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#3241 jmb0902

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    Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:03 PM

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    I am thinking of having my reception by the dolphin pool. I originally thought the adult pool but i don't want to hear the nightly entertainment which I think is by el patio.

    I am having 40 guests, do you think there will be enough room for tables and dancing by the Dolphin pool? I also hired DJ Doremixx and got the light up dance floor. Will there be room for a dance floor or should I just get rid of it?
    I think you'll have plenty of room... for both the tables for your guests and a dance floor if you want it. We would have had plenty of room for a dance floor if we wanted it (the concrete between the DJ booth and the tables were fine for us - it kind of created a dance floor area).

    #3242 BellaBeachBabe

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      Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:44 PM

      Quote:
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      I think you'll have plenty of room... for both the tables for your guests and a dance floor if you want it. We would have had plenty of room for a dance floor if we wanted it (the concrete between the DJ booth and the tables were fine for us - it kind of created a dance floor area).
      Hi!

      I saw your pics and you set up was beautiful! I was just wondering if you had any other views of your recepetion area. From the pics you posted, we aren't able to see everything. (DJ, dance area etc...)

      I am planning on having a similar set up but I want to see how it would look in advance.

      Thanks so much!

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      #3243 jmb0902

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        Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:21 AM

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        Hi!

        I saw your pics and you set up was beautiful! I was just wondering if you had any other views of your recepetion area. From the pics you posted, we aren't able to see everything. (DJ, dance area etc...)

        I am planning on having a similar set up but I want to see how it would look in advance.

        Thanks so much!

        Click the image to open in full size.

        You're in luck! We are getting our pro pics in the next few days... and my photog said they have some great shots of the reception site. I will let you guys know as soon as I post them!!

        Also- I will be posting my review as SOON as I get the pics to put in them =)


        #3244 jerzygirl85

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          Posted 22 January 2010 - 12:31 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by jmb0902
          You're in luck! We are getting our pro pics in the next few days... and my photog said they have some great shots of the reception site. I will let you guys know as soon as I post them!!

          Also- I will be posting my review as SOON as I get the pics to put in them =)
          Yay!! I would love to see your pics!
          ~~Joanna~~

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          #3245 BrideBarbie

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            Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:30 AM

            I am so excited to start getting serious about planning! We just book Ivan Luckie as our photog and I'm so thrilled! http://luckiephotography.com Thanks everyone for sharing your pictures and advice so far.

            #3246 Butterflyf369

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              Posted 23 January 2010 - 07:13 PM

              Hi Ladies,

              I got back and am now a Mrs. We had a wonderful time and will be writing my review and posting my pics. Anabel was our coordinator and she was really wonderful to deal with. I did find that some of the stuff that Auorora quoted me was completely different when I met with the coordinator:

              - Blood work- only charged $165 instead of $175
              - No set up fee for putting out my decorations (There were only 19 of us)
              - We had our reception at the Dolphin Pool and went with the silver menu. We did not have to pay the $750 (wasn't even mentioned in discussions with Anabel)
              - All is all it worked out cheaper for us to go with the free package and add the upgrades


              Hope this helps.

              Thanks

              V.

              #3247 northernflasher

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                Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Butterflyf369
                Hi Ladies,

                I got back and am now a Mrs. We had a wonderful time and will be writing my review and posting my pics. Anabel was our coordinator and she was really wonderful to deal with. I did find that some of the stuff that Auorora quoted me was completely different when I met with the coordinator:

                - Blood work- only charged $165 instead of $175
                - No set up fee for putting out my decorations (There were only 19 of us)
                - We had our reception at the Dolphin Pool and went with the silver menu. We did not have to pay the $750 (wasn't even mentioned in discussions with Anabel)
                - All is all it worked out cheaper for us to go with the free package and add the upgrades

                Hope this helps.

                Thanks

                V.
                CONGRATULATIONS ON BECOMING A MRS

                Can't wait to see your pics and review. Its great that things worked out better value than you expected.

                I have some questions about small, intimate weddings I hope you can help me with. We are struggling to decide where we want our reception and I need to email the co-ordinator in a fortnight with the details!!

