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The red carpet actually goes on the sand, correct? (where the volleyball is set up - or at least that's what it looks like in the pictures). Is there some sort of runner for inside the gazebo that's provided? Preferably, something white... or would you need to bring your own.
Jacy told me the red carpet is all they have to offer. I am thinking about bringing my own tan, white or bamboo runner that will at least lead up to the bridge.
The red one they offer is on the sand leading up to the bridge.

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yeah, in looking at some of the pictures, the floor of the gazebo doesn't look that great. I think we'll probably use some palm leaves along the sides and then throw some rose petals, just inside the gazebo.

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Welcome Jamie and Congrats! Are you in Iowa? I am in the Cedar Falls area...

Good Luck with your planning!!
Hi AlliMay, Yes I'm living in Dubuque...born and raised. I love this forum! It's so nice to know others out there chose this site for their weddings too!

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QUOTE=2010wedding;742538]Hiya Jen-

Thanks for the info...I think I will wait and see also. Is this the El patio or something like that Jacy means?

Janna

 

I think it's just out by the pool and they set up tables etc right there. I had a look at the map and the El Patio is near the ocean not too far from the wedding gazebo. It's really hard to figure out what you want when you haven't been there to see. I think I could easily lose my mind trying to get it all set, so if it becomes too much hassle, I will just figure it out when I get there...which is saying a lot cuz I'm a control freak.S&M.gif

 

Let me know if u decide on anything or get any new ideas!

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QUOTE=2010wedding;742538]Hiya Jen-
Thanks for the info...I think I will wait and see also. Is this the El patio or something like that Jacy means?
Janna
I think it's just out by the pool and they set up tables etc right there. I had a look at the map and the El Patio is near the ocean not too far from the wedding gazebo. It's really hard to figure out what you want when you haven't been there to see. I think I could easily lose my mind trying to get it all set, so if it becomes too much hassle, I will just figure it out when I get there...which is saying a lot cuz I'm a control freak.S&M.gif

Let me know if u decide on anything or get any new ideas!

Hi Beautiful Bride,

I have to laugh out loud. I'm a pretty major control freak and for some reason I feel that this destination wedding was an easy way for me to just "let go", because ultimately we both know no wedding could be more beautiful than on by the ocean. :) Hopefully we'll see some other wedding photos before ours to help us a little more. Best of luck!

jlizabethm

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Hi all!

 

I am just beginning on the whole wedding planning process and I recently sent Jacy some basic questions. I thought I would share her response with all of you.

 

My questions:

 

1) Photographer- Who is the resort photographer for weddings? Do you have sample's of his or her photographs?

 

2) Ceremony- We are having a symbolic ceramony. Who usually presides over this ceramony and is there a standard script?

 

3) Cocktail hour- What locations are available? What is included as far as food and drink?

 

 

Jacy's Answers:

 

Please find attached samples of our photographer´s work. Symbolic ceremonies are performed by a non denominational minister, a sample of the ceremony is as follow:

 

Who gives their blessing for this wedding? (In the religious ceremony)

Who gives away this woman in marriage? Non religious ceremony

 

Opening Words

Opening Prayer (in the religious ceremony)

Scripture Reading (in religious ceremony)

Charge to the couple

Wedding Vows

Exchange of Rings

Blessing of Rings (in religious ceremony)

Signing of Marriage Certificate

Pronouncement of Husband & Wife

First Kiss as Husband & Wife

Presentation of the new Mr. & Mrs.

American Blessing

 

For the cocktail hour, most of the couples have this after the ceremony and use the same location. We can offer a palapa by the beach, banquet room or a pool terraze.

 

 

Photographer pictures.pdf

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Hi all!

I am just beginning on the whole wedding planning process and I recently sent Jacy some basic questions. I thought I would share her response with all of you.

My questions:

1) Photographer- Who is the resort photographer for weddings? Do you have sample's of his or her photographs?

2) Ceremony- We are having a symbolic ceramony. Who usually presides over this ceramony and is there a standard script?

3) Cocktail hour- What locations are available? What is included as far as food and drink?


Jacy's Answers:

Please find attached samples of our photographer´s work. Symbolic ceremonies are performed by a non denominational minister, a sample of the ceremony is as follow:

Who gives their blessing for this wedding? (In the religious ceremony)
Who gives away this woman in marriage? Non religious ceremony

Opening Words
Opening Prayer (in the religious ceremony)
Scripture Reading (in religious ceremony)
Charge to the couple
Wedding Vows
Exchange of Rings
Blessing of Rings (in religious ceremony)
Signing of Marriage Certificate
Pronouncement of Husband & Wife
First Kiss as Husband & Wife
Presentation of the new Mr. & Mrs.
American Blessing

For the cocktail hour, most of the couples have this after the ceremony and use the same location. We can offer a palapa by the beach, banquet room or a pool terraze.
Jesidan - I also emailed the minister as I wanted to ask some questions and change a few things and he was very kind and helpful!

