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Vic they're GREAT!  So beautiful.  And I just realized as I wrote you that PM that you've already done invites so of COURSE you're committed to your date regardless of TA frustrations.  (My bad - sorry.  Ignore all useless suggestions from me  smile105.gif)


 

Originally Posted by TLGnhci View Post

Grr, Rant time!  My TA had told me getting to the resort on Thurs for our Mon wedding is good.  So, we planned on being there Thurs - Thurs and then switching to an adults only for two nights.  I emailed the WC, and she suggested we get there a day earlier.  I don't think I can afford an extra night and I don't want to leave my guests early.  :o(  Booo.....


Do you HAVE to be there on the Wed?  Or would Thursday work if it had to?  I assume you're doing a legal ceremony and that's part of the added complication with days and whether weekends count?

 

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Yeah, I was reading some information on the fees and processes for the legal ceremony and I read where it says you have to be there three business days prior to the wedding without weekends counting.  So, before I booked the other resort, I wanted to make sure.  And, of course I got news I didn't want to hear.  I think I may try and reach someone at the resort tomorrow just to verify.  I really don't want to leave our guests on Wednesday instead of Thursday. 

 

Originally Posted by MaggieandJay View Post




I don't see why 4 days in advance isn't enough. Did they give you a reason. 4 days is a long time
 





Originally Posted by beaz2be View Post


Vic they're GREAT!  So beautiful.  And I just realized as I wrote you that PM that you've already done invites so of COURSE you're committed to your date regardless of TA frustrations.  (My bad - sorry.  Ignore all useless suggestions from me  smile105.gif)


 


Do you HAVE to be there on the Wed?  Or would Thursday work if it had to?  I assume you're doing a legal ceremony and that's part of the added complication with days and whether weekends count?

 



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You have no isea how much you have helped me. Thanks soo much, please keep the suggestions coming, they have kept me sane. smile03.gif

Originally Posted by beaz2be View Post


Vic they're GREAT!  So beautiful.  And I just realized as I wrote you that PM that you've already done invites so of COURSE you're committed to your date regardless of TA frustrations.  (My bad - sorry.  Ignore all useless suggestions from me  smile105.gif)


 


Do you HAVE to be there on the Wed?  Or would Thursday work if it had to?  I assume you're doing a legal ceremony and that's part of the added complication with days and whether weekends count?

 



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Originally Posted by melib2b View Post

 

We are expecting approx. 60 guests.  We'd like the Sky Wedding, a private reception and are interested in June 4, 2011.   

I'm nervous that I'm wasting time trying to decide if we need a planner or not and may be losing out on our date, but we can't request a date until we have a TA (the application requets this info). 

The planner at Luxe said that it's difficult to get a response and info from the Karisma WC's because they handle so many weddings and it's easier for them to get the info since they've done weddings there before and can also get a faster response from them...that's the reason we're considering hiring them...but if it isn't necessary, I don't want to waste money on that service if the response time for them will be the same response time I'd receive myself.    

 

I tried to respond to your discussion earlier - but it did not post for some reason?! I too entertained Luxe and in the end went with "The wedding holiday".  I was willing to pay for extra service but now realize that it would have been futile!!!  You are paying for a middle-man.  I personally think that the limiting factor on response time is the people from Karisma and the resort.  Everyone on this forum as well as people that use a "wedding planner" that says they get a "quicker response b/c of volume" (which my "free person" said as well) is still recieving responses at the same rate as brides dealing directly with the Miami Karisma connection/mexico. 

This is just my personal take.  I would save the money for an excursion and more private events.  A coordinator at Luxe is also going to direct you to the same website as all the rest of TA's or wedding travel consultants - its the lomas wedding travel website which gives you all the options for reception, location, food etc. and you just have to pick your selections.  This website has a contract with Karisma and if you do anything outside of their vendors - $$$. 

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Originally Posted by melib2b View Post

 

Thanks so much ladies.

I think we're going to skip hiring the wedding planner. 

Now, do you have any suggestions for TA's...preferrably a GI one so we can get the extra bonuses?huh.gif

Depends on where you live? There are many travel agents represented on the forum as well, which might help.

 

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I was able to pick whatever time I wanted for Spoon and chose 7pm. My WC never told me that I was limited on times I could use the spoon dinner.

 

Originally Posted by JaimeCF2BR View Post


I was told 6 or 6:30 for spoons as well.  I believe there is more flexiblility in times for private events, but not for the Spoons reservation.  I agree, its early!!
 


 


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I don't know if this helps much, but I buying my girls dresses and paying to have their hair done at the resort, so I will probably only give them their jewelry so a gift.

 

Originally Posted by TLGnhci View Post

Hey girls,

 

I'm full of questions!!  What is a typical amount to spend on your Bridesmaids gifts? 



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In case any of you are interested, I received from my WC the pdf of services/prices offered at the salon at AS. PM me if you want me to send to you. 

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Originally Posted by TLGnhci View Post

 

Hey girls,

 

I'm full of questions!!  What is a typical amount to spend on your Bridesmaids gifts? 

 

I am travelling to NY from Toronto for a trip with mine - I decided to pay for the hotel room for a couple nights = 200 pp/night.  I also can't decide what else to get them.  My BM dresses will be "a little black dress" that they could re-wear (purchasing in NY) so I didn't want to pay for that.  I was thinking jewelry made by a designer I used locally for a personal touch - but would hate for them to end up with something they would not wear again.  I was toying with spa time - e.g., massage or something else in Mexico but still haven't decided.  I don't want to pay for hair or makeup at the resort b/c my BM are all very good with that already and one of my friends attending is also a hairdresser.  Its a tough one - but I think I may end up thinking of each BM separately and giving them a personal gift based on my relationship with them (it would have no special value attached to it) - as Mastercard would say is "priceless".  

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Hey Guys....

 

I will be walking in the Michigan Humane Society's 5th annual Mega March for Animals on October 3, 2010 in Detroit.

 

Wondering if any of would want to make a contribution :)

 

Here is the link to my personal page...Thank you!!

 

 

http://www.michiganhumane.org/site/TR?px=1950855&pg=personal&fr_id=1370&et=skPAivZ14Ov-r2TLCVExfQ..&s_tafId=7161

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