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#21 JennyK

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    Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:03 PM

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    hahaha, your welcome!!

    Well, we are kind of doing a custom package... so to speak... As you know, they are very flexible with whatever you want, so I have been putting in a few special request, like the Korean Traditional tea ceremony, dinner from Aioli, and also I am looking at bringing our own alcohol.. What are you doing with beverage option? Are you having an open bar? Our guests are not a big drinker, so I thought it may be cheaper if I use one of those beverage delivery services, and pay the corking fee instead...... I don't know.. I am still debating on that.

    For the program, it is pretty standard though.. Ceremony, Cocktail reception, Dinner reception, Korean tea ceremony, dance party afterwards..

    I haven't ironed out everything yet, that is basically it for now.. Have you chosen a package? Before I met with Jesica, I was thinking of choosing the Sophia's Sapphire package. We had tasting from that menu.

    Oh, one question for you! I saw your post about the pop-up sea shell luggage bag! which I TOTALLY LOVE! I am thinking of using them as STD! Could you tell me how big they are? I am going to order it on-line but want to buy paper boxes for them too as soon as possible..

    Thanks!!

    anna
    I'm 90% sure I want the Sapphire package as well. I want everything included and even though it's a bit pricey, I WANT IT lol But right now we have it as, if less than 75 people come, then it'll be the Sapphire, if more than that come, then it'll be the next one down which is the Lady Di Ruby.

    The luggage bag isn't too big.. I just measured mine and they're about 2 1/2" tall x 3 1/2" long

    #22 riviera

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      Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:26 PM

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      I'm 90% sure I want the Sapphire package as well. I want everything included and even though it's a bit pricey, I WANT IT lol But right now we have it as, if less than 75 people come, then it'll be the Sapphire, if more than that come, then it'll be the next one down which is the Lady Di Ruby.

      The luggage bag isn't too big.. I just measured mine and they're about 2 1/2" tall x 3 1/2" long
      Thanks for measuring it! I am having 40 guests (My TOTAL MAX!! ok.. may be 50) Anyway, for this size I thought Sapphire was the best bet for sure. Remember.. DO NOT ORDER THE SALMON! Other than that, other dishes were

      These are the names of the dishes we had: in case u are curious which picture was for what..

      Vine Ripened Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Napoleon, Basil Oil and Balsamic Syrup (No surprise there, pleasant dish)
      Lettuce and Watercress Salad, Mandarin Segment, Citrus and Chive Vinaigrette (very refreshing and nice. Anyone can enjoy)
      Millefeuille of Goat Cheese and Bell Pepper, Mix of Greens, Lemon Vinaigrette (this was VERY good.. we really enjoyed this one, but as you know, goat cheese isn't for everyone I think..)

      Roasted Grouper Filet in a Savory Star Anis and Saffron Light “Au Jus”, Croustillant of Risotto (this was good! fresh fish)
      Pan Seared Imported Salmon Filet with a Sesame Crust, Soy Beurre Blanc, Scented with Basil and Ginger (NOT GOOD)
      Broiled Imported Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Maturini Style Sauce with Aged Dark Rum, Pine Nut and Raisin (this was pretty good)
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      #23 JennyK

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        Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:37 AM

        I'm going to take your word for it :) Hows everything coming along?

        #24 riviera

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          Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:22 PM

          Hi Jenny~ Thanks for asking... A lot has been going on lately and it seems that I can't get my head around things!!! Work has been insane, and one of my two bride maids just told me she can't make it to the wedding, cuz she got pregnant and she is due a month after my wedding date. So, I need to re-organize some things, and I admit, I did get a little sad.. cuz you know.. you want all of your good friends to be there.

          Anyhow, I got the STD materials!! the martha stewart luggage bag favor boxes, some stickers, paper, ribbons.. I think it is going to be cute! (thanks to you again Jenny~*) I will post the picture once I am done.

