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#11 Laks86

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 05:03 PM

I booked for evening but it doesn't matter they said they are doing 1 wedding a day @ bk I booked my videographer from ny that is amazing let's talk maybe we can split if u want to use him.
@projectwayne2015 can you please send due rates @ Lanaaksman1@gmail.com

#12 bkprettygirl

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:11 AM

oh ok....thats good to know.  I thought they did one every hour

 

 

I booked for evening but it doesn't matter they said they are doing 1 wedding a day @ bk I booked my videographer from ny that is amazing let's talk maybe we can split if u want to use him.
@projectwayne2015 can you please send due rates @ Lanaaksman1@gmail.com



#13 Dblanco415

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:22 AM

Im totally new to this forum thing so bare with me lol!!!

 

You ladies are not alone!!

 

Im getting married June 2015 and they have yet to take my wedding package deposit.  Daniel told me not to worry because my date is locked in and that it's because they do not have a credit card machine available there yet.  I would also love to go over details but it seems impossible because there are no pictures to reference with them.  So @Laks86 if you could also share with me what ever you get i would be grateful.  

 

My additional  annoyance now lies with the group rate package.  @bkprettygirl  did you make a contract for the rooms or just booked directly?  I had to wire them my deposit to finalize a contract and still waiting to get the group code to provide to my guests.

 

Lastly to answer your questions @Laks86....my friend's wedding was at Dreams Los Cabos.  I loved the resort so much i visited them again a couple of years later but at Puerto Aventura, MX.  Even back in 2011 she faced the same dilemmas we are now.  The one thing she said is a "must" is to hire a planner.  She claims that was the best $500 she spent.  She did a custom package and the planner found us someone to do our hair and makeup, photographer, charter service to transport from church back to hotel,DJ, mariachis, hell you name it the planner found it. Reason I started to look at forums and blogs was to find myself a planner.   My friend said that the planner even began dealing directly with the Dreams planner and was much more efficient at getting answers and what not for her.  I suppose the hotel is handling multiple weddings and whomever is our designated coordinator will be just as busy pleasing multiple brides.  So just a thought if you ladies haven't already considered it.



#14 bkprettygirl

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:57 AM

Hey... I did not make a contract with them... most people just booked directly with the website.  i dont think they gave me a great rate actually... I was offered 104 per person for the cheapest room... Its only 106 on the website with the pre opening special.

 

So far I have 22 rooms booked and about 45 people in total.  The pre opening special is going to end soon so Im not sure what any late bookers are going to pay...lol... But most of my VIP's are booked.  Now Im waiting for air fare to become available.

 

Where are you located?  Im in NYC

 

 

Im totally new to this forum thing so bare with me lol!!!

 

You ladies are not alone!!

 

Im getting married June 2015 and they have yet to take my wedding package deposit.  Daniel told me not to worry because my date is locked in and that it's because they do not have a credit card machine available there yet.  I would also love to go over details but it seems impossible because there are no pictures to reference with them.  So @Laks86 if you could also share with me what ever you get i would be grateful.  

 

My additional  annoyance now lies with the group rate package.  @bkprettygirl  did you make a contract for the rooms or just booked directly?  I had to wire them my deposit to finalize a contract and still waiting to get the group code to provide to my guests.

 

Lastly to answer your questions @Laks86....my friend's wedding was at Dreams Los Cabos.  I loved the resort so much i visited them again a couple of years later but at Puerto Aventura, MX.  Even back in 2011 she faced the same dilemmas we are now.  The one thing she said is a "must" is to hire a planner.  She claims that was the best $500 she spent.  She did a custom package and the planner found us someone to do our hair and makeup, photographer, charter service to transport from church back to hotel,DJ, mariachis, hell you name it the planner found it. Reason I started to look at forums and blogs was to find myself a planner.   My friend said that the planner even began dealing directly with the Dreams planner and was much more efficient at getting answers and what not for her.  I suppose the hotel is handling multiple weddings and whomever is our designated coordinator will be just as busy pleasing multiple brides.  So just a thought if you ladies haven't already considered it.


