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Meghan - Hope you had an amazing bachelorette! Two weeks girl, I'm SO excited for you :) I know how it feels to wait two year, whew!

Ditto on your bachlorette!!! I hope it was awesome! Two weeks for both of you. So Exciting! It's going to be great!

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This really sucks and I'm going to try to get them to do this also. I'm not as determined as you though. I can take it or leave it if they give me too much resistance. However, if I make some headway with my request I'll definitely keep you in the loop. I must say that if Amy didn't get what she wanted with the time she had to get it, I'm thinking we may be disappointed. It really aggravates me that we are paying so much extra (for the Sky Deck) and I'm not sure about you but I'm not really using the stuff that comes with it (i.e. the programs, bouquet, hell I'm not even using the officiant). I just feel like they could at least do this for us.
If you already have them booked for the ceremony, you could try to negotiate on site to move them to the reception area - ie tell them you're wiling to pay more cash for the set up fees for the hassle of moving them. When you have your meeting with the onsite and Lomas coordinators, you pay any balance you owe (spa services, extras, etc) and you also have to pay their set up fee (determined at your meeting depending on everything you have for them to set up). The set up fee must be paid in cash. The rest of the balance I paid using a credit card (only Visa & MasterCard). The WCs probably pocket the cash - so maybe you can sweeten the pot for your coordinator who might be willing to bend the chair rules for a hundred bucks or so? Maybe worth the try??

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I hate to feel this way about this subject but I can only base this off my own experience of having the chiavari chair situation. I worked on this for a while and negotiated, wheeled and dealed and this was one point that was non-negotiable with Lomas.

I don't think they will move them all for you to be perfectly honest. You can try but I wouldn't risk betting that the onsite coordinators will change their mind. =(
That's what I was worried about. I guess I'll just book them for the ceremony and try my darndest to get them to move to the reception. I just gannot pay 1500+ for chairs. FI would die!!!

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This really sucks and I'm going to try to get them to do this also. I'm not as determined as you though. I can take it or leave it if they give me too much resistance. However, if I make some headway with my request I'll definitely keep you in the loop. I must say that if Amy didn't get what she wanted with the time she had to get it, I'm thinking we may be disappointed. It really aggravates me that we are paying so much extra (for the Sky Deck) and I'm not sure about you but I'm not really using the stuff that comes with it (i.e. the programs, bouquet, hell I'm not even using the officiant). I just feel like they could at least do this for us.



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I know, I feel the same way. But then again. AS is so not willing to budge when it comes to money, I'm not really all that surprised. Please keep me posted on your head way them and I'll do the same!

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If you already have them booked for the ceremony, you could try to negotiate on site to move them to the reception area - ie tell them you're wiling to pay more cash for the set up fees for the hassle of moving them. When you have your meeting with the onsite and Lomas coordinators, you pay any balance you owe (spa services, extras, etc) and you also have to pay their set up fee (determined at your meeting depending on everything you have for them to set up). The set up fee must be paid in cash. The rest of the balance I paid using a credit card (only Visa & MasterCard). The WCs probably pocket the cash - so maybe you can sweeten the pot for your coordinator who might be willing to bend the chair rules for a hundred bucks or so? Maybe worth the try??
My thought exactly. I'm booking them for the ceremony and will totally bribe to have them moved. Thanks for the advice!

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How much is the resort charging you for rooms in June? My wedding coordinator originally told me a guessing price for rooms and flights for June 2011 and now she is saying the rooms are going to be a lot more!

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Hey Meredith...sorry to hear about your friend. I actually just went to see a family friend yesterday in the hospital who is dying from pancreatic cancer, and it totally puts things into perspective.
About the invitations....I sent out save the dates almost 2 years in advance, and sent out my formal invites in February of this year. I did not send invites to people who had already told me they were not coming. I thought they might actually be a bit annoyed if I sent them a formal invite after they had already said no. I sent invites to people who had said yes or who had not responded/decided yet.
What did you put on your save the dates to get those that wanted to go to book or let you know?

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If you already have them booked for the ceremony, you could try to negotiate on site to move them to the reception area - ie tell them you're wiling to pay more cash for the set up fees for the hassle of moving them. When you have your meeting with the onsite and Lomas coordinators, you pay any balance you owe (spa services, extras, etc) and you also have to pay their set up fee (determined at your meeting depending on everything you have for them to set up). The set up fee must be paid in cash. The rest of the balance I paid using a credit card (only Visa & MasterCard). The WCs probably pocket the cash - so maybe you can sweeten the pot for your coordinator who might be willing to bend the chair rules for a hundred bucks or so? Maybe worth the try??
Very good advice, Amy. I have no doubt the onsite teams pockets the cash so I'm sure they wouldn't mind a little extra. It's a good gig they've got going.

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How much is the resort charging you for rooms in June? My wedding coordinator originally told me a guessing price for rooms and flights for June 2011 and now she is saying the rooms are going to be a lot more!
Orignally we were looking at with flight and 5 days and 4 nights - 2 people to a room $1000 a person. What are they quoting you?

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Hey girls!! I hope everyone had a nice weekend!!! How is everyone doing on their to do's? I will update mine and start a new list...

