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#721 JBean

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    Posted 19 April 2011 - 06:27 PM

    Good idea! I'll ask Veronica about that. 

     

    Which dessert is everyone choosing? All the desserts sound... interesting. "Nuts cake"... lol.
     

    Originally Posted by missyri 

    Jbean- I felt the same way when Ana told me about the dinner options, I asked her if I could substitute the soup for a choice of two entree and she said that was ok. Who needs to eat soup in hot weather anyway :)



     


    Brad & Janine - November 10th, 2011.
    Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya
    Bride & Groom + 29


    #722 NikkiT1021

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      Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:40 PM

      We had found maraca favors at a different resort in Mexico (Puerto Vallarta) and our plan was to ship them to Valentin.   After discussing this with Ana, she told us that they can only keep anything that is shipped for 1 week before the wedding.  Therefore, we are now having them shipped from Mexico to NJ and then lugging them back to Mexico!  UGH! 

      I just don't want to risk the shipment not getting in on time or getting there too early!!

       

      Also, as far as dessert, we were thinking the coconut cake?  Kind of fits with the warm tropical theme.



      #723 cvan8765

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        Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:25 AM

        One option for dinner?!?! 

         

        Thanks for the input on shipping, I am going to ship down favors and stuff for a candy bar.

         

        Nikki, do you happen to live in Jersey?  I can't help but notice your photo is at Giants Stadium



        #724 Sweetpea_Mtl

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          Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:34 PM

          I just got married at the VIM on Jan. 26 2011. It was absolutely fabulous!

           

          SHIPPING: We decided to bring all our decorations with us in our luggage and using a couple of boxes. We were ready to pay for the extra baggage but found out at the airline registration counter (the day we left) that we could "share" our load of extra luggage and weight with any of our guests that were under weight and travelling in our group. How great is that! It didn't cost us a single penny for all of our extra stuff. This was with Nolitours leaving from Montreal. Shipping was insanely expensive and bringing it all with us on the flight ensured it would get to our destination in time.

          We brought paper lanterns with led lights, raffia fans with colored ribbons, chandles, gifts, lei necklaces, flower centerpieces, etc. Everything (deco) was MUCH cheaper buying at home and bringing over ourselves thatn buying or renting in Mexico or at the VIM. We also advised all of our guests to keep room in their luggage for a surprise at the airport and greeted everyone with their OOT BAGS filled with gifts.

           

          MUSIC: We also brought a BeatBox to play our iPod during the ceremony, at dinner and after for a fun night of dancing under the stars.

           

          PHOTOGRAPHER: We hired Samuel Luna for photos on our wedding day and for a TTD session the following week. He and Cesar were absolutely wonderful to work with and their photos so far are stunning! We also used Blue Lense (the VIM photographer included in our Wedding Package) for a day of romantic shots all around the resort. We were trully impressed with Ashley's photos and how easily and quickly she could place us and direct us into these beautiful and fun shots all over the resort and beach.

           

          Hope this helsp and if you have any other Qs, I'd be glad to share more of my experience at the VIM. :-D



          #725 ahollo02

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            Posted 24 April 2011 - 06:15 AM

            sweetpea,

             

            would loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee to see some of your pictures!!!!!!!



            #726 NikkiT1021

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              Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:48 PM


              Yes I live in NJ.  We actually got engaged at Giant's Stadium (first game of this past season). It's a long story but basically after I told him to buy Giant's season tickets instead of an engagement ring, he knew I was the one and proposed anyway lol
               

              Originally Posted by cvan8765 

              One option for dinner?!?! 

               

              Thanks for the input on shipping, I am going to ship down favors and stuff for a candy bar.

               

              Nikki, do you happen to live in Jersey?  I can't help but notice your photo is at Giants Stadium



               



              #727 cvan8765

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                Posted 25 April 2011 - 05:56 AM

                That is too funny!! I don't want to admit it, but my FI is an eagles fan.  Even though we live so close to the Meadowlands.

                 

                Sweetpea,

                 

                We are using Samuel Luna too!  I actually already saw your photos from him and they came out gorgeous!!!

                 

                Congrats!

                 

                C



                #728 MrsAlmaguer2011

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                  Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:56 PM

                  To those with a large group of 30 or more traveling:

                   

                  where are you having your reception? what extra expenses are there? like, do you have to pay for each person who attends?

                   


                  #729 cvan8765

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                    Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:19 AM

                    Yes you do, if you are having a formal reception.  For example, we are having appox. 50 people and are doing a cocktail w/ food and a reception and we will be paying $75/person for 20 people ($25 for cocktail and $50 for the reception)



                    #730 MrsAlmaguer2011

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                      Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:59 AM

                      Why are you only paying for 20 people if you have 50? Is it included in your wedding package?

                       

                      Do you know what the options are for an informal reception?  Ariadna just sent me pics of the locations, but I don't know if they are formal or informal locations. I will have to ask her.

                       





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