Maria & Erskin

May 4, 2024

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Our Love Story

Love story
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Dreams Sapphire

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The Trip

We can't wait to see you!
May 2-6
Riviera Cancun, Mexico

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The Ceremony

May 4, 2024
5:00 PM
Beach

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The Party

May 4, 2024
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Beach Terrace

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The Resort Gallery

About Maria & Erskin

Erskin & Maria's Love Journey

 

Amidst the recovery of a world pandemic, two souls crossed paths in the most unexpected way. Erskin, with his charming personality and kind heart, demonstrated his intellectual capacity. Maria, with her spontaneous personality and determination, was a young woman, shaping her dreams into reality.

 

Their first encounter was unlooked for, but it was evident they wanted to “Be friends.” They planned a second meeting at a vintage coffee shop where they would get to know more about each other; they called it “The interview.” Their conversation flowed effortlessly as if they had known each other for a lifetime. Little did they know that this encounter would mark the beginning of an extraordinary journey.

 

As days turned into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years, their friendship deepened and eventually blossomed into a love that surpassed all expectations. Together, they discovered that the perfect person doesn’t exist, but there is such a thing as total compatibility. They found beauty in every moment they shared.

 

Yet, like all great love stories, theirs was not without its challenges. Life threw obstacles their way, testing the strength of their commitment. But with unwavering support and steadfast love, they stood together, their bond growing stronger with each passing day.

 

And so, on a beautiful 16th day of February, surrounded by loved ones and with their favorite song as the background, Erskin and Maria decided to get engaged.

 

To be continued on May 4th….

The Big Day!

Maria & Erskin are very much looking forward to spending time with you in Riviera Cancun, Mexico!

Tentative schedule for the week of the wedding:

Thursday, May 2: Maria, Erskin & some guests arrive. Relax and explore the resort!

Friday, May 3: More guests arrive. Enjoy the resort or venture out on an excursion! Evening rehearsal and dinner (bridal party only). 

Saturday, May 4: The big day! Ceremony at 5:00 PM with a cocktail hour and reception to follow. Bring your dancing shoes!

Sunday, May 5: Relax, enjoy the resort or book an excursion. Cinco de Mayo Party!

Monday, May 6: Enjoy the resort and some guests begin to depart.

Please keep in mind that the arrival and departure dates are suggestions, you can stay as little or as long as you’d like.

How it works

Even if you’re not 100% sure that you can make the trip and you would like more info, please fill out the RSVP form via this link. This will give us all the information to help answer your questions.

 

Reserve your room in 2 easy steps!

Step 1. Complete the RSVP form via this link. You will be able to compare rooms and rates from within the RSVP form.

Step 2. Submit your payment. Once you’ve completed the RSVP form you will automatically be directed to the page to submit your payment.  Please remember that pricing and availability are not guaranteed until your payment has been processed. 

 

Please note! Because the wedding is in less than 60 days, the total cost for your hotel booking is due upon reservation. Submitting the RSVP form does not guarantee your room. We will begin working on your hotel booking only after we have received both the RSVP form & your payment.

 

You can find the answer to the most frequently asked questions here!

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Dreams Sapphire

Only 15 minutes beyond the Cancun airport, Dreams® Sapphire Resort & Spa awaits your arrival. With Unlimited-Luxury®, this AAA Four Diamond resort redefines the all-inclusive resort experience and provides the perfect, worry-free escape. Choose from a variety of rooms and suites including beachfront swim-outs or connecting family suites that are ideal for accommodating larger groups.

 

Indulge with limitless dining and drinks at over a dozen gourmet restaurants and bars. Relax by one of the three pools, enjoy the waterpark, or enjoy one of the many beach activities like kayaking or snorkeling. Enjoy a round of golf at one of two nearby courses, or book a relaxing body treatment at the spa while the kids enjoy the resort’s Explorers Club.

