is there a reception on the deck that night so you can't have it? If there is a reception on the deck it seems like the beach would be almost too close to the deck.... unless they do it alot further down not right in front of the resort. 

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Originally Posted by ShelliD View Post

 

Hi everyone!

My fiance and I just booked our wedding at Dreams for May 3, 2014...so excited! We went for a site visit and met with Claudia the beginning of March and fell in love with the resort :) We have decided on the Ultimate package and are anticipating 75-100 guests. Our wedding coordinator is Georgina.

A few questions:

  1. Does anyone have recommendations for a travel agent? I live in the Washington, DC area but assume it doesn't matter where the travel agent is located since everything is done electronically these days.
  2. We are having our reception on the Pool Deck but have been told that there will be another reception at the Pool Terrace at the same time. I'm worried that it will be chaotic, especially if we both have DJs. Previous brides, did this happen to you and what are your thoughts?
  3. I received the email with all of the attachments (lighting, linens, DJ, flowers, etc.). In order to book the DJ and light up dance floor, do I have to go through Georgina or should I email the DJ directly?

I have been reading this forum for months now and have loved all of the photos, suggestions and input from everyone...such a great resource especially when planning a wedding long distance :)

congrats!

 

I'm no help with the TA question but might can help with the others :) 

 

When we were there, there were receptions at the same time on the deck and terrace and I will say that they were competing on the music. They both had DJ's. Our room was on the second floor of the resort right by the wedding gazebo and we could hear both sets of music from our room. But if you are right there in the middle of your reception, the sound might be different. Just from an outsider I could hear both. Otherwise they are far enough apart where you wouldn't have to worry about it being chaotic. 

 

To book the DJ, you contact him directly. To get the light up dance floor you let the wedding coordinator know. If you decide to use the DJ and you are going to use the sound system for your ceremony, you can ask him to be your technician for that too. He'll get all the music for you so you dont have to bring a CD or iPod.

 

Hopefullly this helps :)

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Hi All, I am very frustrated! I know Eva is no longer with Dreams... never heard a word though except for this board. I emailed a WEEK ago to ask who my new coordinator was and to confirm my arrangements made with Evangelina. Nothing yet! What the heck?? I am a pretty low maintenance bride since this is my 2nd wedding and we have 4 kids between us... BUT I would like something back! I have NOTHING planned except my date, and locations (July 21st). YIKES! Did anyone else have trouble with this or do you have any suggestions?

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Congrats on your upcoming wedding!! I am considering having my wedding here and I reached out to the resort to get pricing for 2014 and have not heard back and its been over a week, this sounds to be somewhat typical but I would really like to make a final decision soon. Would you be willing to email me what they have sent you? Also do you have any pictures of each of the ceremony sites or know how many people each can hold?  Any info you have and are willing to share would be sooo helpful!! Thanks so much in advance!! 

-Cassie (cassie.liban@gmail.com)

 

 

Originally Posted by ShelliD View Post

Hi everyone!

My fiance and I just booked our wedding at Dreams for May 3, 2014...so excited! We went for a site visit and met with Claudia the beginning of March and fell in love with the resort :) We have decided on the Ultimate package and are anticipating 75-100 guests. Our wedding coordinator is Georgina.

A few questions:

  1. Does anyone have recommendations for a travel agent? I live in the Washington, DC area but assume it doesn't matter where the travel agent is located since everything is done electronically these days.
  2. We are having our reception on the Pool Deck but have been told that there will be another reception at the Pool Terrace at the same time. I'm worried that it will be chaotic, especially if we both have DJs. Previous brides, did this happen to you and what are your thoughts?
  3. I received the email with all of the attachments (lighting, linens, DJ, flowers, etc.). In order to book the DJ and light up dance floor, do I have to go through Georgina or should I email the DJ directly?

I have been reading this forum for months now and have loved all of the photos, suggestions and input from everyone...such a great resource especially when planning a wedding long distance :)

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Originally Posted by Vika Yakovleva View Post

 

Dominique,

Thank you so much, I'm filling it out right now and sending it over to Georgina! The extra cost does suck, but it's worth it for me to get legally married in front of my parents! When are you getting married?

 

 

April 19th...

Flying out on the 11th, leave on the 28th ... i might get to see your wedding!

We both dont have long!!

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Hey Brides,

 

Does anyone know the procedures for a sit-down dinner? What the minimum/maximum amount of people they allow? Is there an extra cost? How many options do my guests have to chose from? How soon in advance I have to give my WC my guests' meal options?

 

I will be sending my formal invitations out by the end of the month and I need to know if I should include a meal option (chicken, beef or fish) on the RSVP cards. I would email my WC but I know it will take a few weeks for her to get back to me and I am kind of in a time crunch. 

 

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Congrats ShelliD!!

 

 

 

Originally Posted by ShelliD View Post

Hi everyone!

My fiance and I just booked our wedding at Dreams for May 3, 2014...so excited! We went for a site visit and met with Claudia the beginning of March and fell in love with the resort :) We have decided on the Ultimate package and are anticipating 75-100 guests. Our wedding coordinator is Georgina.

A few questions:

  1. Does anyone have recommendations for a travel agent? I live in the Washington, DC area but assume it doesn't matter where the travel agent is located since everything is done electronically these days.
  2. We are having our reception on the Pool Deck but have been told that there will be another reception at the Pool Terrace at the same time. I'm worried that it will be chaotic, especially if we both have DJs. Previous brides, did this happen to you and what are your thoughts?
  3. I received the email with all of the attachments (lighting, linens, DJ, flowers, etc.). In order to book the DJ and light up dance floor, do I have to go through Georgina or should I email the DJ directly?

I have been reading this forum for months now and have loved all of the photos, suggestions and input from everyone...such a great resource especially when planning a wedding long distance :)

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