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#2391 lawieland

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    Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:55 PM

    Did you hear from Kalena? I'm wondering because she was assigned to my my WC. My wedding date was 5.23, that was until the swine flu hit. Anyways, just curious how she is responding to you?

    #2392 drtracy

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      Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:23 PM

      Originally Posted by doblauvelt
      I certainly hope they keep bringing out the food, you're right that's pretty pricey for a one hour cocktail reception.

      i have a question, does the ipod speaker system come with a microphone? or is that seperate? i'm hoping to have one of the groomsmen announce the cutting of the cake, etc.
      There is a microphone. We used it for the toasts. :)

      #2393 ashrose

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        Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:01 PM

        Hi Moon Palace brides! I haven't been around in a while but was thinking about you... We can't wait for February... eep! It's coming so fast.

        #2394 momslehcar

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          Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:22 PM

          Originally Posted by nibsmom View Post
          Hey all,

          I got a reply back from my WC regarding reception costs. We have a total head count of 26. 4 of those are children under 4 years of age.

          For a plated or buffet dinner, she quoted me a price of 1200 for the first two hours and 360 for the second two hours. That includes either the buffet or plated dinner, round tables, white linens, drinks, china, silver, etc.

          She told me that having a cocktail reception would be 600 for the first hour, and 300 for every hour after that - which would put us at 1500, pretty much the same price. However, we're supposed to get the first hour for free - which would make it 900 I guess. I'm wondering if I go this route if they keep bringing food out each hour, or if the food stops after the first hour. Seems a steep price to pay if they don't bring food out each hour!!

          She also mentioned that I only get tall cocktail tables for the cocktail reception, no sitting areas. She seemed to really be pushing me towards the buffet...I'm not really sure what I'll do.

          Eureaka, I got that book too, LOL. Also, I got The Knot Book of Wedding Vows and Traditions, and that has some awesome music selections in it as well. We've been using that book for finding ceremony music.
          Hello again! We had our cocktail reception from 6 to 9. We also had the ten rooms booked so we did get the first hour free and 300 for each additional hour so you should also. They kept replenishing the food the entire time we were out there, they kept it hot and full.
          Also, they were going to bring the chairs we had set up in the gazebo over to the terrace for us but it was too windy; they should let you have the chairs from the gazebo for extra seating.
          Have you considered the lounge furniture from Deco Cancun? It was very comfortable and was perfect for the number of people we had.

          #2395 nibsmom

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            Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:40 PM

            Thanks for the info Momslehcar!! I still kind of want to go with the cocktail, but I'm thinking my fiance is leaning heavily towards the buffet or a plated dinner - men always think with their stomachs! Well, at least mine does. LOLOL.

            For July brides - are you doing your reception indoors or outdoors? I really envisioned it outdoors, but my fiance thinks it might be too hot. Any thoughts?

            #2396 Jodimichelle

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              Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:11 PM

              Hello! I haven't been on here in a while. I have been busy looking for my wedding dress.. I know what I want and I know what I dont want ! I found some designers I like.. winnie couture....Ines Di Santo....Watters... Winnie is hard to find-even in NYC. I need to check start reading the recent postings!

              I am a July 2010 Bride and I am def. getting married outside and having the reception outdoors as well..Yes it will be Hot, but we are in MEXICO!
              24 Rooms Booked!

              #2397 ashnic2005

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                Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:21 PM

                I am wanting to know if nondenominational services can take place in the chapel. Is there anyone out there besides Catholic that used the chapel at MP??
                Bride and Groom + 62 Booked = PARTAAAY!


                #2398 nibsmom

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                  Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:58 PM

                  Hey Ashnic, I would definitely search back in this thread - I'm pretty sure that people have used the Catholic Gazebo and done civil ceremonies!

                  JodiMichelle - That's how I feel about it too!! Besides, I don't want to have to decorate a room - I want natural beauty!

                  #2399 TinaM2b

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                    Posted 04 June 2009 - 11:49 AM

                    We are doing a mix of both cocktail and dinner for the first part of our 5 - 9 time. We are going to start with lite Hors D'Ouevres and then have a sit down dinner.

                    We are sticking with the plan to have ours outside but our WC is tentatively reserving a Ballroom, just in case we get there and change our mind.

                    I have to show you my shirts I got in yesterday. I think my DH will get a laugh out of these the day after our wedding. The color isn't showing up right.... they are a medium teal color.

                    Click the image to open in full size.

                    I got them from Advantage Bridal!

                    #2400 nibsmom

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                      Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:19 PM

                      Tina those shirts are wicked cute!!!

                      We ended up booking a buffet for our reception. Now I'm not sure where to use our free cocktail reception.

                      I am torn between having it Friday before our welcome dinner, or for an hour before our wedding between noon and 1 - the wedding starts at 1 - to tide over our guests until dinner, and to make sure everyone has a cool drink for the ceremony!

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