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#411 CristiandJamie

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    Posted 27 February 2010 - 01:29 AM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ddiinnyyeell
    amy,
    The buggy is a two seater, so it only fit me and my dad.

    Cristi,
    We had about 30 people. We also had our dinner at the Mundaca and they set up a long table on the terrace there. It was pretty private, we weren't bothered at all by anybody. They did a wonderful job making us feel like we were the only people there, bringing us special cocktails in our wedding colors, and taking care of us. Our table pretty much took up the whole terrace so there was only a couple other people outside and they weren't too close to us.
    Danielle, sounds like we have the same set up and that is good to hear that it's at least somewhat private and not in the middle of the restaurant. Thanks for the reassurance!
    Cristi & Jamie
    http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

    #412 Jackie22

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      Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:02 PM

      Hi Ladies,
      I'm trying to pick a location for the rehersal/welcome dinner the night before the wedding. We will have 15 to 20 people. Would you reccomend Mundaca or Mo Mo No Hana, which I guess is the Asian restaurant.

      Thanks.

      #413 Tinkatude

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        Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:08 AM

        Hello Ladies,

        Highlights...I have to say the wedding package made the gazebo look beautiful...I had a harpist..and it was really pretty..soft and romantic..
        I also asked for a male minister..and the one I had gave a beautiful sermon..

        I had our wedding on the Cove side..only because I thought it was the prettier gazebo...because it has the clear glass and you can see the ocean
        behind you... and when we kissed you could see the fireworks alot better.... unfortunately..they had a LOT of conventions going on...and
        the kids were off school...the resort was extremely crowded and... I had some
        screaming kid in the background..and unfortunately his mother didnt have any brains in her head cause she let him climb up the side of the gazebo and
        hang over to watch...on the other end of the resort...one of the conventions had some kind of contest going on...and had people cheering and playing loud boom boom music...but I have to say...during the ceremony..I was sooo focused on my new husband..that I totally didnt notice those things till the end...it was truly beautiful.. so..recommendation..if you dont have kids in your wedding or attending it...and like romantic/quiet... do it on the spa side..

        I had my reception on the spa side in the piano terrace..and it was incredible... you walk down a small boardwalk..they had trees lining the
        front of the walkway lite up with white lights... I only had 10 people and they
        made it look so pretty and romantic.. I also told them to KICK up the cake taste up a notch...I picked a menu and changed things around...took things out and added things in...things that were in the restaurants that I liked to eat...also I had a three tier cake chocolate with chocolate mousse...(the bottom tier) the middle tier was pineapple cheesecake and the top was vanilla with vanilla pudding...my least favorite..I also used the resort photographer... recommendation..wear flip flops.. he asks you to climb on stuff.. (large rocks) I was like wth...anyways, its easier to get thru the sand..he did a good job with the photography...my suggestion.. you tell him what kinda pics you want..and where you want to take them...walk around the resort before you get married..and pick spots you like..also... ask your WC to have the pics emailed to her...or if you have a computer with you...ask the photograper to email them to you so you can preview them...my mistake cause I didnt know.. he picked the pictures for my damn album...I was seriously annoyed by that and I let them know it too..

        All in all..I started off with the free package..was going to do the restaurant..and ended up with the amethyst package and reception in the piano terrace... it was fun/romantic/intimate and my family and friends had a blast...

        If you have any questions..you can email me at kim.carreras@i-deal.com
        and I would be happy to show you some of the pics..I have to put them on shutterfly..I already have pics and some video of the hotel.. on shutterfly

        Shutterfly.com

        kimcarreras@aol.com

        twinkle1

        If you want to see some pics of the hotel... and videos (bottom of the page)

        take care and talk to you soon

        Kim

        #414 CristiandJamie

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          Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:46 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Tinkatude
          Hello Ladies,

          Highlights...I have to say the wedding package made the gazebo look beautiful...I had a harpist..and it was really pretty..soft and romantic..
          I also asked for a male minister..and the one I had gave a beautiful sermon..

          I had our wedding on the Cove side..only because I thought it was the prettier gazebo...because it has the clear glass and you can see the ocean
          behind you... and when we kissed you could see the fireworks alot better.... unfortunately..they had a LOT of conventions going on...and
          the kids were off school...the resort was extremely crowded and... I had some
          screaming kid in the background..and unfortunately his mother didnt have any brains in her head cause she let him climb up the side of the gazebo and
          hang over to watch...on the other end of the resort...one of the conventions had some kind of contest going on...and had people cheering and playing loud boom boom music...but I have to say...during the ceremony..I was sooo focused on my new husband..that I totally didnt notice those things till the end...it was truly beautiful.. so..recommendation..if you dont have kids in your wedding or attending it...and like romantic/quiet... do it on the spa side..

