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#2091 mexico102

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    Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:42 PM

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    Haha okay I can totally see the confusion!! We'd chosen the basic wedding package so our reception meal was not included and we had to pay for it separately (ie. it wasn't the Gold or Silver menu option). You can ask Jacy for the menu in case they've made any editions since I'd chosen our meal, but I've added the one I have here. I think our options were in the range of $25-35USD per person (plus taxes). Hope that clears things up a bit!!
    thanks.....almost able to open.....posting away!
     

     


    #2092 Tissey

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      Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:17 PM

      Jacy wrote me back and the other menu (with 6 different set menu options) is $35 a person.

      #2093 mexico102

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        Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:30 PM

        Thanks for the info echo2! Any body hire a DJ.....can you bring anyone you want in or do they restrict them like the photographers? Sent Jacy an email, awaiting her response to that question and 8000 more questions, so it might take her some time to get back to me.....LOL!
         

         


        #2094 Tissey

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          Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:30 PM

          What chairs are you guys going with? I've seen the white plastic ones and the ones with chair covers in pictures. At first I wanted the chair covers, but then I found this pic of another wedding at DPA.
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          I love the starfish with the sash. Now I'm thinking I want these chairs since it looks like it would be easier to do.
          What do you guys think?

          #2095 mexico102

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            Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:38 AM

            I was thinking about the same thing. In the pictures that Jacy sent me there where several different chairs. Some nice, some not so nice. The covered chairs are simply metal folding chairs which if it is windy they can be seen which is "ugly" to me. Those chairs in the picture look "OK" (sash is beautiful, without it chair is "OK"). Thought I was the only "nut" thinking about what I thought was a "silly" detail. So happy you brought it up. Jacy said that the covered chairs come with the Ultimate package but that any of the "nicer" chairs can be rented (for cost to us, of course) So I don't think that I want to spend more money on chair rentals so I'm going to look at them when I get down there and if they are really not what I want I'll weigh my options. I am making my own chair sashes which incorporate a starfish as well. I'm using 3inch grosgrain ribbon etc. I'm not crazy about any of the chairs bows or sashes I have been able to find so I'm taking on another DIY project.....LOL! If they come out how I invision them they will be beutiful!!!
             

             


            #2096 echo2_62

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              Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:53 AM

              It honestly never really occurred to me to think about what chairs I would be having ahead of time and I most definitely didn't think about them the day of the wedding! LOL! You're not at all a nut for having your own ideas about different details but I think the only time it occurred to me to see what our wedding decorations looked like was in our pictures afterwards!!

              #2097 Tissey

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                Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:41 AM

                I'm starting to have second thoughts about were to have my reception. I wanted on the beach originally. That was one of the reasons I decided to have the wedding at DPA. A lot of other resorts make you share a restaurant with other guests or have crazy charges for setting it up on the beach.
                Now I'm worried that it will be too windy on the beach. The area above Portofino sounds nice, but someone said that you have to go up 2 flights of stairs to get there and I'm worried that will be too hard on my grandparents. Three of them are coming and they all have bad knees.
                I would really like to be outside still. What do you guys think?
                Should I consider the adult pool area or the lagoon? I hear you can have the reception there too and it will probably be more shielded.

                #2098 echo2_62

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                  Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:47 PM

                  We had our reception up above Portofino and our grandparents, who are all of poor mobility, got up the stairs without too much difficulty. We just made sure that either a family member or one of the groomsmen was always available to escort them just in case. It rained (like crazy torrential rain) so the biggest concern for everyone was slipping but we didn't have any mishaps. The other comment I'd add is that the nearest washroom is right at the bottom of the stairs so if they've also got concerns there it'll mean a few extra trips up and down.

                  The area out by the adult pool is really nice as it's on the marina but if you've got bad weather ie. rain then it's not an ideal location as there isn't really any cover unless you just get a light drizzle for a short time.

                  When we did our walk through with Jacy she said that we could wait until about two hours ahead of the ceremony time to decide what we wanted to do based on the weather but after weighing our options we chose ahead of time to go above Portofino and we were happy with that decision despite the drawbacks of the stairs and washroom locations.

                  #2099 Tissey

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                    Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:33 PM

                    Thanks! It's good to know that I can change my mind when I get there since I've been doing a lot of that lately.

                    #2100 mexico102

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                      Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:42 PM

                      I'm not so worried about where I'm going to have the reception, it seems like there are plenty of options. What I'm more concerned with is that there is another wedding on our day. Did anyone else have another wedding on their day. How do they decide who gets what location? What if is rains is there 2 inside venues?
                       

                       





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