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Brooke, your wedding is almost here! I know you must be sooo excited.
I will be VERY interested in hearing more about your shipping and if it arrived OK. My FH is freaking out because I keep buying more and more stuff and he just doesn't know where we are going to pack it. I went to Michael's today and they have all of their beach decor 90% off! Well, needless to stay I bought two baskets worth of shell tealight holders, travel candles, votives etc etc for only 18 dollars. I was sooo excited until I got home when my FH went bonkers and said he can't imagine how we are going to get everything down! ugh!
I am so excited. It doesn't seem real at this point though...maybe I'm in shock!haha

I will let you know about the shipping and how everything goes. I'm so nervous but I'm sure it will be fine. I'm just going to leave things down there instead of bringing them back, so if anybody wants to use them they'll be there.
I'll def hit up Michael's tomorrow to see what else I can find!

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That's it, I am going to Michael's this weekend!

Brooke, you may have mentioned it already but what are you doing for your ceremony decor?

We are Fed-Exing out Welcome Bag goodies as well. I figure it is better than trying to lug everything over on the plane. Landy said it would be okay so we'll see what happens!
I am doing floating flowers and candles in vases, I have two large ones and one small for each table. I'm having only three tables since they will seat at least 8 people, or if we do it at the pool terrace I can use one long table and they will still work. I bought votives and tea lights and some glass starfish and shells to put on table as well. My colors are fuschia with orange and turquoise accents. I'm going to take pics with my table set up this weekend and I will post them. If any of you girls want to use any of my stuff I will make sure Landy knows to take care of it!

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I have been reading tripadvisor and there seem to be many complaints about "smells". Anyone else find this and should I be concerned? Any recommendations?
Don't worry about tripadvisor. If i felt like really nit picking after my site visit last month I could have come up with a few things, but they would be REALLY nit-picky and that's what you get on trip advisor! I still LOVE the resort and can't wait for my wedding.

Anyway, I didn't notice any smell anywhere, but it is the hottest part of the summer right now so the heavy humidity in the air can intensify things maybe. If there is any kind of problem now, I'm sure it will be gone come October (when the season changes)

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I'm thinking we may just do the pool for the reception dinner so we can have music. There are just so many decisions to make.
Honestly, having been there and seeing the set-up photos for both options, I don't really think there is that big of a difference between the El Patio Terrace and the pool. I think they are very similar in set-up and atmosphere. One advantage of the pool would be that when it's dark it will look so beautiful all lit up. Since you are there in October when the sun sets early it will likely be dark enough to look beautiful for your reception.

In terms of making decisions, just remember that so much of the stuff can be decided when you get there. Some stuff can't (in my case it took so long to find out if I needed to bring my own tulle for the gazebo - and that was important to know because I didn't want to buy the stuff and haul it down there for nothing! and I didn't want to show up and find out it was impossible to do becuase they didn't have the tulle and I didn't bring any). You might totally change your mind about the locations once you see them in person, and that is fine, it won't really affect anything if you change your mind last minute. Another example in my case, I was totally dead set on having the caribbean trio for my ceremony - I knew I wanted it even before I started planning the wedding! It was one of those things that was non-negotiable. Well once I got there and saw another wedding that had speaker music, and then spoke to landy, I changed my mind, the day before the wedding! No big deal at all, Landy canced the trio and no charge. It's funny how the things we think are "so important" during the planning stage are often totally un-important when the wedding day rolls around, and especially afterwards when we are thinking back (except photos - I honestly think photos are the one thing that brides will NEVER regret splurging on and getting the best possible!)

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I am so excited. It doesn't seem real at this point though...maybe I'm in shock!haha

I will let you know about the shipping and how everything goes. I'm so nervous but I'm sure it will be fine. I'm just going to leave things down there instead of bringing them back, so if anybody wants to use them they'll be there.
I'll def hit up Michael's tomorrow to see what else I can find!



I am doing floating flowers and candles in vases, I have two large ones and one small for each table. I'm having only three tables since they will seat at least 8 people, or if we do it at the pool terrace I can use one long table and they will still work. I bought votives and tea lights and some glass starfish and shells to put on table as well. My colors are fuschia with orange and turquoise accents. I'm going to take pics with my table set up this weekend and I will post them. If any of you girls want to use any of my stuff I will make sure Landy knows to take care of it!
Yes, please post the table set up--would love to see it--sounds terrific!

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karla asked me about where we're thinking of setting up the lounge furniture for our Seaside Grill reception so here's what we're thinking...

 

this little group of palm trees is just to the side of the SG (that's the SG there on the right) you may choose to walk through these tress as part of your aisle if your outdoor wedding is at this beach site

 

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this area is on the other side of Seaside Grill and if the weather cooperates, will serve as our dance floor so we may decide to set up the lounge furniture somewhere here instead

 

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lastly, this area is obviously right in front of the Seaside Grill (in the lower left hand corner you can see the edge of the platform the restaurant sits on)

 

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if we go with the first or last option, we are going to string paper lanterns across the trees to make the area more special and offer lighting

 

Hope this helps!!!

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Honestly, having been there and seeing the set-up photos for both options, I don't really think there is that big of a difference between the El Patio Terrace and the pool. I think they are very similar in set-up and atmosphere. One advantage of the pool would be that when it's dark it will look so beautiful all lit up. Since you are there in October when the sun sets early it will likely be dark enough to look beautiful for your reception.

In terms of making decisions, just remember that so much of the stuff can be decided when you get there. Some stuff can't (in my case it took so long to find out if I needed to bring my own tulle for the gazebo - and that was important to know because I didn't want to buy the stuff and haul it down there for nothing! and I didn't want to show up and find out it was impossible to do becuase they didn't have the tulle and I didn't bring any). You might totally change your mind about the locations once you see them in person, and that is fine, it won't really affect anything if you change your mind last minute. Another example in my case, I was totally dead set on having the caribbean trio for my ceremony - I knew I wanted it even before I started planning the wedding! It was one of those things that was non-negotiable. Well once I got there and saw another wedding that had speaker music, and then spoke to landy, I changed my mind, the day before the wedding! No big deal at all, Landy canced the trio and no charge. It's funny how the things we think are "so important" during the planning stage are often totally un-important when the wedding day rolls around, and especially afterwards when we are thinking back (except photos - I honestly think photos are the one thing that brides will NEVER regret splurging on and getting the best possible!)
I was thinking the same thing about the pool. It does seem like it would look really pretty all lit up.

The only thing I'm really concerned with in decision making is the welcom dinner on friday night before the wedding. I wanted to include this in the welcome letters in the OOT bags, so I need to decide where to have that. I think that I will either do it in the World Cafe (I think that is what it is called, the buffet one) or in one of the ballrooms, then have the bonfire on the beach. I had asked Landy once before aboout the ballroom for the welcome dinner and she didn't say it was the private event fee, just $12 pp (I think). I have changed my mind so many times about everything that now I think it probably is just best to make all other decision when we get there!

I still need to get my tulle this weekend! I haven't found the color I'm looking for anywhere (fuschia) and I'm starting to get nervous about it.

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Thanks Neen! Now that i've seen the pictures I am even more confused! I think the lounge furniture is something we can definitely decide on once we are there and determine what the weather will be like.

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the lounge furniture is $450 + 10% tax for 2 small sofas, 4 cube seats, and table, and yes, this is going to be in addition to our standard tables and chairs for the reception dinner

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