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#1 JODEY

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    Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:36 AM

    I have been going backwards and forwards through email with Gaby regarding how I would like the schedule of the day to go. I know this is their job and they know what they are doing but I have a very clear vision on a few things. One of them being the reception. I have requested to hire dreams equipment for the ceremony and for 3 hours for the reception. I have requested the use of the equipment to plug in our IPOD from 8pm untill 11pm after the meal. Which I thought was reasonable. Gaby is telling me that the reception will start at 6pm and finish at 9pm meaning we will have 3 hours to eat and to party ? !! And that my 3 hours of equipment rental will be from 6pm - 9pm WTF !! That to me is far too early to finish, what do you girls think ? Do any of you know about this ? She also says that the waiters will clear away the setup at 9pm and we can not be noisey on the terrace after this time I really didn't think I would have issues with this at all.

    #2 Kat81

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      Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:48 AM

      I'm pretty sure paula said she paid the sound guy to stay a few hours after and even though the waiters were gone there is a bar really close that people would go to. I think after 9 we are just going to head to a bar or something.

      #3 zorlack76

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        Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:56 AM

        I was under the impression that the receptions ended at 11pm. Have they changed something?

        #4 Kat81

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          Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:59 AM

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          Originally Posted by zorlack76
          I was under the impression that the receptions ended at 11pm. Have they changed something?
          You get three hours...so if your reception starts at 6 it ends at 9 if it starts at 8 then it would be over at 11

          #5 JODEY

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            Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:40 PM

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            I'm pretty sure paula said she paid the sound guy to stay a few hours after and even though the waiters were gone there is a bar really close that people would go to. I think after 9 we are just going to head to a bar or something.
            I see what you are saying but why can't I decide what time we hire the equipment from and to. Just because for example we start eating at 6pm dosn't mean to say we want the equipment from 6pm. I wanted the 3 hrs to start from 8pm when we have all finished our meal. Whats the point of starting the 3 hrs usage while we are eating. I wanted to make the most of the equipment time for dancing afterwards. Does that make sence ?? It also dosn't mean we need extra waiter service, we can fetch our own drinks from the bar. Also Gaby said that the waiters take away the set up at 9pm. Does that mean they will take our tables and chairs away Kat81 have you planned your time schedule ?

            #6 Kat81

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              Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:09 PM

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              I see what you are saying but why can't I decide what time we hire the equipment from and to. Just because for example we start eating at 6pm dosn't mean to say we want the equipment from 6pm. I wanted the 3 hrs to start from 8pm when we have all finished our meal. Whats the point of starting the 3 hrs usage while we are eating. I wanted to make the most of the equipment time for dancing afterwards. Does that make sence ?? It also dosn't mean we need extra waiter service, we can fetch our own drinks from the bar. Also Gaby said that the waiters take away the set up at 9pm. Does that mean they will take our tables and chairs away Kat81 have you planned your time schedule ?
              Yeah, we are having the wedding at 4, cocktail at 5, dinner at 6, and dancing staring at 7. I am just going to see what happens when I get down there about the sound and such... I am sure my group will keep the party going ha ha ha. I will let you all know how it goes when I get back though.

              #7 Hartyt509

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                Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:32 PM

                Jodey its 3 hours including your meal and dancing and thats it - we've moved our wedding to 4 and it'll be over by 9 guarantee it. i'm not worried there are plenty bars around and coco bongos is next door lmao

                #8 Samantha S

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                  Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:37 PM

                  Good post Jodey, I wonder if they are getting stricter on this one? Isn't there always furniture set up in the terrace anyways? I know its different for the wedding reception but I can't imagine them coming and shooing everyone away, no one has reported that yet. I anticipate our group moving on to a different bar as the night progresses but it will be really tacky to have staff shooing every one away and scraping tables around at the stroke of 9:00. I don't think they'll do that but if I were you, I would anticipate moving on at 9:30 or so. SusanK reported that some hotel guests were complaining about the noise and the staffers came and turned it down and she told them H to the No and turned it back up because she paid to have her reception go until 11:00. They might have changed their policy because of noise complaints?? Just speculation...

                  I would keep bargaining on the stereo equipment start time but worst case, don't rent it for 3 hours, just 2 hours and have it start after dinner because it's a RIP OFF anyways. Kathi will give us the DL very soon! By the way Jodey, your new pics are SO CUTE!

                  #9 JODEY

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                    Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:49 AM

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                    Originally Posted by Samantha S
                    Good post Jodey, I wonder if they are getting stricter on this one? Isn't there always furniture set up in the terrace anyways? I know its different for the wedding reception but I can't imagine them coming and shooing everyone away, no one has reported that yet. I anticipate our group moving on to a different bar as the night progresses but it will be really tacky to have staff shooing every one away and scraping tables around at the stroke of 9:00. I don't think they'll do that but if I were you, I would anticipate moving on at 9:30 or so. SusanK reported that some hotel guests were complaining about the noise and the staffers came and turned it down and she told them H to the No and turned it back up because she paid to have her reception go until 11:00. They might have changed their policy because of noise complaints?? Just speculation...

                    I would keep bargaining on the stereo equipment start time but worst case, don't rent it for 3 hours, just 2 hours and have it start after dinner because it's a RIP OFF anyways. Kathi will give us the DL very soon! By the way Jodey, your new pics are SO CUTE!
                    Thanks Samantha ! Maybe I'm being too narrow minded about the whole thing ? Maybe I should be a little more laid back..... My friends / family and I are such party goers I just can't see everyone wanting to just move to a bar after dancing for a sivilised drink ( bad spelling sorry ) Maybe there is another area for the reception where we can keep the music going a little longer ? Gaby has asked that I call her at 10am today to descuss, so we'll see.... I tried calling yesterday but just got her amswer phone, I'll let you know the outcome if I get hold of her today, I really want to leave her alone as I understand how busy they all must be but like some other girls have said Gaby dosn't seem to answer all the questions I ask on email and the ones she does answer don't make much sence, I'm hoping by speaking to her on the phone we will be able to sort it then I can leave them alone. Wish me luck LOL !! X

                    #10 zorlack76

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                      Posted 23 August 2008 - 12:17 PM

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                      Originally Posted by JODEY
                      Thanks Samantha ! Maybe I'm being too narrow minded about the whole thing ? Maybe I should be a little more laid back..... My friends / family and I are such party goers I just can't see everyone wanting to just move to a bar after dancing for a sivilised drink ( bad spelling sorry ) Maybe there is another area for the reception where we can keep the music going a little longer ? Gaby has asked that I call her at 10am today to descuss, so we'll see.... I tried calling yesterday but just got her amswer phone, I'll let you know the outcome if I get hold of her today, I really want to leave her alone as I understand how busy they all must be but like some other girls have said Gaby dosn't seem to answer all the questions I ask on email and the ones she does answer don't make much sence, I'm hoping by speaking to her on the phone we will be able to sort it then I can leave them alone. Wish me luck LOL !! X
                      How did your telephone conversation go




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