 

STARTING Monday, June 14, 2010 ENDING Sunday, June 27, 2010

We will check in with what is done either as it’s done or every other Friday and start a new list!

 

The futuremrslutz's (Lindsey) To Do's:

1) Book flights to Cancun (they keep going up and down...guess we just need to book and take the risk)

2) Assemble and mail invites (these will go out by Wednesday)

3) Order OOT stuff

4) Book Vegas Wedding (Ryan is handling the entire weekend, except the actual wedding part...I will handle this.)

5) Bachelorette Party Favors

6) Order linens, candles, chair ties (already ordered samples), etc

7) Book DJ

8 ) Finalize Thursday night party

9) Create Mock table set up with pics for the reception

10) Update website

11) Decide on vowels

12) Order rose petals for the isle

13) Order garter, hair accessory, jewelry, etc

14) Bridesmaids/groomsmen gifts

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Yup, our AHR is on the 26th. We're taking everyone out on a party barge on Lake Travis. What else is there to do in Texas in the summer besides swim!

I think I remember you mentioning a few months ago that you might move to Austin after your wedding. Cool! Funny, I've come across quite a few people lately who have moved to Austin from LA, wanting cheaper prices and a break from the West Coast.



Hit MQ for each quote you want to include. When you're at the last one you want, hit Quote.



Oh how nice of your mom! Whew, what a relief :)



Well welcome! Are you here all weekend or just today? I don't think I realized you live in Houston.

Come all you potential Austinites, move here! LOL I'm so jealous of the larger cities (like Dallas/FW, Chicago, Jersey/NYC brides) and their BDW meetups! So far there's only one other Austin bride on here that I know of. I'm on a mission to recruit more!
I LOVE Lake Travis!!! And Austin!!! Such a cool town :)

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Hey Lindz......would you mind sending me that emailhuh.gif We are sending out out STD's this month and I'd like to be able to convey to people in detail the signifigance of booking early. I would so appreciate it......
Yep, I will send you girls the email right now. Did you PM me your email address?

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Mornin' Ladies!!!! Just stopping in to say hello to you all and to wish you all a wonderful weekend of planning and task - doing! ;-) I was checking in on you guys via the last few pages and it sounds like everyone is in full progress mode.

I was able to get reassigned to a new DW.com TA, Karilyn Barnett, and I freakin' LOVE her already!!!! We spent two hours on the phone the other night and she has revived my enthusiam about the wedding and the AS. My previous TA was gracious enough to send a "best wishes to you" email to us, which was kind, yet akward. Anywho, we are moving along and I've got an alchemy out on etsy for our STD's. I am actually feeling behind the curve ball, because we officially have less than 12 months left, but it is what it is........

Anyway, I just wanted to stop in and say hello and wish you all a fantastic weekend!!! xoxoxo
That's such great news!!! Hiring my TA Wendy Hicks was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Such a relief to have someone so helpful. Seriously girls, if anyone has a TA that is more of a stress for you rather than a resource, you should look into finding someone more helpful!

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Glad you got a good TA. They will make things easier for you.

I just decided on a Honeymoon location! We are staying at the Excellence Playa Mujeres Aug 28-Sept 4. It looks so awesome. Secrets Maroma was about the same price, and thats where I thought I would go, but I really fell in love with the Excellence. I am using a friend's TA who is great, so much better than my crazy wedding lady. She said any sale any drop in price we will get, no need to rebook or anything.

Have a great weekend everyone! I will be working on my planning thread this weekend. I need to do it now or else I will just forget everything!
AHHHHH that resort is FABULOUS! My friend just got married there!

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Oh my goodness, there has been so much chit chat I have missed in the passed 2 days! You girls have been busy! Yes, I am next! I can't believe I leave in 2 weeks!!!! I do not even have everything done, and I am starting to stress! I have my bachelorette party tonight, which will be good, cuz I need some stress relieved! I have report cards to finish right now, as well as finishing last minute wedding stuff. I can't believe after 2 years I am only 2 weeks away!



I always emailed...never called, and I found emailing was fine.



can't wait to look at your pics, but I am heading out right now for my bachelorette party...I know you look gorgeous anyway!




SO glad it is working out!! You don't need any of that unnecessary stress! BTW all your photos are so gorgeous!

I hope you had soooooo much fun!! And 2 weeks?!?!? I can't even imagine was that feels like...SO awesome!!!!


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That's what I was worried about. I guess I'll just book them for the ceremony and try my darndest to get them to move to the reception. I just gannot pay 1500+ for chairs. FI would die!!!



I know, I feel the same way. But then again. AS is so not willing to budge when it comes to money, I'm not really all that surprised. Please keep me posted on your head way them and I'll do the same!



My thought exactly. I'm booking them for the ceremony and will totally bribe to have them moved. Thanks for the advice!
I think these resorts rent those chairs from an outside company. Maybe they own the chairs for the wedding, but have to order more for the reception? Who knows! How much are they charging you for the chairs? Maybe you can try to talk them down on the price if they will not move them for you. I think I am renting my silver chiavari chairs for $5 per chair. Surely they can help you on the price. $1500 is ridiculous!!!!! fryingpan.gif

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