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#971 JND2012

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    Posted 01 September 2011 - 05:37 AM

    Wow, you ladies with the HUGE guest list are way more ambitious than I am.  The reason I wanted a DW was to have a small wedding lol. 



    #972 Manda123

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      Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:00 PM

      LOL! I hear ya! It will still end up being smaller than if we were doing it here at home :)

       

      I haven;t done too much planning since the last time I updated everyone on here. Got the FI and GM outfits ordered, AMAZING deal at Moores as we are getting everything 50% off! Just booked an appt for my dress fitting at the end of Sept. Once final numbers are in (end of Sept) I am going to do some more OOT shopping. I want to get started on decor, etc. For ladies who were married already, how didyou go about this? Did you bring stuff with you?

       

      Originally Posted by JND2012 

      Wow, you ladies with the HUGE guest list are way more ambitious than I am.  The reason I wanted a DW was to have a small wedding lol. 



       



      #973 JND2012

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        Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:30 PM


        Haha, fair enough!  That`s amazing that so many people are willing to travel!

         

        I have my dress ordered, it should arrive any day now.  I just ordered all the BM dresses, so FH just needs to get his suit and the GM`s things.  There are some trunk shows coming up that he`s planning on going to!  I just sent Rocio an email to find out about the room situation, I want to know if it`s possible to know where we`ll be so that we can choose La Laguna or Gran Azul.  We`ve decided to skip the OOT bags, I just don`t have the patience for it...  embarrassingly enough.  We`re going to put more love into our favours instead!  Decor - we`re just doing the basic, I think the location will be more than enough.  Whatever comes with the package! 

        Originally Posted by Manda123 

        LOL! I hear ya! It will still end up being smaller than if we were doing it here at home :)

         

        I haven;t done too much planning since the last time I updated everyone on here. Got the FI and GM outfits ordered, AMAZING deal at Moores as we are getting everything 50% off! Just booked an appt for my dress fitting at the end of Sept. Once final numbers are in (end of Sept) I am going to do some more OOT shopping. I want to get started on decor, etc. For ladies who were married already, how didyou go about this? Did you bring stuff with you?

         



         



         



        #974 JND2012

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          Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:09 AM

          Does anyone have images of bouquets and flowers that they provide?  I know you don't have to choose them yet but I'm dying to see!  Please email me at jndrumm@gmail.com if you do!

           

          I'm trying to decide between La Laguna and Gran Azul...  any advice?



          #975 StephyD

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            Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:04 AM

            We had our reception at La Laguna and just loved it.  I was happy with my choice when I got there.  La Laguna is a bit more secluded and (maybe it was just a slower time when we were there) but just seemed quieter.  It is surrounded by pools... while Gran Azul is surrounded more by jungle than pools.

             

            We were staying at the Colonial and it wasn't a problem to make it there and back.  They will arrange for transportation for you and your guests on the wedding day. 

             

            Originally Posted by JND2012 

            Does anyone have images of bouquets and flowers that they provide?  I know you don't have to choose them yet but I'm dying to see!  Please email me at jndrumm@gmail.com if you do!

             

            I'm trying to decide between La Laguna and Gran Azul...  any advice?



             



            #976 Manda123

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              Posted 10 September 2011 - 06:10 AM

              Stephy - how many decisions were you able to make before you went down there? Did Rocio send you some sort of package with menu options, flowers, decor, etc?

               

              Originally Posted by StephyD 

              We had our reception at La Laguna and just loved it.  I was happy with my choice when I got there.  La Laguna is a bit more secluded and (maybe it was just a slower time when we were there) but just seemed quieter.  It is surrounded by pools... while Gran Azul is surrounded more by jungle than pools.

               

              We were staying at the Colonial and it wasn't a problem to make it there and back.  They will arrange for transportation for you and your guests on the wedding day. 

               



               



               



              #977 claire0701

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                Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:54 AM

                Hi everyone,

                 

                First of all THANKS for all your amazing advice! We have been trying to make a decision on location for our DW for a few weeks and after reading all of your posts we have decided on GP which we are super excited about!

                 

                I have one question  wonder if anyone knows the answer to . . .

                Would it be possible to have wedding ceremony followed by dinner in an A La Carte (we're thinking Portofino) and then move on to a cocktail type reception at Las Rocas where we could play some music and have some dancing?  As far as I can see this would be the only way to have some private dancing without having to shell out a small fortune for private meal reception?

                 

                Haven't emailed Rocio yet as our date is over a year away at the moment but I'd love to hear any advice or experience you have about this. 

                 

                Thanks again



                #978 JND2012

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                  Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:06 AM

                  I spoke with Rocio and she said that we can choose our flowers, cake, and ceremony site upon arrival, but we must choose our reception location and menu before hand (assuming you're having a private reception).  The location has to be reserved ASAP to ensure that you get it.  She sent me photos of some bouquets they do, as well as photos of La Laguna and Gran Azul to compare.  We've reserved La Laguna - we're staying at Kantenah but it's 10 minutes to get there with the train and a short walk. 



                  #979 StephyD

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                    Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:47 AM

                    Everything was picked before hand.

                     

                    I had external vendors for the flowers and cake, but Rocio had sent me pictures of the flowers they offered at the resort.

                     

                    Originally Posted by Manda123 

                    Stephy - how many decisions were you able to make before you went down there? Did Rocio send you some sort of package with menu options, flowers, decor, etc?

                     



                     



                     



                    #980 StephyD

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                      Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:51 AM

                      At the time of planning, I was told that you could have dinner at one of the a-la-carte restaurants and have a ''dance reception'' at another location (like Las Rocas) afterwards.  I remember a past bride saying that she had done it before too... maybe I've read it in a different thread?

                       

                      I'm assuming you'd still have to pay a cocktail fee per person if you want drinks and service available.  I believe that the cocktail fee is about 5$ per person (without appetizers).

                       

                      Originally Posted by claire0701 

                      Hi everyone,

                       

                      First of all THANKS for all your amazing advice! We have been trying to make a decision on location for our DW for a few weeks and after reading all of your posts we have decided on GP which we are super excited about!

                       

                      I have one question  wonder if anyone knows the answer to . . .

                      Would it be possible to have wedding ceremony followed by dinner in an A La Carte (we're thinking Portofino) and then move on to a cocktail type reception at Las Rocas where we could play some music and have some dancing?  As far as I can see this would be the only way to have some private dancing without having to shell out a small fortune for private meal reception?

                       

                      Haven't emailed Rocio yet as our date is over a year away at the moment but I'd love to hear any advice or experience you have about this. 

                       

                      Thanks again



                       






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