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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??
It was my initial idea to just wait until I get the the resort and see what happens. Like I said, I don't HAVE to have them, just figured it would be a nice addition. Problem is, I was gonna pull the "you didn't tell me that card" because I have an email where I blatantly asked if I'd have to pay twice and she never answered me. She just re-quoted the price. I know it would be a long shot buy gotta try.

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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 would definitely say that if you go them for $5 that a GREAT deal. Mine were still $12 and she wouldn't budge on that. I hadn't gotten my TA involved because it wasn't that big of a deal for me. Figured I'd use negotiating power for stuff I can't live without.

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She sent me a message on FB saying she was banned for soliciting a TA... not sure exactly what that means but she's banned until sometime in July she said. She'll be back!

We planned on having 2 couples go with us, then my mom and brother wanted to come so DH invited his parents and sister and brother-in-law and then it expanded and I have 30+ people coming now... how crazy is that?
I have her email address if you need it Amanda.

Amy, you guys really are having 3 weddings!! Jealous!!!

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Hi ladies!! So, I had my mind set on Azul Sensatori and was getting ready to book it, but then started looking at Dreams Riviera Cancun. Imagine that..... second guessing where to have my wedding!!!

Has anyone been to both resorts and have any commentshuh.gif
I've never been to either one, but my TA raved about AS and just didn't really have anything bad to say about DRC. Her enthusiasm sealed the deal for me.

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rant.gifWe had a bit of a set-back this weekend. Our baker essentially fired us and now I'm scrambling to find someone. Long story short, it's the outcome I wanted because I never liked this company from the beginning. As soon as I sent them our deposit check I regretted locking in with them. The only reason we kept them is because they already had our money. We're super stoked to be getting our money back and not have to deal with them anymore, but I'm really, really, really pissed at the reason she gave for doing it. She is WRONG and a LIAR and needs to read her own contract. I was so mad it kept me awake most of the night last night, and I'm thinking to myself, "This crazy ***** is not worth losing sleep over so let it go!" Grrrr. voodoo.gif
Isn't there a cake place in Austin that's on Amazing Wedding Cakes? Not sure if they're wayyy overpriced, but I want to help and that's all I got. hug2.gif

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What is everyone getting their maid of honours or bridesmaids for gifts?
I bought their shoes, flip flops for after the ceremony, jewelry for the ceremony, going to pay to get their makeup done and going to make them shirts when I come up with a good idea for them. I feel like I should do more, but don't have any really good ideas yet. Check out The Knot Shop. They usually have good sales. Tiffany jewelry sounds great but expensive. Maybe you can check out the clearance section at a really nice jewelry store in your area. Sometimes they have really nice options.

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Hey ladies!
I went to a Brides Against Breast Cancer event on Friday and ended up buying a dress! It was the first on I tried on, and my wedding is a year away. I loved the way the dress fit, but wasn't crazy about the neckline. The ladies told me that the top could be altered, but now I am having second thoughts!!!smile35.gif
You can always re-sell the dress if you don't want to use it as a TTD, but just like AmyB said....don't settle.

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I have just decided on Azul Sensatori! Yeah! Date June 11 2011. Right now we are getting the invite list together but trying to decide whether to send out save the dates and wanted to know what others have done for destination weddings. What else should I be doing? So clueless!
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Meredith's To-Do List

 

1. Go to Hobby Lobby for centerpiece ideas - DONE!! (about to post pics)

2. Order his ring - HE KEEPS CHANGING HIS MIND SO I'LL WAIT

3. Insure my ring - HE CAN'T FIND THE APPRAISAL fryingpan.gif

4. Decide on wedding insurance - LEANING TOWARD NO

5. Cocktail party decor - WAITING TO SEE IF AMY AS ANY GOOD BUYS wink.gif

6. Buy shirts for flower girl and ring bearer - IN THE SHOPPING CART

7. Come up with aisle decor - LEANING TOWARD USING PETAL CONES

8. Buy/make invites - SPROULLIE DESIGNS EMAILED TODAY

 

 

Meredith's new list

1. Insure my ring

2. Cocktail party decor

3. Follow up on invites

4. Work on AHR

5. Come up with ideas for BM's shirts

6. Decide on menu for reception

7. Get thread for welcome bag monograms

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Meredith's To-Do List

1. Go to Hobby Lobby for centerpiece ideas - DONE!! (about to post pics)
2. Order his ring - HE KEEPS CHANGING HIS MIND SO I'LL WAIT
3. Insure my ring - HE CAN'T FIND THE APPRAISAL fryingpan.gif
4. Decide on wedding insurance - LEANING TOWARD NO
5. Cocktail party decor - WAITING TO SEE IF AMY AS ANY GOOD BUYS wink.gif
6. Buy shirts for flower girl and ring bearer - IN THE SHOPPING CART
7. Come up with aisle decor - LEANING TOWARD USING PETAL CONES
8. Buy/make invites - SPROULLIE DESIGNS EMAILED TODAY


Meredith's new list
1. Insure my ring
2. Cocktail party decor
3. Follow up on invites
4. Work on AHR
5. Come up with ideas for BM's shirts
6. Decide on menu for reception
7. Get thread for welcome bag monograms
girl! you need to slow down! you're making me feel very behind!

