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A sunset wedding will be beautiful! What time of the year are you getting married? Our wedding is at 5:30, so I figure we can get some great pictures of the sunset right after the ceremony :) I think I have read where there have been brides who received reservations for 7 or 7:30, but they may have changed the "rules" to get people to spend the money on a private reception.
 

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We were planning a sunset ceremony on the beach, which we were told should be at 6:30pm.  We were going to do the dinner at Spoon afterwards, but have been told the only seatings are at 6 or 6:30.  Has anyone been successful in getting a later seating, or is everyone doing a private reception?



Congratulations!! I look forward to hearing your details and seeing pictures!



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Thanks!!!  I can't believe it is almost here!  I haven't had time to visit on the forum much lately but since I am going to be gone two weeks from work during a merger it is what it is!  If I can I will try and get my planning thread done before we leave if I can find the time shots.gif  Happy planning everyone!

 

Ladies-- my sister (MOH) finally picked out her dress today!! We are only having one person to stand for us on each side, so I let my sister pick out the dress and color she wanted. We decided on a bright orchid color, dragon fruit by Alexia. It's a brighter, beachier color than Alfred Angelo's purple and more similar to berry by Mori Lee. The pictures online don't do the color justice (unless you have a killer monitor, which I do not!). The closest thing online I have found is the home page for destinationweddings.com. Check it out the purple MOH dress on http://www.destinationweddings.com and let me know what you think!! I'm so excited that phase is over. I'm ready to start planning around that color now. Does anyone have any recommendations for flowers or should I stick with orchids? I hear orchids are ridiculously expensive, so I wasn't sure if anyone has other, more economical, options.
 

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I was able to get 7pm for my welcome dinner at Spoon. My WC just asked me what time I would like and never informed me of time limits. I think all of our WC have different ideas of what can be done.

 

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We were planning a sunset ceremony on the beach, which we were told should be at 6:30pm.  We were going to do the dinner at Spoon afterwards, but have been told the only seatings are at 6 or 6:30.  Has anyone been successful in getting a later seating, or is everyone doing a private reception?



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That is so wierd. I have had two WC's (Cecilia and Maria) and they both sent me my Excel spreadsheet every time they emailed me and I was able to tell them when they had things incorrect. Future brides should try to make sure they ask for it often to get those details ironed out. 
 

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I have some politically sensored information about how I am feeling about some aspects of my wedding planning at this time.  I would love to know if someone knows who the name of the florist/website/catalogue I am going to spend a small fortune in fresh flowers is going to be - b/c I would love to be able to work through them directly instead of 2 middle-man. 

I am having similar issues....technically I think we are suppose to pay everything in a little over a week, and I just got to see my detail sheet last week (for the first time), and there was nothing there. Seems like I am starting from scratch and all the questions seem to take months to get back to me. I am at this point calling my TA, the WC and another WC all at the same time to try and get some answers....I am suppose to hear from them on Wednesday. I'll let you know!

 



 



 

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I found them in Minneapolis. I believe it was either Target or Wal-Mart that also had them for $1. Hope that helps!

 

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I found the Spanish for Dummies pocket guide at Office Depot for a dollar.
 

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Great pictures!  I too am interested in your OOT bag contents...where did you find the "Oh S#!t kit" container and was it filled with the contents already?  And the spanish for dummies - was it the pocket guide you can find on-line?

Thanks for sharing smile159.gif
 

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I have no clue what's going on! I've posted twice and it disappeared. Here we go again....

 

Our proofs from our photog are up!! smile123.gif

 

http://ajp.nextproof.com/galleries/meredith-and-theo 


 

 


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Do you mean paying for the "trip" or the "wedding details and events"?  Our deadline for trips just came up on the 23rd and our wedding planners/travel agents were terrible at follow up or accuracy in Toronto.  The trip cost deadline appears to be quite flexible as we still have people paying for their trips at their quoted rates if they made the deposit.  As for the wedding details - I have Carolina in Miami - she has been very easy to deal with and helpful.  I just populated my entire "detail sheet" then made a list of questions and scheduled a teleconference to go over everything and fill me in on my "question list" I put together.  Our payments for the wedding events is not due until 1 month before the wedding - you can still continue to make changes to your detail sheet until then.  Don't "overpay in advance" - you can always add your last minute people and pay at the resort.  I have totally by-passed communication with the local wedding coordinators - I don't even cc them on emails.   

