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So for those of you that have bought linen suits, pants, and shirts, where did you get them from? I want my FI to wear a linen suit and GM to wear linen shirts and pants.

 

Also has anyone used the photographers from the resort. My aunt has a professional camera and will be taking pics but wanted a backup also. Any suggestions?

 

We are in the process of blocking 20 rooms, how much do you normally save doing that?

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Originally Posted by MaggieandJay View Post

 

 

I think we have picked up some ladies since the last time I posted this. Please let me know if you are not on the list

 

January 2011

Arkae – January 21, 2011

Audrey1281 – January 22, 2011

Murmel – January 24, 2011

NV&GMS – January 26, 2011

 

February 2011

Less is More – February 19, 2011

 

March 2011

gingerlover36 – March 26, 2011 (AB)

 

April 2011

dakotaAZ – April 2, 2011

KristyMichelle - April 3, 2011

Michele4172011  - April 17, 2011

Mahalo79 – April 25, 2011 (EDR Chapel/AS)

Chapa – April 30, 2011

 

May 2011

TLGnhci – May 2, 2011

mmc1105 – May 6, 2011

JaimeCF2BR – May 7, 2011

Nikki O – May 7, 2011

amcferron – May 13, 2011

MaggieandJay – May 15, 2011

*Lyndsey* - May 17, 2011

beaz2be – May 27, 2011

Bigboponthebeach – May 28, 2011

bryteyedbride - May 28th 2011

Vic0214 – May 31, 2011

 

June 2011

gom4good - June 9th 2011

jazz04 – June 12, 2011

Mrs Goose - June 25th 2011

 

July 2011

karlaandmark July 19th 2011

LMMDC – July 23, 2011

Lynsey – July 25, 2011 (EDR)

LauraMInn - July 30, 2011 (AB)

 

August 2011

Herbie76 – August 2, 2011

Jwashing - August 6, 2011

 

November 2011

Jesse Nov 12, 2011

 

 February 2012

msmarmar123 – February 11, 2012

 

 

Hi there!!!!!  We are getting married on October 24th, 2011!

 

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we havent gotten a room block either.  in fact, i feel like it is one more thing for me to stress over, so i recommended a travel agent and everyone is booking on their own.  that way i dont have any worries. 

 

how much money did it really save everyone?? most people coming to my wedding for may 13 are staying for 4 or 5 nights and are paying 1200 for flight, hotel, ground transportation.  thats from all over the US and canada.  indiana, washington DC, oklahoma, portland, ottawa, vancouver, etc.  i jokingly tell them they dont have to bring another dollar b/c its ALL INCLUSIVE!!!  :)  are your guests paying way less b/c you blocked rooms??

Originally Posted by LauraMinn View Post

It sounds like many of you have set aside blocks of rooms at the hotel.  We haven't thought about reserving a block of rooms.  My travel agent has found flight + hotel packages, and we were going to have our guests get in touch with her to book those packages.  I'm assuming if we're booking packages, it isn't possible with the blocks of rooms.  Did you do that direclty with the hotel, or through a travel agent?   

 

Forgive my ignorance!  I want to be sure that we're going about things the best way.  My concerns are getting fair prices but also having enough rooms for guests.  We're at Azul Beach in July, and were going to get serious about booking in Jan and Feb. 



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We went through a travel agent, and she (and the resort) held a block of rooms for us  for about a month and a half.  We sent out save the dates immediately with an information sheet for our guests including room rates (with our discounted price), the amount of the deposit, our TA's contact info, etc.  Our guests were given a a cut-off date to put down their deposit.  When that time period was over, we put down a deposit to hold 5 more rooms (for 2 more months only) in case there were any stragglers.  Once that time period is up, those rooms will be released and anyone else that wants to book will not get our discounted price.  Almost everyone that we expected to book (and a number that we didn't expect) booked during that initial period.  It worked out well for us because we didn't have to put down the deposit to hold 40 rooms, but we did have to get on the ball very quickly and get out information and STDs together.  Also, all of that happened a year in advance of our wedding, so it was no big deal for a resort of AS's size to hold those rooms for us. 

 

I've never been to a destination wedding, so I don't have a lot of experience, but I think it is a good idea to put together a package and make it easy for your guests.  Depending, of course, on how important it is to you for people to come.  And we definitely negotiated a better price than they would have gotten on their own.  And there are perks for having a block of rooms for your wedding, depending on the size of your party, and I don't know that you would get those perks if all your guests booked on their own.  That's just my two cents.

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So for those of you that have bought linen suits, pants, and shirts, where did you get them from? I want my FI to wear a linen suit and GM to wear linen shirts and pants.

We bought FI linen suit at Harry Rosen, but it was in the summer time.

 

 

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Oh, you did the sky deck...did anyone watch the "webcast"?

For anyone booking the Sky Deck for the webcast....IT  DOES NOT WORK! Another bride told me that her mom tried for her wedding and it didn't work for her. I was still optimistic about it and sent out the link to at least 20 people and NONE of them were able to view it. I still wouldn't have changed my ceremony location, but if that's a big part of why you're booking the Sky Deck just wanted to give that heads up.
 

Originally Posted by MaggieandJay View Post

PS we noticed a funny thing. Ever since I sentout my invites in August. 4 couples we invited are now preggers. 2 of them have the same due date as oour wedding date

 Wow! That's a bit coincidental! What are they going to do now?!

 

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They are not able to go but i wasn't upset at all. I told each of them that was the only reason i would accept cause it was such a great one!


 

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Originally Posted by MaggieandJay View Post

PS we noticed a funny thing. Ever since I sentout my invites in August. 4 couples we invited are now preggers. 2 of them have the same due date as oour wedding date

 Wow! That's a bit coincidental! What are they going to do now?!


 

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January 2011

Arkae – January 21, 2011

Audrey1281 – January 22, 2011

Murmel – January 24, 2011

NV&GMS – January 26, 2011

 

February 2011

Less is More – February 19, 2011

 

March 2011

gingerlover36 – March 26, 2011 (AB)

 

April 2011

dakotaAZ – April 2, 2011

KristyMichelle - April 3, 2011

Michele4172011  - April 17, 2011

Mahalo79 – April 25, 2011 (EDR Chapel/AS)

Chapa – April 30, 2011

 

May 2011

TLGnhci – May 2, 2011

mmc1105 – May 6, 2011

JaimeCF2BR – May 7, 2011

Nikki O – May 7, 2011

amcferron – May 13, 2011

MaggieandJay – May 15, 2011

*Lyndsey* - May 17, 2011

beaz2be – May 27, 2011

Bigboponthebeach – May 28, 2011

bryteyedbride - May 28th 2011

Vic0214 – May 31, 2011

 

June 2011

gom4good - June 9th 2011

jazz04 – June 12, 2011

Mrs Goose - June 25th 2011

 

July 2011

karlaandmark July 19th 2011

LMMDC – July 23, 2011

Lynsey – July 25, 2011 (EDR)

LauraMInn - July 30, 2011 (AB)

 

August 2011

Herbie76 – August 2, 2011

Jwashing - August 6, 2011

 

October 2011

mwise17 - October 24,2011

 

November 2011

Jesse Nov 12, 2011

 

 February 2012

msmarmar123 – February 11, 2012

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