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#3751 Nicyx

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    Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:26 PM

    Originally Posted by elissae 

    Thanks Sweetie!  And congrats on being a Bridesmaid!  I am a professional one!  haha ( NOT NO MORE!  BRIDE IT IS! )

     

    Well i told a little "porky" i was once a bridesmaid to my sister (but thats coz im her sister) so this one is slightly different because a friend has asked me :-) x

    I bet it feels so good to say that!!! :-) Its soooo exciting x



    #3752 jessd123

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      Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:07 PM

      I think I have come up with some questions!

       

      Our wedding package includes 10 guests only. I was wondering if anyone knows if we can just pay the additional $20 per person or if they will make you upgrade at some point (It seems we have MANY more people than expected). I am not interested in all of the extras in the other packages and it will be more cost effective to just add $ for each person over 10 count. And....is the $20 for cake/sparkeling wine AND to be a part of the semi-private reception??

       

      After reading through some of this thread today (due to my lack of motivation at work), the packages in the past seem to be much different. For the cocktail hour following the ceremony I see that to include app's is an additonal $14 (?) per person? But, is the cocktail hour free?? And it also looks like you can provide an I Pod and they will play music for you if you want??

       

      I am not going to do a private reception following the ceremony, just sticking to the semi private dinner. I am thinking of moving over to the Riu Tequila for the Disco, I am not going to spend the extra money there for a reception due to the at home reception. I am also thinking some of the older people may not want to stay up late and party and this will give them an option......I have seen that other people have done that as their reception....any thoughts??



      #3753 jessd123

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        Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:38 PM

        Ugh, I need to get to 150 posts! So many templates I want to see!!



        #3754 shes2013

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          Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:21 PM

          Originally Posted by jessd123 

          Ugh, I need to get to 150 posts! So many templates I want to see!!

           I do too, i'm no where near!!!



          #3755 shes2013

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            Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:25 PM

            Originally Posted by Nicyx 

             

            Thats great news :-) One less thing to think about!!

            You know the stress is all part and parcel of it.... you will look back one day and think.... eh? why did i worry about that? or why did i worry about this? but it will all add to the experience of wedding planning :-) and on the day it will all be worth it x

            xx

             You guys are a major help in reducing most of it. I like that I can count on you ladies through this process!!! :) But you're also right it's all about the experience of planning & it'll all fall together in the end!



            #3756 shes2013

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              Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

              Hey girls I was wondering which room everyone booked the basic or the jacuzzi suite and why?



              #3757 Shay4966

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                Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:26 AM

                I wanted to know for past brides or brides that did a site visit, what was the best spot to have the cocktail hour?



                #3758 Nicyx

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                  Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:02 PM

                  Originally Posted by shes2013 

                  Hey girls I was wondering which room everyone booked the basic or the jacuzzi suite and why?

                  We just booked and stayed in a basic room, apparently it was an upgrade but i think what made it an up grade was it was a view of the fountains near the Kiosk rather than a view of bushes!! We were glad of the view as i like to sit and watch the world go by in a morning with a coffee :-) but weren't bothered about the jacuzzi (there is a mini jacuzzi built into the bath) as we would have paid for something we would have prob only used once!! Hubby used the mini jacuzzi in bath once (photo opportunity) he said it was OK & its very loud :-)

                   

                  Originally Posted by Shay4966 

                  I wanted to know for past brides or brides that did a site visit, what was the best spot to have the cocktail hour?

                   

                  We had ours in the lobby bar to the back, it was perfect, set back slightly from other hotel guests but not cut off completely..... I dont think i would have wanted it anywhere else!!! :-)



                  #3759 elissae

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                  Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:56 AM

                  Originally Posted by shes2013 

                  Thanks for answering my questions girls. You are keeping me grounded! ha.

                   

                  Elissa I love those cups, everything you have is coming together & looking so good!!! I so wish I had one of those christmas tree shops around us!

                   

                  Thanks, Emily - I am starting to feel that it is finally coming together - it only took me 6 months!  Thank goodness for this website and all the wonderful ideas!

                   

                  Originally Posted by jessd123 

                  I think I have come up with some questions!

                   

                  Our wedding package includes 10 guests only. I was wondering if anyone knows if we can just pay the additional $20 per person or if they will make you upgrade at some point (It seems we have MANY more people than expected). I am not interested in all of the extras in the other packages and it will be more cost effective to just add $ for each person over 10 count. And....is the $20 for cake/sparkeling wine AND to be a part of the semi-private reception??

                   

                  After reading through some of this thread today (due to my lack of motivation at work), the packages in the past seem to be much different. For the cocktail hour following the ceremony I see that to include app's is an additonal $14 (?) per person? But, is the cocktail hour free?? And it also looks like you can provide an I Pod and they will play music for you if you want??

                   

                  I am not going to do a private reception following the ceremony, just sticking to the semi private dinner. I am thinking of moving over to the Riu Tequila for the Disco, I am not going to spend the extra money there for a reception due to the at home reception. I am also thinking some of the older people may not want to stay up late and party and this will give them an option......I have seen that other people have done that as their reception....any thoughts??

                   

                  Jess - which package is that?  I spoke with Nancy this week & confirmed that the Royal Package covers 20 people for 2013 & the Caprice Package covers 40 people for 2013.  Although I have over 40 people, they will allow me to stay at the Royal Package and not upgrade to Caprice.  It's still cheaper for me per person to stay at Royal Package then upgrading. 

                   

                  The package you purchase includes everything it lists as well as a semi-private dinner for the allotted # of people it indicates.  If you go over the allotted # - they charge you the $20 per person rate for the additional people - which covers the wine/cake and the actual semi-private dinner.  So even though it's a all inclusive resort - you are still playing a price per plate once you go over your allotted group.  Also note - if you stay at the semi-private dinner route for your reception - and you have over 30 people - you will have to go to the later seating which is 8:45 pm.

                   

                   

                  Originally Posted by shes2013 

                  Hey girls I was wondering which room everyone booked the basic or the jacuzzi suite and why?

                  We booked the jacuzzi suite for a few reasons: 

                   

                  1.  We've been to this resort before & stayed in a Junior Suite so this time we wanted to stay oceanfront 

                  2.  It's our wedding/honeymoon -  not having a AHR - we work hard - why not?

                  3.  Bill's son, Jake who will be 16 when we go will be staying with us the first nights at the resort so we want space  & some privacy.  He will move into his grandmother's room when she arrives.

                  4.  We figure we can entertain there - happy hours/night caps/ family & friends can enjoy the oceanview

                  5.  We will have all my OOT stuff to put together before guests come/decor / my dress, etc.

                   

                   

                  Originally Posted by Shay4966 

                  I wanted to know for past brides or brides that did a site visit, what was the best spot to have the cocktail hour?

                  Hey Girl -

                   

                  We stayed there April 2010.  It's all a matter of preference.  I know of 2 spots they offer the cocktail hour.  Both are semi-private.  One is outside and the other is inside.  Lirico is outside in the courtyard to the right when you come out of the main resort lobby into the the grounds.  They can set aside some tables there for you.  Or there is La Habana which is the lobby bar which is beautiful & air conditioned!  They have tables across from the bar that they can set up/reserve for you.  

                   

                  Good question for Nancy though - they may have some other options!


                  Blissfully married since April 2, 2013.


                  #3760 jessd123

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                    Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:13 AM

                    We planned on just going with the "Free 2013 package". It's not really free but it is not near what the other packages were. In the beginning we were only supposed to have a few guests. But adding $20 per person, even up to 30 additonal people is still cheaper than going with any of the other packages.






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