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Hi Rachael,

 

They finally sent our translated docs via fedex.  We were never given a "heads up" that they were on their way, just a door tag on Tuesday that we needed to sign for a letter.  They arrived in the States 08/09/11, and  I picked them up Wednesday 08/10/11.  I would suggest that if you don't receive yours around the 45 day mark to contact your coordinator at LOMAS, as my destinationweddings.com rep never responded at all.  I'm a happy bryteyedbride again!  Best wishes for your big day!
 

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Thank you very much for sharing this information with us. I have too gone for the gold wedding package. I am starting to wonder whether it is worth it. So sorry to hear you can not legalize any thing yet in U.S hope you get it sorted soon.



 



 

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THANK YOU! This is how I remember it looking too...so guests enter from the bottom right, yes? We're doing a cocktail hour before the reception there as well so I'm hoping there's enough space in that bottom right corner. I might need to move the bar closer to that area. We're not doing a head table either, just 7 rounds of 7 or 8 people each.

 

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So I have made a very basic diagram of how our reception at Zavas Plaza was laid out. Again- not to scale, and the pathways that I can remember I put in, but I think there may have been a few more...

 

 

 

We did not have a "head table", we just used 2 of the regular tables as our 'head tables'. Also the cake table was put out later in the evening, closer to the DJ's table. Hope this helps.


 

 



 

That would be awesome - thank you!!! Let's see how hers work and then we can figure out how much I owe you :)
 

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post


Jessie,

 

I am going to purchase Justiner57's off of her if I like the look when she posts up her pics....(I am sure I will)....so I land on the Thursday...you can just use them on the Saturday and then me on the Monday if you like?

 

 

Mel

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We're doing the cake for 30-40 (with about 50 guests) but thinking of reducing it...I pretty much just like the LOOK of a three tier cake...
 

Originally Posted by Mwise17 View Post

CAKE:

 

what did our past lovely ladies do? or soon to be's doing? 

I am NOT spending over $500 on a cake no one will eat..........I have approx. 50 coming, would a cake for 10-20 do?  or go for the 20-30 people cake? 



 


I want to put my escort cards in a little sand box as well as our tables are named beaches that we've been too together (costa rica, ireland, mexico, etc etc). Do they provide that for free? I think I remember another bride saying yes.

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:)  I am better today...lol

 

Maybe I am calling it something different (is it place cards?)  I am going to have a little sand box with mini umbrellas with peoples names on it and table number, but obviously someone will have to walk our guests by whereever they are placed first, so people will know where they are sitting....just want to make sure that our guests aren't going from table to table looking for their name card, when the umbrella's will tell them where to go........

 

re: menu....I think we are going to go with the pick and choose menu, as we liked the sound of the food...your right, when narrowing, and we want plated service, it gives us the set menu and pick and choose....so I think we got it!!!!!   :)

Thanks again!
 



 



 

You're getting so close!!! Happy for you :). I LOVE the beach olympics idea, maybe we'll do something like that on one of the days after the wedding.....
 

Originally Posted by justiner57 View Post

Ladies... 25 Days to go! This is crazy, I just now decided to do welcome bags... I know I'm insane! Origianlly didn't want to do it because not everyone was staying at the resort, now it looks like the majority of people are. Going to include: kookie, chap stick, spanish for dummies travel edition and maybe a small bottle of water (not sure on the last one). Also, we have decided to do beach olympics on the Saturday before our wedding, we are both very competitive and athletic, as are most of our guests. I think this will be a fun way for everyone to get to know each other and have fun in the sun!

 

PS - if you ask your onsite wedding coordinator, they should be able to arrange beach olympics for a private group for like $100! It's awesome :)



 

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Hi i was wondering if anyone had the same problem as me- im looking to get married at either Sensatori or Moon Palace next July and i cant choose which one........any suggestions?

 

I know Moon Palace is much bigger but everone says its getting a little dated now?

 

x

 

 

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Good to hear!!!!  Mr. & Mrs. all over the world!  ;)
 

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Hi Rachael,

 

They finally sent our translated docs via fedex.  We were never given a "heads up" that they were on their way, just a door tag on Tuesday that we needed to sign for a letter.  They arrived in the States 08/09/11, and  I picked them up Wednesday 08/10/11.  I would suggest that if you don't receive yours around the 45 day mark to contact your coordinator at LOMAS, as my destinationweddings.com rep never responded at all.  I'm a happy bryteyedbride again!  Best wishes for your big day!
 



 



 

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Thanks Miriam...  :)

 

It def. feels good to have some things knocked off....on my way to hot yoga, and then my mom is coming over to help pack up the wedding week survival kits to see what is missing.  (and what we have space for!!!)

I found the emergen-C...thanks.

I can't wait to try on the dress again and cross fingers it fits (ordered a size smaller)...but have just over 2 months to go and plan on losing more. 

When was your final fitting?  Do some have it super close to departure date???

