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#51 pddcmc

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  • Wedding Date:April 17, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun - North Beach
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 03:31 PM

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#52 TeamArceo

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  • Wedding Date:June 3, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun
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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:49 AM

For anyone that has not yet booked with Dreams Riviera Cancun they actually have a current promotion going on that is called Save the Date Promotion where you get a free Welcome Cocktail Party for up to 50 guests.

 

In the terms and conditions it states,

 

"The Save Your Date promotion is valid on all new wedding bookings made between June 16, 2014 and July 31, 2014 for travel from January 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015 and January 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016 at participating Zo√ętry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Breathless, Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas (participating list below). With this offer, new bookings will receive a complimentary Welcome Cocktail Party for up to 50 guests."

 

The only catch is DRC has blackout dates. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa (Blackout dates April 1 - June 30, 2015 and April 1 - June 30, 2016)

 

This promotion ends July 31,2014.

 

Here is the link if anyone is interested:

http://www.amresorts..._your_date.html



#53 TeamArceo

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:32 AM

@ChicVivi I haven't heard the greatest things about their services...very sketchy. I'm going with a local TA that I can meet with face-to-face (which I have!). She is a Dreams-certified agent and she's getting us lots of perks. We went with Apple Vacations packages which include free airfare for 1 for every...idk maybe like 10 or 11 people? We already have about 30-35 booked and are expecting about 10ish more so it's been working out well!

 

I talked to several TAs before making my decision. You have to kind of interview them, how is their website? Email/phone responsiveness? Experience in general and with destination weddings? Your guests will be booking with them and you want the experience to be as easy as possible for them! So don't be afraid to shop around.

 

@nattiegams325

That is so smart to interview different travel agencies. I did talk to several agencies but I feel like I should have shopped a bit more and that's amazing that you got free airfare! Did you every hear about the promotion.

Book five rooms, receive the sixth room free!

1 complimentary room upgrade for every 10 rooms per night paid!

Is that something that your travel agent mentioned to you?



#54 nattiegams325

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:16 AM

@nattiegams325
That is so smart to interview different travel agencies. I did talk to several agencies but I feel like I should have shopped a bit more and that's amazing that you got free airfare! Did you every hear about the promotion.
Book five rooms, receive the sixth room free![/size]
1 complimentary room upgrade for every 10 rooms per night paid!
Is that something that your travel agent mentioned to you?


Oh yes we know!! That'll save major $$. 35 have booked as of today and we think we'll end up with 40-45?!

#55 nattiegams325

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  • Wedding Date:February 23, 2015
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:58 PM

What is everyone doing with outside vendors? Photog/videog/hair/makeup, anything else? I booked Styling Trio because I wanted an English-proficient team and I've heard wonderful things about them despite the $$ (I think it's worth the splurge!) and I wanted airbrush makeup. Still wondering if I should do photog/videog but Anel's pictures from the resort look really nice to me. I'm heading down next month for another site visit so I'll hopefully get to meet them then!

 

If anyone has requests for questions or pictures of locations, let me know and I'll do my best! I'll be down Sep 10-14.



#56 Beaner82

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    Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:01 PM

    Nice to meet all you ladies!  Congratulations on your engagements! :)  We are booked to be married on February 5th, 2015 and can't wait!!!  Is anyone else getting married/having their reception on the beach??



    #57 ErinElle03

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    Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:54 AM

    Hi Ladies!  Our wedding is April 3, 2015 - I cannot wait!!  All the feedback here is so helpful! 

     

    We received the Excel budget planner, catalogs, etc. and are trying to figure out what we want to do for photog/videographer, DJ, etc...(any suggestions on videographers?)

     

    BTW, when I added up everything I wanted, it came out to $17K! :-/ So now I'm working backwards to try and figure out what needs to be removed so I can get the budget down...

     

    Right now our ceremony is booked for the Gazebo - but we LOVED the pictures of the Lobby Staircase and would consider moving the ceremony there - BUT, I'm not sure if those stairs are actually used as the main entrance to the lobby and will be high traffic, etc...anyone know about this?

     

    Just a heads up: I saw a few comments on here about the special that gives you 1 free room for every 6 booked and then 1 free upgrade for every 10 rooms booked.  I thought I was getting this huge deal because we had so many rooms booked and then was severely disappointed to learn the fine print around this deal: 

     

    1 free room for every 6 booked --> max of 3 free rooms 

    1 free upgrade for every 10 rooms booked --> max of 2 upgrades

     

    I might be the only one who didn't see the fine print but just wanted to point it out because we were planning on having several free room nights and wanted to split them up among our guests.  Even though it is still nice to have a few free room nights, I feel like we didn't get that great of a deal considering how many rooms/nights we booked with this resort - we didn't get a discount to speak of on the rooms themselves so the free room nights are the only real perk we got - besides it being such a beautiful resort.



    #58 landryfrost

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    Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:30 AM

    Hi girls!

     

    Our date has just been set for June 22, 2015! Cant wait!! All of this info is SO helpful!

     

    Where is everyone having their reception? Right now ours is set for the pool terrace.. There are so many choices, I want to know what everyone else has planned.

     

    Also, do y'all know if 6:00 P.M. is the latest you can have your ceremony? I think we want to scratch the cocktail hour in between the ceremony and reception (take pictures before) and just go straight to the reception.

     

    Thanks for everyones' help!!



    #59 landryfrost

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    Posted 24 August 2014 - 01:35 PM

    One more thing...

     

    Which is better for the ceremony.. Gazebo or beach?!? 

     

    We can't decide!!



    #60 nattiegams325

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    Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:21 AM

    @landryfrost We upgraded to the Seaside Grille for our reception! Cocktail hour on the pool terrace and ceremony at the gazebo. Gazebo vs beach are entirely different. The gazebo is not private (it's next to the pool), and not in the sand. The beach is....the beach! haha so it's up to you and your fiance's preferences! Personally, we wanted the gazebo for the look of it and my fiance wants to wear nice shoes (hence no sand). I don't mind the people watching, I think it adds to the fun :-)


    @Beaner82 I'm just a couple weeks after you!! Feb 23 :-) We're not doing anything on wedding day on the beach, but we may do the welcome reception there the night before!






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