I am having similar issues....technically I think we are suppose to pay everything in a little over a week, and I just got to see my detail sheet last week (for the first time), and there was nothing there. Seems like I am starting from scratch and all the questions seem to take months to get back to me. I am at this point calling my TA, the WC and another WC all at the same time to try and get some answers....I am suppose to hear from them on Wednesday. I'll let you know!

 



 

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Oh, and does anyone know if the vendor fee applies to having a cake delivered?  I would assume it does but the full $500 is a bit ridiculous. 

Not sure but that's a good question. If you're really big on cake it may be worth it. 

 

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Meredith, I would love to know the details about the nanny service, since we have 8 kids coming along. And great advice about taking the important things in your carry on (dress/shoes/suit). We were planning on it, but hearing it again only makes it seem even more important. Tisha, I think that should be enough laterns. We bought 40 in assorted colors/sizes. But that 's mostly because I am worried some will get damaged along the way, so we are bringing extras.Plus FI loves the latern idea, so he took charge of the amounts...it might be a bit overkill LOL. I have my BD session tomorrow. So nervous, I thought I would have all this time to get ready...and it's tomorrow.

 I'll get the details from my sister and PM you. Is there anything specific you want to know?

 

Good luck on your BD shoot!!! smile159.gif

 

I had fun with mine. It had been the most I'd laughed in awhile at that point. A good stress reliever and escape from wedding planning. I did down a bottle of wine while there so that may have added to it! msnwink.gif Lol.

 

Originally Posted by Chapa View Post

 

I found the Spanish for Dummies pocket guide at Office Depot for a dollar.

I think I forgot to answer this when my post disappeared. I found them on ebay for $1.50. It was actually the Daily Spanish for Dummies. Not really sure what the difference is but I'm sure any of them will serve the purpose.

 

Originally Posted by karlaandmark View Post

 

We were planning a sunset ceremony on the beach, which we were told should be at 6:30pm.  We were going to do the dinner at Spoon afterwards, but have been told the only seatings are at 6 or 6:30.  Has anyone been successful in getting a later seating, or is everyone doing a private reception?

We got a seating at Spoon for 8:30 but we had to fight for it and it took about 3 weeks to get approved. If you insist on it, they'll give it to you. My WC was Carolina.

 

Originally Posted by rkf1046 View Post

 

Thanks!!!  I can't believe it is almost here!  I haven't had time to visit on the forum much lately but since I am going to be gone two weeks from work during a merger it is what it is!  If I can I will try and get my planning thread done before we leave if I can find the time shots.gif  Happy planning everyone!

thewave.gif have fun!!!!

 

 

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Does anyone have any recommendations for flowers or should I stick with orchids? I hear orchids are ridiculously expensive, so I wasn't sure if anyone has other, more economical, options. 

Just an option, you can do real touch orchids if you really want orchids. I wasn't budging on the fact that I wanted callas and orchids. The resort quoted me $300 for them and I refused to pay that. My bouquet wound up costing less than $100. 

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Oooh, tell me more about the "real touch orchids".
 

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Oh, and does anyone know if the vendor fee applies to having a cake delivered?  I would assume it does but the full $500 is a bit ridiculous. 

Not sure but that's a good question. If you're really big on cake it may be worth it. 
 

Originally Posted by murmel View Post

 

Meredith, I would love to know the details about the nanny service, since we have 8 kids coming along. And great advice about taking the important things in your carry on (dress/shoes/suit). We were planning on it, but hearing it again only makes it seem even more important. Tisha, I think that should be enough laterns. We bought 40 in assorted colors/sizes. But that 's mostly because I am worried some will get damaged along the way, so we are bringing extras.Plus FI loves the latern idea, so he took charge of the amounts...it might be a bit overkill LOL. I have my BD session tomorrow. So nervous, I thought I would have all this time to get ready...and it's tomorrow.

 I'll get the details from my sister and PM you. Is there anything specific you want to know?

