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#5121 Tulumbride2013

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    Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

    Awesome dee dreams.. So your saying you set up your own reception space the morning of the wedding? Just to clarify?

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      Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

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      #5123 dee dreams

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        Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

        Tulumbride2013 No sorry that might have been a bit confusing how I explained it. Before I got to the resort I was planning on setting up my own reception table as I did not want to pay the 200$ to have the resort set it up, but the meeting b4 the wedding you have with the coordinator I asked anabel if I put all my table decor together all my gift bags , name cards, centerpieces and gave her a seating chart if I could bring them all to her in the morn and she would just have to put them on the table and each spot and she agreed. Usually u would have to pay a set up fee as past brides said but I don't know if she didn't charge me because I had it all ready for her , as usually u give it to them and they put it all together. But glad I saved over 200$ :), I hope I explained it a bit better lol

        #5124 Tulumbride2013

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          Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

          Ohhhh ok I get it haha. Yea $200 is breaking my back right now lol... I don't really have that many guests so I'm wondering ifi can have one of my bridesmaids handle it. I do have napkin rings a centerpieces.. But again we might be able to handle it :)... I'm back and forth on the menu cards... Don't really think they are necessary because there is no real dinner option... But FI thinks they would be nice and would bring our accent color to the table more. :rolleyes:

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            Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

            Thank you for the breakdown on costs.  It has all been confusing and I didn't want to go down there with no clue what to expect.  I was just going to do the lanterns for extra lighting, but knowing that they have spotlights, I think I will save the money and spend it on the table set-up.  Thanks again!



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              Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

              Texasmandy Yes I was the same, didn't wanna spend money when it wasn't necessary, because the costs starts to add up real quick. Here is a picture of my beach set up its blurry as it was taking from our room deck but at least in the pic u can see the spot lights and see if its enough lighting for u :) Posted Image

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                Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

                Originally Posted by dee dreams 

                Texasmandy
                Yes I was the same, didn't wanna spend money when it wasn't necessary, because the costs starts to add up real quick.
                Here is a picture of my beach set up its blurry as it was taking from our room deck but at least in the pic u can see the spot lights and see if its enough lighting for u :)

                Cool! Thank you so much for posting this pic!  I think it will be enough lighting especially with candles on the table.  You have provided so much great information - thank you, thank you, thank you!



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                  Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

                  Np :) I had so much help from past brides on this thread Anything i can do to pass it on !! But just from my experience the candles didn't stay lit on the beach . My centerpieces were vases centerpieces with a floating candles and none of my candles stayed lit

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                  Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:22 PM

                  Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013 

                  I'm curious as to lighting as well. We are not doing paper lanterns as bad as I want them, they quoted me 150$ to set up 10-15 :/ we have a DJ so I assume they'll bring some of their own lighting? Then we are dong the lights under the tables at 30$ each. Our ceremony is at 5 pm.

                   I know that my DJ brought his own lighting without me even saying anything.  I'm sure you can email yours to ask. He's going to need to plug his equipement in somewhere I would guess. so maybe if he doesn't have lights, you could bring a string of lights for his table??  In the week I was at the resort, there were 9 weddings (including mine). I think I saw 3 beach receptions and they were beautiful and pretty well lit. 

                   

                  As for candles, I had my reception at the Seaside Grill and I would have loved to bring real candles but was told by the wedding coordinator to bring battery operated ones because of the wind near the ocean.  I followed her suggestion but I think I may have been able to get away with real ones.  Anyway, my point is that I would definitely recommend the battery operated ones for a beach-side or even poolside reception because those locations are less sheltered. 



                  #5130 BeaBride

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                  Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

                  Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013 

                  Ohhhh ok I get it haha. Yea $200 is breaking my back right now lol... I don't really have that many guests so I'm wondering ifi can have one of my bridesmaids handle it. I do have napkin rings a centerpieces.. But again we might be able to handle it :)... I'm back and forth on the menu cards... Don't really think they are necessary because there is no real dinner option... But FI thinks they would be nice and would bring our accent color to the table more.

                  Initially I was just going to put 1 large double-sided menu card in the middle of my 6 guest tables just so the guests had an idea of what kind of food to expect. My husband (also) actually wanted inidividual ones to bring the accent colour out more on the tables since we had all white linens and plates.  I didn't have napkin holders or anything with a punch of colour so that's what we did.  Plus we had the luggage tag favours at each setting with each guest's name on it.   Anyway, it's totally up to you.  It'll look pretty either way.  If you decide to have menus, I think I still have my menu template and would be happy to attach it or email it to you.






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