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#1471 SBlake

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    Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:12 PM

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    LOVE YOUR PICTURES SARAH!! How many people did you have at the wedding? Everything looks so great.
    Thanks! We had 60 people, it was the perfect number. We had such a good time, i can't believe it was a month age! I appologize for whomever tried to PM me, my box was full. I've deleted everything so feel free to try again. I'm happy to help!

    #1472 Blkatz

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      Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:19 PM

      I feel like I might be annoying because I have some questions for you!
      I love that you had your own private bar-how did that occur?
      Did you bring your own chair sashes down?
      Did you have the buffet and what was your menu?
      Did you do a welcome dinnre?
      I am sure that I will have some others-just need to think

      #1473 SBlake

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        Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:21 PM

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        Originally Posted by JeninVirginia
        HI there. SOmeone asked about the lighting for a beach reception- Anabel finally responded. See below:
        HI Anabel:
        I will be arriving at Dreams this Thursday. I wanted to ask you 1 question about the lighting. What kind of lighting will you have for the beach reception?
        Anabel: We’ll set up a reflect for illuminate the beach.
        Also what is the best way to make payment to you when we arrive? Cashiers Check? Credit Card? Pesos?
        Anabel: The exchange rates is high so maybe is convenient pay in dollars or with credit card but we have to apply the charge in pesos so maybe is not good for you for the exchange rates.

        Also I have children at the reception and want to know how much you charge for childrens meals?
        Anabel: 20dlls for kid’s menu.

        Can anyone tell me how they dealet with the payments? Thank YOU
        I leave Thursday for Dreams.


        Thanks,
        Jennifer
        We used our debit card for the reception. You have to pay so many dollars per $100 in cashiers checks. We used them for paying our band but we used the debit for the reception. Plus, you have to claim it if you bring more than $10,000 into Mexico. Plus, who wants to carry that much around in $100 cashiers checks. Just make sure to up your limit on your debit card and let them know you're going out of the country to make a larger purchase!

        #1474 sdtooley

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          Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:50 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Blkatz
          I feel like I might be annoying because I have some questions for you!
          I love that you had your own private bar-how did that occur?
          Did you bring your own chair sashes down?
          Did you have the buffet and what was your menu?
          Did you do a welcome dinnre?
          I am sure that I will have some others-just need to think
          Great Questions Blkatz... I have some of those same ones.

          I was wondering about the one about the private bar because I kind of assumed that you would get this regardless. Am I right for thinking this? Have others had to just order them from a waiter and wait for them to go get them and bring them back?

          #1475 Blkatz

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            Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:03 PM

            I am so confused right now and I hope someone can help me. When I was down at DT for my site visit I remember Natalia telling me for a $750 fee we could use one of the restaurants-well, now I asked her about that for our Friday night welcome dinner and she has to "ask the wedding manager"...ugh. I dont know what I will do for the welcome dinner since we are almost 40 people.
            By the way-we want the buffet so I told them that we were 50 people. I guess with the photographer and her assistant, the video guy and our DJ we could be there.

            #1476 SunBride

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              Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:39 PM

              what? They won't let you pay the fee to rent a restaurant for your welcome dinner? I thought that was their policy! Makes no sense to me, and lots of others have done.

              I can see how you may not be allowed to do Seaside Grill or El Patio if resort capacity is 70% or greater, but you should be able to do the wine celar of portofino, or the ballroom. Worse case scenario I guess you can do the buffet.

              #1477 Blkatz

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                Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:12 AM

                can you do 40 people at the wine cellar? If so, then I would do it there.

                #1478 Mixie23

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                  Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:35 PM

                  I checked back to pg 1 and SunBride had said she thought the wine cellar could hold 30-40 people. I will be interested to hear what you find out because we are considering having a group dinner there on everyones last night at Dreams.

                  #1479 Lindz

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                    Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:59 PM

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                    Hey,
                    We had our reception on the beach next to the massage hut. We brought paper lanterns (10small white, 5 large pink, 5 large orange) for lighting around the dance floor. The dance floor was $700, the fee for hanging the lanterns was $150. They also placed tiki torches around but I wasn't charged for that. Our band, Kiko and Carlos band(highly reccomend! $950/ 45min set but they played for 3 1/2 hrs with only 1 break) has there own lighting system with colored lights that also helped with lighting. We had three floating candle center pieces with orchads in the water to help with lighting($60/table).
                    You can see our pics Craig Wolfrom :: Wedding Photography :: Idaho, California, Mexico, and Beyond. You'll have to scroll down past his more recent weddings. If you want to see every single pic(there are a ton!) you can go to Craig Wolfrom Photography look for Sarah and Scott. Our password is Chicago. I would also highly reccomend our photographer. We payed for his regular fee and room. He said he'd stay for as long as we would like for the same fee. He was perfect and very talented!
                    They will bring a mic and speaker on the beach for $150. They have an IPOD hookup available.
                    If you have any other questions feel free to PM me. Enjoy!!

                    Thanks so much! That is very helpful! And your pictures are so adorable!

                    #1480 rachelannmartin

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                      Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:34 PM

                      Hi Ladies, we are in the final stretch WOOWHOO! We've been busy working on our AHR so I've been a little MIA from the forum lately.
                      We're picking up a few last minute things as our guest list appears to be growing as well. I can't justify spending $60/centerpiece, I'm too crafty for that! So I'm headed to the dollar and craft store to see what I can come up with...wish me luck!
                      If you want to send me some ?s to ask the resort while we are there, perhaps we can manage to get you some more concrete answer vs staying in limbo for months prior to your wedding. Don't hesitate to ask ladies




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