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#781 ahollo02

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    Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:23 PM

    jglee -

     

    I had the same problem with Blue Lens. The photographer never knew our names!! Just called me 'big boss' and my husband 'boss'. I HATED this!!



    #782 jglee

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      Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:48 AM

      Ahollo02...that's hilarious.  He called me "big boss" and my husband "boss" too!!
       

      Originally Posted by ahollo02 

      jglee -

       

      I had the same problem with Blue Lens. The photographer never knew our names!! Just called me 'big boss' and my husband 'boss'. I HATED this!!



       



      #783 JBean

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        Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:57 PM

        Does anyone know what the setup is like for the head table? Veronica told me we will have round tables of 8, but is it different for the head table? 

        I've seen a photo (can't remember where I saw it) where they had a sweetheart table for the bride and groom on the Mexican terrace, facing the fountain but the bride and groom had their backs to their guests. I'm trying to figure this out so I can start on escort cards.


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


        #784 futurMrsQuigley

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          Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:14 AM


          Hi Vanessa!  My name is Jamie and I am getting married the day before you Dec. 9th, 2011!  It sounds like you have a very large group going.  We have about 45 people booked so far.  I have never been to the resort so that part has been hard but it sounds as though everyone who has loves it!!  It will be nice to compare notes as we go : )

          Jamie
           

          Originally Posted by VanessaV 

          Hello Everyone,

           

          I am new to this forum, I just happened to stumble across it in a google search. I wanted to introduce myself to the group, my name is Vanessa and my fiance and I got engaged at this resort last September and are planning our wedding for December 10, 2011, also to happen at the Valentin. Our engagement trip was our second to the resort, so I think it goes without saying that we love it here. The service and the attention to detail is just outstanding.    

           

          We have invited about 110 guests, will have the ceremony on the beach, cocktail hour in the gazebo and our reception in the fountain area. Has anyone here already had, or is planning to have there reception in the fountain area? One of my concerns is that it will not be bright enough, I have seen a couple of pictures and it seems a little bit dark. I would be interested to know what has been done here for lighting if anyone knows.

           

          I cannot remember who posted this, but whomever wrote about the food at cocktail hour going fast, thank you for the tip. I will definitely make sure to authorize that it is ok to bring out more food if the first round goes quickly.

           

          I look forward to chatting with all of you!

           

          V. 



           



          #785 NikkiT1021

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            Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:44 PM

            Hi girls!

            So I'm almost at the 100 day mark and starting to get a little stressed...  My planning has been minimal over the past 3 months because of a national certification test I needed to take for my job.  Now I'm starting to realize how many little details I have to figure out and it's overwhelming!

            I completely changed all my flowers last week.  Was initially going to go with orchids but after consideration I really don't want to dish out the extra money. Therefore we are going with pink/purple lillies and white roses now. 

            I still haven't made a complete decision about what to do about the rehearsal dinner.  I'm pretty sure we voted for no private dinner but now we are thinking of doing a "rehersal cocktail hour".  Its going to cost $24pp for apps and drinks.  I really want to do something special with our parents and bridal party the night before but I don't know if dishing out another $600 for this is worth it.

            Also, one of the flights that a lot of my guests were going on was "eliminated" (thank you Continental airlines)!  I spent this past week trying to make sure everyone on that flight was notified and able to change planes.   UGH!!

            How is everyone getting their bags/favors etc.. down there?  Ana told me theyre only able to hold shipped items for 1 week prior to the wedding so I'm not risking it and just bringing everything down.  I was thinking about giving everyone a bin to be responsible for but am worried about customs when we get down there. Any suggestions?

            Thanks for listening to me vent LOL

            How is everyone else doing with their planning???  Any tips on how to just relax and enjoy this whole planning process??

            ~Nicole



            #786 ChelsH

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              Posted 09 July 2011 - 10:24 AM

              Hi Nicole,

               

              I'm getting married on October 1 so I can totally relate!  I was getting super stressed out last month because I work full time and go to school at night so I had no time for wedding stuff.  We set aside a couple of weekends to just do wedding stuff and it really helped.  Once we got the invitations done we tackled welcome bags and decorations and in two weekends we got A LOT done.  Plus my girlfriends came over and helped me out.  My best advice is, if you can, devote a couple of weekend days to just do wedding stuff.  Make a plan before...to do lists always help me.  And enjoy while you are doing it!!!  It is easy to get stressed out but, for me, getting a few big things knocked out really made me feel better.  Hope this helps some!  And happy planning!!

