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Amjohnson:

 

Thank you so much for your input.  I really appreciate it.  I think we will end up with the ultimate package and having them for the reception sounds like a great idea.  Did you have any AV equipment at your wedding?  Also, I forgot how many people you had at your wedding, but where did you have your cocktail hour?  I know that one of the brides back in 2010 (I think) had about 60 guests.  She decided to have her cocktail hour at the lobby bar and they brought out the champagne and hors d'oeuvres that were included in the package (for 20 people).  She decided not to pay for any additional food/drink.  I am thinking about doing the same since the reception would be starting soon, but do you think my guests would miss the additional food or is there enough food/drink available close by that is included on the "all-inclusive" resort stuff?  

 

Also, the other idea I had was to have cocktail hour outside the chapel in the courtyard.  However, I'm thinking I would have to pay to have them set up tables/chairs there and I'm not sure there is a bar nearby...so I would have to definitely pay for more food/drink, right?

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Dee Dreams:

 

I think your centrepieces sound romantic and pretty. I'm sure they will look great.  

 

BeachBride24:

 

About the chairs...you wrote that the white linen covered chairs are included in the ultimate package, but I thought that was just for the beach ceremony.  Do they just set them up for the ceremony and then move them for the reception?  2 for 1?  I'm getting married in the chapel...so how would that work.  Did you have that clarified by the resort?

 

For the centrepieces, I was planning on bringing the vases with me.   So much to think about!!

 

You were talking about using those little lanterns, so what about spray painting them orange and putting a little bow on them or something to incorporate that colour on your reception tables? Just an idea.  I'm really not very creative!

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Dee Dreams:

 

FYI: I PM'd you with what our guests paid for the group price.
 

Originally Posted by dee dreams View Post

That's funny yea that picture is what I was thinking :) and I'm also thinking of putting hand fans on everyone's chair :) and I'm only expecting 20 people . I wanna do flower pedals in the sand and turquoise or turquoise and orange tulle on the canopy . I want to do paper lanterns by the pool brcause i heard the lighting is not great also candles around the pool where were seated. I hope we can share decorations cuz it would save us alot of suitcases lol I think I'm gonna bring and set up my self because I find the resort expensive :s also just wondering what ur guests paid to come down ? Since we are Canadian brides just seeing if I got a fair deal :)


 

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I'm really suprised. Anabel let me have the Gold menu last November, no problem, and I had the Dreams of Love package.

 

Tiffany chairs at $7 each - but they charge you twice if you want them for the ceremony and the reception.
 

Originally Posted by dee dreams View Post

I asked about getting the gold menu or having a choice between 2 entrees on the dreams of love menu and she said No sad.gif .. Also as for color I chose turquoise and orange because their my two fav colors :P .. As for center pieces I was thinking of doing a slim vase with waterwith little rocks in the bottom and a flower and a floting candle lol just an idea lol but worried about bringing all that why I figured sharing with be easier then whoever brings stuff doesn't have to lug it back lol . And I'm thinking about turquoise chair sashes . Your center pieces sound beautiful :) and are u talking about the Tiffany chairs ? And I think once us 3 have a better idea of what we want for decorations it will be easier to plan the sharing :P
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They might let you do that. We didn't have a video, so I'm not sure how flexible Il Gruppo is. I know that some brides last year had issues though with having both the resort photographer and an outside phtoographer at the wedding at the same time - they were in each other's way. Il Gruppo was really flexible with me, and said they would take pictures for any time the week we were there. We picked our welcome dinner, and figured that if we got some nice ones, it was a bonus.

 

Originally Posted by BeaBride View Post

Hi Sheena2011:

 

We are bringing our own photographer but will have pictures included in the package.  I was hoping to get a longer video of the ceremony instead of having the pictures but as you've old me before, I can probably forget about that, right?  

If I can't swap that, what would you suggest I use the resort photographer for?
 



 



 

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The chapel courtyard is right next to one of the bars. No food, but drinks and chairs.

 

Originally Posted by BeaBride View Post

Also, the other idea I had was to have cocktail hour outside the chapel in the courtyard.  However, I'm thinking I would have to pay to have them set up tables/chairs there and I'm not sure there is a bar nearby...so I would have to definitely pay for more food/drink, right?



 

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Originally Posted by bride81 View Post

 

Do you ladies know anything about the resort having vases or what the charge is?

