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Not quite sure how to write a full review but I will try.

We had over 100 guests - so it was the largest wedding DRC had every had.
Carina, your wedding was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for the review.

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Let me start by introducing myself! My name is Samantha and my fiance is Joseph!!! We go by "Sam & Joe" here in Houston, TX!!! We have been great friends for 13 years and it became much more 4 years ago!!! Now here we are ENGAGED and planning to get MARRIED on June 11, 2011 at Dreams Riviera Cancun!!!

 

We are sooo excited!!!

 

I am currently working with a Kim Mallory of Destination Weddings.com and we both had the same trouble contacting Ana. I think she has all of our best interests in mind...but, she seems to be terribly overworked! I'm being patient and plan on getting everything situated during a site visit 6-9 months before my wedding. It seems to be easier to do it all in person!

 

One thing I know I do need advice on is ROOM RATES for my guests!!! I have read so many different things...and I am not sure who to talk to? Ana? Group Department? Etc.?

 

They have a WINTER PROMOTION and I asked Ana if she could do that rate and she replied that if we wanted to we would have to book online, but that she could not guarantee that rate!!!

 

PLEASE ADVISE!!! Thanks in advance!!!

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i love the gazebo, but wow there are so many people around. does anyone know about the beach setup? Does the flowers and white draping over the arch included in the package or is it extra?

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Let me start by introducing myself! My name is Samantha and my fiance is Joseph!!! We go by "Sam & Joe" here in Houston, TX!!! We have been great friends for 13 years and it became much more 4 years ago!!! Now here we are ENGAGED and planning to get MARRIED on June 11, 2011 at Dreams Riviera Cancun!!!

We are sooo excited!!!

I am currently working with a Kim Mallory of Destination Weddings.com and we both had the same trouble contacting Ana. I think she has all of our best interests in mind...but, she seems to be terribly overworked! I'm being patient and plan on getting everything situated during a site visit 6-9 months before my wedding. It seems to be easier to do it all in person!

One thing I know I do need advice on is ROOM RATES for my guests!!! I have read so many different things...and I am not sure who to talk to? Ana? Group Department? Etc.?

They have a WINTER PROMOTION and I asked Ana if she could do that rate and she replied that if we wanted to we would have to book online, but that she could not guarantee that rate!!!

PLEASE ADVISE!!! Thanks in advance!!!
Sam - Welcome to the forum! I'm in Houston as well! I'm Casey - my fiance is Ron we're getting married on September 18, 2010.

I agree with you - I hadn't originally planned on a site visit but the slow communication made me nervous so we booked a site visit in May.

For room rates - I went with a travel agent. The rates the group department sent me were not great. As a matter of fact, the group rate was higher then if my guests just went on the website and booked. Also, my understanding was to do a group rate you have to put a deposit down on all those rooms...and once your guests booked them all then you get your deposit back. Made me a little nervous. My TA is amazing, she's found really great prices for all my guests so far (we have about 30 peopled booked and I haven't even sent out the invitations yet!)

What part of Houston are you in? I'm in the Heights.

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i love the gazebo, but wow there are so many people around. does anyone know about the beach setup? Does the flowers and white draping over the arch included in the package or is it extra?
I agree! I was going to do the gazebo but after seeing all the people in their bathing suits in the background...I'm thinking of going with the beach setup so it will be a little more private!

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I am also curious how this is pulled off. We are not having a formal reception, and will have about 20-24 guests, close friends and family. We are planning to try to get semi-private seating at one of the restaurants. I would love to hear from others who went this route and how they liked it.
Hey Mindylcarter! I also will have a small group coming with me and don't see the need in paying for a packag at an all-inclusive resort. What package are you going with? My TA asked Ana about the resturant ordeal, and she said since we are having our pics taken after the wedding, someone could go put in a reservation and we would possibly all get to sit together...no guarentee though. Since your wedding is a little before mine, maybe you can fill me in on everything! :)
Also, another question for brides with small parties...are you getting the microphone package and what do u do about music as you walk down the isle? Just not have any?

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