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#8861 SweetLe

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    Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:24 PM


    We had about 1hr to 1hr30 between the two. We did one hour of photos, just bride & groom while the guests had cocktails.
     

    Originally Posted by deniden 

    For the brides who've already gotten married and done a private reception...

     

    How long was it from when the reception started until the partying started? I'm trying to plan my videographer coverage. I want to make sure cake cutting is included in my coverage, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the timeline.

     

    Thanks!



     


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    #8862 nikkiscriv

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      Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:20 AM

      Wow I've been out of the loop for quite a while!  Congratulations to all the June and July brides so far!  I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing of your experiences and seeing pictures of your gorgeous day!

       

      Heidi - I know tomorrow is your big day right?  I hope your special day is everything you could want! 

       

      I leave on Saturday to Playa!  Meeting with Zulma, and then meeting with Fernando for a trail makeup before the wedding on Monday.

       

      For those who had Fernando do their makeup - did you pay the vendor fee for him?  If so and you also had him do a trial, did you have to pay 2 separate fees?

       

      For those who booked Marvin and/or Fernando - what was their preferred method of payment...US dollars, Pesos, etc?

       

      Have a fantastic day all!

       

      ________________________________________

      Nikki

      The Royal at Playa del Carmen - July 25, 2011

      31 guests booked + bride and groom :)



      #8863 Bride2B22

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        Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:41 AM


        Congrats!!! I had my wedding a month ago at The Royal in cancun and used both Fernando and Marvin!!! fantastic people to work with........

         

        I had my hair trial scheduled with Fernando for sunday (my wedding was tuesday) and security gave him a hard time to come in the room....so luckily he had his friend open his salon (it was closed!!) that was 15 mins away and we did it there......thank god! .....so I am not sure if they will try to charge a vendor fee for that trial day... ...the day of the wedding I had to pay the fee.....ugh.......but it was all worth it....i didnt want to stress about it......luckily for you, he said he barely has issues getting into the Royal at PDC.....

         

        I paid them both in cash USD......but some of my girls paid fernando in Pesos too....

         

        Have the best wedding!!! Please share photos when you return!!
         

        Originally Posted by nikkiscriv 

        Wow I've been out of the loop for quite a while!  Congratulations to all the June and July brides so far!  I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing of your experiences and seeing pictures of your gorgeous day!

         

        Heidi - I know tomorrow is your big day right?  I hope your special day is everything you could want! 

         

        I leave on Saturday to Playa!  Meeting with Zulma, and then meeting with Fernando for a trail makeup before the wedding on Monday.

         

        For those who had Fernando do their makeup - did you pay the vendor fee for him?  If so and you also had him do a trial, did you have to pay 2 separate fees?

         

        For those who booked Marvin and/or Fernando - what was their preferred method of payment...US dollars, Pesos, etc?

         

        Have a fantastic day all!

         

        ________________________________________

        Nikki

        The Royal at Playa del Carmen - July 25, 2011

        31 guests booked + bride and groom :)



         



        #8864 prettypigpig

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          Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:59 AM

          Deniden,

          I scheduled the cake cutting right after the ceremony, so guests can sip on champagne and eat some cake as their afternoon snack.  The reason is we already got a dessert with our 4 course reception, adding the cake...errrr...Plus, the light was much better for pics outside at 5-6pm than at night.

          I had 2 hours in between (due to the fact that I forced them to move everything from the beach to indoor), if not, I think the gap would be 1.5 hours.

           

          Nikki,

          I paid the vendors in USD cash.  Also paid $350 for the photog to get in. The resort security staffs are pain in the bum bum and have photographic memories, but most of our non-resort guests did sneak in without problem for days...until they got caught.


          Bonnie

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          #8865 deniden

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          Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:01 AM



          Quote:
          Originally Posted by prettypigpig 

          Deniden,

          I scheduled the cake cutting right after the ceremony, so guests can sip on champagne and eat some cake as their afternoon snack.  The reason is we already got a dessert with our 4 course reception, adding the cake...errrr...Plus, the light was much better for pics outside at 5-6pm than at night.

          I had 2 hours in between (due to the fact that I forced them to move everything from the beach to indoor), if not, I think the gap would be 1.5 hours. 

           

          Hmmm, that's a pretty good idea. Will have to look into doing that.



          #8866 JHarris

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            Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:49 PM

            Hi Nikki,

             

            I did not have to pay for a vendor fee when Fernando arrived for the trial session. Everyone at the resort knows him - but the front desk people are a pain in the butt. They called my wedding coordinator and kept him waiting for 20mins before they let him up. You can pay him either in US dollars or pesos or direct deposit into his sister's chase account. 