About the photographer from the other forum....I guess it would be cheaper to book them a room... do we have to pay for their flight too?  Just one night in the hotel or 3 days?  I have no idea

 

Im totally new to this forum thing so bare with me lol!!!

 

You ladies are not alone!!

 

Im getting married June 2015 and they have yet to take my wedding package deposit.  Daniel told me not to worry because my date is locked in and that it's because they do not have a credit card machine available there yet.  I would also love to go over details but it seems impossible because there are no pictures to reference with them.  So @Laks86 if you could also share with me what ever you get i would be grateful.  

 

My additional  annoyance now lies with the group rate package.  @bkprettygirl  did you make a contract for the rooms or just booked directly?  I had to wire them my deposit to finalize a contract and still waiting to get the group code to provide to my guests.

 

Lastly to answer your questions @Laks86....my friend's wedding was at Dreams Los Cabos.  I loved the resort so much i visited them again a couple of years later but at Puerto Aventura, MX.  Even back in 2011 she faced the same dilemmas we are now.  The one thing she said is a "must" is to hire a planner.  She claims that was the best $500 she spent.  She did a custom package and the planner found us someone to do our hair and makeup, photographer, charter service to transport from church back to hotel,DJ, mariachis, hell you name it the planner found it. Reason I started to look at forums and blogs was to find myself a planner.   My friend said that the planner even began dealing directly with the Dreams planner and was much more efficient at getting answers and what not for her.  I suppose the hotel is handling multiple weddings and whomever is our designated coordinator will be just as busy pleasing multiple brides.  So just a thought if you ladies haven't already considered it.



#15 Dblanco415

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 10:40 AM

Hey... I did not make a contract with them... most people just booked directly with the website.  i dont think they gave me a great rate actually... I was offered 104 per person for the cheapest room... Its only 106 on the website with the pre opening special.

 

So far I have 22 rooms booked and about 45 people in total.  The pre opening special is going to end soon so Im not sure what any late bookers are going to pay...lol... But most of my VIP's are booked.  Now Im waiting for air fare to become available.

 

Where are you located?  Im in NYC

 

 


About the photographer from the other forum....I guess it would be cheaper to book them a room... do we have to pay for their flight too?  Just one night in the hotel or 3 days?  I have no idea

I just relocated from Houston to Seattle.  

 

And it depends on the photographer.  I figured once i find the "one" i'll ask.  I would hope not to include airfare but once you get a quote see what it will run ya.  My thought was just hotel stay cause that is very generous lol.  So the way i plan on doing it is get a firm quote for everything...then be like so...."What if i tell you its destination and i can get your room covered".  IDK, worth a shot lol

 

Regarding the hotel....i received a fabulous quote!!  Cheapest room runs us $79!  So yeah is was definitely worth the hassle.  So as soon as i get the darn code my guest will be ready to get booked.  Airfare is already available....just hella expensive :(.  



#16 ladyAk

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    Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

    Hey ladies, 

     

    I'm new to this forum (and this site in general) and I too am getting married at Dreams Costa Rica.  In FEBRUARY! So I am freaking out a little too with the lack of communication and such. Glad to hear its not just me though crazy enough to book in a resort that is under construction.  Hopefully it works out well and its as beautiful as I am hoping. 

     

    I do have a question though.  Someone mentioned they got rates like 80/night?  HOW?  Now I am thinking I overpaid.  Not to mention I had another look at the contract and completely misunderstood the numbers earlier, now realizing prices are double than what I had thought. 



    #17 bkprettygirl

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    Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:34 PM

    Yea, I noticed the flights vary sooooo much. I have some people flying out of atlanta and its 900 ... from NYC its about 500.  The people coming from atlanta might be better off flying into San Jose instead of Liberia... I have so much research to do!

     

    Are you thinking about adding a on a separate honeymoon? We want to... but we are not sure where to go... Maybe Mexico...

