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Bride: Barbara Groom: Kevin Resort: Dreams Riviera Cancun Agent: HannahWhat made you decide on having a destination wedding? We actually both envisioned ourselves having a destination wedding. We had each been to a couple of them and loved the idea of spending multiple days with family and friends. Another big factor was how much easier and less stressful it would be to plan a destination wedding! What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue? We narrowed our location down to the Cancun/Riviera Maya area due to the number of beautiful resorts, the amazing look of the beaches there, and the cost of travel for our guests! We did a little bit of research before contacting a travel agent, and fell in love with the layout and look of the rooms at Dreams Riviera Cancun. I searched for the top rated destination wedding travel agencies in DFW, and Legacy Travel came up during my search. I contacted them, and Hannah Cote was so quick to respond! After giving her our list of wants/needs she sent back a list of resorts that met our requests with great prices for our guests. Dreams Riviera Cancun was one of those resorts! It was a great price point for what you get (beautiful rooms, nice resort layout, plenty of restaurants, many activities)! The icing on the cake was that Dreams Riviera Cancun are known for their weddings. They do an amazing job! More than anything, we wanted this to be a vacation for our guests with a cool wedding on top of it! What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding? I didn’t feel like planning a destination wedding was very difficult for us. I was a very laid back bride so I didn’t need to ask our wedding coordinator a lot of questions during the planning phase. The thing I realized about planning a Destination Wedding, is that you can make it as easy or as difficult as you want. One thing that might be difficult would be waiting for the wedding coordinator to contact you regarding the wedding details. Depending on the resort, some of the wedding coordinators typically don’t reach out to you until about 3 months before the wedding. They are so busy planning other weddings, but when your time comes, their focus is on you! I actually liked that they waited so long to contact us. I can’t even tell you how many times I changed my mind about what I wanted. What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise? Our wedding day! Both our ceremony and reception were beautiful and more than I dreamed of! We had our reception in the ballroom and it had a WOW factor! Our flower arrangements were large and beautiful, the lighting was amazing, and everything was put together so well! How well was the resort and your Onsite Wedding Coordinator to work with? Dreams Riviera Cancun is a well-oiled machine! They know exactly what they are doing when it comes to hosting weddings. Our wedding coordinator, Natalia, took care of everything for us! Natalia, the wedding department, and the service team were amazing. The DJ, the food, really everything was fantastic! They also have so many options to choose from when it comes to planning your wedding. We chose to add a cigar roller and that was a hit! If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her? A destination wedding is the way to go!!! Definitely get a travel agent to handle all of your guests travel arrangements! I would highly recommend Hannah with Legacy Travel! She was amazing and answered every question we had. Having a travel agent handle our guests travel arrangements was one less thing for us to worry about. Plus they sent these awesome fliers out with the resort information so that our guests had Legacy Travel’s info when they were ready to book. Our guests had nothing but great things to say about Hannah and how easy it was for them to book. Another piece of advice would be to research weddings at different resorts they are thinking about. I think the reason I did not stress about how our wedding would turn out, was because I saw so many pictures and read many reviews of different weddings at Dreams Riviera Cancun. I knew they would make my wedding vision a reality. Was there anything that you would change looking back? I don’t think there is anything we would change! Our guests still rave about how much they loved the resort and the entertainment team there. They even talk about how beautiful our wedding was!