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#7061 Rick949

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    Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:16 AM

    @Sapper - The Desires Lounge stays open pretty late and kids can enter. They have a pool table and the music gets pretty loud. I can't recall how late it was when we left I want to say 12:30- but after the wedding and having fun at the lounge we were spent!

     

    There is no security guard and it's not treated as a club like you might think in the U.S. just a couple of bar tenders and a DJ. Laser lights and some fun music. I did see a small kid hanging out with parents playing pool... its very laid back.

     

    After spending a day in the sun, the wedding, photoshooting - 10-11 o clock feels like 1 or 2 in the morning.



    #7062 LindseyM

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      Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:20 PM

      Has anyone received a private rehearsal dinner price?  I was quoted $48 per person plus 11% and 15%,  I feel like $60 a person is toooo much for private.  For 20-25 people it works out to be like $1500!  I thought it was $35 a head?  I really want a private one though...



      #7063 cbandemer

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        Posted 10 September 2011 - 06:54 AM

        Maybe if you did the buffet for the private would be maybe 35 a person. You can do a semi private in a restaurant for i think 10 or 15 a person.

         

        Originally Posted by LindseyM 

        Has anyone received a private rehearsal dinner price?  I was quoted $48 per person plus 11% and 15%,  I feel like $60 a person is toooo much for private.  For 20-25 people it works out to be like $1500!  I thought it was $35 a head?  I really want a private one though...



         



        #7064 ssapper

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          Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:55 AM

          Thank you!!! Ive been trying to get this information for weeks haha. This forum is amazing! Yah im sure we'll be tired but my fiance and I are night owls so... well see!!
           

          Originally Posted by Rick949 

          @Sapper - The Desires Lounge stays open pretty late and kids can enter. They have a pool table and the music gets pretty loud. I can't recall how late it was when we left I want to say 12:30- but after the wedding and having fun at the lounge we were spent!

           

          There is no security guard and it's not treated as a club like you might think in the U.S. just a couple of bar tenders and a DJ. Laser lights and some fun music. I did see a small kid hanging out with parents playing pool... its very laid back.

           

          After spending a day in the sun, the wedding, photoshooting - 10-11 o clock feels like 1 or 2 in the morning.



           



          #7065 jillbean2

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            Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:44 PM

            Hi Everyone!  My fiance and I are looking DRC for April 2012.  I'm wondering if any of you have a TA that is familiar with the resort that you could suggest. 

             

            This forum has been so helpful with our decision making process, so thanks to everyone for posting their experiences and reviews!

             

            Jill



            #7066 Starfish-Bride

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              Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:34 PM

              Thank you so much! Its amazing how much support (and answers) there are on this forum. I appreciate you telling me its going to be ok!



              #7067 LindseyM

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                Posted 11 September 2011 - 05:48 PM

                So I am torn.  My future in laws are giving us a couple grand to put towards anything we want for the wedding.  It is their gift to us.  Immediately, I thought about a private rehearsal dinner.  I thought no one would hear our toasts, we could present the gifts,etc.  Fiance and his mom are practical so they think we should have a semi private rehearsal dinner and use the rest towards our at home reception [which will be in my parents backyard like a romantic garden party]. Fiance also suggested paying for our guests catamaran trips [which I think isn't necessary.] and putting is aside for a honeymoon.  I do think it needs to be used towards the wedding...a private rehearsal and the centerpieces seemed like the perfect option and I feel defeated that both of them think a private rehearsal isn't necessary.  They said I could have whatever I want but now I just feel spoiled and stupid. :(

                 

                Sorry for venting.

                 

                What would you use a spare $2000 for at Dreams?



                #7068 sweetmelissaann

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                  Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:02 AM

                  What is your wedding date?

                   

                  Originally Posted by jillbean2 go_quote.gif

                  Hi Everyone!  My fiance and I are looking DRC for April 2012.  I'm wondering if any of you have a TA that is familiar with the resort that you could suggest. 

                   

                  This forum has been so helpful with our decision making process, so thanks to everyone for posting their experiences and reviews!

                   

                  Jill



                  #7069 latinive

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                    Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:24 PM

                    I have 45 days to go until we say I do. Lately, communication with the WC hasn't been that great.  I really need to start wrapping things up.  It will be here before soon!



                    #7070 asanyc

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                      Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:25 PM

                      Ohh that's awesome! Congrats! Hope we get the same response when we're finally allowed to send our save-the-dates out. :) And, that's a good attitude - not counting people until they book. You'd think a destination wedding would be more affordable but the costs seem to add up no matter what.

                       

                      Running of the brides is great - but go early and be prepared. I went with my future-sis-in-law who is also getting married next yr and it was insanity. Take people with you so they can help you get styles you like and trade dresses you don't. It's a mad house but a great experience (and an awesome deal). Good luck! I hope you find your dress! :)
                       

                      Originally Posted by cbandemer 

                      Yeah we're having a fiesta/open house reception a couple weeks after we return for the people who couldn't make but also since not everyone will see our house and it will be done a couple months before we leave. Yeah I sent out the save the dates a 3 weeks ago. No one is really in contact with me just our travel agent. I felt bad because she said she knew the exact date everyone got them since her phone never stopped ringing and she had a ton of emails in her inbox. She's waiting till the 17th to book anyone though so I'll start seeing who is coming and all of that good stuff by next weekend. I've been getting mixed responses from everyone so who knows. Like I told my mom and fiance we won't count people until they have officially booked not just by them saying they're coming.

                       

                      Yea our ceremony is at the gazebo as well but pool deck is what I think i'm going with instead of my original idea of the ballroom. Ever since i saw the photos on here of the setup and how pretty it looks at night I changed my mind. If the weather doesn't cooperate it will definately be in the ballroom. For dresses I just started looking at different things online but haven't gone and physically looked. The running of the brides is here in chicago next friday the 16th so was thinking of maybe going to that after the morning madness to check out some styles and materials. For colors I am going for bright pink and orange. I at first was thinking aqua/teal and pink but have made the final decision of orange and pink since it looks more beachy/tropical.

                       



                       



                       


                      Anne & Justin

                      Sept. 2, 2012 - Dreams Riviera Cancun





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