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#3261 daneli

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    Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:08 PM

    Let me know what information you get about prices! I was looking into Barcelo for a destination wedding and wanted to keep to a budget of about $5,000USD for about 45-50 people!



    #3262 FireyNurse

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      Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:38 PM

      Originally Posted by daneli 

      Let me know what information you get about prices! I was looking into Barcelo for a destination wedding and wanted to keep to a budget of about $5,000USD for about 45-50 people!

      What kind of prices are you looking for...packages? rooms and travel? or everything all together? The packages are pretty easy to figure out a number for if you kind of know what you want. I am sure a bunch of us on here can help too!



      #3263 MexicoHereICome

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        Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:58 AM

        Does anyone know if there is a menu at the Rodizzio (meats) restaurant or if it roaming gauchos with skewers of meat? I am trying to plan our rehearsal dinner and I don't know if the Brazilian restaurant is the same as it is in the states.



        #3264 mrsnova

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          Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:02 PM

          Originally Posted by Heidilynn 

           

          Thank you for the clarification MrsNova! I like the idea of having the iPod instead of a DJ, it just seems way to expensive!! I can't believe even a simple arch isn't included :( If anyone has photos of the ceremony without an arch i'd be interested to see, but like you said having the ocean in the background is pretty amazing.

           

          $66 per extra guest is quite a jump from the $27 for the mint breeze, although I really want the reception outside, we may have to consider our budget again when we start to receive RSVP.

           

          Did you send save the dates? If so did you find a lot of people who mentioned they'd love to come, actually dropped off when it came down to putting a deposit?

           

          Thanks again!

           

          Thank you again! 

           

          I did send save the dates as soon as we got the date figured out, pictures done, and had them made (about a month or so ago). I have had many people tell us they want/probably will come, several we know we can count on, and a few that have flat out said we won't be able to make it. I think it will really come down to the last few months before we will know who is seriously coming (when they put their money down!). This makes it hard to determine your budget without knowing how many guests you will have : /.  Hopefully we will get a better idea once we send the invitations out with an RSVP date (which will not be sent out until next month and RSVP January). I guess we have to be flexible! 


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          #3265 FireyNurse

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            Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:39 PM

            Originally Posted by Heidilynn 

             

            Thank you for the clarification MrsNova! I like the idea of having the iPod instead of a DJ, it just seems way to expensive!! I can't believe even a simple arch isn't included :( If anyone has photos of the ceremony without an arch i'd be interested to see, but like you said having the ocean in the background is pretty amazing.

             

            $66 per extra guest is quite a jump from the $27 for the mint breeze, although I really want the reception outside, we may have to consider our budget again when we start to receive RSVP.

             

            Did you send save the dates? If so did you find a lot of people who mentioned they'd love to come, actually dropped off when it came down to putting a deposit?

             

            Thanks again!

             

            Thank you again! 


            Hey Heidilynn, just thought I would toss my 2 cents in here regarding rsvp's and numbers of people attending. We sent out our save the date EARLY (about 11 months in advance) to let people know it would be a destination wedding and we heard from a ton of people "oh my god, I am so excited, we will be there for sure" type responses and then once our official invites went out and our Travel Agent messaged people as a group to let them know she was at their service people completely dropped off the face of the earth, it was like they'd never known us! LOL! From some other threads I have read on here I have noticed that this isn't completely atypical, though, and it often happens that people say they are in and then never book. Your friends may be different, though, but this is something that may happen too I guess.



            #3266 kbrandriet

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              Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:10 AM

              Thank you!



              #3267 Brenners

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                Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

                We got married February 11, 2012.  Our wedding was at 4:00 and our reception was at 6:30.  Our ceremony lasted about 30 minutes (we had a sand ceremony and reading during our ceremony) and they have champagne for you and your guests afterward for a toast.  We had group pictures afterward then pictures of my husband and I alone as the sun set.  This time seemed perfect for us.  Our reception lasted 3 hours (we did not add on) but the dinner lasted fairly long as we had multiple people gives toasts.  Between our best man, matron of honor, us and family, there were 7 people total that gave speeches!  It was sweet and I would not change it but the time seemed to fly by!  This would be the only change we would make - to extend our reception.  Overall, our wedding was wonderful so we really have no regrets.  Good luck!

