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#351 SunBride

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    Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:39 AM

    Thanks for your review Teresa! I will PM you with instructions for posting photos so that you don't have to go look for the other thread (want to make it as easy as possible for you so that we get to see them asap, :) )

    #352 Theresa08

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      Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:04 AM

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      Originally Posted by can't wait!
      Theresa, glad to hear you had a wonderful time! Couple of questions, if you don't mind.
      What time did your reception end? Did they make you shut everything down at 10:30pm?
      What section was the bad smell coming from?
      Did you or anyone in your party get a free upgrade?

      There is a thread in the general info page (at the top) with instructions on how to post pictures. Would love to see them.

      Congrats and welcome back!!!

      My reception ended at 10:30. We were going to try and extend it but Landy wasn't around to ask. Not sure it would have mattered though because many of the rooms, especially the more expensive rooms, are right by the pool areas/Seaside Grill/Seugar Reef. I am assuiming that is why they have a 10:30 stop time. But we started at 6:30 (I think all receptions start at that time) and we went the full 4 hours. The buffet was ready when we got there, so after our first dances, we ate immediately. Then we were done to party for the rest of the time.

      I am not 100% sure where the smell came from, but it was definitely in the newer section.

      Many of my guests did get upgrades but some did not. In some case they said that they had to pay extra for the upgrade and in many they did not, Apple Tours was running a special where they were upgrading everyone if they could.

      #353 Theresa08

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        Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:14 AM

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        Originally Posted by chandrathebride
        Theresa welcome back, CONGRATULATIONS, and thanks for the information. My understanding was that you had to have 50+ people to have a buffet option...did you pay extra since you had under 50? And can I ask how much you paid per head for the buffet?
        Since I booked in March, the honored the old wedding guide. It stated

        ****Buffet style is allowed for groups up to 50 people . The menu for buffet
        style would be 01 appetizer, 01 salad , 03 Main courses and 03 desserts****

        and the cost was $55 per person. I got the Gold Menu. The new guide now states that it is $65 per person.

        Landy told us that wording meant over 50 people, but we said that in USA it meant 50 people or less. She called someone while we were there and they said we could do it without paying for the diff of 7 people. In addition, we also had all 3 entrees as listed in the wedding guide, where now the buffet menu has changed. This is the new Golden Buffet menu
        Golden Buffet Menu

        Salads

        Grilled vegetables antipasti with basil oil
        Mushrooms Bruschetta with fresh tomato
        Shrimps Cocktail with spicy mango dressing
        Fresh lettuce salad with parmesan cheese

        Soup
        Asparagus cream with parmesan cheese grissini

        Main Course

        Beef medallions and mushrooms in red wine sauce
        Fish rolls with shrimp and lentil ragout
        Chicken Escalope marinated with fine herbs
        Truffle potato Souffl©
        Eggplant napoleon with baked zucchini
        Rice with vegetables

        Desserts

        Sacher cake
        Blueberry mousse
        Amaretto Cake
        Fruits napoleon

        #354 Blkatz

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          Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:19 AM

          Theresa you mentioned you had DJ Mannia-did he come and meet you befor the wedding to go over what you wanted etc? I just booked him and I am curious how that works.

          #355 Theresa08

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            Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:21 AM

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            Theresa you mentioned you had DJ Mannia-did he come and meet you befor the wedding to go over what you wanted etc? I just booked him and I am curious how that works.

            We had a meeting set up with him before the wedding but he never showed. I emailed him and he said that he got caught up in something. But basically I had told him all of the songs we wanted him to play for our first dance, bride & father dance, etc. prior to going down there so we really didn't need to meet with him before hand. Landy takes care of everything with him when he gets there. I even believe she called to confirm with him.

            #356 SunBride

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              Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:24 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by chandrathebride
              Theresa welcome back, CONGRATULATIONS, and thanks for the information. My understanding was that you had to have 50+ people to have a buffet option...did you pay extra since you had under 50? And can I ask how much you paid per head for the buffet?
              The price for the buffet is always the same as the price for served meal (20$ for the regular menu, 55$ silver, 65$ gold).

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Theresa08
              Since I booked in March, the honored the old wedding guide. It stated ****Buffet style is allowed for groups up to 50 people . **** Landy told us that wording meant over 50 people, but we said that in USA it meant 50 people or less. She called someone while we were there and they said we could do it without paying for the diff of 7 people.

              Haha, that's funny you called them on that. The wording is definitely not right. I had pointed it out in the info on page 1 as I had heard from others that it is actually 50 people minimum and not "up to 50".

              #357 Blkatz

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                Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:28 AM

                I wonder if they would allow us to do the buffet also-I would love to do that for my guests. Hm-I have only ever dealt with Lizet-I have emailed Landy several times and she never got back to me.
                Another question-was there another wedding there on the same day as yours?

                #358 can't wait!

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                  Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:09 AM

                  Theresa, I just saw your pictures! They are beautiful!!! And I love how colorful your bouquet is! Is that a natural flower in your hair!

                  #359 Theresa08

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                    Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:47 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Blkatz
                    I wonder if they would allow us to do the buffet also-I would love to do that for my guests. Hm-I have only ever dealt with Lizet-I have emailed Landy several times and she never got back to me.
                    Another question-was there another wedding there on the same day as yours?
                    I am not sure when you booked/what guide you were sent. You can do the buffet but you will probably have to pay for 50 guests, regardless of whether you have 50 or not.

                    There was another wedding there that day. I met the bride in the hair salon. Other than that, I did not see her/them all day. I am not sure where she was doing her reception, but our paths did not cross.

                    There were many weddings there that week, but most of then had smaller amount of guests than me. After I left there was a wedding with 35 people and another with 85. Incredible.

                    #360 Theresa08

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                      Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:49 AM

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                      Originally Posted by can't wait!
                      Theresa, I just saw your pictures! They are beautiful!!! And I love how colorful your bouquet is! Is that a natural flower in your hair!
                      Thanks. I really loved my bouquet as well. I originally had decided on another one, but I saw a few brides with that one and changed my mind. The colors really stood out. I also had a few flower girls that wore purple so it all came together nice. I will post a picture of that as well. In addition, they matched all of the other flowers with my flowers (the gazebo, table flowers, flowers on the cake). They were really beautiful.

                      The flower in my hair was fake. There were 2 of them. I got it from FLOWER CLIP :: Hand Picked Silk Flower Hair Clips and other Floral Accessories. I wanted to do real flowers but I was afraid they would wilt. I saw another bride there that had a real flower and it looked beauutiful, but it was a white lily and I wanted a color.




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