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#3591 Shelly21

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    Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:41 PM


    HI Shastalc,

    My WC is Gara, I will forward you an email she sent me with some pictures.

    I will be buying my chair sashes from 

    Hi ladies my name is Liz and i am from Penetanguishene, ON Canada. I am getting married at Dreams on Jan 16th 2012 (we are going from the 12th -19th 2012). I have tried to look through all the information here and i have gone on the Dreams web site but i cannot find any where to see pictures of the different colours you can choose to decorate the chairs, gazebo, restaurant etc or even different flower boquets you can pick etc. There are a few pics with the table set up with gold bows and one with pink on a terrace but is there somewhere you can go to see all the things they offer ? We have Carolina as our WC and we are doing a symbolic ceremony at the Gazebo so i am not sure if she can email me a colour scheme or anything..any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much.  Liz    shastalc@yahoo.com i also am on FB as Liz Denny Barrie, ON



     


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    #3592 Shelly21

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      Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:43 PM

      PM your email if you'd like. I havent been able to open attachements either.
       

      Originally Posted by Peach 

      If someone could post these on here I would really appreciate it too; I cannot open attachments on here yet!



       


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      #3593 ska2m

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        Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:48 PM

        Hi Shelly,

         

        Question, for the sashes that you are buying, are you going ot have a set for the ceremony and then a set for the reception? Also, what about once you get to DR, are you going to have to steam them or will they not wrinkle? If you are steaming them, are you doing this or paying for the resort? I thought about bringing my own sashes since they are a ton cheaper, but i will have over 140 of them, so not sure if i will have time to steam (assuming they will be wrinkled) and i never inquired about the resort steaming.....

         

        Thanks!



        #3594 Lasallebabe

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          Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:50 PM


          The wedding planner I purchased my sashes from here in Calgary, said to iron them and then roll them....they will not wrinkle that way she says....
           

          Originally Posted by ska2m 

          Hi Shelly,

           

          Question, for the sashes that you are buying, are you going ot have a set for the ceremony and then a set for the reception? Also, what about once you get to DR, are you going to have to steam them or will they not wrinkle? If you are steaming them, are you doing this or paying for the resort? I thought about bringing my own sashes since they are a ton cheaper, but i will have over 140 of them, so not sure if i will have time to steam (assuming they will be wrinkled) and i never inquired about the resort steaming.....

           

          Thanks!



           



          #3595 DRwedgal2011

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            Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:56 AM

            Hi Brides!

             

            I have some questions (ok, it's a lot of questions), but if anyone has any insight, it would be MUCH appreciated! :)

             

            (1) Do you know how much the resort is charging to rent the vases for the reception? Also, what are the dimensions (LxWxH) of the vases?

            (2) If we choose the Gold Package for the dinner reception, is it true that the resort includes a printed dinner menu card for each guest at the table?

            (3) Does the resort have Table Number cards to designate numbers for each table?

            (4) At the Himitsu Terrace, is there an area for paper lanterns to be hung? Also, does the resort allow us to bring white Christmas lights to hang around the reception location or is this not allowed?

            (5) We want to sprinkle either rose petals or glass colored crystals on the runway to the gazebo and on the dinner tables. Does the resort allow this or is there an additional clean-up fee for such items?

             

            Thanks!!!



            #3596 welljen

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              Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:18 PM

              Hey DRwedgal2011,

              I can help you out with the answers to many of your questions, since I just got back from our wedding last Thursday :) First and foremost, you will not be disappointed with anything! I was a total worrier about how things would run and they couldn't have done a better job of bringing my vision to life. Our wedding coordinator was Gara and she was great - the WCs are really quite amazing, since they work all morning with the brides planning to get married and then all afternoon and evening they are attending weddings! For that reason, I tried to be as organized as possible and included little notes with instructions for all of the extra items we brought along, like the paper lanterns, chair sashes, menu cards, seating cards, table numbers, guest books and welcome table.

