I got married at Dreams 6 months ago and it was great!!
RESORT: I was worried about the resort since we booked it without ever visiting, but it turned out to be fabulous! The wait staff was so great there and our guests (15 family members, 20 friends) all raved about the resort and how friendly and accommodating the staff was. Food was also really good there â€“ especially the breakfast buffets (the Mexican scrambled eggs, and chiliquilesâ€¦delish!), a lot of people were fans of the breakfast. The weather was also perfect â€“ sunny 6 days and high-70â€™s, low-80â€™s; and 1 day was overcast, but still high-70â€™s.
GAZEBO: We had the ceremony at 4pm in the Gazebo (Iâ€™m vertically challenged so wanted to be in heels ; ). FYI â€“ the walkway from the edge of the restaurant to the steps of the gazebo is only 13 feet (or it mayâ€™ve been 14 feet, canâ€™t remember the # off the top of my head) so keep in mind itâ€™s short if youâ€™re thinking of a runner. We just did rose petals instead. I loved the look of the gazebo and everything, but it was still pretty windy and I was fighting w/ my veil. If I had to do it again, Iâ€™d still wear the veil, but Iâ€™d have it pinned down a little better. Also, even though youâ€™re under the gazebo, where the bride normally stands on the left side is pretty sunny. I donâ€™t think the sun was directly in my eyes, but it was still really bright and I was squinting quite a bit at first. The groom being on the right has the better angle w/ his back to the sun.
The other thing to keep in mind about the gazebo is the PILLARS. I didnâ€™t find out later, buy I was really bummed when my mom told me she couldnâ€™t see me b/c of the pillar b/w us. That can be avoided though: just make sure when you stand in the gazebo, you can see everyone over your husbandâ€™s shoulder, and he can see everyone over your shoulder. If you canâ€™t see someone b/c of the pillar, they canâ€™t see you. We simply forgot to really make sure we did that. Also, at 4pm on Oct 21, the position of the sun makes it so that the chairs on the left side of the gazebo (the brideâ€™s side) is in the shade, and the chairs on the groomâ€™s side are in the sun. Everyone disregarded bride or groomâ€™s side and went to sit on the shaded side. No big deal at all, but just FYI. : ) Regarding where the wedding party stood, we had 4 people on each side and they lined up on the 13-14 ft walkway of the gazebo, which worked out well. Overall, the gazebo was great and I'd do it there again. Oh - and the Dreams staff also close off part of the restaurant patio near the gazebo so you donâ€™t have a bunch of strange onlookers. The restaurant is pretty empty at that time anyway.
REVEREND MARCO: AMAZING!! He was really fantastic and so many people complimented us and said how great he was. We had a SNAFU with the rings where nobody had my husbandâ€™s wedding band during the ring exchange. (Some mixup and it was left in a drawer in the hotel room.) But, Reverend Marco improvised and made it great. He didnâ€™t skip a beat. He really recovered well, made a joke of it, brought our momâ€™s up to honor them while someone was looking for the ring, and it turned out to be our favorite part on our highlight wedding video: ( , videographer was Angel Zapien who was fantastic!) We ended up not getting the ring in time, and borrowed Guillermoâ€™s wedding band. It only made it half way onto my husbandâ€™s finger, but it was enough to get us through the ceremony. ; ) To be honest, I was really worried at first when nobody had the ring, but then thought to myself â€˜Iâ€™ve got 4 wedding coordinators â€“ this is their job so i'm not going to worry about it. Iâ€™ll never be in this moment again, so Iâ€™m just going to stand up here, look pretty, and try to soak in every bit of it.â€™ The 4 wedding coordinators partâ€¦ one was Guillermo, one was the external, day-of, coordinator I hired (Kym Salafranca of Bliss Events in Cabo), and the other two were assistants to Kym.
Iâ€™ll have to come back and add more in the next week or so, but for now, I need to get back to work. ; ) Congratulations and hope this helps so far!