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I for surely will let ya'll know how the wedding went when I get back! It's coming up quick - WOW!

I decided on outside everything to be honest with you such as: photagraphy, makeup/hair stylist, florist, and now I think I am gonna do that DJ bob!

Basically, I am extremely picky and I seen the iberostar's flower book that they let you pick from (well almost 50% of it at least) AND I didn't like anything...AND they couldn't get the flowers I wanted (orchids)... AND THEY WERE CHARGING ME MORE THAN DOUBLE what my florist is charging me (and he's giving me way way way more flowers)... AND I wanted alot of flowers and decorations that they just couldn't accomodate because they only have 6 VASES. So that's it in a nut shell! Told ya I am picky!

Yep, they (iberostar) can definetly decorate anything you want cake table, sign in table, with flowers etc... but remember they don't have that many vases so ideas are limited along with their flower selection I think it's like roses, stargazers, lillies, daises and some orchids (but they are $5 a stem)!

Good Advice: ALWAYS ALWAYS ask gabriela/reyna everything 2 times they love to say 'yes' the first time and than when you ask them again to put something in writting their answers always change (or maybe that's just my unfortunate luck)!

I emailed that DJ bob and he sent me a reply saying this:

"Hi Danielle
First of all Congratulations.
I would love to DJ/MC your wedding. I already am booked for 11 weddings that month and fortunately I still have your date available at this time. Let me tell you a little about myself and try to answer all your questions.I moved down here to the Mexican Riviera Maya 8 years ago from New Jersey so I do speak English. We'll some people would dispute that. My web site is weddingdjrivieramaya.com. I am a professional DJ/MC and have performed for over 450 shows and weddings. I have a wide range of music. 4000 of the most played/danced wedding songs including everything you listed. I am also able to down load a song should you request something I do not have in my library prior to the reception. I have worked at one of the Iberostars before I believe.My fee for four hours of music, (no breaks, includes everything, my equipment, lighting, mic's too) is $475 US. Very reasonable price hey?If you are interested all you need to do in order to lock in your reception date is make a $100 US deposit into my Pay Pal account at boradem@netscape.net. Also make sure the hotel knows you are bringing in an outside vendor and don't be afraid to dispute any outrageous charge they might try to add. Please let me know if you have any other questions. My US satellite # is 732-812-4521.Looking forward to hearing from you.
DJ Bob"

So I am gonna see if he can do $450 like he is doing for the other wedding on here and go from there... My TA has an email into gabriela to see if there are any charges for using an outside dj besides a possible daypass thing. I can let you know what she says if you like?!?

Could you send me stuff about the prices from your florist? Maybe some samples etc?? My email is ktlorens@gmail.com

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I decided on outside everything to be honest with you such as: photagraphy, makeup/hair stylist, florist, and now I think I am gonna do that DJ bob!

 

Who are you using for your hair/makeup?

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I decided on outside everything to be honest with you such as: photagraphy, makeup/hair stylist, florist, and now I think I am gonna do that DJ bob!
Who are you using for your hair/makeup?

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Who are you using for your hair/makeup?

Makeup/Hairstylist is ILKA MONFORTE her website is ilkamonforte.com

Her prices are listed on her website in pesos so you just have to convert! She has to travel 4 hrs to the Iberostar so her traveling price is $150usd plus 500 pesos I think it should be like $180 traveling fee. As far as a hairstylist pricing and information she can get that for you to she works with alot of hairstylist. Her sister Katia Monforte owns a salon in closer so it might be cheaper but she doesn't speak english but Ilka is willing to do all the cross comunication if you are interested in Katia. Ilka is very very very skilled you can see some of her credientials but feel free to ask about them like I did, it's kinda impressive! She speaks fluent english and she loves to give refrences of past brides feel free to email them (they are super helpful and love to give pictures - well the ones I talked to at least)!

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OMG- thank you my e mail is gar0831@hotmail.com. You have been such a help. I am seeing that now, stories are changing with the WC. I am picky to and I am not into bright oranges...I never looked into a outside florist because I nthought it would be so expensive. If you don't mind can you also send me florist info and adv prices. Do you have any pics of what they have avail, pics of yours- thanks again. Going to email DJ

Do you have to pay to bring in florist... I have to pay 300 for photo- who is doing yours? I am going with Sol's assoc diego I think
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Could you send me stuff about the prices from your florist? Maybe some samples etc?? My email is ktlorens@gmail.com

Just sent!

Gail I also, sent you some templates that might help ya!

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I for surely will let ya'll know how the wedding went when I get back! It's coming up quick - WOW!

