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#821 Dez921714

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    Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:57 AM

    Congratulations! Welcome back :) Can't wait to see your pictures!!!!
    http://ticker.7910.o....25vdCBpbiA.gif27 Confirmed with Plane Tickets...5 with rooms booked!

    150 INVITES / 6 YES / 13 NO

    #822 KBMD12309

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      Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:40 PM

      Welcome Back and Congrats!!!!!!!

      #823 cutierosie

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        Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:12 PM

        Melissa,

        Thank you for posting your review sooo soon!!! I can't wait to see your pictures.

        #824 Mrs D To Be!

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          Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:58 PM

          welcome back! can't wait to see your pictures

          #825 erinnjosh

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            Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:50 PM

            does anyone know....we are just doing a dinner and not a formal reception?? When/where would we do the first dance, cake cutting stuff......?

            #826 saranmike

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              Posted 16 August 2008 - 01:08 PM

              Hi I just wanted to introduce myself. Just found this forum/thread - still have lots of reading to do. Getting married at MP this coming April 20. Looking forward to connecting in this forum and fun planning! -Sara

              #827 saranmike

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                Posted 16 August 2008 - 04:27 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by emaya77
                Hi Girls...

                I am in need of some major help...haha. I am JUST starting out our wedding planning and feel pretty overwhelmed. First off, I have been looking around for a place in May or June 2010, finally decided on Moon Palace...but then my fiance's sister was over last night and said that $1400 per person is A LOT for a weeks stay (even though everything is included). Is this the price that most of your guests are paying? I don't want to pick someplace where people are going to feel is super expensive, etc. Also, are the airport transfers included in the price? Because when I just priced it on Expedia, it said they were not included, and I thought they were.

                So, with $1400 PLUS airfare, and sister saying no one is going to want to pay that...I am now worrying that I will have to pick another resort. Are there any other resorts that anyone knows about that are equally as nice but maybe around $1000 for a week per person?

                My next question is...when to send out the announcement that we are having a destination wedding? I would like to send this out ASAP, but with the rate we are going for picking out a place I will most likely need to send this out before we pick the final resort. So, if this is the case, what do I tell the guests that the price should be for a weeks stay? We will also have to send it out before flights become available for May/June 2010...so how do we explain to guests that we do not know the price of airfare? Should we say to budget at least $500 per person for air? But this price is just from Philadelphia...so I guess I would need to pick a few major departing cities that guests will fly out of to list a round-about price?

                Does anyone maybe have letter they sent to their guests that I can take a look at? That would be such a tremendous help!!!

                Are there group rates available for the guests and do they cut costs down a lot? Also, how do you say to the guests in the announcement letter that group rates are available if people book the same # of nights, without sounding rude?

                One more ?...acutally, I am sure this won't be the last (lol)...but, how does everyone feel about an announcement email? We were going to sign up for an account at ewedding.com, and they have an rsvp/invitation section...so, we were going to maybe send out the announcement there and have people rsvp by a certain date. Then once we have people's responses, we will send out an actual invitation to those who responded with a 'yes'...and that invitation could have the final details of pricing, etc. Does that sound ok?

                Thanks so much everyone for all your help in advance...I am sorry I am totally clueless!!!
                Couple comments: I think you do need to take your guests' budget into consideration when planning the wedding, BUT for those who are really going to come, ask yourself, if it is $400 more or less; will that change their mind to come, it may or may not.

                Also, i dont think you need to put prices on your save the dates. I included the resort, the date and 'evening" of the welcome reception and wedding ceremony and reception, then put our wedding web site on there and directed others to go there for more info about travel arrangements. On the web page (mine is decent, no music but everything else we need: Create Free Wedding Website - Personal Wedding Web Site - Free Wedding Planning Tools $30 for one year if get coupon on the Knot) . We have a statement saying check back at the end of August for more info on travel, etc. I dont think we will post a price because all that really depends on availability and flights, etc. But people will ask so as we are spreading the word via our mouths, I have given people a $400 range (like it'll be anywhere from $1600 to $2000) I would do an estimate from th ecity most are flying from, in addition i am a fan of giving them a higher number than it will likely be, then they are pleasantly surprised if it is lower, and not disappointed if it is higher. Hope that helps

                #828 lor

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                  Posted 16 August 2008 - 04:51 PM

                  melissa,
                  Congrats!!!!!!thanks for posting your review on here. i cant seem to find the reviews on the website!!!so it was great to read it. please let us know who took your photo's! I Cant wait to see your pictures.
                  Lorree

                  #829 mtomas5555

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                    Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:23 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by erinnjosh
                    does anyone know....we are just doing a dinner and not a formal reception?? When/where would we do the first dance, cake cutting stuff......?
                    I think your cocktail hour would be good for that!

                    Melissa


                    #830 mtomas5555

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                      Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:26 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by erinnjosh
                      does anyone know....we are just doing a dinner and not a formal reception?? When/where would we do the first dance, cake cutting stuff......?
                      We cut our cake right at the restaurant, but if you are dancing, I think your cocktail hour would be good for that!

                      Melissa





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