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#10491 Rach0636

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    Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

    Originally Posted by Savs1027 


    No problem!! I feel like I FINALLY have everything together!! I guess that's good since we leave Thursday! haha!!

    I still haven't heard from the DJ, but I'm just going to try to relax and not worry about it. If I have to work with someone else when I get there, that's what I have to do!!! 

     

    I'll try to post when I'm there just to let everyone know about the check in, etc just to ease some minds! And of course post a review when we return!

    I just convinced my other half to get the dance floor as well. It makes everything look way more fun!



    #10492 brookers03

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      Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

      Anyone else getting married in January?? It's getting so close. We are getting married jan 26!

      #10493 Cbert22

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        Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

        Hello Ladies,

         

        I got married at Dreams on 11/30 and i have to say that it far surpassed all of my expectations! Having a destination wedding and choosing Dreams were the best decisions we ever made and you will NOT regret it!! Below is a brief review. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any questions as I was not able to get too detailed here and there are plenty of things I have left out. I know how hard it is to plan this so I am happy to help in any way I can, although I may not be checking this forum much anymore.

        cbert22@hotmail.com subject line: Question regarding wedding at Dreams

         

        Arrival Date 11/28

        Wedding Date 11/30

        45 guests/ 47 total attendees

         

        Welcome Dinner: Seaside Grill

        I ended up paying the 15 per person to have the welcome dinner. It was totally worth it in my opinion. We just felt like we should have another event planned for all of our guests since they had travelled from so far to be there. We had the restaurant all to ourselves and it was wonderful. The food and service was great and we used this time to give out our welcome bags. I highly recommend doing this if you are able. It was also a great was to have our guests mingle ahead of time so they already were aquainted prior to the wedding

         

        Ceremony: Time/Location- 3:30pm @ North Beach

        Best location as far as privacy goes. There was still a few beach goers that stayed and watched but it was nothing compared to some of the other weddings i saw at the gazebo and south beach. They set up beautifully and the backdrop was gorgeous. I stayed in the Presidential suite the night before the wedding with some of my bridesmaids which was perfect as we literally walked out the sliding doors to the ceremony. It also allowed for ample space and great pictures.

         

        Cocktail Hour: Time/Location- 4:30-5:30pm @ Desires Terrace

        We were off taking pictures for most of the time so we missed the cocktail hour. We showed up for the last 15mins.

        It’s a very nice location but it does get a little stuffy

        We got the Caribbean Trio and they were fabulous (so i heard). Everyone enjoyed them

         

        Reception: Time/Location- 6:30-10:30p @ South Beach

        I LOVED this location!!! I had my heart set on the pool deck from the very beginning but it was booked on my date so i had to go with the south beach. Even when i got there and saw how beautiful the deck was i was mildly depressed. I even started second guessing myself as to why I didn’t change my date. But the moment i saw my reception set up i was beyond thrilled! It was beyond my wildest dreams. They did an amazing job with the set up and our group felt totally secluded. It was perfect!! We had the Caribbean Buffett with some modifications to account for vegan guests. It was delicious. The staff was amazing and our guests were impressed by the level of service all around. Also, I didn’t pay for any lighting at all and the set up they did was amazing. Save your money!!!! 

         

        Hair/Makeup: ANA 

        She was amazing!!! I was super concerned with getting my makeup done by a total stranger so before i left i went to Nars cosmetics here in LA  and had a two hour make up session/tutorial and bought all new makeup. When i went for my trial with Ana at Dreams the day before the wedding i showed her the makeup and explained what i could remember from my trial in LA (which was not much) and then i let her at it. She finished in 15mins and it looked even better than my previous trial. She did an amazing job on my hair as well. Definitely recommend her!!

         

        Wedding Coordinator: Gina

        Gina was amazing. Knowing that i only had one day to meet with everyone (since i was only in town the day before the wedding) she set up meetings with everyone for us. We just arrived at the wedding office at 10am and then the different folks rotated to meet with us. Gina was on top of everything and she really tried to help out wherever she could.

         

        Photography: Frank (Adventures)

        This was one of the biggest highlights of the entire experience. As you know, most of the reviews on this site are for Anel, so I was dead set on having her shoot our wedding. I had been bugging her from the beginning asking if she could shoot my wedding but she was unable to commit to me since she wasn’t sure of her schedule. When we finally met with her the day of the wedding she informed me that she was not going to be able to shoot us. I was devastated at the time since I had no info on any of the other photographers, however Frank far exceeded any expectations i could have had. My wedding pictures are breathtaking. He creates the most magical set ups and his photos are truly pieces of art. We also did the Trash the Dress with Frank which was by far the best decision we made. We opted to pay an additional fee to shoot the photos at a fresh water cave near Playa Del Carmen. The pictures are out of this world amazing. It was a lot of work and not the most comfortable experience, but the pictures i now have are priceless. Frank has an amazing eye and is a pleasure to be around.  I cannot recommend Frank or the Trash the Dress session enough.

         

        DJ: Cesar

        Cesar was great. We did provide him with a bunch of music that we wanted played but he also filled in the gaps with great choices. Everyone danced and had a great time. He also threw in the dance floor for free since we ended up adding an extra hour to the reception which was amazing!!

         

        Overall, I had the most amazing wedding ever!! I would not change a thing!!! All of my guests have told me that it was the best wedding they had ever attended (which is all i ever wanted :) ). Dreams was the perfect choice for us and I can’t wait to go back there!!!!

         

        Good luck to all you future brides. You are going to have the time of your lives....I’m jealous :) 



        #10494 Savs1027

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          Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

          Originally Posted by Rach0636 

          I just convinced my other half to get the dance floor as well. It makes everything look way more fun!

          awesome!!! I think it'll be worth it just for the pictures!!



          #10495 Savs1027

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            Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

            finally heard from the DJ just in the nick of time!!! He said everything was under control :) 

             

             

            I can't believe it's already here!!!! I thought I'd be a nervous wreck and freaking out but I'm just so ready to be there and get married! I'll see some of you ladies there and I'll be back soon with a review!!!!!!



            #10496 Dominique 161

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              Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:08 AM

              Originally Posted by Savs1027 


              If they say that it still has to be 50 I would point out that you know of other brides that have had it for less than 50 people and ask if it's something new. Get an explanation. That's so weird that they wont let you have it.

              I agree..

               

              I wanted the buffet but they said i couldnt have it beacuse i didnt have enough people.

               

              I told them i knew other brides had the buffet with only 27 guests, now she has confirmed i can have the buffet :)

               

              just keep asking.. Good luck!



              #10497 TIGERLILYODP

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                Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:57 AM

                thanks savs I will I'm still waiting for my wedding pack from the travel agent too it's been ages xxx

                #10498 AmynBeau

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                  Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:43 AM

                  Add me to 5/3/13!



                  #10499 Rach0636

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                    Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

                    Originally Posted by brookers03 

                    Anyone else getting married in January?? It's getting so close. We are getting married jan 26!

                    I am getting married on January 28th! We will see you there!!!



                    #10500 Rach0636

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                      Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

                      Originally Posted by Savs1027 

                      finally heard from the DJ just in the nick of time!!! He said everything was under control :) 

                       

                       

                      I can't believe it's already here!!!! I thought I'd be a nervous wreck and freaking out but I'm just so ready to be there and get married! I'll see some of you ladies there and I'll be back soon with a review!!!!!!

                      Yay! Good luck and have a blast!






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