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#381 amywuts

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    Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:32 AM

    We were planning on just bringing an ipod dock also and creating our own reception after we have dinner. Does anyone have any good advice on some space somewhere that would work out well for an impromptu thing like this? There's only going to be about 20 of us so we will not need a lot of space, but we also don't want to worry about bothering others either.

    #382 CristiandJamie

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      Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:53 AM

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      If it's family/guest it might be different because it's not an out vendor persay. You may want to ask you WC about that. But you'd still have to rent the equipment and I'm not sure they would let you use the DJ equipment without the DJ. Again, not totally sure about that, I would confirm with your WC. We had a private reception so we didn't use any restaurant. And it lasted from 6-10. I think any function outside with music has to be over by 10 pm. If you're doing the included dinner at a restaurant, they don't let you have your own private music...so no point in renting any music gear/DJ...you'd have to do a private function to have music and dancing.



      How many people do you have coming and where is your reception going to be? We brought our ipod dock (to have music in the rooms) and we brought it out for a welcome cocktail function the night before the wedding at the Pandero Terrace and although we thought it would be loud enough...it wasn't at all. Once people started talking and laughing and getting loud, it completely drowned out the music plus the wind and the ocean...it was like not having music at all. Luckily, they were having a fiesta on the resort so we got authentic Mexican music otherwise we would've been SOL that night in terms of music.
      We are having around 25 people (give or take). We tried to book the Pandero Terrace for the cocktail reception after the wedding but it's booked already so Dulce reserved another Terrace near the Coba gazebo and next to the Mundaca restaurant where we are having our dinner. The terrace looks like it might be on a roof or maybe on the Mundaca roof? I have a picture of the terrace but dont have the name of the terrace...

      I was a little torn with having a private reception and just doing the dinner reservation but if we have more people we will go the private reception route.
      Cristi & Jamie
      http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

      #383 Jackie22

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        Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:48 PM

        Hey,
        I just booked my choices for ceremony, cocktail hour & dinner. Coba Gazebo, Pandero Terrace and Cove Terrace for dinner. We are having 15- 20 guest and decided to go with the private events just to make the day a little more special :)

        Our time line will be as follow:
        5-5:30 Ceremony
        5:30-7 Cocktail Hour
        7-9 Dinner
        Then at 10pm we are going to head over to the club on the resort for more drinking and dancing.

        #384 angelov321

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          Posted 23 February 2010 - 01:20 PM

          Jackie when are you getting married?

          #385 Jackie22

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            Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:26 PM

            May 25th, 2010

            #386 skadow

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              Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:21 PM

              Book the resort today and gave them my downpayment today! The weeding is on Feb. 18th at 4PM 2011.....Looking to have about 45people at the wedding. So I am really gonna try for the 75night / free event thing.

              Also booked DEL SOL, Vincent for 4 hours. I just cant wait. cant wait cant wait....

              #387 ddiinnyyeell

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                Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:59 AM

                amywuts,

                Depending on when the wedding is you may be able to get away with having it in one of the pool areas. Many of the pool areas were completely dead at night when we were there. Also you have the option of going to the disco. We didn't have a private reception but instead just took over the disco after dinner and it was a blast! There's a bar in there and the DJs know instantly that you're a wedding party so they run around and have fun with you. We had so much fun doing this.
                Danielle & John
                Aventura Spa Palace
                October 30, 2009

                Wedding Photos By Bella Luce Photography

                #388 angelov321

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                  Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:42 PM

                  Del Sol just contacted me. Good news theyre available on my wedding, bad news, they are way too expensive!!! Back to square one.

                  #389 skadow

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                    Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:47 PM

                    Nam or anyone else that has had Del Sol - I know you had Del Sol. I believe you had Vincint and Sol. Did you book both or Did one just show up? I was wondering how they decide who you photogher's assistant is. Did you meet with them the day before the wedding to go over stuf

                    Has anyone booked the marachi band at ASP? Is it worth the money? Also how are the fireworks?

                    #390 NaM

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                      Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:02 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Jackie22
                      Hey,
                      I just booked my choices for ceremony, cocktail hour & dinner. Coba Gazebo, Pandero Terrace and Cove Terrace for dinner. We are having 15- 20 guest and decided to go with the private events just to make the day a little more special :)

                      Our time line will be as follow:
                      5-5:30 Ceremony
                      5:30-7 Cocktail Hour
                      7-9 Dinner
                      Then at 10pm we are going to head over to the club on the resort for more drinking and dancing.
                      Sounds like a great day :)

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by skadow
                      Nam or anyone else that has had Del Sol - I know you had Del Sol. I believe you had Vincint and Sol. Did you book both or Did one just show up? I was wondering how they decide who you photogher's assistant is. Did you meet with them the day before the wedding to go over stuf

                      Has anyone booked the marachi band at ASP? Is it worth the money? Also how are the fireworks?
                      My contract was just with Vincent. They have 2nd shooters that they use already...it's not usually Matt and then Vincent as a backup because they are both 1st shooters if that makes sense. The second shooter still came with Vincent and they pretty much just hold and direct the flash/light. They probably won't tell you this until a day or 2 before the wedding.
                      Sol came as a treat...she didn't have another wedding that day so they called me the day before asking if it was ok that she came and if I could secure an extra day pass.
                      Nope, I never met them until they walking in my room while I was getting ready and started shooting pictures. They'll send you some forms to fill out before the wedding that asks questions about what you want. But generally, they have such a great style that I left it up to them.
                      I didn't get the mariachi band but I did get the Mexican Trio for the cocktail hour. They were a lot of fun...good entertainment :) a bit pricey but I was happy with them for sure.




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