               

              Chels 

               

              Oh...btw...we are trying to decide about a cocktail hour too.  We have been to the resort before and while we were there we usually went to the plaza for cocktails.  Before dinner they played music and after dinner there would be a band.  I think we will probably just try to do our own cocktail party by getting to the plaza early and claiming a couple of tables for our group.  Also, I saw on the Valentin's facebook page yesterday that someone posted the schedule of event nights.  I know for sure the Casino night takes over the plaza but I think it is on a Sunday.  : )



              #787 VanessaV

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                Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:07 AM

                Hi Nicole,

                 

                I know what you mean, I currently have my flowers booked as orchids too, I really like them, but they are extra money and I am considering changing them as well. Lillies are an excellent choice. My finace and I think we are just going to go to dinner with our parents the night before at one of the restaurants and then pick a place for everyone to meet for cocktails in lieu of a "rehersal" dinner. I did see on one of the pricing sheets from Ana that you could do a rehersal dinner for the bridal party for $80 though, and it did not say per person. I have not asked about it though because I think just going to a restaurant will be good enough for me. I have heard that with rehersal dinners they do table decorations though.

                 

                I was pondering the same thing about getting the wedding stuff all down to Mexico. 1 week really is not enough of a hold time because I don't think that the mexican postal service is reliable enough. I would want to send it much in advance to safeguard against late arrivals or loss. We are going to just pack it up in suitcases and pay to bring the extra bags. We are planning on travelling on AirTran because of their baggage allowances. I think the first 2 bags are $25 (per each person, and then 50$ after that. I think they do have to be under 75 ponds each though, so test them out before hand. They do not list a limitation on # of pieces you can check. I would just check the policies of the airlines to see what's available and would work best. 

                 

                To Jamie: It will be great to compare notes with you as we go, I totally agree.

                 

                To Janine: You are right, they usually use a sweetheart table for the couple, but you could always choose to be at a table with your wedding party or family instead. 

                 

                 

                Vanessa



                #788 Planner1Events

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                  Posted 10 July 2011 - 10:59 AM


                  Hello VanessaV!!

                  yes the hotel is gorgeous and this area use to be a little dark! we are from the decor and furniture rental company and we work a lot at Valentin!

                  If you want I will be more than happy to send you some options to use decor lighting for this area. not using poles our the traditional lighting from the audiovisual companies...

                  we can use ceiling lanterns, string lights, paper lamps, lanterns with candle inside... we have a lot of amazing and beautiful options.

                   

                  please send me a PM with your emial so I can send you some pictures and our price list document.

                   

                  hope to eharing from you soon!!

                   

                  Gabi


                   

                  Originally Posted by VanessaV 

                  Hello Everyone,

                   

                  I am new to this forum, I just happened to stumble across it in a google search. I wanted to introduce myself to the group, my name is Vanessa and my fiance and I got engaged at this resort last September and are planning our wedding for December 10, 2011, also to happen at the Valentin. Our engagement trip was our second to the resort, so I think it goes without saying that we love it here. The service and the attention to detail is just outstanding.    

                   

                  We have invited about 110 guests, will have the ceremony on the beach, cocktail hour in the gazebo and our reception in the fountain area. Has anyone here already had, or is planning to have there reception in the fountain area? One of my concerns is that it will not be bright enough, I have seen a couple of pictures and it seems a little bit dark. I would be interested to know what has been done here for lighting if anyone knows.

                   

                  I cannot remember who posted this, but whomever wrote about the food at cocktail hour going fast, thank you for the tip. I will definitely make sure to authorize that it is ok to bring out more food if the first round goes quickly.

                   

                  I look forward to chatting with all of you!

                   

                  V. 



                   



                  #789 MrsAlmaguer2011

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                    Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:49 AM

                    Is anyone else getting overwhelmed with all the additional costs?

                    -pay per plate

                    -open bar costs

                    - dj

                    -centerpieces, etc!

                     

                    I honestly don't know what to do. I am trying to save money here! I feel like i should have just planned a wedding at home!

                     


                    #790 futurMrsQuigley

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                      Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:27 AM

                      MrsAlmaguer2011-

                      I totally understand how you feel!  I went through that when we started planning.  I figured that they would give you a break on costs the more people you booked but that is absolutley not the case!  I wish I would have known this before I invited so many people.  I have tried to trim costs here and there.  I am bringing decorations...if you do them yourself you will save a ton!  I also decided the groomsmen didn't need boutineers.  Just try and cut things here and there and it won't add up to what you think. We also aren't doing a dj or anything...we will be in a beautiful setting with friends/family and drinks...that should be entertainment enough : )  When is your date? 

                      Jamie 

                       

                      Originally Posted by MrsAlmaguer2011 

                      Is anyone else getting overwhelmed with all the additional costs?

                      -pay per plate

                      -open bar costs

                      - dj

                      -centerpieces, etc!

                       

                      I honestly don't know what to do. I am trying to save money here! I feel like i should have just planned a wedding at home!

                       


                       






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