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#10681 Savs1027

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    Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

    Hello! We got married at DRC last month and we opted for the "fake" cocktail hour and used the money towards our dinner. It worked out great because all of our guests were on the beach anyway watching us take pictures. We took pictures really close to the beach bar so everyone stood there and drank and watched us take pics. 

     

    We had our reception on the deck so I cant really speak for seaside grill, but I don't think the dance floor is needed anywhere escept if you were to have your reception on the beach. We had it only because I liked the way it looked in pictures. I saw a reception while we were there on the pool terrace that didn't have a dance floor and everyone was still having a blast!

     

    The 1 kid at our reception who was 11 did not count towards our number.

    Originally Posted by kerrimaxwell 

    Hi! I am new to this site. We are having a Jul 2013 wedding at Dreams Riviera.  I have a million questions and I'm totally overwhelmed. As of now we chose to have a beach ceremony, cocktail hour on the deck, and the reception at Seaside Grill.

     

     I have seen some threads here saying people did not think it was worth having the cocktail hour since guests can go to any bar and hang out while pics are being taken...I am looking for more feedback on that. 

     

    Also, we plan on using the Mexican Music Trio for the ceremony... and a DJ for the reception. Is a dance floor necessary at Seaside Grill? Or can we just dance in a regular area?

     

    Are kids counted into the guest count at the wedding?

     

    Does anyone have the menu choices from the wedding coordinator? The gold menu comes with our package but we have no idea what it entails since it is not in the wedding guide.

     

    TIA! Many more questions to come...



    #10682 Newbride2013

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      Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

      I have two questions 1. What time does the barracuda beach stay open til? 2. Is the bride responsible to pay for her bridesmaids hair & make up?

      #10683 Newbride2013

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        Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

        Sorry, what time does the barracuda beach bar stay open til?

        #10684 ashley822

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          Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

          I have two questions 1. What time does the barracuda beach stay open til? 2. Is the bride responsible to pay for her bridesmaids hair & make up?

          The beach bar stays open until 6pm. We just got back and had an amazing time! The bartenders at that bar are really fun! I didn't end up paying for my bridesmaids hair and make-up. I had already gotten them other gifts so I asked them if they wanted to get theirs done instead of requiring it. They both said yes and paying for it was no problem!

          #10685 kerrimaxwell

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            Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

            Has anybody gotten officially married before Mexico and then just had the symbolic ceremony there? This is what my fiance and I plan on doing as the Mexico marriage requirements are a PIA!  That being said we don't plan on telling our guests about this. ..does the ceremony appear to be the real deal? 



            #10686 kerrimaxwell

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              Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

              Another Question...

               

              I know the basic wedding package that is $999 is included with the 7 night stay... we are upgrading to the top of the line package..do they give you any sort of credit towards anything since you are foregoing the free one? TIA! This site is so helpful!



              #10687 Savs1027

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                Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

                We did! We got married on the saturday before we left at our church and then left for Mexico on Thursday. I think most people do it like this from what I hear. Most of our guests knew that it we did that, but if we didn't tell them, they probably wouldn't have known. The officiant is a minister and you even sign a document there during the ceremony. 

                Originally Posted by kerrimaxwell 

                Has anybody gotten officially married before Mexico and then just had the symbolic ceremony there? This is what my fiance and I plan on doing as the Mexico marriage requirements are a PIA!  That being said we don't plan on telling our guests about this. ..does the ceremony appear to be the real deal? 



                #10688 Savs1027

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                  Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

                  Nope, no credit! But you really are getting so much more for you money if you upgrade. If you calculate everything you get it's well over the $3000 you're paying. I calculated everything out before deciding which package to go with.

                  Originally Posted by kerrimaxwell 

                  Another Question...

                   

                  I know the basic wedding package that is $999 is included with the 7 night stay... we are upgrading to the top of the line package..do they give you any sort of credit towards anything since you are foregoing the free one? TIA! This site is so helpful!



                  #10689 Rach0636

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                    Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

                    Originally Posted by kerrimaxwell 

                    Has anybody gotten officially married before Mexico and then just had the symbolic ceremony there? This is what my fiance and I plan on doing as the Mexico marriage requirements are a PIA!  That being said we don't plan on telling our guests about this. ..does the ceremony appear to be the real deal? 

                    We did this! We actually got married a month ago at the courthouse but havent told any of our guests :)



                    #10690 MCree

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                      Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

                      Hey ladies!  Sorry I havent been on here in a while! I finally got around to posting my planning thread.  I just wanted to fill in my DRC brides since this thread was an insane help for me! Happy planning!!! :) 






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