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Thanks so much for the info TigerLily!  It was sooooo helpful

 

TO ALL THE LADIES...I'm running into a dilemma. My hunny's mother passed away when he was 14, and he was very close to his mom and I know he misses her and has said more than once in the past month how she would have loved to have been there....How can I encorporate her memory in our wedding without really telling him. I thought about a candle with and enscription but that seemed like its been done....but not over done...Any ideas?
 

Originally Posted by juliej84 View Post


TigerLily--Thanks for answering my questions as far as the chuppah goes!!! :)
 



 



 

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I'm really annoyed right now!!!  I know some girls on here have used and are using outside vendors.  We want Cancun Wedding Video to come in and do a cinematography type video for us since our wedding is OUR DAY.  Yamina said no.  No outside vendors.  I'm sorry.  I love Dreams.  I loved it when I visited... but I think it's complete garbage that you cannot use the vendor of your choice.  In the states you could!!!  I just said this to her:

 

Yamina,

  With all due respect, I read the message board on BestDestinationWeddings.com and many, many other brides have used outside vendors.  In fact, I know of one right now who is using an outside DJ.  I know that Mike Cantarell has done weddings there before as well. We really, really like Dreams, but it would be a shame to have to take our wedding to another resort because we can't use the videographer we want.  This is our dream wedding and we want everything to be perfect.  If you can't negotiate letting us use Mike Cantarell then we might have to consider another resort.  Thanks in advance.   Lindsey   FI says I sounded a little snotty but I don't care.  I think it's a stupid policy and there are way of working around it.  What would they do if one of my guests was a videographer?  I asked if Mike could be a guest and pay for a room for him and she said no.  I am really aggravated.  Jerks.   </end rant>

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Congratulations! Everything was absolutely beautiful... I loved the fireworks!!! Were you able to set that up with the Wedding Coordinator?
 

Originally Posted by TigerLily View Post

Hi everyone,  I haven't been on for quite a while (too busy with projects!). I had to stop logging on bc everytime I did, I added to the diy list, lol. Anyhow, my FI (now husband : ) and I got married at DRC on Saturday, Dec 3rd. We're both extremely happy with our decision. The resort is gorgeous, staff is friendly, and even our picky eaters raved about the food.

 

Yamina is great- she's very friendly and did a wonderful job with our wedding...and she managed to pull everything off exactly how we envisioned it. (I had Ana before, so I was only in contact with Yamina for a few weeks). I brought her two- yes two- large suitcases full of stuff- and everything worked out fine. Anyhow, here's our slideshow. If anyone has any quetions, don't hesitate to ask. I'll try to answer them as best I can.

 

Our slideshow: http://031211primus.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/#/primus-1/

 

 



 

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We just got back from our wedding/ honeymoon. I'll write a more thorough review in the next day or two. It was amazing!!!! Better than we could've imagined. Anything we worried about wasn't worth it.  There wasn't a single thing I would change. The staff were fantastic!!  

Ill try get my review done quick :)

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Awesome! Can't wait to hear your review!! :) Glad you had a wonderful time!

 

Originally Posted by GCR2011 View Post

We just got back from our wedding/ honeymoon. I'll write a more thorough review in the next day or two. It was amazing!!!! Better than we could've imagined. Anything we worried about wasn't worth it.  There wasn't a single thing I would change. The staff were fantastic!!  

Ill try get my review done quick :)



 

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Love this!  Hoping some one knows the dimensions to looking into bringing my own fabric down.
 

Originally Posted by Rick949 View Post

Hi Sarah,

I paid a couple hundred dollars (I think... as my memory is fading) for the gazebo decor.. Originally I wanted to have one solid color on all 4 sides of the gazebo (arches) - but the price came back like $500 or so dollars - so I asked if they could just do the front side and twist up the 2 colors (puriple/white) and they did it. As for those small bows - I didnt ask for that or choose that color they just put them there.. I didn't know there would be bows but I just rolled with it. After the ceremony they took it down and re-used it for the entry way for the reception which I had no idea they were going to do. As seen here

 

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For the ceremony table we used one of the centerpieces that were going to go to the reception afterwards - Part of the package included the ceremony flowers and also one for the bride and groom table - we chose this style for the ceremony table and our table and simply had them make a few more of these for the other tables - For the extras they charged an arm and leg - I want to say something like 180 each extra (I know right - get the vase, throw some flowers and water in it) - but they also laid down petals and stuff on the table.

 

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We really liked this style but didnt have any interest in trying to bring down these glass vases - worried that they could break - so in this case - I paid for the convenience.

 

One very important thing I should say to all the future brides is that in this type of destination wedding situation you kind of have to roll with the odd "misses" that occur and roll with the punches - Expect to pay more - they pull it all together in one day and some things may not play out exactly how you want. When the show starts - that's it - you will be on cloud 9 and all the small details go away.

 

I hope that helps.... ALSO for anyone who wants to ask me any question please PM me because I am not paying such close attention to this thread and questions for me might get missed.



 

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Has anyone been getting responses from Yamina? I've emailed her a million times and I'm getting nothing back from her??? She told me they've changed their e-mails and I've been using her new one but still no response? What e-mails are you girls using??

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I heard from Yamina yesterday and only because we are going down for a site visit in 2 weeks--I e-mailed her like 5 times (the same e-mail) to make sure that she received it so we could confirm our time for the site visit. I used the same e-mail as listed from ssapper. Maybe when you do get in touch..ask if you can set up a phone call to discuss your questions...
 

Originally Posted by aimeelaco28 View Post

Has anyone been getting responses from Yamina? I've emailed her a million times and I'm getting nothing back from her??? She told me they've changed their e-mails and I've been using her new one but still no response? What e-mails are you girls using??



 

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