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#4761 murmel

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 11:19 AM

There are a few simple things to help reduce your budget.

First thing, check the Official EDR thread: http://www.bestdesti...-royale-thread/

I believe the lengths of sheers for the gazebo is listed there. The other option to reduce cost is just to do 2 sheers. If you look at most of the photos they have just two draped across the top, which the ends being attached to the corner pole. It is elegant, and classic.

As for the chairs, for the ceremony...it's only 15 minutes...on a beautiful beach! People/guests will likely be looking at you and the ocean, not whether there are chair bows. They set the seats up with white wooden folding chairs. (again view the official thread for photos) Perhaps do a small piece of decor on the chairs right on the aisle if you want some visual interest. But personally I don't think you need to invest in covers/bows for the ceremony.

For the chairs for your reception. If you are hosting a private event (ie. paying for dinner), please know that it is the same white wooden chairs, and they will have a simple white chair cover on them (this is included in the price).

Hope that helps.


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#4762 EriLu11

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:36 AM

 

hi @EriLu11 - typically the gazebo is bare. 

 

we did have the poles wrapped, but opted against sheers and flowers. below is a photo of our wedding at Gazebo 55. did you by chance buy a package that includes the flowers & sheers? and keep in mind that things change over time too - so anything is possible! 

 

 
 
as for escort cards, I did card stock. you could also do the starfish or sand dollars, or a thing of bubbles, glasses, koozies - whatever your favor is. just tie a card stock "tag" to it with the table numbers. we put our numbers in the cheap IKEA white plastic frames, and they looked just fine! here are some photos of the table numbers and the escort cards. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Thanks!! This helps a lot. Did you rent those glass hurricane vases through Lomas?


Edited by EriLu11, 12 May 2015 - 11:36 AM.


#4763 Tagliatti01

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 07:23 PM

Hello!!

 

Just got word from my Claudia, My Lomas wedding coordinator that since we will not be having an official "Coccktail hour" between the ceremony and reception, they want to start our reception at 5pm and go til 8pm (!) Seems pretty short to me???  Three hours only for the reception?  IS this normal?

 

Also our ceremony is suppose to start at 330pm, then we will do pictures following... I have 7 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen and 100 people coming to the Wedding, so I anticipate ALOT of pics will be taken following the ceremony (we are NOT doing a first look)... Should I have them start the Reception at 6pm to be safe??

 

Any help from past Brides would be Great!!



#4764 calgarybride2015

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:06 AM

@Tagliatti01
I am not from your resort but I am a past bride... Ceremony at 330pm and reception at 5pm with that many guests will be hard!! I'd push it back to 6pm. Let's say the ceremony and toast take 30 mins and the group and family shots take 30 mins, then you two only get 30 mins. I know you'll need and want more. If nothing else just to reduce the stress, allow ample time for photos and give everyone time to freshen up if need be. Just my thoughts. We had 1.5 hours but I had 45 guests. We were done a little shorter, maybe 1.25 hours but it was stress less and we weren't trying hard to meet a deadline.


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#4765 EriLu11

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:35 AM

Just got a quote for $273 for airbrush makeup...this is INSANE. Has anyone held off on making an appointment until they arrived and negotiated on site? Marisol is VERY inflexible when it comes to negotiating anything... I am assuming this is because my wedding is still six months away and she wants to wait me out. Any suggestions or tips on how to get numbers down... or are the Lomas rates simply non-negotiable?

 

@Tagliatti01  My reception is 4 hours... I was told this is standard. We are having 40-50 guests, ceremony at 3:30 (I was told that they run a little late sometimes), reception at 7 with a 1 hr cocktail hour before hand. I was told that the sun sets around 6/6:30 so I made sure the reception will start late enough to get some sunset photos. I know there is a large gap between... but I figure after photos and such there won't be too much spare time and they won't allow us to have a later ceremony. Are you choosing a Memorable Moments menu or a private events menu?



#4766 EriLu11

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 09:54 AM

Does anyone know if the resorts setup fees have changed? I have been quoted different prices by the same coordinator multiple times for table setup (table numbers, placecards, frame).

 

Thanks!!


Edited by EriLu11, 03 June 2015 - 09:57 AM.


#4767 AllieH

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:29 AM

they have definitely changed over time. the last I heard it was around $5pp, but then I've also heard a $250 max. it depends on the coordinator... push them to keep the lowest quote on your spreadsheet. send the email from the coordinator who gave you the lowest price to the current person you're working with. this is a huge pain point with brides - no consistency and lots of changes! 

 

Does anyone know if the resorts setup fees have changed? I have been quoted different prices by the same coordinator multiple times for table setup (table numbers, placecards, frame).

 

Thanks!!


 

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#4768 kfracassi

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:44 PM

I remember reading back which of the DJs people recommend through El Dorado, but I can't remember which one. DJ All Music or Mega DJ.

 

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#4769 LoLoJabs

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:41 AM

Can anyone assist with the measurements for Gazeebo 55? Or thoughts on how long sheers would need to be if we were bringing our own fabric?

#4770 jcook123

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    Posted 14 July 2015 - 01:32 PM

    Can anyone assist with the measurements for Gazeebo 55? Or thoughts on how long sheers would need to be if we were bringing our own fabric?


    @LoLoJabs
    My wedding coordinator quoted me 36ft x 6ft for sheers with a $75 charge for putting them up




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