Resort: Dreams Sands Cancun
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 :)
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.
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 :)
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!
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!
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.