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#411 hoyt75

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    Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:23 PM

    Ahollo, I think your invites are super cute too :)

    Invites are really expensive for some reason. A lot of brides on here are addicted to vista print, and I think they do invites too. We didn't do paper invites for our wedding b/c we wanted to keep it really small, but we sent out invites for our AHR that we bought from Target, and had printed at Office Depot. Unfortunately I don't have a pic of them but they looked very professional and really good. For 200 invites, I think I only spent around $70 for them, and that includes the invite, response card, envelopes and all the printing.

    #412 cait713

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      Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:01 PM

      Back from my wedding at the Valentin, and oh my goodness, it was absolutely fantastic! It was better than I imagined it would be, and I'm so happy we did it! I'll be posting my review and some pictures this week!

      #413 missyri

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        Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:17 AM

        Congrats Cait!! Glad to hear it was everything and more! Looking forward to your review :)

        #414 ahollo02

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          Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:07 AM

          Can't wait till you post it!!! Yayyyyy!!

          #415 *tinkertoy*

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            Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:35 PM

            Can't wait to hear about the big day!

            #416 ahollo02

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              Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:52 AM

              Soooo according to the VIM facebook page, there are changes happening at the VIM. Apparently, the Lobster Pot now charges a surcharge of $20 for their lobster dishes. Also, the coolers of beer and floaties that were on the beach are now gone. That is as much as I gathered on facebook. I'm not sure if anything else has been taken away.

              This happened on July 15th. So the resort says that if you booked your trip prior to that date then they will waive the surcharge. I emailed my WC about this. Since I have not booked my trip yet BUT have booked my wedding, then assumingly this fee would be waived for us as well since we booked our wedding based on the amenities offered. She said not the fee would no it will not be waived.

              Just wanted to give you girls a heads up. I am very dissapointed. It's just the princible of it all.

              #417 cait713

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                Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:15 AM

                The Valentin has recently switched owners, and the new one comes from Spain and has made a lot of cut backs. The extra charge for the lobster is one. We noticed some little things-no more mints on the pillow before bed, no more chips in the fridge. No floaties in the pool. Sadly, they do make a difference.

                There is still plenty of beer-you definitely won't want for that. They have coolers with water at the beach, but I think you have to get the beer at the bar, which is right next to the coolers. No big deal.

                About the floaties-if you want one, bring your own! The gift store charges like $17 for a floatie you could buy for $3 at Target.

                #418 cait713

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                  Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

                  Also-posted my review! Hope it's helpful in your planning-please let me know if I can answer any questions for you!

                  #419 ValentinBrideJanet

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                    Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:33 AM

                    Any brides choose the Steak and shrimp off the menu??

                    Just wondering how that was. I was at the Valentin last week and the steak was very good at the French Restaurant - but wasn't too thrilled with the one I tried for lunch at the restaurant by the beach. Any suggestions?

                    #420 ahollo02

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                      Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

                      So Ariadna just emailed me after I was upset about the Lobster Pot.. she nows says that if the wedding was booked prior to July 15th then they will waive the surcharge. Also she said that to bring an outside photographer it is not only $75 (day pass) instead of $200 (vendor fee). I hope she stays by that becasue 75 is a lot different that 200!!!!




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