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#321 lily17bear

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    Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:29 PM

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    Hi,

    Any bride getting married at ACP or ASP Memorial Day weekend 2010?
    Hi, Anthony! My wedding is actually two weekends before Memorial Day weekend 2010. So excited the date is approaching soooo quickly! Getting married there as well?

    #322 NaM

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      Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:25 PM

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      Thanks Nam!
      Did you like working with Del Sol? Who was your photographer? I'm going to book them for my May wedding :) Just trying to figure out the whole no outside vendor thing.

      Did you find there was tons of wonderful spots to take pictures even though there is no beach?
      I LOVED working with Del Sol. My photographers were Sol and Vincent and they brought a second shooter whose name I don't remember. Many guests commented on how efficient they were and the sheer amout of coverage they were capturing...they were seriously all over the place working hard to get as many pictures as possible. It was amazing!
      We never asked about the outside vendor policy. In our meeting with Dulce we just told her we didn't need the resort photog because we were bringing our own within the group and then when she asked for daypasses we just listed their names without telling her they were photographers. This wasn't something I was going to let the resort dictate!! lol.
      There are many nice places along the resort for photos: there is a waterfall, beach cabanas, cliffs, a little rainforest/temple, etc. We didn't do many "posed shots" I think our formals took maybe 5 minutes and we did them in front of the water. I wanted the day to be captured instead of posing for everything and taking time away from the day;big reason I choose Del Sol, because they are more photojournalistic opposed to "photographers".
      I don't think you'll be disappoited if you book them!!!

      #323 CristiandJamie

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        Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:27 AM

        Hello girls,

        I have been working with Dulce (onsite wedding coordinator) and she gave me an alternative to bridesmaid bouquets by using a smaller version of my bouquet for $60 per bouquet. I know that it has been a concern to some palace brides that the maid of honor bouquets are pricey at $115+ so just wanted to let you know there are other options.
        Cristi & Jamie
        http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

        #324 CristiandJamie

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          Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:28 AM

          NaM - Thank you for the information about your photog!
          Cristi & Jamie
          http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

          #325 NaM

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            Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:21 PM

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            Originally Posted by CristiandJamie
            Hello girls,

            I have been working with Dulce (onsite wedding coordinator) and she gave me an alternative to bridesmaid bouquets by using a smaller version of my bouquet for $60 per bouquet. I know that it has been a concern to some palace brides that the maid of honor bouquets are pricey at $115+ so just wanted to let you know there are other options.
            This is what I did! But I still thought $60 was too much so we ordered 3 bouquets for 6 bridesmaids and had them delivered early and split them ourselves into a new arrangement. You can also use them as centerpieces after the ceremony because those cost a lot also.

            #326 CristiandJamie

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              Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:36 PM

              Good thinking! At this point we have three bridesmaids, do you think if I order one bouquet and split it up three ways would that be too small? I might just stick with three bouquets but definitely think if someone has more BMs that would be a great solution!

              Thanks NaM! :-)
              Cristi & Jamie
              http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

              #327 rbarzu

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                Posted 04 January 2010 - 02:37 PM

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                Originally Posted by CristiandJamie
                Good thinking! At this point we have three bridesmaids, do you think if I order one bouquet and split it up three ways would that be too small? I might just stick with three bouquets but definitely think if someone has more BMs that would be a great solution!

                Thanks NaM! :-)
                Hey there,
                i do not know how you feel about artificial flowers. I first said - absolutely NOT... But I definitely changed my mind after I found a lady out of Florida, who did an amazing job with "natural touch" flowers - which I researched thoroughly - they are the most natural looking ones out there. She sent them via mail, very professional and helpful every step of the way. Everyone complimented our bouquets, and had no clue only mine was real. I have some pictures of the bouquets and this lady will work with your budget. I ended up paying $25.00 a bouquet (3 bridesmaids) and the flowers were beautiful. A side note - my REAL bouquet stained my dress...lol...I sincerely regretted not getting a bouquet of my own in "natural touch" after it was all said and done. The girls also got to keep their flowers as a memory/favor...I don't have mine and i had stains on my dress. Final score- Natural Touch: 2 Real flowers:0 :-))

                (PM me for photos - the site is asking me to downsize them significantly and you will not see how beautiful the flowers really are)
                Chris and Raluca
                November 21, 2009
                Aventura Spa Palace, Mexico

                #328 CristiandJamie

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                  Posted 06 January 2010 - 12:33 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by rbarzu
                  Hey there,
                  i do not know how you feel about artificial flowers. I first said - absolutely NOT... But I definitely changed my mind after I found a lady out of Florida, who did an amazing job with "natural touch" flowers - which I researched thoroughly - they are the most natural looking ones out there. She sent them via mail, very professional and helpful every step of the way. Everyone complimented our bouquets, and had no clue only mine was real. I have some pictures of the bouquets and this lady will work with your budget. I ended up paying $25.00 a bouquet (3 bridesmaids) and the flowers were beautiful. A side note - my REAL bouquet stained my dress...lol...I sincerely regretted not getting a bouquet of my own in "natural touch" after it was all said and done. The girls also got to keep their flowers as a memory/favor...I don't have mine and i had stains on my dress. Final score- Natural Touch: 2 Real flowers:0 :-))

                  (PM me for photos - the site is asking me to downsize them significantly and you will not see how beautiful the flowers really are)
                  Raluca, thank you and that is good to know about the real flowers staining your dress. I actually have been looking at possibly doing real touch flowers so I would love to get some info so I will send you a PM.

                  Thanks for your help!
                  Cristi & Jamie
                  http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

                  #329 Jackie22

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                    Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:12 PM

                    Hey NAM,
                    Just booked Del Sol for my wedding in May at Aventura, very excited. Can't wait to see you Del Sol slide show! How long does it take them to put that together?

                    Also has anyone purchased a DVD of their ceremony at Aventura Spa Palace? If so, how long did it take to get? Were you able to take it home with you right away?

                    #330 Jackie22

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                      Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:13 PM

                      Oops, I mean a DVD through the hotel not through Del Sol.




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