I'm recently engaged, and we are just in the beginning planning stages of a wedding in Cabo probably in November 2013. This is my first post, so hopefully I am doing this right! I've been searching the boards, and haven't found much about the room rates for guests at Dreams. I really like everything I've read about Dreams, but my biggest concern would be cost of room for the guests as looking at the published rates for a couple would be around $500 a night which I feel like would be a lot to ask of some of our guests that are coming on a variety of budgets. Based on the significant cost savings that there seem to be when most of your guests stay on site, I would like to choose a resort where most of our guests can stay.
We will likely have somewhere in the range of 40-70 guests, so maybe 30-50 rooms for 3-5 days each if we can funnel most guests to stay where our wedding is. Couple questions about those that are planning a wedding at dreams:
1.) What kind of room rate deals did you get for your guests through the resort or a TA? What are the average costs per person/ per night that your guests are paying?
2.) Does Dreams have a requirement that a certain percentage of your wedding party is staying at your hotel to get the lower priced wedding packages? I've been pricing some other properties and found that some have a minimum room requirement & also have a percentage of wedding guests requirement imposed (i.e. 90% of wedding guests must be staying at property with AI to receive discounted rates on wedding).
Any information that any of you have would be greatly appreciated. I really like everything I'm hearing about Dreams, but the cost of the rooms for our guests is the one thing that has given me reservations to pursue it further.