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I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but you ladies are always so helpful, I figured why not.

The girls chose this dress:
David's Bridal - Strapless Jersey A-line with Pleating and Ruched Charmeuse Bust

In the Horizon color.

They tried it on and loved it...except for the MOH. She wants to shorten it because she thinks it will be too hot for Mexico. I have to somewhat agree, I was surprised they picked out long dresses.

I can't ask the other girls to shorten their dresses since they like it long and they are already spending money they don't have.

I want to know your opinion on having the bridesmaids with long dresses and the MOH with the same dress but shortened. Do you think it will look odd?
No way, it won't look odd! Let every girl show their personality. :)

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I want to know your opinion on having the bridesmaids with long dresses and the MOH with the same dress but shortened. Do you think it will look odd?
I don't think it will be odd at all. I think it's great to give the girls the option and let them decide what they want.

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I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but you ladies are always so helpful, I figured why not.

The girls chose this dress:
David's Bridal - Strapless Jersey A-line with Pleating and Ruched Charmeuse Bust

In the Horizon color.

They tried it on and loved it...except for the MOH. She wants to shorten it because she thinks it will be too hot for Mexico. I have to somewhat agree, I was surprised they picked out long dresses.

I can't ask the other girls to shorten their dresses since they like it long and they are already spending money they don't have.

I want to know your opinion on having the bridesmaids with long dresses and the MOH with the same dress but shortened. Do you think it will look odd?
HAHA that's funny cuz I asked my MOH to pick out some cocktail or tea length dresses and she sent me that one saying "i know it's not tea length" I told her it was fine if she wants because I expect it to get chilly by the beach at night anyway. It's definitely cute. I shortened two dresses a few years ago when I was a bridesmaid and it wasnt cheap (if i remember correctly 80 bucks), so she may not want to. I don't think it matters too much (IMHO) , especially since it's your MOH.

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Originally Posted by bridetobe1515 View Post
I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but you ladies are always so helpful, I figured why not.

The girls chose this dress:
David's Bridal - Strapless Jersey A-line with Pleating and Ruched Charmeuse Bust

In the Horizon color.

They tried it on and loved it...except for the MOH. She wants to shorten it because she thinks it will be too hot for Mexico. I have to somewhat agree, I was surprised they picked out long dresses.

I can't ask the other girls to shorten their dresses since they like it long and they are already spending money they don't have.

I want to know your opinion on having the bridesmaids with long dresses and the MOH with the same dress but shortened. Do you think it will look odd?
I don't think it will look odd at all. Let people wear what the like and are comfortable in.

I have a MOH, 1 BM and the best man is a woman (FI's sister) and they are all wearing completely different dresses. All of the dresses are by the same designer. My MOH and BM's dresses are a dark plum purple and his sisters dress is one shade lighter but all different style dresses. He wanted his sister to wear a shade lighter so he doesn't look like he's all by himself.

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Hi everyone,

 

Does anyone have a contact for someone higher than the US office. I am pretty much depressed and worn out with what has happened with my booking/contract and trying to get the ceremony time place that is on it back that I just dont know what to do. I dont want to post the details till I get it figured out but if anyone knows someone I can talk to that actual cares about the bride that would be awesome.

 

Thanks!

 

Jen

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Ok, just heard from Julie...unfortunately, non resort guests are NOT covered by the package. we have to pay for them. That sucks!! i'm seriously pissed. this whole time, i thought the package would cover them. it is $100 per non resort guest for us.
we are considering just going with a cheaper package and do a la carte but that means we might get $300 vendor fee instead $100 if we sign a new contract. booo.
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Don't worry about the vendor fee. I signed my original contract before the vendor fee was increased. Then I changed my package after that and they still honored the $100 vendor fee that was in place when I signed my first contract. Just make sure you say something so that they are sure to write it in your new contract, otherwise the default is for the $300 fee.
Ya, I would make a BIG fuss if they say they won't keep you at the $100 fee because you paid your deposit waaaaaaaaaaaaaay long time ago. That should be the determining factor. We're supposed to be allowed to change our package up until we make the payment 45days out anyway, right?

