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#11251 bgarcia1026

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    Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

    Originally Posted by browmegan 

    The time is flying by way too quickly. Less than 9 months until our big day in January but I have bought a dress so that is exciting. How far in advance did you request final confirmation (RSVP) from your guests that are attending?? We leave for our friends' wedding May 6 and it is in Tulum so we are going to go and check out the Dreams Riviera while we are there. I can't wait, hope everyone elses planning is going well :)

    I loved getting my dress! I bought it in October, which is kind of early, but hey when you know what you want you get it 

     

    We requested that our RSVP cards be returned 2 months before the wedding, so April 7th for our June 7th wedding.  I didn't want to worry about people still trying to book or thinking about booking right before the wedding.  Plus I have to give Gina my menu selection numbers 30 days before hand.

     

    For the people that are pretty serious you will get responses back quickly.



    #11252 Savs1027

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      Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:30 PM

      Originally Posted by BettyT 

      Hi, so does that mean we don't need to tip if we're getting charged that service fee?

       

      Thanks,
      Betty

      we still tipped! Everyone goes above and beyond to make the day perfect!! 



      #11253 cmi1205

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        Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

        Originally Posted by JustNoelle 

         

        Beautiful pics!!! You look gorgeous and both of you look sooo happy. I'm am glad you enjoyed yourself. Did you choose the ballroom or did it rain so you had to move?

        Thank you! No it was the only day that it rained ALL day! The rain only stopped for a couple hours, thank goodness long enough for us to at least have our ceremony on the beach.



        #11254 kellynnrose

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        • Wedding Date:May 24, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun
        • LocationPuerto Morelos, Mexico

        Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

        thanks!



        #11255 TaraLynn770

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        • Wedding Date:May 4, 2014
        • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun
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        Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

        Hi Everyone,

        i have been reading this site for about a month as i was trying to get in contact with someone from Dreams Riviera Cancun about having my wedding there. After complaining to my travel agent a couple times, i received a phone call from DRC but the problem is i couldnt understand the name of the person who contacted me. i asked a couple of times and still couldnt figure it out so i just went on becuase i felt like i had so many questions and wanted to get the most out of my call since i know its impossible to get a hold of them. over the phone we decided on a date for me May 4, 2014 to have a beach wedding at 6pm and then the pool terrace/deck for the reception since i said i may have over 60 people. she told me she would reserve this for me and email me the forms to lock this in definitely once i sent my deposit. she said her holding my reservation is only good for a week but i still havent received any email from her yet! its making me nervous as the original date i wanted was booked with 4 weddings already so i do not want to lose this date as well. i went online and filled out the wedding request form, is there anything else i should do? or is there any email address that they actually respond to? thanks!



        #11256 EmilyT

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          Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

          Hey girls, sorry I never came back to write a review ( was married at DRC on march 1st and loved everything about it ), but I am an RN who works 5 days a week and a FULL TIME student and mom on top of it so whenever I get a chance to be on the computer I am typing something for school! I will write a review soon though I promise!!!

           

          ANyway I just received my wedding video from Mike Cantarell and I would say i am about 85% happy lol I am very picky.. some of the sound quality was a little poor ( just for a few minutes during the reception ) and my cocktail hour was him basically filming the mariachi trio which was not what i pictured.. i thoiught it would be more of my guests mingling and the cocktail hour was beautiful ( on desires terrace ) and i dont think he really captured that aspect at all. it was like a mariachi concert lol i thought maybe he would get my guests to speak and so forth but that part was just dissapointing. also he didnt use most of the songs i sent him ( he asked for about 7 songs ) and used like maybe 4 total. I would still recommend that company however ( my video man was Eduardo )

           

          I did not receive a highlight video from them that I thought I would receive. I know girls on here had posted their videos and I wanted to post mine but he never sent me anything except the final copy via mail. Does anyone know why this might be? does it come later on? Also I wish I would have paid for one extra hour because I had 5 hours of coverage and it did not get my cake cutting ;(

           

          Overall though I think my wedding was amazing- I loved the pool deck and my beach ceremony. I think it is the perfect location. My gurests are still talking about. Also the resorts DJ played great music ( we sent a list ) and i dont see any reason to use an outside DJ. The food was excellent was well.

           

          Here is my slideshow for anyone who didnt see it.. photographer was Santiago



          #11257 bgarcia1026

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            Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

            Originally Posted by EmilyT 

            Hey girls, sorry I never came back to write a review ( was married at DRC on march 1st and loved everything about it ), but I am an RN who works 5 days a week and a FULL TIME student and mom on top of it so whenever I get a chance to be on the computer I am typing something for school! I will write a review soon though I promise!!!

             

            ANyway I just received my wedding video from Mike Cantarell and I would say i am about 85% happy lol I am very picky.. some of the sound quality was a little poor ( just for a few minutes during the reception ) and my cocktail hour was him basically filming the mariachi trio which was not what i pictured.. i thoiught it would be more of my guests mingling and the cocktail hour was beautiful ( on desires terrace ) and i dont think he really captured that aspect at all. it was like a mariachi concert lol i thought maybe he would get my guests to speak and so forth but that part was just dissapointing. also he didnt use most of the songs i sent him ( he asked for about 7 songs ) and used like maybe 4 total. I would still recommend that company however ( my video man was Eduardo )

             

            I did not receive a highlight video from them that I thought I would receive. I know girls on here had posted their videos and I wanted to post mine but he never sent me anything except the final copy via mail. Does anyone know why this might be? does it come later on? Also I wish I would have paid for one extra hour because I had 5 hours of coverage and it did not get my cake cutting ;(

             

            Overall though I think my wedding was amazing- I loved the pool deck and my beach ceremony. I think it is the perfect location. My gurests are still talking about. Also the resorts DJ played great music ( we sent a list ) and i dont see any reason to use an outside DJ. The food was excellent was well.

