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#491 Gail

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    Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:03 AM

    I am trying to figure out what I need to take/supplies. Do I get napkins and everything like I would do for rec here?

    I am not hiring DJ, taking a CD. How did everyone manage organization... did you ask guest to announce first dance etc.. Any suggestions welcome

    Did you play music during dinner too?

    I am thinking of having violinist for ceremony and Marc band for cocktail hour, does anyone know if we have to provide them with list of songs also.

    Last question- I promise. My MOH dress is indigo blue- what colors can I use with that!! Having hard time picking wedding colors and picking flowers

    In case no one has noticed I'm so bad at this. I admire all of you that have it all together and have done so many projects

    Thanks Michelle for link to cups and all your help. You have done such a amazing job
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    #492 ktlorens

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      Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:25 AM

      FutureBotter- Awesome that you're from IL too!!! I'm from LaGrange Park...like 20 miles west of chicago. Ugh, I'm so sick of this cold. I love the snow but I hate it when it's frigid out. It's supposed to warm up next week...fingers crossed!! You're getting married a lot before me! What are you guys doing for your at home reception? I'm trying to not get too involved with my planning but it's so hard because I'm just so excited! I am currently working on my master's degree and I'm supposed to graduate in May so I really need to concentrate on that but who wants to read about anatomy and shoulder rehabilitation when they can plan a wedding??

      #493 ktlorens

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        Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:27 AM

        Does anyone have any opinions on doing the poolbar vs the tropical restaurant at the Del Mar? My other biggest question is whether or not to use a travel agent. One told me that it would be hard to do for less than 800 bucks for 3 nights but on cheapcaribbean.com it's only $760 for that long with airfare...any opinions or good experiences with travel agents?

        #494 beachbride08

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          Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:44 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Gail
          I am trying to figure out what I need to take/supplies. Do I get napkins and everything like I would do for rec here?

          I am not hiring DJ, taking a CD. How did everyone manage organization... did you ask guest to announce first dance etc.. Any suggestions welcome

          Did you play music during dinner too?

          I am thinking of having violinist for ceremony and Marc band for cocktail hour, does anyone know if we have to provide them with list of songs also.

          Last question- I promise. My MOH dress is indigo blue- what colors can I use with that!! Having hard time picking wedding colors and picking flowers

          In case no one has noticed I'm so bad at this. I admire all of you that have it all together and have done so many projects

          Thanks Michelle for link to cups and all your help. You have done such a amazing job
          They had regular white linen napkins at the dinner table, but if you were wanting something particular or a colored napkin you could bring them down with you. Since we were in the steakhouse restaurant we did not have music playing during dinner (they had music palying in the restaurant, but nothing that we brought with us). We hired teh DJ, but he did not speak English so my BM announced us and the dances. We didn't introduce the whole bridal party so it worked for us. You can always ask one of your outgoing guests if they wouldn't mind playing MC and just let them know the order to announce things.

          As far as flowers, you could do orange, pink or white flowers or a combination of those with the blue dress would look pretty.

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by ktlorens
          Does anyone have any opinions on doing the poolbar vs the tropical restaurant at the Del Mar? My other biggest question is whether or not to use a travel agent. One told me that it would be hard to do for less than 800 bucks for 3 nights but on cheapcaribbean.com it's only $760 for that long with airfare...any opinions or good experiences with travel agents?
          I don't know anything about the Del Mar so I can't comment on that, but we did use a travel agent. That was one of the best decisions we made. She handled all the guest questions and was the one that let them know initially that if they decided to stay at the DelMar, Beach or other resort they would be required to pay for a day pass to come on the property for the wedding day. We didn't do a group rate since we didn't have enough people willing to travel on the same dates for the same length of time, but her rates were still the cheapest compared to what our guests were looking up online. A few of our guests booked through a different TA and had different ground transportation. They never came to pick them up from the hotel to go home so they ended up paying for cabs to go to the airport even though they already paid for transportation with their package. I don't know if they ended up getting a refund for that, but they had issues. It was also nice not having to be involved in everyone's trip planning. You have enough stress with planning the wedding you don't need the additional aggravation. If someone asked me something I would just direct them to our TA with any questions saying she was the expert and could price out different options that would work best. They were also able to set up payment plans where as if you book online you have to pay in full on a credit card. Some of our guests booked early and just made monthly payments until the balance was due.
          Michelle

          #495 noelynn

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            Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:05 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by ktlorens
            Does anyone have any opinions on doing the poolbar vs the tropical restaurant at the Del Mar? My other biggest question is whether or not to use a travel agent. One told me that it would be hard to do for less than 800 bucks for 3 nights but on cheapcaribbean.com it's only $760 for that long with airfare...any opinions or good experiences with travel agents?
            I'm using a travel agent. They do all the work for you and work with your guests for their travel plans. Plus my travel agent has been doing all the work with the wedding planner so far as well. It takes a lot of stress off of you. I would highly suggest using a travel agent.

            #496 ktlorens

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              Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:01 PM

              Beachbride and Noelynn- what travel agency did you guys use??

              #497 jlj1176

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                Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:41 PM

                Hi Gail,

                I would go with Pink (a bright pink) or Orange flowers with the Indigo Blue dress. I think either would look really pretty.

                Jenn

                #498 LindoBride2009

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                  Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:57 PM

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                  This website for some reason won't let me download your templates?!?! I am really interested in viewing them do you think you can email them to me? If so, my email is dbellie1414@yahoo.com

                  Thanks,
                  Danielle
                  Which one are you looking for? The boarding pass or the passport?

                  I will email you whichever ones you want. For downloading on this board you need to accumulate enough points first.
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                  #499 LindoBride2009

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                    Posted 28 January 2009 - 03:35 PM

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                    Originally Posted by beachbride08
                    I posted the link to the cups, but I don't have a boarding pass template. Someone else must have posted that one.
                    It was me. I will email it tonight.
                    Carla & Terry ~ April 9, 2009
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                    #500 jpwatter

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                      Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:35 PM

                      i am getting married on june 4, 2010 at the lindo.
                      i am just starting my planning and i am in need of tips!! eek--already!
                      does anyone have a to do list that i could get?
                      also, i know the at the lindo they do not do private receptions--so while we are eating are there like 100 other guests from the hotel coming by?

                      any help would be great--also if anyone has any pics of their reception/ dinner reception can you please e-mail them to me
                      jpwatter@hotmail.com


                      thank you so much!
                      jess




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