          I had my reception on the spa side in the piano terrace..and it was incredible... you walk down a small boardwalk..they had trees lining the
          front of the walkway lite up with white lights... I only had 10 people and they
          made it look so pretty and romantic.. I also told them to KICK up the cake taste up a notch...I picked a menu and changed things around...took things out and added things in...things that were in the restaurants that I liked to eat...also I had a three tier cake chocolate with chocolate mousse...(the bottom tier) the middle tier was pineapple cheesecake and the top was vanilla with vanilla pudding...my least favorite..I also used the resort photographer... recommendation..wear flip flops.. he asks you to climb on stuff.. (large rocks) I was like wth...anyways, its easier to get thru the sand..he did a good job with the photography...my suggestion.. you tell him what kinda pics you want..and where you want to take them...walk around the resort before you get married..and pick spots you like..also... ask your WC to have the pics emailed to her...or if you have a computer with you...ask the photograper to email them to you so you can preview them...my mistake cause I didnt know.. he picked the pictures for my damn album...I was seriously annoyed by that and I let them know it too..

          All in all..I started off with the free package..was going to do the restaurant..and ended up with the amethyst package and reception in the piano terrace... it was fun/romantic/intimate and my family and friends had a blast...

          If you have any questions..you can email me at kim.carreras@i-deal.com
          and I would be happy to show you some of the pics..I have to put them on shutterfly..I already have pics and some video of the hotel.. on shutterfly

          Shutterfly.com

          kimcarreras@aol.com

          twinkle1

          If you want to see some pics of the hotel... and videos (bottom of the page)

          take care and talk to you soon

          Kim
          Kim, congratulations and thank you for the information! Also I have a questions for you... I see on your shutterfly photos a picture of the terrace (roof), do you know the name of that terrace? Was that were you had your cocktail reception? Think that is the same terrace that Dulce reserved for our group for the cocktail reception...

          Congratulations again!
          Cristi & Jamie
          http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

          #415 Tinkatude

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            Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:39 PM

            Hi Cristi,

            That Terrace is on the Cove side... right next to the game room.. I think its just called the Cove Terrace. I was going to have everything there....but when we got married the whole week was cold and rainy so we decided to change things around just in case... so we choose to have it in the Piano Terrace on the Spa Side (cocktail and reception) just in case it rained they would at least be protected.. you can change your mind the day before your wedding if you think things wont work out in the spot you chose... I planned everything sorta last minute.. I didnt even plan on having a reception and POOF it happened... let me know if you need more help...btw...I REALLY emphasized that the food and cake needed to be kicked up a notch.. and they really came through...so if you like dessert... you need to tell them that.. my WC was Yazmin and I made sure to tell her over and over... and she told the chefs...and they made it exactly the way I wanted it.. it was deeeeelicious!! I had a chocolate with chocolate mousse... and I had a pineapple cheesecake...and it wasnt the way we make it here in the states...it was layered with pineapples...and it was actually the best cake out of all three.. and I had a vanilla with vanilla mousse and I think there was rum in it...my least favorite..anyways, just thought I would throw that in...I also changed out things on my menu... like Lemon Pie...kicked that to the curb and had them make me a rice dish...they had chocolate cake on my menu...and instead they made these little swan creampuffs.. they were so yummy!!! talk to you soon

            Kim

            #416 skadow

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              Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:46 PM

              Congrats Twinkle!

              I am having my wedding on the Cove side (Due to Kids) with the amethyst package. Can’t wait wait wait to see photos! What day of the week was your wedding? Mine is on a Friday, maybe it wont be as busy. However mine wedding is in February also. So the traffic should probably be the same as it was for you.

              How was the occupancy at the hotel?

              #417 Tinkatude

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                Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:47 PM

                I got married on a Saturday...and woooweeeee I think out of all the times I have been to that hotel...it was the MOST crowded I have ever seen it...they had convention after convention in... huge parties in the lobbies and on the beach...it was really full... btw your mailbox is full!!!! I had a bounce back...

                #418 nicdeb928

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                  Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:33 AM

                  Hi ladies! I am getting married at ASP on November 5th 2010...I booked everything in January and havent done any planning since...i found this site tonight and i have been glued to your posts for the past 4 hours..not even kidding..i looked at all your pictures and all of your posts are so informative, and now i am completely excited and stressed! :) i am going to bed now with a frazzled mind but be sure i will be back soon with many questions....thank you so much...nicole

                  #419 skadow

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                    Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:26 AM

                    Welcome Nic!

                    I actual found that this forum takes a way a little stress because I don't have to rethink things. However....I have found the cost of my wedding has sky rocketed because I fall in love with all the great ideas...Example: My photographer I hired down there, and Boarding Pass Save the Dates.

                    Tell us about your wedding? Which side of the resort are you on? What package are you doing!?

                    #420 sgray

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                      Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:36 PM

                      Hi Everyone:
                      I have been reading all of your posts and am so happy to have stumbled onto the website today. I am getting married at the ACP on December 4, 2010 at 2pm. We are going with the complimentary package and have 47 guests. 19 rooms (61 room nights) booked...so we get a private event thrown in...
                      I guess my main question is about the onsite photography. Is there a reason to get someone off-site? Has anyone had experience with the on-site photographer?




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