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#741 lilbuddha

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    Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:20 AM

    Hi Ladies,

    My fiance and I are getting married on May 5th, 2011. We really wanted to see the resort before we confirmed so we are heading to Mexico next Tuesday to look at 3 resorts. Adventura so far is by far our favorite.

    I am trying to compile a list of questions/concerns to ask the planner when I get down there for the site inspection. Is there anything I can ask to help guide you/me through this process?

    ~Mia
    Mia & Pauly May 5th, 201163 guests + bride & groom.....and counting.

    #742 nicdeb928

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      Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:47 AM

      so a few questions for past brides...were beach balls allowed in the pool area? thinking about putting some in our OOT bags...Can you bring your own hanging paper lanterns for decorations and is there anywhere for them to hang them? im still wondering if you think its to windy for the paper luminary bags too....also ive heard alot of people mention putting insulated mugs in the OOT bags...does Aventura spa allow them? do they fill them for the guests and what size would you recommend? thanks so much...Nicole

      #743 skadow

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        Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:49 AM

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        Originally Posted by nicdeb928
        so a few questions for past brides...were beach balls allowed in the pool area? thinking about putting some in our OOT bags...Can you bring your own hanging paper lanterns for decorations and is there anywhere for them to hang them? im still wondering if you think its to windy for the paper luminary bags too....also ive heard alot of people mention putting insulated mugs in the OOT bags...does Aventura spa allow them? do they fill them for the guests and what size would you recommend? thanks so much...Nicole
        I really wanted to do the hanging lanterns too, but I wasn’t sure about the hanging them part. If I would have to bring rope to hang them or extension cords. Also I really want to do candles too but everyone said it was too windy. I was thinking about putting tea candles in a volture holder so it had about an inch and a half to protect it from the wind. Maybe I’ll try this out on my deck.

        Also, for the girls that had there ceremony video taped. Everyone did it just for the ceremony right? Or the reception too? I am thinking its going to go by so fast I am not going to remember anything.

        #744 nicdeb928

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          Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:13 AM

          this forum is not getting any love lately! ;( Congrats to Cristi and Jamie there wedding is this weekend at ASP!

          #745 skadow

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            Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:16 AM

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            this forum is not getting any love lately! ;( Congrats to Cristi and Jamie there wedding is this weekend at ASP!
            lol I was just thinking the same thing...and posted a shout out to her in that section. You guys are gonna make me have to actaully work at work if we dont get more posts here =)

            #746 ktrant

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              Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

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              so a few questions for past brides...were beach balls allowed in the pool area? thinking about putting some in our OOT bags...Can you bring your own hanging paper lanterns for decorations and is there anywhere for them to hang them? im still wondering if you think its to windy for the paper luminary bags too....also ive heard alot of people mention putting insulated mugs in the OOT bags...does Aventura spa allow them? do they fill them for the guests and what size would you recommend? thanks so much...Nicole
              Yes, beach balls are allowed. I’m sure you could bring lanterns; it just depends on the location of your events. None of my locations had a place for lanterns to be hung. I believe one of the inlets does have post, but it is windy! They wouldn’t hang straight; they would be blowing sideways in the wind.

              Yes, the bartenders will fill up the insulated mugs. The drinks come with little ice and because it is so hot, if you don’t drink your drink fast enough it will get watered down. So mugs are a great idea! Remember that most guests are 2 to a room so you will need to put 2 in each bag. The bell man are used to simplicity, so if you have different bags (say some bags have 2 mugs and some have 3, or 4) that need to go to certain rooms, it makes it difficult for them to understand what to do. We had guest that brought their huge Bubba Mugs which were pretty awesome. Don’t forget…you have to travel with all this stuff.

              Hope this helps! Kimberly

              #747 ktrant

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                Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:35 AM

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                Hi ladies! Ive been looking at these luminary paper bags, where you put the battery operated tealights in them and they glow at night...was thinking about having a bunch of them around the area where our reception will be...just wondering if anyone thinks it will be too windy in Mexico in November for these...will they just blow away? what if i put some sand in the bottom of them? thanks for any input...nicole
                Nicole, it is windy and unless you fill the back about 1/4 full of sand and maybe throw some rocks in there, they will get blown away. My vases at the ceremony had to be moved because they kept blowing over. They were glass vases.

                Kimberly

                #748 ktrant

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                  Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:37 AM

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                  Did anyone ask if you could go and pick up flowers from Playa the day of instead? It would only be half outside vendor if you picked them up I suppose

                  =)
                  I tried this and it is not allowed. Since I was having such an issue with prices on flowers, I mentioned that I could go get them myself and was told by Dulce that they wouldn't be allowed on their property. So...I had to pay the prices they were offering.

                  Kimberly

                  #749 skadow

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                    Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:13 PM

                    Is it true they only do two weddings a day or is there more? I am not sure where I want to have my receiption. I would prefer to wait and decide once I am down there. But if it fills up I dont want to be stuck in a indoor conferance room or something =)

                    #750 skadow

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                      Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:14 PM

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                      Yes, beach balls are allowed. I’m sure you could bring lanterns; it just depends on the location of your events. None of my locations had a place for lanterns to be hung. I believe one of the inlets does have post, but it is windy! They wouldn’t hang straight; they would be blowing sideways in the wind.

                      Yes, the bartenders will fill up the insulated mugs. The drinks come with little ice and because it is so hot, if you don’t drink your drink fast enough it will get watered down. So mugs are a great idea! Remember that most guests are 2 to a room so you will need to put 2 in each bag. The bell man are used to simplicity, so if you have different bags (say some bags have 2 mugs and some have 3, or 4) that need to go to certain rooms, it makes it difficult for them to understand what to do. We had guest that brought their huge Bubba Mugs which were pretty awesome. Don’t forget…you have to travel with all this stuff.

                      Hope this helps! Kimberly
                      Did you see any mugs in Playa? I dont want to travel with them =)




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