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#7271 pbjwed

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    Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:40 PM



    Caroline,

     

    No you do not get to have a tasting but some of the items you have are on the menus at several of the restaurants!  If you like crab wontons you must try them at seaside grille!   THEY Were our favorite!!  Anyway you can subsitute food just let them know.  Good luck at your site visit.  We loved the hotel...  we are actually going back on the 5th for our 1 yr anniversary. Instead of going bk to Dreams we are trying Secrets Silversands.  If you have any other questions after reading my thread just ask!  click on link below my thread is on 7 pages..

     



     

    Hi ladies,

     

    First off, this website is fabulous! There is so much good information here about the hotel.  I'm actually going to be having my site visit at Dreams Rivierca Cancun next week (the week of November 1).  I'm very excited!!! 

     

    Has anyone here had a site visit at Dreams before?  If so, what should I expect during the site visit? Has anyone been successful tasting any of the menu dinner options for weddings during a site visit?  So far, I've been told they can't accommodate this during the site visit, but just thought I might ask some of the brides on this website to see if that's been anyone else's experience.

     

    I'm very excited for the trip, but am so nervous that I'm going to forgot to ask important questions while I'm there.  Any suggestions about questions that I should definitely make sure to ask during the site visit?  I greatly appreciate any input from former or 'soon to be' brides! Thanks so much, ladies!

     

    -Caroline

     



     


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    #7272 GCR2011

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      Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:09 PM

      I just had another NO to my outside DJ.  I sent back a much more insisting reply or told them to charge me the same price as Discomovil but I'm not holding my breath at this point. with only 6 weeks to go I'm sure they realize I don't have much option other than to write an upset review



      #7273 latinive

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        Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:20 PM

        Hey girls.  So today it was declared a hurricane and the resort started taking measures.  They have been boarding restaurants, put everyone's patio furniture in their rooms, collected all the pool chairs.  Later on tonight, someone said that it's now becoming a tropical storm.  But then you never know, it can change direction.  Not much is happening here tonight due to the weather.  They have even cut off serving alcohol as of 10pm by law.  Our waiter at Himitsu tonight told us that once the authorities declare a hurricane emergency, by law the serving of alcohol stops at 10pm.  I know, weird.  Our couple's massage for tomorrow has been cancelled due to the spa being required to close thru this storm.  I am really hoping that it gets all out of the way tonight into tomorrow.  The staff is saying that by 6-8 pm tomorrow they will running back to normal.  I sure hope it does.  Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed for me.



        #7274 dimplesandsuga

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          Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:50 AM


          Hey Girly

           

          Fight for what you want.  I would maybe request Yasmina....Ricardo knows her personally...I don't know what that means but he says they go way back and are good friends so maybe this will help.  That's who I have now and so far I was told ok. 
           

          Originally Posted by GCR2011 

          I just had another NO to my outside DJ.  I sent back a much more insisting reply or told them to charge me the same price as Discomovil but I'm not holding my breath at this point. with only 6 weeks to go I'm sure they realize I don't have much option other than to write an upset review



           



          #7275 dimplesandsuga

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            Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:32 AM



            PBJWED--You're wedding was beautiful, thank you for posting this...its almost a bible guide for me.  I was wondering where you got your starfish for the place settings?  The colors almost pop!  I would love to get my hands on royal blue and fuschia (my wedding colors) or even white and I'll dye them myself.  Also...another also ..The OOT bags, what would you put in them that you didn't if you had to go back and do it all over again?  I'm trying to actually find the bags themselves. Our Dollar Store is stingy!  They don't have any good items that I can get creative with.  I was thinking of using some clear rubber make up bags that they did have, but they are small....actually like little clutch make up bags so I'm not so sure if that will work being that my welcome OOT bags may have t-shirts in them.  Thank you!!

            To all upcoming Brides I just wanted to share my planning thread with you!~ I got married almost a year ago at DRC. 

             

            http://www.bestdesti...thread-11-11-10

             

            Hope you enjoy!  COngrats!!!!!!!!!!!



             



            #7276 JimC

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              Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

              Hello all, while I haven’t been posting I have been reading and enjoying all the conversations, the helpful hints and the sage advice.

              We were married on October 5, 2011 on the North Beach at DRC. Our journey began last October when we were engaged in Cozumel on October 15, 2010 and decided at that time to get married on the Riviera Mayan. A destination wedding sounded like the thing to do. Albeit, neither of us new anything about how to plan or arrange a destination wedding. We thought we would pick a resort and tell all our friends to get on a travel booking site and book their trip. Well the logistics of that didn’t work out too well.

