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#111 queena427

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    Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:27 PM

    Hi Dimenzi. The resort doesn't subtract the $799 for the free package if you get one of the more expensive packages.

    #112 Dimenzi

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      Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:06 AM

      I didn't realise that they didn't take the $799 for the basic wedding if I got an upgraded package. I was originally going to have our wedding at Excellence Riviera Cancun but have since changed to DRC due to the fact that a child will now be coming and Excellence take the basic package price off (US$850) if you go for a higher package.

      #113 lilly129

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        Posted 07 September 2009 - 12:32 PM

        Hi ladies - I'm booking Dreams RC for my wedding in September 2010 tomorrow! I can't wait!

        We're going to have about 65-70 people and we're planning to do a series of private events leading up to the actual wedding day - so the advice I got was to do the middle level package - for $2,076 and then do my add ons (private welcome dinner, upgrade the flowers, colored tablecloths, napkins, tiffany chairs etc) and it will still come out more cost effective then doing the most expensive package.

        Also - we have a family friend from Mexico City who was doing most of my emailing with Ana and several other wedding coordinators at various resorts - we found that with her emailing in spanish, responses were coming a bit faster...
        That and if you're working with a TA - I suggest cc'ing your TA on everything - that also speeds up the responses!

        #114 indy_chic

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          Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:27 PM

          Hi All,

          I've been engaged for almost 6 months and I'm having such a hard time trying to pick a resort - without a resort I can't confirm a wedding date. I've been looking at DRC for sometime but the more I research the more uncertainty I have.

          I received an email from Ana that listed the Silver , Gold and Platinum dinner/appetizer options. There were no traditional Mexican items listed plus from what I gathered from her emails the dinners are buffet style Does anyone if dinners can be customized? Are dinners private or at least semi private? Are the dinners plated or definite buffet??

          Thks.

          #115 queena427

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            Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:26 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by indy_chic
            Hi All,

            I've been engaged for almost 6 months and I'm having such a hard time trying to pick a resort - without a resort I can't confirm a wedding date. I've been looking at DRC for sometime but the more I research the more uncertainty I have.

            I received an email from Ana that listed the Silver , Gold and Platinum dinner/appetizer options. There were no traditional Mexican items listed plus from what I gathered from her emails the dinners are buffet style Does anyone if dinners can be customized? Are dinners private or at least semi private? Are the dinners plated or definite buffet??

            Thks.
            Hi,

            I believe you can do a sit down dinner. Buffet is just one of the options.

            #116 SDbeachgirl

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              Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:22 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by indy_chic
              Hi All,

              I've been engaged for almost 6 months and I'm having such a hard time trying to pick a resort - without a resort I can't confirm a wedding date. I've been looking at DRC for sometime but the more I research the more uncertainty I have.

              I received an email from Ana that listed the Silver , Gold and Platinum dinner/appetizer options. There were no traditional Mexican items listed plus from what I gathered from her emails the dinners are buffet style Does anyone if dinners can be customized? Are dinners private or at least semi private? Are the dinners plated or definite buffet??

              Thks.
              I was told that if you have over 40 people you get the buffet. The reason I actually think this is better is because you can only pick 1 plated dinner and everyone will have to eat this. Therefore, if anyone doesn't like fish, it is best to pick a beef dish. Of course there are those that do not eat beef, but I think it is safer than picking a fish dish. It just doesn't seem ideal.

              #117 SDbeachgirl

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                Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:26 AM

                Hi all,

                I received an email from Ana and she informed me that the 2 photographers that she works with are:

                Sweet Caribbean ? Wedding photo and principal
                (Juan Navarro)
                These are the photographers that come with the wedding package. She also told me that if I would like to use another photographer, I can let her know and she will "see what she can do". Of course since the wedding package comes with a photographer I am gong to research these. I have read a few posts on Juan Navarro but haven't heard anything about Sweet Caribbean Photography. Has anyone read any reviews on this?