 

Good luck on your BD shoot!!! smile159.gif

 

I had fun with mine. It had been the most I'd laughed in awhile at that point. A good stress reliever and escape from wedding planning. I did down a bottle of wine while there so that may have added to it! msnwink.gif Lol.



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I found the Spanish for Dummies pocket guide at Office Depot for a dollar.

I think I forgot to answer this when my post disappeared. I found them on ebay for $1.50. It was actually the Daily Spanish for Dummies. Not really sure what the difference is but I'm sure any of them will serve the purpose.
 

Originally Posted by karlaandmark View Post

We were planning a sunset ceremony on the beach, which we were told should be at 6:30pm.  We were going to do the dinner at Spoon afterwards, but have been told the only seatings are at 6 or 6:30.  Has anyone been successful in getting a later seating, or is everyone doing a private reception?

We got a seating at Spoon for 8:30 but we had to fight for it and it took about 3 weeks to get approved. If you insist on it, they'll give it to you. My WC was Carolina.



Originally Posted by rkf1046 View Post

Thanks!!!  I can't believe it is almost here!  I haven't had time to visit on the forum much lately but since I am going to be gone two weeks from work during a merger it is what it is!  If I can I will try and get my planning thread done before we leave if I can find the time shots.gif  Happy planning everyone!

thewave.gif have fun!!!!

 

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Does anyone have any recommendations for flowers or should I stick with orchids? I hear orchids are ridiculously expensive, so I wasn't sure if anyone has other, more economical, options. 

Just an option, you can do real touch orchids if you really want orchids. I wasn't budging on the fact that I wanted callas and orchids. The resort quoted me $300 for them and I refused to pay that. My bouquet wound up costing less than $100. 



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How did you manage that deal?!  I am having callas and orchids too and have already told them that their quote of 300$ is outrageous but I haven't heard back yet. 

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Does anyone have any recommendations for flowers or should I stick with orchids? I hear orchids are ridiculously expensive, so I wasn't sure if anyone has other, more economical, options. 

Just an option, you can do real touch orchids if you really want orchids. I wasn't budging on the fact that I wanted callas and orchids. The resort quoted me $300 for them and I refused to pay that. My bouquet wound up costing less than $100. 



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We're getting married on 7/19, so 6:30 is what they told us for 'sunset'. I'm debating whether to fight them on it, or just move the ceremony back to 5:30. We've had so much hassle already with planning this, not sure I want to have any more evil.gif
 

Originally Posted by Michele4172011 View Post

A sunset wedding will be beautiful! What time of the year are you getting married? Our wedding is at 5:30, so I figure we can get some great pictures of the sunset right after the ceremony :) I think I have read where there have been brides who received reservations for 7 or 7:30, but they may have changed the "rules" to get people to spend the money on a private reception.
 

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Originally Posted by karlaandmark View Post

We were planning a sunset ceremony on the beach, which we were told should be at 6:30pm.  We were going to do the dinner at Spoon afterwards, but have been told the only seatings are at 6 or 6:30.  Has anyone been successful in getting a later seating, or is everyone doing a private reception?



Congratulations!! I look forward to hearing your details and seeing pictures!



Originally Posted by rkf1046 View Post

Thanks!!!  I can't believe it is almost here!  I haven't had time to visit on the forum much lately but since I am going to be gone two weeks from work during a merger it is what it is!  If I can I will try and get my planning thread done before we leave if I can find the time shots.gif  Happy planning everyone!

 

Ladies-- my sister (MOH) finally picked out her dress today!! We are only having one person to stand for us on each side, so I let my sister pick out the dress and color she wanted. We decided on a bright orchid color, dragon fruit by Alexia. It's a brighter, beachier color than Alfred Angelo's purple and more similar to berry by Mori Lee. The pictures online don't do the color justice (unless you have a killer monitor, which I do not!). The closest thing online I have found is the home page for destinationweddings.com. Check it out the purple MOH dress on http://www.destinationweddings.com and let me know what you think!! I'm so excited that phase is over. I'm ready to start planning around that color now. Does anyone have any recommendations for flowers or should I stick with orchids? I hear orchids are ridiculously expensive, so I wasn't sure if anyone has other, more economical, options.
 



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