Resort: Dreams Sands Cancun
What made you decide on having a destination wedding?
The size of our family is very large, and we did not want to make a hug expense on a party.
Having a destination wedding sounded like the best of both worlds. We would be able to get married by the beach and also take a trip to a new place as a family.
A destination wedding had been always pin on my Pinterest board but never really thought it would be an option.
What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue?
I came across an add on Pinterest of Legacy Travel and decided to give them a call and see what they had to offer.
I had already made reservation at another resort in Cancun, prior to meeting with Lesley, however I was not able to have a one on one communication with the wedding coordinator so that was not a good thing.
Once we arrived and meet Lesley, she listened to all of our ideas and provided very detailed information about the resort, the amenities and everything surrounding. My fiancé and I loved everything and we automatically knew we wanted to work with Lesley.
What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?
The biggest difficulty was trying to express my ideas to the wedding coordinator. We both had different ideas of what would be the best way to do things.
What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?
Our biggest highlight was that our family loved the ceremony, the resort and the environment. None of us had ever attended a destination wedding or Cancun and the fact that we all went together was a blessing.
Another highlight was that we had a sand ceremony and we included my son. We brought the sand back home and my son absolutely loves it. Every day on the way out the door he stops and looks at it.
How well was the resort and you’re On Site Wedding Coordinator to work with?
The resort was amazing, since the minute we stepped in to when we walked in. The staff was so nice and welcoming in. We meet some great people and made new friends. Our guest and kids loved it. We felt save at all times.
The coordinator was very nice, but I felt like she had a lot on her plate and the one on one experience was not the best.
If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?
I would defiantly recommend Legacy Travel. I would recommend a different season. Our ceremony was on Aug,10 and that is hurricane season so more rain is expected causing the seaweed to come up to shore and the beach not to be as cleaned as one would of liked. I would also suggest that she plans it with plenty of time so any ideas and details could be worked out for the big day.
Was there anything that you would change looking back?
Yes, I would most certainly have changed the planning time frame, I would also change the season that we booked. It might be a little warmer but the beach would not have so much sea weed on the shore.