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I did not find the wind distracting to the ceremony. The microphones and speakers allowed everyone to hear just fine cheesy.gif And yes, Bianca and everything about her wedding was beautiful!

I love the hanging orchids and white tulle idea! Are you going to use fake or real orchids?
That was my exact question too!! I've never seen the hanging orchids before and I think it's absolutely gorgeous!

I was thinking that for any decorations like that, I might look into how much it would be to send it down ahead of time (by courier with a tracking number of course) and otherwise I'm flying with WestJet and to take any extra baggage is about $50/piece so if that works out around the same as sending it then I'll just take an extra bag with me on the way down. Mind you, the last time we went to mexico, I only had one bag anyways I think! It's a good thing bikinis don't take up a lot of space :)

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Those orchids chains are super pretty. I am trying to decide on what type of flowers to use for the BM"s. I have seen these fake/real flowers but not sure what a typical cost etc is for them. Can anyone point me in a good direction? Its friday night and my fiance is out on the combine and I cant sleep lol. Any other lurkers? Lol.

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Sharing my info:
I heard back from Jacy. She said that we can add whatever extras we would like in addition to the complimentary package. A private dinner will be $25.00/pp and can be held in the gazebo or on the beach. The cake cutting and toast can be held after the ceremony or at the private dinner. Guests can just go to one of the bars for an informal cocktail hour while pics are being taken. Then back to either gazebo or beach for the private dinner. An extra bouquet for bridesmaid is $45.00, an extra bout is $20.00.
As for music.... there is electricity in the gazebo that we can use free of extra charge. She said many brides bring their own Ipod and speakers. To use their sound system equipment is extra charge (as we all knew).
We can add whatever photo package we would like.
I can bring whatever decorations I would like and they will put them up with no additional charge.
She was very helpful. I feel much less stressed about it now. She said all these things can be handled once we arrive and everything can be as I want it. She gave me the minister's email addy so I can talk directly to him with any concerns.
I know feel like I have a plan! YAY! smile29.gif
Yay!!! I'm glad she emailed back. I am leaning towards having our dinner in the gazebo and bringing an ipod. Might be a way to hush the mom-in-law about the wind factor!!!
Janna

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Thats awesome. Yes she told me private dinners were 18/25/45 US depending on menu. And she said if you bump up the package and dont need the photographer you can sub in for extra decorations or video etc. Which is great. Now I just need to sit down this weekend and figure out which is going to cost less and how much. Echo what weight is your cardstock. Some printers only go up to a maximum weight in cardstock. That might be the case with yours. Cant wait to see how they turn out. I took Becky's template and made mine like hers but then I added an embossed palm tree and embossed outter envelope. Very much the same as hers though. Thanks to Becky hehe.
Dee-
Did she say what the extra decorations we could sub in were? I don't think we are going the video route. It comes with the Ultimate package but I think we are going to try and change it.
Janna

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She said flowers, extra video or whatnot. I bet you can sub what ever you want in. Price point to price point. Talk to you soon. I have company this weekend who is going to help me assemble and finish my STD's hehe. Free labor.. love it.

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I'm getting married Sept. 18th and arriving on the 14th
jlizabethm - You probably won't get to this before you leave but I just wanted to wish you the most wonderful wedding ever!!! Can't wait to hear alllll about it!!

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I did not find the wind distracting to the ceremony. The microphones and speakers allowed everyone to hear just fine.
YAY GOOD TO HEAR. I'LL TRY TO STOP WORRYING .

I love the hanging orchids and white tulle idea! Are you going to use fake or real orchids?
As for real or fake orchids...
Real = I'm guessing is too expensive for us (I'll ask jacy for a quote) however maybe if I had hanging crystals with a few real flowers (non orchids) thrown in... it wouldn't be too pricey.

If I go with fake, I can make ahead of time and add weights to keep them from flying around. If it's too windy we can always tie them back like curtains or have them hanging in the reception area.

As for real vs. fake flowers, there is a thread in the decoration section I think...

I should probably have started this discussion in one of the decorations threads, however, I want DPA brides opinions because our gazebo is so unique. It's so "tahiti-esqe" I want to soften it with white flowing fabric. I just don't know where to hang it and how much to bring. I guess I have a vision and havent figured out the details.

Thanks everyone for being there!

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Im not even sure if I will used the gazebo there. I might hold dinner there and the ceremony on the beach. will see how weather is when we are down there.
You are so right, being flexible depending on the weather is probably the best plan. However I want to be able to plan my decorations and that's hard when I don't know where my ceremony/reception will be. Thanks for letting me vent.
On a happy note, I started buying OOT bag stuff and invites are almost ready to go to the printers.

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You are so right, being flexible depending on the weather is probably the best plan. However I want to be able to plan my decorations and that's hard when I don't know where my ceremony/reception will be. Thanks for letting me vent.
On a happy note, I started buying OOT bag stuff and invites are almost ready to go to the printers.
Yay for getting the invites ready to go! I printed mine at home this weekend and was working on the assembly too. I wish I could describe for you how funny it was having FI put the little two-sided tape squares on my corners for me! We're doing the boarding ticket invites so of course the tape squares had to go in between each card which adds up the numbers really fast!!! But I figured it was a good job for him and wouldn't scare him away from helping with other parts too :)

What have you got on your list for your OOT bags? And how many guests do you think you'll have? I realized that for 50 ppl the cost was going to get up there quickly if I wasn't careful.

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