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#311 JennyMay2013

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    Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

    Originally Posted by JennyMay2013 

    Hi there... honestly the basic ocean view room I think is the best.  They pretty much have the same view as the tower, only the tower will have a higher view if you happen to get one of the high floors and will have internet.  The dolphin view however, although can be pretty, you should only get if you are able to get the high floor (4 or 5).  The dolphins can be loud and the swimming with the dolphin sessions start pretty early in the morning.  You will be able to hear everything.  I'll send the photo's off to you shortly.

    Sorry... this was supposed to be a response BriandLuna.



    #312 briandluna

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      Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:40 AM

      Originally Posted by JennyMay2013 

      Sorry... this was supposed to be a response BriandLuna.

      thank you so much!! your information really helped! I didnt think about the dolphin classes!! your wedding looked beautiful!! For the lighting, it looked like they had spotlights set up on buildings the provide light. did the lighting bother you at all? From that angle it looks like it could be bothersome, or blinding you....



      #313 briandluna

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        Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

        Originally Posted by JennyMay2013 

        Hi there... honestly the basic ocean view room I think is the best.  They pretty much have the same view as the tower, only the tower will have a higher view if you happen to get one of the high floors and will have internet.  The dolphin view however, although can be pretty, you should only get if you are able to get the high floor (4 or 5).  The dolphins can be loud and the swimming with the dolphin sessions start pretty early in the morning.  You will be able to hear everything.  I'll send the photo's off to you shortly.

         

        Have you stayed in both the pyramid rooms & the tower? Im curious about the insides of the rooms. I want something big enough us that we can all get ready in, & something nice as well since it is our wedding. Are the pyramid rooms like basic hotel rooms? I know each room says that they are suites, but the pictures that i viewed look basically like a bed & 2 chairs by the windows... to me thats a basic hotel room...  im sure the tower room are more upscale & larger, but also more expensive.... from what i could gather about the honeymoon suite in the pyramid is that the only difference in size from the other pyramid rooms is it has a few extra chairs for sitting... i just want to feel like im in a honeymoon suit & not a hotel room... (& i think im making myself crazy since i cant see them beforehand!)


        #314 megssweet1

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          Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:19 PM

          Are you using a wedding coordinator? I used a coordinator which is basically a travel agent who specializes in destination weddings. She has been super helpful and been able to assist with those type of questions. Also, I think dreams lists square footage so that may help too. I really like the wedding coordinator too because she'll handle all the travel arrangements for the guests and we can do payment plans too!



          #315 briandluna

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            Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

            Originally Posted by megssweet1 

            Are you using a wedding coordinator? I used a coordinator which is basically a travel agent who specializes in destination weddings. She has been super helpful and been able to assist with those type of questions. Also, I think dreams lists square footage so that may help too. I really like the wedding coordinator too because she'll handle all the travel arrangements for the guests and we can do payment plans too!

            Im going through a travel agent that a friend of mine used for her destination wedding... i dont have a wedding coordinator which is probably why i feel so lost... my travel agent is actually in another state from me as well so everything we do is through emails ugh. & im having a tough time figuring out wedding timelines, i just keep researching online. but i didnt hire a wedding planner because it really isnt in our budget which is why we chose to do a destination wedding in the first place to save money...



            #316 megssweet1

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              Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

              How far into the process are you? My WC thru the travel agency is free and was able to get us better room rates for our group. She didn't help with choosing a place, but the coordination between me and dreams was facilitated by her. I sent eSave the Dates I made on my travel website, and she has also reached out to guests via email. She is also in another state, but we've chatted on the phone several times. I absolutely love having her because if guests have questions, I'll just direct them to her. I am not hiring a wedding planner either but I'm really glad I found the site I used. If its not too late, maybe try that? Idk, wedding planning was really overwhelming for me. Esp choosing where to have it. So it was helpful. Now I'm just getting lost in details. A month ago, I'd never heard of OOT bags, wedding logos, or wedding slogans! Lol, now I need them all!

              Im going through a travel agent that a friend of mine used for her destination wedding... i dont have a wedding coordinator which is probably why i feel so lost... my travel agent is actually in another state from me as well so everything we do is through emails ugh. & im having a tough time figuring out wedding timelines, i just keep researching online. but i didnt hire a wedding planner because it really isnt in our budget which is why we chose to do a destination wedding in the first place to save money...



              #317 JennyMay2013

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                Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:59 AM

                @Briandluna I have stayed in both the pyramid rooms and the tower.  They are exactly the same unless you get one of the larger suites. It may be a few square feet bigger, but not by much.  Depending on when you go, there may be birds that squawk in the morning at the pyramids, so if you are late sleepers you may want to take that into consideration.  We were always at breakfast by 9:30 AM to spend as much time in the water or doing whatever as possible.

                 

                If you want a big room, I'd go with one of the bigger suites in the tower or the 5th floor in the pyramid (they have a living room).  However, you're rarely going to be in your room.  The make up and hair sessions (if you have it in your package) are at the salon.  The only time I was in my room was sleeping, getting ready for dinner and putting my dress on an hour before the wedding (which will include pictures with your girls.  I had the photographer come out there and take pictures as well.  

                 

                As far as the lighting, no it was not blinding unless you look directly at them.  I was concerned when we first got there, but they are so high up that they are out of your normal view. 

                 

                Items I thought were well worth the money:

                1. Lighted Dance Floor

                2. DJ

                3. Centerpieces

                4. Bows for chairs (this will color up your wedding if you want to keep the white table clothes)

                5. The buffet (you can mix and match the menu for both cocktail hour and the reception - I highly recommend the shrimp sate at cocktail hour, my guests are still talking about how good it was)

                 

                You don't realize how much you are bringing until you start packing.  The only thing we didn't have them do is the escort cards for the guests. 

                 

                The only wedding coordinator I used was the one at Dreams.  They have packages that you can pick from with regards to everything you will need to decide.  You can change up the flowers, etc. based on what you are wanting.  If you see something that you like, you can email it to them and they can make it as well.  I can send you the documents with the choices they sent me if you want.   

                 

                For those wanting to do wedding passport invitations, I used www.custompassports.com, she did an amazing job, was quick and was definitely less expensive than everywhere else I looked.  We also did Thank-you postcards through http://foreverclever...m/postcard.html.  I do recommend getting the envelopes though.  We didn't and the post office ran them through their stamper even when we asked them not to and destroyed a couple of them.

                 

                Relax and enjoy yourself.  Once you have everything picked out, they do it all.  It was an amazing experience! Definitely a whole lot less stressful than planning a wedding in your home town.



                #318 megssweet1

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                  Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

                  JennyMay2013,

                   

                  Thank you so much for that info!  So helpful! I am thinking of doing the passport invite, so thanks for the link!
                   



                  #319 Ashleyloriann

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                    Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:47 PM

                    Has anyone had their reception on the garden? Is it super windy?



                    #320 Ongerina

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                      Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:51 PM

                      Hi Courtney! My wedding is December 12th, and we'll be there the 7th-14th! We'll have time meet up!! Cecilia is also my planner, and I didn't do a site visit either- looks like we are in the same boat!






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