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#1831 vollydolly

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    Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:35 PM

    We are leaving tomorrow! I am so excited.  I want to thank all past and future brides for all your help. This forum has been invaluable!!  

     

    I will let you know how it goes and will post a review when I return. Take care everyone.  Cheers!



    #1832 xoamdxo75

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      Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:35 AM

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      Originally Posted by vollydolly 

      We are leaving tomorrow! I am so excited.  I want to thank all past and future brides for all your help. This forum has been invaluable!!  

       

      I will let you know how it goes and will post a review when I return. Take care everyone.  Cheers!



      Yay! I can't wait to hear all about it when you come back a MRS!

       



      #1833 xoamdxo75

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        Posted 14 June 2011 - 05:42 AM

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        Originally Posted by BarbieBrideU 

        Hey ladies

        Question, how soon did you/are you planning to send out invitations?? Our save the dates went out last month. Our wedding is in February... Just wondering what everyone's timeline is and how it has worked for them..

        Thanks!


        My wedding is in November. We sent out our save the dates in December and plan on sending out our invitations by the end of July. The resort is completely booked for a couple of days that most of our guests will be there but luckily we have a room block. Everyone that I'm pretty sure is going has already booked. Basically, we are just sending invites as a formality. With that being said, I think we will plan on having an RSVP date of end of September.

         



        #1834 Dreams2011

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          Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

          Our "Save the Dates" went out about a 10 months in advance with invites containing final details about 8 months in advance and final RSVPs about 6 months in advance as we had a group rate on vacation packages that expired about 6 months before departure. Then if anyone wanted to come after that date they had to make their own arrangements.



          #1835 1elephant

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            Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:33 PM

            we were engaged and married within 8 months; STD went out in august, invites in november and married in february. we did not reserve any rooms or get a block for anyone - it was all on them to book. they had the TA info if they chose to go that route.



            #1836 autjo

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              Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:16 PM

              I'm more with Lauren... engaged in January, picked a place in April, sent Save the Dates in May, sent Invites in September,  asked for RSVP 1 month before wedding, got married in December. We had so many people from all over the US that it didn't make sense to set up room blocks. We gave out our TA info, some people used them, some didn't. 50 people showed up and everyone still comments about how much fun they had and want to know when and where we are renewing our vows :)



              #1837 mllek1986

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                Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:58 PM

                Hey girls,

                I'm having a bit of difficulty figuring out the set-up for the Las Palmas Cocktail Hour and Reception. We currently have around 50-60 guests attending the wedding and so far have the following for set up:

                5 tables of 8

                1 head table for 15 people (all on one side- so likely 4 tables put together)

                2 sets of lounge furniture

                Bar

                Dance area

                 

                Fatima is telling me that there is essentially no way to have that large of a head table and that maybe we should go with a sweetheart table which is not what we want or move to the beach. For any of you past brides or those who have visited the site- do you think this is doable and not too squishy or should we just suck it up and go to the beach even though we had our heart set on Las Palmas?

                 

                Thanks for your help!!



                #1838 mllek1986

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                  Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:59 PM

                  Oh ya, plus cake table, speech podium and favour table.



                  #1839 BarbieBrideU

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                    Posted 15 June 2011 - 03:30 PM

                    Thanks for your help on timelines, ladies!!

                     

                    Lauren- that makes me breathe a slight sigh of relief that your wedding was in February and had guests book on their own. I was super worried the hotel would be booked, and we definitely can't make sense of reserving a room block since our guests are coming from everywhere from Texas, to California, to Spain!

                     

                    I'll probably just send the invites 6 months in advance and make sure guests book as we receive RSVPs.

                     

                    Thank you!

                     

                     



                    #1840 Dreams2011

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                      Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:06 AM


                      I would definitely suggest moving it to the beach. The Las Palmas will be way too squishy, plus you can have your reception longer at the beach with less complaints (sometimes at the Las Palmas they'll shut you down earlier than 10:30 due to noise complaints since it is right in front of the older tower). We loved having it on the beach and wouldn't do it anywhere but there if we were to do it over!

                       

                       

                      Originally Posted by mllek1986 

                      Hey girls,

                      I'm having a bit of difficulty figuring out the set-up for the Las Palmas Cocktail Hour and Reception. We currently have around 50-60 guests attending the wedding and so far have the following for set up:

                      5 tables of 8

                      1 head table for 15 people (all on one side- so likely 4 tables put together)

                      2 sets of lounge furniture

                      Bar

                      Dance area

                       

                      Fatima is telling me that there is essentially no way to have that large of a head table and that maybe we should go with a sweetheart table which is not what we want or move to the beach. For any of you past brides or those who have visited the site- do you think this is doable and not too squishy or should we just suck it up and go to the beach even though we had our heart set on Las Palmas?

                       

                      Thanks for your help!!



                       






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