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#9541 LindseyM

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    Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

    Hi all!!!

     

    Today was our first day here.  Customs was a BREEZE!!!  We had 12 bags total, counting out clothes and wedding things, between my parents, brother, his gf, my fiance and I.  The only one who got stopped was my brother's gf.  She showed them her clothes, that's it.  She got the red light that's why. 

     

    They asked why we had so much stuff.  We told them for our wedding, offered to show invoices, they said it was okay and we were DONE!!!

     

    Dreams has been awesome so far.  They upgraded our room from the honeymoon suite to the master suite without us even asking.  We are so close to the North Beach where we'll get married on Friday and today we watched a wedding there from our balcony.  Tomorrow morning we meet with Lorena!

     

    It has only been 1 day and we've NEVER been happier we chose DREAMS!!!!



    #9542 mnunez2

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      Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:54 PM

      Hi all!!! Today was our first day here.  Customs was a BREEZE!!!  We had 12 bags total, counting out clothes and wedding things, between my parents, brother, his gf, my fiance and I.  The only one who got stopped was my brother's gf.  She showed them her clothes, that's it.  She got the red light that's why.  They asked why we had so much stuff.  We told them for our wedding, offered to show invoices, they said it was okay and we were DONE!!! Dreams has been awesome so far.  They upgraded our room from the honeymoon suite to the master suite without us even asking.  We are so close to the North Beach where we'll get married on Friday and today we watched a wedding there from our balcony.  Tomorrow morning we meet with Lorena! It has only been 1 day and we've NEVER been happier we chose DREAMS!!!!

      Yay! I'm so happy everything went smoothly for you! I know everything will be great look forward to hearing all about it!! Will be following you soon can't wait leaving in 9 days!!

      #9543 EmilyT

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        Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:02 AM

        HI GIRLS, for anyone who took the time to answer my questions- thank you SOOO much. I am going to bring my own chair sashes and will order the flowers and centerpieces from the catalog!

         

        I have another question ( what else is new ) - does anyone have an opinion on the lounge furniture set up on the beach for the cocktail hour ? This is what I orginally confirmed with Yamina, but when Lorena wrote back ( that one time ) she siad she had down for me the jacuzzi area.

         

        I emailed her telling her it was a mistake but I havent really heard anyone on here talk about the lounge furniture set up. I thought it was a cool little feature sitting on the beach on a couch having cocktails but I wonder why noone else really does it.. hmm maybe I made a mistake ? Do you think its not private enough and won't have the look im really picturing ? Any opinions on this would be great, or anyone who did it maybe you have a review to steer me in the right direction ?

         

        My fiance is not crazy about the jacuzzi idea.... so I think we are now between the lounge furniture on the beach and the desires terrace.... H E L P :)



        #9544 EmilyT

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          Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:04 AM

          Originally Posted by LindseyM 

          Hi all!!!

           

          Today was our first day here.  Customs was a BREEZE!!!  We had 12 bags total, counting out clothes and wedding things, between my parents, brother, his gf, my fiance and I.  The only one who got stopped was my brother's gf.  She showed them her clothes, that's it.  She got the red light that's why. 

           

          They asked why we had so much stuff.  We told them for our wedding, offered to show invoices, they said it was okay and we were DONE!!!

           

          Dreams has been awesome so far.  They upgraded our room from the honeymoon suite to the master suite without us even asking.  We are so close to the North Beach where we'll get married on Friday and today we watched a wedding there from our balcony.  Tomorrow morning we meet with Lorena!

           

          It has only been 1 day and we've NEVER been happier we chose DREAMS!!!!

          Lindsey I am very excited for you!!!!!!! I cannot wait to see picures of you & i am glad you love it!! I believe you are the one who posted all those helpful videos ? - if so THANK U SOO MUCH & even if not- i hope your wedding is amazing anyway!! good luck!!  



          #9545 EmilyT

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            Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:07 AM

            Originally Posted by liua 

            Hi Ladies,

             

            I’m new to this forum and in the process of reading through all the posts. I found a lot the good information and useful tips. We just booked our wedding for January 6TH, 2013 at DRC. Lorena will be our wedding coordinator. The email seems like taking forever to get through, and I’m anxious to waiting on reply. With less than 6 months I’m nervous that I don’t get many things done. Does anyone have a schedule or to do list that I could use as reference. I really want to know when we should confirm the ceremony location, reception location etc. Any suggestion would be awesome.

             

            Happy planning all!!  

            Hi- I think the most important thing you can do is confirm the locations, times, DJ, & photography. Everything else after that is stuff having to do with the menu ( which should be done in advance but can always be done ) and decor which I believe I heard some people say they have even made changes once they went down there just a few days before their wedding ! SO get on top of your locations and times because the resort fills up quickly and you most likely are not the only wedding that day! Write your coordinator an email.. label it urgent and get a confirmation on the times and locations that you want ! thats my advice ;)



            #9546 Savs1027

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              Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:37 AM

              Originally Posted by LindseyM 

              Hi all!!!

               

              Today was our first day here.  Customs was a BREEZE!!!  We had 12 bags total, counting out clothes and wedding things, between my parents, brother, his gf, my fiance and I.  The only one who got stopped was my brother's gf.  She showed them her clothes, that's it.  She got the red light that's why. 

               

              They asked why we had so much stuff.  We told them for our wedding, offered to show invoices, they said it was okay and we were DONE!!!

               

              Dreams has been awesome so far.  They upgraded our room from the honeymoon suite to the master suite without us even asking.  We are so close to the North Beach where we'll get married on Friday and today we watched a wedding there from our balcony.  Tomorrow morning we meet with Lorena!

