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ok so I have tried to read through all these posts and it has all been helpful. Thank u. But one thing I am still really confused about is can u hire an off site photographer? I really want to and need to know bc I have contacted a few and want to make a deposit. Thank u.

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ok so I have tried to read through all these posts and it has all been helpful. Thank u. But one thing I am still really confused about is can u hire an off site photographer? I really want to and need to know bc I have contacted a few and want to make a deposit. Thank u.
Sarah
Basically, I think they just have to be a guest at the hotel, whether they are local or from somewhere else. I would ask Jacy tho, I think girls have heard different things. Its always better to have some documentation for it.

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Hello DPA Brides! Well, I was initially planning on getting married Janary 2010. But after a long discussion with the FI and my parents and his parents this past weekend we are going to try to move our wedding up 6 months to June 2009. We have definitely thrown a curve ball at our friends and family (and ourselves!). This doesn't leave much time for planning and I am in full-fledged freak-out mode. smile41.gif

 

I initially wasn't planning on getting married at DPA but my FI did some research and is set on getting married there! We put in a request for June 20 or June 19 2009. How long did it take for you to get response back from the WC about your wedding date?

 

Also, does anyone know if we can book the resort photographer for TTD?

 

Thanks so much ladies! smile03.gif

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Does anyone know what size the tables are for the reception? Does 5' sound right? We're trying to order overlays. If they are 5' I think we'll probably seat 8 people to a table.

Also, for the cocktail hour - does anyone know if the high tables are available, rather than lower tables? I've seen them set up at some other resorts for a cocktail hour and since most people stand anyway, probably makes more sense.

Also, is anyone doing a signature drink at their cocktail hour? what's the best way to set that up? make friends with the bartender? :) If you do, will you put a card or something on the table letting people know what your signature drink is - if it was something concocted just for your weddinghuh.gif

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I was told that the tables are round and sit 8 people. Not sure exactly what the size is.

We are going to do a signature drink. I would like to put something out but haven't decided on that yet. The tall tables would be really cool, I hope they can work that out.

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Regarding the signature drink... if you have a friend who's a bartender, maybe they can put something together for you. We're matching the colors of orange and fuschia (well - sorta) but at least it has tequila in it to go with the Mexican themeshots.gif

I'm really hoping they have the high tables, too. Will let you know what we come up with...

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Hello DPA Brides! Well, I was initially planning on getting married Janary 2010. But after a long discussion with the FI and my parents and his parents this past weekend we are going to try to move our wedding up 6 months to June 2009. We have definitely thrown a curve ball at our friends and family (and ourselves!). This doesn't leave much time for planning and I am in full-fledged freak-out mode. smile41.gif

I initially wasn't planning on getting married at DPA but my FI did some research and is set on getting married there! We put in a request for June 20 or June 19 2009. How long did it take for you to get response back from the WC about your wedding date?

Also, does anyone know if we can book the resort photographer for TTD?

Thanks so much ladies! smile03.gif

It took about 2 days for Jacy to email me back that my date was available. Then she will send you info to fill out and email back to her to hold your date. After I filled out the forms and sent her the $500 deposit, I heard back the same day that she had received everything. Good Luck!!

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Hi AlliMay,

Since you are having your cocktail hour at the gazebo, what are you doing for the reception dinner and dancing? Are you picking a wedding package? If you are which one? I am still so confused. We are really running into money problems with this crazy economy and this wedding is becoming very stressful for my future hubby and I! I just don't know which is the best way to go as far as the reception. Would love to hear ideas!!!

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I would love to hear your reception ideas too! Does anyone know if there is a standard time for a dinner/reception? I've sent an email out to Jacy but have not heard back.

 

Also, the cocktail hour, that is right after the ceremony right?

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Hi AlliMay,
Since you are having your cocktail hour at the gazebo, what are you doing for the reception dinner and dancing? Are you picking a wedding package? If you are which one? I am still so confused. We are really running into money problems with this crazy economy and this wedding is becoming very stressful for my future hubby and I! I just don't know which is the best way to go as far as the reception. Would love to hear ideas!!!
Hi Kimmaranto and Rainfall!!

So here are my current plans. Keep in mind that not all of this has been confirmed through Jacy, but seems reasonable and I hope it will work out:

-We have about 24 people booked right now, inc. us
-I booked the least expensive package, but will be adding some additional things (corsages, bouts, etc.).
-Ceremony is at 5 pm and should last about 20-30 minutes (I am doing some readings).
-Immediately after the ceremony, I want to do the toasts, cake cutting, etc. Depending on cost, I may have them do a cocktail hour in the gazebo...honestly, tho, if that turns out to be rather expensive, then I will just have the champagne for the toasts and milling around after the ceremony.
-I plan to send everyone to either the bar, or one of the restaurants while we take some photos. I want to use the resort photographer, but without purchasing any prints (just the CD with images)...hopefully this will be less than the prices quoted. I need to speak to Jacy about this.
-At this point we are not planning to do a private dinner. If the resort is below 60%, we may try to rent El Patio for the fee (as stated in the guide), but if not, then I think that we will just get 3-4 tables at one of the restaurants.
-After dinner, we will probably head to Desires or one of the other bars for some dancing and fun.

That's it, ladies...I welcome any feedback about these plans! Having the dinner and/or cocktail hour be private is not that big of a concern for us, and honestly I cannot justify giving that much more $ to the resort since everyone has already paid to eat & drink for the week. That is just me...everyone has different priorities and visions for their wedding. We are doing a cocktail party in August after we get back, so are trying to keep extra expenses at a minimum.

Does this make sense?

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