Don't count on this. I was told that they get rid of anything that is left behind b/c they do not have the space to store things. Someone on this thread mentioned they left cylinder vases, when i asked the coordinator if I could use them, I was told they no longer had them. I was in the wedding coordinator's office today and did not see any extra decor around either. I am renting vases from the banquet manager for $10 per vase + 11% tax for our reception on Saturday so it could easily be from past brides. The end result --- it is a business and a profitable part of the resort and they do need to charge for this so I am ok with it. It is cheaper than me buying them or having to deal with the hassle of bringing them in my luggage.
I have had 3 coordinators also. I know have Veronica and I have to say she is extremely organized and wonderful to deal with. They really do try to make sure your day is perfect. I have stopped by the office 3 times this week, and there are 3 coordinators on email all day trying their best to respond to brides. I set up conference calls with Veronica for an hour in the beginning of planning, and we went through and she answered all of my questions. Some of the brides on here say save all of your emails, I have not found them to try to squeak anything past me with extra costs. I would really base most of your budgeting off the wedding guide on the dreams website. If you ask for exceptions/substitutions for items this is where you can have issues.I will let you know how it all turns out after Saturday, but I have to say I was very nervous about everything until the second I stepped foot on the property. It is beautiful, and we saw a wedding on Monday night that was stunning;. It does come together you just need to have faith. I think most of my stress has been self-induced with various DIY projects I have embarked upon b/c of this website. I will be sure to post a review to help other brides in the planning process. If you have any questions -- let me know and I will do my best to ask for you.
Oh, we are in the master suite and we got the upgrade from our group package. I would say it is totally worth it. Having all of the extra OOT bags and decor takes up a good part of the room, and it's nice to have a separate bedroom and living room/kitchen/dining area. we are planning on hosting a bridal brunch here with room service the day of. I'll post photo's when we get back at the end of next week. Bethanne- we will see you soon for your wedding!
Originally Posted by brookeh68
I have a question for any of the brides who were already married at the DRC - A lot of brides are stating they are leaving decor at the site for other brides to use, were you able to access these decorations, and if so, were they free of charge? I'm just interested in seeing if the resort makes a profit off of it.