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#7901 MichelleCrock

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    Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:16 AM

    Now that we're getting closer to the big day (48 more days!!), I'm starting to think about more of the details and had a few quick questions if anyone has any advice:

     

    Do people usually sit the photographer (and assistant) at a table with guests for dinner?  Or just leave them to eat on their own at some point?  Either way is fine by me, just not sure what the norm is (we're using Sascha from Cancun Photos)....

     

    Also any suggestions on tipping vendors (photographer, DJ... and do most people tip the wedding coordinator too?)?

     

    Thanks!!  :)



    #7902 diahr

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      Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:53 AM

      Was anyone able to open the picture of the cake that Randi sent? I wasn't.



      #7903 diahr

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        Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:02 AM

        Hi Speedy,

         

        I am actually in the process of booking Norma now.  Fernando was out of my budget. It seems like his cost vary based on how many people you have in your party.  This morning he quoted me $120 for the trial, $200 for the wedding makeup, and $100 for each of my bridesmaids (I have only 2).  These prices do not include hair, just makeup.

         


        Norma quoted me $120 for wedding makeup and $60 for each bridesmaid. Again, hair is not included.  I told her I would go to a MAC counter in NJ for my trial and she said that was fine.  Norma just said to take a picture of what the MAC counter does.  The counter will write down the items and colors for you anyway. I think they also draw some kind of picture as well.  My girls are finding out now how much we have to spend to get our makeup done there.  I am going to book Norma asap.  She doesn't require a depost, so I am just waiting for an agreement of some sort.

         

        Fyi..A few other brides got away without spendng the vendor fee for makeup artists. Also, Lady Di used Norma and while her makeup looked great, Norma ran behind.  Thus I told her my wedding started an hour earlier than it actually does (hope she's ot on the forum lol!).

         

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        Originally Posted by speedy130 

        I originally wasn't going to pay to get my make-up done, but I am beginning to change my mind.  I am thinking about the MAC counter idea.  If I go here (the US) first to get an idea of the right products, and then go down there...how much would that cost?  How much is Norma from Cancun, or Fernando?  We decided to go for the DJ so I need to budget in other areas now!

         

        Thanks Ladies!!

         

        Raveyn, you look amazing and so happy :)





        #7904 kshows03

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          Posted 06 January 2011 - 02:13 PM

          Speedy - I am having a Mac Consultant, Guillermo Flores, do the trial and the day of for $300.  The contract state that they stay for after the ceremony and give you a touch up at that point as well right before pictures.  Hopefully this helps.  If you need his information, PM me.


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          #7905 randi.renstrom

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            Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:54 PM



            Originally Posted by Kelfrecks 

            Thank you Randi! Your answers are very helpful! So you were happy with your choice of marrying at The Royal? Did everyone have fun? (I can't imagine that not being the case!)



            oh my gosh....everyone LOVED the place!!! seriously. my parents - who are very hard to please and had said in the past they would never go back to mexico - is now making it their new vacation spot! i had a few GREAT AUNTS who were probably some of the oldest people htere and they loved it. my husbands grandparents loved the people watching and restaurants (esp asiana).  then of course our friends etc....had a great time! our only complaint was the pool was FREEZING but it didn't ruin anyones time at all. we still layed by the pool all the day....they had a great time with the staff.....if you are interested, i highly recommend coco bongo....we went down with the entertainment staff on our monday night there - it was awesome.  but everyone loved the place! the food and people and rooms are just great! i would do it there again in a heartbeat! i know you probably "could" find a "nicer" spot....but obviously for more $$....but i don't think its necessary, i thought the royal was perfect!



            #7906 JoZee84

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              Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:53 PM



              Originally Posted by Lisa DSO 

              Did anyone else do a rehearsal dinner at La Tortuga/El Bistro rooftop (besides me and Jess)? We had such a blast there and the manager and waiters were so fun!



               

               



              Originally Posted by diahr 

              Does anyone have a picture of the Royal Signature Cake that comes included in the packages? (I have the Classic Wedding).  Thanks!


              we're having our "rehersal"/ Thank you cocktail hour there! can't wait!!!
               