 

The resort charge for the vases is I believe 30$ each! I know because I was going to rent three to put our bouquets in them for the reception. What I did and it worked out great was I brought( in my carry on) turquoise and red glass candle/votive holders which were two different sizes. Then I found some tin/metal vases at Michael's that I spray painted red to make our wedding color. They were light and easy to pack instead of hauling glass vases in my carry on and the wedding coordinators put some sand in them for us so we could stand up our bouquets. Depending which wedding package you are getting, you may have one or two flower arrangements included. I guess it also depends how big your wedding is...guest wise.With the Ultimate package, we requested that the wedding table arrangement be the same as the other one included in the package. We had one long table for our reception so we used these arrangements along with the decor I brought and it worked out great.  As it was my carry on was full with the votive holders and my wedding bouquet, ( I have real touch) If you are only going to have a few vases, I would rent them. I had brought just enough decor/stuff and so glad I didn't bring anymore breakables or vases. I have included a photo to maybe help you with some ideas. FYI, we had Natalia as our WC but they did the set up and did a great job! I did draw out a fairly detailed drawing of how I wanted the table set up but I thought they did a great job.

 

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BeaBride,

In regards to the AV equipment, I would have to check in my paperwork but I don't think it was included in the Ultimate package for the ceremony....I saw on here that there was a Webinar with Landy one of the coordinators coming up right away, are you participating? You could ask her more specific questions.

 

For the reception because we were only 11 we didn't need a sound system. But we wanted to have music for dinner and so we could do our first dance. We brought our laptop and portable high quality speakers and it worked out great! If you are having more guests, I would recommend a sound system rental especially if you are having your reception outside. Ours was supposed to be outside by the Dolphin pool but the morning of the wedding, our WC highly recommended moving it in as they were forecasting strong winds. I am glad we did as they night before we went to the Mexican Fiesta outside and we all rushed to eat so we could move in as it was quite breezy.
 

Originally Posted by BeaBride View Post

Amjohnson:

 

Thank you so much for your input.  I really appreciate it.  I think we will end up with the ultimate package and having them for the reception sounds like a great idea.  Did you have any AV equipment at your wedding?  Also, I forgot how many people you had at your wedding, but where did you have your cocktail hour?  I know that one of the brides back in 2010 (I think) had about 60 guests.  She decided to have her cocktail hour at the lobby bar and they brought out the champagne and hors d'oeuvres that were included in the package (for 20 people).  She decided not to pay for any additional food/drink.  I am thinking about doing the same since the reception would be starting soon, but do you think my guests would miss the additional food or is there enough food/drink available close by that is included on the "all-inclusive" resort stuff?  

 

Also, the other idea I had was to have cocktail hour outside the chapel in the courtyard.  However, I'm thinking I would have to pay to have them set up tables/chairs there and I'm not sure there is a bar nearby...so I would have to definitely pay for more food/drink, right?



 

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Sorry BeaBride,

 

I forgot to answer your other questions regarding cocktail hour. We had ours on the beach shortly after our ceremony. It worked out fine as we weren't too far away getting photos taken and joined in halfway through for appetizers and drinks. They let you request the drinks you want so we had pina coladas I think or margaritas and my favorite, mojitos!

 

We didn't pay for additional food and it was good for use. The appetizers we had were great. It would really depend on how much time you have between the cocktail hour and reception.

The area by the chapel is beautiful and I saw one wedding have their cocktail hour there, I think it would be a great spot! You are right next to the Sugar grill or bar I believe so if guests would like more drinks they could go there. We saw a wedding party and guests hanging out there between their cocktail hour and reception. They often have live music there at night which is nice. For rental of tables and chairs the cost isn't too bad. I rented two or three tall cocktail tables and I think it was 40$ or so. You probably wouldn't need many chairs unless you have a lot of older guests. With the cocktail tables, guests mingled around more...this is also what I saw with the larger weddings that were taken place.
 

Originally Posted by BeaBride View Post

Amjohnson:

 

Thank you so much for your input.  I really appreciate it.  I think we will end up with the ultimate package and having them for the reception sounds like a great idea.  Did you have any AV equipment at your wedding?  Also, I forgot how many people you had at your wedding, but where did you have your cocktail hour?  I know that one of the brides back in 2010 (I think) had about 60 guests.  She decided to have her cocktail hour at the lobby bar and they brought out the champagne and hors d'oeuvres that were included in the package (for 20 people).  She decided not to pay for any additional food/drink.  I am thinking about doing the same since the reception would be starting soon, but do you think my guests would miss the additional food or is there enough food/drink available close by that is included on the "all-inclusive" resort stuff?  

 

Also, the other idea I had was to have cocktail hour outside the chapel in the courtyard.  However, I'm thinking I would have to pay to have them set up tables/chairs there and I'm not sure there is a bar nearby...so I would have to definitely pay for more food/drink, right?



 

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