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#17891 Ydolem

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:51 PM

hey
 
Just wondering if any of your husbands to be are wearing a navy suit?
 
I chose my dress a while back and it is the colour "blush" - a very light peach colour, only slightly Different from ivory.
 
My other half, obviously doesnt know what my dress is like and has purchased a navy, but not too dark blue suit!
 
I am really not sure if this will go, and I think a navy blue colour on the gazebo is too dark?! Whats your thoughts girls?


I think that colour combination would be lovely! Also, neither of you will fade away with a white or beach background.

I have asked and showed my coordinator a few pictures regarding the lighting at Plaza Zavaz. Putting aside any lighting you might have added to the pavilion, what other lighting is standard?


It seems like most people wrap the poles, and some hang lights inside too. I read that one bride is hanging a chandelier.

I really don't want to bring lights down with me, but that is likely what we will do as Lomas charges $200 for a string of 12!

#17892 rebepax

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:29 PM

@linaco80 

 

This is the note I got from a local florist if you want to compare costs:

 

Bride's bouquets with local flowers like Roses, Alstroemerias, Gerbera Daisy, Lisianthus, Asian Lilies, and local Calla Lily (Alcatraz) among other flowers cost around $135.00 usd to $165.00 usd, including imported flowers like Orchids, Tulips, Ranunculus, Anemones, Calla Lily and others, the prices starts at $175.00 usd to $225.00 usd and up...Including Peonies start at $255.00 usd
Bridesmaids bouquets with local flowers cost around $50.00 to $70.00 usd, including imported flowers starts at $75.00 and up...
Boutonieres cost $20.00 usd for almost any kind of flowers...
Corsages cost around $25.00 to $35.00 usd
Low centerpieces with local flowers cost around $65.00 usd to $75.00 usd, including imported flowers cost around $85.00 usd to $135.00 usd, Tall centerpieces starts at $155.00 usd.
Tall arrangements for altar or ceremony cost $95.00 usd medium size with local flowers and $125.00 usd large size, including imported flowers start at $150.00 usd.


Does anyone know the typical ceremony outline? I am creating program fans and need to get a general idea of how the ceremony will go down...



#17893 linaco80

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 05:24 AM

    @rebepax Are those prices from Lomas or are you using an outside vendor? I don't want to pay more vendor fees (I have already enough vendor fees lol) Thanks for sharing the prices :)

    I was thinking about the same with the fan programs, you could ask your WC how the whole thing will go and then perhaps add timing to the ceremony, cocktail after ceremony, picture time, dance and drinks and end up at the Mojito lounge.


    Brides,

    Are you using place cards on the table for all your guests? I had a friend who recently went to a DW and told me that at the entrance of the reception dinner, the couple had a nice decorated board "Today we are all a family, please choose any table" (something between those lines)

    I thought that was cute and reduces pressure...although I was thinking to use the cards...what are you girls doing?


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    #17894 rebepax

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 05:31 AM

    @linaco80 I hear you about the wedding fees!  I contacted another bride on this blog who ordered her flowers from Maya Floral. They have better prices and a better selection than Lomas. She never had to pay a vendor fee. But Maya Floral told her they could only deliver her flowers to the Azul lobby and she had to have one of her guests go pick them up. The day of her wedding, the Azul ended up letting Maya Floral deliver them to her room. It all worked out for her. I price checked with Maya Floral directly and those are the prices and info they shared with me. 

     

    I have emailed my new wedding coordinator Maribel (still don't know what happened to Lynda) about the ceremony outline so I can print out the program fans. I will share if/when she sends it!



    #17895 linaco80

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      Posted 10 September 2014 - 05:50 AM

      @rebepax Awesome! I wish I could bring everyone from outside. I just do not like their vendors too much :(

      It makes sense to have flowers delivered by the hotel lobby, think that one of your guests could also go out and buy them and bring them, so where is the fee to be charged? . I guess Lomas says "no exceptions for outside vendors" but I think you can get away with it and they must disclose that policy online to things that are obvious like the food, cakes, etc, as long as you do not mention it to the WC and just do it while being there, you will be fine.

      I have not compared the prices you provided with what Lomas has, mostly I think Lomas brings the flowers from one of those local florists and just jack up the price because we are from the US and are willing to pay.

       

      Are you using their beauty salon to get ready? or who is doing your makeup and hair?

