Jump to content
RCBlondie

Dreams Riviera Cancun - Brides post here (new thread)

Recommended Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by cathyandchin View Post
On my contract it says $198 for the ceremony! Has the price gone up recently? grrr...

So if you do the iPod for the reception you don't need to rent the sound system?

Cathy
No, its only $180.00 for the sound system for the ceremony.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by saymyname74 View Post
That is a good idea to have the cocktail hour the day before the wedding. Great idea!
Thanks for the reassurance!
It just seemed to make sense to use it as a welcome cocktail because our ceremony is at 6pm and our dinner will be right afterward :)

I'm a little worried about having the ceremony at 6. I checked on sunset times during the end of July and it showed it at 7:38 or something like that. Do you think this will be enough time with lighting? I'm hoping to have amazing sunset pictures!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by cathyandchin View Post
Thanks for the reassurance!
It just seemed to make sense to use it as a welcome cocktail because our ceremony is at 6pm and our dinner will be right afterward :)

I'm a little worried about having the ceremony at 6. I checked on sunset times during the end of July and it showed it at 7:38 or something like that. Do you think this will be enough time with lighting? I'm hoping to have amazing sunset pictures!

I am getting married at 4:30pm on March 5th, 2011. I didnt' want to chance it getting dark before the pictures were taken. It showing the sunset at 5:53p.m. on that day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by saymyname74 View Post
I am getting married at 4:30pm on March 5th, 2011. I didnt' want to chance it getting dark before the pictures were taken. It showing the sunset at 5:53p.m. on that day.
So you're an hour and a half before sunset too. I think that's enough time... the ceremony won't be more than 15 mins, right??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by cathyandchin View Post
So you're an hour and a half before sunset too. I think that's enough time... the ceremony won't be more than 15 mins, right??
Right, I am nervous about my time to. Who knows...What package are you getting? I am doing the Ultimate, but I am not sure what menu to choose. We are having about 15 guests ...I wish I could do the buffet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashlynn039 View Post
Ladies - How many of you are paying for the DJ and how many of you are just bringing an Ipod? I'm struggling with this because the DJ is so expensive, but I feel like if he's good could really make the wedding FUN. But I'm a big fan of photography.. and I feel like to maintain our budget I either can get the photographer I really want, or the DJ - but not both. And I feel a little selfish because I know our guests would enjoy the DJ far more than they will about a great photographer being there!

What are your thoughts and what are you going with?
No worries its your wedding, I think as long as you put in the work with your ipod your guests would have just as much fun (it is more work for the bride and groom however). For us the first thing we booked after we had our date was our photographer, that was by far the biggest 'splurge' for the day and I am extatic. We are still trying to get a DJ - it all comes down to price, but we are quite willing to skip the DJ and stick to ipod if something has to be cut.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by cathyandchin View Post
On my contract it says $198 for the ceremony! Has the price gone up recently? grrr...

So if you do the iPod for the reception you don't need to rent the sound system?

Cathy
I dont think so, that being said everything has tax on it so USD 180 + 10% tax - that would get to that magic number of USD 198

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for the multiple posts but I just wanted to note that using an ipod we ladies then rent the sound system for USD 180 per hour for the reception, DJ is USD 1200 for 3 hours if I remember correctly, and then you also get cold fireworks, extra lighting etc. So if you wanted to have 3 hours of music regardless, you are comparing USD 600 for Ipod or USD 1,200 for DJ - that stressed me out personally when it dawned on me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boo View Post
Sorry for the multiple posts but I just wanted to note that using an ipod we ladies then rent the sound system for USD 180 per hour for the reception, DJ is USD 1200 for 3 hours if I remember correctly, and then you also get cold fireworks, extra lighting etc. So if you wanted to have 3 hours of music regardless, you are comparing USD 600 for Ipod or USD 1,200 for DJ - that stressed me out personally when it dawned on me
What kind of extra lighting do they bring? Right now we have tentatively budgeted for the DJ, but if unexpected expenses start popping up that will be the first thing to go most likely. I finally just decided if we're spending all that money on this wedding then I SHOULD get an awesome photographer to make sure I have great pictures of it!

And yes.. the price of the DJ still annoys the heck out of me. Ridiculous. censored.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Another option is to find an app that allows for group talk. This Wedding Party App looks pretty neat. https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-party-app/ 
    • Hi Everyone, So, I was cleaning out my closet and realized that I never sold off my extra wedding OOT bag stuff from our wonderful DW.   46 Daily Spanish for Dummies 30 Pool colored OOT fabric bags - approximately 13in x 13in. They lay flat.  I used them for our wedding and they were perfect for everything we needed to fit in each bag. There’s a slight shade variation in the group; I’m guessing some were cut from a different bolt of fabric.  They are also a little wrinkled from storage and will probably be wrinkled from shipping. I have three additional ones, but they somehow got something on them (likely toddler related). If needed, I can try to wash it out and send those as well. 
    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
    • So we are currently looking for an all inclusive resort for the wedding. We have 60 guests and found all the Dreams resorts as options and all of them gave us a quote and discounted price since it’s off season etc. Resorts in Punta Canta gave us a reasonable price, Dominicus gave us a really good deal then La Romana Resort and Spa gave us their regular price and so hard to negotiate. Will someone tell us how special is this resort that they won’t give us a good discount when all my guests are staying in their resort for 5-8 days. We are bringing $$$ in their resort and not give us a discount?  What is so special with this resort?  Can somebody recommend a beautiful resort? 
    • Hello Everyone, Share your favorite wedding venues. And also give me a Solution. I choose Wedding Venues in mobile al the Anne-marie cottage.
  • Topics

×