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#811 Gail

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    Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:06 PM

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    Don't get down it's all the wedding coordinators at the Iberostar's like to say 'no' not just the Lindo. Did you try an outside vendor? Maybe you can rent one for way cheaper, which is the case I found out with the Del Mar!
    Is the same florist doing your arch as recep flowers. He gave me a lot higher price for arch and to decor gazebo than resort.
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    #812 BBtoB

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      Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:48 PM

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      Don't get down it's all the wedding coordinators at the Iberostar's like to say 'no' not just the Lindo. Did you try an outside vendor? Maybe you can rent one for way cheaper, which is the case I found out with the Del Mar!
      Thanks, Dbellie. I will see what the WC gets back to me with and if she shoots me down again I will use your advice of looking into an outside vendor. Do you have one you recommend?

      #813 dbellie1414

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        Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:35 AM

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        Is the same florist doing your arch as recep flowers. He gave me a lot higher price for arch and to decor gazebo than resort.
        He is doing decor at gazebo ummm, I think it's $80 per decorated column ... No arch just all the columns at gazebo covered in flowers and rose petals everywhere in mass abundance. I know the amount of flowers he is giving me is cheaper than the iberostar quoted me for the reception but don't know about anything else... I didn't ask the iberostar about pricing of the gazebo cuz they couldn't even get the flowers or colors I wanted so they may be cheaper on decorating the gazebo?!?
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        #814 dbellie1414

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          Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:40 AM

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          Thanks, Dbellie. I will see what the WC gets back to me with and if she shoots me down again I will use your advice of looking into an outside vendor. Do you have one you recommend?
          check out this lady Julieta: floresjulieta@prodigy.net.mx

          Or maybe vanessa Jaimes can do it to at: vanessa@vanessajaimes.com

          or Marvin at: marvin@mayadisenofloral.com.mx
          I don't know if Marvin can but it's worth a try?!?


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          #815 jomia32

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            Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:10 PM

            HELP! HELP! LOTS OF HELP!

            Congratulations everyone on your engagement/upcoming wedding/marriage.

            I'm planning to marry at the Lindo next January and am drowning in questions and anxiety.
            We somehow ended up inviting almost 90 people and expect about 60 to make it so far.

            A) I'm worried about the reception. I figure, when we get a better idea of how many guests to expect, we can make a firm decision about reception sites.
            But, if 50+ people do show up, what are our options for dining?

            B) It looks like the Disco and Convention Center are our only options for a reception party. I gathered that the Disco seems cheezy, but the Convention Center has a crappy sound system and no bathrooms inside? Is that right? Then should I look for dj's who have an extensive collection of audio equipment? 'Cause I was kinda hoping to just use an iPod Mix.

            C) Lastly, until a decision has been reached, I'm wondering what our paper invitations should say about the reception? How should I word it?
            "Reception to follow at the Lindo resort but we don't know where yet"?

            #816 briscoecrown

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              Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:22 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by jomia32
              HELP! HELP! LOTS OF HELP!

              Congratulations everyone on your engagement/upcoming wedding/marriage.

              I'm planning to marry at the Lindo next January and am drowning in questions and anxiety.
              We somehow ended up inviting almost 90 people and expect about 60 to make it so far.

              A) I'm worried about the reception. I figure, when we get a better idea of how many guests to expect, we can make a firm decision about reception sites.
              But, if 50+ people do show up, what are our options for dining?

              B) It looks like the Disco and Convention Center are our only options for a reception party. I gathered that the Disco seems cheezy, but the Convention Center has a crappy sound system and no bathrooms inside? Is that right? Then should I look for dj's who have an extensive collection of audio equipment? 'Cause I was kinda hoping to just use an iPod Mix.

              C) Lastly, until a decision has been reached, I'm wondering what our paper invitations should say about the reception? How should I word it?
              "Reception to follow at the Lindo resort but we don't know where yet"?
              Hi Jomia32! Welcome aboard & congrats! I'm getting married at the Maya in June. I have over 50 people attending too so I understand your concerns.

              A) Your dining options are the same. You can choose any restaurant to have your wedding dinner. The WCs haven't indicated any restrictions when it comes to selecting a restaurant. If you have 70+ guests, you can have a private dinner & reception combined in the convention center. However, you have to pay per person and the rate starts at approx $50 per plate (depending on your menu selection).

              B) The Disco & Convention Center are your options for a reception party with more than 40 guests. However, when I inquired about a lounge set-up, I was advised we could have an outdoor reception in one of the courtyards. As far as the DJ equipment, the WC said we could rent the equipment from a vendor without the DJ and use our own CDs/IPOD. I haven't heard about the bathroom situation.... seems kinda odd not to have one available for a large gathering.

              C) I would suggest keeping the invitations as general as possible. Maybe something like "Dinner and Reception to immediately follow."


              I'm sure some of the other brides will chime in. Happy planning!

              #817 jlj1176

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                Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:50 AM

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                My ceremony is also at five. I was told cocktail hr 6-7 and appet additional cost pp. just cocktail for open bar 6pp and with food 12pp from Gabriella

                I am not sure why she is telling you something different. Are you renting out the Tropical Restaurant? We are paying $800 for the restaurant rental from 6:30 - 10:30. There is also an additional $18 per person charge. When we arrive there will be cold appetizers and salads. At 7 pm dinner will be served (choice of Skirt Steak or Grouper). We will have our wedding cake served at the reception (instead of after the ceremony).

                She did tell me that if I wanted a cocktail hour before the rental starts at 6:30 (say from 5:30 to 6:30) that there would be the $12 per person charge for drinks with appetizers.