                We are only having 15 people in total, how did you find having a small party in terms of your reception location? We are kinda worried that our single table will look a bit lost and lonely on a large terrace or beach or that there wont be much of an intimate atmosphere, did you feel this at all?
                We also wondered about lighting, when you say they put out your decorations for free did you string lights up or did you find the ambient lighting adequate.
                We were also considering putting floating lanterns in the pool. From your experience is this worth doing when we only have one long table (= one vantage point to see them from), do they set you up close enough to the pool to see them properly or is the pool so big that they will look lost and float away?

                Sorry for all the questions, times ticking and my nerves are shot!!!

                Thanks for the help
                Michelle X

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                #3248 Butterflyf369

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                  Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:54 PM

                  Hi,

                  Thanks so much. We ended up having our reception dinner by the Dolphin Pool. We had 1 long table and it was perfect and intimate for the group. Everyone loved the location as it was the best of both worlds, the view of the ocean on one side and the view of the pool on the other. As to lighting, there was lighting in the pool and Anabel arranged for some bag lanters on the floor (white bags with sands and candles in them). She also had 1 spot light but it was too much so we told her not to bother. We also paid for hurracaine candle holders with white candles so it set the mood perfectly.

                  I did not go really overboard with decorations but what we did have included:

                  - hanging floors on the huppa
                  - drinks with straws and little butterflies
                  - set up table with shawls and hanging branches with crystals
                  - dinner- candles, shells and flowers scattered around

                  When you get there, they can take you around so you see the different locations options and decide what you like. I made all the arrangements when I got down and they spent about 1.5 hours with me helping me decide.

                  For myself, the location was perfect and it did not look like we were lost in a sea of empty space. I did think that floating candles would have added a nice touch but it you go this route, it's really just for the effect instead of the lighting. The only thing that was hard was the reading of the speeches. Mike's uncle held up one of the hurracaine vase. It was pretty funny.

                  I was also really nervous until I got down there. It was really easy so don't worry, they will take care of your needs.

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by northernflasher
                  CONGRATULATIONS ON BECOMING A MRS

                  Can't wait to see your pics and review. Its great that things worked out better value than you expected.

                  I have some questions about small, intimate weddings I hope you can help me with. We are struggling to decide where we want our reception and I need to email the co-ordinator in a fortnight with the details!!

                  We are only having 15 people in total, how did you find having a small party in terms of your reception location? We are kinda worried that our single table will look a bit lost and lonely on a large terrace or beach or that there wont be much of an intimate atmosphere, did you feel this at all?
                  We also wondered about lighting, when you say they put out your decorations for free did you string lights up or did you find the ambient lighting adequate.
                  We were also considering putting floating lanterns in the pool. From your experience is this worth doing when we only have one long table (= one vantage point to see them from), do they set you up close enough to the pool to see them properly or is the pool so big that they will look lost and float away?

                  Sorry for all the questions, times ticking and my nerves are shot!!!

                  Thanks for the help


                  #3249 AmyandRich

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                    Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:27 PM

                    Just a thought... when I was at Dreams in October, there was a reception set up at the dolphin pool. This is the same pool that allows kids and there were kids playing in the pool during the dinner...may hamper floating candles!! I asked a cordinator about the pool rules and we were told that they would not require kids to get out of the pool at any certain time. If you want floating candles, I would think the adult pool would work better.

                    #3250 northernflasher

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                      Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:20 PM

                      Thanks so much Butterflyf363 and AmyandRich for your help and advice.

                      Butterflyf363, your set up sounds gorgeous, can't wait for photos...

                      AmyandRich, very good point about the whole kids in the pool thing... Im seeing all kinds of dramas involving children and floating candles, think I'll give that one a miss ha ha!!
                      Michelle X

                      PLANNING THREAD:http://bestdestinati....-thread-58694/DREAMS TULUM REVIEW: MARCH 2010:http://bestdestinati....-2010-a-59147/EXCURSIONS AND SIGHTSEEING REVIEW IN RIVIERA MAYA: MARCH 2010:http://bestdestinati...com/fo...ra-...




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