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You must be so excited about the dress! Can't wait to see pictures :) And congrats on making so much progress on your DIY projects! It's a great feeling to have things done and checked off the list.

 

And fun with your girlfriends, try not to worry to much, your FI friends will look out for their buddy! Congrats on the weight loss too! That's fantastic.

 

 



 

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Originally Posted by 1106wedding View Post

 

 

THANK YOU! This is how I remember it looking too...so guests enter from the bottom right, yes? We're doing a cocktail hour before the reception there as well so I'm hoping there's enough space in that bottom right corner. I might need to move the bar closer to that area. We're not doing a head table either, just 7 rounds of 7 or 8 people each.

 

Our guests arrived from every corner LOL. But everyone did figure out where the table with the seating chart was. I would say the area close to the pool (the bottom edge of my diagram, closest to the beach in real life) would be a great area for the cocktails. But really don't worry too much, the WC there have done this a million times, so I would just trust them how to set it up best.

 

 

We're doing the cake for 30-40 (with about 50 guests) but thinking of reducing it...I pretty much just like the LOOK of a three tier cake...

For the cost of the cake, unless you are super excited about your guests having wedding cake instead of dessert, I would go for the smaller cake. Reasons: 1) cake was very simple in taste, I think they had a few odd choices, strawberry or hazelnut. But I really didn't think the flavour was 'out of this world'. 2) the decorating  abilities of the chef is very lacking. Of all the cakes I saw (3 wedding cakes), I can't say I was really impressed by them. The flowers were all uneven, and floppy, the icing not flat, and the edging sloppy.

 

Not trying to discourage anyone from having a wedding cake, but try to really keep your expectations low. These are not well made cakes. So personally I wouldn't send the huge dollars on the big cake. We just got a small one (10 person) for the caking cutting and photos, and spent the money on good desserts (which were still much cheaper than the cake!)ml_758.jpgSorry this is the best photo of I have the cake.

 

 

 

I want to put my escort cards in a little sand box as well as our tables are named beaches that we've been too together (costa rica, ireland, mexico, etc etc). Do they provide that for free? I think I remember another bride saying yes.

Not sure if they have trays, maybe have one the brides going down soon ask. They have lots of things which were left over from other weddings (for instance I left all the glass vases from our centerpieces there, and I know they have helped brides if they need certain items) But again don't know if they have trays....sand...they have lots of! LOL

 

 

Originally Posted by Chantelle1922 View Post

 

Hi i was wondering if anyone had the same problem as me- im looking to get married at either Sensatori or Moon Palace next July and i cant choose which one........any suggestions?

 

I know Moon Palace is much bigger but everone says its getting a little dated now?

 

The only thing I can offer is: Azul family and kid friendly. Great service and food.

Moon is adult only. And if you're doing adults only, than Moon Palace has access and I think golf packages if your guests enjoy that. It is older, but still gets great reviews. If you're doing adults only, I would also suggest the El Dorados (also by Karisma) or Excellence.

 

Good luck. And if there are specifics you want to know please ask. But it's really hard to make a suggestion without knowing what your needs are.

 

 

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Thanks Miriam...  :)

 

It def. feels good to have some things knocked off....on my way to hot yoga, and then my mom is coming over to help pack up the wedding week survival kits to see what is missing.  (and what we have space for!!!)

I found the emergen-C...thanks.

I can't wait to try on the dress again and cross fingers it fits (ordered a size smaller)...but have just over 2 months to go and plan on losing more. 

When was your final fitting?  Do some have it super close to departure date???

 

Glad to hear you found the emergen-C, I kept my eyes open but didn't see any. Where did you end up finding it?

I am sure your dress will fit wonderfully, and seamstresses can really work their magic! I had mine altered/finally fitting about 2 weeks before heading down. But I also used a private seamstress that works out of her home. So she could make me a priority. Not sure how it works at the actual bridal store. If you need a good seamstress, mine is in Brampton.

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Hi gals,

 

I had previously asked my WC about the trays for place cards.  She sent me the picture below and said they are $15 a piece to rent (don't come with flowers).

 

 

tray.jpg

 

Also, regarding the OOT bags, just in case you didn't know, the guest rooms have bottled water in them.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Thanks to Miriam & Mwise for all your input about the wedding cakes! We have sinced gone down about 6 people for the ceremony... and know that everyone won't have cake since we're doing Churros for dessert as well. We are going to scale down the size of the cake as well to save some extra money we need right before the big day.

 

Miriam, what flavors was your cake? I've heard through the grapevine that the Strawberry flavor is pretty good, although I think risky. I love chocolate & Hazelnut so was thinking of doing that but would love feedback on past brides about which flavors worked for you!

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I was quoted $15 for the "sand box"...that they said is exactly the same size as this pic (which is what I am going to be doing for my place cards)  :)   - although I will open my umbrellas!  ;)

 

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