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#5251 sarcrook

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    Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:42 PM

    I would agree that March is getting a bit pricey because of Spring Break...especially college. 

     

    This forum is the BEST THING EVER!!  Just wait until you start exploring and find all the amazing DIY idea's and template's and pictures.  It's the best site for us..just wonderful!  :) 

     

    I have researched a LOT of resorts..and also have visited a few.  The Dreams packages are amazing - and the service is unreal.  We just visited DRC and it is by far outstanding!! 
     

    Originally Posted by jbmarch2012 

    Hi everyone, I tried reading the whole thread and realized it might take days! I'm looking to plan a DW and comparing Dreams resorts packages to others, I feel like the have the best deal... I was wondering if anyone can give me an idea weather-wise in March? I was looking to get March 10, 2012 --- waiting to get a response as far as booking. Does anybody know also if that is considered a low or high season?

     

    Thanks! This forum definitely got me excited to start planning!





    #5252 sarcrook

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      Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:43 PM


      BOOK NOW!!!  I doubt they will go down...they just announced oil is going up again - which for us means higher airfare!! 

      Originally Posted by ursula 

      2011 May brides,  have you booked your airfare yet? 

       

      I'm flying out of Philly and before the holidays the airfare was around $550 and I thought that was too much for a flight to Mexico and I figured the prices would drop.  Well, the prices are now up to $606 for a direct flight. 

       

      Should I wait to see if they drop or just get the tickets now? 





      #5253 sarcrook

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        Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:49 PM

        They are..but as stated before..only for 20.  If you forgo the Cocktail Hour they will give you more dinner's - it won't be 20..but even if it's 10..that is less you have to pay for.  The way I am reading their "Customized Wedding Services" it shows the extra dinner charge for Silver or Gold $48/person and states underneath it that it includes 3 hours of bar..Platinum is $55/person...so - I'm thinking if you buy extra dinners it includes three hours of bar for that person..?? 

         

        Additional Bar is $15/person.  I'm reading it like...if you decided to add an hour to your reception - 4 hours total - then you just pay the bar cost..$15/person. 

         

        Not sure I'm reading it correctly though...
         

        Originally Posted by BrookeAshlea 

        PAST BRIDES With Ultimate Package>>>>>>>>>>>

             Now Im stressing I thought that the Drinks were included  with the package at the reception???? Can someone please inform me.............this is crazy!!

         

        Thanks in advance.

         

        Wedding April 3, 2011





        #5254 sarcrook

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          Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:51 PM


          Check my post above - I explain how I've read their price sheet.  Not sure if I'm reading it correctly...

           

          Maybe past brides can help???

           

          Originally Posted by jkhowell 

          Ok thanks, I didnt know the package included 3 hrs of drinks?? Either way its definetly better than drinks not being included at all.

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          Originally Posted by sarcrook 

          I agree that is crazy!  What package are you getting?  I think in the packages with the dinner options include three hours of bar..for extra it's $15/person/hour..which does seem crazy..yes.  We will be having around 50 as well and are exchanging the cocktail hour for extra dinners...the cocktail hour seems to be too much.  I've heard some brides they don't even make it to theirs because of pictures..and why pay for it when there are I think three bars right in that area where your guests could get a drink.  It also gives people time to take their pictures of you or themselves..or maybe run to their rooms..etc. 

           

          How many hours have past brides done for their reception??  We were thinking four then head over to Desires...??

           

          Maybe some past brides can give us some insight??  I'm guessing we will have waiters assigned to our parties asking what drinks guests want..I'm sure it will be fine!! 
           

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          Originally Posted by jkhowell 

          Does anyone know how the open bar works? I went over some numbers today and its seems crazy for 50 guests and to spend $4,000 on an open bar for 5 hrs when all the guests are paying for the all inclusive anyway?? Cant we just walk into the bar in the hotel and get a drink anyway? (my FI's question)


           

           




          #5255 TigerLily

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            Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:03 PM

            Can anyone tell me the vendor policy at DRC? I'm wondering about the photographer and DJ. I know the resort only works with certain ones...do you contact these vendors directly or does the WC do that?  What if you choose someone that the resort doesn't work with-can you bring in outside vendors (and how much does the resort charge)? I don't want to wait too long before choosing.

