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Trying to decide between Dreams Cancun and Dreams Riviera Maya?? Please help!

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#1 Sweetthang247

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    Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:23 PM

    Trying to decide between Dreams Cancun and Dreams Riviera Maya?? Please help! Any tips, advice, comparisons, would be greatly appreciated!


    Thank you! =)

    #2 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:03 AM

      They are both fantastic resorts. Big differences that I see are 1) Dreams Cancun is located in the heart of Cancun. This may or may not be where you want to be for the rest of your time in the Mayan Riviera? 2) Dreams Riviera Maya has very strict vendor policies and last time we had a lot of trouble shooting a wedding there. 

      Best of luck with all your plans!






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      #3 LaurenR

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      Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

      Does DRC allow outside vendors? Specifically Photographers? Do you have to pay a day pass or is it a vendor fee? I definitely want to use an outside photographer. 

      #4 RollerBride

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        Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:47 AM

           From what I have been reading on the Dreams Riviera Cancun thread, some brides have been able to use an outside photographer, but they have to have them stay at the resort as a guest for at least one night or so. A day pass for the resort is $88/person. A wedding pass is $55/person. I'm not sure if you would be able to talk the wedding coordinator into just paying the day pass fee.


           However, some brides that are working with travel agents have used their free rooms or upgrades to room their vendors (Outside djs, photographers, etc), so that is also an idea.


           My wedding is at DRC in 3 weeks and I am just using the resorts photographers (adventure photos) and DJ. The slide shows I have been seeing are great, so I'm pretty excited.  If you have another photographer that you can bring that is cheaper, I say it's worth a shot! :)


        I hope this helped :)

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        #5 Pierre Violle

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          Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:08 AM

          Hi there,


          I covered Weddings at both resorts. To give you an idea, visit my blog:


          1- DreamsCancunWedding-17-PierreVisualStudio.jpg



          Dreams Riviera Maya



          Hope that will help you!!!

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