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We are getting married June 16th 2011! Have you gotten a group rate for your guest? If you have would you mind sharing? We are working on that with our TA but I am anxious to see how much it will be. Yay for June! :)
You will be there at the same time we are! Im not good with this blog stuff- just started so hopefully you get this- we got 155.00 for premium deluxe and 170.00 for the plunge pools- Our room is an upgrade with jacuzzi/pool and it is the same rate as the basic room. hopefully that helps! How many people are going in your group? brooke

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Noonie - I saw on the Dreams website that you need to request the toasting flutes and then they are sent to you. Check under weddings on their site and you should be able to get yours.
I requested those flutes about 2 months ago! Never sent them! Pretty annoyed by that.

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I'm doing fuschia and orange :) so i love it - but I might be biased pinkie.gif
I love it too!! How are you doing your tables and ceremony chairs?

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a few questions for those who have been married at DRC, or those who may just know the answers...

1) how much to tip Ana? and when is the appropriate time?

2) we need to buy table decorations and was thinking of going to Walmart in Playa Del Carmen, has anyone been there? Or other suggestions or where to buy candle holders (the glass vase type), flower petals, etc...

3) anyone else getting married around the end of May and would like to discuss sharing their decorations? Yes, this May! All of a sudden the wedding is here and there are a few last minute things we need to organise! Oppss!

Thanks!
Rachelle
Rachelle -I can only answer one of your questions :) 1. I tipped Ana $100 and I gave it to her at the reception. Although, I wish I had given it to her earlier in the day so I didn't have to worry about it at the reception. Hope that helps!

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If your fiance's like cigars - go visit Victor in the cigar shop - tell him Casey and Ron sent you - we had a loooong talk with him this afternoon when we were waiting for our transportation back to the hotel. He's fantastic and all the cigars in there are cuban - he will have a box made specifically for you and your wedding party if you give him a few days notice.
Haha! We visited Victor a lot while we were there! He is very nice and very accommodating! He called our room all the time asking about when we wanted more cigars :) My husband bought one for each guy that came to the wedding and he gave them out at our Welcome Dinner (which is also when we gave out the OOT bags). The guys LOVED them!


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One more question for those who've been: we have several small children, and were wanting to get a ground floor room where we can put napping kids but still hang out with a group right outside the room. Would the plunge pool ocean view or plunge pool ocean front be good options? Any other options anyone could see working?

Thanks!
The location of the plunge pool ocean view rooms varies a lot! Some of the room are way towards the front of the resort (towards the lobby) and in front of them would be a garden type area - grass, some lounge chairs. There are plunge pool rooms which are also closer to the pools, which would be closer to the "action". I think that if you didn't really care where you were hanging out, a plunge pool room would be a good option. The ocean front plunge pool rooms are the Presidential and Governor Suite rooms (I think that's what they're called) so they are probably really expensive!!


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For the brides that got married already. Did you have a rehearsal the day before the wedding? I am wondering when and how if I write my own vows how does the officiant get a copy of it. Do I just give it to him that day of the wedding and he just reads ithuh.gif
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That was a good question...do we need to have a rehearsal? I didn't know if they actually practices walking down and all that. I would like to have a rehearsal/welcome dinner as well.
I did have a rehearsal. It wasn't a full run through of the ceremony and just Ana and my bridal party were there. Basically we just talked about where the huppah would be set up and where everybody would walk in from. I had my cousin do my symbolic ceremony so I am not sure about what their officiant does.


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Hi all! I just wanted to log in and update you on how things went with my wedding on may 7th. It was amazing! All of my guests were blown away with the wedding and resort. I will write a review upon my return. I just want to say that we left the resort today and are honeymooning at the royal playa del carmen...I miss drc already! So glad we chose to get married there! The royal is too big and the beach feels like a public beach.
CONGRATS MRS.!!!! So glad to hear your wedding was such a success!! I had the same feeling when we left DRC to go to our honeymoon at Excellence - we really missed it :)



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I WOULDNT HIRE THE DJ THRU THE RESORT. it was a waste of money, they played crap music & i would have run an ipod or hired an outside dj company.
Just out of curiosity...who was your DJ (which company were they from)?

