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November 2012

ElaineNYC - November 10, 2012

Jana Knitter - November 11, 2012

 

December 2012

jenya - December 8, 2012

janaahb - December 12, 2012

 

January 2013

evac- January 3, 2013

RachelTX- January 26, 2013

 

February 2013

tkuzma - February 7, 2013

Christined - February 12, 2013

 

March 2013

seatkins22 - March 21, 2013

vlivins - March 26, 2013

 

April 2013

slarso13 - April 20, 2013

DawnDean - April 26, 2013

 

May 2013

kathryn83 - May 5, 2013

jennybenz - May 18, 2013

soon2bmrspetti - May 18, 2013

PPMay2013- May 27, 2013

 

June 2013

Meggs0286- June 28, 2013

 

July 2013

 

August 2013

 

September 2013

 

October 2013

 

November 2013

 

December 2013

KayaWasTaken - November 15, 2013

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Updating the list to add me and vlivins

 

November 2012

ElaineNYC - November 10, 2012

Jana Knitter - November 11, 2012

 

December 2012

jenya - December 8, 2012

janaahb - December 12, 2012

 

January 2013

evac- January 3, 2013

RachelTX- January 26, 2013

 

February 2013

tkuzma - February 7, 2013

Christined - February 12, 2013

 

March 2013

seatkins22 - March 21, 2013

vlivins - March 26, 2013

 

April 2013

slarso13 - April 20, 2013

DawnDean - April 26, 2013

 

May 2013

kathryn83 - May 5, 2013

jennybenz - May 18, 2013

soon2bmrspetti - May 18, 2013

PPMay2013- May 27, 2013

 

June 2013

Meggs0286- June 28, 2013

 

July 2013

 

August 2013

 

September 2013

 

October 2013

 

November 2013

KayaWasTaken - November 15, 2013

 

December 2013

 

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Now that I'm official, I'm ready to ask my seventeen hundred questions!

 

1. I see everyone talking about bringing down their own decorations... Are there rules on what you can bring, and what has to come from AS? BTW, without this forum, I would have never even known that bringing my own bows etc was even an (awesome) option!

 

2. What was everyone's decision on the photographer? For me, this is probably the most important part, besides actually getting married, of course, lol. I am willing to make this a bigger part of the budget, and give up some other things. I have to say, I am really not crazy about any of the AS approved choices, so I guess I will have no choice but pay the $800 fee... Well, I got some prices, and I really like Elizabeth Medina, but their packages start at $5,250, and $6K seems pretty high! Anyone use a local photographer they loved? Any way to get out of the $800 fee?

 

3. Train or no train? I'm the clumsiest person alive, and I'm convinced I will trip walking down the isle if I have a train, but would having a long veil be "romantic" enough?

 

4. Shoes! I definitely want heels for as long as I can bear it (then will probably switch to white wedges of some sort, yet to find them, too)... Any recommendations for a cute but COMFY white heels? Brands? Stores? Styles?

 

5. How did you go about getting a headcount? My WP keeps saying email, but I can't help but feel like it's tacky to have that be the first announcement of our wedding, especially for older family members... On the other hand, we are inviting about 200 people, but expecting only 40-60 to make it, so printed stuff will get pricey...

 

6. Entertainment: Did anyone have the Fire Dancers or any of the Live Music?

 

That's all for now, I appreciate any input the more experienced of you may have! Thanks in advance! cool.gif

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Hi everyone...I am getting Married at the Sensatori on the 20th March 2013...very excited!! Love reading everyones comments they help loads.  I have the Gold package and was just wondering what everyones thoughts were about the photography they provide...any good?? Also it seems they go by hourly rate instead of half a day or full day as they do in UK...so how long is everyone having the photographer there for?? I would like them to be there for the whole day going into the evening so nothing is missed but I can see that being very pricey due to the hourly rate, not sure what to do??  

 

Thanks for your help guys xx   

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Originally Posted by KayaWasTaken View Post

 

Now that I'm official, I'm ready to ask my seventeen hundred questions!

 

1. I see everyone talking about bringing down their own decorations... Are there rules on what you can bring, and what has to come from AS? BTW, without this forum, I would have never even known that bringing my own bows etc was even an (awesome) option!

 

2. What was everyone's decision on the photographer? For me, this is probably the most important part, besides actually getting married, of course, lol. I am willing to make this a bigger part of the budget, and give up some other things. I have to say, I am really not crazy about any of the AS approved choices, so I guess I will have no choice but pay the $800 fee... Well, I got some prices, and I really like Elizabeth Medina, but their packages start at $5,250, and $6K seems pretty high! Anyone use a local photographer they loved? Any way to get out of the $800 fee?

 

3. Train or no train? I'm the clumsiest person alive, and I'm convinced I will trip walking down the isle if I have a train, but would having a long veil be "romantic" enough?

 

4. Shoes! I definitely want heels for as long as I can bear it (then will probably switch to white wedges of some sort, yet to find them, too)... Any recommendations for a cute but COMFY white heels? Brands? Stores? Styles?

 

5. How did you go about getting a headcount? My WP keeps saying email, but I can't help but feel like it's tacky to have that be the first announcement of our wedding, especially for older family members... On the other hand, we are inviting about 200 people, but expecting only 40-60 to make it, so printed stuff will get pricey...

 

6. Entertainment: Did anyone have the Fire Dancers or any of the Live Music?

 

That's all for now, I appreciate any input the more experienced of you may have! Thanks in advance! cool.gif

For photography- I loved Elizabeth Medina too and even though I am also willing to sacrifice other things to expand my photography budget I just could not see justifying her prices. I found Samuel Luna through this website and I loooove his work! I booked him and bc of the package I chose he covered the vendor fee for me! My wedding is in June, so I will let you all know how he works out. :)

 

When you say "fire dancers"... I didn't even know that was an option. I was just telling this to my fiance- "I feel like I don't even know what our options and choices are! I have to do all the research and then clear it with my WC. I wish they would just tell us flat out what they offer."