                #118 Dimenzi

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                  Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:29 AM

                  I got this from Ana in relation to additional costs over the 20 guests in the various packages. These are the 2010 prices. Does anyone know if this includes the cocktail hour?

                  the cost per additional person on the wedding packages is as follow:

                  Silver or Gold Menu

                  $48 usd + 15% Service + 10% Tax

                  Includes 3 hours International Open Bar
                  per person


                  Menu only applies for Dreams of Love & Dreams Ultimate Pkg


                  Platinum Menu

                  $55 usd + 15% Service + 10% Tax

                  Includes 3 hours International Open Bar
                  per person


                  Special Menu

                  $60 usd + 15% Service + 10% Tax

                  Includes 3 hours International Open Bar
                  per person

                  #119 RCBlondie

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                    Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:42 AM

                    I too received an email from Ana today and she gave me the pricing document specific for DRC. Below is the copy paste. I will also attach the document for those who have enough points to open it.

                    Cocktail & Appetizers

                    Gold or Silver Menu Appetizers $26 usd + 15% Service + 10 % Tax
                    (+) 1 hour International Open Bar
                    (Valid only for Dreams of love & Dreams Ultimate Pkgs.)

                    Platinum Menu Appetizers $33 usd + 15% Service + 10% Tax
                    (+) 1 hour International Open Bar

                    Special Menu Appetizers35 usd + 15% Service + 10% Tax
                    (+) 1 hour International Open Bar

                    Adittional international Open Bar $15 usd + 15% Service + 10% Tax
                    Per Person Per Hour

                    Additional Champagne Bottle for Toast $40 usd +15% de Service per bottle

                    Reception / Sit down dinner or Buffet

                    Silver or Gold Menu$48 usd + 15% Service + 10% Tax per person
                    Includes 3 hours International Open Bar
                    Menu only applies for Dreams of Love & Dreams Ultimate Pkg

                    Platinum Menu $55 usd + 15% Service + 10% Tax per person
                    Includes 3 hours International Open Bar

                    Special Menu $60 usd + 15% Service + 10% Tax per person
                    Includes 3 hours International Open Bar

                    Adittional Hour International Open Bar $ 15 usd + 15% Service + 10% Taxper person per hour

                    Additional Champagne Bottle for Toast 40 usd + 15% Service per bottle


                    ** Sit Down dinner on the beach valid if less than 30 people only,
                    If more than 40 people buffet style will apply.




                    From what I gather, these prices are the costs above and beyond the first 20 guests attending the wedding when you have one of the Dreams of Love or the Dreams Ultimate pkg. If you do the basic package then the dinner would be the price for each guest.

                    Depending on which services/elements you want for your wedding, the basic package with the add on's could be less expensive but ask Ana to price it out for you. Also, you should be able to change your package choice before the wedding. Just waiting to hear from Ana about how much notice they will need to accommodate this.

                     

                     

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                    #120 Laura22610

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                      Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:57 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by SDbeachgirl
                      Hi all,

                      I received an email from Ana and she informed me that the 2 photographers that she works with are:

                      Sweet Caribbean ? Wedding photo and principal
                      (Juan Navarro)
                      These are the photographers that come with the wedding package. She also told me that if I would like to use another photographer, I can let her know and she will "see what she can do". Of course since the wedding package comes with a photographer I am gong to research these. I have read a few posts on Juan Navarro but haven't heard anything about Sweet Caribbean Photography. Has anyone read any reviews on this?
                      I received a similar email from Ana about the photographers. She told me the photographer from Sweet Caribbean Photo was Daniela. I tried to search on google and on here for reviews of Sweet Caribbean/Daniela and couldn't find any. I am not sure what I am going to do about a photographer. Ana also sent me the pricing for the photography packages. I just wish the packages allowed more time with the photographer...the longest time I saw was 3 hours. I love pictures and want to have a ton!




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