 
  • Incredible Accommodations – Spacious rooms and suites, graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped, provide a picture-perfect all-inclusive vacation experience with welcoming service and romantic inclusions.
  • Delicious Dining – Explore our restaurants, with limitless options, where reservations aren’t required. And toast the stunning views from any bar with unlimited top-shelf spirits and beverages. Tips and taxes are always included.
  • Outstanding Activities – Experience all the exciting, daytime activities and nightly entertainment right at the resort.  And, try a tour or excursion when you want to explore.  
  • Sumptuous Spa – Inspired by Mexico’s remarkable cenotes, the Dreams Sapphire Spa by Pevonia features natural elements and offers innovative treatments that combine both indigenous and modern techniques. It is a haven with rejuvenating body and facial treatments, soothing hydrotherapy, relaxing massages, and pampering salons. And, with award-winning Pevonia skincare products, you will be treated to an unforgettable spa experience.

What's included

At Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa, the amenities include:

  • Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room and concierge services
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water, and beer
  • Daily maid service
  • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars, and entertainment venues
  • No wristbands required
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All taxes and gratuities

Room options

The following rooms are included in the room block and you will find the rates in the Rates section.  

Preferred Club Jr Suite Tropical View 

Preferred Club Jr Suite Oceanfront

Preferred Club Jr Suite Swim-Up

Please note that specific bedding requests are granted the discrection of the hotel.

ALL SUITES OFFER THE FOLLOWING AMENITIES:

  • Private, furnished patio or balcony
  • Daily maid service
  • 24-hour room service
  • 42” cable TV minimum with HD channels available
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Ceiling fans
  • Direct-dial telephone with workstation
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with beer, juices, soft drinks, and bottled water
  • CD/DVD players
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Concierge service, located by the lobby
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric outlet voltage: 110 watts
  • Unlimited Connectivity
  • In-room tablets
  • All rooms and suites are nonsmoking

ROOMS LABELED “PREFERRED CLUB” WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING UPGRADED AMENITIES: 

• Personalized check-in and check out with concierge service

• Preferred status and amenities

• Private Preferred Club Lounge

• Private beach area

• Exclusive adults-only pool with poolside snacks, swim-up bar and concierge service

• Bar area in the lounge

• Indoor Jacuzzi (select rooms) and double vanity sink

• Bathrobes and slippers

• Separate living area

• Upgraded mini-bar service and bath amenities

• Complimentary computer access in Preferred Club Lounge

• Pillow menu upon request

• Daily continental breakfast service, afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts, and fine liquors in the lounge

• Complimentary newspaper in room every day (English and Spanish)

 

Rates

Please note that the group rates are only available if the group is able to fill 10 rooms. If we do not reach the 10 room minimum, then the rates will default to the hotel's current published rates. We will not process your payment until we are 100% sure that we have enough rooms to qualify for the group rate. 

 

Double Occupancy Rates

Rates are based on two people sharing a room and the cost listed below is per person. Rates include hotel and shared airport transfers. Airfare and travel insurance are additional.

Preferred Club Jr Suite Tropical View

4 nights $971.00 per person

Additional nights $242.75 per person per night

Preferred Club Jr Suite Oceanfront

4 nights $1,215.00 per person

Additional nights $303.75 per person per night

Preferred Club Jr Suite Swim-Up 

4 nights $1,671.00 per person
Additional nights $417.75 per person per night

Children Ages 3-12 (age at time of travel)

$98.75 per night

Children must be in a room with two adults to receive the child rate. 

 

Single Occupancy Rates

Rates are based on only one person being in a room by themselves. Rates include hotel and shared airport transfers. Airfare and travel insurance are additional.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you initially book a room by yourself, it will be at this single-occupancy rate.  If at any point before final payment you add someone to your room, your rate will automatically change to the double-occupancy rate above.

Preferred Club Jr Suite Tropical view:

4 nights $1,511.00 
Additional nights $377.75 per night

Preferred Club Jr. Suite Ocean Front: 
4nights $2,355.00
Additional nights $588.75 per night

Preferred Club Swim-Up

4 nights $3267.00
Additional nights $816.00 per night

 

Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay required to receive the group discount.

