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#201 Sheaka

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  • Wedding Date:June 14, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun Gazebo
  • LocationTampa, Fla.

Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:13 AM

Hi Fellow Brides,

 

Is anyone bringing their own dj? Or has anyone had their wedding and brought their own dj? If so, is the equipment rental enough to have a dj set up and play music maybe from an ipad or something?

 

Thanks.



#202 ceciile

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    Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:37 PM

    Hi Fellow Brides,

     

    Is anyone bringing their own dj? Or has anyone had their wedding and brought their own dj? If so, is the equipment rental enough to have a dj set up and play music maybe from an ipad or something?

     

    Thanks.

     

    I brought my own dj. He brought his own mixer and laptop and just connected it to the speakers. It worked out great and no extra cost because I just told them we were playing from an "ipod."



    #203 Sheaka

    Sheaka
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    • Wedding Date:June 14, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun Gazebo
    • LocationTampa, Fla.

    Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:58 PM

    Thank you so much. My fiancé's friend is a dj who we are planning to have and we wanted to make sure that if we rent the equipment he would have everything he needed to get our party started. ;)



    #204 Bride2b15

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    • Wedding Location:Dreams riviera cancun mexico

    Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

    My wedding at DRC is next year November 2015 but I have picked up some great ideas from you all on this forum.



    #205 DaisyR1

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      Posted 09 September 2014 - 09:30 AM

      Hey everyone! I'll be a Fall 2015 bride, still no official date set. Just wanted to reach out and get some feedback on this resort's WC, planning process, vendor recommendations, etc. Who is the go to WC for Dreams Riviera Cancun? Thanks in advance!!

      #206 James2Be

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      • Wedding Date:July 7, 2016
      • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun

      Posted 27 September 2014 - 06:43 AM

      Hi Ladies! 

       

      If you are considering having your wedding at DRC I highly recommend it! I just had my wedding on January 25th 2014 and it was my dream come true. Here is a brief summary on how it went. Feel free to message me with any questions (I know how you are feeling!)

       

      Ultimate Package

      Number of Guests: 50

      Length of Stay: Guests arrived on Thursday and stayed from 3 to 7 nights. My husband and I left on Sunday for another resort (Secrets the Vine).

      Rehearsal Cocktail Hour: Ballroom (was supposed to be on the beach but got rained out – the ballroom was still great)

      Wedding Day: Saturday January 25th, 2014 at 4pm

      Ceremony: At the Gazebo. My uncle is a pastor so he married us. I will say from the weddings I saw at DRC how the officiant did the weddings was very different and not quite what I would want for my wedding – I’m not sure if it’s what those people chose but just something to think about.

      Cocktail Hour: Jacuzzi w/ the mariachi band

      Reception: Seaside Grill (perfect for a reception!!! Especially with the lantern lights and dance floor)

      DJ: Used the resort DJ (very good except for some expletives in songs J)

      Photography: Used the 50 pictures from the Ultimate Package but I brought my own photographer (pictures were the most important thing for me and it was worth it to have her for us)

      Videography: Used the video from the package but also booked an additional hour (30 mins before and 30 mins after) I am sooo happy I did this! The video has made me cry over and over again. Message me if you’d like to see it!

      Food: All food was great – the guests commented how impressed they were.

      Spa: All bridesmaids used the spa for make-up and hair and they did a great job

      Other Suggestions:

      -       Book yourself in a Preferred Room it’s worth the extra just to have more personalized service at check in etc.

      -       Also book yourself a nice room. It’s nice to be able to get ready in the room with your bridal party etc.

      -       Ask for the complimentary room for the groom the night before the wedding that comes with the Ultimate Package.

      -       Ask your wedding planner for a print out of the room list in your party (if you did a group booking through travel agent etc. this should be really easy) I made copies in the Preferred Lounge for free and gave them to everyone. It was essential to be able to communicate with all the guests (esp. with weather changes etc.)

      -       Don’t get caught up in the details! Decide the couple decorations you want and concentrate on those. I did place cards, table numbers a couple pictures and one sign (all fit easily into a suit case)

      -       Don’t pay for all the extras (bows, table cloths, flowers on the gazebo, extravagant centerpieces etc.). If you want all the little details to be exactly how you want I wouldn’t recommend a destination wedding. They blew me away with what they did (which was mostly whatever came with the package), it was better than I could have imagined.

        Thank you for all your details. I would love to see your pictures whenever you have time. Can you send me your documents, im not able to open them. My email is BiancaRedOtto@gmail.com



      #207 IvanLuckiePhotography

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        Posted 30 September 2014 - 11:15 PM

        I just finished a wedding in Dreams Riviera Maya and love the place, I try to show as much as I can from the rooms and arounds during ceremony and reception when possible, this is basically the context where the people are having their event, hope this help on planning!

         

        http://www.luckiepho...raphy-lanamike/



        #208 James2Be

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        • Wedding Date:July 7, 2016
        • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun

        Posted 02 October 2014 - 04:22 PM

        Hey Everyone, 

         

        My name is Bianca and this would be my second post. I am not new to this site because i have been lurking for months. I am planning on having my wedding on Aug. 7th and i would love for anyone to share there experience with me. Also, does anyone have the updated decoration catalog? I wanted to see what type of decorations was included in my package. The package i am having is The  Dream Ultimate. 



        #209 smileitseb

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        • Wedding Date:May 3, 2015
        • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun
        • LocationIndianapolis, IN

        Posted 03 October 2014 - 09:57 AM

        @James2Be have you been in contact with David Carillo, the DRC wedding coordinator? just email him for the updated deco catalog and he will send it to u.


        58 guests plus bride and groom
        Ceremony: Gazebo
        Reception: Pool Deck


        #210 James2Be

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        • Wedding Date:July 7, 2016
        • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun

        Posted 14 October 2014 - 05:37 AM

        @smileitsebThe only time i have been in contact with him is when i locked in my date. He did send me some inforamtion but it wasnt the decoration catalog. I'm going to email him RIGHT NOW. Thanx


        @smileitseb The only time i have been in contact with him is when i locked in my date. He did send me some inforamtion but it wasnt the decoration catalog. Im going to email him right now






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