 

Good luck with all your planning! :)

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So I just found out there is a wedding the same day as mine at the resort! :/ I don't know how I feel about this. I'm trying not to exaggerate or overreact, but I'm nervous. The main reasons I'm nervous are 1- Hearing each others music at the receptions. 2- If it were to rain we would both be moving our wedding indoors and I'm nervous that the options are going to be scarce with 2 brides. 3-Pictures. I don't know what time her ceremony is, but there is only so much time between ceremony and reception where my guests will be at the cocktail hour and we will be taking pictures. What if the other wedding is trying to use the same spots for their pictures as us??....eeek!

 

Anyone have any experience with this or tips?? 

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Just wondering if anyone has gotten the streaming webcam to work for the skydeck? I've tried a couple times to see if it works and adjusted my settings and everything. Did anyone else successfully stream their wedding online?

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Decorations - You can bring down as much or as little decorations as you want. I brought down 90% of my own and rented a couple things from the resort. The resort will charge you to set up the decorations (I paid $250). But it was still cheaper than renting everything from the resort directly.

 

Photographer - I loved my photographer! Ivan Lucky with Luckie Photography (www.luckiephotgraphy.com). Pictures were very important to me and his photo journalistic approach was exactly what I wanted. His price included the wedding day and the trash the dress and was way more reasonable than other photographers I received quotes from.

 

Guests - I mailed out invitations with an RSVP by date. I also ended up contacting all those who did not respond to make sure I had an answer from everyone.

 

Entertainment - I had Firedancers and LOVED them! It was a surprise to all our guests. They performed at the end of the cocktail hour. Everyone loved it. I went with an outside vendor who they no longer allow in :-( But I saw their prices for their firedancers have come down a lot, so it might be a good option for you.

 

HAPPY planning!

 

 

Originally Posted by KayaWasTaken View Post

Now that I'm official, I'm ready to ask my seventeen hundred questions!

 

1. I see everyone talking about bringing down their own decorations... Are there rules on what you can bring, and what has to come from AS? BTW, without this forum, I would have never even known that bringing my own bows etc was even an (awesome) option!

 

2. What was everyone's decision on the photographer? For me, this is probably the most important part, besides actually getting married, of course, lol. I am willing to make this a bigger part of the budget, and give up some other things. I have to say, I am really not crazy about any of the AS approved choices, so I guess I will have no choice but pay the $800 fee... Well, I got some prices, and I really like Elizabeth Medina, but their packages start at $5,250, and $6K seems pretty high! Anyone use a local photographer they loved? Any way to get out of the $800 fee?

 

3. Train or no train? I'm the clumsiest person alive, and I'm convinced I will trip walking down the isle if I have a train, but would having a long veil be "romantic" enough?

 

4. Shoes! I definitely want heels for as long as I can bear it (then will probably switch to white wedges of some sort, yet to find them, too)... Any recommendations for a cute but COMFY white heels? Brands? Stores? Styles?

 

5. How did you go about getting a headcount? My WP keeps saying email, but I can't help but feel like it's tacky to have that be the first announcement of our wedding, especially for older family members... On the other hand, we are inviting about 200 people, but expecting only 40-60 to make it, so printed stuff will get pricey...

 

6. Entertainment: Did anyone have the Fire Dancers or any of the Live Music?

 

That's all for now, I appreciate any input the more experienced of you may have! Thanks in advance! cool.gif

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Now that I'm official, I'm ready to ask my seventeen hundred questions! 1. I see everyone talking about bringing down their own decorations... Are there rules on what you can bring, and what has to come from AS? BTW, without this forum, I would have never even known that bringing my own bows etc was even an (awesome) option! 2. What was everyone's decision on the photographer? For me, this is probably the most important part, besides actually getting married, of course, lol. I am willing to make this a bigger part of the budget, and give up some other things. I have to say, I am really not crazy about any of the AS approved choices, so I guess I will have no choice but pay the $800 fee... Well, I got some prices, and I really like Elizabeth Medina, but their packages start at $5,250, and $6K seems pretty high! Anyone use a local photographer they loved? Any way to get out of the $800 fee? 3. Train or no train? I'm the clumsiest person alive, and I'm convinced I will trip walking down the isle if I have a train, but would having a long veil be "romantic" enough? 4. Shoes! I definitely want heels for as long as I can bear it (then will probably switch to white wedges of some sort, yet to find them, too)... Any recommendations for a cute but COMFY white heels? Brands? Stores? Styles? 5. How did you go about getting a headcount? My WP keeps saying email, but I can't help but feel like it's tacky to have that be the first announcement of our wedding, especially for older family members... On the other hand, we are inviting about 200 people, but expecting only 40-60 to make it, so printed stuff will get pricey... 6. Entertainment: Did anyone have the Fire Dancers or any of the Live Music? That's all for now, I appreciate any input the more experienced of you may have! Thanks in advance! :cool:
Congrats and happy planning! This forum is very helpful! 1. I booked Dean Sanderson. I thought he prices were reasonable and he has been so easy to communicate with! 2. You can avoid the vendor fee by booking them a room for three nights... It's little cheaper than the $800 (they need to actually stay there) 3. I booked DJ Doremixx for the music for the reception. Hope this helps!

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Originally Posted by vlivins View Post

 

We are now confirmed for March 26, 2013! Can't wait!!!

 

Gosh I haven't posted in here in forever but yey Vik!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  so so excited! :D

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