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Thanks Brooke! You would love her. She has so much energy and was great to have. All of our family was super impressed with how many photos she took. I can't wait to see your pictures when you get back!

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Hi ladies , I got married at dreams on 3-11-11 and everything was wonderful!!! I took the advice from past brides and didnt let myself stress about details ,and lack of communication from dreams and they were right everything is perfect in the end.  I went expecting to have tons of add ons and uprade in decor and Ana didnt have any to offer me...which is a good thing. My wedding was beautiful and I got to save my money!  Everything was pefect I wont repeat all the same stuff other brides said. My only negative issue was the sound system guy was sooooo bad, so bad that I had to laugh because it was so ridiculous.  I made written notes for him and even went and talked to him during cocktail hour and he still messed it all up and I wound up workiing my own ipod during wedding.  I had to pay 550 bucks for him and I was the one running the playlist!  No guests noticed and it went great.  Please be careful alot of our group were getting sick, they ate alot of seafood be careful with the seared tuna, and cerviche shrimp these things are partially cooked.  The good news is the sickness only lasts 8hrs so quick moving but very painful for guests.  Hopefully Dreams gets this worked out soon I see on tripadvisor lots of have gotten sick recently.  They upgraded our honeymoon suite to a master suite for free which was amazing! Lots of extra room to entertain in.  Here is a link to my slide show. Anel was amazing! I was freaking out pre wedding jitters when she got there and she still managed to get great pics of me.  Let me know if you have any questions http://110311cointot.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/

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Congratulations!  Your pictures are beautiful.  I'm so happy to hear it was wonderful.  Can't wait to hear more.

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Hi ladies , I got married at dreams on 3-11-11 and everything was wonderful!!! I took the advice from past brides and didnt let myself stress about details ,and lack of communication from dreams and they were right everything is perfect in the end.  I went expecting to have tons of add ons and uprade in decor and Ana didnt have any to offer me...which is a good thing. My wedding was beautiful and I got to save my money!  Everything was pefect I wont repeat all the same stuff other brides said. My only negative issue was the sound system guy was sooooo bad, so bad that I had to laugh because it was so ridiculous.  I made written notes for him and even went and talked to him during cocktail hour and he still messed it all up and I wound up workiing my own ipod during wedding.  I had to pay 550 bucks for him and I was the one running the playlist!  No guests noticed and it went great.  Please be careful alot of our group were getting sick, they ate alot of seafood be careful with the seared tuna, and cerviche shrimp these things are partially cooked.  The good news is the sickness only lasts 8hrs so quick moving but very painful for guests.  Hopefully Dreams gets this worked out soon I see on tripadvisor lots of have gotten sick recently.  They upgraded our honeymoon suite to a master suite for free which was amazing! Lots of extra room to entertain in.  Here is a link to my slide show. Anel was amazing! I was freaking out pre wedding jitters when she got there and she still managed to get great pics of me.  Let me know if you have any questions http://110311cointot.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/



 

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Great Pics!! So glad everything worked out for you!
Sooo sorry to hear about guests getting sick. That is a big redflag when choosing a resort. Was this from your wedding meal? Or just the general seafood at the buffet/restaurant?
Which wedding package did you choose?
Where did you get those cute little lanterns on the back of the chairs?
Thanks for sharing!
 

Originally Posted by aj42781 View Post

Hi ladies , I got married at dreams on 3-11-11 and everything was wonderful!!! I took the advice from past brides and didnt let myself stress about details ,and lack of communication from dreams and they were right everything is perfect in the end.  I went expecting to have tons of add ons and uprade in decor and Ana didnt have any to offer me...which is a good thing. My wedding was beautiful and I got to save my money!  Everything was pefect I wont repeat all the same stuff other brides said. My only negative issue was the sound system guy was sooooo bad, so bad that I had to laugh because it was so ridiculous.  I made written notes for him and even went and talked to him during cocktail hour and he still messed it all up and I wound up workiing my own ipod during wedding.  I had to pay 550 bucks for him and I was the one running the playlist!  No guests noticed and it went great.  Please be careful alot of our group were getting sick, they ate alot of seafood be careful with the seared tuna, and cerviche shrimp these things are partially cooked.  The good news is the sickness only lasts 8hrs so quick moving but very painful for guests.  Hopefully Dreams gets this worked out soon I see on tripadvisor lots of have gotten sick recently.  They upgraded our honeymoon suite to a master suite for free which was amazing! Lots of extra room to entertain in.  Here is a link to my slide show. Anel was amazing! I was freaking out pre wedding jitters when she got there and she still managed to get great pics of me.  Let me know if you have any questions http://110311cointot.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/



 

