Jump to content
RCBlondie

Dreams Riviera Cancun - Brides post here (new thread)

Recommended Posts

I noticed this awhile back in this thread and thought I would bring it forward. Feel free to edit/add on!

 

Christine & Brandy - 11/2/2009

Laura & ? - 2/26/2010

Carina & Ari - 2/27/2010

Pam & Kevin - 3/9/2010

Ashley & Perry - 4/4/2010

Kcgcristyn - 4/17/2010

Stephanie & Jamie - 4/24/2010

Jennifer & Michael - 5/7/2010

Jessica & Robbie - 5/15/2010

Margaret & Matthew - 5/15/2010

Megan & Jason - 5/21/2010

Ashley & ? - 5/30/2010

Rachelle & Randal - 6/3/2010

Nancy & Bruce - 6/11/2010

Erica & John – 6/19/2010

carlychristine - 6/22/2010

Evelilna & Phil - 6/25/2010

Allison & ? – 7/24/2010

Casey & Ron - 9/18/2010

Vix1383 – 10/16/2010

Emma & ? - 10/23/2010

wisconsionbride - 10/28/2010

Rachael & Alex - 10/31/2010

April & Reggie – 11/6/2010

Tracy & ? -11/26/2010

lnf_munchkin - 11/27/2010

Angela & Craig - 12/8/2010

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by chirorach View Post
just wrote ana an email and got a response 20 mins later... quite the turn around. thought y'all might like to read it... not sure if it changes things!

----------To ANA

I have been following reveiws of DRC on tripadvisor.com as well as bestdestinationwedding.com. There have been many concerns/reviews form people recently about the location of both the gazebo as well as the lceremony. Specifically the concern is lack of privacy as both sites are surrounded by palapas and beach chairs. I was wondering if Dreams had any plans of trying relocate either of these ceremony spots, or if there are any other more private options available? I share this concern and while DRC is my first choice for my wedding I fear I may have to begin looking elsewhere if this is not addressed.

---------------- FROM ANA

Thank you for your feedback, we have the location on the beach relocated in one side of the beach, there is some palapas but is not to many people there. For the wedding gazebo there are people at the pool but is not next to the gazebo.

As soon as I have the wedding in the new location I will send you the pictures so you can make a decision.

Aahhh...this is making me so nervous! My wedding is in 3 months! I hope they can do something by then. sad.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess402 View Post
That's great that they are going to relocate the beach ceremony location! Well in theory anyways, we'll wait and see about the new location...

I just know that I really don't like the look of the weird wedding gazebo so would like to be able to opt for a beach ceremony. I'm under no delusions that it's going to be completely private, but as away from the action of the resort would be preferrred!
I saw where the location is going to be and if people are sitting under the palapas it is not private. I will post a photo of it as soon as I transfer my photos from the camera. I sent an email to Ana asking if we could block off the use of the palapas for about 1 hour...but she has not responded yet. There is another option that is used as a backup in case it rains. This one is more private but is not near the sand or water...and so I would imagine it wouldn't interest anyone. It actually wasn't bad as a backup. It made me a little more comfortable in the event that it rains. I was nervous about that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCBlondie View Post
I recently received some room (only) pricing from my TA (which got comparisons from the resort and a supplier) and wondering what others have for pricing on the rooms only? It seems rather expensive to do it separately and since we are coming in from Australia (but could do the all-inclusive package from Canada) we are not sure which is less expensive.
Hey Rachelle, I know we're going at different times but I have received room only pricing from my TA which is $860 USD per person for a 7 night stay, including airport transfers.

We were totally convinced that we wanted to do an all-inclusive package with one of the Canadian tour operators, but were quoted at around $1900 per person per week for this! So, we're actually going the route of booking the rooms separately and letting people figure out airfare on their own... we figure it should definitely be cheaper for people this way, allow for better flight times and flexibility (some of those tour operator packages offer brutal flight times), plus if they want to use airmiles or whatever for their flight then they can do that. We're also getting some group perks at the resort level which the Canadian tour operators weren't offering, so we're pretty happy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just read all of the reviews on trip advisor and now I am really really really nervous! Although, the biggest complaint seemed to be about kids and someone said that kids are staying free until the end of the year. I know that during the time I will be there, kids are not free because my sister had to pay for my nephew. So, hopefully this will not be a huge issue.

 

SDbeachgirl...I will be very interested in hearing your reply from Ana about saving the palapas the day of the wedding. I think that is a great suggestion! Does the new beach location have the climbing wall and trampoline in the water as a backdrop? I read something about that on trip advisor. And one more question- After your trip....are you still happy with your decision to have your wedding there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laura22610 View Post
I just read all of the reviews on trip advisor and now I am really really really nervous! Although, the biggest complaint seemed to be about kids and someone said that kids are staying free until the end of the year. I know that during the time I will be there, kids are not free because my sister had to pay for my nephew. So, hopefully this will not be a huge issue.