     

     

    I just relocated from Houston to Seattle.  

     

    And it depends on the photographer.  I figured once i find the "one" i'll ask.  I would hope not to include airfare but once you get a quote see what it will run ya.  My thought was just hotel stay cause that is very generous lol.  So the way i plan on doing it is get a firm quote for everything...then be like so...."What if i tell you its destination and i can get your room covered".  IDK, worth a shot lol

     

    Regarding the hotel....i received a fabulous quote!!  Cheapest room runs us $79!  So yeah is was definitely worth the hassle.  So as soon as i get the darn code my guest will be ready to get booked.  Airfare is already available....just hella expensive :(.  



    #18 Dblanco415

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    Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:19 PM

    Yea, I noticed the flights vary sooooo much. I have some people flying out of atlanta and its 900 ... from NYC its about 500.  The people coming from atlanta might be better off flying into San Jose instead of Liberia... I have so much research to do!

     

    Are you thinking about adding a on a separate honeymoon? We want to... but we are not sure where to go... Maybe Mexico...

    We would love to but we are already gonna be gone so long that we are considering out the Honeymoon in this trip.  Yeah airfare is gonna hurt.  We have people flying from all over and the fare doesn't fall under $800 :( 



    #19 Dblanco415

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    Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:15 PM

    Hey ladies, 

     

    I'm new to this forum (and this site in general) and I too am getting married at Dreams Costa Rica.  In FEBRUARY! So I am freaking out a little too with the lack of communication and such. Glad to hear its not just me though crazy enough to book in a resort that is under construction.  Hopefully it works out well and its as beautiful as I am hoping. 

     

    I do have a question though.  Someone mentioned they got rates like 80/night?  HOW?  Now I am thinking I overpaid.  Not to mention I had another look at the contract and completely misunderstood the numbers earlier, now realizing prices are double than what I had thought. 

    @ladyAk I reached out to group sales.  But communication response is slow so brace yourself.  The guy I'm dealing with is Alejandro at sales.drelm@dreamsresorts.com.  Honestly the more you have upfront and prepared the easier it becomes communicating.  

     

    In your intro email let him know you are expecting 50+ people and dates(even if you aren't expecting that many people say so....think that is how i snagged such a good rate) .  He will shoot back with a proposal and room prices.  Your response back should have the following: How many rooms YOU are making yourself financially responsible for.  I said 5 which included my own and immediate family.  And how many rooms of each room category you want and their specific dates.  I scattered mine between 4 room types giving my guest options.   In response they will draft out a contract with payment deadlines of the rooms YOU are paying out of pocket. 

     

    The contract itself will appear scary cause it has all rooms quoted and priced and the grand total will alarm you.  But don't worry, you are not financially responsible for ALL those rooms.  My deposit was wired to them about 2 weeks ago and still waiting for a response and my group code.  If they had credit card machines up and running it would have been much easier to process my payment.  According to them they are waiting for the wire to clear.  I began this middle of July but had a crap load of questions...so if you proceed with this route feel free to reach out to me if you get stuck on something...I'm sure i covered it lol.  dblanco415@yahoo.com .  

     

    Furthermore the contract specifies my responsibility for the 5 rooms and that the rest would be booked individually by my guest when they call and provide the code I'm still waiting on.  My guest are getting restless, but what is a bonus of this contract is that all 40 rooms i reserved using this method stay locked in at that rate through April 25, 2015!  You will also be asked for a deadline date, so have that date ready too.  Think 2 months before hand is ideal.  Good luck!!!



    #20 puravida2015

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    Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:36 PM

    Hi ladies.... I just signed up on the site.  Apparently it looks like I'm sandwiched between @Laks86 and @projecttwayne2015.  My date is April 17th. LOL  I'm way behind with my planning but I have folks going. Sounds like you ladies have the same communication issues that I'm having. My travel agent is the one that's been helping me the most.

     

    I'll make sure to constantly heck in on this topic. Glad I found it!!






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