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
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.