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Yeah, after talking to some of the guys, it may be too much of a crunch the day of the wedding. Maybe they can do it the day before? I really hope we get the extra room for the groom. I thought that was one of the best parts! Also, did they do anything to your room for your honeymoon night or is this something you have to set up seperate? I really want a special honeymoon night! :)
They did do special stuff to the room on the wedding night. I won't tell you exactly what they did so it can be a surprise for you but it was very nice wink.gif


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What do all think of the fuscia and orange combo? I was going to alternate ceremony chair colors. Then maybe do the same with the reception tables. First Iw as going to do all turqoise..then saw the orange and fuscia and loved it. What do you think?
I saw a fuchsia and orange wedding while I was there and the colors looked beautiful on the beach!! I did blue (light turquoise) and orange and my BM's flowers were orange roses....they were gorgeous!!! The color of them was so pretty and they looked great in the pictures!

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Rachelle -I can only answer one of your questions :) 1. I tipped Ana $100 and I gave it to her at the reception. Although, I wish I had given it to her earlier in the day so I didn't have to worry about it at the reception. Hope that helps!


Haha! We visited Victor a lot while we were there! He is very nice and very accommodating! He called our room all the time asking about when we wanted more cigars :) My husband bought one for each guy that came to the wedding and he gave them out at our Welcome Dinner (which is also when we gave out the OOT bags). The guys LOVED them!



The location of the plunge pool ocean view rooms varies a lot! Some of the room are way towards the front of the resort (towards the lobby) and in front of them would be a garden type area - grass, some lounge chairs. There are plunge pool rooms which are also closer to the pools, which would be closer to the "action". I think that if you didn't really care where you were hanging out, a plunge pool room would be a good option. The ocean front plunge pool rooms are the Presidential and Governor Suite rooms (I think that's what they're called) so they are probably really expensive!!






I did have a rehearsal. It wasn't a full run through of the ceremony and just Ana and my bridal party were there. Basically we just talked about where the huppah would be set up and where everybody would walk in from. I had my cousin do my symbolic ceremony so I am not sure about what their officiant does.



CONGRATS MRS.!!!! So glad to hear your wedding was such a success!! I had the same feeling when we left DRC to go to our honeymoon at Excellence - we really missed it :)




Just out of curiosity...who was your DJ (which company were they from)?


They did do special stuff to the room on the wedding night. I won't tell you exactly what they did so it can be a surprise for you but it was very nice wink.gif



I saw a fuchsia and orange wedding while I was there and the colors looked beautiful on the beach!! I did blue (light turquoise) and orange and my BM's flowers were orange roses....they were gorgeous!!! The color of them was so pretty and they looked great in the pictures!
Thanks so much Laura! How were their tables set up? For the ceremony I want to alternate chair bows, but not sure how to do reception tables.

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Ok, so I know there is a thread for this but I enjoy chatting with all you brides...what songs are you walking down and leaving to? We are renting the sound system for the ceremony and I don't know what music I'm going to use.

I have no bridal party and it's just me and my dad walking in...should we start the song and wait a little while to walk in so it plays a bit or just take a snippet of it and play it and walk in? I'm so confussed on this issue!

Also, are any of you doing a song during the ceremony like for your sand ceremony or something? Thanks for all your help!

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You will be there at the same time we are! Im not good with this blog stuff- just started so hopefully you get this- we got 155.00 for premium deluxe and 170.00 for the plunge pools- Our room is an upgrade with jacuzzi/pool and it is the same rate as the basic room. hopefully that helps! How many people are going in your group? brooke
That is a great rate! I am excited to hear back from our TA. We are probably going to have about 50 people but I honestly have no clue yet. Our guest list is over 100. We both have large families! How is your planning going? Trying to decide when to send out our Save the dates, have you guys done that yet?
- Ashley

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For those of you doing (or have done) a symbolic ceremony - Are you making in legal where you live before DRC or after? I am struggling with this one.....

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I requested those flutes about 2 months ago! Never sent them! Pretty annoyed by that.
I requested them a while ago also and have not heard a thing. I also noticed that the packages have changed on line since I booked my wedding back in August of last year. I have a e-mail of the package from Ana that includes my flutes but I notice now on the basic wedding package it does not list them. I hope I still can get them. Ana told me to go online and request them after the wedding so I did.

Another concern I have that I have seen on the facebook page was that one girl who was married back in November at DRC still has not received her marriage license yet from the resort. They say it takes anywhere from 1 month to 4 months but I have friends that were married at other resorts and they had all their paperwork within a month after. Its only been about 5 weeks for me so its still early but have any of the other brides that were married at Dreams recieved their paper work?

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