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#271 Oscar_Ernie

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    Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:02 PM

    Okay, so I've been thinking about how to bring the costs down a little and I'm wondering if you gals think this would be too risky...

    There is a Costco in Playa...what if we just made a Costco run in the a.m. for any additional flowers and/or bouquets? Especially if I want flowers in my hair and extra flowers on the tables, etc. Also, I'm not sure what the cake upgrade cost would work out to (depends on how many people we end up having), but maybe even getting a sheet cake there instead of making our ROYAL cake bigger? I don't know. Maybe it would end up being too stressful in the end...trying to run around the morning of. Any thoughts? Good idea, bad idea, you're-absolutely-nuts idea?

    #272 bridetobe22

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      Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:02 PM

      Like you, I really want to jazz up the gazebo a bit. I ordered 36 of the round paper lanterns in white and plan on hanging them with fishing line from the top of the gazebo.
      White Round Paper Lanterns I ordered the 12" ones and I think it will look beautiful.

      I am bringing a monogrammed aisle runner too.

      I am not a big fan of the white chair covers and am considering renting some pretty brown wood Tiffany chairs with white cushions, but have to wait and see how the budget shakes out!

      #273 Shay2679

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        Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:27 PM

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        As far as for vows, we too are doing a symbolic ceremony, we have written our own and are doing the sand/hand ceremony...

        Shay, can I ask how much they're charging you for the decorated chuppa and if they sent you any pics? I have a feeling that I'm wanting the same thing that you're doing!

        Geminie, I was thinking about the hanging crystals too! They could pick up a little of the sunlight & just look BEAUTIFUL in pics! I've got a while until we go to PDC, so I'm thinking that maybe some X-mas decorations will have strings of crystals- gonna wait until then- I'm a cheapskate!!!
        I do have a picture of the exact Chuppa we'll be getting (though sadly, not at home - I'll PM you the pic tomorrow)...and for the chuppa, including decorations (fabric overlays) and flowers, table, etc...$400. My parents didn't really get the whole Wedding in Mexico thing...so I really wanted to emphasize the beach for our ceremony. Otherwise, I would have saved the money, and used the gazebo! Lame, maybe, but happy...YES!!!

        #274 Shay2679

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          Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:32 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Oscar_Ernie
          Okay, so I've been thinking about how to bring the costs down a little and I'm wondering if you gals think this would be too risky...

          There is a Costco in Playa...what if we just made a Costco run in the a.m. for any additional flowers and/or bouquets? Especially if I want flowers in my hair and extra flowers on the tables, etc. Also, I'm not sure what the cake upgrade cost would work out to (depends on how many people we end up having), but maybe even getting a sheet cake there instead of making our ROYAL cake bigger? I don't know. Maybe it would end up being too stressful in the end...trying to run around the morning of. Any thoughts? Good idea, bad idea, you're-absolutely-nuts idea?
          From what I've heard, those could both be considered OUTSIDE vendors...and you may be charged additionally if you bring in outside cake and/or flowers OR...depending on how sticky they are going to be in the future, you may not even be allowed to bring it onsite. I also think finding the time and reasonable transportation to and from Costco on your Mexican vacation may turn into a real pain the ass! KWIM?

          Just my .02

          #275 Oscar_Ernie

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            Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:57 AM

            Oh, man, I didn't even think about that whole off-site vendor policy. The time and transportation issues were my main concern. Well, perhaps it wouldn't be worth it. Besides, we're trying to make this as *easy* as possible! LOL

            #276 Oscar_Ernie

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              Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:00 AM

              I also REALLY like the idea of a chuppa. But $400?! I guess if it's decorated and everything...I just don't know that it'd be worth it. Guess we'll decide when we have a better idea of our budget.

              #277 tchuchuca

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                Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:50 PM

                Wow- Shay, the chuppa is BEAUTIFUL!!! $400 is pretty steep, though. Are you doing the "free" wedding? Now that I think about it (and now that I've already booked/paid for a Oceanview Jr. Suite & settled on the $750 for the ), I wonder if I upgraded my room to qualify for the "Free" wedding & just paid for the extras- which one would be more economical? There's such a price jump in the Master suites, though!

                #278 sarah_prieb

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                  Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:54 PM

                  Hey guys. We had 23 people at our wedding. Our wedding package said cake and champagne for 12. The resort gave us enough champagne for everyone to have without us even asking. The cake was the same one but I have to be honest with you...we took our piece to feed each other and that was it. Our reception on the beach included a dessert and by the time we were done eating everything, nobody wanted cake anyway. We got the traditional pictures out of it and we enjoyed our cake another night in our room in privacy. They froze it for us until we wanted it. No worries and no running around town to pick things up. You can check out our website for all of our nonprofessional pictures. kevinsarah.com - Home

                  #279 Oscar_Ernie

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                    Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:25 AM

                    Thanks, Sarah, for posting...good the know. Your wedding (and YOU!) looked beautiful. Did you hire an outside vendor for your professional pictures, or use the one ROYAL provides?

                    #280 Shay2679

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                      Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:00 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by tchuchuca
                      Wow- Shay, the chuppa is BEAUTIFUL!!! $400 is pretty steep, though. Are you doing the "free" wedding? Now that I think about it (and now that I've already booked/paid for a Oceanview Jr. Suite & settled on the $750 for the ), I wonder if I upgraded my room to qualify for the "Free" wedding & just paid for the extras- which one would be more economical? There's such a price jump in the Master suites, though!
                      We are actually doing the Luxury Package. The price we have is $2250, before they raised them again, and it worked out that it was still cheaper than having the Free Wedding, as the upgraded suite, was considerably more money...and I know so many people personally who have stayed at the Royal, that have assured me the most basic suites are beautiful (we're going with the Royal Junior Oceanview anyways)! The luxury package includes the cocktail hour, entertainment and some spa services, like hair/makeup/massage for me and FI, so it was worth the upgrade for us. I took a LONG time to go over everything we wanted, and that package really covered all of it. It sucks that you have to pay for the minister on top of the package fee too though...but whatever.

                      I just can't wait for the next 8 months to be over!!! LOL We got our DIY invitation card stock yesterday for the AHR, so ... I'm gonna be busy with that for a few days! SO exciting!

                      My parasols also arrived today! It's all coming together!


                      SARAH...you...my friend, are gorgeous! The wedding looked fantastic, and I can't wait to see some of your pro pics!

                      Congrats again!




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