          Jesica hasn't wrote me back regards to the contract. Getting a bit nervous, but what can I do...

          I am kind of re-thinking the date. the fact that it is on the 13th, kinda bothers me.. it really shouldn't but you know.... So, I wrote to Jesica to see if 8th or the 12th is open. It is going to be either Friday or Monday.. Do you think having it on Friday or Monday is a bad idea? I mean, idealy, I would like Saturday, but I kind of like the 12.12.08, or 12.08.08

          I think my FI is right.. the word insanity comes to my mind....
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          #25 nde062010

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            Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:38 PM

            Did you see about how much meals and drinks were at the resort?

            #26 JennyK

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              Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:11 PM

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              Hi Jenny~ Thanks for asking... A lot has been going on lately and it seems that I can't get my head around things!!! Work has been insane, and one of my two bride maids just told me she can't make it to the wedding, cuz she got pregnant and she is due a month after my wedding date. So, I need to re-organize some things, and I admit, I did get a little sad.. cuz you know.. you want all of your good friends to be there.

              Anyhow, I got the STD materials!! the martha stewart luggage bag favor boxes, some stickers, paper, ribbons.. I think it is going to be cute! (thanks to you again Jenny~*) I will post the picture once I am done.

              Jesica hasn't wrote me back regards to the contract. Getting a bit nervous, but what can I do...

              I am kind of re-thinking the date. the fact that it is on the 13th, kinda bothers me.. it really shouldn't but you know.... So, I wrote to Jesica to see if 8th or the 12th is open. It is going to be either Friday or Monday.. Do you think having it on Friday or Monday is a bad idea? I mean, idealy, I would like Saturday, but I kind of like the 12.12.08, or 12.08.08

              I think my FI is right.. the word insanity comes to my mind....
              Yea it is a bummer when they cant make it. You're officially in the club. It's happened to almost all of us here (I've only had 1 BM bail). I think a Friday would be more convenient for your guests but it's totally up to you! but WOW you really are putting some thought into it huh? lol

              #27 JennyK

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                Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:12 PM

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                Did you see about how much meals and drinks were at the resort?
                I'm sure the menu is attached in a Le Meridien thread. The price varies, it's per plate rather than a package

                #28 nde062010

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                  Posted 12 July 2008 - 01:08 PM

                  Oh I mean in general .. not wedding food. I'm just curious how much people will be spending throughout the day for food and drink ... to compare to my AI choices

                  #29 riviera

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                    Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:41 PM

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                    Yea it is a bummer when they cant make it. You're officially in the club. It's happened to almost all of us here (I've only had 1 BM bail). I think a Friday would be more convenient for your guests but it's totally up to you! but WOW you really are putting some thought into it huh? lol
                    I know! I am putting way too much thought into this date thing...hehehe...
                    Jesica got back to be finally with the contract and I think we are almost there. She says 12.12 (friday) might not be available (some company party..) but has not been confirmed yet.. 12.08 (monday) is available but I agree with you.. I don't think monday is as convenient for the guests.. SO! it is either 12.13 or 12.12 I am crossing my finger for 12.12!!!
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                    #30 riviera

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                      Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:56 PM

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                      Oh I mean in general .. not wedding food. I'm just curious how much people will be spending throughout the day for food and drink ... to compare to my AI choices
                      I think I know what your dilema is.. I went through the same thing for a very very long agonizing time...

                      Well, for myself, I am going in the non AI direction. After my little research, I figured it will cost around $100 per person per day. Of course it differs from hotel to hotel, restaurant to restaurant, but for a nice restaurant, it will cost around that per day. And of course, there are options to eat outside of the resort, where food tends to be cheaper.

                      After a little calculation combining group room rates (min.10 rooms)and etc, the cost came out pretty similar. But! keep in mind, if your guests like to drink quite a bit, it is probably better idea to go for AI. My guests are not that big on drinks....

                      I hope this helps.
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