                Originally Posted by mrsnova 

                Can someone help me with my timeline for the wedding? As of now my ceremony starts at 5:00pm and reception starting at 7:00pm. We do not plan to add extra time and will continue the party elsewhere. How long would you say dinner takes? I know there are several different ways that you can organize the reception based on your preference...just looking for ideas!

                 

                Thanks



                #3268 Brenners

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                  Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

                  Here is a picture of our wedding ceremony.  We opted for no arch due to the added cost and I do not think it takes anything away from our pictures or our wedding.  For reference, our ceremony was held at Coral Beach.

                   



                   

                  Thank you for the clarification MrsNova! I like the idea of having the iPod instead of a DJ, it just seems way to expensive!! I can't believe even a simple arch isn't included :( If anyone has photos of the ceremony without an arch i'd be interested to see, but like you said having the ocean in the background is pretty amazing.

                   

                  $66 per extra guest is quite a jump from the $27 for the mint breeze, although I really want the reception outside, we may have to consider our budget again when we start to receive RSVP.

                   

                  Did you send save the dates? If so did you find a lot of people who mentioned they'd love to come, actually dropped off when it came down to putting a deposit?

                   

                  Thanks again!

                   

                  Thank you again! 



                  #3269 mrsnova

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                    Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:45 PM

                    Originally Posted by Brenners 

                    We got married February 11, 2012.  Our wedding was at 4:00 and our reception was at 6:30.  Our ceremony lasted about 30 minutes (we had a sand ceremony and reading during our ceremony) and they have champagne for you and your guests afterward for a toast.  We had group pictures afterward then pictures of my husband and I alone as the sun set.  This time seemed perfect for us.  Our reception lasted 3 hours (we did not add on) but the dinner lasted fairly long as we had multiple people gives toasts.  Between our best man, matron of honor, us and family, there were 7 people total that gave speeches!  It was sweet and I would not change it but the time seemed to fly by!  This would be the only change we would make - to extend our reception.  Overall, our wedding was wonderful so we really have no regrets.  Good luck!

                    Thank you for sharing! Would you say the dinner was about an hour if you didn't have too many speeches? 


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                    #3270 Avens

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                      Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:44 AM

                      Our ceremony was at 3:30 (we initially planned for 4 like Brenners, but then moved it up half an hour to try and get some more daylight for photos, the sun sets earlier in January).  We started a few minutes late, as the coordinator forgot to pick up a few of our guests, and I refused to start until they were found (I would be choked if I came all this way for a wedding, and they forgot about me!).

                       

                      We didn't have any extra readings or sand stuff, so it was probably 20 minutes for our ceremony?  We did the champagne,hugging, toasting thing, then group photos as well. We also did some bridal party photos at Playa Azul, then everyone headed back to the Palace.  The guests and bridal party went to the cocktail hour from 4:30 ish until 5:30.  We did photos with the photographer until about 5, and then joined the cocktail hour to mingle for a bit . We all headed to Palmerus beach around 6.  We extended our reception by an hour. 

                       

                      We didn't really have much for speeches (one of husbands few requests). Best man, maid of honour, father in law had a drunken speech towards the end of the night, it was fun and us thanking everyone.  It still went by super fast! We definitely would have continued the party on - but hubby was suffering from food poisoning/24 hr flu or something, and had troopered all day - and was ready for bed. We encouraged the guests to keep going, and I think they went to the Carey Bar.

                      Originally Posted by Brenners 

                      We got married February 11, 2012.  Our wedding was at 4:00 and our reception was at 6:30.  Our ceremony lasted about 30 minutes (we had a sand ceremony and reading during our ceremony) and they have champagne for you and your guests afterward for a toast.  We had group pictures afterward then pictures of my husband and I alone as the sun set.  This time seemed perfect for us.  Our reception lasted 3 hours (we did not add on) but the dinner lasted fairly long as we had multiple people gives toasts.  Between our best man, matron of honor, us and family, there were 7 people total that gave speeches!  It was sweet and I would not change it but the time seemed to fly by!  This would be the only change we would make - to extend our reception.  Overall, our wedding was wonderful so we really have no regrets.  Good luck!

                       

                      Yep, that's what it is!

                       

                      Originally Posted by MexicoHereICome 

                      Does anyone know if there is a menu at the Rodizzio (meats) restaurant or if it roaming gauchos with skewers of meat? I am trying to plan our rehearsal dinner and I don't know if the Brazilian restaurant is the same as it is in the states.






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