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I'm so glad we can add an extra hour. The dinner will probably be and hour so that would only be 2 hours of dancing and our crowd will def want to dance. Does anyone know the cost for an extra hour at the reception or maybe we could trade the cocktail hour for an extra reception hour.
No- I am waiting on a response from Ana to see how much this will be. I want to have our reception from 6-10 (dinner from 6-7) But I want the DJ there the whole time b/c we want the GRAND ENTRANCE at 6- then dinner- then party starting at 7. I dont know how much more this will be. Anyone??

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We just got the 3 hour of the dinner portion, you can tell her that you dont want wait staff around after 3 hours, cause otherwise its USD 15 per person per hour. We are doing Dinner at 6, DJ 6-11 pm now. DJ Doremixx already comes with 4 hours so we just asked him for a quote to add 1 more hour, but I cant see us not having music as we enter or no announcement (we did consider 7-11 pm for DJ but just dont see it happening so scrapped that pretty quick)

In short we are just paying the USD 46 plus taxes per adult for the buffet and thats it.

Whew, these posts tend to get longer all the time!
Gotcha- but will the wait staff still be around to serve alcohol??

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We just got the 3 hour of the dinner portion, you can tell her that you dont want wait staff around after 3 hours, cause otherwise its USD 15 per person per hour. We are doing Dinner at 6, DJ 6-11 pm now. DJ Doremixx already comes with 4 hours so we just asked him for a quote to add 1 more hour, but I cant see us not having music as we enter or no announcement (we did consider 7-11 pm for DJ but just dont see it happening so scrapped that pretty quick)

In short we are just paying the USD 46 plus taxes per adult for the buffet and thats it.

Whew, these posts tend to get longer all the time!
Are you getting rid of your cocktail hour to have the DJ at that time? My cocktail is at 7 and reception is at 8. That means I can onl have the DJ for 3 hours. Not happy about that.

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Ceremony - 2
Cocktail hour + Mariatchy Trio 2:30 - 4
Dinner Reception 6-9 (no I am not paying for 2 extra hour service to have it 6-11, as 2 hours * USD 15 per hour per person * 50 or so guests - that would be another USD 1.5K I figure guests can get their own booze by that point)
DJ Doremixx 6 -11

As a just in case, photographer 1 till 9 pm (8 hours total)

I still need to figure out what time we are having fire dancers (20 min) and when to cut the cake.

Cheers,
I was thinking about moving my ceremony to 2 instead of 6 so that we didn't have to do pics before the ceremony. But I am worried that it will be so HOT, being that it's August. Plus we are getting married at the gazebo so there will be tons of people there at the pool. What do you think? I am so confused.

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Hello everyone!
I just switched resorts from Secrets Maroma to Dreams Riviera Cancun. I'll be getting married there on April 1, 2011. We had many complaints from family and guests about the price of Secrets and it not being family-friendly so my FI and I decided it would be in our best interest to switch.

Love the resort but am concerned about the lack of a response from Ana. It appears to be a common problem based on past posts. I just want her to acknowledge my existence--everything else is already planned because my contract and deposit transferred directly from Secrets since the two are related resorts. Has anyone found an effective way to get her to respond? I've written emails to her in both English and Spanish at multiple email addresses but she only appears to respond through my destinationwedding agent...
You may want to try emailing Yazmin. She reached out and emailed me first and she responds fairly quickly (within a week) so far. I have read through many posts here that Ana will be more responsive the closer it gets to your wedding date. Just take the time to read through here, I have really learned a lot just through the posts. Everyone is very friendly and open to share ideas and experiences. Congrats on selecting Dreams. I am getting more excited by the day!

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With the Dreams of Love package, a musical trio is included for 45 or 50 minutes. We are planning to ask the trio to setup next to the beach bar and that will be our Cocktail reception between the wedding and dinner. I agree, no reason to setup a special bar for an hour when there is one right there already included in the room rate. Hey, gotta cut cost somewhere.

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Does anyone know if the dress code is enforced for children? My TA and I can't get a straight answer from anyone about this.

Also, does anyone know how you pay Ana for the wedding??

p.s.
Some friends of ours got to DRC today and sent us a text. It said word for word: DUDE! THIS PLACE ROCKS! IT'S THE BEST PLACE WE'VE EVER BEEN TO!!

I started jumping up and down in the kitchen and got all misty eyed.
We had to pay for the wedding BEFORE the wedding day. I paid by credit card. If you are paying by credit card, make sure you call your credit card company and tell them you will be using it in Mexico. Otherwise they will deny the charges!

Also, we gave Ana the final count when we got there and met with her. That's so exciting that your friends love the resort...I was so happy when everyone told me that they loved it and some have even planned a trip back!

Oh, and definitely ask Ana for those chair sashes if you need them!! I would be so happy if someone else could use them :)

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You may want to try emailing Yazmin. She reached out and emailed me first and she responds fairly quickly (within a week) so far. I have read through many posts here that Ana will be more responsive the closer it gets to your wedding date. Just take the time to read through here, I have really learned a lot just through the posts. Everyone is very friendly and open to share ideas and experiences. Congrats on selecting Dreams. I am getting more excited by the day!
Thanks so much--do you have Yazmin's email address?
I absolutely love this forum. I've already learned so much from reading the previous posts!

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