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#281 becks

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:32 PM

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What are you doing about centrepieces? Did you decide or is that part of the site visit?
Dunno yet. We're having dinner at L'Hermitage, so it will depend on the table set ups. But it will be something simple - like a single pink anthurium with some baby's breath or something along those lines - the tables aren't that big.

Outside for the cocktails and dancing, I've got no idea. I'm actually considering just a bottle of champagne in a nice ice bucket, with a few flower petals on the table. Whatever we do, it will be pretty simple... you know me... far more concerned with the food, the music and the booze than the stuff on the tables!

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#282 MissyR

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    Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:35 PM

    We are hoping to go down for labour day weekend (Aug 30th) to firm all this stuff up - not really into anything extensive for centrepieces... was thinking of something with sand, shells and perhaps a candle..

    #283 bridetobe22

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      Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:41 PM

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      Hi Katy:

      Here are the two e-mail addresses:

      Elisa Amora Hernandez: romance.paradisus.riviera.cancun@solmelia.com
      Perla Cervantes: guest.paradisus.riviera.cancun@solmelia.com

      Frankly, though, if you want it set and settled right away, call. It's ALWAYS faster. +52 998.872.83.83 ext. 8046. This is Elisa's number, and goes to the automated system at the hotel. As soon as they pick up just dial 8046. I usually find it easiest to reach her between 10:30 and 11:30 AM Central time.
      Becks, thank you so much for the info and tips on calling. I'll let you know as soon as I hear back. How on Earth will I be able to wait until the Fall to get married if I am so excited now? :) Thanks again!
      Katy

      #284 nde062010

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        Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:03 PM

        Quick question for you ladies...

        The gazebo over the pool looks kind of small.. how many people will it hold for a wedding? and is this the only gazebo on the resort?

        Thanks in advance!

        #285 MissyR

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          Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:06 PM

          Hmmm.. I would say not more than 6-8 ppl - the thing with the Gazebo is that it isn't very private cause it is in the middle of the pool but a beautiful spot for pictures in the evening..

          #286 becks

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          Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:15 PM

          There is a second gazebo, that's bigger, and a bit more private (but not much).

          The gazebo itself is about 15' in diameter, but the walkway is short, and you can seat people at the end of the walkway. It was offered to us as a back up area in the event of rain (the seating area is covered). Just note that it's right off the main lobby, so you would have onlookers.

          You can see one photo of it in part 2 of my review (it's not a great photo). I took it from the area where you would have guests seated. http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t15195

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          #287 MissyR

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            Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:20 PM

            Clearly I don't have enough work to do.. LOL we saw that gazebo as well .. have to look and see if I have a pic -- would be an OK rain option although none of us will need to think about that option..

            #288 bridetobe22

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              Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:26 PM

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              Alright girls! Here are the packages I have created with respect to price - Each is based on 40 adults - we have customized some of the menus for the Fantasy and Wish Packages and then made add ons to the Aqua Package - THanks to Becks advice I costed out the Wish and it's about 1000 bucks cheaper!

              ANy questions let me know! I didn't include the set up for the IPOD cause all the packages include ceremony music and we are leaning towards a DJ!
              Hi Missy-
              Could you be so kind to email me your spreadsheets? I am SUCH a spreadsheet person and would love to see how the packges compare. I don't have enough points to download things yet. All of your advice is much appreciated. Many thanks!
              Katy

              #289 MissyR

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                Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:29 PM

                Sure! Just PM me your email address and I'm happy to send them along!

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                Posted 07 April 2008 - 06:10 PM

                So, I booked Mannia! Yippee!

                However, for those of you interested in using Swank (or at least seeing what they can do), I sent Victor a note last week indicating that Mannia was much cheaper, even with the supervisor fees, etc. I gave him 3 business days and never heard back. But today when I sent him the outside vendor contract so that he could book the supervisor and arrange power, etc., here's his reply:

                " Sorry to read this, I was ready to improve my proposal and offer yo a better deal."

                So he WILL move his prices when you've got something to leverage.

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