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#6961 kerrimark2010

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    Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:16 AM

    Is El Bistro La Tortuga within walking distance of The Royal?



    #6962 danielle6680

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      Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:52 AM

      OrbitingBklyn - Look forward to seeing you down there, as well!  I wonder how many other weddings (and their size) will be there that weekend.  I know that there is another on 12/4. 

       

      It seems to me like I may be the only person with our wedding event set-up (mainly bc I don't want to deal w/sand).  We are having the ceremony at the Royal gazebo and the reception on the Royal gazebo patio.  I knew this was going to eventually lead to logistical problems, which the wedding coordinators are now understanding.  They have explained that in order for me to have the ceremony on the steps of the gazebo and chairs on the patio, I will need to change the location of the reception bc the tables for the reception will already be set-up.  Of course, I don't want the reception tables and chairs set-up during the ceremony, so we are looking into alternatives.  Maybe we will change the time of the reception to accommodate the 2 hours it takes to set-up.  We'll see what options she comes back with! 


      Doug and Danielle ~ December 4, 2010

      #6963 RunningBride24

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        Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:53 AM


        LOL Lisa your comment cracked me up. Kids scare me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Originally Posted by Lisa DSO 




        We're having one on January 8th at the Dallas World Aquariaum (wanted to somehow incorporate the theme lol) We are inviting 150 adults and 30 kids (yikes! FI insisted even though kids scare me lol) I have a huge family that would feel slighted if they weren't somehow included (I only invited immediate family to the Royal wedding), so I almost had to have one at home. 




         

        Originally Posted by jesmcan 


        Ya this is something new and they did not tell anyone!!! we only found out when we tried to pay for our luggage on line and it asked us to pay 4 times!!! we were confused about why. So I called them and they gave me some BS about how it was a direct flight to Florida and not a connecting?? Makes no sense.

         

        The good news just got word from our travel agent that she talked to them and they agreed to change it wooo hooo finally something good.

         

        I have been working with Jennifer now because well everyone knows what happened with Jill lol. She asked for me to give them a thumbs up for this one. So for this one thing they were able to do I greatly appreciate and do give her a thumbs up on.

         

        However still bitter because we would not even be having this convo if we would have been moved to another airline when the Mexicana thing happened like other TA's did for their clients.

         

        I am actually really surprised as a travel agency they didn't know about this and I found out just by chance I would have gotten to the aiport and freaked out. Same thing happened with Mexicana. Anyways.......lol

         

        Anyone traveling on Spirit I would contact them or whoever you went through to book with them ie Orbitz Expedia TA etc apparently

        Spirit just implemented this new policy that if you are booked in different classes of service for an international flight that they are requiring the grab your luggage and re-check in which is complete BS. They can't implement a new policy after the tickets were purchased and especially not tell anyone.

         

        Jennifer went back and told Spirit the following

        A)     They can not implement changes such as that after the flights are ticketed and purchased- it was sold as a married connection not as two separate flights.

        B)      It may not be a legal connection if this is a policy they are sticking with

        C)      They need to be sure that checked luggage makes it on the connecting flight

         

        So I would call them and do the same thing just to be sure.





        We connect in Fort Lauderdale which I do understand is a very small airport. Still though it is just so stressful with a dress in hand etc to have to go through that. Especially with only one hour who knows what could happen.

         

        I know trust me we could not either and nor could ours and our parents bank accounts lol we thought 30-40 at first.
         

        Ah Jess, you and those damn airlines. You better start drinking when you board that plane! :)


         

        Originally Posted by Bride2B22 

        thank god you got that resolved Jes!!!!

         

        Ladies- can someone please tell me how much you were charged, or quoted for the light up dance floor from the resort? They are telling me it is 700 bucks and when i ask why so much for a floor, my WC says that it is the same price that Doremix is giving them.....WTF??? I dont think that is true!! someone please HELP!!!!! How can the DJ service be 850 and the floor 700?? makes no Fucking sense! excuse my french! 

        LOL LOL LOL Ah, Bride2B22, love that you just dropped the f-bomb. It's always appropriate on this board!
         


        ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

        #6964 Bride2B22

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          Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:00 AM

          hahaha i just think that price is OUTRAGEOUS!! the f-bomb was definitely necessary lol



          #6965 randi.renstrom

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            Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:05 AM

            kshows-i LOVE the card box! i might have to try to be crafty and work on one of those!! nice work!!

             

            i'm getting married nov 11th, and i haven't been real active on the board, but i do read it every day and i love it.  i don't respond because most of the stuff i would say has already been said and i don't want to just repeat info :) i'm sorry to hear about all you with flight trouble! i'm sure when the day comes it will all get sorted out :)

             

            we are leaving nov 6th, with the wedding on the 11th, returning on the 13th. we have 60 guests going and (cross my fingers) so far everything has been going great!! we invited everyone we would to a 'normal' wedding (about 200) and are very happy with our 60 going. we haven't had any problems, and our wedding coordinator denise has been awesome! for awhile it would take her a long time to respond, but as we got closer (about a month-2 months out) she has been responding within 24 hours. i don't have any complaints, which almost makes me nervous because i'm thinking its too good to be true and something will eventually happen! we are also trying to keep things rather simple and low key so we don't stress about things. instead of a rehearsal dinner, we are doing a private catamaran trip for everyone as kind of a thank you the night before the wedding. but since we are doing that, we aren't doing oot bags etc, which i think it making things easier because there is no worry of how to get it down there and to guests etc. but oot bags are awesome, and i know people would enjoy that too - so i'm also kinda bummed we aren't doing them :)