               

              So here are my answers to your questions below:

               

               

              (1) Do you know how much the resort is charging to rent the vases for the reception? Also, what are the dimensions (LxWxH) of the vases?

               

              So I had emailed my WC looking for round Glass Bowls for my centrepieces and they were going to charge me $15 per vases (ridiculous yes, but a heck of a lot more convenient than lugging 5 glass vases down to the DR). I have attached a photo that Gara sent to me with all the different kinds of vases available.

              Oh, and one other great piece of advice regarding centrepieces, if you are planning to pay for the Gazebo decorations it is possible to have them move the flowers over to your reception terrace to use as centrepieces - we decided to do so after chatting with another couple that was waiting to meet with their WC a few days before the wedding and it was an excellent tip!

               

               

               

               

               

               

               


              (2) If we choose the Gold Package for the dinner reception, is it true that the resort includes a printed dinner menu card for each guest at the table?

              Not sure if this is true, although considering that most things come at an additional costs I'd guess that this is not true. Regardless, we created our own simple design in word and printed them out on ivory card stock.


              (3) Does the resort have Table Number cards to designate numbers for each table?

              When I contacted my WC a few months ago I was told that I would have to bring my own table numbers. Fortunately I was able to find some simple table numbers at the Dollar store (although there were the hefty price of $1.50 for numbers 1-12; and another $1.50 for numbers 13-24.

              (4) At the Himitsu Terrace, is there an area for paper lanterns to be hung? Also, does the resort allow us to bring white Christmas lights to hang around the reception location or is this not allowed?

               

              I don't believe there is anywhere to hang paper lanterns on the Himitsu terrace, but I'm sure that one of the other ladies here will be able to help you with the answer to that question.

              Not sure how many people you are having, but we had our reception on the El Patio terrace which has a wooden trellis which is perfect for hanging lanterns. The El patio was great because it is a little secluded and has an intimate setting.

               

              As for the lights, I think they will let you bring them, you would just need to make sure that there is a power source available for you. For that reason, we chose to go with the DIY LED Throwies, and attached 3 to some fishing line, so that they could hang them to the wire frames within each lantern and not have to worry about having outlets nearby.



              (5) We want to sprinkle either rose petals or glass colored crystals on the runway to the gazebo and on the dinner tables. Does the resort allow this or is there an additional clean-up fee for such items?

               

              We had purchased the Gazebo decorations so the resort supplied the rose petals sprinkled along the aisle to the gazebo, so the resort is definitely okay with the idea of it. The only thing that may be an issue is if you are thinking of using fake rose petals, just because if the odd real one isn't swept up it may not be a huge issue, but fake ones could be considered 'litter', so they might charge you an extra clean-up fee in that case.

               

              Hope this answers your questions. If you have anymore, just ask away! 

              I'm planning to do a more detailed review - want to payback all of you ladies for all of your help in planning our wedding day.

              Jenn

               

              Originally Posted by DRwedgal2011 

              Hi Brides!

               

              I have some questions (ok, it's a lot of questions), but if anyone has any insight, it would be MUCH appreciated! :)

               

              (1) Do you know how much the resort is charging to rent the vases for the reception? Also, what are the dimensions (LxWxH) of the vases?

              (2) If we choose the Gold Package for the dinner reception, is it true that the resort includes a printed dinner menu card for each guest at the table?

              (3) Does the resort have Table Number cards to designate numbers for each table?

              (4) At the Himitsu Terrace, is there an area for paper lanterns to be hung? Also, does the resort allow us to bring white Christmas lights to hang around the reception location or is this not allowed?

              (5) We want to sprinkle either rose petals or glass colored crystals on the runway to the gazebo and on the dinner tables. Does the resort allow this or is there an additional clean-up fee for such items?

               

              Thanks!!!



               

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              #3597 Shelly21

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                Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:47 PM

                I'm hoping to use the same chair sashes for ceremony and reception.