             

            I'm totally confused! Any advice would be helpful. I'm getting married this December and it might be Dec before the coordinator replies back! lol

             

            Oh and also, do you pay them directly or throught the resort?

             

            Thanks!



            #5256 WestBacaniWedding

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              Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:19 PM

              PAST BRIDES....my colors are turquoise and orange. I am torn about chair sashes! I kind of want turquoise ones...are the chairs too plain with just the white covers? And..does anyone how much the resort charges for the chair sashes? I realize we can get them cheap online, but I am trying to minimize suitcases. With all the OOT bags and such....I feel like I have everything except the kitchen sink!


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              #5257 jbmarch2012

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                Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:54 PM



                Originally Posted by jkhowell 

                HI! I am too planning a March 2012 wedding. We wanted March 9, 2012! So hopefully we will be the same weekend! And my travel agent said it a high season and that i will be barely missing the spring breakers. Just and FYI



                Oh my gosh we'll definitely see your wedding then! Were you able to book  the date yet? I'm still waiting on a response from a coordinator... Can you let me know if your TA gives you a good rate, if you don't mind.



                #5258 jbmarch2012

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                  Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:58 PM



                   

                  Originally Posted by sarcrook 

                  I would agree that March is getting a bit pricey because of Spring Break...especially college. 

                   

                  This forum is the BEST THING EVER!!  Just wait until you start exploring and find all the amazing DIY idea's and template's and pictures.  It's the best site for us..just wonderful!  :) 

                   

                  I have researched a LOT of resorts..and also have visited a few.  The Dreams packages are amazing - and the service is unreal.  We just visited DRC and it is by far outstanding!! 
                   

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by jbmarch2012 

                  Hi everyone, I tried reading the whole thread and realized it might take days! I'm looking to plan a DW and comparing Dreams resorts packages to others, I feel like the have the best deal... I was wondering if anyone can give me an idea weather-wise in March? I was looking to get March 10, 2012 --- waiting to get a response as far as booking. Does anybody know also if that is considered a low or high season?

                   

                  Thanks! This forum definitely got me excited to start planning!


                   


                  I am totally obsessing over all the DIY projects, I haven't even booked my date yet! And thanks for the reassurance, I couldn't believe how much information I had to compare with just to find one I was comfortable with... I hope I get my response from the resort soon!
                   



                  #5259 jbmarch2012

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                    Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:02 PM


                    I think it's $5 per chair for the sashes... here's a guide for pricing

                    PAST BRIDES....my colors are turquoise and orange. I am torn about chair sashes! I kind of want turquoise ones...are the chairs too plain with just the white covers? And..does anyone how much the resort charges for the chair sashes? I realize we can get them cheap online, but I am trying to minimize suitcases. With all the OOT bags and such....I feel like I have everything except the kitchen sink!





                    #5260 sarcrook

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                      Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:22 AM

                      Hi!  If you look in their "Customized Wedding Service" menu under Decorations they have chair bows for $5.  I guess it depends on how many guests you have...if you have 50 that's $250 in chair bows...

                       

                      Check out this website..

                      http://www.linentablecloth.com/

                       

                      I know you don't want to pack more but I can't imagine it would take up too much room - they have chair sashes from $5.99 - $7.00 for 10!!!  You could get 50 for $32!!!  This site is wonderful..they also have table runners and overlays..napkins - just about anything!  ;)
                       

                      Originally Posted by WestBacaniWedding 

                      PAST BRIDES....my colors are turquoise and orange. I am torn about chair sashes! I kind of want turquoise ones...are the chairs too plain with just the white covers? And..does anyone how much the resort charges for the chair sashes? I realize we can get them cheap online, but I am trying to minimize suitcases. With all the OOT bags and such....I feel like I have everything except the kitchen sink!






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