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#5351 pbjwed

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    Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:28 PM



    Lindsay,

     

    I didnt know they actually used it.. I was just ranting because I was so mad about the communication!!  That was about the only time I was able to relax on the beach before the wedding.  I can send you all my planning sheets..  I dont have an excel for the breakdown because after the wedding they just give you receipts for each breakdown...  we matched it to the breakdown we had for what it would cost,.... 

     

    I have to check bookit.com out!  Thanks again for the kind words.  I was a crazy bride- lol  but my wedding was so great!!!    anything u need let me know. I am happy to help. I know how stressful it is planning!!

     

    Janine

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    Hey Janine! Did you know that you are on the marketing video for DRC on bookit.com? I watched it the other day as I sent a few guests there to book (prices are very good on that site BTW, even for Canadians) and I totally recognized you on the video being interviewed (after seeing your wedding pics, you are hard to forget cause you're GORGEOUS! LOL) so I thought I would mention it...thanks for all the helpful planning info and the suggestions on deco cancun and stuff. Did you say you had a excel sheet that you used to track everything? I would LOVE if you could email that to me at lindsayspencer@live.ca. You had an AMAZING wedding...so organized and truly perfect down to the last detail...well done! Hope you are enjoying your newlywed days :-)



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    #5352 pbjwed

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      Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:50 PM

      Anyway, do you have a contract with Dreams yet?  If not contact a TA to see what you can get by booking more rooms. At that time we were able to get every 6th room free!  So we ended up having some credits....which was nice....  Reserve the MasterSuite and then I think its 30 days before travel final payment will be due ( everyone else will pay as well)  this is when your TA will help you!!!!  I think the room was 1502!  I would have to check for  you to make sure!  But you have to email a million time, because they still put us in the wrong room....we had to transfer.... 

       

       

      As for favors for guys: we didnt give them any extra ( we gave them extra stuff in welcome bags: ie flip flops) we were going to do the cigars but I spent so much on the welcome bags we didnt.  I also had candles that I made fpr each table, so guests could use them while on vacation.  (they had our monogram on them!~  (added to the tables too!)

       

      Some guests will use the travel agent and some will book sep.  I think most used the travel agent for round trip transfers.. which was good because then you have all the information (times flights for each guest)

       

      As for welcome bags:  I seperated each group of bags by dates of arrival and had travel info and left welcome bags daily....

      pbjwed..THANK YOU!!

       

      So the trick is to reserve the Mastersuite..GOT IT!!  Good to know - I would have been SO mad if we weren't able to get it.  Just form all the brides talking about the mix ups..them promising things they aren't delivering I didn't want to screwed!! 

       

      They deducted it after?  How did you do that?? 

       

      Pashmina's is a GREAT idea for favors for the ladies..what about the men?  We were thinking cigars..

       

      I know you've told me before..but what was your room number - I think I'll request it!!  Did you request it to your WC?

       

      Can you tell me how you planned your trip?  Did you work with a local TA?  Did you do a package deal flight/resort or did your guests find their own air?

       

      Thanks again - sorry so many questions!   You've been a WONDERFUL help!! 

       




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      #5353 Maritza919

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        Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:43 PM

        I see everyone has candles as some of their centerpieces. Just a question? Was it windy and did the candles stay lit? I love candles but don't want to bring them if they're not going to be lit for the evening.  Can't wait I in two weeks for my site visit! =)



        #5354 Ashlynn039

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          Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:32 PM

          If you're having your reception on the pool deck they won't stay lit, it's rather windy (which is kind of nice because it keeps things cool!)

           

          I was going to pay for the under the table lights to help with the light but they "couldn't get them" but I did bring down white floralytes (there are other colors as well) and put them in my centerpieces.. just an idea as a possible alternative to candles. Here's what it looked like

           



          I see everyone has candles as some of their centerpieces. Just a question? Was it windy and did the candles stay lit? I love candles but don't want to bring them if they're not going to be lit for the evening.  Can't wait I in two weeks for my site visit! =)





          #5355 pbjwed

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            Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:33 PM



            dont bring candles if you want them lit. unless they are led or are deep they will not stay lit. I brought the little candles as favors for my guests to take back to their room and they did decorate the table because we added our monogram and a ribbon trim to each... 

             

            good luck!!  congrats!!

            Originally Posted by Maritza919 

            I see everyone has candles as some of their centerpieces. Just a question? Was it windy and did the candles stay lit? I love candles but don't want to bring them if they're not going to be lit for the evening.  Can't wait I in two weeks for my site visit! =)




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            #5356 Maritza919

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              Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:31 PM

              Ok thank you. That's what I figured :)

              #5357 sarcrook

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                Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:59 PM

                Deal?  Like with their DJ??  PLEASE ease our minds when you are back and let us know how it was!! 
                 

                Originally Posted by tsgnatko 

                I am leaving in a week and a half for my wedding - Janine has been such a great help!!!  I cried my eyes out about DJ Doremixx - My FI called the resort and talked to Walter - they will not let us use Ivan from Doremixx but they did give us a deal we couldn't pass up - I hope they do as good of a job!!!!





                #5358 TigerLily

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                  Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:40 PM

                  Carbaholic, I was curious about this too. Does anyone know if they're still using Deco Cancun-or who they're using now? I think the $500 outside vendor fee is ridiculous... maybe $100 but $500? That's crazy! When Ana sent me a list of approved vendors, under furniture and decor it says "pending"...I really hope they don't get rid of them too.

                   

                  As far as the approved DJ, has anyone found anything out about him? I tried searching his name (which they told me is Mauricio Neri) and company (Visual Sound) but I didn't come up with anything. The fact that he doesn't have a website makes me nervous...I hope the people at the resort know what they're doing



                  #5359 Princess402

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                    Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:15 PM



                    Originally Posted by allegraapple 

                    Oh - here's a link to our slideshow - for a glimpse into our wedding. Enjoy!

                     

                    http://121210newman.....mx/#/newman-1/


                    Aww Allegra - cute photos!!!

                     

                    I saw you taking photos on the stairs leading up to the lobby prior to your wedding, and I was actually by the pool watching your ceremony (from a non-creeper distance, of course!)... everyone in my group thought it was awesome how your groomsmen were introduced!

                     

                    Congrats :)
                     



                    #5360 allegraapple

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                      Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:59 PM

                      Thanks Angela!  I can't believe I missed your pool-jumping experience - nice job:-) I must have been meeting with Ana or something.  Congrats to you as well. I can't believe how much stuff you brought down with you (I saw it all in Ana's office). I heard several of your guests talking about how great your wedding was at breakfast in the World Cafe the morning after - hope you had a blast.

                       

                      Allegra
                       

                      Originally Posted by Princess402 



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                      Originally Posted by allegraapple 

                      Oh - here's a link to our slideshow - for a glimpse into our wedding. Enjoy!

                       

                      http://121210newman.....mx/#/newman-1/


                      Aww Allegra - cute photos!!!

                       

                      I saw you taking photos on the stairs leading up to the lobby prior to your wedding, and I was actually by the pool watching your ceremony (from a non-creeper distance, of course!)... everyone in my group thought it was awesome how your groomsmen were introduced!

                       

                      Congrats :)
                       






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