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#2501 chase414

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    Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

    Jess, 

    I just read your interview! Nice job.  You've been such a help.  I just love, love, love your diy invitations :)

     

     



    #2502 jkg10

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      Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:02 PM

      Hi everyone.  I'm getting married on May 4th at Aventura Spa and have really appreciated everyone's advice!  Chase414 maybe I'll see you there!



      #2503 jkg10

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        Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:24 AM

        Hi everyone - I'm new to this site and am getting married May 4, 2012 at Aventura Spa!  Thanks for all the great on this thread.  It's been really helpful and hopefully I can contribute with some of my ideas/experiences.

         

        Chase - I'll probably see you there!



        #2504 chase414

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          Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:34 AM

          Welcome! It's so nice to have another Spa Palace bride!  We'll definitely have to get together there:) I'm arriving on April 28th and leaving on May 7th!  We're having our wedding on Thursday.

           

          Thanks with the help from the past Spa Palace brides on here I've pretty much have my locations picked out for our events!

           

          I would love for you to share any of your ideas and experiences.  I find it's all so helpful.

           

          My name is Tammy.  Chase is my son's name and for whatever reason I always use it as my screen name:)



          #2505 jkg10

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            Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

            Tammy- We're arriving on April 29th and leaving May 6th, with the wedding on Friday.  It would be a lot of fun to meet up while we're there!

             

            I finally got assigned a coordinator our of Miami today so I'm going to try and pick my locations.  I know we want the Tulum gazebo for the ceremony.  For the cocktail hour we are thinking the Spa Terrace and either the Solarium Mundaca or Maracas Terrace for the reception.  I'm just not sure about the distance between these locations and what would be good for our wedding size (around 60 guests).  Any suggestions would be appreciated.



            #2506 chase414

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              Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:06 AM

              Jkg- So jealous of you!  I was hoping to get a much larger attendance that we have.  So far we only have 11 people that are coming.  And so many that haven't even responded.  But it will definitely be a more intimate affair which will have it's advantages!  

               

              I haven't been assigned a WC yet, but I'm anxiously awaiting to hear from one.  We googled a site map of the resort to get an idea of the different locations and how far each was from one another.  I didn't see the Spa Terrace listed on the e-mail they sent me with locations for events.  

               

              Right now, (but with me this could change) we're planning on having the ceremony at the Chichen Gazebo (I love the wooden bridge), Cocktail party at the Pandero and dinner at the Mundaca Steak House under the covered patio.

               

              I chose the Pandero for the cocktail party because I have paper lanterns and fabric streamers that I want to hang and I think that's the only place that you can do that.  If you find out differently please let me know.

               

              I look forward to getting to know you better over the next few months and get wait to meet up at the resort!

               

              We'll have to swap photos before we leave.



              #2507 jszy10

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                Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:22 AM

                Tammy -- great choices!!  :o)  As soon as I saw the bridge at the Chichen Gazebo I knew that was what I wanted!!! One word of advice for the Chichen, if you choose to have them put down an aisle runner (which I did -- a tan one), you have to be very specific about telling them that you want the runner to be straight with the ALTAR.  The altar is actually not centered in that gazebo, it is off to the left, but if they do your runner straight, it will look funny in all of your pictures and you won't end up walking straight to the altar!?  My suite where I got ready gave me a straight view of the gazebo and I actually saw them setting my runner up wrong!!  I freaked out and sent my dad and bridesmaid to tell them to fix it, which they did, but it is definitely something you may want to check in on.

                 

                Just an FYI that came to mind when you were talking about decorations.  They started charging a "setup" fee for any decorations you bring and they have to set up.  When I went I think it was $60.  While I wasn't thrilled, it was worth it to me to not have to worry about anything.  This included setup for my welcome cocktail party lanterns, the chair sashes for my ceremony and the vases for my reception.



                #2508 chase414

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                  Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:47 AM


                  It was after seeing your photos that I chose the ceremony location.  I was going to do the Coba. But I just loved your pics!  Thanks sooooo much for the runner tip.  That wouldn't have made me happy and now I'll be sure to have someone run over and check on it.  One more thing to add to the wedding planner :)  

                   

                  I read about the set-up fee somewhere for decorations but I don't remember where.  I thought that the price was higher.  Oh well what can you do.  If they charge then I won't feel so bad when I show up with drawings on exactly how I want it to be set up!  All in all, it's still cheaper for us to bring our own than to buy everything from them.  

                   

                  You don't happen to recall approximately how many feet apart the post are on the Pandero do you.  I want to tie fabric streamers from them.  I'll bring the string and the cut up pieces of fabric with me but won't put it together until we get down there and I can measure the exact distance.  I thought if I had a rough idea, I'll have an idea how much fabric to have with me.  

                   

                  Thanks again for all of your help!

                  Originally Posted by jszy10 

                  Tammy -- great choices!!  :o)  As soon as I saw the bridge at the Chichen Gazebo I knew that was what I wanted!!! One word of advice for the Chichen, if you choose to have them put down an aisle runner (which I did -- a tan one), you have to be very specific about telling them that you want the runner to be straight with the ALTAR.  The altar is actually not centered in that gazebo, it is off to the left, but if they do your runner straight, it will look funny in all of your pictures and you won't end up walking straight to the altar!?  My suite where I got ready gave me a straight view of the gazebo and I actually saw them setting my runner up wrong!!  I freaked out and sent my dad and bridesmaid to tell them to fix it, which they did, but it is definitely something you may want to check in on.

                   

                  Just an FYI that came to mind when you were talking about decorations.  They started charging a "setup" fee for any decorations you bring and they have to set up.  When I went I think it was $60.  While I wasn't thrilled, it was worth it to me to not have to worry about anything.  This included setup for my welcome cocktail party lanterns, the chair sashes for my ceremony and the vases for my reception.



                   



                  #2509 jszy10

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                    Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

                    Awesome!  Yeah, I had chosen the Coba too at first!  I didn't like the huge white box that sits right outside of the Coba, so I'm VERY happy that there was a 3rd choice!

                     

                    I'm sorry I don't remember about the Pandero.  I brought a whole thing of fishing line and let them "design" and hang everything the way they thought fit, so I didn't even have experience working with the measurements or distance.
                     

                    Originally Posted by chase414 


                    It was after seeing your photos that I chose the ceremony location.  I was going to do the Coba. But I just loved your pics!  Thanks sooooo much for the runner tip.  That wouldn't have made me happy and now I'll be sure to have someone run over and check on it.  One more thing to add to the wedding planner :)  

                     

                    I read about the set-up fee somewhere for decorations but I don't remember where.  I thought that the price was higher.  Oh well what can you do.  If they charge then I won't feel so bad when I show up with drawings on exactly how I want it to be set up!  All in all, it's still cheaper for us to bring our own than to buy everything from them.  

                     

                    You don't happen to recall approximately how many feet apart the post are on the Pandero do you.  I want to tie fabric streamers from them.  I'll bring the string and the cut up pieces of fabric with me but won't put it together until we get down there and I can measure the exact distance.  I thought if I had a rough idea, I'll have an idea how much fabric to have with me.  

                     

                    Thanks again for all of your help!



                     



                     



                    #2510 jennykay80

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                      Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

                      How much were some of the items, like runners and chair sashes? I haven't seen any pricing fFro them at all.






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