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Thanks for your post Jesdinan! I've added some questions I've asked Jacy too. Yours were helpful!

 

were considering the DJ, what are his exact costs per hour (with equipment, taxes included, and all)? The extra cost per hour is $209usd

 

If we choose not to have a DJ, what would it cost to have speakers (Per Hour, with taxes, etc.) The extra cost per hour is $143usd

 

 

Is it possible for us to bring our own decorations for the reception? I could have a friend put them on the tables or chairs? For example: We could create custom centerpieces and mail them to the hotel prior to the wedding. Yes, you can.

 

Could we bring along our own chair bows? Itâ€s just out of my budget to pay $6.25 per chair for 50 guests. Yes, you can.

 

 

Also, we have chosen the Dreams Ultimate Wedding Package but would like to offer the Silver Menu. Is this okay? Yes, it is.

 

If we have 45-50 attendees will this be a plated dinner at the reception. I believe your number increased on your website. Before it was 40+ people meant a buffet style dinner, now I believe itâ€s 50. With more than 50 people we will offer buffet style.

 

At what point do you and I have to have our exact “Plan†in writing or discussed for our entire wedding day. Is there a finalized form that I will fill out. Yes, there is.

 

If I arrive and decide that I would like to get married an hour or so earlier or later, is it okay to make those changes by Tuesday (see my next question too)? Yes, but this will depend on the minister availability.

 

Is it possible to schedule a meeting with you on Tuesday, September 15th to go over the details of the wedding? Could we meet in the morning? At our meeting is it too late to add items to our wedding, such as…if Iâ€m in the mood I may want to add more flowers and ambiance to the evening once I see everything. J Yes, we can meet on September 15th. and it is not too late to make a change.

 

QUESTION for DREAMS PA BRIDES: I have decided to not officially get married in Mexico, it's more of a religious ceremony (and to have a gorgeous location) away from home. Have you found that it's been hard planning to get officially married in Mexico? I'm wondering how they go about blood testing and all of the other stuff? Onsite or do you have to go to a hospital. Any help would be GREAT! I'd love to do it all at once, but I'm worried about all of the work that goes into it and also flying home with my marriage certificate and validating it in English, etc. THANK YOU!!

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More Answers from Jacy:

 

Questions:

 

**Also, during our 3-hour Reception will we have our own bartender/s and wait staff? How many will staff will assist in my wedding? Yes,you will have your own wait staff.

 

**How many bartenders? For example 1 bartender for every 30 guests? How will our guests get their drinks, will there be a special area with beer and liquor for my guests? The waiters will get the drinks for everybody. I can´t confirm how many will be yet.

 

**Can we set up a head table for my bridal party? We have 16 people (including Ryan and myself) that would need to be at this table. Yes, we can.

 

**Will you have round tables for the other guests? How many people can sit at a Round table? We offer round tables for 8 pax each.

 

**At what point do I work with the DJ? Can I provide him a list of songs to have on hand while DJ’ing? Yes, you can.

 

**Will the Gazebo seat 50 guests? Yes.

 

**How flexible (if there are no other weddings planned around my date) are you with switching the wedding date to Thursday or Saturday or Sunday if we know the weather is going to be really bad? The plan be in case of rain is decided a day before the wedding date.

 

**Do you currently have any other wedding parties at your resort the week that I’ll be there? Sept. 14-21st? Not yet.

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More Answers from Jacy:

 

Questions:

 

**Also, during our 3-hour Reception will we have our own bartender/s and wait staff? How many will staff will assist in my wedding? Yes,you will have your own wait staff.

 

**How many bartenders? For example 1 bartender for every 30 guests? How will our guests get their drinks, will there be a special area with beer and liquor for my guests? The waiters will get the drinks for everybody. I can´t confirm how many will be yet.

 

**Can we set up a head table for my bridal party? We have 16 people (including Ryan and myself) that would need to be at this table. Yes, we can.

 

**Will you have round tables for the other guests? How many people can sit at a Round table? We offer round tables for 8 pax each.

 

**At what point do I work with the DJ? Can I provide him a list of songs to have on hand while DJâ€ing? Yes, you can.

 

**Will the Gazebo seat 50 guests? Yes.

 

**How flexible (if there are no other weddings planned around my date) are you with switching the wedding date to Thursday or Saturday or Sunday if we know the weather is going to be really bad? The plan be in case of rain is decided a day before the wedding date.

 

**Do you currently have any other wedding parties at your resort the week that Iâ€ll be there? Sept. 14-21st? Not yet.

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