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#6671 Sarah-Jane

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    Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:09 AM

    Hey cbandemer, 

     

    We are booked in for the 24th August 2012!!! The only suggestion i have for you is if you are not getting a reply as soon as you would like then phone the wedding department at Dreams eventually you will get to speak to probably Ana and she can book it in for you there and then! 


     

    Originally Posted by cbandemer 

    LOOKING TO BOOK WITH DRC FOR SEPTEMBER 1ST 2012. ANY SUGGESTIONS OR ADVICE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!



     



    #6672 Sarah-Jane

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      Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:11 AM

      Wow futureMrs.S thank you so much for all your info its been great!!! Did the day go really quickly for you? 

       

      Your pictures are fantastic it looks like everyone had so much fun! Did you upgrade the package you had from the ultimate package???



      #6673 dimplesandsuga

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        Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:26 AM

        Awwww, Hi Shane!  Your wife to be is so lucky, my fiancee chips in when I ignore him and cut, glue and stuff our save the dates which are a month behind schedule....but he won't get into the  "girly stuff" as he puts it.  If you have any questions, everyone is super helpful and this is the best thing for DRC since sand and blue water!  WELCOME!

         

        Originally Posted by 7jax 

        Hello everyone!

        I know this thread says "brides" post here, but what about us proactive grooms (to be)?? I'm just trying to take some of the stress away from my B2B (bride to be) by doing a lot of the research/planning myself. It's actually kinda fun (shhhhh..don't tell anyone ;)

        Anyway...we're booked at DRC!!

         

        Tanna & Shane

        April 23, 2012 @ 5pm

        North Beach DRC



         



        #6674 7jax

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          Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:59 PM

          Lindsey - my Fi and I sat and watched your Youtube videos last night and got so excited lol. Those are some valuable videos! Do you know if it was at full capacity when you were visiting? It looked so peaceful...

           

          currentMrsS - nice cameo in Lindey's video :)

           

          dimplesandsuga - thank you! Looks like your wedding is a couple weeks after ours. I've already learned so much from this site. I've literally read every post on this thread :)

           

          I'm still wondering if it's possible to just add a sit down dinner onto the complimentary Paradise package? We're bringing a photographer, as well as someone for hair/makeup, so the wedding packages just don't make much sense for us. But, it looks like the silver/gold dinners only apply to the Dreams of Love and Ultimate packages. Anyone know for sure?



          #6675 ashleytart

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            Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:49 PM

            Hello Everyone!  I am getting married at Dreams Riviera on 03.10.12.  I have been working with Yamina and today she told me that no outside vendors are allowed at the resort!  YIKES!  There prices are so high ($120) for a simple centerpiece!  Any suggestions on what to bring and what to rent?  I don't want to lug too much stuff down there... I am already going to have a ton with just our "normal" travel stuff for a 8 days and a wedding! 

             

            Thanks!

             

            Ashley



            #6676 LindseyM

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              Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:48 PM

              Ashley, did you show Yamina photos of what you want?  I did and I too was floored!!  My bouquet is going to cost $250!!!  In NJ that's probably normal, but Mexico?  Yikes.  Luckily my dad is paying an okay'd it!  

               

              I am bringing chair bows because $5 a bow is insane.  I wanted to bring rose petals for the aisle but I don't think they will let you put fake ones on the sand... as far as outside vendors, I heard you just have to pay a fee...
               

              Originally Posted by ashleytart 

              Hello Everyone!  I am getting married at Dreams Riviera on 03.10.12.  I have been working with Yamina and today she told me that no outside vendors are allowed at the resort!  YIKES!  There prices are so high ($120) for a simple centerpiece!  Any suggestions on what to bring and what to rent?  I don't want to lug too much stuff down there... I am already going to have a ton with just our "normal" travel stuff for a 8 days and a wedding! 

               

              Thanks!

               

              Ashley



               



              #6677 LindseyM

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                Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:49 PM

                I'm so glad the videos helped!  We filmed them so we could remember but I knew I'd post them here even if my fiance teases me for "blogging" haha.  I don't think it was at capacity, it seemed to have a lot less people than our resort [which is crappy compared to dreams].  A friend of a friend got married at Dreams and said it's a bit more upscale but WORTH every bit of it.
                 

                Originally Posted by 7jax 

                Lindsey - my Fi and I sat and watched your Youtube videos last night and got so excited lol. Those are some valuable videos! Do you know if it was at full capacity when you were visiting? It looked so peaceful...

                 

                 



                 



                #6678 Sarah-Jane

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                  Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:31 AM

                  Hi Ashley,

                   

                  I haven't really spoken to a coordinator properly yet, my emails are back and forth through Ana but i have not been assigned to anyone, do you think this is normal?

                  What did you ask for to get some prices on things as i dont have a list for anything??

                   

                  Thank you

                  Sarah



                   

                  Originally Posted by ashleytart 

                  Hello Everyone!  I am getting married at Dreams Riviera on 03.10.12.  I have been working with Yamina and today she told me that no outside vendors are allowed at the resort!  YIKES!  There prices are so high ($120) for a simple centerpiece!  Any suggestions on what to bring and what to rent?  I don't want to lug too much stuff down there... I am already going to have a ton with just our "normal" travel stuff for a 8 days and a wedding! 

