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#4291 krobb317

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    Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:18 AM

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    Thanks for the information on how hot is was end of may!! I'm getting married may 23rd our ceremony will be at the White Gazebo and reception at Tucanes...I was a bit worried about zero cross breeze as well, was even thinking of changing to the white gazebo area for reception. Does anyone know how windy is it there?



    #4292 kelseyrenee

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      Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:35 AM

      I'm not exactly sure where the white gazebo is, across from the chapel, right? But anyways, I have seen cocktail parties and receptions that are on the beach/sand have very high winds (this was when I was there this March). I did see one reception that was at the gazebo across from the chapel on a very windy night and I would not have wanted that reception to be mine, that's for sure. I want the beach experience so that's why I'm doing it for the ceremony and cocktail party, but moving inward for the reception. You just never know what the day is going to be like, some nights are very windy and some are very calm. Even on windy nights I don't think there is an issue with blowing sand, but more like flapping table cloths and blowing hair styles! Guess I would rather guests be too hot and have to step away for the breeze than be blown away by the wind.

       

      Thanks for all of the advice I've been receiving here ladies :)



      #4293 krobb317

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        Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:49 AM

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        Originally Posted by kelseyrenee 
         

        I'm not exactly sure where the white gazebo is, across from the chapel, right? But anyways, I have seen cocktail parties and receptions that are on the beach/sand have very high winds (this was when I was there this March). I did see one reception that was at the gazebo across from the chapel on a very windy night and I would not have wanted that reception to be mine, that's for sure. I want the beach experience so that's why I'm doing it for the ceremony and cocktail party, but moving inward for the reception. You just never know what the day is going to be like, some nights are very windy and some are very calm. Even on windy nights I don't think there is an issue with blowing sand, but more like flapping table cloths and blowing hair styles! Guess I would rather guests be too hot and have to step away for the breeze than be blown away by the wind.

         

        Thanks for all of the advice I've been receiving here ladies :)

        It's next to the saltwater pool. Okay, I think I'll stick with Tucanes. Thanks so much for the help! Unfortunately the budget didn't allow for a trip down there to check it out, so this has been so helpful! Thanks Kelseyrenee and everyone else!



        #4294 AllieH

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        Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:17 AM

        I don't think you'll be sorry about Tucanes vs. the White Gazebo.

         

        I'm going down in a few weeks, and would be happy to take fresh photos if there's anything y'all would like to see. Just let me know!

         

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        Quote:
        Originally Posted by kelseyrenee 
         

        I'm not exactly sure where the white gazebo is, across from the chapel, right? But anyways, I have seen cocktail parties and receptions that are on the beach/sand have very high winds (this was when I was there this March). I did see one reception that was at the gazebo across from the chapel on a very windy night and I would not have wanted that reception to be mine, that's for sure. I want the beach experience so that's why I'm doing it for the ceremony and cocktail party, but moving inward for the reception. You just never know what the day is going to be like, some nights are very windy and some are very calm. Even on windy nights I don't think there is an issue with blowing sand, but more like flapping table cloths and blowing hair styles! Guess I would rather guests be too hot and have to step away for the breeze than be blown away by the wind.

         

        Thanks for all of the advice I've been receiving here ladies :)

        It's next to the saltwater pool. Okay, I think I'll stick with Tucanes. Thanks so much for the help! Unfortunately the budget didn't allow for a trip down there to check it out, so this has been so helpful! Thanks Kelseyrenee and everyone else!


         

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        #4295 JenniferM

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          Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:12 PM

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          I'm getting married the week before you and I have Gazebo 55 and Tucanes as well lol. I don't think I'll be there when you are though. At the request of many of our friends we'll probably be moving resorts that Monday to something a bit cheaper. I haven't figured out where yet. lol That way people can stay an extra week. 

           

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          Hello all!  I'm getting married April 24, 2014 at EDR.  The ceremony will be at 4 pm at Gazebo 55 followed by the fiesta cocktail party at Gazebo 55 and then the reception at Toucanes from 7 - 11 pm. 



          #4296 amanda50388

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            Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:24 PM

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            Originally Posted by krobb317 
             

            Thanks for the information on how hot is was end of may!! I'm getting married may 23rd our ceremony will be at the White Gazebo and reception at Tucanes...I was a bit worried about zero cross breeze as well, was even thinking of changing to the white gazebo area for reception. Does anyone know how windy is it there?

            I got married at the white Gazebo and it was windy around are ceremony that started at 5pm, but not sand blowing windy and it was nice breeze,it felt wonderful. Then our reception was at tucanes and it was not to hot, but that depends on what your wearing and how warm you get and the temp. that day. Hope that helps.



            #4297 TheWolferts

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              Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:34 PM

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              I've seen many posts that Toucanes is hot for a reception. Should I see if I can move my reception from Toucanes to another spot? I am expecting about 30-35 guests and am getting a DJ because I want to dance... but I don't want to sweat! Wedding date is April 24, 2014. I was at EDR is March this year and it would not have been too hot at that time but I'm afraid of the end of April.

              I originally picked Toucanes because it's not terribly far from my ceremony and cocktail party at Gazebo 55 and figured it would protect against wind or rain.

              Any input is appreciated!

              We got married in early May 2012, had our rehearsal dinner at Toucanes and our reception at Salon Dorado... I regret not having our reception at Toucanes!!! We had 42 guests and I felt like the Salon Dorado was a big space for our group. I even did tables of 6 to spread everyone out, and it just seems too big. Everyone in Tucanes was the perfect size.

               

              We wanted to have a/c which is why we went with the indoor reception, but people were in and out of the doors so much that the little a/c the few units were putting out, quickly disipated. I think the resort didnt turn on the a/c to that room until right before our ceremony because it was super warm in there. Granted I had a rouched silk mermaid dress so there wasnt a lot of room to breathe/sweat, but I was melting. We would have been definitely happier outside.



              #4298 kelseyrenee

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                Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:57 AM

                I'm actually arriving on your wedding day! I'm staying from April 19 - 27, so we kind of end up with a honeymoon before the wedding. But it works well since most of our guests are coming in that Wednesday and leaving Sunday so we will be able to spend time with them after the wedding.



                #4299 krobb317

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                  Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:31 AM

                  Thanks amanda 50388! I'm sure it says this somewhere....but I feel like I've read so many things! Is there a Mic included for the ceremony? If not, could your guests hear okay at the white gazebo?  Also, Did anyone pick the flower bb-04? I'm looking for some real life pictures of them rather than the planning website!

                   

                  Thanks so much! 

                   

                  Quote:

                  Originally Posted by amanda50388 
                   

                  I got married at the white Gazebo and it was windy around are ceremony that started at 5pm, but not sand blowing windy and it was nice breeze,it felt wonderful. Then our reception was at tucanes and it was not to hot, but that depends on what your wearing and how warm you get and the temp. that day. Hope that helps.



                  #4300 jnitschke

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                    Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:21 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by krobb317 
                     

                    Thanks for the information on how hot is was end of may!! I'm getting married may 23rd our ceremony will be at the White Gazebo and reception at Tucanes...I was a bit worried about zero cross breeze as well, was even thinking of changing to the white gazebo area for reception. Does anyone know how windy is it there?


                    To give you an idea of how windy it is on the beach here is a picture I posted earlier... take a look at the table cloth behind us or the layers on my dress.  It is quite windy on the beach.   That being said, it is very nice being on the beach if you are planned for the wind.   I saw some receptions set up on the beach and it looked lovely.  The downside to beach reception areas is that the bathrooms can be a bit far away.






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