Q & A with bride Sage: Dreams Sands Cancun

Bride: Sage
Groom: Luke
Resort: Dreams Sands Cancun
Agent: Hannah
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1. What made you decide on having a destination wedding?
 We love to travel! The idea of a all inclusive, week long celebration with our closest friends and family sounded like the perfect fit for us. We also understand how expensive weddings can be. When weighing the options and looking at the cost of a wedding in our city compared to a destination wedding, it was a no brainer for us!
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2. What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue?
I had heard from a friend that had stayed there and said it was wonderful. Also my awesome wedding planner Hannah just planned a wedding for another couple there and she said it was beautiful as well. This made us feel comfortable choosing Dreams Sands. 
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3. What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?
I would say the biggest difficulty would be just basing decisions off of pictures and actually seeing it in person. It was a little bit difficult at the time but i think it was the best way for me. I am not a big planner and can get overwhelmed when i have too many options. You just have to trust your wedding planner.
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4. What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?
The highlight of my experience was how absolutely stunning the ceremony and reception was! I could not have asked for a better wedding day. The reception was amazing i would definitely recommend the light up dance floor, all 50 of my guest danced all night long, it was a blast! The best surprise was during our first dance they had fireworks shoot up behind us, it was magical! 
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5. How well was the resort and your Onsite Wedding Coordinator to work with?
The resort was perfect, every single person was so accommodating and so friendly. I can not rave enough about our onsite wedding coordinator Rubi. She is the best! She made sure everything was perfect for us on our big day. If you get a chance to work with her you are in good hands.
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6.  If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?
The best advice i have is don’t stress. Your wedding planner and wedding coordinator are professionals. They do this all the time and will make sure your day is amazing so just trust them!
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7. Was there anything that you would change looking back?
  Honestly, i wouldn’t change anything! The entire week was the best week of my life. When i look back i could not think of one thing that would have made it more perfect. Destination weddings are the way to go!

The New Dreams Sands Provides the Perfect Start

Bride: Lyndsay
Groom: Collin
Resort: Dreams Sands Cancun
Agent: Hannah

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What made you decide on having a destination wedding? 
The ease and cost of it! I’ve been to one before, and it was the most fun wedding I’ve ever been too. Cost was a big factor since we were paying for everything ourselves, and you can have a gorgeous wedding for way less the cost in another country than if we were to have it here in the states where hundreds more people would have come. Plus, we’re beach people, so having it on the beach just made sense 🙂
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What made you decide on this resort? 
I chose this resort because of the reputations I had read about, out of all AM Resorts,  Dreams Sands was the most cost efficient for our guests since it had just opened Fall of 2014. It was hard to find a bad review about any of the Dreams, Secrets, Zoetry, etc. 
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Who was your photographer, and if you had one, your videographer?
 Our package included an hour long session with the Adventure photographers there at the resort. He was actually awesome, and I ended up buying all of the pictures because I couldn’t decide on just 50 (what our wedding package included)! We will get the video in a few weeks, and I am anxious to see it 🙂 
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What was the highlight of the experience? 
The actual wedding ceremony, saying our vows on the beach in front of our closest friends and family, and then all the dancing at the reception! I recommend getting the light up dance floor…it was a hit!
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Biggest surprise? 
The MC at the wedding! I believe his name was Alfonso, and he was amazing. I had no idea we would have anyone like him MCing the wedding, but he had all the guests dancing, having fun, and the DJ played GREAT music!
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If your best friend were planning a destination wedding, what would your advice be to her? 
You HAVE to be laid back and TRUST the wedding planners at the resort know what they’re doing and will make everything beautiful! Luckily, that was easy for me, but some girls may be the opposite. You will not have much communication with them until the wedding, but just know…that’s ok!!! Also, bring whatever decor you want to save money. They will gladly set it all out how you want for you.
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Jessica and Joseph’s wedding at Dreams Cancun

Bride: Jessica
Groom:  Joseph
Resort: Dreams Cancun
Photographer: Resort Photographer
Travel Consultant:  Terrah
The wedding turned out wonderfully!   The photo booth was the best experience… they even had a video booth! So they do a video then 4 pictures in the photo booth… it helped our family bond together and I would strongly suggest any future brides taking advantage of that.

Everything came together so well.  Claudia (the wedding coordinator) was just great!  Thank you for all of your help!

 

Jessica, it was a true honor helping you with your dream wedding.  That wedding gazebo at the Dreams Cancun is one of the most beautiful spots to make that happen and I’m thrilled to hear all came together so beautifully.   Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!   <3!! – Terrah

Claudia with Dreams Cancun ~ A wedding coordinator interview!

Hello wedding world!
Today I am thrilled to have a special guest from the beautiful beaches of Mexico, Claudia Cantillo. Claudia is the Wedding Coordinator at the Dreams Cancun. She is definitely a master at what she does and is a wonderful asset to the Weddings by Legacy Travel team.~~~~
~ Wedding coordinator interview ~ 

Hello Claudia and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us today!

It is a great pleasure to be part of this and thank you for the opportunity to share my experiences with all the excited brides !!

 

Okay, so first question ~ how long have you been helping plan dream-come-true weddings for the Dreams resorts?

I started with AM Resorts 6 years ago, I think I have planned about 1,000 weddings, more or less.

 

WOW, a thousand? Haha! I bet you have seen it all! What is your favorite part about your job?

