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#621 ebernard4985

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    Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:48 PM

    Hello ladies! Today is the first time I questioned my decision to have my wedding at DRC. After reading the reviews I too have decided to not let what others have to say effect me. I am from a large family with a lot of kids so I do not think that will bother me or my guests. My only main concern continues to be the ceremony location, but I guess we all knew that it would not be private when we decided to have a destination wedding. So here is my thoughts about it......

    I am getting there 5 days before my wedding and hopefully will see a few weddings set up on those days. If there is anything I dislike about those weddings you better believe Ana will hear about it and I will make sure that my wedding is just they way I want it, not the way some resort says it has to be! (Ha I just sounded like the worlds biggest bridezilla!!!). But seriously, Ana is new to Dreams and maybe she just needs some more practice at this, I am determined to be persistent about everything and hopefully that pays off in the end. If I need to reserve the palapas in front of the beach location at midnight the night before, so be it. I will pile that bad boy with random belongings so no one can sit there all day if the resort will not allow you to move them. I think if every bride continues to express their concerns and make suggestions Dreams will eventually get the hint and find a better solution (removing the palapas from a more secluded location maybe?)

    My best advice for all of you is to be honest and upfront with Ana, do not be shy! When she told me that the music rental was $198 per hour I told her that it was unacceptable and way too much for renting some speakers... she told me she would see about what they can do to make it cheaper, so we shall see what they say. If there is anything you are not sure about or uncomfortable about just let them know and see where it goes!!! If all else fails just drink a few too many margaritas and have the best time of your life!

    #622 chirorach

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      Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:44 PM

      I am curious why there isn't any place off to the side on the beach to have the ceremony more private... is there another resort right next door or something?? or is the beach area just really small??

      #623 ebernard4985

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        Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:39 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by chirorach
        I am curious why there isn't any place off to the side on the beach to have the ceremony more private... is there another resort right next door or something?? or is the beach area just really small??
        I have not been there yet, but it looks to be a pretty large beach. All of the hotels along the Riviera Maya have larger beaches, which is one reason why I picked DRC. It is not like the hotel zone in Cancun where there are very small beaches! Dreams Cancun has a much smaller beach but still manage to make the ceremony private.... so let's just hope Ana can make things work in our favor!

        #624 ebernard4985

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          Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:52 AM

          I spoke to Ana about tablecloths and decorations and the prices are RIDICULOUS! I cannot imagine paying $25 to rent a tablecloth and $5 for a bow on the chair! I would much rather spend that money on my guests excursions! So, I found this website and have decided to buy these items and they are really cheap, then maybe after the wedding I can sell them to another DB! I already got them in the mail and they fold up really small so they will not take up a lot of room in your luggage!

          tablecloths-chair covers- table linens-sashes wholesaler

          Bows were $0.79-0.99
          Tablecloths were $5.99-13.99

          #625 Megan24

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            Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:58 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by ebernard4985
            I spoke to Ana about tablecloths and decorations and the prices are RIDICULOUS! I cannot imagine paying $25 to rent a tablecloth and $5 for a bow on the chair! I would much rather spend that money on my guests excursions! So, I found this website and have decided to buy these items and they are really cheap, then maybe after the wedding I can sell them to another DB! I already got them in the mail and they fold up really small so they will not take up a lot of room in your luggage!

            tablecloths-chair covers- table linens-sashes wholesaler

            Bows were $0.79-0.99
            Tablecloths were $5.99-13.99
            Thanks that is a great site. Really good prices. I think I will be doing the same thing you are doing. I can not believe how overpriced things are at the resort. But I guess that it is any place. You think that would just give you table clothes and napkins. I guess they do but if you want color then it is a extra charge.

            #626 Megan24

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              Posted 04 December 2009 - 01:02 PM

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              Originally Posted by SDbeachgirl
              I saw where the location is going to be and if people are sitting under the palapas it is not private. I will post a photo of it as soon as I transfer my photos from the camera. I sent an email to Ana asking if we could block off the use of the palapas for about 1 hour...but she has not responded yet. There is another option that is used as a backup in case it rains. This one is more private but is not near the sand or water...and so I would imagine it wouldn't interest anyone. It actually wasn't bad as a backup. It made me a little more comfortable in the event that it rains. I was nervous about that.
              I can not wait to see you pictures.

              #627 rdsjcr

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                Posted 04 December 2009 - 01:28 PM

                Hey all! Just got engaged 2 weeks ago and I am trying to move fast! We are thinking about getting married at the Dreams Riveria Cancun....but I am feeling like it is REAL hard to make a final decision :)

                One quick question.. what time are all of you getting married? What is a good time down there?

                Thanks and can't wait to hear all about everyones plans and big days :)

                Robyn

                #628 taranyc

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                  Posted 04 December 2009 - 01:59 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by rdsjcr
                  Hey all! Just got engaged 2 weeks ago and I am trying to move fast! We are thinking about getting married at the Dreams Riveria Cancun....but I am feeling like it is REAL hard to make a final decision :)

                  One quick question.. what time are all of you getting married? What is a good time down there?

                  Thanks and can't wait to hear all about everyones plans and big days :)

                  Robyn

                  Congratulations Robyn!

                  It seems that most couples are looking at getting married 1hr or so before sunset. That way it's cooled down (a little) and you can just go into cocktails/photos followed by reception.

                  Once you pick the date, you can check out sunset times just by googling "time of sunset cancun."

                  t

                  #629 Laura22610

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                    Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:30 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by ebernard4985
                    I spoke to Ana about tablecloths and decorations and the prices are RIDICULOUS! I cannot imagine paying $25 to rent a tablecloth and $5 for a bow on the chair! I would much rather spend that money on my guests excursions! So, I found this website and have decided to buy these items and they are really cheap, then maybe after the wedding I can sell them to another DB! I already got them in the mail and they fold up really small so they will not take up a lot of room in your luggage!

                    tablecloths-chair covers- table linens-sashes wholesaler

                    Bows were $0.79-0.99
                    Tablecloths were $5.99-13.99
                    Great site! Thanks! I was going to do this too. I also had found this site where I was thinking of ordering from....
                    Organza Sash

                    #630 Laura22610

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                      Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:32 PM

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                      Originally Posted by ebernard4985
                      If all else fails just drink a few too many margaritas and have the best time of your life!
                      This totally made me laugh!




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