             

            Here is my slideshow for anyone who didnt see it.. photographer was Santiago

             

            You looked beautiful and so happy!  

             

            Santiago took some great photos.  I especially love the one of the little boy (your son?) holding the maraca with you and your husband in the background!

             

            Looking at your pictures got me super excited for my wedding.  I can't wait.  

             

            Quick question, did you send the DJ a full list (songs and artists) or just artists that you wanted him to play?



            #11258 elsa s

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              Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

              Originally Posted by EmilyT 

              Hey girls, sorry I never came back to write a review ( was married at DRC on march 1st and loved everything about it ), but I am an RN who works 5 days a week and a FULL TIME student and mom on top of it so whenever I get a chance to be on the computer I am typing something for school! I will write a review soon though I promise!!!

               

              ANyway I just received my wedding video from Mike Cantarell and I would say i am about 85% happy lol I am very picky.. some of the sound quality was a little poor ( just for a few minutes during the reception ) and my cocktail hour was him basically filming the mariachi trio which was not what i pictured.. i thoiught it would be more of my guests mingling and the cocktail hour was beautiful ( on desires terrace ) and i dont think he really captured that aspect at all. it was like a mariachi concert lol i thought maybe he would get my guests to speak and so forth but that part was just dissapointing. also he didnt use most of the songs i sent him ( he asked for about 7 songs ) and used like maybe 4 total. I would still recommend that company however ( my video man was Eduardo )

               

              I did not receive a highlight video from them that I thought I would receive. I know girls on here had posted their videos and I wanted to post mine but he never sent me anything except the final copy via mail. Does anyone know why this might be? does it come later on? Also I wish I would have paid for one extra hour because I had 5 hours of coverage and it did not get my cake cutting ;(

               

              Overall though I think my wedding was amazing- I loved the pool deck and my beach ceremony. I think it is the perfect location. My gurests are still talking about. Also the resorts DJ played great music ( we sent a list ) and i dont see any reason to use an outside DJ. The food was excellent was well.

               

              Here is my slideshow for anyone who didnt see it.. photographer was Santiago

              Hi Emily....

              your pics are amazing!!!! this just got me more excited... I have santiago as well for my wedding... and i hired mike cantarell... did you send him your songs for your video in advance? 

              also... how was your hair and makeup? I'm so nervous for this part... and did u pay a fee for mike  to the hotel? and howmuch did u tip mike?... sorry im just trying to figure it all out 



              #11259 LindseyM

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                Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

                Originally Posted by EmilyT 

                Hey girls, sorry I never came back to write a review ( was married at DRC on march 1st and loved everything about it ), but I am an RN who works 5 days a week and a FULL TIME student and mom on top of it so whenever I get a chance to be on the computer I am typing something for school! I will write a review soon though I promise!!!

                 

                ANyway I just received my wedding video from Mike Cantarell and I would say i am about 85% happy lol I am very picky.. some of the sound quality was a little poor ( just for a few minutes during the reception ) and my cocktail hour was him basically filming the mariachi trio which was not what i pictured.. i thoiught it would be more of my guests mingling and the cocktail hour was beautiful ( on desires terrace ) and i dont think he really captured that aspect at all. it was like a mariachi concert lol i thought maybe he would get my guests to speak and so forth but that part was just dissapointing. also he didnt use most of the songs i sent him ( he asked for about 7 songs ) and used like maybe 4 total. I would still recommend that company however ( my video man was Eduardo )

                 

                I did not receive a highlight video from them that I thought I would receive. I know girls on here had posted their videos and I wanted to post mine but he never sent me anything except the final copy via mail. Does anyone know why this might be? does it come later on? Also I wish I would have paid for one extra hour because I had 5 hours of coverage and it did not get my cake cutting ;(

                 

                Overall though I think my wedding was amazing- I loved the pool deck and my beach ceremony. I think it is the perfect location. My gurests are still talking about. Also the resorts DJ played great music ( we sent a list ) and i dont see any reason to use an outside DJ. The food was excellent was well.

                 

                Here is my slideshow for anyone who didnt see it.. photographer was Santiago

                I didn't get my cake cutting either.  :(  I just asked Mike for my highlight a zillion times and he sent it.  :)  Was there a highlight on your final copy?  Ask if they can just upload it for you!  I'm sad we can't see it!



                #11260 EmilyT

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                  Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:24 AM

                  Originally Posted by bgarcia1026 

                   

                  You looked beautiful and so happy!  

                   

                  Santiago took some great photos.  I especially love the one of the little boy (your son?) holding the maraca with you and your husband in the background!

                   

                  Looking at your pictures got me super excited for my wedding.  I can't wait.  

                   

                  Quick question, did you send the DJ a full list (songs and artists) or just artists that you wanted him to play?

                  About a week before we left for Mexico I decided to just sit and google music that we like and make a list of songs and artists. I also just gave a small list of artists we like so that he could have an idea of what we like. for instance, i put some freestyle songs on there from like the 90's that he may not have thought to play and every one of my guests was dancing and singing all of the words. i asked for mainly house/dance music and added a few older hip hop songs and honestly my guests said it was one of the best music at a wedding even compared to a regular wedding in NY. I paid for the ecxtra hour so my party went until 11 and I think it was great because from about 9:30 to 11 all my guests did was dance. i dont have professional pictures of everyone on the dance floor but i have ones that friends took where we are all holding balloons and so forth and it really was awesome. I would send him SOMETHING!




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