As most of the girls…I think my favorite part is when the couple is just right there at the Ceremony at the gazebo overlooking the water, holding both hands, exchanging vows, a wonderful couple happy, connected, so much love around and you even feel it, it is a special moment…Isn’t it romantic????

 


Awwwe, full of romance certainly. With the gazebo at the resort it is inevitable. What are some of the most fun/memorable weddings you’ve planned?

I remember a lovely bride singing to her future husband while she was walking to get married to him, all their family guests & friends were crying even me & the minister, it was so emotional !!!

I have seen & experienced a lot of funny moments too I graciously remember a wedding on the beach. It was a very hot summer and at the end of the ceremony at the photo session everybody from the wedding party jumped into the ocean…….they wanted me to do the same but I was still working!! I wish I could have!!

But the funniest was when I fell down just in front of a garden reception, more than 50 people around and just in front of the Mariachi playing a happy Mexican song…it was sooo embarrassing for me !!!

 

Oh no! Haha! I’m sure it just lightened the mood. 😉 How do you feel about wedding favors? Have there been any impressive or creative ones that made you stop and admire?

Yes of course! I always have the opportunity to see all of them, a lot of great ideas and unique details, when I see them I always think about all of the time and dedication a bride puts into personalizing and creating their own ideas, it gives a special touch to the wedding and it is a token of their appreciation to all of their friends and family attending their wedding.

 

Being in a tight economy right now, would you suggest an area to cut costs or downsize?

Take in consideration that most of the Destination Weddings have slow season months and they can find very special deals with airfare, hotel, etc.

Make sure to think of all additional items you want for the wedding. Sometimes there are useless things you probably will not need and will help you save some money, also consider items you can do yourself (DIY).

 

Is there anything new and exciting going on with Dreams Cancun weddings?

We have a new renovated gazebo !!

 

Yes, I know! It looks so much more modern, simple and beautiful. Okay, last question ~ If you were to give some tips or advice to a soon to be bride, what would it be?

Dreams Cancun Gazebo is a unique location for your wedding.

Choose the place perfect for you, close your eyes and imagine you and the man you love at the perfect spot…and go for it !! Wedding Coordinators are always willing to help you plan last minute things, do not get stressed, remember the only and most important thing is you.

 

Well said. Thank you again Claudia. 🙂If you are interested in having your wedding vacation held at the Dreams Cancun feel free to call us at 972-517-9130 or toll-free!

1-866-329-7157. We are here to help you find the precise location for you and your guests then between us arranging the travel arrangements and the resort’s wedding team your special day is sure to be as blissful as possible. We are here for you as well as some of the best coordinators in the world like Claudia. It’s what we do best!

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Anne and Kevin ~ Wedding at the Dreams Cancun

Bride and Groom: Anne and Kevin
Resort/ Venue: The Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa
Date: July 10th of 2009
Photographer: Juan with Juanphotos.com
Travel Agent: Terrah Rominger


~ Bride Interview ~

“I want to start by saying thank you for all your help with making my dreams come true with my destination wedding. When I first came into your office I was so stressed I did not know what I was doing or how I was going to do it. By the time I left I had a place, date, and time. I had a contact to the wedding coordinator to start the plans. I was so relieved and excited. You followed me through the whole process – you were patient with me and all my family and friends as we tried to work out all of the travel arrangements for everyone. As many times as I called you and emailed you – you never made me feel like I was ever bothering you.

The website you set up for us was awesome with a link to the hotel brochure for everyone to see. The Hotel was awesome, the staff was excellent, the wedding coordinator was absolutely wonderful, the photographer was awesome and the food was great! It could not have been more beautiful and perfect!”

Thank you so much for your kind words Anne! It was truly an honor to be part of your special day. Okay, first question, what made you decide on having a destination wedding?
Kevin has been married before and I have not. We decided to do something different. I have always dreamed of a ocean side wedding and this was perfect and absolutely beautiful!

What made you decide on the resort/venue?
We had visited Dreams Cancun Resort and Spa once before and loved it. Terrah gave us many options with hotels but decided Dreams Cancun was it.

Who was your photographer, and if you had one, your videographer?
Juan w/ juanphotos.com was our photographer. He was great. He met with us a few days before the wedding to talk about what kind of pictures we wanted. On the day of the wedding he made sure we did not feel rushed and was patient with everyone. He and his staff started taking pictures before everyone started the seating and did not stop until he felt like he had captured everything. His staff handled the Video as well and it was awesome. They made sure to put the music we requested to be played while people were seating before the ceremony on the video.

What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?
Deciding on the place!

What was the highlight of the experience?
The Wedding of Course – I was so nervous – I was actually a mess – it was perfect – thanks to Terrah and Legacy Travel, Claudia, Juan, and the whole staff of Dreams Cancun Resort and Spa!

Biggest surprise?
Working with Claudia, the Wedding coordinator on all the specifics – She was great . We were a little apprehensive on making wedding plans with someone so far away. Claudia made those fears go away quickly. We emailed back and forth and talked on the phone during the whole planning process. With her no question was a dumb question. She met with me on several occasions when I got to Mexico to make sure everything was going as planned and made sure all my last minute changes were accommodated. She was awesome – she made sure.
I did not have to worry about anything. I was very surprised on how easy she made this for us.

If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her? Plan ahead – the Earlier the better and Call Terrah with Legacy Travel – she will make everything happen.

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