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Thank you ladies, i got the lanterns at 5 below store, ive seen them in the dollar store also.  I left them at resort with Ana i told her to reuse them..maybe she will.  Everyone got sick before the wedding thank god so it wasnt that food.  I think it was the seared tuna or at the italian resturant and french there were a few raw items also.  Dont be scared to eat the food..my husband and i didnt get sick but I stuck to more well done cooked items.  The bugers and pizza at pool are great and the private beach dinner included in ultimate package was my best meal there!  salad, new england clam chowder, steak and shrimp. (we bought our maid of honor and her husband a private dinner the night before and they didnt get sick so I knew the food was ok).  Everyone that got sick said they would go back in a heartbeat! Ive been to mexico 3 times prior and never got sick.  I hope dreams works it all out.  I saw  few weddings after mine and I will say my location was the best! i had the left side of the beach facing the ocean it was way more private and they cleared all the chairs away i didnt even notice people watching, and as i was walking to ceremony everyone is resort was hooting and hollering and yelling congrats to me which was great to calm my nerves makin me laugh I wwas like a celebrity walking through the resort.  We had our cocktail and dinner on pool deck which was amazing!!  I saw a wedding on other side of beach by gazebo and the swing bar is right there the bride had to wallk thru bar and beach goers as walking down aisle..not so romantic.  even if u have to get married on a tues or wed do it so ur only bride that day and you get best pic of location! who cares if its a sat or a tuesday once ur there ur on vaca time!

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great pointers! thanks for the info!

 

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Thank you ladies, i got the lanterns at 5 below store, ive seen them in the dollar store also.  I left them at resort with Ana i told her to reuse them..maybe she will.  Everyone got sick before the wedding thank god so it wasnt that food.  I think it was the seared tuna or at the italian resturant and french there were a few raw items also.  Dont be scared to eat the food..my husband and i didnt get sick but I stuck to more well done cooked items.  The bugers and pizza at pool are great and the private beach dinner included in ultimate package was my best meal there!  salad, new england clam chowder, steak and shrimp. (we bought our maid of honor and her husband a private dinner the night before and they didnt get sick so I knew the food was ok).  Everyone that got sick said they would go back in a heartbeat! Ive been to mexico 3 times prior and never got sick.  I hope dreams works it all out.  I saw  few weddings after mine and I will say my location was the best! i had the left side of the beach facing the ocean it was way more private and they cleared all the chairs away i didnt even notice people watching, and as i was walking to ceremony everyone is resort was hooting and hollering and yelling congrats to me which was great to calm my nerves makin me laugh I wwas like a celebrity walking through the resort.  We had our cocktail and dinner on pool deck which was amazing!!  I saw a wedding on other side of beach by gazebo and the swing bar is right there the bride had to wallk thru bar and beach goers as walking down aisle..not so romantic.  even if u have to get married on a tues or wed do it so ur only bride that day and you get best pic of location! who cares if its a sat or a tuesday once ur there ur on vaca time!



 

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Hi ladies- I'm just reviewing the 'wedding brochure' on the website -
Does anyone know the difference between a Mexican trio and a Mariachi trio? It looks like the Mexican trio is included in the Ultimate package but I was thinking

of switching it out for the Mariachi - that is if they're quite different?

Also - have any past brides had the Fire dancers? Did you book that through the resort? or on your own?
I noticed the Dreams Puerto Aventuras has it included in their pricing brochure but DRC doesn't wacko.gif

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Congratulations and I must say your dress is absolutely stunning.  I adore your little blue lanterns, did you bring that from home or did you get it through the resort. 

Originally Posted by aj42781 View Post

Hi ladies , I got married at dreams on 3-11-11 and everything was wonderful!!! I took the advice from past brides and didnt let myself stress about details ,and lack of communication from dreams and they were right everything is perfect in the end.  I went expecting to have tons of add ons and uprade in decor and Ana didnt have any to offer me...which is a good thing. My wedding was beautiful and I got to save my money!  Everything was pefect I wont repeat all the same stuff other brides said. My only negative issue was the sound system guy was sooooo bad, so bad that I had to laugh because it was so ridiculous.  I made written notes for him and even went and talked to him during cocktail hour and he still messed it all up and I wound up workiing my own ipod during wedding.  I had to pay 550 bucks for him and I was the one running the playlist!  No guests noticed and it went great.  Please be careful alot of our group were getting sick, they ate alot of seafood be careful with the seared tuna, and cerviche shrimp these things are partially cooked.  The good news is the sickness only lasts 8hrs so quick moving but very painful for guests.  Hopefully Dreams gets this worked out soon I see on tripadvisor lots of have gotten sick recently.  They upgraded our honeymoon suite to a master suite for free which was amazing! Lots of extra room to entertain in.  Here is a link to my slide show. Anel was amazing! I was freaking out pre wedding jitters when she got there and she still managed to get great pics of me.  Let me know if you have any questions http://110311cointot.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/



 

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Hi Ladies, I wanted to pass on some info i got from my WC, Ana.  She IS letting me mix the Caribbean and BBQ buffetts and re: fire dancers and cigar rollers she said:

 

 What is the cost for fire dancers and the length of the show time?

 

Fire dancers is $800usd+11%taxes per 20 min

 

What is the cost of the cigar roller?   How is this set up?   Can this be done through the resort too?

The cost is $299 usd+11%taxes including 10 cigars

I think $800 is a bit steep for a 20 minute show.  Has any past brides used anyone else cheaper?  and what is the current price for a day pass for vendors...i know this kept changing. 

 

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