RSVP Form

Please complete the RSVP form via this link!

 

Please note that the group rates are only available from May 1 through May 9. If you wish to stay alternate dates, please note this on your RSVP form and we will send you a custom rate for the additional nights.

 

Can’t make it? We’ll miss you! 
You can decline and be removed from the email list via the RSVP form.

 

Have you booked your flights? 
Please submit your flight details via the Flight Info Form

 

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Flight info

You'll be flying into the Cancun airport. The airport code is CUN. 

 

Given the challenges in the airline industry, we encourage you to book your flights directly with the airline. If you want to discuss your flights more or want us to send you specific flight suggestions, please select this option on your RSVP form.

 

Please submit your flight details via the Flight Info Form, including your confirmation number, no less than 45 days before departure. Your hotel booking includes airport transfers but we cannot book your transfers without your flight details. 

 

Make sure to book your flights for the same days as your hotel reservation! If you plan to extend your stay at a different resort, please let us know so we can book your transfers accordingly.

 

Here are some tips when booking flights:

  • Direct flights ensure more seamless and less stressful travel so consider booking a direct flight, even if it is a little more expensive.
  • If you do have to book a flight with a layover, please pay close attention to the layover times. Airlines are notorious for allowing short layovers with a very high likelihood of missing the connection. While no one wants to sit around the airport for hours, you also don’t want the headache of missing your layover because of a short connection. We suggest choosing a schedule that has at least 1.5 hours for your layover on the way to your destination. On your way home, we suggest at least 2 hours to give extra time to get through immigration.
  • Pick an arriving flight as early in the day as you prefer so that you have more time at your destination.
  • For your returning flight, the ground transportation company will often pick you up four to five hours before your flight time, so pick as late a departing flight as your schedule allows
  • Some airlines provide tickets that can be changed or canceled without a fee. This costs more upfront but can be helpful in these uncertain times.

Baggage Fees:  Baggage fees are not included and must be paid directly to the airline. Please refer to the airline’s website for charges. If you have a TSA precheck number or frequent flyer number, you will add it to your reservation directly through the airline’s website.

Please note! It’s not uncommon for your first and middle name to appear as one long name on the airline’s website. If this happens, don’t panic! Just check in as you normally would.

Have more flight questions? Check out our FAQs here. 

Airport Transfers

Round trip transportation from the airport is included with your hotel booking.

 

Included transfers are shared, non-stop transfers. If you prefer private transfers, they are available for $160.00, round trip.

 

Car seats are required just as they are at home and they are $30.00 round trip. Please let us know when you make your reservation if you need a car seat.

 

Once you have cleared customs and collected your bags, please proceed outside to the shuttle area. Please do not stop inside the terminal and accept assistance from another party. The parties inside the airport are timeshare salespeople.

 

Once you have exited the terminal look for the Lomas Rep. They will be wearing a blue shirt, white pants, and holding a sign for Lomas.

 

You can find answers to most of your transfer questions here! 

Travel Insurance and cancellation policy

If you’re attending a destination wedding, chances are you’re booking well in advance. While we’re sure you have every intention of making the trip, life can be unpredictable. The months between the deposit and your anticipated date of travel could bring a job change, illness, or other circumstances that could prevent you from traveling. Purchasing travel insurance is a smart investment that will protect you from financial loss.  

And because most medical insurance policies do not offer coverage outside the United States, we do not recommend traveling without insurance. Our trip insurance covers trip delay, trip cancellation, some medical coverage, lost luggage, and more. Our insurance allows you to cancel for any covered reason and receive a full refund, even on non-refundable published airfare. Uncovered reasons are covered up to 75%. Review the policy for more details here. Insurance is just $179.00 per person.

 

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY

The cost of the trip is not refundable. We urge you to purchase trip insurance to protect you from a financial loss.