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What is everyone getting their maid of honours or bridesmaids for gifts?
No clue at all. But figure I still have a long time to decide on this one. Don't even have all the BMs confirmed yet.

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I have just decided on Azul Sensatori! Yeah! Date June 11 2011. Right now we are getting the invite list together but trying to decide whether to send out save the dates and wanted to know what others have done for destination weddings. What else should I be doing? So clueless!
YAY! Congrats!! cheer2.gif I personally did ecard save the dates. But that was mainly b/c of the time limit for people to take advantage of our group rate. Will still be sending out formal invitations soon.

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Awesome! It makes me feel good to know your in the same price bracket as me
This makes me feel like our quote is kind of pricey. But it is coming from Canada (which always seems to be more $ and includes waay too much in tax from the airlines - - like $290pp in tax alone!) and is for a full week.

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Meredith's To-Do List

1. Go to Hobby Lobby for centerpiece ideas - DONE!! (about to post pics)
2. Order his ring - HE KEEPS CHANGING HIS MIND SO I'LL WAIT
3. Insure my ring - HE CAN'T FIND THE APPRAISAL fryingpan.gif
4. Decide on wedding insurance - LEANING TOWARD NO
5. Cocktail party decor - WAITING TO SEE IF AMY AS ANY GOOD BUYS wink.gif
6. Buy shirts for flower girl and ring bearer - IN THE SHOPPING CART
7. Come up with aisle decor - LEANING TOWARD USING PETAL CONES
8. Buy/make invites - SPROULLIE DESIGNS EMAILED TODAY
I can only hope that I am nearly this organized when I reach the same point in planning that you're at! Good work! cheer2.gif Can't wait to see the centerpieces. I'm trying to decide if I'll end up bringing mine with etc. The ones from Lomas seem so pricey. Are you packing all the stuff with you??

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You can always re-sell the dress if you don't want to use it as a TTD, but just like AmyB said....don't settle.

cheer2.gif
Very true, it is a Maggie Sottero and I got it 50% off the listed price so I can probably sell it...

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Thank you!!! The To Do list always makes me realize how much I get done and it's a great feeling.

About the banner, the website really does not do it justice. We were surprised at how great it looks in person. High quality, good graphics and huge. Not cheesy in any way. It's a steal too! I would send you a picture of ours but the one we currently have got crushed during the shipping so it's all crinkly. The company is sending us another one set to ship tomorrow. Really great customer service, btw.
LOVE the banner! Great idea wink.gif

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Haha, when I originally created I didn't realize that would be my name that everyone sees from some reason. But yeah Im in love with a ginger...my real name is Meghan by the way ;-)
LOL welcome!

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I know a lot of you have seen my engagement pictures, but check out this new post if you would like...the 1st link has some cool pictures. Maybe it will give you girls who haven't had yours taken yet some ideas...
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...orleans-60300/
They are gorgeous!

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I have just decided on Azul Sensatori! Yeah! Date June 11 2011. Right now we are getting the invite list together but trying to decide whether to send out save the dates and wanted to know what others have done for destination weddings. What else should I be doing? So clueless!
I'm still waiting for my May 6 2011 confirmation, and trying to figure out what to do for the STDs. I'm thinking I might just design a postcard and order from Vistaprint since they have a special right now, you get 100 for free! These girls are incredibly helpful, you will tons of info on here

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Bigbop-What is your email address?

What happened to Chong? Why was she banned?
Hey Lindz! I pm'ed you my email addy. Sorry, I've been MIA. Thank you soooooo much in advance!!!

Also, I LOVE your photos! Very chic and romantic! What a lifetime treat! :-)

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How many guests do you have? How did you get your rooms booked so early. My coordinator said the specials come out in Dec/Jan so she is gonna start booking around then. At this point I want to do something to get the word and info out but not sure what to do.
We aren't quite there yet but my FMIL and her TA are bulldogs. (My FMIL was a TA for 25 years so she is helping us out) but with that said we haven't signed on the bottom line yet. I will let you know what they say and if they end up locking in 2010 rates for me so maybe you can get the same thing.

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I can only hope that I am nearly this organized when I reach the same point in planning that you're at! Good work! cheer2.gif Can't wait to see the centerpieces. I'm trying to decide if I'll end up bringing mine with etc. The ones from Lomas seem so pricey. Are you packing all the stuff with you??
Organized?! It's all an illusion. The main reason I was hoping someone would take over the to-do list was to make me more organized. I kinda feel an obligation to get stuff done once I post it on here. It's definitely motivation.

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Very true, it is a Maggie Sottero and I got it 50% off the listed price so I can probably sell it...

I'm still waiting for my May 6 2011 confirmation, and trying to figure out what to do for the STDs. I'm thinking I might just design a postcard and order from Vistaprint since they have a special right now, you get 100 for free! These girls are incredibly helpful, you will tons of info on here
I'm sure you shouldn't have a problem selling a Maggie. I would just hate for you to keep 2nd guessing and on your wedding day be mad at yourself for not doing what you REALLY want. As far as STDs, my TA did the ones on Vista Print for me. We were able to put a pic on it and everything. It wasn't what I wanted but it did help with the budget. I spent the $ on personalized stamps for our invites instead.

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