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#3741 Amber 5678

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    Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:58 PM

    How have you been doing Mel? :) I haven't looked for sand yet for the sand ceremony, but I will definitely let you know if I see anything in your colors! Maybe check out http://www.save-on-crafts.com/ I love this website! I don't know if you have seen it yet.



    #3742 mel72683

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      Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:41 AM

      Amber, thanx I haven't check that yet but I def will, thanx.  This thread is really quiet lately .  Hope you have a great weekend though.  Happy planning :).



      #3743 BrideJul2012

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        Posted 14 July 2011 - 10:14 AM

        New to the forum and impressed with the wealth of information, it is definitely helping us with our choice of resort.   We are considering Dreams for our July 2012 wedding and have already heard back from the WC.  Now just need to bite the bullet and commit :)



        #3744 ska2m

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          Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:17 AM

          This site has gotten really quiet! Where are the brides getting married this year? I have my wedding on November 5! Can't wait. Just finalizing all the details for the welcome dinner and the wedding day. So far 70 people confirmed! It's getting so exciting!



          #3745 mel72683

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            Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:57 PM

            Wow 70 people so far thats a lot.  Is your planning going good? 



            #3746 ska2m

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              Posted 14 July 2011 - 01:22 PM

              haha, yeah, i know! it's crazy and getting expensive. They have yet to give me any offers, like a free one hour open bar or something, so i think i will wait until i personally get there and basically show them the total revenue that the 70 guests that i brought to their resort is bringing them and even the possibility of repeat customers. Maybe that will make them think twice, it's much harder to try to negotiate over the phone or email. =)

               

              Plus the other thing i did try to "reconfirm" with my WC, which i love her, she is great and responsive, but i asked again about the whole new policy about not charging for photographers anymore for a day pass and she said that this is not true, but i printed out the FB page where the concierge states that there is no charge any more, therefore i am not going to bring that up until i am in there in person. SOmetimes the communication amongst them at the resort is not always consistent, which is fine and also i am glad that i saved all emails i exchanged with them, so if anything changes, i can say that they stated otherwise. But i will not hold my breath, i think they change their minds whenever they want and there is nothing you can do about it. Oh well.....

               

              But other than that, yeah, everything is going great! Got all my oot bags, that i ordered from oriental trading, very cheap, but cute, i didn't care that it wasn't fancy, i figured it was good enough, especially since the guest list is sooooo big. Plus we are going to send them personal luggage tags we had created, they are so pretty and they can use them anytime, we didn't put like our names or wedding date on there, just so they can reuse them. The design is the custom logo i have for my picture and it's embroidered. Very pretty, i ordered them through a wholesaler in China, so they cam out to like $1.50 a piece, which is very cheap for luggage tags, i had to order a minimum of 100 though, but great deal!

               

              Now we are trying to finalize centerpieces, i am going to have three vases per table (each of a different height) and have submerged calla lillies in each vase, then i will be using luminaries for my table number (a wrapped votive with vellum paper) and possibly the led candle will be a teal colored light since i am not dishing out money for colored table cloths or bows. Then i will have scattered rose petals around the vases, thinking teal and brown, but haven't confirmed (but those are my wedding colors).  This will hopefully add some color to the table and not be too white.

               

              For tent cards, we wanted to be original, so we are making wine charms with a guests names and table number in there, and those will be hooked on a glass and they will take the glass to their table for their wine. =) We aren't providing any "favors" i figured there is really nothing worth buying that they will actually want to keep, also since we are having a cigar roller for the cocktail hour they will have that gift, along with everything else we have provided to them thus far. 

               

              So all in all, everything is working out great, just wish i could be guaranteed everything i asked for and for the price they quoted me. So we'll see. But definitely when i am done with the wedding, i will give everyone on this forum all the details of everything i used and planned and cost. And i will share pictures of course as well!

               

              How is everyone else's wedding planning coming along?

               

              Originally Posted by mel72683 

              Wow 70 people so far thats a lot.  Is your planning going good? 



               



              #3747 swojdyla

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                Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:37 PM

                Thanks for the save on crafts website!! I love it!! And Ska2m can you tell me a little more about your OOT bags. My wedding isn't until April 2012 but I just sent out my STDs and have 30 guests confirmed!! I feel like I'm going to hit 50-70 before I know it! Definitely wasn't prepared for that so I would appreciate any suggestions on how to save on OOT bags and how to get them all there!! lol



                #3748 mel72683

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                  Posted 15 July 2011 - 05:27 AM

                  BrideJul2012- welcome to the forum.  Me and my FH original chose a different destination spot but after hearing bad reviews we quickly started looking elsewhere and came across Dreams.  We absolutely loved it and the prices were exactly what we were looking for.  I hope you choose Dreams for your wedding



                  #3749 ska2m

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                    Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:03 AM

                    Hi swojdyla!

                     

                    Sure, this is what i ended up doing for the OOT Bags since we have so many guests! I don't want to sound cheap, but I would've loved to have gotten all name brand items and filled the bag with goodies, but instead, since i didn't want to spend so much on those items and instead utilize the extra cash for the actually wedding. Especially considering you actually have to do so much more for a destination wedding, the welcome dinner (where everyone is invited), we didn't have a registry since people were paying so much to come to the wedding, so i am going to assume the cash/gifts we get back from our guests will be significantly less if we had a local wedding. So with all that said, this is what we did for our OOT bags:

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                      Thanks for the save on crafts website!! I love it!! And Ska2m can you tell me a little more about your OOT bags. My wedding isn't until April 2012 but I just sent out my STDs and have 30 guests confirmed!! I feel like I'm going to hit 50-70 before I know it! Definitely wasn't prepared for that so I would appreciate any suggestions on how to save on OOT bags and how to get them all there!! lol



                       



                    #3750 wen2012

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                      Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:21 AM

                      HI!  I'm a June 2012 bride!  I have been looking at this thread for awhile getting information.  I noticed it kinda of died down so it was time for me to speak up!   Are yall having the ceremony on the beach or gazebo?  I think we are going with the beach, after all that is why I wanted a destination wedding.   I just wanted to say hi and hopefully keep this thread going!  






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