                I was hoping they would iron them, but rolling them seems like a good idea!
                 

                Originally Posted by Lasallebabe 


                The wedding planner I purchased my sashes from here in Calgary, said to iron them and then roll them....they will not wrinkle that way she says....
                 



                 



                 



                Originally Posted by ska2m 

                Hi Shelly,

                 

                Question, for the sashes that you are buying, are you going ot have a set for the ceremony and then a set for the reception? Also, what about once you get to DR, are you going to have to steam them or will they not wrinkle? If you are steaming them, are you doing this or paying for the resort? I thought about bringing my own sashes since they are a ton cheaper, but i will have over 140 of them, so not sure if i will have time to steam (assuming they will be wrinkled) and i never inquired about the resort steaming.....

                 

                Thanks!



                 


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                #3598 Shelly21

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                  Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:04 PM


                  I wanted to hang paper lanterns on the terrace as well, but after seeing pictures of the himitsu terrace it doesn't look like there is room.  

                  I'm trying to figure out to decorate.

                  This is the best picture I have of the himitsu terrace, so you can see what you have to work with.

                  I'm sorry it's so big! I don't know how to make it smaller :(

                   



                  Hi Brides!

                   

                  I have some questions (ok, it's a lot of questions), but if anyone has any insight, it would be MUCH appreciated! :)

                   

                  (1) Do you know how much the resort is charging to rent the vases for the reception? Also, what are the dimensions (LxWxH) of the vases?

                  (2) If we choose the Gold Package for the dinner reception, is it true that the resort includes a printed dinner menu card for each guest at the table?

                  (3) Does the resort have Table Number cards to designate numbers for each table?

                  (4) At the Himitsu Terrace, is there an area for paper lanterns to be hung? Also, does the resort allow us to bring white Christmas lights to hang around the reception location or is this not allowed?

                  (5) We want to sprinkle either rose petals or glass colored crystals on the runway to the gazebo and on the dinner tables. Does the resort allow this or is there an additional clean-up fee for such items?

                   

                  Thanks!!!



                   


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                  #3599 smtc0245

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                    Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:06 PM

                    You won't be able to hang lanterns on Himitsu terrace there isn't anything to hang the lanterns on.  You can hang them on the Bordeaux terrace however.

                     

                    Originally Posted by Shelly21 


                    I wanted to hang paper lanterns on the terrace as well, but after seeing pictures of the himitsu terrace it doesn't look like there is room.  

                    I'm trying to figure out to decorate.

                    This is the best picture I have of the himitsu terrace, so you can see what you have to work with.

                    I'm sorry it's so big! I don't know how to make it smaller :(

                     

                     



                     



                     

                     


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                    #3600 Raq87

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                      Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:49 PM

                      Thanks for all the info Welljen!! I just have a few more questions if you don't mind..

                      1. If we take the flowers from the gazebo to use at the reception, do we still need o purchase vases? Also wondering if I decide to purchase my vases here to save $$, will a standard vase do or do they need to be extra big?

                       

                      2. For your wedding cake, did they have a bunch of different designs to choose from? Or I read from earlier brides that you can bring a picture of a cake design you like and they will try to do it??

                       

                      3. I am also considering having a DJ, anyone who has done it, is it worth it or would you recommend just using an ipod?

                       

                       

                      Also Lasallebabe where in Calgary did you purchase your sashes? I found a site that sells satin sashes for .89 cents and organza table runners for 2.19 but then you have to pay for shipping on top of it so I'm just wondering what costs would be to just get it here.

                       

                      Aaand  on another note, for my photographer I went with Phil Steingard. He has amazing reviews on the facebook majestic brides site. (that is where I originally was going to get married)... He will be there the week of November 12-19th so if anyone else is there that week and wants to share him, you can check out his portfolio at http://www.steingardstudios.com/

                       






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