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Hi ladies- I am getting married at Dreams on August 16, 2013- coming up fast! I had a few questions: 1) Did anyone get married last August? We are having a hard time deciding whether or not to have the reception inside because of the heat. The outdoor set ups look amazing but I'm afraid that I'll be too hot to enjoy it 2) Does anyone have pictures from a reception in the ballroom? We were disappointed to see that the ballroom did not have any windows and were curious to see how it looked once it was decorated. 3) We are having 70 people at the wedding and the upcharges are getting out of control. We need to decide upon decorations and flowers (which cost a FORTUNE). What would you recommend for center pieces and decorations? Do you have any pics you could send me? Thank you for all your help- wish I had discovered this board earlier! Christine

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Originally Posted by kerrimaxwell View Post

 

Hi Ladies, 

 

  I have a couple of generic questions as my wedding is approaching in 3 weeks!

 

How is the dress code in the restaurants? I know what the website lists but I am wondering how it actually is. Do men have to wear pants, can they wear shorts, kids dress, etc...

 

Also, this may be silly, do you drink the water at the resort? Brush your teeth with it? Is it filtered, bottled?

 

And last, is it extremely windy there? From the pictures I have seen it looks like it is! Is it like this all the time? This will help me with a decision on how to wear my hair! 

 

TIA!

 

Dress code for woman is pretty much non-existent, they let you in with whatever.  On the other hand make sure the men bring collared shirts, we had multiple times we were denied entry due to no collared shirt, the french and italian restaurant in particular.  Shoes didn't cause us any issues, for example the french restaurant they let my husband in with collared shirt and flip flops, but on a separate day they wouldn't let us in with my family member who wasn't wearing a collared shirt and dress shoes. 

 

We did brush our teeth with the water, but we drank from bottles.  We asked at a restaurant about the water in the pitchers and they indicated those are bottled as well they just pour in pitchers for appearances.

 

For my wedding day it was very windy, we were getting sand in our eyes.  I had my hair up and it still didn't last the full night.

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Originally Posted by loripanori View Post

 

We finally got our slideshow!  We were married on April 18, 2013 and Santiago was our photographer.  Funny, I just noticed that we had a lot more seaweed on the beach during our wedding than most of the other brides on here.  Not sure if it is because of the time of year, or if they were clearing it away less that week or what.  Just an observation, haha.  I wish they could have included all of our pictures in the slideshow, but there were too many for the song I guess.  Anyway, here's the link:

 

http://180413mcneil.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/#/home/

 

Beautiful.  It took them a while to send me the proofs as they were having internet issues due to a storm.  I sent in my selections last week, I'm still waiting for my slideshow from May 18th.

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Hello... Ive finally got my Trash the Dress photos cheesy.gif I got married April 19th and we did our Trash the Dress shoot in Puerto Morelos. LL LL LL LL LL
Congratulations... Your pics are fab, did you do trash the dress on your wedding day or after it? Which photographer did you use?

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The $500 that is required to reserve your wedding date....does this money go towards the Package you chose when you get down there? 

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The $500 that is required to reserve your wedding date....does this money go towards the Package you chose when you get down there? 
Yes it does x

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The $500 that is required to reserve your wedding date....does this money go towards the Package you chose when you get down there? 
Hey Jendev!! Yes we booked our November 2014 wedding and the deposit can be used towards your final bill for the wedding package or any extras for the wedding!! Congrats!!!

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 cmi1205,Congratulations!!! I LOVE your pictures!! Who was your photographer?   It's exciting to see a reception in one of their ballrooms, my wedding is on June 14, 2014 and chose to have the reception in the ballroom because I want a more private wedding and want it to end after midnight.  Did you originally choose the ballroom or was it because of bad weather? Was the music from the Desires Bar next to the ballrooms a problem during your reception? 

 

I have so many questions to ask you, I haven't seen many people using the ballroom, or coming from Houston! I'm currently living in Dallas but have most of my guests and family coming from Houston. Do you mind sharing info on your travel arrangements? Did you use a travel agency or did you do it through the resort? 

 

Sorry for the long message I just REALLY got excited to see your pictures :) lol

 

Thanks!!

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Hi Ladies, 

 

I have been reading your posts and they are all so helpful. We are getting married this August and I had a couple of questions:

 

-Has anyone gotten married in August? How hot would an evening reception be? I want to have the reception in the ballroom but my fiance wants the reception outside.

 

-Does anyone have pictures of an indoor reception, especially if you chose to have the reception inside instead of being moved in because of bad weather?

 

-We are having about 70 guests and the prices seem to be rising fast!! What did everyone do for decorations? Any advice as to what is worth it/what to skip? We asked for pictures/specifics about decorations and all we've gotten is a catalog photo and a price of $1500.

 

Thanks in advance for all your help,

Christine

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