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#61 Tantan

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:08 AM

Hello ladies, I too am a dreams cancun bride! So happy to have come across this thread. My fianc© and I are getting married April 9th and I'm starting to feel a little overwhelmed. We haven't done a site visit and won't be doing on beforehand as we live in the UK and just won't have the time. But it does look fab! Looking forwards to chatting and exchanging idea/info with you all. Xx

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    Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

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    #63 megssweet1

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      Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:41 PM

      Hi Tantan, you are just a few days before us! We are April 12 and are arriving on the 8th! Where are you having your ceremony? Have you started work ohm with your coordinator yet?

      Hello ladies, I too am a dreams cancun bride! So happy to have come across this thread. My fianc© and I are getting married April 9th and I'm starting to feel a little overwhelmed. We haven't done a site visit and won't be doing on beforehand as we live in the UK and just won't have the time. But it does look fab! Looking forwards to chatting and exchanging idea/info with you all. Xx

      Congrats Tantan - you're right about Dreams Cancun being Fab!!! as you can see in these magical wedding "moments that matter" Linc caught at a wedding there........with more at an album link here: Dreams Cancun Wedding  * * * Wishing you all the best with your plans - Cheers!!! team MTM :)



      #64 megssweet1

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        Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:43 PM

        Thanks so much for this info Sarah! It's nice for us that haven't been there to hear that dreams Cancun was really better. I have been a bit worried about the food too so nice to hear you thought it was better. What did you think of the rooms?

        Mrsoats, Dreams was the only resort in Cancun we looked at. The others were Riviera Maya or Playa del Carmen. We really wanted to get married in Playa but the resorts we checked out just didn't fit the bill for one reason or another and we were running out of time to decide and Dreams was our "safety" if you will. We knew we couldn't go wrong from all the recommendations we got and we were right. We looked at Occidental Xcaret, Playacar Reef, Jade Now. We also visited the Riu next to The Reef but the staff was not welcoming among a few other turnoff that sent us walking. The big down falls for the Occidental and Reef were the food... It was pretty blah. Our guests could have dealt with it for 3 days but anyone staying longer not so much. The Reef didn't have a private area to get married besides on the beach and I didn't want that. The Occidental didn't have a "real" beach and both were just far enough away from the airport to be a negative for our guests. They are already spending $$$$ getting there we felt like if we could spare them a $100 fare to get to the hotel that was a plus. Oh and their vacation club people are obnoxious! MAJOR NEGATIVE! Jade Now was beautiful and I would go back. The place I wanted to get married there though was already booked on the day we needed. And the beach there just isn't as beautiful as Playacar or Cancun. So we saw all these other places and then went to our "safety." We were blown away by the difference. The food was GOOD! The room actually had little shampoo and stuff you usually get (little thing I know), you could avoid the vacation club folks no problem, it was big enough without feeling too big but didn't feel crowded, has 2 real beaches and a beautiful area to get married. I was hooked! The difference in price between Dreams and the other places was about $20-30/day. That was why we didn't just go there to start but after eating the food - not having to eat buffet all the time too!- we decided hands down it was worth the extra!! You have to shop around for the best deal though but you can get it well under $200/pppn! Hope all that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!



        #65 megssweet1

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          Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:45 PM

          Congrats, MrsSmith! We almost had to consider moving our wedding to January! I'm excited to hear about how it turns out! My guess is Cancun is beautiful all year. We'll except for hurricane season!

          Hi Megan We are getting married at Dreams on 6th of January 2014. We did a site visit in June when we got engaged, (Excellence Playa Mujeres).  Our wedding is very small only 7 of us in total.  We are getting married on North Beach and had planned the reception on the beach.  However I am worried that it might get too windy and cold in January.  So at the moment I am considering other venues for the reception.  My co-ord Ayahamint has suggested the wine cellar, which is nice however an extra 800 dollars, or the Terrace at Himitsu, again they want an extra 1000 dollars just to make it private.  I didnt realise that you could make exchanges on parts of the package you do not require. This is really good information thank you.  As there are only 7 of us and we have chosen the Dreams of Love package which is for 20, I will be asking to make some exchanges. We are having a legal ceremony and want to do the sand ceremony as part of this, we both have children and they will also be taking part in the sand ceremony and the wedding.  My son is giving me away, my daughter is my bridesmaid and step sons are both best men for my H2B. Would like to hear from anyone who had a legal ceremony to ask if they met the judge prior to the wedding and how they included the sand ceremony. Lou



          #66 megssweet1

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            Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

            Af2492 My tip, don't get too overwhelmed on here. I started getting really freaked because I kept seeing all this stuff other brides were doing. I kinda got wrapped up in it all. But I stepped away from wedding planning for a couple months because we bought a house (!) Now I realize that part of the appeal if the destination is NOT having to get obsessed with planning. We'll anyway maybe I was just venting! You may be excited to do a bunch of planning! Lol

            Hi everyone. I just booked my date for 6/30/2014! I've been working with a travel agent for booking rooms and such but haven't done much other than putting our deposit down for the wedding as far as coordinating. My coordinator is Cecilia. . I am really excited about reading different tips and such on this board along the way! Congrats all



            #67 Ashleyloriann

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              Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

               

              Hello ladies!

              Juan Navarro (our photographer) posted this on his blog from a recent wedding he did. I have NEVER seen these chairs in any of the pictures I have seen at Dreams. I emailed my coordinator and these ARE available for use but have an $8 fee per chair plus taxes. Just thought I would share this info because I think these are WAY cuter than the normal white chairs with covers :)



              #68 Tantan

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              Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

              Hi Tantan, you are just a few days before us! We are April 12 and are arriving on the 8th! Where are you having your ceremony? Have you started work ohm with your coordinator yet?

              Hi megssweet1, I've been in touch with Claudia on and off for the past few months asking a few questions and clarifying a few things. Although nothing much really, she does take a while to respond to emails but from what I've read she is really busy and does a great job once your there. Which makes me feel a lot better about it all. We arrive on the 3rd so we will probably cross paths- how exciting! We are havin our ceromony on the gazebo And reception on himitsu beach. Where are you having yours? And what time? I emailed Claudia regarding times as a friend suggested that our 3pm wedding may be too hot, Claudia suggested that it may be too hot and that we may want to so it later. Has anyone got any thoughts in this?

              #69 Ashleyloriann

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                Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:03 PM

                Hey Tantan! We're having our wedding at 3:30 :) but ours is February 28th

                Hi megssweet1, I've been in touch with Claudia on and off for the past few months asking a few questions and clarifying a few things. Although nothing much really, she does take a while to respond to emails but from what I've read she is really busy and does a great job once your there. Which makes me feel a lot better about it all. We arrive on the 3rd so we will probably cross paths- how exciting! We are havin our ceromony on the gazebo And reception on himitsu beach. Where are you having yours? And what time? I emailed Claudia regarding times as a friend suggested that our 3pm wedding may be too hot, Claudia suggested that it may be too hot and that we may want to so it later. Has anyone got any thoughts in this?



                #70 kassie89

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                  Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:23 PM

                  Love the thread! In the process of becoming a Dreams 2014 bride. :o) Do you ladies know if there is just a one time $150 vendor fee or is there a fee for each vendor used? I understand paying the fee for someone like a photographer who will be there all day using their facilities but not so much for using an outside vendor for like, a cake.. Or flowers? Do they charge us that fee for any outside decor or cakes?




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