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Originally Posted by nikkimadril View Post
Hi everyone, question on the buffet versus sit down dinner. Originally I was planning on about 20 guests but the number is climbing and now we think it might be closer to 30 or 35. Can anyone explain to me what the extra cost would be? The web site says $48 per person for dinner, $26 per person for the cocktail hour, and I have read on this site that it is $60 for each additional person. huh.gif

Also, is there a price difference between the buffet and the sit-down dinner?

Finally, can anyone confirm that we can substitute the cocktail hour for an additional 10 guests? I read that somewhere but I don't know if it was for DRC.

Less than 4 months to go and it is still taking over a month to get replies from Ana. Starting to feel very stressed...
The $60.00 is with tax. Here is a line from an e-mail I receieved from Yazmin "the charge per guest is $ 26 usd + 11% taxes + 15% service for cocktail and $48 usd 11% taxes + 15% service per person for dinner."

I don't believe there is a price difference for buffet v.s. sit down but I can't say for sure.

I was told by Yazmin you CAN substitue the cocktail hour for additional guest.

Hope this helps, best of luck!

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Originally Posted by ebernard4985 View Post
I am going with the Love Package and Ana let me substitute the cocktail hour for an additional 20 guests at $20 a guest (so basically $400 extra and no cocktail hour). This certainly beats the extra $1500+ you would pay for an additional dinner and cocktail for $20 more guests. From there, she said any additional guests would be the resort price ($48pp or whatever it is).

Hope that helps! We opted to get rid of the cocktail hour and have our guests gather at the Barracuda Bar or Desire's lounge. The drinks are free so you might as well take advantage of that and not pay for a private cocktail hour!
WE are doing the same thing.. and Ana offered us the same as well.

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Hola!

Here you have the phone number:

Ana Maria Cruz
Coordinadora de Bodas/Weddings Coordinator
Dreams Riviera Cancún
Tel. 001 (52) 998 872.92.00 Ext. 7602 Fax 998 872 9201


Best,
Thank You! I've tried the number a few times. They connect me and then I hear a beep, which I assume is a voicemail for Ana? I just checked my email and she actually responded! YAY!

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Ok... need suggestions. I was not going to do the chair sashes at the ceremony because I did not think they were necessary, but now I am second guessing myself.... any thoughts? Is the beach beautiful enough without the sashes (that was my thoughts) but I DONT KNOW!!!
I really like the chair sashes. I think they add a nice little splash of color. I'm totally going to use them

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So, do we have a final answer on the rose petals on the beach? Some people say only real ones allowed and others say none at all allowed on beach. Is there anything allowed to be used on the beach...like biodegradable confetti or something? What do yall think of bubbles? Would they all fly away? I just want something for pics when we're announced as man and wife.
I don't think anyone ever said that rose petals were not allowed at the beach; I think what they wrote was just a bit confusing. My understanding is that rose petals on the beach are allowed but must be real. However, if you are getting married at the gazebo (therefore off the beach), you may use fake petals.

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Ok... need suggestions. I was not going to do the chair sashes at the ceremony because I did not think they were necessary, but now I am second guessing myself.... any thoughts? Is the beach beautiful enough without the sashes (that was my thoughts) but I DONT KNOW!!!
I think it depends on the overall feel and style of your wedding. If you are going super simple and minimalist, or having a very small ceremony, then I think sashes are totally not necessary. But if you like them, do it! I love the look, and my wedding is going to be a bit bigger and more formal than some I think, so I'm definitely having chair sashes.

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Is anyone getting a cake topper? Silly question, but I was going to order a monogram topper. I am not sure if I should. They do get a bit pricey.
I did get a monogram cake topper! Actually there was another bride on here selling some that she didn't end up using, and they just happened to be mine and FI's initials! So I got a super deal. Must have been meant to be :)

They are really beautiful, and have swarovski crystals on them. I'm thinking that I will have flowers on the top tier of the cake and our two initials will be kidn of nested in them. I have to say though, personally I don't know if I would have sprung for them at the price most stores want for them. The cake isn't a super important thing for me though, so I just couldn't see spending too much on a topper. I think if the cake is important to you though then you should go for it!

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I don't think anyone ever said that rose petals were not allowed at the beach; I think what they wrote was just a bit confusing. My understanding is that rose petals on the beach are allowed but must be real. However, if you are getting married at the gazebo (therefore off the beach), you may use fake petals.



I think it depends on the overall feel and style of your wedding. If you are going super simple and minimalist, or having a very small ceremony, then I think sashes are totally not necessary. But if you like them, do it! I love the look, and my wedding is going to be a bit bigger and more formal than some I think, so I'm definitely having chair sashes.



I did get a monogram cake topper! Actually there was another bride on here selling some that she didn't end up using, and they just happened to be mine and FI's initials! So I got a super deal. Must have been meant to be :)

They are really beautiful, and have swarovski crystals on them. I'm thinking that I will have flowers on the top tier of the cake and our two initials will be kidn of nested in them. I have to say though, personally I don't know if I would have sprung for them at the price most stores want for them. The cake isn't a super important thing for me though, so I just couldn't see spending too much on a topper. I think if the cake is important to you though then you should go for it!
Thanks! I may get one because they definitely are beautiful. Little pricey on most of the sites I have checked out. Where did you get yours?

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Originally Posted by JD Hall Wedding View Post
Ok it is confirmed...we got the 4/30/11 wedding date!!!!
And we got the 5pm wedding, which is what i wanted!!!!!
That's great news!! I hope to be a few months after you. Do you have your 2011 pricing yet? can you share? thanks

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That's great news!! I hope to be a few months after you. Do you have your 2011 pricing yet? can you share? thanks
Nope my TA is working on group rates as we speak, she said she can't get anything until 10-11 months out.

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