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#8331 torilvv12

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    Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:30 AM


    Hi kellykellz,

     

    We booked Samuel Luna and reserved a room for him for one night. We did the same thing for videographer and dj. I don't think they allow outside vendors anymore. So if you want to use one, you will have to book a room for them.

    Originally Posted by kellykellz 

    Hi Ladies,

     

    What photographers have you used at Dreams Riveria Cancun? Did you go with the package photographer? or did you have a outside photographer come on site? If you used an outside photographer did you purchase a day pass for them, or a room for the night? Looking forward to hearing back from you all! :-)



     



    #8332 Savs1027

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      Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

      I have a blog where I post a lot of wedding related stuff (and other stuff as well)!

      here's the link where I showed my save the dates!

       

      http://www.savanahsm.../save-date.html

       


       

      Originally Posted by paradisebride13 

      What is everyone doing or done for their save the dates? I am needing ideas and will be sending these out soon. Thanks!



       



      #8333 Savs1027

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        Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:34 AM


        We are using Anel who is part of the Adventure Photo team (the resorts photographer). We have been very pleased with all of her work that we've seen! She's also very responsive and helpful via email :)

        Originally Posted by kellykellz 

        Hi Ladies,

         

        What photographers have you used at Dreams Riveria Cancun? Did you go with the package photographer? or did you have a outside photographer come on site? If you used an outside photographer did you purchase a day pass for them, or a room for the night? Looking forward to hearing back from you all! :-)



         



        #8334 EmilyT

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          Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

          Hello All,

           

          I have another question, I don't like the menu options so we are basically creating our own menus.... Yamina wrote back to me that I dont have to have a buffet and I can do a plated dinner... but we are having the reception on the deck infront of the infinity pool and at first we were told we could only do a buffet... Im just wondering if maybe she is confused or if this is really possible. Im not sure which I would choose anyway but the buffet menus really dont look good to me at all !!! HELP and if any of u designed ur own menus was it difficult or did u just take different things from each menu and from the restaurants at dreams ?? I can tell the food options are going to be the biggest pain in the butt for me because we want our guests to have high quality delicious food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

           

          wedding 2.22.13

           

          Thanx



          #8335 ssapper

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            Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

            Hey everyone.. hope all the wedding planning is going well!! Just wondering what everyone is doing for centerpieces?? Im concerned that a lot of centerpieces will look out of place/lost on the big tables dreams has...



            #8336 RollerBride

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              Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

              I picked the Love Package  The corresponding menu has 2 complete meal options. Evangelina let us mix and match from those 2 menu choices. Beware-you are only allowed to choose ONE entree for EVERYONE. We chose a seafood entree and I know that some of my guests are allergic. I've emailed Evangelina to let her know that we may have a few guests who will need another option. I'm sure it will be fine.

               

              Originally Posted by EmilyT 

              Hello All,

               

              I have another question, I don't like the menu options so we are basically creating our own menus.... Yamina wrote back to me that I dont have to have a buffet and I can do a plated dinner... but we are having the reception on the deck infront of the infinity pool and at first we were told we could only do a buffet... Im just wondering if maybe she is confused or if this is really possible. Im not sure which I would choose anyway but the buffet menus really dont look good to me at all !!! HELP and if any of u designed ur own menus was it difficult or did u just take different things from each menu and from the restaurants at dreams ?? I can tell the food options are going to be the biggest pain in the butt for me because we want our guests to have high quality delicious food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

               

              wedding 2.22.13

               

              Thanx



               


              Kip & Kate

              August 4, 2012

              Dreams Riviera Cancun

              www.kipandkateswedding.com

              30 guests


              #8337 Cbert22

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                Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:10 AM


                Hi Emily!! You are getting married on my birthday by the way :). I am going with the caribbean buffet but Gina is allowing me to swap out some things from that menu from the other two menus. Not sure if that would help you since you seem to now be leaning towards a plated dinner, but thought i would let you know that they are open to swaps if certain items dont sound good to you. 

                Originally Posted by EmilyT 

                Hello All,

                 

                I have another question, I don't like the menu options so we are basically creating our own menus.... Yamina wrote back to me that I dont have to have a buffet and I can do a plated dinner... but we are having the reception on the deck infront of the infinity pool and at first we were told we could only do a buffet... Im just wondering if maybe she is confused or if this is really possible. Im not sure which I would choose anyway but the buffet menus really dont look good to me at all !!! HELP and if any of u designed ur own menus was it difficult or did u just take different things from each menu and from the restaurants at dreams ?? I can tell the food options are going to be the biggest pain in the butt for me because we want our guests to have high quality delicious food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                 

                wedding 2.22.13

                 

                Thanx



                 



                #8338 jillbean2

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                  Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:50 AM

                  EmilyT:

                   

                  Our reception is on the pool deck as well and Yamina gave us the option of plated or buffet so I think you do have the option as long as your guest numbers are right (we have 39 guests + me and the groom).  I didn't like the plated options much so I chose the BBQ buffet, and made some slight changes to the menu, which Yamina said was fine.  (We asked to drop the tuna & salmon kabob and replace with the beef kabobs from the Caribbean buffet.).  She said you get everything on the buffet which seems like a better option than having to choose from the plated meals...I thought it was a better selection!  I've read good things about the Caribbean buffet on this forum as well :) 



                  #8339 EmilyT

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                    Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:55 AM

                    Thank you to everyone who responded .. i appreciate it!! Yamina actually just answered me as well and YES plated dinners are allowed on the deck.. so now i jsut have to decide which I would rather. I emailed her about the "one entree" for everyone deal and told her it would be impossible. I am hoping this isnt true because its ridiculous. ALSO does anyone know if there is in fact a "platinum" dinner menu. I keep asking her to send all the menus and she just keeps sending silver and gold. I see on the brochure it says platinum as well... ( we are doing the ultimate package so i figure I want to see all the options )

                     

                    and lastly..... i am using a local travel agent but i feel since we are booking so many rooms we should get a nice deal from the hotel.. does anyone have information on this ? How many rooms need to be booked and how does this process take place.. i cant imagine not getting something off with the amount of rooms that will be booked for my wedding... let me know if you know!!! happy planning everyone!!



                    #8340 EmilyT

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                      Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:58 AM

                      Hi! I used magnetstreet.com... and chose the names written in the sand magnet... i don't want to overdo the beach theme so im not going to use similar invitations but i thought for the save the dates it was a cute idea becaue it sorta set the tone. on it i have the date obviously.. our names... "dreams riviera cancun" and the free website i made from theknot.com. they came very fast and were very nicely done..

                       

                      Originally Posted by paradisebride13 

                      What is everyone doing or done for their save the dates? I am needing ideas and will be sending these out soon. Thanks!



                       






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