Hello to all the brides with upcoming weddings at Dreams Resort PVR. I just returned from a 10 day stay. We booked the Ultimate wedding package for 16 adults and 2 children. I had very few extras. Prior to our trip I requested that they send me a final total for everything. They gave me a price, and I budgeted for that amount. I paid bills before we left and had very little wiggle room. When we arrived I found out that the price given to me was about $500 less then what we actually owed. They had forgotten to add in a few extras. We spent the first day there trying to rearrange finances to allow for this extra cost. We were able to figure things out, and then the afternoon before my wedding I found out that they had mistakingly never took out the origianl $500 deposit from the year before, and wanted more money. This was a horrible experience for the day before my wedding. The coordinator decided a good time to tell me this is 6 days after we arrive and the day before my wedding in the lobby in front of my guests. Due to their unorganized wedding coordination and inability to keep wedding coordinators I had to cancel my bonfire that was supposed to happen that evening. Please before you leave make sure all financial aspects are taken care of and that you bring copies of all emails and receipts so that you do not experience what I did.
Thanks to my parents dealing with the situation the wedding day went well. As unorganized and unprofessional as Dreams was with my wedding the ceremony and reception turned out beautifully. The food was terrific and my guests had fun. I will tell anyone on the fence about the DJ that if you have a small group like I did it isn't worth it. We just rented the sound system and used music from our IPOD. Also be very clear on your timelines. My husband and I missed our entire cocktail hour and Mariachi band because we were taking pictures the entire time. The resort is beautiful and we had a blast except for the $ issues before the wedding.
My only other advice is to have your guests call ahead and confirm their room. Three of the couples is my group were given rooms with 2 double beds and not the King size they had requested. I had to fight for them to get the rooms they had requested. Also if you have children in your group you are not allowed in the Portofino restuarant. I had my two daughters with me and they did not tell me this. We were supposed to have dinner with our guests the night before the wedding there. Another activity I had to cancel due to the resorts poor comunication.
Would I go back...I doubt it. It was beautiful but way too many headaches.