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Arrgh, why do people think they can just bring whomever they want? I dunno if I would even let them bring 1 person, you are very nice lol. Sure, they can bring whoever they want to Mexico, but the wedding is off limits. You can do it, tell them!!! lol
No kidding! I'm sorry Lady Di smile27.gif
Good luck! Hopefully a family member will step in here for you and let people know what the deal is so you & FI don't have to deal w/all that.

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In case people are still wondering about the web cam thing....i thought my friends back home would be able to watch the wedding too live but they couldn't. I had my reception at the Gran and the web cam is too high up so its hard to make out people on the beach plus once it got dark - forget it. Not sure if its the same at the Royal but i think so.
Also, I cut off my bracelet for the wedding and so did my bridesmaids we all were able to get new ones - it was not an issue. But they are SUPER strict about making sure you have your bracelet on at all times. But it kinda sucks when you go off property like down 5th Ave. All the shop vendors know what bracelet goes with what resort so they try to get you in their shop but saying things like "Hey Gran Porto - come in here" its kinda annoying. oh well! :-)
Thanks for that!
Good to know on the webcam! I thought about doing that at the beginning of planning, but when I head the $300, we said no way!
I read somewhere that the bracelets were clear so I thought that was pretty neat and, also, that people wore them on their ankles. Not sure if either of those are truehuh.gif I think I read it on playa.info or something...

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Originally Posted by bridetobe1515 View Post
I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but you ladies are always so helpful, I figured why not.

The girls chose this dress:
David's Bridal - Strapless Jersey A-line with Pleating and Ruched Charmeuse Bust

In the Horizon color.
I want to know your opinion on having the bridesmaids with long dresses and the MOH with the same dress but shortened. Do you think it will look odd?
I agree w/the other ladies. I think it will look great! I love that blue, btw! That is a simple, elegant dress that will look pretty either way.

All 3 of my girls are wearing completely different dresses that they picked themselves so they'll be comfortable (2 BM's bright yellow & MOH turquoise), but we're doing pretty non-traditional all around. I'm wearing an awesome, short dress that I got for $70 online, lol.

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So I just got the word that the resort is officially booked SOLID the week of our wedding. So those of you who will be there around the same time as us.. it will be a packed house! Good news, though, I think all of our guests got to book!
We are getting married the week after you and only a few of our guests have booked. I looked last night and almost all of the rooms were sold out. I hope my guests book soon.

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone have a contact for someone higher than the US office. I am pretty much depressed and worn out with what has happened with my booking/contract and trying to get the ceremony time place that is on it back that I just dont know what to do. I dont want to post the details till I get it figured out but if anyone knows someone I can talk to that actual cares about the bride that would be awesome.

Thanks!

Jen
The Michigan WC office is a mess. One of their WC's got arrested for DUI this weekend. I now have a new WC because of it. The new one is fantastic. Thank goodness for the change b/c the old one was not doing her job.

They have 7 WC's total, plus 3 new ones in training.
I don't know anyone higher up. Sorry.
But I bet if you call their reservations line, they may give you access to someone higher up if you ask.

Reservations: USA & Canada 1.800.760.0944

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I need help with menu choices:

 

These are the options for private reception. Anyone give advice on what to pick? I get one from each course. Oh the decisions! smile125.gif

 

SALADS

Spring salad with goat cheese & almond oil (PE-1)

Alexandria salad with duck breast, watercress & aioli (PE-2)

Caribbean salad with shrimp au smoked pineapple & jasmine flower pesto (PE-3)

Livornese salad with smoked salmon & capers (PE-4)

SOUPS & CREAM SOUPS

Cream of oysterâ€s soup with fried leek (PE-1)

Princess cream soup with green asparagus au mint flavor(PE-2)

Clam chowder with chopped vegetables au white wine flavor (PE-3)

Countryside soup with mushrooms, carrot & spinach (PE-4)

 

MAIN COURSES

Beef fillet with Dijon mustard varnished with Provençal herbs (PE-1)

Lamb chops perfumed with fresh spearmint (PE-2)

Chicken breast Casablanca stuffed with seafood & covered with almond sauce (PE-3)

Salmon fillet varnished with sauce béarnaise au red chili (PE-4)

 

DESSERTS

Cheesecake with chocolate (PE-1)

Strawberry pie with vanilla cream (PE-2)

Fruit mousse with warm chocolate sauce (PE-3)

Apple cake with tangerine (PE-4)

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