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#451 *tinkertoy*

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    Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:42 AM

    Hi ladies-

     

    We are trying to decide on the reception locaion...

     

    Where did you have yours? Do you have any good pics of the locations??

     

    thanks so much!



    #452 cait713

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      Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:48 AM

      Hey tinkertoy-I've posted a few pictures of my reception at the Lobster Pot in my review, but I'll post them here too :)

       

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      It's basically a private little terrace that's attached to the Lobster Pot restaurant.  I'd say it's not as formal as the terrace of the Mexican restaurant (I've seen pictures of receptions there-it's beautiful), but we weren't going for that.  I guess it's all about the vibe you want.  Good luck!



      #453 jglee

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        Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:07 PM

        Hey Ahollo,

         

        I didn't notice your reply to my post until now...but reading through your posts later on realized that we'll be overlapping at the resort and posted a separate note to you recently...haha.

         

        Our travel dates are May 4th - 11th.  When we were on the site visit, Ana showed us the spreadsheet that had the wedding bookings, and I definitely remember there being a May 10th wedding, so that must have been yours :)  We were lucky to snag the last available Saturday in May.  By the way, did you know that your wedding date is Mexico's Mother Day.  And mine is the day before the American Mother's Day.  I hope that doesn't drive up the flower prices for our weddings 

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        I'm getting married at the Valentin next May! We just did a site visit, and also loved the chapel. I took some pictures if you're interested...let me know. I highly recommend the resort...they were super flexible with us and will pretty much do whatever we want. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
        jglee - what is your date?? I am also getting married there in May.. May 10th 2011!! Our travel dates are the 7th-14th.



        #454 jglee

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          Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:17 PM

          Hey Ahollo,

           

          Catching up on this forum today and am going to bug you again with a question!  So it sounds like you're booking an outside photographer, and not using the one from the resort.  Is there a reason you decided to do that?  Does your package include a photographer?  Mine does, and I'm trying to decide if I should bring someone in for the wedding, and just use whatever is in our package for the rehearsal dinner or something.  Any thoughts?

           

          Thanks!

           

          Originally Posted by ahollo02 

          I am in the process of booking my photographer. I am using Cecilia Dumas.. she has great reviews and the price is good! She wants a 10% down payment to reserve the date. She asked me to wire the money to her bank and gave me the account number and such. Has anyone ever wired money before? How does it work? I'm assuming this in not weird to wire money to vendors, is it?




          #455 alliecattn

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            Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:46 PM

            My wedding is Oct. 2, and I'm working on the timetable for our DJ. Our ceremony is at 5:00 and, we're having cocktail hour after our beach-side ceremony. Any ideas on when dinner should start and how long we should allow for it?



            #456 *tinkertoy*

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              Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:56 PM

              Thanks Cait! I was thinking you had your reception at the Lobster Pot. We are torn between the LP and the Mexican Terrace.

               

              Yours looks so pretty!

               

              Thanks!



              #457 ahollo02

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                Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:27 AM

                jglee-

                 

                Sorry it took me so long to respond! I havent been on the site in about 2 weeks! I booked an outside photographer after much himming and hawing.. mostly due to price.The resort photographer is cheaper than Cecila Dumas and money is very much a factor to me.. so I was all set to just use the resort photographer but I came across some older reviews on here that were negitive toward Blue Lens. But what really turned me away was that I found a review that said Blue Lens created several profiles on here and posted their fake reviews to make themself look good.. then they were banned from being on here when the site found out. That was just really shady to me and I felt uncomfy using them. I see good reviews now and again for them but I just wanted to go with someones else.

                 

                I am excited that our time over laps! You will have to give me the ins and outs!!!!! I'm nervous about flower prices too!

                 

                Alison



                #458 ahollo02

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                  Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:30 AM

                  How has the dress shopping been coming along future brides? I have been searching online but have not made it to the stores yet.. still trying to tone up a bit beofre I venture out.. even tho I had a piece of choclolate cake last nite. Guess I'm not trying very hard lol. Anyone got pictures of their dress or ideas?

                   

                  I like the dresses that are flowey and have the one strap that is made of flowers or ruffles.. maggie sottero has one. Anyone know of her prices?



                  #459 alliecattn

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                    Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:58 AM

                    I bought the first dress I tried on and 500 magazine images and 200 Say Yes to the Dress episodes later, I'm regretting not shopping around more. I did my homework beforehand but bought the dress as soon as we got engaged. Ten months later my vision for the dress has changed. Don't get me wrong, I still like it, just don't know if it's what I would pick if I had it to do all over again. So, long story short, my advice is to spend time thinking about your dress and don't rush into anything. Don't feel pressured to buy the dress just because you think it might be the one. I got caught up in the moment and wish I'd done more shopping.



                    #460 alliecattn

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                      Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:05 AM

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      I attached an image of my dress. I'm thinking about making the neckline a slight sweetheart and pinning a starfish brooch where the strap meets the neckline.

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