Please note! Once final payment has been made, there are no refunds issued for a reduction in the number of nights, room category, or the number of people in your party. If you have trip insurance, we can file a claim for any reductions. This may incur a change fee.

Penalties apply to all bookings. However, if you have travel insurance you can recoup these losses by filing a claim with the travel insurance.

Please note! The cost of insurance is not refundable for any reason.

Still think you don't need insurance? Here are 14 reasons why you do

COVID FAQ

We understand that there’s a lot of uncertainty about travel right now. 

Please note that these are the policies that are currently in place. These rules could change between now and your departure date. Any updates will be posted here. 

Q. Is a COVID test required to enter Mexico?

A. At this time, there is no test required. You do not have to take a COVID test or complete a health form to enter Mexico. 

Q. Am I required to take a test to return to the United States? 

A. Effective June 12, 2022, there is no longer a requirement to test before returning to the United States. 

Q. What happens if there is a travel ban?

A. In the event of a travel ban, we would move the date of the wedding. We will make every effort to ensure that everyone in the group is able to keep the same room and number of nights at the current group rate. 

Q. Does the travel insurance cover us if we decide to cancel due to fear of COVID?

A. Our travel insurance is a ”cancel for any reason” policy. Covered reasons are covered at 100%. Uncovered reasons are covered at 75%. Canceling due to fear of COVID is no different than canceling for fear of spiders, and falls under the provision of the uncovered reasons. There is a link to the policy in the insurance section of the wedding site. Please review the policy for covered and uncovered reasons.

Q. If there is a travel ban, aren’t the hotels and airlines required to give us a full refund?

No, they are not required to offer a refund for anything that falls under force majeure such as government shutdowns, war, pandemics, or acts of God. We strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance to protect yourself from a financial loss.

Fun Things To Do In Mexico

We offer a lot of great excursions in this destination! We recommend that you pre-book your excursions. By booking your excursions in advance you won’t have to worry about exchange rates, getting closed out of something that you really want to do, or getting stuck in a timeshare presentation when you thought you were going zip lining! Most of our excursions include transportation.

Two popular excursions that have been enjoyed and positively reviewed are:
Cenotes Express
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles & Cenote

We are also happy to help you find and book excursions specific to your interests! Please email us to let us know what you'd like to experience.

FAQ's

Q. Why should we book our travel with Bliss Honeymoons?

A. Great question! By booking with Bliss Honeymoons your travel arrangements will be handled by an experienced agent who not only understands all the details of your travel arrangements but has been to this resort and/or destination. Booking with Bliss Honeymoons also means:

  • You’ll get to take advantage of the great group rate
  • You will receive all the benefits of the group amenity package
  • You won’t have to worry about getting bumped to a different resort
  • We will coordinate your ground transfers
  • We’ll be available to assist you both before and during your trip
  • You’ll get better trip insurance than what is available from an online site.
  • You get to support a local business
  • You won’t pay more than booking with an online site

Have questions about flights, rooms, rates, and more? Check out the frequently asked questions here! 

Please contact us with any questions! We’re looking forward to working with you!

Contact Us

For faster service, please complete the RSVP form before contacting us with questions.

If you need to make a change to your RSVP or reservation, please send an email. 

You can find the answers to many frequently asked questions here.

Agent: Laura Frazier

Email address: laura@blisshoneymoons.com

Phone: 614-286-7799

The best time to reach us is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern, Monday thru Friday.

We make every effort to provide a same-day response during normal business hours.

Please only utilize text messages in the event of an emergency.

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Contact information

For faster service, please complete the RSVP form before contacting us with questions.

For faster service, please complete the RSVP form before contacting us with questions.

You can find the answers to many frequently asked questions here.

Agent: Laura Frazier

Email address: laura@blisshoneymoons.com

Phone: 614-286-7799

The best time to reach us is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern, Monday thru Friday.

We make every effort to provide a same-day response during normal business hours.

Please only utilize text messages in the event of an emergency.