               



              Originally Posted by Lisa DSO 


               

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              Originally Posted by diahr 


              I wanted to do it so bad Lisa, but it was out of the budget. Do you mind me asking how much it ended up costing you and how many people you had? Maybe I can sell my car or something to live the dream (lol!)
               

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Lisa DSO 

              Did anyone else do a rehearsal dinner at La Tortuga/El Bistro rooftop (besides me and Jess)? We had such a blast there and the manager and waiters were so fun!


               

               

              You are so funny lol. I think we had 24 people go and it was a little over 600 (however 150 of that was because we rented the cocktail tables setup). It was open bar for an hour,but really they let it go on for a lot longer lol.
               





              #7907 JoZee84

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                Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:55 PM



                Originally Posted by diahr 

                Was anyone able to open the picture of the cake that Randi sent? I wasn't.

                I hope you can see these.

                 

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                #7908 rosieposie

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                  Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:23 PM

                  hi ladies happy new year!

                   

                  have been going crazy planning my pre-AHR and the wedding. stressing a bit..but i guess that's "normal".

                  been lurking around here, thanks for all the great info! sorry for not really posting  ...not much to say since ladies here are so fast and knowledgable!

                  hope everyone's been doing well, congrats to all the new mrs. and excited for those upcoming!



                  #7909 msglave

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                    Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:35 AM

                    I set up our time frame the exact same way. We took pictures during the cocktail hour. Funever took pictures of our cocktail/rehearsal dinner and they were nice. Some recent brides have used them for all of their photos as well. I think Lisa and Di had a few pics included with their package and they came out nice. They also have a website you can google to see what their work is like. Lastly, you can do a search of this thread for Funever to pull up what people have said. The white linens they used for our wedding had little swirl designs built in. They were beautiful. We put an aqua colored overlay on top and it was perfect.
                     

                    Originally Posted by Kelfrecks 

                    Does anyone know if the table linens are included in the Luxury Wedding package at the Royal?  My guess is that they offer standard white ones, which is fine with me, but I just don't want to incur a bunch of extra charges when all is said and done and I noticed a listing for tablecloths and napkins in the a la cart wedding sheet file they sent me.

                     

                    Also, has anyone used or heard anything about Funever photos? The photo vendor that is included (for the ceremony) at least? My family takes an insane amount of photos and although I don't want to assign anyone to "take pictures" that day, my FI and I are having trouble rationalizing the cost of having a photographer to document the whole day. The only thing I do want is some group pictures (we have about 35 guests) and then some of just us, our wedding party, and with our families. My guess is it would take about an hour to get these photos, but I can't figure out when to do that. I don't want to really ruin the "flow" of anything. Right now, we are scheduled for: 

                    • Ceremony at the Gazebo: 4-4:30pm
                    • Cocktail Hour at Gazebo: 4:30-5:30pm
                    • Reception on beach: 5:30 - 9:30pm

                     

                    Has anyone included a "break" in the schedule for pictures? I would like them taken on the beach. 



                     


                    I gave mine as soon as I got there and they returned it the next evening. You should do it as soon as you get there for peace of mind.

                    Originally Posted by Kelfrecks 

                    When is everyone getting there wedding dress pressed? Is it ok to do a few days before the wedding or is it something you want done the day before or the day of? 



                     


                    My phtg had in his contract that we had to include meals for 2. We sat him at a table with guests because we knew he would only been sitting there for about 15 min. anyway.

                     

                    We loved our WC and tipped  her $100. 48 days, HOW EXCITING!

                    Originally Posted by MichelleCrock 

                    Now that we're getting closer to the big day (48 more days!!), I'm starting to think about more of the details and had a few quick questions if anyone has any advice:

                     

                    Do people usually sit the photographer (and assistant) at a table with guests for dinner?  Or just leave them to eat on their own at some point?  Either way is fine by me, just not sure what the norm is (we're using Sascha from Cancun Photos)....

                     

                    Also any suggestions on tipping vendors (photographer, DJ... and do most people tip the wedding coordinator too?)?

                     

                    Thanks!!  :)




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                    #7910 msglave

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                      Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:35 AM

                      Thanks ladies, for all of your compliments.


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