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#10221 JaimeCF2BR

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    Posted 25 September 2010 - 09:15 PM

    Do you have a travel agent selected yet?  If so, they should be able to contact the wedding coordinators and get your date confirmed for you.


    Otherwise, you could try filling out the application on their website... http://www.karismaho...ng-application.
     

    Originally Posted by 1106wedding 

    I apologize for being so clueless, but does any one have advice about who to contact about finding out if certain dates are available for a wedding next year? Do I need to go through a GI consultant? We're also planning to do a site in November so I'd like to set that up with someone. The website didn't list an email...thank you!





    #10222 *lyndsey*

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      Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:18 AM

      Hi bigboponthebeach

      We get married on Tuesday 17th May x
       

      Originally Posted by bigboponthebeach 

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      We have reserved Dj Mannia.  That was one of my FI's To-Do's and he was able to negotiate his rate down after discussing the vendor fee. If you want specifics, PM me.
       

      We hired Elizabeth Medina....she is pretty pricey and beyond alot of couple's budgets but I fell in love with her work, so it was the natural choice. She has a thread on this forum that showcases her work.

       

      Sounds like you really lucked up with DW.com.  Go you!!! I wish that my DW.com TA experience was only this glowing. That is wonderful news....
       

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      What day in May are you getting married, Lyndsey???  We too are getting married in May and our WC is Maria Faye. She always responds within 24 hours and is very nice.
       

      Del Sol is banned from Karisma resorts and have been for some time.  Del Sol will not even entertain booking a wedding at a Karisma resort.
       





      #10223 Michele4172011

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        Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:22 AM



        Chong-- you are sooo close to your wedding day. So exciting!! I have a couple of questions-- what is the free sweet wedding package? I don't think I've heard of this before...

         

        I live near Baltimore, maybe I will have to keep my eye out for your FI on his bachelor party. haha!

         

        I've also requested pricing from Erik Rodriguez, but haven't heard anything yet. Can you send me the pricing you received?


        Amanda!

        Yes, it is so close. I am definitely stress out. I've been soooo busy at work I have not had the time to really work on wedding stuff. I am actually traveling for work on Monday and not returning till Thursday night. I have a final dress fitting on Thursday night and my FI leave to Baltimore for his bachelor party. We have 2-1/2 cases filed with just wedding stuff. My parents are bringing reception decorations for us so that saved us some suite cases.

         

        I need to schedule a meeting with an onsite WC. We have the free sweet wedding package. I think I read somewhere that you have the same package. I also got the GI promotion through my TA like you did but decided to spend on the spa package rather than the private cocktail. I was planning to pay for hair/make up anyway so it worked out great for me. My mom and I are doing to pedicure and manicure together - FREE! can't beat that.

         

        We still have to put together the music list and make the lights for the lanterns.

         

        Few more things to do and I think I will call it a QUIT!!! We are flying into Mexico on Wed Oct 6. How about you? It would be nice to finally meet you and have a drink together!




        Amanda and I are both getting married on Oct 10 (not to each other...but on the same day ) and I will be using iPOD and Amanda is having a DJ. I will let you know how the iPOD worked out at our wedding!

         

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        We are using Erik Rodriguez for 5 hours at cost of $2850. It's pricey but I do love his work and didn't have to bring a photographer with us to Mexico or pay outside vendor fee. I have the wedding photo package with all the costs. If you would like, please send me your email address and I will send it to you.


         



        #10224 TLGnhci

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          Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:34 AM

          Michelle, what's your wedding date?



          #10225 chong

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            Posted 26 September 2010 - 08:18 AM


            I am almost ready with our play list. For the music, we've rented "Amplifier for private events IPOD & Microphone connections. (No CD). 4 hours." for $250.

            Originally Posted by Vic0214 

            I 'm doing teh Ipod thing too let me knwo how it goes. I'm soo scared about it. My family and I are all about Dancing up a storm. Are you getting big speakers to go along with it?



            Thanks! I really wanted to be less than 1 min. I am playing "dream a little dream" as I am walking down the aisle and wanted to fade out the song before Louis Armstrong starts to sing.

             

            Did you say hostesses lay the pedals for you? We don't have a flower girl and I didn't want anyone to step on the pedals except for me... What to mean by hostesses? Can you elaborate on that little bit more?

