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#6181 ktoby

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    Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:51 AM

    Hey all,

     

    I have to say how thankful I am for this blog. It keeps me from stressing out!

     

    I haven't been able to decide on a bouquet yet, and I need to email Jazmin back (not that she is waiting on a email from me) it. Does anyone have any suggestions for a yellow flower arrangement? I would love sunflowers but Jazmin said that it wasn't available.

     

    Also, is anyone doing programs for their guests to tell them where to be etc? and timing? when are you giving them out?

     

    Also what do I do about a rehearsal dinner? I figure there isn't much to rehearse, but still. It would be nice to have the group together pre-wedding. 

     

    Last question, has anyone received the working for the ceremonially wedding. We are getting legally married here, and I don't want any religion brought into the wedding down there.

     

    THANKS



    #6182 Sunshine2680

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      Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

      Originally Posted by ktoby 

      Hey all,

       

      I have to say how thankful I am for this blog. It keeps me from stressing out!

       

      I haven't been able to decide on a bouquet yet, and I need to email Jazmin back (not that she is waiting on a email from me) it. Does anyone have any suggestions for a yellow flower arrangement? I would love sunflowers but Jazmin said that it wasn't available.

       

      Also, is anyone doing programs for their guests to tell them where to be etc? and timing? when are you giving them out?

       

      Also what do I do about a rehearsal dinner? I figure there isn't much to rehearse, but still. It would be nice to have the group together pre-wedding. 

       

      Last question, has anyone received the working for the ceremonially wedding. We are getting legally married here, and I don't want any religion brought into the wedding down there.

       

      THANKS

      Nice to see another Calgary bride on here!
      Did Jazmin send you the flower catalog ? I woudl start there and it shoudl tell you whats available.
      If you're loving yellow - you could do calla lilies...or all yellow roses?

       

       

       

      Im giving my guests a welcome booklet with all sorts of info in it..including the itinerary for the wedding day..and just general info about the resort and what it offers...popular excursions to take..etc etc..
      Ill be giving these out at our 'Welcome Breakfast' the 1st morning we're in Mexico.
      We're having a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding - and its more just to get the bridal party on the same page about the wedding day...where to meet..what time..etc. And to hand out our bridal party gifts!

      Can't help you on the ceremony part - as we're doing the legal thing in Calgary first



      #6183 fraggle42

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        Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

        Originally Posted by cheeky26 

        I took my iPod nano, which I had fully charged, however the battery was only at about 25% after 45 minutes of playing music at the dance. The thickness of the plug into the sound system made it impossible to plug in a charger at the same time as playing music, so we plugged in our iPhone and manually played songs while we charged the iPod for 20 minutes (I didn't have the dance playlist on phone, or we would have just switched over). I think that bigger iPods have bigger batteries, maybe you could borrow one from someone and put your playlist on that? The iPhone was perfectly fine for battery life and didn't go through so fast - maybe you could put the playlist on someone's phone?

        Perhaps my iPod went through the battery quickly for some other reason, but I do remember Eugenia mentioning to bring a fully charged one, so I think it's likely been a problem for others in the past.

         

        Fraggle - our plane didn't have a hanging closet so I carried on my dress and laid it out in the overhead bin. It was a bit wrinkled in the back from how I carried it but I had it steamed once I got there - did it the day before and it cost only $12.

         

        What a bummer. I thought all speaker docks charged the ipod whilst they were plugged in. Better get a back up plan because 45 mins of music is no good for our 3 hour reception. Thanks for the info.



        #6184 cheeky26

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          Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:58 PM

          Matt also suggests to bring an iPod docking station, and that could be plugged into power at the same time as being plugged into the speaker system.



          #6185 DinaQtobe

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          Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

          Originally Posted by gettingwed12 

          Hi all,

           

          Great Review Cheeky26

           

          I'm just looking to email ahead and try and pre-book some a la cartes, i've been on the website with the menu's and the restaurants listed are -

           

          Arlequin

          Don Pablo

          Le Gourmet

          Tequilla

          La gran Tortuga

          Frutos Del Mar

          Dolce Vita

          Mediteraneo

          El Pescador

          Oriental

          Mikado

          El Charro

           

          I don't recall anyone mentioning Oriental or El Charro on the forum, are these still there or were they ever there...and is that all of the restaurants apart from the buffets? Any recommendations?

           

          Thanks

           

          Nic. Xx


          Hi Nic!

           

          I returned a few weeks ago from the GBP.  I ate at Le Gourmet, Mikado, Arlequin and Don Pablo.  I would DEFINITELY recommend Le Gourmet.  It was great, and the service was unbelievable.  By FAR the best restaurant we ate at.

           

          Hope that helps!

           

          Dina



          #6186 dbourassa

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            Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:46 AM

            Hi Ladies

             

            What is the best format to bring our music down for the ceremony? We were planning to load it onto the ipod, but I wonder if burning a cd is the better route?

            Thanks

             

            Dallas



            #6187 shellee

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              Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

              Originally Posted by DinaQtobe 


              Hi Nic!

               

              I returned a few weeks ago from the GBP.  I ate at Le Gourmet, Mikado, Arlequin and Don Pablo.  I would DEFINITELY recommend Le Gourmet.  It was great, and the service was unbelievable.  By FAR the best restaurant we ate at.

               

              Hope that helps!

               

              Dina

              Im having out reception dinner here! i also love this restaurant! its beautiful inside!



              #6188 Sunshine2680

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                Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:29 AM

                Originally Posted by dbourassa 

                Hi Ladies

                 

                What is the best format to bring our music down for the ceremony? We were planning to load it onto the ipod, but I wonder if burning a cd is the better route?

                Thanks

                 

                Dallas

                 

                 

                Nice to see another Calgary Bride on here! From what I've been told - as far as the ceremony goes - it HAS to be on a CD and CANNOT be in MP3 format either. You're getting married at Akumal so it might be different but I would check with your WC. For the reception i think you're safe with ipods as the DJ can just hook it up.

                 



                #6189 fraggle42

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                  Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:48 AM

                  Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 

                   

                   

                  Nice to see another Calgary Bride on here! From what I've been told - as far as the ceremony goes - it HAS to be on a CD and CANNOT be in MP3 format either. You're getting married at Akumal so it might be different but I would check with your WC. For the reception i think you're safe with ipods as the DJ can just hook it up.

                   

                  I have been told the same as you Sunshine.



                  #6190 fraggle42

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                    Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

                    Originally Posted by fraggle42 

                    I have been told the same as you Sunshine.

                    I have also been heard on here to try it in an older CD player to check it plays OK.






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