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#3021 21aholden

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    Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:47 PM

    Originally Posted by mindylcarter
    That would depend on your travel date and if you are booking a group or not. We have booked 14+ ppl so far, and our travel dates are 10/1/10 - 10/8/10. With the "book 5 rooms get the 6th free" promo, the cost is less than $2500 per couple, and continues to go down when we reach the next level. That includes airfare. I believe our actual cost will be around $2000 per couple. That is for a garden view room. I highly suggest using a travel agent. My best friend is a TA, so I am fortunate in that regard. She is booking trips for a couple other girls from this site as well. If you would like her info, PM me and I will put you in touch. I have been astonished at the prices some are paying, but I am assuming they are going during peak season and are perhaps flying from more expensive locations. We are flying out of St Louis on a charter flight. But I have some guests flying out of other airports on commercial flights, and their costs were a little higher due to their airfare. Good luck!
    Thanks for the info!
    Ashley & Jeremy 6/16/2011

    #3022 ebernard4985

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      Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:33 AM

      Originally Posted by 21aholden
      Our wedding is June 16th 2011. The group rate we got was outrageous! Our TA said she is going to start negotiating the rate with the resort. I thought it would help to get specifics from other brides to move the process along. Fingers crossed it goes down. Thanks so much for the info!!
      Are you from Chicago I am in the suburbs and we are getting married this June. Our travel dates are the 14th to the 21st. We booked last August before the resort opened, so I am not sure if that played a role in my prices, but this is what we got based on double occupancy in deluxe garden view rooms:

      7 nights = $1078 per person
      5 nights = $775 per person
      4 nights = $636 per person

      We did the resort separate from the air fare. Everyone booked their air on their own and we all got it pretty cheap from O'Hare. I paid $294 round trip on American for non-stop flights. The most anyone paid for airfare was $388 round trip. Again, this is for this June, but I would imagine it would be pretty similar next June. If you haven't done so already, contact Hagen Sommer at the resort to get quotes. He is the group sales manager sales@dreamsrivieracancun.com.mx.

      Hope this helps!

      #3023 Laura22610

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        Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:35 AM

        Originally Posted by dee414
        I can't believe that our wedding is coming up in 25 days!! Time surely flew by.

        I have some questions for the brides that have already gotten married at DRC.

        We are having the cocktail hour before the reception. On the wedding contract, it says to pick one cold and one hot appetizer.

        There are 3 categories of the cold one's and 3 of the hot one's. Ana is so vague on answering my questions as usual. Does that mean I get to pick only one cold and one hot appetizer? Or do I get everything listed under the hot and cold appetizer category?

        Also, we have about 39 guests coming to the wedding. As far as the menus go..can we get the buffet menu if we have less than 40 people. I understand that it is mandatory if we have more than 40 people. Or do we only get the sit down dinner menu. If we choose the buffet, do we get everything on that menu or have to choose items under each category?
        As far as the cocktail hour menu...you choose 1 of the categories and get all of the appetizers listed under there - hot and cold. For example, we chose Mexican (which was soooooo good) and we got all of the hot and cold appetizers listed under Mexican.

        You can have the buffet if you have under 40 guests. I had 30 guests and we did the buffet. And same with the cocktail menu, you choose one category and get everything that is listed under it. We did change out the desserts though with desserts from other menus and Ana was very accommodating with the switching. We chose the Caribbean buffet and it was really good!

        Originally Posted by ursula
        Can anyone tell me the options for the reception sites? if anyone has any pictures could you please post or email me
        Well I am all packed and ready. I will be in Mexico at 4 pm tomorrow. The sad thing is the forecast calls for rain wednesday thur sunday. I am so bummed.

        NO RAIN VIBES PLEASE *************

        I will be taking lots of pictures and writing a review for all of you when I get back. If any other brides are going to be there this week maybe we can run into each other. My wedding will be on May 21 at 5:00 pm so feel free to come and hang out with us all lol
        Megan! Congrats and good luck with everything!! Your wedding will be beautiful!! Hope you have a great time!!

        #3024 amberm410

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          Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:49 AM

          Originally Posted by aj42781
          Hello, thank you for the info, i am using a travel agent that goes through apple...she never mentioned how i can just pay per person for room and get seperate airfair..thats a good idea im gonna email her about it right now. I do like the idea of not having to pay right smack upfront....very helpful...thank you
          I also booked my travel through a agent who is affiliated with Apple. We had 10 others flying down for our wedding and each package was calculated differently to get the best deal possible. I paid for our flight seperatly upfront and was able to get a way better deal than having apple arrange the flights with my package. Most of my other guests it worked out good being lumped together.

          #3025 amberm410

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            Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:58 AM

            Originally Posted by tsgnatko
            Can you take down your own fake flowers with you for your wedding party?
            I did! I ordered shavons wedding silks and carried them in my carry on. Even people watching the ceremony didn't know they were fake. LOL They look real!

            #3026 ursula

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              Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:04 PM

              Originally Posted by 21aholden
              When are you going and how many are in your group? I am working with a TA and the rate she got for just the hotel was more than $1175 for 4 nights. She is going to start negotiating the rate with the resort but I thought it might help if I got specifics from brides. Thanks!!
              There should be about 50-60 people in our group. We are going the first week of may. Well since my date is sun may 8th now, most people will prob be going thur-sun or fri-mon

              #3027 WestBacaniWedding

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                Posted 20 May 2010 - 02:56 PM

                Does anyone have Ana's phone number? I need to set my wedding date and she hasn't replied to my email which I sent 2 weeks ago. If anyone knows the best way to contact her please let me know! Thank You=)
                dream riviera cancun ~ may 10, 2011

                #3028 IvanG

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                  Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:15 PM

                  Originally Posted by WestBacaniWedding
                  Does anyone have Ana's phone number? I need to set my wedding date and she hasn't replied to my email which I sent 2 weeks ago. If anyone knows the best way to contact her please let me know! Thank You=)

                  Here you have the phone number:

                  Ana Maria Cruz
                  Coordinadora de Bodas/Weddings Coordinator
                  Dreams Riviera CancÂșn
                  Tel. 001 (52) 998 872.92.00 Ext. 7602 Fax 998 872 9201


                  #3029 AlisonJimmy

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                    Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:40 AM

                    Hey Ladies...I really need to order my linens. Does anyone know the size I would need for the tables for the reception I have waited so long and now wedding linens direct is out of stock on fuschia. I need to get them ASAP.

                    #3030 colleenandclint

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                      Posted 21 May 2010 - 01:20 PM

                      2011 Brides PEASE HELP!!!

                      my ta just informed me that dreams rc is not honoring group rates or discounts in 2011, simply bc they dont have to. I am set on having my wedding here and am really discouraged.

                      If anyone has 2011 rates please share.

                      Thank you all so much.

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