             

            Originally Posted by daniepps 





            No more than one minute!  I actually started my song and then had the hostesses lay rose petals down the aisle and I waited for a few seconds before I started walking and I still didn't get halfway through the song and it was 3 minutes and 15 seconds long.  The WC faded the music out. You can ask them to play the entire song which I did and they said ok but I was running over 30 minutes late and the minister and the videographer had another wedding to do so they kinda rushed me.




            I have 4 playlists - 1) first dance & father/daugther - mother/son dance music 2) cocktail music 3) dinner music 4) dance music. Even though we are not having an official cocktail hour, we decided to open the bar for 30 mins after the ceremony (as a part of the private dinner package) for us to take some pictures and then we will enter the reception area to do our first dance and with the parents. We have about 30 min for cocktail hr, 1 hr for dinner and 2 hrs for dance. I need another 30 mins... just to fill 4 hr window for the reception. It wasn't too easy to find wedding appropriate and CLEAN music. I highly recommend everyone to start little early...

            Thanks for the info!

             

            Originally Posted by daniepps 




            I actually had two playlists for the reception.  I had one titled reception playlist 1 which was the music that we played during dinner.  The other one was reception playlist 2 which had our first dance as the first song and we just let it play from there.  We really had no problem at all.  I just told the WC to play the 1st one when we sat down and when we got up to do the 1st dance I told him to switch to the 2nd playlist.  Relax!  I promise you won't have a problem!!!!
             



            I think the best way is to find a TA. As long as you are sure about having a destination wedding, you should have one who does all the work for you. If you don't have one, I recommend my TA (who is also a GI consultant) Gayle Hirsch from destinationweddings.com. If you need more information, let me know. Good luck!
             

            Originally Posted by 1106wedding 

            I apologize for being so clueless, but does any one have advice about who to contact about finding out if certain dates are available for a wedding next year? Do I need to go through a GI consultant? We're also planning to do a site in November so I'd like to set that up with someone. The website didn't list an email...thank you!





            #10226 chong

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              Posted 26 September 2010 - 08:36 AM


              Thanks! We got 14 days till the wedding and  9 days till we leave to Mexico!!!

              Yeah...my FI is from Baltimore. He is ready for his party :) I already had mine at Philadelphia.

               

              I sent you both free sweet wedding package and Erik Rodriguez pricing information. Let me know if you have any questions!

               

              Originally Posted by Michele4172011 



              Chong-- you are sooo close to your wedding day. So exciting!! I have a couple of questions-- what is the free sweet wedding package? I don't think I've heard of this before...

               

              I live near Baltimore, maybe I will have to keep my eye out for your FI on his bachelor party. haha!

               

              I've also requested pricing from Erik Rodriguez, but haven't heard anything yet. Can you send me the pricing you received? michelecleary@yahoo.com

               


               




              #10227 daniepps

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                Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:01 AM



                Originally Posted by chong 



                Thanks! I really wanted to be less than 1 min. I am playing "dream a little dream" as I am walking down the aisle and wanted to fade out the song before Louis Armstrong starts to sing.

                 

                Did you say hostesses lay the pedals for you? We don't have a flower girl and I didn't want anyone to step on the pedals except for me... What to mean by hostesses? Can you elaborate on that little bit more?

                 




                I have 4 playlists - 1) first dance & father/daugther - mother/son dance music 2) cocktail music 3) dinner music 4) dance music. Even though we are not having an official cocktail hour, we decided to open the bar for 30 mins after the ceremony (as a part of the private dinner package) for us to take some pictures and then we will enter the reception area to do our first dance and with the parents. We have about 30 min for cocktail hr, 1 hr for dinner and 2 hrs for dance. I need another 30 mins... just to fill 4 hr window for the reception. It wasn't too easy to find wedding appropriate and CLEAN music. I highly recommend everyone to start little early...

                Thanks for the info!

                 


                 


                 

                I had two teenagers who I used as hostesses.  They handed out programs and  bubbles and put down the petals on the aisle.  

                 

                It took at least two weeks for me to get my playlists together.  I wanted to make sure they were long enough.  I had at least 6 hours worth of music.



                #10228 chong

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                  Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:04 AM

                  For those of you who got married at the AS... how did you get your decorations back? We have a lot of stuff we are bringing for decorations and want those stuff back... any suggestions?