              We then attended a number of local events and trade shows to get a sense of what we should be doing. (I would encourage everyone to do this.)  My first piece of advice would be to get the help of a local wedding coordinator. We had an outstanding experience with our Wedding Designer, Ms. Danielle Cicci, from Blue Petal Weddings. From our first meeting with Danielle in late January 2011 things were moving. We had planned to do some site visits in February to choose our wedding resort and Danielle arranged our itinerary, had a car pick us up and built in some time for us to enjoy Playa Del Carmen and the surrounding area. She arranged for us to visit 6 or 7 resorts, DRC being the 1st we saw and our final choice. She was the main contact with the wedding coordinator at DRC, Yamina. Relationships are so important when you are planning a destination wedding and having a local wedding designer who has a relationship with the wedding coordinator at the resort really helps. I’m certain we would not have gotten what we did in the time that we did, with very little frustration, without Danielle’s involvement.  There is so much to do for a destination wedding, over and above the wedding package you choose. Danielle dealt with the resort for us and she was able to negotiate almost everything we wanted. Since 1 site visit wasn’t enough.. LOL..we went back again in June 2011 & rented a condo in Playa. We collected some wedding favors from local stores and spent a full day at DRC on a day pass. This really sold us on the decision we made.

              Our experience with the wedding coordinators at DRC was also outstanding. All the little things we worried about were all taken care of. You will meet with your W/C and walk through all the details a couple of days before your wedding. We brought 2 suit cases full of wedding favors, chair sashes, parasols, fans, music CD’s we made for our guests, to name a few of the items.

              Yamina took down all the details on how and where we wanted things placed. You will certainly meet Jorge. He is the man that runs the show and I mean it. This guy sets up for at least 1 wedding a day and in our case had to move our Cocktail set up and Reception set up from outside to inside, within an hour. Yes we did get rain….even with all our detailed planning, it happens but what a job they did at the resort. Jorge always has a smile on his face and is always busy but will take the time to stop and say Hola. Both he and Yamina made us feel very relaxed as the day approached and during our special day. Jorge was around the entire day and night to make sure everything was right. Both he and Yamina definitely excel in making your experience special.

              The set up inside was amazing (not what we had planned but certainly made up for the disappointment we felt after all our planning) Both Yamina and Jorge made our day very special. With their detail to service and empathy for our situation; we had planned a Jacuzzi Cocktail Hour and the Reception on the patio by the infinity pool but that was not what was in the cards for us. We chose the BBQ Buffet and our guests said the food was incredible. Our guests had an amazing time, the lighted dance floor was set up. We had DJ Mauricio for the music & he was great.  I sent Mauricio a list of songs a couple of weeks before we arrived, he responded within 2 hours, and played the most important songs on our list. During the reception you could see him looking at the crowd to get a sense of what to play. The dance floor was packed all night, what a party! We had no regrets about booking with DJ Mauricio.

              Please keep in mind that the resort has other events planned and could conflict with your big day. We had planned to have our reception on the deck in front of the infinity pool and later found out that had it not been raining the resort had planned a Mexican night on the other side of the pool with a buffet for all the resort guests with DJ music and live entertainment (we witnessed it the next Wednesday night). This certainly would have impacted our reception. So ask the question, “What events does the resort have planned the day and night of your big day?”

              We will finish by saying that between Blue Petal Weddings, DRC with Yamina and Jorge, and our friends and family, this was our picture perfect day. Here is the link to our DRC wedding slideshow..

              Thank all of you who posted on this site, it really helped us plan and set expectations....

               

              http://web.mac.com/v...DRERC/CRAIGWED/

               

              Joanne and Jim

               

               

               



              #7277 latinive

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                Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:00 AM

                Today it's wedding day!!! The storm passed, our wedding got pushed back to today but it's beautiful sunny skies out my window today.



                #7278 Caroline1118

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                  Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:58 AM

                  Congratulations!!! I'll be flying to RM on Monday for my site visit..... I was so nervous because of the storm.  I'll actually be at Dreams on Tuesday for my site visit there... Best wishes!
                   

                  Originally Posted by latinive 

                  Today it's wedding day!!! The storm passed, our wedding got pushed back to today but it's beautiful sunny skies out my window today.



                   



                  #7279 Rick949

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                    Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:04 AM

                    Congrats Latinive! The Mayan gods knew you were getting married and they made some adjustments... I just looked at the live web cam...

                    Is this your wedding getting setup? I know it will all go well!

                     

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                    #7280 latinive

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                      Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:00 PM

                      Hi. Thanks. No this is not the wedding.  They are setting up for a wedding at 4pm and mine is at 5pm on the beach.  So they will kind of be one behind the other.  It's okay, we just can't predict the weather.  I just had my hair and makeup done by Victoria at the Spa.  When I finished it poured for about 5 minutes and then the sun came out again.  There was the other bride there getting ready also. So I am hoping the weather stays like it is right now.  I'll take cloudy anytime without the rain. 
                       

                      Originally Posted by Rick949 

                      Congrats Latinive! The Mayan gods knew you were getting married and they made some adjustments... I just looked at the live web cam...

                      Is this your wedding getting setup? I know it will all go well!

                       

                      Screen shot 2011-10-29 at 11.00.10 AM.png



                       






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