Originally Posted by Mwise17
I am going to have a cocktail hour on the beach (maybe more like a cocktail hour and a half)....but by the looks of past pics, there is no where to sit during this time. I am worried it is too long to not have seating as an option....is there an option? was this an issue for any of you that have had the cocktail hour on the beach?
We did 2 cocktail parties, and there was no seating at either. (one on the beach, one at Zavas Terrace) However they do set up some bar height tables for people to place drinks/food on. I think if you were to simply request the waiter to grab a chair for someone who needed one it would not be a problem. But the time really does fly by and you'll hardly notice that there were no chairs.
Originally Posted by justiner57
Tisha wow these pictures are amazing! I absolutely love them, I'm so happy you wore your actual dress. It looks so great, I was debating between wearing mine and buying a cheaper dress to trash haha. But you totally just confirmed that I will definitely be wearing mine. Just curious, how was the dress after the shoot? Was it completely ruined?
Tisha- WOW! Stunning photos. Very sexy and I am sure you are thrilled with the results
Justine- we did a TTD as well, and my dress was much cleaner after the swim then after the wedding party. It seems the salt and sand got most of the black dirt off the bottom edge of the dress for me! LOL (Keep in mind, depending on the fabric of your dress, it may or may not fare as well in water. Mine was lace over nylon and satin layers)
Originally Posted by bride19
Totally forgot to post about the OOT bags!
OK, so we did bags for everyone, when really we should have just done 1 per room. We spent a ton of money on them, and a lot of time as we hand stamped everything. Only two people used them throughout our trip, but people appreciated meds, sunblock, aloe vera, and candies. Really, I'm not sure if it was worth it but you have to get your guests SOMETHING for going through all this trouble and expense. I'm glad I did it but if you could think of something else...
We did OOT bags and our guests loved them! I think we saw almost every guest using the bag at one time or another. We also included some meds, lip balm, small snacks, pen, and welcome booklet.
Originally Posted by Meldrum05
Has anyone purchased one of the gazebo packages? We're going to go with the exotic gazebo but haven't seen any pictures from other brides. We might leave out the sheers on the posts though, not quite sure how I feel about them yet.
Anyone have pictures or did anyone see different set ups while you were there?
We did the exotic gazebo package. But when I got to Mexico, I said I didn't want the bouquets hanging from the gazebo. Instead they placed one on the table for the ceremony, and the other was at the dining location. We also asked NOT for the 'candy stripping' and to just hang the sheers instead. (Our WC had no problems doing this, at no extra charge. But I know some girls were not as lucky) (This is the closest photo I have...sorry it doesn't show the table with the flowers on it)
I live in a small village called Sharon, which is just above Newmarket but I did work in TO at Yonge and Wellesly until recently.
I know it's a far drive, but the TO area girls are getting together June 21 or 22 at Square One Mall. (check out the Toronto Get Together forum)
Originally Posted by Mwise17
Ladies...I have been looking on etsy at these luminare candle covers....I don't know if they would be too light(with outside winds at Zavas)?
Did anyone have candles? anyone planning on using candles? I just don't want to have to pack up all the glass candle holders....will be too heavy to travel with I Think.
We had tealights in glass holders and they all blew out. Unless you can find the battery operated ones, I would not bother.