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My wedding is next Friday and I got some prices and info from Magdalene who is our assigned wedding planner at Dreams.  Some of the info she gave me was different than what I had gotten from Ana and Gabby so make sure you clarify if you were previously promised something else.  Here were my questions/info to her and her answers.

 

  • Ceremony on beach at 2:00pm  (I am using Raffaelle at EW Cancun for ceremony decorations and they should arrive that day to set everything up)

ANSWER: CERTAINLY, WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH THEM.

  • We are trading the Cocktail Hour for money towards our extra guests.  Our guest count is at 42. Can you tell me how much the cocktail hour for 20 is worth and how much we will owe for the extra guests after the discount?

ANSWER:THE COCKTAIL PRICE FOR THE EXTRA PERSON IS $26.00 USD PLUS 11% TAX PLUS 15% SERVICE. I AM SORRY WE CAN NOT CHANGE ANYTHING FROM THE PACKAGES.

 

(SHE LATER EMAILED ME SAYING THAT IT WAS FINE TO SUBSTITUTE THE COCKTAIL HOUR TOWARDS THE EXTRA GUESTS BUT NEVER TOLD ME HOW MUCH THE CREDIT WOULD BE, I'M GUESSING IT'S $26.00X20=$520.00)

 

  • We want the reception to be a private one in El Patio restaurant at 6:45pm or 7:00pm-10pm

ANSWER:PLEASE ALLOW ME TO DOUBLE CHECK WITH THE F&B MANAGER THE AVAILABILITY OF THE PATIO RESTAURANT  

(SHE LATER GOT BACK TO ME SAYING THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE  AT LEAST 40 PEOPLE THAT IT IS FINE TO HAVE A PRIVATE RECEPTION AT EL PATIO)

 

  • We are using Playa Weddings for our photography and will purchase day passes for the 3 photographers that will be on the resort for the day. 

ANSWER; YES, IT IS CORRECT, THE PRICE IS $55.00 USD DAY PASS PER PERSON

  • I would like to use the resort photographer and our 36 free photos the next day (10-9-10) for a "trash the dress" session. Is that possible?

ANSWER:YES, IT IS POSSIBLE

  • We are using the sound system for our ceremony and reception.  Does it come with a technician to run it for the ceremony and reception? Also, should we bring CD's of our music or put it on an ipod? And how much will this be to use for the ceremony and the 3 hours of the reception? And will the music tech anounce us as Mr and Mrs H when we enter the reception or can we have one of our family members use the microphone to announce us?

ANSWER:THE SOUND SYSTEM COSTS $180.00 USD PER HOUR AND INCLUDES SPEAKERS, MICROPHONE, CD PLAYER, TECHNICIAN.IF YOU CAN BRING YOUR CDâ€S AND/OR IPOD WILL BE BETTER, THEN YOU CAN GET THE MUSIC YOU LIKE. YES THE TECH CAN ANOUNCE YOU AND YOUR FIANCE WHEN YOU  ENTER AT THE RECEPTION  

  • I would like my bouquet to be white long stem calla lillies.  Is that included in our package? If not, then how much would it be for it?

ANSWER:THE BOUQUET IT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE, WHITE LONG STEM CALLA LILLIES

  • How much are small white mini calla lilly bouquets for the bridesmaids (there are 3 bridesmaids)? 

ANSWER:PLEASE ALLOW ME TO ASK  THE PRICE AND I WILL BACK TO YOU SHORTLY

The price is $45.00 usd per each one

  • How much is it for a white orchid hair flower for me?

ANSWER:PLEASE ALLOW ME TO ASK THE PRICE AND I WILL BACK TO YOU SHORTLY

The price is $ 15.00 usd

  • How much will the groomsmen's boutonir's be if each one gets a white mini calla lilly (ther are 6 groomsmen and the best man and father of groom will use the free boutonir in the package)?

ANSWER:PLEASE ALLOW ME TO ASK THE PRICE AND IWILL BACK TO YOU SHORTLY

The price is $12.00 usd each

  • How much is it to upgrade our cake to feed all of our guests (42 guests besides me and Jake)?

ANSWER: A $4.00 USD plus 11% tax and 15% service charge fee applies for additional guests over the 20 guests included in the package.

  • I would also like white flower petals scattered down the aisle on the beach ( we're using a bamboo aisle from EW Cancun.) How much would that be?

ANSWER: Bag of Rose Petal $22/bag

  • Can we bring our own ceremony script? I have written our ceremony and sand ceremony.

ANSWER:CERTAINLY YOU CAN

  • Will we have the sit down dinner or the buffet?  I thought if we had over 40 people that we had to do the buffet.  If that's the case, then we want the Carribbean Buffet Menu.

ANSWER:CERTAINLY, I ALREADY PRINT IT, I WILL ORDER IT.

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That is a great summary of info for your ceremony and her answers. Thanks for posting. It helps to see what conversations people close to their wedding date are having.

 

Have a great time!

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Very pretty stuff Lily, I especially like the flower! Lily was there space for paper lanterns on the deck? I am still worried about it being too dark, we leave in some 35 days or so, so it already might be too late but I tried getting an aswer from DRC for the last 2 months, I know they would charge to set it up, so they will take my money but I dunno whether there really is a space and how that would all work. Your input is greatly appreciated!

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Hi Ladies!!

 I apparently didn't save or bookmark any of the pictures of weddings at DRC sad.gif So now that I'm in the homestretch of trying to plan it's hard not having any visuals! Does anybody have any saved links/photos that they can post? Thanks!!

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Hey Ladies-- I fly out in 2 weeks and Gaby just told me that she has had people have trouble getting starfish there.... we are planning to use them for our escort cards... how have you gotten them there???  We are planning to pack everything and take it BUT should we ship the starfish?!?  help!  haha - thanks.

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Hi rdsjcr:  We leave in 2 1/2 weeks!  So we will see you there!  I am bringing down Sanddollars and I have them packed in lots of bubble wrap.  I am just planning on packing them in my suitcase and hoping they don't break.  I have about 20 extra just in case!  I hope your wedding planning is going well!  I just can't wait to get there!!

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