SDbeachgirl...I will be very interested in hearing your reply from Ana about saving the palapas the day of the wedding. I think that is a great suggestion! Does the new beach location have the climbing wall and trampoline in the water as a backdrop? I read something about that on trip advisor. And one more question- After your trip....are you still happy with your decision to have your wedding there?
I didn't see the trampoline in the water while I was there as the water was a little choppy. I did see the climbing wall though and I would imagine they are right near eachother. If that is the case, it is on the other side of the resort. So it shouldn't be in the background of the ceremony unless the photographer is filming at an angle. I would also think that Ana could arrange to have these brought in if they were in the background.

I was happy with the resort with the exception of the chair reservation thing. That really annoyed me! But now that I am back and keep reading up on the reviews, I am liking it less and less. I'm letting the reviews influence my opinion even though I was there and thought it was nice. I need to not do that! There is no turning back. 29 people have already booked. We need to keep reminding ourselves that even the best hotels get some bad reviews. This is why I was having such a hard time picking a resort. Everytime I found one that I liked, I came across some bad reviews and would change my mind. I think that is why I liked Dreams RC...there were no reviews and so I couldn't get discouraged. As it is the resort still has way more good reviews than bad reviews. My hope is that the few growing pains it has are worked out by May. The resort is beautiful (at least I think it is). Since they have so many weddings there, they should figure out a better place for the ceremony or a way to make it more private.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some other info that I have:

 

- Ana confirmed that you do not have to have a party of 40 in order to have the buffet

- Ana mentioned that the current hair dresser came from the Excellence Riviera and that when Ana worked with her previously, she heard nothing but good things about her. For those of you planning on using the resort hair stylist, this might interest you. I don't know if ther is more than one, but you may want to follow up with Ana to make sure you get that person she was referring to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess402 View Post
I noticed this awhile back in this thread and thought I would bring it forward. Feel free to edit/add on!

Christine & Brandy - 11/2/2009
Laura & ? - 2/26/2010
Carina & Ari - 2/27/2010
Pam & Kevin - 3/9/2010
Ashley & Perry - 4/4/2010
Kcgcristyn - 4/17/2010
Stephanie & Jamie - 4/24/2010
Jennifer & Michael - 5/7/2010
Jessica & Robbie - 5/15/2010
Margaret & Matthew - 5/15/2010
Megan & Jason - 5/21/2010
Ashley & ? - 5/30/2010
Rachelle & Randal - 6/3/2010
Nancy & Bruce - 6/11/2010
Erica & John – 6/19/2010
carlychristine - 6/22/2010
Evelilna & Phil - 6/25/2010
Allison & ? – 7/24/2010
Casey & Ron - 9/18/2010
Vix1383 – 10/16/2010
Emma & ? - 10/23/2010
wisconsionbride - 10/28/2010
Rachael & Alex - 10/31/2010
April & Reggie – 11/6/2010
Tracy & ? -11/26/2010
lnf_munchkin - 11/27/2010
Angela & Craig - 12/8/2010




Tara and Kenny - 9.26.10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDbeachgirl View Post
I was happy with the resort with the exception of the chair reservation thing. That really annoyed me! But now that I am back and keep reading up on the reviews, I am liking it less and less. I'm letting the reviews influence my opinion even though I was there and thought it was nice. I need to not do that! There is no turning back. 29 people have already booked. We need to keep reminding ourselves that even the best hotels get some bad reviews. This is why I was having such a hard time picking a resort. Everytime I found one that I liked, I came across some bad reviews and would change my mind. I think that is why I liked Dreams RC...there were no reviews and so I couldn't get discouraged. As it is the resort still has way more good reviews than bad reviews. My hope is that the few growing pains it has are worked out by May. The resort is beautiful (at least I think it is). Since they have so many weddings there, they should figure out a better place for the ceremony or a way to make it more private.
So funny...that's exactly why I picked this resort too! I spent countless hours going through millions of reviews of different resorts and every time I read a bad review, I thought, nope not that one. I have 30 people booked already also, so it's not like I can change my mind now either! I was thinking that maybe the bad reviews were coming since it was a holiday week and their first time being really busy...they should have more practice handling that with Christmas coming up, so hopefully they work things out. For now, I think I am going to stop reading trip advisor and stressing myself out...ha! Thanks for all of your input...it's very helpful!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laura22610 View Post
So funny...that's exactly why I picked this resort too! I spent countless hours going through millions of reviews of different resorts and every time I read a bad review, I thought, nope not that one. I have 30 people booked already also, so it's not like I can change my mind now either! I was thinking that maybe the bad reviews were coming since it was a holiday week and their first time being really busy...they should have more practice handling that with Christmas coming up, so hopefully they work things out. For now, I think I am going to stop reading trip advisor and stressing myself out...ha! Thanks for all of your input...it's very helpful!
I've been the same way... have considered SO MANY resorts but tossed them aside because of one thing or another, but mainly concerning reviews! Trip Advisor can be so helpful but also so upsetting! And some people are so critical, it's hard to know what to believe.

