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Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post

 

Here is my wedding slideshow!

 

http://web.mac.com/vallarta_adventure2/SlideshowsDRERC/MARKOWSKIWED/

You were a beautiful bride love all your choices. a couple of questions.

1. Your bouquet amazing. was that the hotel. they look like silk

2. Since you had a small group, what did you do in term of music. Did you rent their sound system. What kind of system they have.

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Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post

 

Here is my wedding slideshow!

 

http://web.mac.com/vallarta_adventure2/SlideshowsDRERC/MARKOWSKIWED/

 I was crying too, you looked amazing. Two questions.

 

1. Your bouquet was it silk? where you go it from?

2. Since you had a small group what did you do in terms of music. Did you rent their system. if you did, what kind of system they have.

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My suggestion would be to be ontop of everything before you leave for Mexico. At the time of planning I was in school full time and held a full time job as well as prepping our house to be put on the market for when we leave. Just way to much going on! but I felt reassured by hearing that everything would be fine from other brides and that a lot of everything you can plan down there as well as having the coordinator assure me the same thing. However I also think it would help to be firm and clear on what you expect and to double check that they understand what it is you want. I originally wanted my reception on the pool deck which I think is the best place to have it, the pool terrace is not private at all from guests and if you have your reception earlier on that means that people will be walking around in and out of the pool since it does not close till 8:00pm. However Seaside Grill was a great place to hold the reception, very private and a bit more sheltered from the wind. As well the washrooms were close by for the guests to access. What are your locations that you have chosen ?
Your pictures are beautiful!!! You looked amazing in your dress:) I am having the ceremony at the gazebo & the recept on the pool deck. Cocktail hour is at the north jacuzzi. My questions are that I would like to know if they can supply material for decorating the gazebo? Are the tables for recept round and how big as I will bring coverings for them. Do they supply the white covers for the chairs? There are so many things unknown and I can see what you mean by staying on top of it all! The wind is a concern to me as well? We want a dJ as well but wow things sure add up in a hurry! The packages only include dinner for 20 then you pay extra, we are having 40 guests. Hard to believe you have to pay so much more for meals when it's an all-inclusive lol

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Originally Posted by mnunez2 View Post

 

 

You looked beautiful!! Sorry it did not go as expected.

Im glad they tried to make it up to you by putting you in the presidential suite!!

Can you tell me the difference of the rooms- Was the presidential suite on the main level and are you able to walk out directly to the beach and did it have a plunge pool?

 

The presidential suite is 2885 sq/ft heres where it describes it on the website. ( http://www.dreamsresorts.com/drerc/preferred-rooms.html ) The room has 1 half  bath and one full bath. A dining room that I think seats 8 and a living room with two sofas and a flat screen tv. The kitchen has bar seating and a full sized fridge stocked with premium sodas, waters, and little bottles of alcohol, there is also a microwave. The bathroom has a large vanity and a very large circular jacuzzi tub, a bigger shower than the regular suites and double sinks. The water closet has a toilet and a beday (spelling) there is a walk in closet with his and hers sides. The master is large (the photo on the website) it has a couch and seperate sitting table. The deck has 2 luxury lawn chairs, a patio set for 4 and a large jacuzzi tub. There are two walk out stairs to the beach and for mine the Barracuda bar was 4 ft from the bottom of the staircase. On the other side of the deck there is a very large plunge pool and then a couple more chairs for seating facing the ocean.

 

The stay in the suite was amazing, it was just a shame that we didn't have any of our guests still there to entertain them in there. I asked how much it was a night and I was told that it depends on season and they don't really rent it out (it could be a time share) but if they do it is about $800 a night.

 

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Originally Posted by Mariposaazul View Post

 

You were a beautiful bride love all your choices. a couple of questions.

1. Your bouquet amazing. was that the hotel. they look like silk

2. Since you had a small group, what did you do in term of music. Did you rent their sound system. What kind of system they have.

 

Yes my bouquet was silk. I got it from a store in my city, House of Silk for like $40. The peonies would have been way to expensive to get down in Mexico.

 

The music technician that comes with the sound system was great. All you had to do was have songs labelled on your ipod for certain things and he would cut in and out at the appropriate times no issues. We also had him for our reception and he knew when to cut out for speaches and such so there is really no worrying about the music if you make a great playlist on your ipod and label your songs for special things such as "first dance" "cake cutting" etc.

