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#2041 echo2_62

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    Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:03 AM

    Adrianne, I really wouldn't worry about the extra questions. I think you'd said that changing over to Sandra was just a recent thing, so she's probably just trying to cover all her bases and make sure she hasn't missed anything in the hand-off from Jacy.

    I can say that because we had no idea until last minute whether we'd be int he gazebo or inside due to weather, I just told our wedding party what I wanted as far as the order of everyone walking, the music was handed off to a GM to take care of and the timing for meals etc was all really easy to manage because we'd told the BM's, GM's and hubby's dad ahead of time so they could keep people moving along easily. It honestly all seemed pretty easy at the time!

    As for music, I think by default we had three or four songs but that was just by chance. I couldn't decide between two songs to walk down the aisle to but they were back to back on our ipod so I was happy enough that if I got any part of either song it would be right - and it worked! Then we had a specific song for the recessional and that was it. You can always play the same music before and after, just make sure that it's long enough to get everyone where they need to be.

    Finally, for the cocktail hour... I recall the "official" paid version including hors d'oeuvres as well as drinks and stuff so maybe that's what Sandra thought you wanted? WE didn't pay for anything and our guests wound up getting champagne at our ceremony and then drinks from Barracuda's outside. Just clarify that you are happy taking your guests outside (or to Desires for bad weather) and don't need the private service.

    I really, truly don't think you need to worry! Just be specific about what you want and repeat if you need to and everything will be amazing!

    #2042 TammyWright

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    #2043 2010wedding

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      Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:40 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by badrianne
      So last minute they changed wedding coordinators on me. I have Sandra now. Luckily Ginalyn says she's good so I'm not worried. And actually it turns out that I've communicated more with the concierge then with my wedding coordinator. For example, we wanted a phone number that our guests could call to reach a main wedding person if needed (we didn't want to be the contact person so it's our best man) and the concierge was able to buy us a pay as go phone so we had the number to put on all our welcome packet info.

      Anyway the reason I'm writing is because I just filled out the wedding questionnaire from Sandra and it mentions that favors delivered to guest's room would be an additional $2 per room. Our traditional favor (maracas) will be given to our guests at the reception but is the OOT bag considered a favor? Was anyone charged for OOT bag delivery?
      Hi all-
      I had to pay $2 a oot bag. I should of negotiated with Jacy but at the point, I just wanted them delivered!!

      Janna

      #2044 badrianne

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        Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:53 PM

        Thanks for the reassurance Meghan. Through everything it's sounds like you really stayed calm and collected. Thanks for the tip on the cocktail hour.
        My FI tells me to expect that nothing will go right because then if something does I'll be excited.... I'm usually the optimistic one but he has a point.

        Janna, thanks for the info we will probably end up paying too... cause I dont want to hassle with delivering 44 bags :)

        On a happy note, we had our legal day yesterday (Cinco de Mayo) and they let us bring our dogs to the ceremony.
        61 guest booked+ bride and groom

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        #2045 Ginalyn

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          Posted 07 May 2010 - 07:14 AM

          Awesome planning thread Adrianne!! Congrats on your Legal Day :) You're one step closer to Mexico!

          #2046 canam2010

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            Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:47 AM

            Hey there everyone,

            I'm new here however, excited that there is a forum like this so that we can bounce ideas of each other. Looks like there's a ton of pages for me to go through but I plan to check them all.

            We're getting married 10-9-10 and already have 64 booked. We FI is American and I'm Canadian so we have quite the crew coming down with us.

            So far Jacy has been great however, I welcome any tips/recommendations and I'll share whatever I can.

            Nice meeting everyone.

            #2047 2010wedding

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              Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:30 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by badrianne
              Thanks for the reassurance Meghan. Through everything it's sounds like you really stayed calm and collected. Thanks for the tip on the cocktail hour.
              My FI tells me to expect that nothing will go right because then if something does I'll be excited.... I'm usually the optimistic one but he has a point.

              Janna, thanks for the info we will probably end up paying too... cause I dont want to hassle with delivering 44 bags :)

              On a happy note, we had our legal day yesterday (Cinco de Mayo) and they let us bring our dogs to the ceremony.
              44 bags is a lot...how awesome to have that many guests come!! I only had 20 bags to assemble and get to people and I thought that was many!! I know $2 a bag is a fair amount of $$, but it was one less thing to worry about and manage. I wanted to be on the beach with my fam/friends then inside delivering bags!!

              Congrats on your legal day!!

              Janna

              #2048 badrianne

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                Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

                We leave tomorrow at 6am! We've been waiting so long it's hard to believe it is finally here. I can't even begin to thank you all for the information and support you've provided me through out my planning process and I hope I can pass that on to the new DPA brides.
                I'll be sure to fill you in when I return a Mrs. Love you guys!
                61 guest booked+ bride and groom

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                Click for my wedding review of Dreams Puerto Aventuras http://bestdestinati....9/#post1311321
                check out my photos http://www.photograp.../JOSH-ADRIANNE/

                #2049 Ginalyn

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                  Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:33 PM

                  Yay Adrianne!! Relax and enjoy

                  #2050 m&d2011

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                    Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:53 PM

                    Have fun Adrianne!!!! Can't wait to hear about your wedding!




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