After all of my research I was really surprised to decide on DRC so quickly... part of it of course was just being sick of researching and needing to just pick a place already, but part of it was also that it is a Dreams resort and they have such a great reputation overall, and seeing all the initial amazing reviews was just confirmation of that and such a relief! I think that probably everyone's expectations of this new resort need to come back down to reality... it's not surprising to think that they need some practice with handling large crowds, etc. Hopefully they will get it all sorted out. I have to have faith that Dreams is not going to allow this brand new beautiful resort to be a disappointment to travellers! And I agree with another poster who said that Dreams is KNOWN for their weddings, so I am also a bit surprised at the lack of good ceremony locations. That being said, again, I have to have faith that they will do something to address this. They have a reputation to uphold!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • My best friend is getting married with his long-term girlfriend next month. As a best friend, I want to give them the best present they would ever receive on their special day. I am planning to buy them plane tickets and book them for a one week trip abroad. However, I am torn between Ukraine ski trip and a tour to Lima, Peru. My best friend loves skiing and his future wife is a chef, so I presume she would want to experience a Peruvian taste. Now, I am confused. Which is which? I would appreciate it if you guys will leave a comment to help me out with this. Suggesting a way better idea which will accommodate the two activities for the soon-to-be wedded couple is a big help too. Thanks!    
    • Hello all!! I'm getting married next week. Every arrangement has been done by my sister for my special day. When I joined in an MNC I was troubled with severe headaches and as per my colleague's instruction, I took an appointment in a nearby eye clinic. And after an eye examination in Toronto, the eye specialist diagnosed hypermetropia in me. And the doctor prescribed eyeglasses for me. The doctor suggested me to wear eyeglasses during the working time. But I used to wear it sometimes not every day. Then I was troubled with severe eye strain and headache and mom was scolding me to wear eyeglasses every day. I thought of saying goodbye to eyeglasses forever. I'm planning for a Lasik eye surgery soon before my marriage. I don't know whether I'm eligible for Lasik eye surgery. I'm tensed about its recovery time and its complications. Can someone help me by sharing your views?  
    • In the 2017 bridal fashion week, many styles of wedding dresses were gradually popular. From serious bling to regal capes and fun and flirty short numbers, ByCouturier've got all the hottest wedding dress trends you need to know. Allover Sparkle
      Over-the-top sequins, tonal beading and metallic embellishments turned the Bridal Fashion Week runways into a glittery affair. Perfect for evening nuptials under the stars, this trend is daring but sophisticated. Pro tip: If you're rocking a gown with lots of sparkle, keep your accessories minimal and let your glitzy frock do all the talking.  Bold Ball Gowns
      If you're looking to make a dramatic entrance, a classic ball gown is for you—and we saw plenty of them. Take a cue from long, lace sleeves, or get glam with an embellished strapless bodice. No matter the details, this voluminous style is sure to turn heads.  Captivating Capes
      Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or shorter capelet is the perfect alternative: It still adds movement to your gown, but feels fashion forward. Plus, this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change. Wear a cape or capelet for a more formal look during your ceremony, then whisk it away to hit the dance floor at your reception. Short, Sassy Dresses
      Whether you show off your legs (and a killer pair of heels) in an embellished mini or opt for a more conservative midi-length number, a wedding dress with a flirty hemline is a chic way to mix it up. Not willing to give up your dream ball gown? Change into a shorter frock to spice up your reception or after-party.  Plunging Necklines
      The deep V-neckline is a must-try for two reasons: It flatters your upper body (even if you're busty!) and elongates your frame. A plunging V with scalloped lace is ultra-feminine, while a sleek V plays up the inherently sexy vibe of a curve-skimming silhouette. Just make sure you have fashion tape handy the day of to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. 
      Skinny Straps
      We love this trend for two reasons: A gown with barely there straps has all of the sex appeal of a strapless neckline, plus added support. We call that a bridal fashion win. 
    • Hello all, 
      I am here to get some suggestions on the best places to go on a honeymoon. I am getting married by the end of next month. 
      I was thinking of Bali or Maldives. But just wanted to know other beautiful and romantic places. The wedding banquet hall is a gift from our parents. The hall they have booked for us is one of the best banquet halls in Vaughan I’ve ever seen... Other arrangements like the videographer, photographer, wedding dress, reception dress are all finalized. The next week we have the pre-wedding shoot. Also, I'll start sending the invitations the same week. So, it is going to be hectic and I don't have time to rest or look for some nice places. So, if anyone here could suggest some places would be a great help. 
      Let me know your suggestions. 
      Thanks in advance! 
    • 123weddingcards.com believes in offering soothing and elegant wedding invitations that are available in exquisite designs to complement the style of bride and groom on their wedding day. Our designer wedding cards are highly premium & come with attractive design. Laser Cut Invitations Foil Stamped Invitations Embossed Invitations Glitter Invitations Floral Invitations Peacock Invitations Box Invitations Paisley Invitations Our ultimate goal is to provide the best and impeccable high-quality designs to unite your love with eternal memories by using diverse printing options like embossing, flocking, raised silk screen printing, hot foil stamping, and laser cuttings, to give a new multifaceted look to wedding invitations.  
  • Topics

×