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#1 jaynreneewed

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    Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:19 PM

    Hey ladies-It's official I'm getting married at Dreams Tulum on July 15th, 2010! I'm thinking about going on a site visit to elevate some of my wedding jitters. Did anyone else do this? If so what kind of things do I do while I'm there and how long did you stay? Most importantly, did you get to stay at the resort for free? I've heard many resorts offer free nights to brides-to-be so they can check out the resort beforehand. Am I totally being crazy or should I ask my wedding coordinator? Any advice would be great. Thanks guys!

    #2 Destination Scout

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      Posted 19 August 2009 - 04:00 PM

      Most resorts have a special site visit rate. I would suggest you do a trial hair/make-up run. Have the coordinator set up a table for you like she would at the reception. Have a sample dinner. If possible, use the same ground transportation. Maybe try a few of the activities you might has as excursions. If you are using a dj or any vendors. Try to meet with them and get a feel for what they are like.

      Good luck! You are going to love Tulum.

      #3 AmyandRich

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        Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:52 PM

        Jayanreneewed,

        Congrats!!! I am to be married at Dreams Tulum on May7, 2010. I am leaving on October 1 to do a site visit. I have an appointment scheduled with our cordinator, Aurora, on October 2. My goal is to go over locations for the ceremony and reception, look at flower and cake options and some decor options. I also just want to get a general feel for the place, as I have never been there. I hear that alot of details end up being decided last minute so I don't expect to walk away with everything set in stone. Doing this site visit certainly makes me feel better about everything though. I'll let you know how it goes if you want....

        Amy

        #4 jaynreneewed

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          Posted 21 August 2009 - 10:26 AM

          Thanks girls, great ideas. This is just what I needed! One last question- how many months beofre the wedding did you do your site visit and how long did you go for?

          #5 Destination Scout

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            Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:44 PM

            If you have everything set up ahead of time, you only need two days, as long as you want to just bang everything out. If you want to turn it into a vacation, add as much time as you see fit.

            How confident are you in your venue? If you know that you are set on your venue, I would wait until about two months before your wedding. Mexico is the kind of place that it's best to wait until the last minute to coordinate the details because you never know what is going to change. That also gives you plenty of time to work out a list of all the types of vendors you will need and the questions that you need answered.

            #6 AmyandRich

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              Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:04 PM

              I am going 6.5 months in advance.... you are offered a 100% refund on your deposit if cancelled at least 6 months out. I have never been to this resort o if I go and hate it, I'm not out my $500. Also, I have the option of hopping in a taxi to check out other places. I know that I won't really be able to plan all the details... like Malisa said, things do happen more last minute in Mexico. I just want to verify I made a good choice of resort.




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