 

The sound system was adequate very loud and good sound, no issues with it at all.

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Originally Posted by Newbride2013 View Post

 

 

Your pictures are beautiful!!! You looked amazing in your dress:)

I am having the ceremony at the gazebo & the recept on the pool deck. Cocktail hour is at the north jacuzzi.

My questions are that I would like to know if they can supply material for decorating the gazebo?

Are the tables for recept round and how big as I will bring coverings for them. Do they supply the white covers for the chairs?

There are so many things unknown and I can see what you mean by staying on top of it all!

The wind is a concern to me as well?

We want a dJ as well but wow things sure add up in a hurry! The packages only include dinner for 20 then you pay extra, we are having 40 guests. Hard to believe you have to pay so much more for meals when it's an all-inclusive lol

 

 

I am pretty sure that they can supply material for the gazebo you just need to know ahead of time what colour, and I think they have a limited selection and they have to order it in.

 

They do have round tablesI think they sat 5, I did not use the round tables since I had my reception in the Seaside Grill I just used there square tables.

 

They do supply white coverings for chairs if you ask.

 

The wind is pretty crazy! I didn't even get to wear my sunhat the whole trip!

 

I agree with you that the prices for guests to eat is crazy thats why we were hoping to be under or around the 20 mark. Especially after the wedding we spent so much money on off resort activities that we wanted to do and that added up quickly

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Originally Posted by Newbride2013 View Post

 

 

Your pictures are beautiful!!! You looked amazing in your dress:)

I am having the ceremony at the gazebo & the recept on the pool deck. Cocktail hour is at the north jacuzzi.

My questions are that I would like to know if they can supply material for decorating the gazebo?

Are the tables for recept round and how big as I will bring coverings for them. Do they supply the white covers for the chairs?

There are so many things unknown and I can see what you mean by staying on top of it all!

The wind is a concern to me as well?

We want a dJ as well but wow things sure add up in a hurry! The packages only include dinner for 20 then you pay extra, we are having 40 guests. Hard to believe you have to pay so much more for meals when it's an all-inclusive lol

 

My feelings exactly!! You took the words right out of my mouth. I can't believe how much our DW is going to cost. Things sure is adding up.

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Wow!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm glad you and your husband got to stay in the Presidential suite... You guys deserved it. They should have upgraded your room the day after your wedding.

 

Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post

 

The presidential suite is 2885 sq/ft heres where it describes it on the website. ( http://www.dreamsresorts.com/drerc/preferred-rooms.html ) The room has 1 half  bath and one full bath. A dining room that I think seats 8 and a living room with two sofas and a flat screen tv. The kitchen has bar seating and a full sized fridge stocked with premium sodas, waters, and little bottles of alcohol, there is also a microwave. The bathroom has a large vanity and a very large circular jacuzzi tub, a bigger shower than the regular suites and double sinks. The water closet has a toilet and a beday (spelling) there is a walk in closet with his and hers sides. The master is large (the photo on the website) it has a couch and seperate sitting table. The deck has 2 luxury lawn chairs, a patio set for 4 and a large jacuzzi tub. There are two walk out stairs to the beach and for mine the Barracuda bar was 4 ft from the bottom of the staircase. On the other side of the deck there is a very large plunge pool and then a couple more chairs for seating facing the ocean.

 

The stay in the suite was amazing, it was just a shame that we didn't have any of our guests still there to entertain them in there. I asked how much it was a night and I was told that it depends on season and they don't really rent it out (it could be a time share) but if they do it is about $800 a night.

 

P9250242.JPG   P9250244.JPG

 

P9250258.JPG

 

P9250264.JPG

 

P9250275.JPG

 

P9250277.JPG

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Are any of you planning on using Juan Navarro or another approved photographer for your pictures?  He provided me with different package list than Dreams had originally.  I'm wondering what happens to the pictures and album that we are supposed to receive with the ultimate package if we decide to use Juan?  I've emailed our coordinator, Lorena, about it, but I'm not expecting an answer anytime soon...

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Are any of you planning on using Juan Navarro or another approved photographer for your pictures?  He provided me with different package list than Dreams had originally.  I'm wondering what happens to the pictures and album that we are supposed to receive with the ultimate package if we decide to use Juan?  I've emailed our coordinator, Lorena, about it, but I'm not expecting an answer anytime soon...

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