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#581 hsocorso

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  • Wedding Date:April 29, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:28 AM

HI ladies!

I got married on April 29th and it was AMAZING! We had the Ultimate wedding package.

 

We arrived at Dreams with all our guests on April 26th. We packed swim suits and cover ups in our carry ons because we arrived around 11am. The resort took care of getting our luggage to our room and it made its way there before we did. From the moment we entered the gates we were pampered!!

 

Due to availability our room didn't get upgraded but it was gorgeous! We stayed in 2508.

 

Sunday we hung at the pool bar and took advantage of the pool activities.. the entertainment crew is so much fun! Sunday night we all met at the lobby bar for a little meet and greet.

 

Monday night we went out into Cancun with our friends for the Bachelor/ Bachelorette night (through Apple vacations)... Not the best experience due to the fact that they allow sixteen year olds in the bars.

 

Tuesday we played a lot of beach volleyball, beer ball, beer pong, pool games and again hung at the pool bar... Luckily most of our friends know how to pace themselves so it was a long day.

 

Wednesday... The BIG day... They were calling for 100% all week and until about 11am that morning... It didn't rain once all day!

We all had our hair and makeup done at the resort spa and we were all so happy with what they did! We all brought pictures on our phones of what we wanted. (4 bridesmaids, my mother and my grandmother.. and me!)

Ceremony was at the Gazebo.. We didn't go crazy with options. We had the basic setup and added the small flower arrangements to the gazebo. It was stunning. We got married at 6pm so there weren't many people in the pool and no one was on the beach.

We noticed a lot of the 4 and 5pm weddings people were still playing beach volleyball right behind the gazebo. Just something I noticed. Not sure if the weddings found it distracting.

 

Our cocktail hour was on the beach.. Again no upgrades and it was made beautiful. Highly recommend the Mexican mariachi band! They were so much fun.

 

Our reception was also held on the beach. We had 6 tables with lights under them, a light up dance floor and DJ. I loved it! There was definitely enough lighting with the standard lighting included. The DJ was awesome. He kept everyone on the dance floor. Our meal was the filet and we could cut it with a fork! It was that good.

 

Our guests left on the 30th and May 2nd. My husband and I left on May 7th. It was the perfect wedding week and honeymoon. The hospitality and food was five star!

I brought my own photographer so as soon as I get my pictures back from him I will share or feel free to friend me on FB.

 

I hope this helps ladies.. Any questions please let me know.



#582 smileitseb

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

Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:46 AM

@Lbrennan0 in the process of writing my review. but not going to post it til the 22nd when i get my professional pics and vid! but my makeup turned out surprisingly excellent. i wish i could remember the girls name but i cant right now. i just showed her the pic i want and she did her thing! i had bought all the makeup for the look and had my girls on deck just in case but i didnt need any of it!! the only thing i used was my own foundation bc i knew the shade matched perfectly.


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


#583 phdtck1

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  • Wedding Date:September 6, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
  • LocationAtlanta, Georgia

Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:57 PM

@smileitseb Hi Lady!!

Do you happen to have the template you used for your welcome booklet? Instead of creating welcome bags, we agreed to do a video welcoming the guests and spend dollars on the party accoutrements. hehe. Also, how did you get everyone's pics? Did you ask them to submit or did grab from FB, etc.

 

Has reality set in yet? You're married!!! You were gorgeous too!


@smileitseb Oh. were your bridesmaids gowns Amsale by chance? 



#584 smileitseb

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

Posted 15 May 2015 - 04:47 AM

@phdtck1 hey girl! i actually don't have the template. me and a friend just designed it in adobe illustrator......do you have that?  i wanted the booklet to be a complete surprise so i already had mostly everyone's pictures on my side either from family events or facebook. i did have to ask his family for pictures which they didnt have, so i went to their house and took one on my phone haha. whatever works.

 

and reality hasnt set in i dont think! maybe once i finish completely unpacking LOL. i keep calling him my fiance by mistake smh :)

 

the bridesmaids dresses were Watters style 239


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


#585 phdtck1

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  • Wedding Date:September 6, 2015
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:55 AM

@smileitseb cool! I will follow suit and grab pics..I love the concept and think the guests will like it! How did your guests respond when they received it?
So...David's older sister is wearing this watters gown (first pic- dress on the right-same color too) and the rest of my girls are wearing Amsale. (2nd pic) color scheme is blush. I thought it was cool that you selected a similar style..heheAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1431698109.068077.jpg   179.42KB   5 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1431698120.911160.jpg   145.31KB   5 downloads


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#586 smileitseb

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

Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:09 AM

@phdtck1 once again, our styles are sooooooo similar. what are the odds of choosing basically the same dress? arent they gorg?

 

my guests LOVED the meet the guests booklet. they felt truly included and special to be apart of the book. also helped them remember names for the weekend or refer back to it when they went back to their rooms :) 


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


#587 phdtck1

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:15 AM

@smileitseb yeah..our styles are ridiculously similar!! Though I am wearing a veil I am also wearing a jeweled headpiece! I need something to jazz up this short hair! Lol also, I am obsessed with orchids and roses! I am torn between adding colors to my bouquet though. I may do all white and add the pops of color to the bridesmaid bouquets and corsages for the moms.
Oh..thanks for sharing your makeup experience!! I locked in the makeup artist's name you used! I will bring my own foundation and concealer and have her go to work on everything else! Did you get lashes? I may get extensions before we leave for Mexico..however, if she has the Mac strips I may do that instead.


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#588 fhk815

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  • Wedding Date:August 16, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun
  • LocationNew York

Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:49 AM

@smileitseb Congratulations!! You were a beautiful bride and your wedding looked fabulous! I'm looking forward to reading your review and seeing more pictures! 

 

How was your welcome cocktail party at the jacuzzi? Did you have music?



#589 Lbrennan0

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  • Wedding Date:July 19, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun
  • LocationNew York

Posted 15 May 2015 - 10:07 AM

@hsocorso Congrats!! Do you have pics!!


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#590 smileitseb

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

Posted 15 May 2015 - 02:22 PM

@phdtck1 yes girl! Lashes -- the spa charges $15 for those so I had my friend put the $1 lashes I bought from target lol on for me

@fhk815 thank u so much! Did you see my pics on FB? What's your name ? :) I'll be posting my already written review next week! Just waiting on pics. Loved our welcome cocktail party and we didn't have music and we honestly didn't miss it, everyone was so excited to see each other so we were all just talkin and laughin which pretty much filled up the noise

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





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