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#2921 DreamingofSunshine

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    Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:30 AM

     

    Hi Everyone! Sorry i have been MIA for a while. I cant believe that its mid August already! time is flying by so fast. Things have been pretty busy here, the FI is looking to transition out of his job. He is going for his in person interview this afternoon so hopefully that goes well. fingers crossed and he gets the job of his dream that he has been working so hard for.

     

    In terms of wedding planning stuff, i kind of have stopped. So far we have a total of 14 guest booked. One of the FI's grandmother that he is the closest too is officially not coming because she is afraid she will get kidnapped. His other grandmother who wants to go can no longer attend since she was recently in the hospital for blood clots (luckily they caught everything in time and she is doing great). His 2 aunts that he really wanted to come are having a financially hard time due to the crappy economy so they can’t come. And now his best man (he demanded he be made best man) is backing out too... sooo things aren’t looking to good on the FI's side of the guest list. Me and FI are actually going to be using our honeymoon money that we have saved up to help pay for his aunts to attend the wedding since they were such a big part of his life growing up andi know that will make the FI happy…. They also deserve a vacation considering all the stress they are going through.... so at least we have that part figure out, now we just have to convince them to accept it...

    Despite all of this i'm super excited for a vacation and to be getting married. I ordered a hair flower thing and will be getting a ring bowl. in terms of OOT bags i'm going to keep waiting to see if other people end up booking.. other than that no much planning for me, my plan is to not plan….

    glad to see everyone is doing good, i really like the luggage tag idea!

    Ok i'm out! take care fellow brides! thanks for listening.



    #2922 aalva416

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      Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:36 AM

      Hi Ladies!

      Sorry I've been MIA too. I've been really busy with work lately... but have also needed a little break away from all of this. (FI said I was becoming OBSESSED... LOL)

       

      Ok, for ladies who've been married at RPRM: How do they set up the tables? Do they set up tables in one LONG rectangle? Or do they separate them?

      I might be having about 80 guests at the wedding, and I'm trying to think up ways to decorate the tables WITHOUT having to haul so much stuff in.

       

      And, does anyone have pictures from Ael or Rebecca or whoever's in charge now of what they offer for centerpieces? I think I've seen the one cascade centerpiece in Katie's and Lindsey's. Also, I saw in Lindsey's wedding she had white tablecloth, and in Katie's it was blue. Do they have different color tablecloths to offer? And if so, what about napkins? LOL Sorry to bombard you all!

       

      I know it's a destination wedding, but it's the only reception I'm going to have so I want it to be SOOO pretty!

       

      Thanks in advance!



      #2923 dana

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        Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:37 AM

        Dreamsofsunshine-I feel for you. We actually have 60 people coming, but only about 10 or so are for my FI. I really felt bad in the beginning and asked him if he wanted to do an AHR since none of his friends were coming to mexico and I didn't want him to miss out on "his" wedding. He decided it's their loss. It's just ashame.

         

        I think that is awesome you are going to pay for his Aunt's! I really hope they accept.

         

        Vlvetter-I'll let you know probably by next week how many I know. We are calling the few people that haven't booked this weekend to make sure they are def coming.

         

        Girls-I'm having a hard time deciding on some things. Should I do chair sashes? Should I do a sand ceremony? Should I do programs? I guess the debate is b/c I will have to cart all the stuff down there. I found a great price on chair sashes, but of course they are out of stock until September. I just hope when they are back in stock they are still on sale. I'm doing the destination wedding so everything is simple, but the forum has so many great ideas and of course it just complicates things.  



        #2924 janapana

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          Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:25 AM



          Originally Posted by dana 

           

           

          Girls-I'm having a hard time deciding on some things. Should I do chair sashes? Should I do a sand ceremony? Should I do programs? I guess the debate is b/c I will have to cart all the stuff down there. I found a great price on chair sashes, but of course they are out of stock until September. I just hope when they are back in stock they are still on sale. I'm doing the destination wedding so everything is simple, but the forum has so many great ideas and of course it just complicates things.  



          I know what you  mean, i wanted a dw so i didn´t have to plan anything,now i´ve found this site, i keep adding and adding.... i´ve seen some gorgeous chair sashes, but don´t know if it´s going to be worth trying to squeeze them into my measly 23kg allowance for a 20 min ceremony!



          #2925 aalva416

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            Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:20 AM

            Well you can always have the same sashes moved to the reception! That's what I think I'm going to do. During the cocktail hour, have the coordinators (and some friends overseeing) move the sashes over to the reception... so you get double use out of it.



            #2926 janapana

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              Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:53 PM



              Originally Posted by aalva416 

              Well you can always have the same sashes moved to the reception! That's what I think I'm going to do. During the cocktail hour, have the coordinators (and some friends overseeing) move the sashes over to the reception... so you get double use out of it.



              I like!! Cracking idea thanks!



              #2927 dana

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                Posted 21 August 2010 - 05:28 PM

                Hi Girls

                 

                I have a question for the past brides. I am buying the Caprice package which includes a hairstyle for the bride. I was reading the spa website and it looks like you can not book anything that is included in your package until after you get the "gift certificate" from the wedding coordinator once on the resort. Is this true? I want to book my hair appointment now so I can get the time that I want. Can anyone advise?

                 

                Thanks



                #2928 JNagan2011

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                  Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:21 PM

                  I am with you Dana on trying to decide what extras I want to do... I definitely thought I might save a little money by doing the dw but now it seems like I am paying for 1 1/2 weddings with doing the AHR along with the dw. Oh well, its our one big day and I want everything to be amazing so I don't mind paying for the extras. But I do agree, I don't know how much extra I want to tote down with me. I am already a terrible over packer and the extra stuff is going to get challenging. 

                   

                  So far I've decided I definitely want to do the sand ceremony since it creates something from the wedding that we can keep forever. I really like the concept behind it, and it seems so appropriate for a beach wedding. I've also found the sash sharing link on this site and decided to go with the chair sashes as well. A girl gave me a really good deal on 20 orange sashes and then I am just going to buy 20 more pink ones from the same website (they seem to be good prices on the site). I will definitely by willing to donate/sell for cheap the chair sashes to any brides with weddings in 2011. However, I will post more after the wedding incase for some reason we don't get the sashes back (I believe Linds said she didn't end up getting her stuff back). But I thought I'd give you RPRM girls a heads up first!

                   

                  Well Kory's brother finally booked, so that means our wedding guest count is up to 30. Which is exciting, I was expecting it to be only in the mid-twenties so I am pretty excited more people can make it. Plus we have around 5 more people who are really seriously still looking into booking. Ok well sorry that got long! :) Hope everyone is doing well~



                  #2929 JNagan2011

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                    Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:23 PM

                    Oh yes, I am debating ordering the raffia fans for the programs. Have any of you girls ordered the raffia fans through oriental trading company? I've read the sizes of the fan varies a little and I was wondering if any one had an issues with this?



                    #2930 vlvetter7

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                      Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:53 AM

                      A couple of questions for anyone who can help…

                       

                      If we have a private reception what happens after the dinner? Where would we be able to dance, etc? I’m not sure how many people we will be having but even if it is only 25 or so I would still like the reception to actually feel like a wedding reception…are we still able to have a DJ and/or dancing if we have a semi-private reception or is that only available when you book a private reception?

                       

                      Also, does anyone have any idea if the Riu resorts offer any sort of child care? I have a couple of guests who will be bringing children and they are inquiring.






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