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Hi Emily,

 

You sound like you're freaking, which was me a few months ago. I'm used to all communication being efficient and their response time literally drove me nuts. If you can swing a site visit, I would 100% recommend that. If you can't, don't worry. The one thing I did realize as a result of that visit was that they note EVERYTHING. Response time stinks but they really do know what they are doing and are (almost) a wedding factory. We also liked that this resort is relatively smaller compared to other places we've gone to before and makes it easier to find your guests/friends at the pool area.

 

We got a travel agent and got a group rate for our guests. Anyone who wanted to book (and almost all our guests did that) got that rate. Get a travel agent, they'll make your life a million times easier.

 

We sent all our friends STD info on how to book their trip. We sent them the official wedding invitation but ended up changing the ceremony time after we met with our WC on the site visit. We made a facebook group and sent all our guest any info like that on there. Most were on board, others were word of mouth. They understand that some of the details may not happen until later so were very understanding.

 

Good luck with your planning!!!

 

Originally Posted by EmilyT go_quote.gif

can anyone share what their guests are paying to come  ? since making my wedding date switch to march 1st we already have friends and family booking their flights ;) i am very happy i made the change although someone else from the resort emailed me to confirm and lorena has yet to say anything to me. i wish she would email me just to say she understands and is on board. ( the other person who emailed me the confirmation cc'd her on all of it ). it is VERY tough communicating with them. now i want to send out my invitations and put the time of the ceremony on them but sicne the date is different im not sure what time my ceremony will be, i assume it will take weeks before i get an answer which reallly makes me nuts. such simple things i need answers too and cant get them! just curious to compare some of the costs with u guys. . . right now it seems 3 nights for my wedding is costing my guests around 1200 each. im wondering what kind of group deals you guys got so i can compare.... thank you ;)

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Your pics are absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!!! :)

 

 

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Hi Ladies,

 

I had my wedding there last month on July 26.  Thought I would share my slideshow for anyone interested.

 

http://paulcobophotography.zenfolio.com/p112922676/h3AE80B76#h3ae80b76

 

It was beautiful and I had the time of my life.  Rained right after the ceremony but didnt phase us.  Good luck to all the brides!!! xox

 

Sophia

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To ALL of you AMAZING ladies,

 

We leave tomorrow (OMG!!!) and our wedding is on Sunday. No idea where the last year has gone. I'm a little freaked out but SOO excited at the same time. THANK YOU ALL for all the advice/answers/reviews/slideshows/everything over the last year. I couldn't have planned this without everyone's input. This forum was the best invention possible, I really have you all to thank for not going insane. THANKS AGAIN!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by EmilyT View Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Emily, can you email these to me?? My email is Rach0636@aol.com

 

Im so jealous that you got an email back!!! My wedding coordinator is new and her name is Gina (different from Evangelina), so im hoping to hear from her soon! Im sure it helped a lot to actually get a form showing all of your choices! :)

Dreams Riviera Cancun Weddings Locations[1].pdf

Dreams_Wedding_Timeline[1].pdf

WEDDING%20PLANNER%20FORM[1].docx

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Does anyone know for the legal ceremonies, does the justice of the peace speak Spanish only or will they also perform the ceremony in English? I heard that they'll only do it in Spanish but all the videos I've seen are in English. Hopefully someone can provide an answer!

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Originally Posted by EmilyT View Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Emily- would you mind emailing thse to me? laurenblick1@gmail.com  Gina never mentioned these to me or sent them to me. It says that I am not allowed to view them for some reason.

THANKS!!!

Dreams Riviera Cancun Weddings Locations[1].pdf

Dreams_Wedding_Timeline[1].pdf

WEDDING%20PLANNER%20FORM[1].docx

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HEY GIRLS,

 

 I just fwd the email from Lorena to me to you guys... i think i sent it to 5 or 6 of you, so if  i missed someone just send me your email again. Its the whole email she wrote me, I figured that would help you guys.... obviously some of it only pertains to my wedding and it even includes our credit card confirmation lol but just ignore that. im glad I helped :) My email is EmilyTodaro@Yahoo.com

 

also about Fantasy Island.... id love more info on it if anyone has chosen it, if its just a set up around the pool I wonder what it is thats costing the xtra money ???

 

 

and about the lounge furniture on the beach i do believe the cost is 1500..  but if you look at my attachments when they show the " south beach " option for the cocktail hour they dont show an extra cost, but other pictures do show the extra cost so maybe they have changed their minds ? hmm i guess we shall see! also notice "desires terrace" is not listed as an option so I guess thats not so easy to get!

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thank you! Yes I was freaking because I had to change the date due to the holiday week & wasn't getting any answers from Lorena but she finally let me know that shes aware of the date change, and that she knows the menu I confirmed with Yamina and I am much better now lol!!! i originally sent out save the dates with 2.22 on them and im getting married 3.1 now LOL! talk about a monkey wrench BUT we told pretty much everyoen and we already have 20 guests who booked their flights and have held rooms through our travel agent.... i didnt send out my official invitations yet because I was waiting for a ceremony time which I finally got! YaY ;) & I was waiting for menu confirmation to put the options on my response cards (So this is what had me so stressed- the date change & not being able to send out invitations!! ) so by the end of Sept my official invitations will be in the mail with the new date on it, although I realize they are pretty pointless since everyone who is coming already knows the details lol guess i was stressin for no reason! ;)

 

 

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Hi Emily,

 

You sound like you're freaking, which was me a few months ago. I'm used to all communication being efficient and their response time literally drove me nuts. If you can swing a site visit, I would 100% recommend that. If you can't, don't worry. The one thing I did realize as a result of that visit was that they note EVERYTHING. Response time stinks but they really do know what they are doing and are (almost) a wedding factory. We also liked that this resort is relatively smaller compared to other places we've gone to before and makes it easier to find your guests/friends at the pool area.

 

We got a travel agent and got a group rate for our guests. Anyone who wanted to book (and almost all our guests did that) got that rate. Get a travel agent, they'll make your life a million times easier.

 

We sent all our friends STD info on how to book their trip. We sent them the official wedding invitation but ended up changing the ceremony time after we met with our WC on the site visit. We made a facebook group and sent all our guest any info like that on there. Most were on board, others were word of mouth. They understand that some of the details may not happen until later so were very understanding.

 

Good luck with your planning!!!

 

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