             

            I paid all my vendors in advance either by paypal (Marvin uses Paypal) or by direct deposit - but that depends on how comfortable you feel about that. I felt completely confident knowing these were trusted vendors. 

             

            Janna
             

            Originally Posted by nikkiscriv 

            Wow I've been out of the loop for quite a while!  Congratulations to all the June and July brides so far!  I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing of your experiences and seeing pictures of your gorgeous day!

             

            Heidi - I know tomorrow is your big day right?  I hope your special day is everything you could want! 

             

            I leave on Saturday to Playa!  Meeting with Zulma, and then meeting with Fernando for a trail makeup before the wedding on Monday.

             

            For those who had Fernando do their makeup - did you pay the vendor fee for him?  If so and you also had him do a trial, did you have to pay 2 separate fees?

             

            For those who booked Marvin and/or Fernando - what was their preferred method of payment...US dollars, Pesos, etc?

             

            Have a fantastic day all!

             

            ________________________________________

            Nikki

            The Royal at Playa del Carmen - July 25, 2011

            31 guests booked + bride and groom :)



             


            Married My BestFriend at The Royal PDC ~ June 17, 2011~


            #8867 JHarris

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              Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:57 PM


              Hi Denielle,

               

              I didn't do video coverage for my reception but here's the timeline that I created bc I wanted certain pictures in my wedding dress before I changed into my traditional chinese dress:

               

              1. Ceremony - 30mins.

              2. Cocktail reception with open bar - 1hr, mexican trio as entertainment and they were great!

              3. Bridal Party entrance, then bride & groom

              4. Couple's first Dance

              5. Cake cutting

              6. Dinner reception, we had them serve the dessert included in package along with wedding cake. I'm not kidding when I say everyone ate both. LOL

              7. Father and Daughter Dance

              8. Mother and Son Dance (I changed during this song)

              9. Special surprise dance for couple celebrating their 27th anniversary that day

              10. Chinese Tea Ceremony, honoring parents

              11. Dance time!!

               

              Hope this helps!

               

              Janna

              Originally Posted by deniden 

              For the brides who've already gotten married and done a private reception...

               

              How long was it from when the reception started until the partying started? I'm trying to plan my videographer coverage. I want to make sure cake cutting is included in my coverage, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the timeline.

               

              Thanks!



               

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              #8868 deniden

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              Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:51 AM



              Originally Posted by JHarris 


              Hi Denielle,

               

              I didn't do video coverage for my reception but here's the timeline that I created bc I wanted certain pictures in my wedding dress before I changed into my traditional chinese dress:

               

              1. Ceremony - 30mins.

              2. Cocktail reception with open bar - 1hr, mexican trio as entertainment and they were great!

              3. Bridal Party entrance, then bride & groom

              4. Couple's first Dance

              5. Cake cutting

              6. Dinner reception, we had them serve the dessert included in package along with wedding cake. I'm not kidding when I say everyone ate both. LOL

              7. Father and Daughter Dance

              8. Mother and Son Dance (I changed during this song)

              9. Special surprise dance for couple celebrating their 27th anniversary that day

              10. Chinese Tea Ceremony, honoring parents

              11. Dance time!!

               

              Hope this helps!

               

              Janna



               


              Janna-

               

              Thanks, that really helps. I was thinking of doing the cake cutting towards the beginning so that maybe I can convince my WC to let us have Tres Leches. :)
               

               



              #8869 RGWedding

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                Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:59 PM

                Hi Ladies,

                 

                I need your help!

                 

                I want a harpist to play at our ceremony. The wedding specialist told me that I had to choose 3 instruments and the "union" would send whoever was available between a violinist, harpist, or guitarist. Is she serious?? I don't get to pick the instrument?? Has anyone heard this before?

                 

                Also, what are you ladies planning for ceremony music?

                 

                Roza

                The Royal at PDC

                December 4, 2011

                 



                #8870 ChicagoBride2011

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                  Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:29 AM



                  Originally Posted by RGWedding 

                  Hi Ladies,

                   

                  I need your help!

                   

                  I want a harpist to play at our ceremony. The wedding specialist told me that I had to choose 3 instruments and the "union" would send whoever was available between a violinist, harpist, or guitarist. Is she serious?? I don't get to pick the instrument?? Has anyone heard this before?

                   

                  Also, what are you ladies planning for ceremony music?

                   

                  Roza

                  The Royal at PDC

                  December 4, 2011

                   



                  Hmm that is very odd!

                   

                  I brought a CD with a song that I wanted to walk down the aisle to and they played that.  Also my WC Michele had a CD with a bunch of instrumental music that I could choose from for the girls to walk down to and for the hubby and I to walk to after the ceremony.

                   


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