       

      Are you using place cards? I dont know how many people yet on my party, but I was wondering if it is needed or not. If I end up with a small count, I will pass (I think)


      BTW they have a new stuff going on with the WC, where it works as first comes, first serve basis and you end up with multiple WC because they want to respond to your emails soon rather than making you wait longer until your WC comes back to your email, people complaint in the past of how long the WC were taking and Karisma is now trying that new thing, brides are communicating with many different WC and trying to go back to email threads in order to understand each wedding request. My TA is helping mewith all that, she has been amazing because she contacts them directly for me and saves me time.


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      #17896 kmk2016

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      Posted 10 September 2014 - 06:06 AM

      @rebepax
      Brides,
      Are you using place cards on the table for all your guests? I had a friend who recently went to a DW and told me that at the entrance of the reception dinner, the couple had a nice decorated board "Today we are all a family, please choose any table" (something between those lines)
      I thought that was cute and reduces pressure...although I was thinking to use the cards...what are you girls doing?


      I have attended weddings where it's a "choose a seat" type of reception and although it may add less stress for the bride and groom in planning, it was terrible for guests! People would hold seats for friends, odd number of seats would be left with people either squeezing in or being split from their partner... It was terrible! I plan on doing a seating guide (table number and name on a tag around a neck of corona) since I will have about 80 guests. With smaller groups it may work to not have a seating plan maybe?


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      #17897 linaco80

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        Posted 10 September 2014 - 06:20 AM

        I have attended weddings where it's a "choose a seat" type of reception and although it may add less stress for the bride and groom in planning, it was terrible for guests! People would hold seats for friends, odd number of seats would be left with people either squeezing in or being split from their partner... It was terrible! I plan on doing a seating guide (table number and name on a tag around a neck of corona) since I will have about 80 guests. With smaller groups it may work to not have a seating plan maybe?


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        Yeah, I dont know yet how many guests I will have BUT I will think a place card will be much better. what do you mean by "neck of corona"?  I plan to have the sitting guide BUT I think it might not work as you said, people holding seats...I have to learn how to create a seating plan guide


         
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        #17898 LaurenR

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        Posted 10 September 2014 - 06:28 AM

        @rebepax Are those prices from Lomas or are you using an outside vendor? I don't want to pay more vendor fees (I have already enough vendor fees lol) Thanks for sharing the prices :)

        I was thinking about the same with the fan programs, you could ask your WC how the whole thing will go and then perhaps add timing to the ceremony, cocktail after ceremony, picture time, dance and drinks and end up at the Mojito lounge.


        Brides,

        Are you using place cards on the table for all your guests? I had a friend who recently went to a DW and told me that at the entrance of the reception dinner, the couple had a nice decorated board "Today we are all a family, please choose any table" (something between those lines)

        I thought that was cute and reduces pressure...although I was thinking to use the cards...what are you girls doing?

        As an event planner and bride to be... I highly suggest NOT allowing guests to choose their own seats. It causes a bit of chaos with people saving seats, adding seats to tables to sit with specific people. You could end up having couple split up between tables if there are not enough seats. They only way it might work if you brought in at least 2 more table than needed, but then that may look silly to have 3 people sitting at one table and 8 at another. 

         

        Try to best arrange seating based on the guests and their likes/interests, even if they may not know each other. 



        #17899 rebepax

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        Posted 10 September 2014 - 07:36 AM

        Yeah, I am planning on organizing my guests seating arrangements. We are doing a sweetheart table but my family will be sitting together and my FI's family will be sitting together, etc.  I’m still working on the seating arrangements for the 47 people attending. My wedding planner said most tables sit 7 or 8 people.  



        #17900 TinkerSofi

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        Posted 10 September 2014 - 07:53 AM

        thanks for the feedback ladies. I was planning on doing a seating chart but then I also saw those "choose a seat" sign and I was wondering if that would be better. I thought the main issue would be people putting more chairs to a table and everyone ending up all squeezed in there. I'm paying for the memorable moments package for the tables so there's no way I'm paying $250 for extra tables ahaha. I think I have it almost figured it out in my head but it's a different story to sit down and actually do it :P. My main goal is to put groups of friends either sitting at the same table or adjacent tables. I was at a wedding where they sat us far away from all the people we knew and it really wasn't nearly as fun. 

         

        I saw some cute ideas on pinterest to do a seating chart. Do you need place cards as well? I've been to weddings where they only had your name and table number but you could choose your seat at the table. 



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