                #818 beachbride08

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                  Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:44 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by jomia32
                  HELP! HELP! LOTS OF HELP!

                  Congratulations everyone on your engagement/upcoming wedding/marriage.

                  I'm planning to marry at the Lindo next January and am drowning in questions and anxiety.
                  We somehow ended up inviting almost 90 people and expect about 60 to make it so far.

                  A) I'm worried about the reception. I figure, when we get a better idea of how many guests to expect, we can make a firm decision about reception sites.
                  But, if 50+ people do show up, what are our options for dining?

                  B) It looks like the Disco and Convention Center are our only options for a reception party. I gathered that the Disco seems cheezy, but the Convention Center has a crappy sound system and no bathrooms inside? Is that right? Then should I look for dj's who have an extensive collection of audio equipment? 'Cause I was kinda hoping to just use an iPod Mix.

                  C) Lastly, until a decision has been reached, I'm wondering what our paper invitations should say about the reception? How should I word it?
                  "Reception to follow at the Lindo resort but we don't know where yet"?
                  I would wait until you know exactly how many people will actually be coming. We sent out 75 invites and estimated 50 people coming based on people telling us they were coming. When it actually came down to booking we had 31 people. You may not have to stress yourself out about the location unless 60 people end up booking. You send in your details sheet picking your locations, but you finalize everything once you get to the resort so you can make changes up until a day or two before the wedding. We kept our invitations basic. We just listed the ceremony time of 4:00 and then put cocktails, dinner and dancing to follow. We didn't specify a location because we weren't 100% sure where everything was going to be. I did print out a timeline with our requested times and locations for dinner, etc. However, if you decide to do this I recommend leaving the times and locations off and just putting blank lines to fill it in, or bring it saved on a jump drive to print out at the resort. I ended up having to cross out times and locations since we changed teh ceremony location and the cocktail hour, dinner and reception all started a half hour earlier and we didn't find that out until we got to the resort. As far as the music, I didn't look at the convention center so I can't confirm the sound. The resort has one large speaker on a stand that you can use to hook an ipod up to. We used it in the Los Vitrales room, but the room was not huge so the sound was fine. If you are going to be in a bigger room then you might want to rent another speaker or hire a DJ with their own sound system.
                  Michelle

                  #819 dbellie1414

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                    Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:55 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by jomia32
                    HELP! HELP! LOTS OF HELP!

                    Congratulations everyone on your engagement/upcoming wedding/marriage.

                    I'm planning to marry at the Lindo next January and am drowning in questions and anxiety.
                    We somehow ended up inviting almost 90 people and expect about 60 to make it so far.

                    A) I'm worried about the reception. I figure, when we get a better idea of how many guests to expect, we can make a firm decision about reception sites.
                    But, if 50+ people do show up, what are our options for dining?

                    B) It looks like the Disco and Convention Center are our only options for a reception party. I gathered that the Disco seems cheezy, but the Convention Center has a crappy sound system and no bathrooms inside? Is that right? Then should I look for dj's who have an extensive collection of audio equipment? 'Cause I was kinda hoping to just use an iPod Mix.

                    C) Lastly, until a decision has been reached, I'm wondering what our paper invitations should say about the reception? How should I word it?
                    "Reception to follow at the Lindo resort but we don't know where yet"?

                    Congratulations!!!

                    I can't help with any of the questions except C, sorry we are doing it at the Del Mar so we have different wc. But I would say get/hire a travel agent (TA) and send out save the dates instead of invitations right now to get the information you have out to the people, that way you don't have to be very specific on ALL the information (reception/cocktail hour/etc.). The save the dates can specify to use the TA and dates/hotels the guests can stay at. That way you can have a clue who wants what and when they are going and it will all be done through 1 person the TA. Make a deadline to book on the save teh date, maybe the end of Oct and than send the invitiation out the beggining of Oct (which you should have all the info by than) and it serves as a second reminder if people want to go they need to book. Plus, that way you will have a definate guest count by Oct. so you can nail things down and you don't have to do any legwork regarding travel information!

                    Our TA saved the day with this and made our life sooo much easier, I tried doing it without a TA and it was crazy! Hope it helped!
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                    #820 BBtoB

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                      Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:16 PM

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                      Originally Posted by beachbride08
                      I would wait until you know exactly how many people will actually be coming. We sent out 75 invites and estimated 50 people coming based on people telling us they were coming. When it actually came down to booking we had 31 people. You may not have to stress yourself out about the location unless 60 people end up booking. You send in your details sheet picking your locations, but you finalize everything once you get to the resort so you can make changes up until a day or two before the wedding. We kept our invitations basic. We just listed the ceremony time of 4:00 and then put cocktails, dinner and dancing to follow. We didn't specify a location because we weren't 100% sure where everything was going to be. I did print out a timeline with our requested times and locations for dinner, etc. However, if you decide to do this I recommend leaving the times and locations off and just putting blank lines to fill it in, or bring it saved on a jump drive to print out at the resort. I ended up having to cross out times and locations since we changed teh ceremony location and the cocktail hour, dinner and reception all started a half hour earlier and we didn't find that out until we got to the resort. As far as the music, I didn't look at the convention center so I can't confirm the sound. The resort has one large speaker on a stand that you can use to hook an ipod up to. We used it in the Los Vitrales room, but the room was not huge so the sound was fine. If you are going to be in a bigger room then you might want to rent another speaker or hire a DJ with their own sound system.
                      Hi Michelle,

                      How have you been? It's nice to see you on here again. :) I was wondering if you had a templete for a Brochure or welcome letter for the resort. I think I saw something on here a while back, but I am not sure where I saved this to. If anyone else has one that they could share that would be so great!

                      Thanks so much!




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