                  #10229 mshannon2b

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                    Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:47 PM



                    You just  go to their office the next day and collect it.  They set it all up and take it down again. xx

                    Originally Posted by chong View Post

                    For those of you who got married at the AS... how did you get your decorations back? We have a lot of stuff we are bringing for decorations and want those stuff back... any suggestions?





                    #10230 murmel

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                    Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:51 PM

                    Hello ladies! I was away in Newfoundland cleaning out my mother's house for a week, and can't believe how many pages I had missed! LOL

                    My bridesmaids threw me an amazing stagette just over a week ago...it was so much fun! :)  

                    I got married at the resort in July and I used my iPod for the welcome reception, the ceremony and the reception and it all worked out fine. I just made playlists beforehand.  When met with the WCs I showed them the ceremony playlist and told them what songs were supposed to play when a particular person/group walked in.  They wrote everything down and it worked out.
                     

                    Did you have a microphone for your vows? FI and I are trying to figure out if we need one? And as well, do we need a microphone for speeches at dinner? Any advice would be great.
                     

                    Originally Posted by sunnywinters76 

                    Hi Jaime!  I have my own company www.sunshinewinters.com I'm glad to hear that the Ipod is a good option and that someone with the hotel can work it.  That puts me at ease about that.  


                    Welcome! I think I noticed your wedding day in January 29...I'll see you there! (Our wedding day is January 24, but FI and I will be staying til Feb 2)


                     

                    Originally Posted by Mahalo79 

                    Hey,

                    Well my wedding is a bit different as we are having a catholic ceremony in the chapel at El Dorado and then reception back at AS.  I am not getting chair bows for church as the chairs are wooden and I just don't feel they are necessary in the church (although would for sure if we got married on the beach) I can try and post the flower list she gave me to look at.  The funny thing is I get a free bouquet up to $50, but the list I got they all start at $60 lol.  i will see if I can post it or else with pm you for your email and i can forward it.  Also for the reception, we have chosen to do dinner at the Spoon so not really decorating.  (they said I pay $3 per candle and $7 for coloured table runners if I want decorations) so I am not really getting much in the way of decorations.  Maybe just flowers at the church I think.  My wedding coordinator is Valeria, she has been really great at getting back to me quickly on any questions I've had. 

                     

                    To the other brides having their reception at Spoon, we will have to do some digging around and find some pics of how it's decorated for a wedding!  FI and I really can't afford to have a private reception (that was kind of the whole point of doing a destination wedding at an all inclusive! ) and as our group is so small I don't think the reception would be great anyways.  Instead I am hoping the disco is open!  I am pretty excited, think we will all be in such a happy mood and between my super shy fiance and divorced parents, am glad to get out of the traditional reception, parents dance etc etc. 
                     

                    They set you and your party up in a corner (sorta) in Spoon and there is a curtain which gets drawn around the area to provide some privacy. It's quite nice. Not sure about how to decorate, but I would think you should be allowed to do a small table decoration. As for the party after, there is not really a disco. There is the Martini Bar which has live music and a small dance floor, which opens up onto the balcony for more dancing! We saw a few weddings come up to party and it was great....just don't expect a traditional disco area.
                     

                    Originally Posted by TLGnhci 

                    Thanks for the info Colleen. 

                     

                    I just had one of my bridesmaids email me and say that she won't come to the wedding if a certain guest comes.  The second girl is her cousins ex and she says she's a terrible person and if she goes my bm wouldn't have a good time, and there would be drama.  I'm quite frustrated by the predicament this has put me in. 

                    Glad to read she has sorted herself out!
                     

                    Originally Posted by 1106wedding 

                    Hi Ladies...I'm pretty new to this site (other than reading through a couple different threads, this one is the longest I've come across!)

                    We have yet to decide on the resort we'll have our wedding at next year but Azul Sensatori is in the top 3. We plan to visit in mid-November to decide for sure. 

                    Question for all of you...I see that there are a lot of Spring brides but that might be too soon for us. What's everyone's opinion on weather in the area and when it's best? We had our hearts set on early October but now I'm reading more and more that talks about a lot of rain during that time. Has anyone been in fall? If October isn't ideal, is June or July totally out of the question? Thanks in advance for your input!

                    I am going to visit the Mayan in October this year, so I'll let you know. As for November, I have been quite and few times, and never had a problem. You might get the occasional sun shower, but rarely does it last for more than 30 minutes. I think in all my trips (6 so far), all between November and early February, I only remember one day which rained when I took my mom down with me many years ago.


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