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#461 sasse75

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    Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:17 AM

    Originally Posted by gettnHitched
    Hey Everyone.
    My Fiance and I are getting married at the GSP on April 12! - 2 weeks from today!

    We have booked La Fondue for our reception party as we are having a more formal reception up in Canada a few months after we return.
    We do not have the restaurant to ourselves and there are 35 of us that will be in attendance. Apparently they block off the area a little bit so it is kind of semi private.

    I have a few questions though, that Patrica could not answer because she did not understand.
    • Is it possible to do speeches at the reception dinner? I'm worried the background noise will be to loud.
    • Where would my wife and I do our first dance? Is it common to do this in the restaurant? As well the Father/Daughter Mother/Son dance?
    • Will they allow us to bring an ipod and dock into the restuarant and play it over the course of the dinner?

    I have seen plenty of weddings with on vacation, but i have never witnessed a reception while away.

    If anyone has tips please send them along!!!

    2 weeks.....Fantastic!!!!

    I think that you could do your speeches in the restaurant, but keep in mind that you only get the restaurant for 1 1/2 hours which may or may not be enough time. As for your first dance you do that in the lobby. From what I hear you are able to give the band a CD and they will play it for you, but this may only apply for 1 dance.....you and your hunny! I'm not so sure on the music during dinner....are you just looking to do this for dinner music?

    #462 SuzyQ76

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      Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:24 AM

      Sasse - Me too!! I've actually cut down my "want to do list" by half, and anything that doesn't get done, OH WELL!!! the whole reason for a DW was not to stress right! lol, yeah right!
      I'm kinda freaking at the lack of time, so I can imagine you are too!! just can't believe that we decided over a year ago and now it's here!!!! and I still have no tan, lol!

      GettnHitched - In my understanding you are not allowed music or dancing in the a la carte restaurants...but I think you can get away with some sort of speeches, but def not dancing, that's what I've been told anyway
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      #463 TATrisha


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      Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:59 PM

      From what I witnessed (the reception was in the La Fondue), is that you definitely get an area for you and your guests. The wedding I was with was in a cute little jut out area so it was actually more private than the other wedding that was taking place out inside the actual restaurant.
      Anyway, you could do speeches, just by talking. The noise wasn't too loud and you could definitely hear.
      However, dancing and their own music wasn't happening. Not sure if they could have, but they didn't.

      After dinner everyone went to the lobby bar for live music and they did their first dance there. It was BEAUTIFUL! :)


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      #464 c and m

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        Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:49 PM

        2 weeks!! We decided on the private beach reception for 41 and the basic package, which we got thrown in for having 10 platinum rooms! A few more people tried to upgrade, but they are sold out of platinum suites. Could mean the resort is actually pretty busy...

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          Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

          Any thoughts on wine? My family are all 'into' good wine and don't want to drink the resort swill. Is there somewhere nearby or in Playa to get decent wine? Can we just sneak it into the reception or will we be forced to pay corkage?

          #466 sasse75

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            Posted 03 April 2010 - 07:12 PM

            Originally Posted by c and m
            2 weeks!! We decided on the private beach reception for 41 and the basic package, which we got thrown in for having 10 platinum rooms! A few more people tried to upgrade, but they are sold out of platinum suites. Could mean the resort is actually pretty busy...
            Oh ya it's gonna be busy......our flight is sold out and i'm pretty sure the resort is as well. What time is your ceremony?

            #467 Shanny

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              Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:16 PM

              Two weeks for our wedding too! Super Excited!! Our flight has been sold out as well as all of our carrier's rooms. Looks like there's going to be quite the party going on out there! Hope they're ready for all of us! :-)

              #468 gettnHitched

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                Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:24 PM

                Thanks for all the help ive received from this forum. Off to Mexico tomorrow. Getting married the following tuesday! Wish me luck!

                #469 Lizg

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                  Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:05 PM

                  Originally Posted by tinaczar
                  Hey everyone!!

                  Just wanted to give you a rundown on the wedding - absolutely wonderful!! I was worried beforehand with some of the negative reviews on the resort itself, but we had no problems and our group of 27 had a wonderful time!
                  Diana was our coordinator (Sunset side) and was so helpful!
                  We got married at the gazebo, and the standard decorations were gorgeous with the flowers and white tulling. All the bouquets were gorgeous and I was able to change the colour ribbon for each of the bouquets since all the bridesmaids were a different colour! They have a CD player and speakers for when you walk down the aisle which is loud enough for everyone to hear. As well there is a microphone that is used during the ceremony so all the guests can hear!
                  After the ceremony we had dinner at La Hacienda (Mexican) and the food was wonderful and the staff did an excellent job -it couldn't have been better!
                  The sunset lobby was so busy after dinner (8pm) that we decided that we didnt' want to do our dance in front of the couple hundred people in the area - a little shy perhaps :) After the dinner, we went up to the lobby bar where we pulled enough table and chairs together, and Anthony took care of us the whole night - a wonderful man! We also managed to do a bouquet toss there an everyone had a wonderful time. Originally, we had booked the private reception, but decided against it in the end - and we're glad we did - we had just as much fun on our own! :) The wedding ended up being $870USD (we paid $10/pp extra for the dinner over 20ppl) Plus, it gets chilly at night and most of us moved into the Sports Bar and then Disco when the temps started to drop! Its totally personal preference though, and I am sure that the private reception would be beautiful as well!

                  That's all I have - I have a few pics if anyone wants, I can email them of the gazebo, flowers, etc.

                  No worries about your weddings everyone - its absolutely perfect and all taken care of when you get there!
                  Originally Posted by courtney
                  I asked the wedding coordinator during our meeting to set the table up in a "U" shape. They used the flowers from the gazebo. If you send me your email I'll email you a pic of the set up. We had to choose a set menu. The food was amazing, we had the beef with chocolate soulle. Which is steak with chocolate souffle. The egg foie gras for an appetizer, pumpkin soup and petit fours for dessert. They were all really good. I booked a hair appointment when I got down there but I wasn't there at a busy time. I know Damarys likes to book it a week before you arrive. I didn't have a trial just took pics of exactly what I wanted. She did a really good job. She doesn't speak english well so definitely take pics.

                  Hi Courtney!
                  I am getting married at the Grand Sunset on 11/26/10, and I would love any pics that you could share of the restaurant & the first dance location. Who did you use for the photographer? Also, did you do a vow renewal pakage or the civil ceremony? I'm debating on this. It sounds like a renewal vow package is much less expensive!

                  My email is liz.goncalves@autodesk.com.


                  #470 Angie1017

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                    Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:19 PM

                    Originally Posted by gettnHitched
                    Thanks for all the help ive received from this forum. Off to Mexico tomorrow. Getting married the following tuesday! Wish me luck!
                    Yay! Hope you have an amazing wedding, and everything goes off without a hitch! Can't wait to hear how it went!
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