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#5381 sarcrook

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    Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:02 AM

    This is SO tough.  We've been using a TA that is my friends Father-In-Law..he hasn't been very helpful and I think he gets REAL frustrated with my questions.  Which I know..I have a LOT - but I don't understand how it works.  So frustrated..

     

    I'm not sure how we'd tell him we'd like to work with somebody else..ugh..

     

    We thought he'd be great cause we know him - but he's kinda being real short with us.  He's about to go on vacation so maybe he'll be better when he comes back - if not I might have to contact Kim!!

     

    Originally Posted by pbjwed 

    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!! 

     


     




    #5382 sarcrook

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      Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:33 AM

      I have heard that DJ Mannia is amazing as well...anybody else hear about them?



      #5383 SharonMydung

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        Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:39 PM



        We are from Las Vegas but most of our guests are coming from California.  Also they are running the promotion of buying every 5th room you get one free, so be sure to ask your Travel Agency about that. He just gave me a quote today for 7 nights with airfare for two around 2500 which is still cheaper than most other sights. 

         

        FYI:  I just spoke to Veronica the coordinator today and she said I can buy 3 of the love packages for the 60 guests.  That might be cheaper to do b/c you get the xtra flowers and all the other stuff times 3.  Just something to think about if you have more than 20 guests like us.

         

         

        Originally Posted by sarcrook 

        Where are you flying from again?  California?

         

        What is your date?

         

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        Originally Posted by SharonMydung 


        yup just last week for 7 nights with airfare it was about 2300 for two people, now it's like 2800-3000, pretty insane.  I checked every online bookings and the prices went up.
         

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        Originally Posted by sarcrook 

        What went up $500???

         

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        Originally Posted by SharonMydung 

        To future brides, have your guests book their trip early b/c as of yesterday the pricing has gone up by $500 dollars. Luckily most of my important guests have locked in their rooms and flights.  The resort also have a buy 5 rooms get one free at this time which is honored by most Travel Agencies and online agencies.  Does anyone know if they have an entertainment crew on the resort that takes you out to the clubs at night?  I stayed at Dreams Cancun before and the entertainment crew take you a different club every night.

         

        Sharon


         

         

         




        #5384 sarcrook

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          Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:12 PM

          Wow..that's good to know!  Thanks!!  I can't believe it!! 

           

          Originally Posted by SharonMydung 



          We are from Las Vegas but most of our guests are coming from California.  Also they are running the promotion of buying every 5th room you get one free, so be sure to ask your Travel Agency about that. He just gave me a quote today for 7 nights with airfare for two around 2500 which is still cheaper than most other sights. 

           

          FYI:  I just spoke to Veronica the coordinator today and she said I can buy 3 of the love packages for the 60 guests.  That might be cheaper to do b/c you get the xtra flowers and all the other stuff times 3.  Just something to think about if you have more than 20 guests like us.

           

           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by sarcrook 

          Where are you flying from again?  California?

           

          What is your date?

           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by SharonMydung 


          yup just last week for 7 nights with airfare it was about 2300 for two people, now it's like 2800-3000, pretty insane.  I checked every online bookings and the prices went up.
           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by sarcrook 

          What went up $500???

           

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by SharonMydung 

          To future brides, have your guests book their trip early b/c as of yesterday the pricing has gone up by $500 dollars. Luckily most of my important guests have locked in their rooms and flights.  The resort also have a buy 5 rooms get one free at this time which is honored by most Travel Agencies and online agencies.  Does anyone know if they have an entertainment crew on the resort that takes you out to the clubs at night?  I stayed at Dreams Cancun before and the entertainment crew take you a different club every night.

           

          Sharon


           

           

           
           



          #5385 SharonMydung

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            Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:37 AM


            We are getting married in July, planning to go to the Royal playa a few days before we head over to Dreams.  We stayed at Royal Cancun a few times and must say the resort is beautiful and food and service is above sensational.
             

            Originally Posted by Laura22610 

            My sister stayed at The Royal Cancun and she LOVED it. She said it was a fantastic resort...I'm sure the one in Playa del Carmen would be just as great. I thought about going to Playa del Carmen also but I had heard really good things about Excellence Riviera so I just went with that. I didn't realize it was so close to Dreams when I chose it!




            #5386 SharonMydung

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              Posted 29 January 2011 - 01:26 PM

              Anyone just got married recently, please share your whole experiences from Day 1 to the Day.  I don't mind if it's long and detailed, those are the ones I enjoy reading the most.  Sacrook, how is your planning going so far?  Are you going to use their DJ and photographer or are you hiring one from outside?  What colors did you decide on?

               

               

              Sharon



              #5387 SharonMydung

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                Posted 29 January 2011 - 01:29 PM



                Our TA gave us a really high group rate too.  They gave us the buy 5 room get one free as well, so that should help with your pricing.  

                Originally Posted by 21aholden 

                Hi ladies - I need your help!! I got a really high quote back for our group rates. I just wanted to know what everyone elses quotes per person have been, does it include airfare, how many people are in your group, and what the dates are. If we can't talk the rate down I'm afraid we aren't going to be able to get married here and we have already put our deposit down. Thanks!




                #5388 SharonMydung

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                  Posted 29 January 2011 - 01:49 PM



                  Congratulations, its getting close, are you all ready with your plannings? 

                  Originally Posted by JD Hall Wedding 

                  Ok it is confirmed...we got the 4/30/11 wedding date!!!!
                  And we got the 5pm wedding, which is what i wanted!!!!!




                  #5389 SharonMydung

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                    Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:02 PM

                    around 2300-2500 for 7 nights including airfare for two and they honor the buy 5 rooms get the 6th for free.  I have 45 guests booked so far yay.

                     

                    Sharon July 17



                    #5390 sunkisseddreams

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                      Posted 29 January 2011 - 03:25 PM

                      For the ladies who got the ultimate package and used the resort photographers, how many hours were the photographers with you? Did you upgrade your photography package? If so, what did you uprade to and how much was it?

                       

                      Thanks so much!


                      Lisa & Andrew ~ Dreams Riviera Cancun ~ May 6th, 2011


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