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#3871 AlisonJimmy

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    Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:34 AM

    Originally Posted by Boo
    an extra ceremony hour, ie, still having wait staff on hand is USD 15 per guest.

    For us dinner reception starts at 6, DJ is 6 to 10, so technically our 3 hour reception is 6 to 9, Ana literarly wanted to say that they will start tare down at 9 pm, and wheel tables around our 'dance floor' jeez gotta love when logic goes completely out of the window! Anyhow, she agreed to not tare down till 10, but 10 pm sharp she will. 10 pm is their quite hour anyway. Whew okie - night!
    I think my reception begins at 8 pm. So I guess it will end at 11 right? I definitely want the extra hour. I can't believe she said they would start taking everything away while your reception was still going on! That is insane! I will definitely have to talk to her about that when I get there. Totally nuts!

    #3872 AlisonJimmy

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      Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:35 AM

      Originally Posted by LindsayMichelle
      Hey everyone! I'm new to the boards and am so excited to say we've booked our date: July 23, 2011! One year from tomorrow! I'm sure it will go fast though..

      Can't wait to plan with you all throughout the next year!

      Lindsay =)

      Lindsay & Frank 7/23/11
      Congratulations Lindsay!! Welcome!! This forum has helped me so much!! Enjoy it!

      #3873 AlisonJimmy

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        Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:53 AM

        Ladies...if I want to have a welcome dinner, do I have to wait until I get there or can I email the restaurant directly. I know Ana said that one restaurant closes every night so we have to wait to see what will be opened. But I would like to get in touch with ElPatio. Does anyone have their email?

        #3874 allegraapple

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          Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:35 AM

          Originally Posted by sammy2882
          Can anyone recommend a place for my guests to meet for "welcome cocktails" the night before the wedding? i don't want to reserve a space, just a fun place for everyone to meet for a few drinks!? Thanks!
          I think the bar in the lobby would be a nice spot. Also - they often have live music at night in the lobby - so could be fun.

          #3875 wisconsinbride2010

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            Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:47 AM

            Originally Posted by rdsjcr
            3 months tomorrow- and I am all of a sudden starting to freak out-- I feel like I have so many things to do!!

            Do you girls know if our reception HAS to be 3 hours? What if we want to add an hour? Anyone doing that?

            Anyone getting married in Oct- what time is your ceremony/reception?

            Thanks :) Robyn
            We are getting married Oct. 28th. Our ceremony is at 4pm and then I was planning on the cocktail hour at 5ish and dinner at 6ish and then a DJ from 7-10ish. I think with the DJ your reception has to be 3 hours since that is the minimum they make you pay. I know sunset is around 6:20, I found that on a website. I am also freaking out. We leave 3 months from today! I am excited but also just want to know what everything will look like and that it is exactly what I wanted. I think that planning a destination wedding has to be ALOT more stressful than a local wedding, since we have no idea what we are getting into!! See you in 3 months :-)

            #3876 ap070680

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              Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:00 AM

              Not sure if anyone is interested. I contacted Ana to see if we could have a steel drum band opposed to the mariachi band. She said yes, but its $800 for 45 minutes.

              #3877 ap070680

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                Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:05 AM

                I am attaching the price list and services for the spa that Rosa sent me. She said that she recommended scheduling services a month in advance.

                #3878 Cinnamon-Girl

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                  Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:34 AM

                  cinny726: thanks for that info, it did clarify some questions.

                  Who has had a semi-private, small group dinner reception without either of the wedding packages? It seems confusing that the info for some Dreams resorts differs....for example at Dreams PV you can have the Portofino cellar for $200, but at DRC it's $60 per couple?!? And at Dreams Tulum, the booklet says if you don't go with the package but still want a private reception, the fee is $750 plus $20 pp plus tax.

                  We're probably only having 10-15 people, and the packages have so much extras that I'm not interested in, yet I'm having a hard time finding solid information about the alternatives. Plus, if you're in a restaurant you can't have music...

                  Sorry for the vent, I'm just feeling overwhelmed and confused.

                  #3879 Boo

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                    Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:13 AM


                    #3880 roxmysockz

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                      Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:40 AM

                      boo - mine is down on the contract as 8 -11 with music so im sure you can go until 11 :)

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