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#3821 amanda50388

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    Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

    Originally Posted by jnitschke 


    Hot damn!!! How did your TA do that?  Maybe I should tell mine to start pumping them for credit. .. our weddings are a week apart, they can't be that different in pricing.

    It does not hurt to try because we had our TA contact them regarding where our room were. which I don't know why I even asked about that but it worked because we got free upgrades. So I say go for it!!! :)



    #3822 AllieH

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    Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

    congratulations Amanda!! 

     

    The luxury suites in buildings 1 - 5 are really nice. They were finishing them when we were there in November. You get the view (they are right on the beach), and the convenience too. They are right by the Health Bar, and close to the JoJos & La Isla. Plus there's a swim up on the bottom floors. I would do those over a an ocean view or ocean front. 

     

    your GI travel agent should have some upgrades to give out - you can ask if they have any available for sure! we booked a regular casita, and our TA upgraded us to the swim up casita for our entire stay as a wedding gift. we looooooved our swim up casita!!! 

     

     

    Originally Posted by amandances 

    We have excitedly signed our contract for March 29,2014! We have reserved Gazebo 55 and Tucanes (but may end up with too many people for Tucanes).

    We are booking our room block now and have a few questions. Right now we are going to hold 40 rooms but aren't sure which room types to hold. We have 20 rooms in the standard "Jacuzzi Jr. Suite'. For the remainder are the "Luxury Jacuzzi Jr Suites" the renovated rooms in Buildings 1-5? Are they that much better? We aren't sure if we should do those, or ocean view, or ocean front. I think we are going to do 10 swim ups as well as some of our guests tend to book higher end rooms.

     

    We are going to stay in the Casita side. We have a GI travel agent, do you think we will get upgraded? I know things are based on availability but should we just book the standard Casita and hope for a swim up or does it seem they usually upgrade the bride and groom?

     

    Thanks so much!!

     

    Amanda

     


     

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    #3823 LKocelko

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      Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:39 AM

      Originally Posted by amanda50388 

      Gail, I so forgot to congratulate you before you left because my phone and computer has been acting funny, but best wishes!!!! You will be enjoying some nice warm weather, I am very jealous because this Chicago weather is beginning to be such a drag!!!!


      OMG AMEN to that. I cannot believe I woke up and saw snow! We are in Hoffman Estates.



      #3824 amanda50388

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        Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:21 AM

        Originally Posted by LKocelko 


        OMG AMEN to that. I cannot believe I woke up and saw snow! We are in Hoffman Estates.

        OMG!!! It sucks we are in Palatine and I was doing well with not having the heat on and we had to turn it on yesterday it was just way too cold. I told my husband can you believe a year ago we were headed for Mexico. I was like why did we go in January we should of waited with winter lasting this long, lol!!!!



        #3825 LKocelko

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          Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:30 AM

          Originally Posted by amanda50388 

          OMG!!! It sucks we are in Palatine and I was doing well with not having the heat on and we had to turn it on yesterday it was just way too cold. I told my husband can you believe a year ago we were headed for Mexico. I was like why did we go in January we should of waited with winter lasting this long, lol!!!!


          Haha we were just talking about how in three weeks we'll be lying on the beach :) So over this weather! Is it a monsoon? A snowstorm? Only in Chicago!



          #3826 mstigger

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            Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:30 AM

            Thanks so much Amanda!!!

            We are here and it is our wedding day.....YAY!!! I can't believe it's finally here!! We were upgraded to an inifinity swim up suite on the Casitas side and OMG it is AMAZING!!!!!!

            Here's a pic of us at our welcome dinner......thanks for all the help and all the support, couldn't have done it without all the help and ideas!!!

             



            Gail, I so forgot to congratulate you before you left because my phone and computer has been acting funny, but best wishes!!!! You will be enjoying some nice warm weather, I am very jealous because this Chicago weather is beginning to be such a drag!!!!



            #3827 JEM236

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              Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

              Originally Posted by jennifandr5 

              Hi Brides!

               

              Does anyone have any experience with bringing your own fabric to drape over the ceremony structure at gazebo 55?  The Coordinator said the fabric needs to be 45ft x 5ft.  I havent been able to find that online but i feel like i could buy it for less than the $200 rental fee.  Is anyone here selling it?

               

              Thank you!

              I know a lot of brides bought their own decorations down, but we decided to just order the decorations through Lomas. What I figured was that it wasn't that much of a savings because we would be charged $5 a person for bringing our own stuff. We have 31 guests so that would be $155. If I added up the cost of the decorations I would buy myself, shipping costs, plus the cost to check an extra bag, it wasn't that much of a savings (it wasn't thousands of dollars or anything). I also feel like I am saving money by not getting charged for certain items like the ceremony site, a minister, the chairs, the tables, the white table cloths, the set up and especially alcohol. So I guess I am ok with the mark up for some decorations to not deal with the hassle.  Also, for some of my decorations, like the centerpieces, my coordinator was pretty good with working with me to find something that worked for what I wanted to spend. For example, each centerpiece we have now is a square wooden tray with a lantern, purple flower and sand in it for $50 each.

              Just thought I'd share our plan, hope it helps with other brides' decisions!



              #3828 JEM236

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                Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:01 PM

                Anyone who has been to the EDR know what kind of dress code there is for guys at night? My FI is a tshirt and shorts kind of guy, and doesn't have a lot of dressy clothes. Are the restaurants fancy at night? It is a strict dress code?



                #3829 murmel

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                Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

                Originally Posted by JEM236 

                Anyone who has been to the EDR know what kind of dress code there is for guys at night? My FI is a tshirt and shorts kind of guy, and doesn't have a lot of dressy clothes. Are the restaurants fancy at night? It is a strict dress code?


                They are not super strict, but guys do have to wear pants. Jeans are fine. And a nice golf shirt would do the job.

                For the most part they ask for guests to basically not wear their beachwear, but you don't have to bring a suit and tie! Most people we saw down there, guys usually casual khakis, or jeans with a collared shirt (some wear dressy shirts, some golf shirts). Gals usually nice summer dresses, or a skirt with a nice shirt.

                 

                Hope that helps!


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                #3830 amanda50388

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                  Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

                  Yay!!!  That is so exciting!!! Enjoy your time and I can't wait to hear more once you get a chance!!!! You guys look great in this picture!!! :)

                  Originally Posted by mstigger 

                  Thanks so much Amanda!!!

                  We are here and it is our wedding day.....YAY!!! I can't believe it's finally here!! We were upgraded to an inifinity swim up suite on the Casitas side and OMG it is AMAZING!!!!!!

                  Here's a pic of us at our welcome dinner......thanks for all the help and all the support, couldn't have done it without all the help and ideas!!!

                   

                   






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