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#5191 Carbaholic

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    Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:58 AM


    I have 6 bridesmaids as well and you're right - it does get $$.  I have emailed a couple of vendors to see what their prices are compared to the resort and when I hear back I will let you know!  Also, I think I'm going to use the bridesmaids bouquets in clear glass vases (that I'm bringing) as the floral part of the centerpieces, just to cut costs a bit.

    Originally Posted by ursula 

    Hi ladies,  Did anyone use an outside florist for their bouquets and/or ceremony and reception decor or did you just go thru DRC.  I was wondering how much cheaper an outside vendor would be for this.  I have 6 bridesmaids so the bouquet prices add up quickly and i wanted flowers for my centerpieces. 

     

    If your using a company like Deco Cancun do they provide flowers?





    #5192 Lindsay in love

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      Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:09 AM

      Hi ladies,  Did anyone use an outside florist for their bouquets and/or ceremony and reception decor or did you just go thru DRC.  I was wondering how much cheaper an outside vendor would be for this.  I have 6 bridesmaids so the bouquet prices add up quickly and i wanted flowers for my centerpieces. 

       

      If your using a company like Deco Cancun do they provide flowers?

      I'm actually buying my bouquets online and using silk flowers ...sshhhh don't tell! LOL...I ordered them online from www.wedideas.com and they were very reasonably priced in comparison to the real flowers that the resort is charging $60-$120 per bouquet. I have 4 bridesmaids and a bridesman so it just was too much. My thought is, I can use them at the ceremony, i can use them again as decorations at the at home reception and then the girls can keep them as keep sakes after that so really I'm getting 3 times the value then the real flowers...check out that website, it has tonnes of great ideas and was featured on www.theknot.com

       



      #5193 Lindsay in love

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        Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:23 AM


        I have 6 bridesmaids as well and you're right - it does get $$.  I have emailed a couple of vendors to see what their prices are compared to the resort and when I hear back I will let you know!  Also, I think I'm going to use the bridesmaids bouquets in clear glass vases (that I'm bringing) as the floral part of the centerpieces, just to cut costs a bit.

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        Originally Posted by ursula 

        Hi ladies,  Did anyone use an outside florist for their bouquets and/or ceremony and reception decor or did you just go thru DRC.  I was wondering how much cheaper an outside vendor would be for this.  I have 6 bridesmaids so the bouquet prices add up quickly and i wanted flowers for my centerpieces. 

         

        If your using a company like Deco Cancun do they provide flowers?


        I bought silk flowers for my bouquets at www.wedideas.com, it was featured on www.theknot.com and they were much more reasonably priced then the $60-$120 they wanted to charge for the bouquets at the resort. I thought that I could use them for the ceremony, and then bring them back home to use as decor for the at home reception, and then give them to the girls as a keepsake after that. So, really I'm getting 3 times the use out of them over the real and more expensive flowers. I even got a matching boutenniere for my bridesman so he looks the same as the girls :-)

        #5194 Maritza919

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          Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:35 AM

          Hi Ladies!!

           

          I'll be doing my site visit next month. Feb 10-13th I saw someone is getting married that day so I'll see your wedding.  Very excited!! I am going to do a 2012 wedding. Is there anyone else who is looking for 2012? I saw the list of dates has dates for this year only.  I'm sure it'll go by real quick and be here before you know.  I'll be taking pics and doing tasting of the restaurants. Granted everyone has different taste in food. Anyway we have our meeting set with Ana for that FRiday. Hopefully all goes well.  Thanks everyone who has written on this board. It's definately been helpful =)



          #5195 brookeh68

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            Posted 12 January 2011 - 11:51 AM

            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.

             

            Thanks!


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            #5196 volosikj

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              Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:37 PM

              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.

               

              Thanks!





              #5197 FutureMrsRobart

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                Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:48 PM

                I think thats gr8! First groom I've seen on here. 

                 

                ... and Ursula DecoCan definitely does centre pieces b/c they're doing ours and I find them very reasonable with florals as well as everything else that they offer. :-) Can't believe I'll be seeing you in less than 4 months :-)


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                #5198 ursula

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                  Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:07 AM

                  Thats a great idea. I think I may use the bridesmaids bouquets as centerpieces too and it might work out perfectly since i think i will have 6 tables.

                   

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                  Originally Posted by Carbaholic 


                  I have 6 bridesmaids as well and you're right - it does get $$.  I have emailed a couple of vendors to see what their prices are compared to the resort and when I hear back I will let you know!  Also, I think I'm going to use the bridesmaids bouquets in clear glass vases (that I'm bringing) as the floral part of the centerpieces, just to cut costs a bit.



                  #5199 BethAnne

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                    Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:35 AM

                    Omg! i can't believe its so close now. We leave at 3am sat morning for the airport. We'll be there in time to probly see your wedding Volosikj!

                    Good luck and hope the day goes smooth.

                    I'm praying they give us a complimentary room upgrade when we get there...we'd absolutely love the master suite.

                    Me and the fiance plan on stopping by the lounge for computer access a few times while were there to check up on family back here.. so i'll hop on here..if theres any questions brides are dying to ask- let me know- i'll try my best to answer!!

                    <3



                    #5200 brookeh68

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                      Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:14 AM

                      @VOLOSIKJ- Thanks for the info!  It makes me feel relieved that Veronica is someone who is organized and great to work with!  I do sometimes feel overwhelmed with what some of the brides are saying they are doing for their weddings  ( like the DIY's).  We wanted a destination wedding to get AWAY from all of the stress of these things.  I am bringing some decor, but very minimal. 

                       

                      Good luck with EVERYTHING on Saturday and I can't wait to hear your review and see your pics!  Brooke


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