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Originally Posted by kathryn83 View Post

 

Can I vent for a minute?

 

We sent out our STD/Invitation combo in early June and set Oct. 1 as the RSVP online date. Being a DW, I was prepared that not many people would be able to attend, but what I was not prepared for was the complete lack of response. We've heard nothing from almost 70 percent of the guest list. I'm just really hurt and frustrated by it. 

 

I kept holding out hope that maybe people were just waiting to the last minute to decide, but analytics shows that, no, that's not the case, since we had exactly one visitor this weekend and it was likely my mom.

 

/end sadface

Since you have your RSVP online can you send out a gentle reminder email?  I find that sometimes if I have an email with a link to click I'll go do it immediately.  If I have to find the invitation and type in the link myself I just keep putting it off.  I know, that's really lazy of me....but..I bet a lot of people are like that.....it might be worth a try.  Sorry for your frustrations!

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I am looking into getting maracas for our guests. Anyone have any good sites on where to order them from? Also, does anyone know how much it is to have Fire Dancers at the reception and Mariachi band??  Thanks ladies:)
I ordered maracas from the following website and they are absolutely perfect! They look very authentic and the medium sized ones are just the right size. I know it seems crazy to take maracas to Mexico but these were cheap and should fit in our luggage ok and we didn't want the hassle of doing it once we get there. We are going to personalize them by adding tags with our wedding date, names, and a jIngle to shake for a kiss instead of tapping on glasses! http://www.amols.com/catalog/medium-traditional-maracas

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I had the same issue. I was shocked by how many people did not respond. I sent out a reminder a week before, then ended up texting/calling those who did not respond. I totally understand how frustrating it is! Especially since one of the people who I had to text was one of my bridesmaids and even she did not respond until 5 days later (btw her answer was that she was not coming, I wasn't really shocked as her lack of response said it all). Oooopss now I am venting.

 

Anyways, my wedding is next week. And even though there have been some hurdles along the way, I am excited and happy to look forward and move past all those little things!

 

Originally Posted by kathryn83 View Post

Can I vent for a minute?

 

We sent out our STD/Invitation combo in early June and set Oct. 1 as the RSVP online date. Being a DW, I was prepared that not many people would be able to attend, but what I was not prepared for was the complete lack of response. We've heard nothing from almost 70 percent of the guest list. I'm just really hurt and frustrated by it. 

 

I kept holding out hope that maybe people were just waiting to the last minute to decide, but analytics shows that, no, that's not the case, since we had exactly one visitor this weekend and it was likely my mom.

 

/end sadface

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Congrats! I am getting married October 12, 2012! We will have the same anniversary!

Originally Posted by AmyandNolan2013 View Post

I am getting married October 12, 2013. I have the pearl package with the sky wedding.  I am thinking about using the dinner reservations for a rehearsal dinner type thing. Oh geez, I guess I need to start going through that private banquet list. :) Thanks for the help!

 

Amy

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I am getting firedancers for a 30 minute show. I booked mine through a company outside the resort. I am paying the $800 vendor fee but the dancers & vendor fee is less than the firedancers through the hotel cost. But sadly, I was the last person to be able to use this outside vendor as the hotel no longer allows that company in.

 

I have quotes for other firedancers I found if you want to check them out. Zúñiga Productions in Cancun (www.decocancun.com) and Tibor (You can find our company on facebook: nomadcirquel illusions email: nomadshotime@gmail.com). You will need to check with Azul to see if they are a vendor that is allowed in.

Originally Posted by Tara Steve View Post

I am looking into getting maracas for our guests. Anyone have any good sites on where to order them from? Also, does anyone know how much it is to have Fire Dancers at the reception and Mariachi band??  Thanks ladies:)

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Originally Posted by ELAINENYC View Post

 

jamilaimani  - Thanks for reporting back. I can't believe they are now charging $25 pp for Le Chique. I just told my FI and both of us are FURIOUS! We have been telling our guests all about it since last year and many are really looking forward to it since they are such foodies person. Now to learn you have to pay $25 on top of the room rate on top of the airfare is NOT someone we were expecting at all! All of them are already making such sacrificies and now to tell them to cough up more money! Its not like $25 will break the bank but its the principal that my FI and I were never aware of this hike! Sorry i am just venting..... soooo upset!

 

As for your upgrade to the swim up, do you remember what room #? Were you in the Premier section? I'm curious which rooms is located near the sewer...

 

thanks!

 

elaine

Yea, we were disappointed about Le Chique too. Everyone on this forum raved about it and we were looking forward to experiencing it. 

As far as the rooms.  Our room was in the adults only section, not the premium. Our room number was 2120.  It was only the rooms in that section that smelled funny. Maybe about a block of 5-6 rooms. Once you are in the rooms you cant smell it. But you can definitely smell it outside.

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Kathryn,

 

Have you had any contact with most of these folks since you sent the STD/Invitation?  Are people indicating to you that they are thinking about coming but haven't booked yet or RSVP'd?  Sometimes when people get something far in advance, they put it off initially, and then kind of forget about the actual due date.  I know I'm really bad with that stuff (and now that I've had a wedding, I know how many brides were cursing my name for not sending in the reply card on time).  How does the room block work with your contract?  Do they need to book by a certain date to get your blocked rooms?  My travel agent sent an email reminder to everyone about 2 weeks in advance of our drop date, and then sent another one on that date, or the day before.  That way, it was all on her, and I didn't feel like I was pushing people.  I still didn't get a response from a decent number of people, but they were mostly people I figured wouldn't come anyway, so I didn't worry about them. 

 

I know it is frustrating.  If your travel agent can't send a reminder, you'll have to do it yourself, or have friends and family help you (i.e., have your mom or fiancee's mom get in touch with family members, etc.)  And keep in mind that a small group is not a bad thing!!  We had about 65 guests, and while we had the best time ever, it was NOT RELAXING AT ALL, because we were constantly running around, trying to spend time with everyone.  A lot of days I didn't even see my husband that much because we were running in different directions.  As long as you have those people that are most important to the two of you, it'll be perfect.  Good luck!

 

Originally Posted by kathryn83 View Post

Can I vent for a minute?

 

We sent out our STD/Invitation combo in early June and set Oct. 1 as the RSVP online date. Being a DW, I was prepared that not many people would be able to attend, but what I was not prepared for was the complete lack of response. We've heard nothing from almost 70 percent of the guest list. I'm just really hurt and frustrated by it. 

 

I kept holding out hope that maybe people were just waiting to the last minute to decide, but analytics shows that, no, that's not the case, since we had exactly one visitor this weekend and it was likely my mom.

 

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Originally Posted by jamilaimani View Post

 

Yea, we were disappointed about Le Chique too. Everyone on this forum raved about it and we were looking forward to experiencing it. 

As far as the rooms.  Our room was in the adults only section, not the premium. Our room number was 2120.  It was only the rooms in that section that smelled funny. Maybe about a block of 5-6 rooms. Once you are in the rooms you cant smell it. But you can definitely smell it outside.

 Thanks!!

 

I am having my reception at Zava Plazas. Does anyone know how many people to a table? 

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 OMG! Can't believe your big day is right around the corner!!! super excited for you!!! cheer2.gif

Originally Posted by jsal4 View Post

Congrats! I am getting married October 12, 2012! We will have the same anniversary!

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