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#3381 rabutler816

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    Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:39 AM

    Yes 5pm (no cocktail hour) It was too expensive for 75 ppl. Instead i dropped the cocktail hour and made the reception (ballroom reception) 4 hours, so 630-1030 on Sunday.
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    #3382 rabutler816

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      Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:41 AM

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      Originally Posted by cubsfan
      I would like to have my guest meet for a welcome "cocktail hour" instead of a dinner at one of the bars. What would be a good place for this? Lobby Bar? Thanks in advance! :)
      Hi. yes the lobby bar is probably the best "Rendezvous" I plan on squeezing all 75 of my guests in there Friday (14th) eve for our Meet and Greet. :) I heard it was what a lot of other brides did as well. I arrive the day of your wedding? is it at the gazebo. I can sneak and look at it out my window (from Tower) :))))
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      #3383 cubsfan

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        Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:33 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by rabutler816
        Hi. yes the lobby bar is probably the best "Rendezvous" I plan on squeezing all 75 of my guests in there Friday (14th) eve for our Meet and Greet. :) I heard it was what a lot of other brides did as well. I arrive the day of your wedding? is it at the gazebo. I can sneak and look at it out my window (from Tower) :))))
        Hey thanks for your reply! :) Is the Lobby Bar called Rendezvous? That way I can put it in my welcome brochure :) Wow, you have so many guests!!! thats awesome, yes our wedding will be at the gazebo Thursday at 3! :) Im so excited and I cant wait to be there already! I just feel like I still have a crap load to do! ahhhhhhh. lol.

        #3384 sunitam

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          Posted 06 August 2009 - 12:28 PM

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          Originally Posted by keiperwedding
          Thanks so much for all your supportive words. I appreciate the help you offered Sunitam, and how it may be a good choice after all. Cecilia is being very sweet and she did let me know there was a big wedding taking place in the garden at the same time which ruled out the tower terrace as the two receptions would be so close to each other. She is trying to make us happy and I REALLY appreciate her quick responses. I think the spa terrace it is. We will have to hope our guests can handle not seeing the ocean for a few hours! Heck, we are from LA, it is not like we aren't blessed with that great view on a regular basis.

          You all are wonderful! Thank you.
          Glad to hear that your feeling better about the reception location move! i read through a few older reviews and found one that had a spa reception:

          http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t35127

          her name is Cali and Im sure you could pm her if you have questions. she does have a few pics on there, check it out.

          just look at it this way- you are going to be partying in a "special" location that they dont allow to brides anymore, so it will be even more private and something different. theres no ocean but there is a nice water fountain :)

          #3385 *JillD*

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            Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:55 PM

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            Thanks so much for all your supportive words. I appreciate the help you offered Sunitam, and how it may be a good choice after all. Cecilia is being very sweet and she did let me know there was a big wedding taking place in the garden at the same time which ruled out the tower terrace as the two receptions would be so close to each other. She is trying to make us happy and I REALLY appreciate her quick responses. I think the spa terrace it is. We will have to hope our guests can handle not seeing the ocean for a few hours! Heck, we are from LA, it is not like we aren't blessed with that great view on a regular basis.

            You all are wonderful! Thank you.
            did you ask about having it on the other beach? they do receptions on both

            #3386 cubsfan

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              Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:07 PM

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              *I just want to know if you ladies think the cocktail hour is worth having? I am trying my best to keep our dreams budget in the 4,500 range with 40 ppl and if they will allow me to trade the cocktail hour for 15 more people to have dinner that helps me alot in cost.

              What do you guys think?
              I think that you will be fine w/o the cocktail hour. I have read many posts on here and people say they can just go to any bar and have cocktails, the only thing they would miss out on is appetizers and if u want to just save money, I would do it this way. I am skipping cocktail hour as well. During this time, you and your party will be taking pictures as well.

              #3387 rabutler816

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                Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:55 AM

                It will be fine without! :-) However, They only give you 10 more people without it.
                I think that you will be fine w/o the cocktail hour. I have read many posts on here and people say they can just go to any bar and have cocktails, the only thing they would miss out on is appetizers and if u want to just save money, I would do it this way. I am skipping cocktail hour as well. During this time, you and your party will be taking pictures as well.

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                #3388 rabutler816

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                  Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:56 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by cubsfan
                  Hey thanks for your reply! :) Is the Lobby Bar called Rendezvous? That way I can put it in my welcome brochure :) Wow, you have so many guests!!! thats awesome, yes our wedding will be at the gazebo Thursday at 3! :) Im so excited and I cant wait to be there already! I just feel like I still have a crap load to do! ahhhhhhh. lol.
                  Yes the Lobby Bar is Rendezvous. :) I am excited as well. 1 year of planning and still LOADS of stuff to do. I know!! But no stress throughout entire year THANK GOD! :-)
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                  #3389 SIMBASIM

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                    Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:59 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by keni03
                    *I just want to know if you ladies think the cocktail hour is worth having? I am trying my best to keep our dreams budget in the 4,500 range with 40 ppl and if they will allow me to trade the cocktail hour for 15 more people to have dinner that helps me alot in cost.

                    What do you guys think?
                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by cubsfan
                    I think that you will be fine w/o the cocktail hour. I have read many posts on here and people say they can just go to any bar and have cocktails, the only thing they would miss out on is appetizers and if u want to just save money, I would do it this way. I am skipping cocktail hour as well. During this time, you and your party will be taking pictures as well.
                    Honestly, u you can go without. I did and it worked out just fine. We were taking pictures quite a long time but there was a bar right in the tower building byt he gazebo. When I returned from taking pictures IO arrived at the beach and my guests were seated and applauded us as we entered the reception. The appetizers are no big deal either. Let's face it...it is an all inclusive resort. If you are hungry eat before you come. There is a a 3 course meal for the reception, also.

                    #3390 rabutler816

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                      Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:38 PM

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                      So they do let you trade? I am getting mixed messages about trades there. Some people say yes you can and some say they tell them it is not allowed. I would love love love to trade the cocktail hour for 10-15 more people added on to my dinner. I will only have 40-45 ppl total with the 60 invites but I guess I could wait until all the people RSVP next year to decide all that. because if less that 40 come then its no big deal to just keep it on there...
                      this is true. you may want to know your count, but they definitely let you trade. i only got 10 ppl but hey thats actually like getting $600 since the reception over the 20ppl in the package is $about 58 per person with the tax and gratuity.........
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