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#4721 beachykeen

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    Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:21 AM

    If you look to the left of the picture I just posted you can see the back of the chairs included at the reception.  They're really plain but sashes would really add a lot to them.

     

    Originally Posted by BrookeAshlea 

    Hi All

     

    Getting Married on April 03, 2011!!

     

    Does anyone know what the chairs look like that they use at the reception??  Trying to decide if I should get different chairs or if the sashes will be enough!!

     





    #4722 Boo

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      Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:22 AM

      thats great - thanks!

       

      I was thinking a simply 2 tier cake - we have 50 people - is that even necessary?

       

      just to confirm - those lanterns were included right?



      #4723 beachykeen

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        Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:33 AM



         

        Originally Posted by brookeh68 

        Another couple of questions for the girls who were already married at DREAMS- Which do you think is better for the reception?  The POOL AREA or the DECK?  Also, did you do an IPOD wedding and are the speakers loud enough?  Thanks!!  Brooke


        We had our reception at the Pool Area and it worked out perfectly.  The pools are closed so your reception is the only thing going on around the pool.  And no one else was around.  The dance floor area was a square of concrete that jutted out into the pool.  Our set up worked out really nicely for our group and I'm still waiting on my professional pictures---I'll post reception decor photos for everyone.  It seems like a lot of the girls went with the pool deck though so if you're interested in it I would book it fast. 

        We brought an IPOD and used the sound sytem and it was loud enough and worked out great.  The only complaint I had was that the music tech didn't speak English so I had to go up to him and literally show him each playlist that I made (ex. Dinner, First Dance, Dance music) and he still mixed in some of his own music.   



        #4724 beachykeen

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          Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:36 AM

          Found a better one of the chairs---VERY plain.



          If you look to the left of the picture I just posted you can see the back of the chairs included at the reception.  They're really plain but sashes would really add a lot to them.

           


           



          #4725 beachykeen

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            Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:40 AM

            Yes the lanterns were included.  And we had 40 people and had leftover cake.  I think a lot of people ate the desserts from the buffet instead.  I would find out the cost of a 2 tier cake and decide if you think the cost is worth it.  When I asked Magdalena how much it would be for a larger 1 tier that would feed 40 she said the included cake would feed 20 and then it would be $4 per person after that plus 11% tax and 15% service fee.

             

            Originally Posted by Boo 

            thats great - thanks!

             

            I was thinking a simply 2 tier cake - we have 50 people - is that even necessary?

             

            just to confirm - those lanterns were included right?





            #4726 1106wedding

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              Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:29 AM


              Again, I feel like we're on the same wavelength! Crazy.

              I am obsessed with that beach and even more obsessed with the gazebo at Secrets Maroma. It's everything I dreamed my wedding would be like when I started looking at RIviera Maya. I begged my TA, thinking she could somehow tell me kids were allowed (we only have 2 little ones!). Still a little heartbroken we can't have it there. 

              But you wouldn't suggest doing it the way you are?

              getting married at Secrets Maroma ( I fell in love with the Maroma Beach) but all resorts on that bit of stretch are adults only, this way we are doing just shy of 1 week at Dreams Riviera Cancun and just over 1 week at Secrets Maroma. Our reception is back at Dreams. Its expensive and was a big headech to do it this way - wouldnt recommend.




              Jessie & Chris 10/22/2011 *51 booked and final*


              #4727 Boo

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                Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:51 AM

                We have 2 "kids" also (ages 8 and 15) - and 1of those kids is family and so to make it easier on our family and friends from the onset FH and I said we will be welcoming of everyone so our week with family and friends will be in a family friendly resort - I truly believe that Dreams Riviera Cancun is fantastic for families + those without a family. We loved that it was newer (rebuilt Oct09), close to Cancun to go to a club and close to Playa to go clubbing and shop, at the same time some of the older folk can go for a stroll on the beach and you arent at the next resort within a few steps... so yes we love our decision!

                 

                We were allowed kids for the day at the beach at Secrets Maroma - why I wouldnt recommend it? We have to pay day passes for about 50 people our guests arent staying there (we are moving the day before the wedding to Secrets Maroma, hence 1 week at DRC and 1 week at Secrets). We did after months of negotiation get some of the cost included in that figure (extra decor, etc.), but man was it stressful and it is more expensive than keeping it all in one spot! Thankfully FH supported me in the decision to push forward and book Secrets Maroma, but without us being able to do so financially and my Mom contributing about 1/3 of the wedding cost I dont think we could have done it.

                 

                I am sure the wedding day will be amazing and special just by the people who surround us and ultimately because of that special man that we all get to walk down the isle to - although I am super excited to have it at Maroma - from conversations with previous brides here locally I would doubt that any of us would actually even notice all those details on the day of - I am just going to be a ball of cloud nine emotions regardless!

                 

                If any of you have specific questions just pm me



                #4728 1106wedding

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                  Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:50 PM

                  Fair enough. I can't imagine the logistics of dealing with 2 resorts and some people staying at each and going back and forth but I do understand what your thought process was! I can't shake the feeling that I haven't yet found the PERFECT fit for ceremony and reception and I know I'm incredibly picky, which is why we're flying down to see them Nov 20 -23. Wait, that's not when your wedding is, is it?! I'm still wondering if there are ceremony options somewhere in Puerto Morelos (but not at a different resort although I LOVE LOVE LOVE Secrets' gazebo, but it's just not an option). 

                   

                  It'll all come together on your day and everyone will have a blast...especially you and your man! :)


                  Jessie & Chris 10/22/2011 *51 booked and final*


                  #4729 Ashlynn039

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                    Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:27 PM

                    What are you guys doing for your reception food, I'm less than 3 weeks out and still have no clue. I was hoping to do a buffet since I'm not a fan of the sitdown dinner options (groom & I don't eat seafood!) but apparently I can't since i'm under 40 people.



                    #4730 BrookeAshlea

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                      Posted 28 October 2010 - 04:14 AM

                      thanks so much!






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