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Just wondering if you guys can help me out. I've tried getting in touch with Claudia but now that my deposit has been paid there is no contact between us. I totally get that most of the planning is done when I get there, but I know there are a few things I should book through her, like a DJ. I'm wondering if you guys can help me out with a list of things I HAVE to book or order before the wedding. I want to have one last talk with her and then not bother her again until i'm there...any must-haves that you guys can think of would be greatly appreciated!!

 

Thanks for your help ladies :)

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Hello Brides!

Haven't been on here in a while so I just had to read pages and pages to catch up!

I am panicing a little about this news of the terrace remodeling. My reception is there and in just 2.5 weeks! YIKES! I just emailed Cecilia and I am hoping that this won't be until after my wedding since she has not mentioned it to me at all!

Other than that we are all set! My only issue is that I have emailed Cecila for 2 weeks with last min questions and no reply so far. I know eveyone says she's great when you are there so I try to be forgiving but it's just a little frustrating when you can't get in touch with her. Sorry, just venting here. Anyway, the salon is working to book another stylist because they can't seem to get all my bridesmaids in even though they all contacted them months ago. I strongly suggest you and any ladies that may want salon services (hair & makeup) call 6 months out.

In spite of these few small speedbumps I am so so ready to be married and so so so ready for Mexico! Its becoming harder and harder to focus on the day to day (work, laudry, etc.) less than 2 weeks till I get on the plane!
Our date is April 24th so be looking for a review from me in May!
yay!! congrats, less than 2 weeks is awesome! can't wait for the review..with tons of pics wink.gif

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Just wondering if you guys can help me out. I've tried getting in touch with Claudia but now that my deposit has been paid there is no contact between us. I totally get that most of the planning is done when I get there, but I know there are a few things I should book through her, like a DJ. I'm wondering if you guys can help me out with a list of things I HAVE to book or order before the wedding. I want to have one last talk with her and then not bother her again until i'm there...any must-haves that you guys can think of would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks for your help ladies :)
i would definately make sure that you have your ceremony time/location, reception location, photog (if you're using juan navarro), and let her know you'll need a dj and have it all in writing. after that you can just do all the details when you get there.

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Thanks Carolina!!

 

I have a couple more questions for you guys :)

 

Does anyone know how much extra it is per/hour for the reception to go on for longer? Also what are you guys planning on doing after the reception? I've read reviews & it seems that DC is not the most lively of resorts in Cancun. Does anyone have any fun suggestions for me as my recetion is probably going to end around 10-ish.

 

Thanks again ladies :)

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Ooooh--I can help you out! I've only been thinking about wedding stuff 23/7 since my work schedule decreased by 300% this month (1hr a day dedicated to thinking about everything else..lol)

 

The reception longer price is $10 per hr per guest plus 11%tax plus 15% service. This includes the staff, and open bar for that time. Plus you pay an extra hour of sound system/DJ or whatever you need.

 

DC is not the liveliest but this is a good thing...unless you are into white t-shirt contest spring breakers! lol... There is a club called Azucar which is next door, and DC guests get free admission and 2 free drink tickets there...though it's a late start and last time I went at 12am, people were barely showing up. Could be perfect though, like having a private party for your group if no one else is there, then at 12:30am a salsa band starts up.

 

Other brides just hit up the lobby bar and bring their ipod for more partying.

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They let you bring your ipod into the lobby bar to party longer? I thought they wanted it quiet after 11pm? Azucar sounds cool...ESPECIALLY if its pretty empty so we can all party together.

 

Did anyone just do the sound system for the reception? Do you just need a playlist on you Ipod & docking station and is there someone there to switch songs for you?

 

I know these questions have been asked before and i'm sure i've read the answers, but i need a refresher...lol

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I agree.. Lol But I know my family and they are going to want to party all night.. I am also trying to find soemthing for people to do after. I have a question for anyone who can answer. I will be having my reception in the ballroom ending at 8:30pm. Would I have to pay extra to stay there and continue to party if I dont need the staff anymore. I know this might sound a little off, but I am on a budget and have almost 80 guests and can't pay extra for each person and every extra hour. I was thinking of purchasing bottles and taking them out at the end and putting 1-2 bottles on each table. Letting the party become just a huge party and every table having their own bottles so there would be no need for waiters.... I am also bringing the DJ so I dont need to rent anything..DO you think she would let this happen ...

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I agree.. Lol But I know my family and they are going to want to party all night.. I am also trying to find soemthing for people to do after. I have a question for anyone who can answer. I will be having my reception in the ballroom ending at 8:30pm. Would I have to pay extra to stay there and continue to party if I dont need the staff anymore. I know this might sound a little off, but I am on a budget and have almost 80 guests and can't pay extra for each person and every extra hour. I was thinking of purchasing bottles and taking them out at the end and putting 1-2 bottles on each table. Letting the party become just a huge party and every table having their own bottles so there would be no need for waiters.... I am also bringing the DJ so I dont need to rent anything..DO you think she would let this happen ...
You are probably just going to have to ask....the only hang up on her end that i can think of would be waiting until your party was finished to have staff go in and clean - unless they typically do it in the morning, they would probably have to stay later.

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