Originally Posted by kellykellz
I got married at Dreams Riviera Cancun on Saturday 12/8/12 at 3:00pm on the North Beach. Our reception was on the pool terrace. It was the most perfect day! I will write a review soon with photos, but I wanted to let you future brides know that they are awesome! Everything was absolutely perfect! I was really worried at first since I had not spoke to my wedding coordinator Gabi, but once I was there, she was really on top of things. These ladies know what they are doing. You have nothing to worry about!!
The food was AMAZING! We had the Ultimate package and chose the sit down dinner with the beef and chicken. The shrimp appetizer was DELICIOUS, and all of our guests really loved the salmon appetizer as well. Our guests said the wedding food was the best food they had there, however all of the food at the resort is good! All of our guests said this is one of the best all inclusive resorts they had ever been to!
Also, since we had 40 people, we skipped the cocktail hour and traded in the cost of food & beverage for the cocktail hour to accomodate our additional guests at the dinner reception. We also extended the reception for 1 hour. All of our guests went to the lobby bar for cocktails while we were getting photos. They did not seem to mind at all.
We also got the Mariachi trio with our package and used them for the ceremony. The music they played during the ceremony was really beautiful and added to the authenticity of a wedding in Mexico.
The DJ was awesome! We had Mauricio and we gave him a song list of songs we definitely wanted played. He also included some songs that got our parents and older folks out on the dance floor.
Although we had the Ultimate package, we did hire an outside photographer to shoot our wedding and TTD. We hired Gonzalo Nunez. He and his assistant Giuliana were AWESOME!! I canâ€™t wait to see his photos. However with the Ultimate Package, you get 50 photos from Adventure photos. We used these photos to take pictures of us around the resort. They did an amazing job too! It was great, because now we have 3 sets of different pictures.
I will write more later, but I just wanted to say that you all are making a great decision by getting married at this resort!! Let me know if you have any ?'s. Reading this thread and messaging some of the people on here helped me immensely, if I can be of any help to you, please let me know. :-)
Thank you kelly! I cant wait to see your pictures!!!! That definitely gives me some piece of mind. Did you make all final decisions for everything including flowers and stuff when you met with your coordinator down there?