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#3601 Peach

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    Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:44 PM

    I have a question about the resort photographer. I am curious... I know that the photographer is included in some of the packages, but I was also wanting to do a TTD session. Can the resort photographer be hired to do that? Has anyone heard of this being done? I know that it would be an extra cost, and all that... Family members would shoot it if I asked, but I would really like a professional if possible, and I don't want to hire someone else if possible (going for simplicity, after all). Any ideas?



    #3602 drbride83

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      Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:52 PM


      2) We had the silver dinner package and our wedding coordinator printed out dinner menu cards for each place setting with our names, menu, and the wedding date. We didn't ask for it or have to pay for it but I was happy they did it. It was just printed on beige/yellowish paper not card stock.

       

      3) As others have said there is no place to hang lanterns on Himitsu but there is on Portofino.
       

      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!!!



      2) We sent our wedding coordinator a picture of what we wanted for our cake so we didn't see any other options. They probably do have different designs but it's just as easy to print off a picture of what you want and give it to them. I provided them with the ribbon that I wanted around the base of each layer.

       

      3) We just used our ipod which was perfect for us since dinner/speeches took awhile so there wasn't a whole lot of time for dancing since we didn't book anymore than the 3 hrs you get for your reception. We just went to the disco after and had a great time. 
       

      Originally Posted by Raq87 

      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/

       



       

       



      #3603 welljen

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        Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:07 PM

        Hey Raq87 and DRwedgal2011
         

        No problem, I'm happy to answer your questions - this site had proved invaluable to me during my planning so I'm happy to 'pay it forward' ;)

         

         

        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?

         

        If you do decided to go with the flowers from the reception, you don't need to purchase vases. The flowers aren't too high, but they do cover a nice degree of area on the table. If you have your heart set on a high centrepiece, this option probably won't work, but since our preference was for a lower arrangement and I was more interested in the colour of the centrepiece rather than on individual flowers we were very happy. I've attached a picture that shows 2 of the floral arrangements in the Gazebo set up.

         

         

        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??

        We wanted a pretty simple cake, so we brought them a photo (along with the ribbon we wanted at the bottom of each layer and they did a great job of recreating it. We went with the Vanilla cake and it was excellent, some of our guests even went back for seconds!

         

        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?

        We just went with an iPod. We played music all through dinner and had the songs for our special dances. By the time we got through all of the speeches, cake cutting etc... we were out of time, so we headed for the Disco. In the end we were really glad that we didn't go with the DJ.


        Hope this helps!!!

        Jenn

         

        Originally Posted by drbride83 


        2) We had the silver dinner package and our wedding coordinator printed out dinner menu cards for each place setting with our names, menu, and the wedding date. We didn't ask for it or have to pay for it but I was happy they did it. It was just printed on beige/yellowish paper not card stock.

         

        3) As others have said there is no place to hang lanterns on Himitsu but there is on Portofino.
         



        2) We sent our wedding coordinator a picture of what we wanted for our cake so we didn't see any other options. They probably do have different designs but it's just as easy to print off a picture of what you want and give it to them. I provided them with the ribbon that I wanted around the base of each layer.

         

        3) We just used our ipod which was perfect for us since dinner/speeches took awhile so there wasn't a whole lot of time for dancing since we didn't book anymore than the 3 hrs you get for your reception. We just went to the disco after and had a great time. 
         



         

         



         



        #3604 Raq87

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          Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

          Thanks for everyone again for the info!

          welljen-I don't see the attached pictures! Do you think you could email to me rejackso@ucalgary.ca

          thanks so much ladies :)



          #3605 welljen

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            Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

            Hi Raq87, 

            Sorry about that let me try this again - I have a feeling that I may have forgotten to attach it since it was getting kind of late.

            Jenn

             

            Img-202.jpg



            #3606 farlem311

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              Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:38 PM


              Love the picture.  Good to see that they are now using fabric on the Gazebo.  Good to know since I am getting married in less than 3 weeks.

              Originally Posted by welljen 

              Hi Raq87, 

              Sorry about that let me try this again - I have a feeling that I may have forgotten to attach it since it was getting kind of late.

              Jenn

               

              Img-202.jpg



               



              #3607 farlem311

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                Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:38 PM

                BTY  you look great!!!!



                #3608 Shelly21

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                  Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:20 AM


                  Welljen, you look stunning!

                  Is your FI's suit linen? Where did you get it from if you don't mind me asking.
                   

                  Originally Posted by welljen 

                  Hi Raq87, 

                  Sorry about that let me try this again - I have a feeling that I may have forgotten to attach it since it was getting kind of late.

                  Jenn

                   

                  Img-202.jpg



                   


                  11/26/11 Bride&Groom +40 Booked!

                  #3609 welljen

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                    Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:51 PM

                    Thanks Shelly21!

                    We bought his suit in Buffalo at the Men's Warehouse store at the Walden Galleria. We were helped by the manager, a really helpful guy named Tony! He was very patient and super knowledgable.

                    The suit is a Linen Calvin Klein. The deals at the store were so great my fiance also got a navy Kenneth Cole suit as well. Both suits for under $500!

                     



                    #3610 shellymr83

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                      Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:56 AM

                      Hi Girls, 

                       

                      Can someone help me out?  I leave in 4 days, ahhh!!!  I am having the catholic wedding ceremony and am having a hard time finding out if there is anything else I need to do before we leave.  I have gotten mixed responses from the church, so I am really confused!  I have all of the documents they asked for and filled out the email for they requested, but is there anything else?

                       

                      Any help would be appreciated!

                       

                      Thank you!






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