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Hi all!!  I just put a deposit down in November and got frustrated as David failed to mention another couple is getting married at the Gazebo the same time I booked :(

 

Anywho!! Scouting out  affordable wedding invitation sites and would LOVE to hear from all of you!! I love love love the passport invitation but hoping to keep cost down.

 

Thanks so much!                     

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@@Brod63 hi!! Congrats on choosing DRC!

 

I got my passport invitations which I LOVE from weddingpassports.com ! They are perfect and look authentic!!

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@@Dec2015 thanks girl :) and i sent you the spreadsheet!


I feel a lot better about it today, I just had to reel some of my special requests back in LOL

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I am having a love hate relationship with Dreams. I love, love their resort. I hate their pricing. :(

 

I am literally paying for the ultimate wedding pkg twice because my guest count is over 20. Does anyone know if they would work a deal with you or are open to negotiation?

 

I really don't want to look for another location, but it's looking like I may have to...


@@smileitseb I just realized your wedding date is right around Cinco de Mayo. How much fun that will be! Wow, only 3 months to go. You must be so excited! 

 

How are you liking your WC and who were you assigned?

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@@desmiv We are so excited about being there around cinco de mayo and a lot of my guests are staying thru that day but I've heard Mexicans don't even really celebrate it lol

 

Yes I'm SO SO EXCITED!!! I was assigned Elisa, she is very nice. We are in the beginning stages right now so I am just telling her my requests and getting her prices then adjusting as necessary (i.e. who knew sequin tablecloths were SO expensive lol)! But so far, so good.

 

In the beginning it was hard for me to really estimate the number of people coming so I didn't go with one of those packages at the larger resorts (like the palace resorts that give you free wedding events for over 75 nights booked).....I'm way over 20, will probably end up at like 40 over but I still think I made the right decision in resort. When is your date and when will you decide by? maybe you could stick with DRC, but just cut back on certain things. 

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@@smileitseb

 

That's soo funny that they don't celebrate it, but at least you and your guests can. Although, I did see it marked on the resort activities calendar so maybe the resort does do something??

 

Yeah, my estimated list right now is at 57 including me and my FI. I'm hoping it doesn't get any bigger and really wouldn't mind all that much if some ppl couldn't make it, as horrible as that sounds. lol

 

I've been stressing about the price and my budget a lot lately, but my mind was put at ease by a lot of really helpful brides on some FB groups I am apart of. They had their weddings there and have shared pictures and information which has made me feel a little better. Not to mention, my FI sat me down yesterday and said to just have the wedding I want (don't go too crazy), but don't sacrifice things you truly want since we'll only be doing this once.

 

With that said, I will more than likely stick with DRC. I'll just play with the budget planner a little until I'm a bit more satisfied. We aren't getting married until June 17th 2016 so I have lots of time to play around with it. I am booked with DRC already and received my confirmation letter so now it's just figuring out what exactly I want.

 

I need to play with numbers regarding using their vendors (like their photo\video, DJ) and compare it to outside vendors and see if it's cost effective as well as quality/quantity. Some brides have recommended going with a company that does photo and video to cut down on the outside vendor fee that is imposed. I also like the idea that the outside DJ packages come with so much stuff and for cheaper than what the resort offers. I saw one that had DJ for 4 hrs and included; light up dance floor, DJ booth/equipment, lighting, and rolling shot cart I think all for under $2000. Now I just have to remember where I saw it at. ;)

 

Can't wait to keep following you through your journey. I'm so excited for you. It's going to me A-mazing!!

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Is anyone having a welcome reception for their guests? I want something informal and with drinks and appetizers.  I requested it at the jacuzzi but it is not available when I want it! My coordinator offered the Mexican restaurant with tables together but I didnt want it to be sit down. I know @@nattiegams325 is having a sit down dinner but I wanted to know what everyone else is doing? and where?

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Well ladies the day is almost here!!! Our plane leaves tomorrow at 6am!!!!! Check out the wedding on Monday the 23rd on the webcam at http://www.dreamsresorts.com/riviera-cancun/photos-videos

 

I love you all so much - thank you for helping me with planning, venting, discussing everything DRC! xoxo

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Well ladies the day is almost here!!! Our plane leaves tomorrow at 6am!!!!! Check out the wedding on Monday the 23rd on the webcam at http://www.dreamsresorts.com/riviera-cancun/photos-videos

 

I love you all so much - thank you for helping me with planning, venting, discussing everything DRC! xoxo

Thank you for helping us brainstorm with you and taking us on the journey with you via Best Destination Wedding. Blessings to you and your Wedding Day. *hug*

 

Looking forward to hearing allllll about it.

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@@nattiegams325 - I wish you blessings and beautiful weather surrounded by friends and family! The biggest congratulations and hugs to you and your HUBBY!!!

@@Brod63 - I had to go back several months to find this, but here is the post of our passport invitations http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/77602-our-boarding-pass-rsvps-passport-invitations/

We changed quite a few things, including the QR code to take guests to our wedding website

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