                   

                  Thanks!

                   

                  Ashley



                   



                  #6679 futureMrs.S 2011

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                    Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:40 AM



                    Im happy to help any possible way I can.  The day from start to finish was long but my reception part went quickly.  Before we knew it, there was an hour left.  Everyone was having so much fun that the time was flying.  Still, I think the length of everything was perfect..By the time we got back to our room, we were pooped!!!! lol. 

                     

                    Thank you about the pictures!!!  We had a blast!!  So I got the ultimate package and just upgraded the cake which for us was an extra $80.  They added a layer to it because I wanted it to look more like a wedding cake rather than one layer...just my preference.  I brought down the ribbons and lettering for the cake and had them put it on for me (no extra cost). 

                     

                    Other additions I had were.....sound technician for ceremony $180 (sooooo worth it!!) full day photography with Anel $999 (sooooooo worth it again!!!)  I wanted a DJ so that was an extra $300 per hour.  We also had to pay for 3 add'l guests because it was over the 20 person in the package.  Oh, and an additional boutinere which cost me $20.   I decided NOT to buy flowers for the girls to save money there I bought down parasols which they LOVED.  (i think they were charging like $90 a bouquet for them)  The parasols cost me like $5 each.....score!!! Also, the ceremonial flowers that were part of the package I had them bring to the reception and use for one of my centerpieces to save money there too.  As for the chair sashes...I used weddinglinensdirect.com (They take up zero space in your luggage and beats paying $5 a sash throught the resort).   hmmmm, i think that's it..

                     

                    PS....I forgot to mention the SPA treatments we had with the ultimate package- WE LOVED IT!!!!  We both had a couples swedish massage the day before to stay relaxed and OMG...the spa is so nice.  I would definitely recommend a treatment there...or two...or three.....hahahahaa.  My husband and I made another stop there before we left. lol

                     

                    Hope this helps!  :)

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by Sarah-Jane 

                    Wow futureMrs.S thank you so much for all your info its been great!!! Did the day go really quickly for you? 

                     

                    Your pictures are fantastic it looks like everyone had so much fun! Did you upgrade the package you had from the ultimate package???



                     



                    #6680 kad1010

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                      Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:52 AM

                      Evelyn,

                       

                      How long was your reception? I am getting married in November, so I am going to have to do things earlier because the sun sets earlier. My ceremony is booked for 3 PM so that we can get pictures in the daylight afterwards. I've read that the ceremony is about 30 minutes and Ana said the sun sets around 5:30 in November. I dont want my reception to be only from 5-8 PM, that's so early! So I am still on the fence with what I am going to do.

                       

                      I also have Anel booked and I am super excited to have her. I booked the all day w/ the TTD session but now I'm not so sure I will feel like doing that lol.  I am so happy to hear they let you upgrade your cake! I don't think we will have over 25-30 people, but I still want a wedding cake, not just a 1 layer, so thanks for adding that!

                       

                      Also, How many people did you have at your wedding?
                       

                      Thanks again for all your advice it is SO helpful!!
                       

                      Originally Posted by futureMrs.S 2011 



                      Im happy to help any possible way I can.  The day from start to finish was long but my reception part went quickly.  Before we knew it, there was an hour left.  Everyone was having so much fun that the time was flying.  Still, I think the length of everything was perfect..By the time we got back to our room, we were pooped!!!! lol. 

                       

                      Thank you about the pictures!!!  We had a blast!!  So I got the ultimate package and just upgraded the cake which for us was an extra $80.  They added a layer to it because I wanted it to look more like a wedding cake rather than one layer...just my preference.  I brought down the ribbons and lettering for the cake and had them put it on for me (no extra cost). 

                       

                      Other additions I had were.....sound technician for ceremony $180 (sooooo worth it!!) full day photography with Anel $999 (sooooooo worth it again!!!)  I wanted a DJ so that was an extra $300 per hour.  We also had to pay for 3 add'l guests because it was over the 20 person in the package.  Oh, and an additional boutinere which cost me $20.   I decided NOT to buy flowers for the girls to save money there I bought down parasols which they LOVED.  (i think they were charging like $90 a bouquet for them)  The parasols cost me like $5 each.....score!!! Also, the ceremonial flowers that were part of the package I had them bring to the reception and use for one of my centerpieces to save money there too.  As for the chair sashes...I used weddinglinensdirect.com (They take up zero space in your luggage and beats paying $5 a sash throught the resort).   hmmmm, i think that's it..

                       

                      PS....I forgot to mention the SPA treatments we had with the ultimate package- WE LOVED IT!!!!  We both had a couples swedish massage the day before to stay relaxed and OMG...the spa is so nice.  I would definitely recommend a treatment there...or two...or three.....hahahahaa.  My husband and I made another stop there before we left. lol

                       

                      Hope this helps!  :)

                       

                       



                       



                       






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