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#3621 farlem311

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    Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:11 PM

    Jenn,

    Did you have fabric draped on the pillars?  It looks like it.  Did you have to pay extra and if so how much?



    #3622 letluva5412

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      Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:53 PM

      Hello ladies... Congrats to future brides and the brides who have gotten married!  I'm new to the site and just went thru all the posts and found it helpful.  I am getting married May 4, 2012 there.  I'm not really sure what's going on with my WC.  I booked my reservation with Mercy, but have yet to hear from any of the WC.  I emailed them over a week 1/2 ago and still haven't heard back.  Has anyone else has that problem? I know it's about 11 months away, but is it normal for me to worry that no one has gotten back to me?  Time goes by so fast and it's so difficult when you cna't do a site inspection, etc.

       

      We have chosen the Paradise Package and are doing a catholic ceremony.  We are anticipating about 40-50 ppl.  We want to do a private reception, but no one has gotten back to me regarding any options.  I'm getting frustrated LOL and I know that this is only the beginning of the frustations.  Any tips would be helpful.

       

      Has anyone shipped any decor there? Or would you recommend bringing them with you? 


      May 4, 2012


      #3623 welljen

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        Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:47 PM

        Hi farlem,

        No the fabric draped around the pillars seemed to be the standard, as it was up all the time.

        Here is a picture that one of my cousin's took before our guests were seated, it gives you a good idea of what the gazebo decorations look like, including the flower petals that are placed down the aisle.

         

        Gazebo.jpg



        #3624 welljen

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          Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:53 PM



          Originally Posted by letluva5412 

          Hello ladies... Congrats to future brides and the brides who have gotten married!  I'm new to the site and just went thru all the posts and found it helpful.  I am getting married May 4, 2012 there.  I'm not really sure what's going on with my WC.  I booked my reservation with Mercy, but have yet to hear from any of the WC.  I emailed them over a week 1/2 ago and still haven't heard back.  Has anyone else has that problem? I know it's about 11 months away, but is it normal for me to worry that no one has gotten back to me?  Time goes by so fast and it's so difficult when you cna't do a site inspection, etc.

           

          We have chosen the Paradise Package and are doing a catholic ceremony.  We are anticipating about 40-50 ppl.  We want to do a private reception, but no one has gotten back to me regarding any options.  I'm getting frustrated LOL and I know that this is only the beginning of the frustations.  Any tips would be helpful.

           

          Has anyone shipped any decor there? Or would you recommend bringing them with you? 


          Hi letluva,

           

          I think this is probably one of their busiest times, so they may be a little slow on the replies. In any case, it probably wouldn't hurt to send a quick note to your WC, just to follow-up on the key details like your ceremony date/time and reception location.

           

          I haven't heard of anyone shipping their decor, and I believe that in the Dreams Wedding Information Package they kind of discourage it. We ended up bringing our decor down with us, it wasn't so bad and since we weren't flying with a charter we had a higher luggage allowance, so the extra weight wasn't going to be an extra cost - in any case we probably still would have brought it ourselves and sucked up the extra cost just to be sure it arrived when we did.

           

          Jenn

           



          #3625 DRwedgal2011

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            Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:56 PM



            Hey Jenn,

            For the gazebo decorations, how many floral pieces did it include and how many could you use towards your reception centerpieces. We need about 4 floral centerpieces and I'm trying to figure out if make sense to pay for the gazebo decorations and then not have to worry about the centerpieces for my reception. Thanks!!

            Originally Posted by welljen 





             

            Hi Raq87,

            Thanks very much! 

             

            For the gazebo decor includes the floral arrangements on the pillars and the table for the ceremony, the flower petals on the aisle and the white chair covers. It doesn't include the chair sashes. We had brought our own chair sashes and we had the option of using them for either the ceremony or the reception - since there wasn't enough time in between the ceremony and the reception for them to remove them from the ceremony set-up and get them to the reception area. In the end, I didn't really care since we figured people would notice them more in the reception area, since they would be spending over 3 hours in those chairs, compared with the ceremony which lasted about 15-20 minutes.

             

            For both Raq87 and farlem 311

            The one thing I do want to pass along, since it may save you having to bring more things down with you - you can use the flowers from the Gazebo set-up as the centrepieces for your reception. This was perfect, since even though we had brought down the materials to make our centrepieces, once we found out this little tip from another bridge and groom we jumped on it, since it let us cross one thing off of our 'To do' list giving us more time to ourselves. :)

             

            Jenn

             


             



            #3626 welljen

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              Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:34 PM

              Hey DRwedgal 2011,

              It looked like there may have been 6 - but to be honest I'm not sure. We only needed 5, but I would assume we could have used them all - since they were already paid for.

              J

               



              #3627 letluva5412

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                Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:01 PM

                Hi Jenn,

                 

                Thanks!  I will definitely follow up with them.  I figured that it wasn't going to be as busy because the peak season is over-- well according to my travel agent she said the busier times are mid-Nov through mid-April.  I will definitely bring my own with me if necessary.  Did you have any trouble with your bill?  I read that some people had posted there were some discrepancies. What was it like from the time you arrived?  Did you meet your WC immediately? I'm so nervous because I've never had an event abroad, especially your own wedding.  My future sis-in-law is an event planner and she's helping me, but there are so many things she's not sure of.  BTW you looked gorgeous in your pic

                 

                Leticia


                May 4, 2012


                #3628 Raq87

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                  Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:09 PM

                  Does anyone know how many guests sit at each table? We are at Himitsu Terrace and will have 30-40 guests.


                  Also I am getting married in November and was wondering what time is best for the reception. We have 2 pm booked, but do you think it would be better to have a later ceremony, say around 4 or 5? I heard from my photographer that the sun goes down pretty early so that's my only concern..........



                  #3629 letluva5412

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                    Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:34 PM


                    Hey Raq,

                     

                    When I was booking the date that was one of my questions to the WC and they told me that the popluar time is 4 & 5 pm.  My ceremony is set for 6 pm because that is the time the priest is available.  They told me generally around that time it's a little cooler.  Hope that helps
                     

                    Originally Posted by Raq87 

                    Does anyone know how many guests sit at each table? We are at Himitsu Terrace and will have 30-40 guests.


                    Also I am getting married in November and was wondering what time is best for the reception. We have 2 pm booked, but do you think it would be better to have a later ceremony, say around 4 or 5? I heard from my photographer that the sun goes down pretty early so that's my only concern..........



                     


                    May 4, 2012


                    #3630 Shelly21

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                      Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

                      I'm having my reception at the Himitsu as well, and will be having 40-50 guests.

                      Though I'm not sure how many sit at each table, I know the table is standard size. 72¨diameter and 34¨ height.

                      So I'm guessing 8-10.

                       

                      I have heard that the 2 and 3 pm time slot can get pretty hot, and the 6pm time slot doesn't leave much time for pictures after.

                       

                      Originally Posted by Raq87 

                      Does anyone know how many guests sit at each table? We are at Himitsu Terrace and will have 30-40 guests.


                      Also I am getting married in November and was wondering what time is best for the reception. We have 2 pm booked, but do you think it would be better to have a later ceremony, say around 4 or 5? I heard from my photographer that the sun goes down pretty early so that's my only concern..........



                       


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