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Ok, so I figured out which flowers come with our package. But I would still like to get an idea of how much the colored linens and favors are going to cost. Does anyone knowhuh.gif? I had forgotten about the OOT bags and now I need to figure out where to get them and what to put in them. There is a thread going on about them, but do you ladies have any ideas? I would also like to know how long dinner took at the restaurant. We might have a private reception...depending on how many people book. But if we don't which restaurant do you ladies recommend?

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Hi everyone, Im sorry this took so long but I posted my review under wedding reviews. I hope it helps. Please let me know if you have any other quesetions. Im sure I left things out. I tried to answer most of it. I also have a lot of pictures so if there is something you want to see let me know.

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Jena-we are giving ourselves 2 hours for dinner to be on the safe side. Yazmin told us it usually takes between 1 1/2-2 hours. We are eating at 6, and scheduled our cocktail reception at 8...so if we finish early we can just relax at the table for a while or head outside for more pictures before the reception starts.

We got our OOT bags at Target (black zipper totes) and we are still scouting ones for the guys. We are looking for a plain sling backpack one. If we don't end up finding them for cheap, they go for about $10 at places like Nike, and we will end up doing that. We don't have as many guys attending. In our bags we already have Spanish for Dummies, travel mugs, beach balls, & crosswords, but we are still shopping. We plan to also include first aid kits, pool floats, bubble bath, bug repellant, sunscreen, cards, notepan & pen, & mini battery operated fans. I'm still figuring out how to get all the stuff down there....

 

What did you figure out in terms of flowers?

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Jena-we are giving ourselves 2 hours for dinner to be on the safe side. Yazmin told us it usually takes between 1 1/2-2 hours. We are eating at 6, and scheduled our cocktail reception at 8...so if we finish early we can just relax at the table for a while or head outside for more pictures before the reception starts.

We got our OOT bags at Target (black zipper totes) and we are still scouting ones for the guys. We are looking for a plain sling backpack one. If we don't end up finding them for cheap, they go for about $10 at places like Nike, and we will end up doing that. We don't have as many guys attending. In our bags we already have Spanish for Dummies, travel mugs, beach balls, & crosswords, but we are still shopping. We plan to also include first aid kits, pool floats, bubble bath, bug repellant, sunscreen, cards, notepan & pen, & mini battery operated fans. I'm still figuring out how to get all the stuff down there....

 

What did you figure out in terms of flowers?

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Hi Ladies!

OhioBride--I look forward to reading your review! Thank you!

 

Jena--we were actually going to do a cocktail reception for 2 hours right after the ceremony and then go to dinner. However, in emailing with Rach220 I may switch my order around..I'm still not sure yet. Anyway, I didn't really think about the length of dinner since that didn't originally matter for my set-up.

 

I did email the music guy and its like $220 to rent the system to play your IPOD. I need to look again but I think that was for 2 hours.

 

I've heard that the Mexican restaurant was really good..I really haven't heard a whole lot of negative about either restaurant. You could also wait until you get there and try a few and then pick. I think they are pretty flexible unless you have a HUGE party.

 

Rach220--your OOT bags sound great and i don't mean to sound cheap, but it sounds like each bag with all its contents is pricey. It sounds like everyone does them from reading the forums so I suppose its necessary, but I just feel like it could get expensive. ARe you doing one for each guest or one per room?

 

Thanks!!

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Jena-we are giving ourselves 2 hours for dinner to be on the safe side. Yazmin told us it usually takes between 1 1/2-2 hours. We are eating at 6, and scheduled our cocktail reception at 8...so if we finish early we can just relax at the table for a while or head outside for more pictures before the reception starts.
We got our OOT bags at Target (black zipper totes) and we are still scouting ones for the guys. We are looking for a plain sling backpack one. If we don't end up finding them for cheap, they go for about $10 at places like Nike, and we will end up doing that. We don't have as many guys attending. In our bags we already have Spanish for Dummies, travel mugs, beach balls, & crosswords, but we are still shopping. We plan to also include first aid kits, pool floats, bubble bath, bug repellant, sunscreen, cards, notepan & pen, & mini battery operated fans. I'm still figuring out how to get all the stuff down there....

What did you figure out in terms of flowers?
Yazmin had emailed me pictures of some flowers and told me to let her know if I liked any others from the website and that she would let me know if it would be extra. My FI is having a hard time letting them charge us extra for "stuff" because our contract doesn't state any where on there which flowers are included and which are not. The pic of the flowers that were sent are almost all totally different then what is on the website. I am waiting to hear back from her in reference to one of the ones that I liked. Also, in reference to the cake-our package states that we get a "Large" cake. Well the pics that she sent me were small heart shaped ones!! Ohiobride- what package did you all select? Is anyone else having this problem/concern? censored.gif

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MarissaDC,

 

How much is it going to cost you to have just the reception? At first I was thinking of doing the private dinner and reception, mainly because I wanted to have my first dance with my husband and the father-daughter dance. But now I am thinking that we can just go to dinner and then have something private after....wait...is it still $400 per table of 10huh.gif? I am starting to get stressed out...only 80 days left!!!! sick.gif

 

In reference to the OOT bags-it does seem like the norm. If I do make them I will do one for each room. I'm thinking that I will just do the first-aide kit with pain reliever, pepto, a deck of cards, small stuff.

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