             

            we are doing an AHR because most of the guests who are going to mexico are friends/family friends (besides our parents/siblings and a few aunts/cousins etc).  but the majority of my family isn't going and it is hard on my grandparents not to see me in my dress etc. so we were going to do just a small, happy hour type of AHR with drinks and appetizers on Dec 11th at a restaurant in town. we are going to wear our dress/suit and have pictures all around etc. we thought we'd keep it small, and my fiance is from milwaukee (we live in minnesota) but people keep telling us they will see us in dec! so we'll see what happens :)

             

            but i just wanted to check in, and let future brides know that although many people do struggle with the wedding coordinators etc, i couldn't be happier. and i will definitely be writing a very lengthy review when i return because i know those were my favorite things to read :) i get SO excited when i find a new review, or find new pictures of someones wedding at the royal. thank you to all those who have posted reviews/pictures - those are what reassure me that i know our wedding will be perfect and our guests will have a great time. im not nervous about our wedding at all - i get nervous because we picked this resort/vacation and our guests are spending their money on what we picked! anyways, thanks again everyone for all your input!



            #6966 jesmcan

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              Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:27 AM


              YAY!! Randi we arrive the day after you and leave the 14th hope I get to see your wedding before our welcome dinner at Wickys :)

               

               

              Originally Posted by randi.renstrom 

              kshows-i LOVE the card box! i might have to try to be crafty and work on one of those!! nice work!!

               

              i'm getting married nov 11th, and i haven't been real active on the board, but i do read it every day and i love it.  i don't respond because most of the stuff i would say has already been said and i don't want to just repeat info :) i'm sorry to hear about all you with flight trouble! i'm sure when the day comes it will all get sorted out :)

               

              we are leaving nov 6th, with the wedding on the 11th, returning on the 13th. we have 60 guests going and (cross my fingers) so far everything has been going great!! we invited everyone we would to a 'normal' wedding (about 200) and are very happy with our 60 going. we haven't had any problems, and our wedding coordinator denise has been awesome! for awhile it would take her a long time to respond, but as we got closer (about a month-2 months out) she has been responding within 24 hours. i don't have any complaints, which almost makes me nervous because i'm thinking its too good to be true and something will eventually happen! we are also trying to keep things rather simple and low key so we don't stress about things. instead of a rehearsal dinner, we are doing a private catamaran trip for everyone as kind of a thank you the night before the wedding. but since we are doing that, we aren't doing oot bags etc, which i think it making things easier because there is no worry of how to get it down there and to guests etc. but oot bags are awesome, and i know people would enjoy that too - so i'm also kinda bummed we aren't doing them :)

               

              we are doing an AHR because most of the guests who are going to mexico are friends/family friends (besides our parents/siblings and a few aunts/cousins etc).  but the majority of my family isn't going and it is hard on my grandparents not to see me in my dress etc. so we were going to do just a small, happy hour type of AHR with drinks and appetizers on Dec 11th at a restaurant in town. we are going to wear our dress/suit and have pictures all around etc. we thought we'd keep it small, and my fiance is from milwaukee (we live in minnesota) but people keep telling us they will see us in dec! so we'll see what happens :)

               

              but i just wanted to check in, and let future brides know that although many people do struggle with the wedding coordinators etc, i couldn't be happier. and i will definitely be writing a very lengthy review when i return because i know those were my favorite things to read :) i get SO excited when i find a new review, or find new pictures of someones wedding at the royal. thank you to all those who have posted reviews/pictures - those are what reassure me that i know our wedding will be perfect and our guests will have a great time. im not nervous about our wedding at all - i get nervous because we picked this resort/vacation and our guests are spending their money on what we picked! anyways, thanks again everyone for all your input!




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              #6967 danielle6680

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                Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:28 AM

                UPDATE (that was quick): They are moving our cocktail reception further into the garden and keeping all of the same times.  This will reduce the amount of commotion that our guests will see/hear.  Works for me!

                They will pre set-up some of the tables, but they will not be in the way of the ceremony and we will still be able to have our ceremony on the gazebo steps with our guests in chairs on the patio.  I read a great thread from Del Sol photograph on lighting at the gazebo and the photographers recommendation was to have the bride and groom on the top of the steps.  Hence the issues w/the reception set-up.  All taken care of though!
                 

                Originally Posted by danielle6680 

                OrbitingBklyn - Look forward to seeing you down there, as well!  I wonder how many other weddings (and their size) will be there that weekend.  I know that there is another on 12/4. 

                 

                It seems to me like I may be the only person with our wedding event set-up (mainly bc I don't want to deal w/sand).  We are having the ceremony at the Royal gazebo and the reception on the Royal gazebo patio.  I knew this was going to eventually lead to logistical problems, which the wedding coordinators are now understanding.  They have explained that in order for me to have the ceremony on the steps of the gazebo and chairs on the patio, I will need to change the location of the reception bc the tables for the reception will already be set-up.  Of course, I don't want the reception tables and chairs set-up during the ceremony, so we are looking into alternatives.  Maybe we will change the time of the reception to accommodate the 2 hours it takes to set-up.  We'll see what options she comes back with! 




                Doug and Danielle ~ December 4, 2010

                #6968 Lisa DSO

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                  Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:49 AM

                  Hi new ladies! Put your wedding date in your signature (hopefully they will make this change on the new forum cuz I miss seeing everyone's date)



                  #6969 Lisa DSO

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                    Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:53 AM



                    Originally Posted by RunningBride24 


                    LOL Lisa your comment cracked me up. Kids scare me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                     


                    ROFL!



                    #6970 Lisa DSO

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                      Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:08 AM

                      Ladies who just came back, how was the pool? Cold? 






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