I decided on outside everything to be honest with you such as: photagraphy, makeup/hair stylist, florist, and now I think I am gonna do that DJ bob!

Basically, I am extremely picky and I seen the iberostar's flower book that they let you pick from (well almost 50% of it at least) AND I didn't like anything...AND they couldn't get the flowers I wanted (orchids)... AND THEY WERE CHARGING ME MORE THAN DOUBLE what my florist is charging me (and he's giving me way way way more flowers)... AND I wanted alot of flowers and decorations that they just couldn't accomodate because they only have 6 VASES. So that's it in a nut shell! Told ya I am picky!

Yep, they (iberostar) can definetly decorate anything you want cake table, sign in table, with flowers etc... but remember they don't have that many vases so ideas are limited along with their flower selection I think it's like roses, stargazers, lillies, daises and some orchids (but they are $5 a stem)!

Good Advice: ALWAYS ALWAYS ask gabriela/reyna everything 2 times they love to say 'yes' the first time and than when you ask them again to put something in writting their answers always change (or maybe that's just my unfortunate luck)!

I emailed that DJ bob and he sent me a reply saying this:

"Hi Danielle
First of all Congratulations.
I would love to DJ/MC your wedding. I already am booked for 11 weddings that month and fortunately I still have your date available at this time. Let me tell you a little about myself and try to answer all your questions.I moved down here to the Mexican Riviera Maya 8 years ago from New Jersey so I do speak English. We'll some people would dispute that. My web site is weddingdjrivieramaya.com. I am a professional DJ/MC and have performed for over 450 shows and weddings. I have a wide range of music. 4000 of the most played/danced wedding songs including everything you listed. I am also able to down load a song should you request something I do not have in my library prior to the reception. I have worked at one of the Iberostars before I believe.My fee for four hours of music, (no breaks, includes everything, my equipment, lighting, mic's too) is $475 US. Very reasonable price hey?If you are interested all you need to do in order to lock in your reception date is make a $100 US deposit into my Pay Pal account at boradem@netscape.net. Also make sure the hotel knows you are bringing in an outside vendor and don't be afraid to dispute any outrageous charge they might try to add. Please let me know if you have any other questions. My US satellite # is 732-812-4521.Looking forward to hearing from you.
DJ Bob"

So I am gonna see if he can do $450 like he is doing for the other wedding on here and go from there... My TA has an email into gabriela to see if there are any charges for using an outside dj besides a possible daypass thing. I can let you know what she says if you like?!?
dbellie - I'd love to get info on your florist, especially if you said they're cheaper! Can you please send me their contact info and website, if they have one? I'm at Stina168@aol.com. You just have to pay the $50 guest pass fee, right? Thanks!!

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OK DJ bob booked- now whathuh.gif
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dbellie - I'd love to get info on your florist, especially if you said they're cheaper! Can you please send me their contact info and website, if they have one? I'm at Stina168@aol.com. You just have to pay the $50 guest pass fee, right? Thanks!!
Gail, ask dj bob if he recommends anyone for you?? It's worth a shot... I did this with my photographer and she recommend my makeup artist! So worth a try at least!!!

Stina- I found that email regaurding the fee for an outside florist charges... Gabriela told my TA in that email no charges for outside florist but we never asked about a daypass charge (I am hoping gabriela meant 'no charges what so ever'... Because I will fight them to the death if they say a daypass charge because my florist is bringing a TEAM of people with him to setup)! But my TA has an email into the iberostar wedding coordinator now asking for the specifics about the outside vendor charges (florist, makeup, dj, etc)including daypasses! So I can let you know for sure! Yep, and I just sent all the information to your email regarding the florist with some pics!

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I did ask DJ Bob but no response yet.

 

Can ANYONE who has already had recep at tropical tell me how they would dec escort table...mem table...

 

Also, I am doing a photo guest book.Any ideas on how to set up. Thinking if at enterance of rec with taking pic and an area on page to make comments- it will back up. What about having at cocktail hr?? What you think

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Ryan's girl - Hehe thanks! I'm feeling good but burnt out for sure! I think/hope everything is in order. All of the important stuff is in order as far as I know and I have re-confirmed everything with my wc and my photographer. Everything else is up to me I guess. I still haven't decided on a hairdo and that's worrying me. :/

How's everything coming along on your end? It'll be your day in no time! cheesy.gif
Wow!!! Your day is around the corner!!! I can't wait to read your review!! I hope you are ready and have a great wedding!! I can't wait for mine:) I am also using Sascha Gluck so I hope you have a great experience with him! Good Luck!!

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