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#991 can't wait!

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    Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:46 AM

    Originally Posted by Sannjn
    I got married at Dreams Tulum on June 23rd and it was amazing!!!

    Once you get there, it becomes really easy what you need/want to do. We scheduled our meeting with the wedding coordinator when we arrived. We told her what we wanted and if she couldn't answer our question she looked into it for us. We ended up meeting with her 3 times before our wedding...we arrived Thursday afternoon meet with her and went over all the details. We meet with her again on Friday to have 2 of our witnesses sign paperwork (it was their anniversary the day before so they had a romantic dinner planned) and to pay our balance.

    We also arranged a Welcome Party in the ballroom for Saturday night. It was so easy to set up!!! Told her we just wanted to have a dinner with our family and friends and to have a sound system we could plug our ipod into. Well I pretty much left it at that, she told us where to go and when we got there the tables were all set up and people were serving our guests drinks. It seriously was so simple! And the wedding coordinator came by just to make sure everything was ok.

    We meet again with the coordinator Monday morning (day of the wedding, we got married at 5pm) and gave her all of our decorations...we had name place cards (with who was going to sit at a table together), decoration for the tables, favors on the tables, a monogram letter for our cake (I just gave it to her and told her I wanted it on the cake). And to my amazement...everything was all done when I showed up! I couldn't believe it! It was so easy!!!

    AND just to let you guys know...I'm very anal, plan like a manic and can be controlling (my husband would acknowledge that!). After a couple days in Mexico and hanging out with you family and friends you will naturally relax more...so whatever happens, happens.

    We brought our own photographers...we have 2 amazing photographers in our areas so they gave me a great rate and I paid to fly them out there. The best investment!!! My photographers were amazing!!!

    Other things that were really easy and helpful...

    *she asked what kinda of seating I wanted...how many people at a table then how many tables I wanted.

    *since we didn't need to have photography in our package (Dreams of Love) we asked to if we could have that offer for our Welcome Party. I forgot to confirm beforehand and I showed up to the Welcome Party and the photographer was there and we got 36 free photos!

    *I gave her a big bag full of stuff for our decoration, went over everything with her when I gave it to her and she made it happen!

    So...to sum up my experience...
    Once you get there you can negotiate, figure out what you want, tell them what you want and they really do try and make it happen and tell you want is and not possible. I was really impressed how on top of it the wedding coordinators are. And this is from someone who plans and likes to be able to control everything.

    This is your wedding and you are doing a destination to release A LOT of the stress from local weddings. So relax and enjoy. NO MATTER WHAT...it will be beautiful and you and your guests are on vacation.

    The one thing I would have done different, and I'm totally serious!, I would have had my ceremony at 3pm instead of 5pm. IT WENT BY WAY TO FAST!!! I wish I had more time in the day to enjoy the happiness and being in my dress (which I felt absolutely beautiful in!!).

    Don't worry about the heat (I got married in June!)...you get use to it after being there for 3-4 days and your mind is else where (you are in the moment, not thinking about heat). I did have turquoise parasols for people to use for the sun also...it was also part of my decoration.

    Believe me...it will be amazing and beautiful. Who else do you know can show wedding pictures with you, your husband, family and friends on the beach with beautiful turquoise water behind you!!!

    Since I don't know how to post photos...here is a website of my photographers blog. It has about 5 of our 'Trash the Dress' session pictures on it. We did that session the day after the wedding (right before we left for our honeymoon resort). We are the only destination wedding our photographers have done.

    Yeah! Thanks so much for posting a great review! And from the few pics I've seen it looks like your wedding weekend was amazing!
    How many people did you have as guests?
    Where was your wedding reception?

    I can't wait to see more pictures of the actual day!!

    #992 Blkatz

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      Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:49 AM

      sannjn-can you tell us what location you had your reception at? Also how many people did you have?

      #993 Sannjn

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        Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:48 PM

        You're Welcome...glad I could help!

        We had 35 guests (counting my husband and I) and also a 4 year old and 2 infants.

        I originally wanted our reception to be at El Patio (each day their was a wedding and their reception was at El Patio and it looked nice). It is nice set up and away from other guests. BUT there was a business conference going on the same day as our wedding so we couldn't get that area. But...no big deal...what are you gonna do?

        So they set up our tables next the the pool and one of the bars. At first I was thinking 'by the pool? Really?' because it gets kinda busy during the day...but around dinner time everyone is eating and drinking...not swimming. So it was a beautiful set up and no other guests were even around...just us. And there were waiters asking for our drinks and bringing out our food. And the food was pretty good!

        We also rented sound equipment so we plugged in our ipod and they also had a microphone attached. So during dinner people stood up, cut the music and gave a toast with the microphone. Then when we wanted everyone's attention to hand out 'Thank you' gifts to our parents and friends who helped with wedding prepping, cut the cake and toss the garter/bouquet my husband and I went and grabbed the microphone and told everyone ourselves (instead of a DJ). It didn't matter, everyone there was our closest family and friends.

        #994 Lonna14

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          Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:38 PM

          Hello Ladies!
          I have my official date at DT..June 20, 2009, at 6 p.m!! So excited!!!!

          I am wondering about the quality of the dj and or sound system...this is very important to me to have a clear, farily loud sound system. Can anyone give me any insight or suggesitons as to what to rent and or use? We are planning on the seaside grill, but if the occupancy is too high then we will be using the ballroom. Please let me know your thoughts when you get a chance!


          #995 SunBride

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            Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:00 PM

            The sound system for the ceremony was very clear (it's just one big speaker) and I think it's the same one for the reception, so you should be okay.

            #996 SunBride

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              Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:03 PM

              Okay ladies, the new thread is ready!!!


              For those who don't know what this is about, I suggested this last month (around page 80 or 90) and got overwhelming support for the idea of a new thread with all the most important and recent information continuously updated at the beginning of the thread.

              So we can let this one die now, unless people want to answer a previous question, but for new questions let's post them in the new thread. Hopefully in the next couple days we can completely let this one die

              #997 DreamsTulumBride

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                Posted 21 July 2008 - 08:42 PM

                hum...let this one die ? I am sure futur tulum brides will still enjoy reading the 1000's of messages that were written here ! ! When I look back (before my wedding) I just loved to read anything about this resort ! !

                #998 SunBride

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                  Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:10 PM

                  well most people said it was getting way too long and too hard to find the information we were looking for. We were getting the same questions over and over.

                  I asked others what they thought of a new thread continuously updated with info at the beginning and they all agreed (well the dozen or so people who responded).

                  Don't forget that when you planned your wedding, the thread had just started and there were way less brides. Now this thread has become overwhelming. I don't think any new brides actually take the time to read all 1000s posts.

                  Even if this one "dies", i.e. falls to the back pages of the forum, it will still always be here and brides can come look through it if they want (I provided the link in the new thread).

                  #999 Seahagamy

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                    Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:35 PM

                    I'm having a heart attack, where is the thread? I tried and it says there's nothing?

                    #1000 SunBride

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                      Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:49 PM

                      weird, let's try that again


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