               

              It has only been 1 day and we've NEVER been happier we chose DREAMS!!!!


              YAY!!! I am so glad customs was a breeze! I am so jealous of your master suite :) That is so awesome!! I hope everything goes smoothly and can not wait to see your pictures and hear about your trip when you get back as a MRS.!!!



              #9547 JustNoelle

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                Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:21 AM

                Originally Posted by EmilyT 

                HI GIRLS, for anyone who took the time to answer my questions- thank you SOOO much. I am going to bring my own chair sashes and will order the flowers and centerpieces from the catalog!

                 

                I have another question ( what else is new ) - does anyone have an opinion on the lounge furniture set up on the beach for the cocktail hour ? This is what I orginally confirmed with Yamina, but when Lorena wrote back ( that one time ) she siad she had down for me the jacuzzi area.

                 

                I emailed her telling her it was a mistake but I havent really heard anyone on here talk about the lounge furniture set up. I thought it was a cool little feature sitting on the beach on a couch having cocktails but I wonder why noone else really does it.. hmm maybe I made a mistake ? Do you think its not private enough and won't have the look im really picturing ? Any opinions on this would be great, or anyone who did it maybe you have a review to steer me in the right direction ?

                 

                My fiance is not crazy about the jacuzzi idea.... so I think we are now between the lounge furniture on the beach and the desires terrace.... H E L P :)

                 

                Hi Emily,

                 

                I too am struggling with cocktail hour location. I originally wanted it at Desire's Terrace but Lorena told me that Desire's Terrace will no longer be an option for a cocktail hour location. I asked her what are the options but she has not responded as yet. 

                 

                I really don't care for that Jacuzzi area. To me its a little awkward having a big jacuzzi in the middle of an area where our guest are supposed to mingling and DRINKING. Also, we are inviting children. It will be a nightmare if one of them fell in =/

                 

                I like the idea of lounge chairs on the beach but I am worried about privacy as well as the HEAT (my wedding will be in August).

                 

                Quick question... If I or you opted for lounge chairs on the beach, do we have to pay to rent the chairs, tables, lanterns, etc.? I really hope not.



                #9548 Rach0636

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                  Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:07 AM

                  Im so glad to hear that everything is going fabulous for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to hear more :) Congrats

                  Originally Posted by LindseyM 

                  Hi all!!!

                   

                  Today was our first day here.  Customs was a BREEZE!!!  We had 12 bags total, counting out clothes and wedding things, between my parents, brother, his gf, my fiance and I.  The only one who got stopped was my brother's gf.  She showed them her clothes, that's it.  She got the red light that's why. 

                   

                  They asked why we had so much stuff.  We told them for our wedding, offered to show invoices, they said it was okay and we were DONE!!!

                   

                  Dreams has been awesome so far.  They upgraded our room from the honeymoon suite to the master suite without us even asking.  We are so close to the North Beach where we'll get married on Friday and today we watched a wedding there from our balcony.  Tomorrow morning we meet with Lorena!

                   

                  It has only been 1 day and we've NEVER been happier we chose DREAMS!!!!



                  #9549 RollerBride

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                    Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:14 AM

                    Our wedding is in 2.5 weeks. Due to the heat, we opted to have our Cocktail Hour inside Desire lounge. We are hoping it will be nice and cool in there! :)

                     

                    Quote:

                    Originally Posted by JustNoelle 

                     

                    Hi Emily,

                     

                    I too am struggling with cocktail hour location. I originally wanted it at Desire's Terrace but Lorena told me that Desire's Terrace will no longer be an option for a cocktail hour location. I asked her what are the options but she has not responded as yet. 

                     

                    I really don't care for that Jacuzzi area. To me its a little awkward having a big jacuzzi in the middle of an area where our guest are supposed to mingling and DRINKING. Also, we are inviting children. It will be a nightmare if one of them fell in =/

                     

                    I like the idea of lounge chairs on the beach but I am worried about privacy as well as the HEAT (my wedding will be in August).

                     

                    Quick question... If I or you opted for lounge chairs on the beach, do we have to pay to rent the chairs, tables, lanterns, etc.? I really hope not.


                    Kip & Kate

                    August 4, 2012

                    Dreams Riviera Cancun

                    www.kipandkateswedding.com

                    30 guests


                    #9550 RollerBride

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                      Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:20 AM

                       Oh man, what a relief about customs! So glad it all worked out. I need to go through all my emails and get my receipts printed out just in case.

                      I'm so jealous of the Master Suite upgrade too!! i keep reading about all these room upgrades, I hope it happens for us but i'm trying to not get my hopes up and just be happy that we will have a preferred club room that we booked.

                       

                      HAVE FUN!!!

                      Originally Posted by LindseyM 

                      Hi all!!!

                       

                      Today was our first day here.  Customs was a BREEZE!!!  We had 12 bags total, counting out clothes and wedding things, between my parents, brother, his gf, my fiance and I.  The only one who got stopped was my brother's gf.  She showed them her clothes, that's it.  She got the red light that's why. 

                       

                      They asked why we had so much stuff.  We told them for our wedding, offered to show invoices, they said it was okay and we were DONE!!!

                       

                      Dreams has been awesome so far.  They upgraded our room from the honeymoon suite to the master suite without us even asking.  We are so close to the North Beach where we'll get married on Friday and today we watched a wedding there from our balcony.  Tomorrow morning we meet with Lorena!

                       

                      It has only been 1 day and we've NEVER been happier we chose DREAMS!!!!


                      Kip & Kate

                      August 4, 2012

                      Dreams Riviera Cancun

                      www.kipandkateswedding.com

                      30 guests





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