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  • Wedding Date
    May 05, 2014
  • Wedding Location
    Now Jade
  1. For anybody who has been here before, what are the bath amenities that are included in the room? The Dreams resort we stayed at before had sunscreen, lotion, shampoo and conditioner.
  2. We have most of it all packed in one very large suitcase. Just a thing or two left that will be put in one of our carry ons. I didn't put together everything in the bags yet, which makes it a lot easier to fit things in the suitcase. If the stuff is in the OOT bags, then it has kind of an odd shape and will be much harder to pack. We pre-put some of it together, but we have all the big bags flat and many of the things that go inside are in separate boxes/zip lock bags. It took a while, but we got it worked out pretty good. One thing to keep in mind is to not have too much money worth of stuff in a single bag either. Each person coming into the country can only have $300 or less in non personal items before getting taxed on it. I worked hard after finding this out to dig out and print receipts.... still missing some, like for all the crap we got from the dollar store, but I've got receipts ready for the bigger items
  3. Glad to hear the guitarist was great, can't wait!
  4. You could really go either way with a smaller group and especially smaller population of young adults.... We are doing the full reception with DJ, even extending it to a 4th hour. It could end up being money not wisely spent, but at the same time if we are having a great time and it ends prematurely I'll regret not doing it. It's our wedding, something I only plan on doing once (knock on wood, lol) so I don't want to leave anything to chance. I'll spend the money and see what happens. Completely can't fault you for wanting to do it the way you mentioned either though. I could definitely see a scenario where the dj is pumping the music out to a small handful of people. My hope is that with the smaller group (and enough liquor) people who normally wouldn't dance much at larger weddings in front of more strangers will let loose and get out on the floor.... we will see though! The wedding is coming in a week and a half, so I'll gladly report back to you with my results!
  5. From Michigan here. We are getting married the 6th and we'll be there the 3rd to the 10th. I'm sure we'll all cross paths at some point. There will be lots of people there wanting to have fun. We have 27 of us, though most are family in their 40s and 50s we've still got a group of about 8 of us that are younger (late 20s and early 30s)
  6. spa1.nojrc@nowresorts.com
  7. Yes, we are having ours in early May, so I'll let you know how it works out
  8. We will be tipping the wedding planner, not sure how much, probably $100-$200 We will also tip the DJ and photographers. Beyond that, I'm not sure... The servers at the wedding reception I think have money included in the cost. (for instance I added the extra hour and was charged the cost plus tax plus service. That service part I'm assuming is for the workers required to run it) so I'm not sure it is necessary to tip them? I will also probably tip the guitar player and the bartenders that work our cocktail hour.
  9. I'm kind of worried about the whole duty thing. I have some receipts, but definitely not all of them. Maybe we will get lucky and be able to spread our stuff out amongst a few people so it is less $$ per person coming in to the country.... or just roll the dice and hope to hit the green light, lol
  10. Rectangular table for the head table and the rest of the tables round tables. We are also making a seating chart.
  11. You're welcome.... you can thank me again... this site is amazing. We got our table runners and chair sashes from here... super cheap, and they have great and fast service http://weddinglinensdirect.com/13sataru.html
  12. 54 inch on the round banquet table The rectangle ones are 8 ft..... 30x96
  13. The deposit takes forever, don't worry
  14. Is there any replay of the webinar available to watch? I wanted to attend it but I was out of town this past weekend.
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