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I'm personally not a fan of silk flowers... since when do we expect flowers to last forever? Obviously this is a personal preference sort of thing, but when I got married (30 years ago)... I even threw my big bouquet when most people had gone to throwing a 'throw away' bouquet.  I mean... just what do you want to save flowers for? To sit in a box in your basement forever? 

 

I actually prefer receiving fresh cut flowers to plants... because they DO DIE!  

 

We are doing a private pool side reception with drinks only and a steel drum band for my daughter's wedding in December.  Pool site fee $400, private bar service $10 per person per hour, steel drum band $450 per 45 minutes.

 

Site fee for the beach is $500.  DJ $50 per hour; Open bar $10 per person per hour.  Ask Maria for confirmation on this!

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Thanks! Do you know if they will serve appy's during a cocktail hour? I am thinking of having a cocktail party as a welcome party now the night before. Will check with Maria too:)

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Yes, you can have appetizers...Maria will be able to send you options and prices. Gratuity and tax combined are 25% of total food and drink.

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Ladies,

I am getting married down there on June 4th, has anyone brought flowers with them down there?  I was planning just to ship my flowers, dress, and other wedding things down there to Maria, but was wanting to know what have others done.  Is it easier just to take an extra piece of luggage with you or just to ship it down?  With the price its less to take it with me, but then there is that fear, since the flowers all have metal rods in them, I would hate to get stopped in the airport and stuff get ruined.  So any suggestions?

Thanks.

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I was thinking of doing the same thing, but according to few brides on here it's not a good idea to ship things, they end up getting stuck in customs.  I know one bride only had three of her four boxes released.  I don't want to risk my dress and other wedding things not making it- so I'm just going to have a suitcase devoted to wedding supplies, it's a hassle but much better than my stuff not showing up.

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Hi Sash,

 

I joined the forum today because I need some assurance I picked to right resort just like everyone else on this site has :)

 

I am planning for May 5, 2011. I have the day set but have some concerns and hoping since your day is very close you must have it all figured out by NOW. :)

 

I am reading that you ARENT married on the beach?  Is that correct?

 

That is the most important thing to me.

 

Can you give me some insight..........anyone??

 

I am so glad I found this forum.....

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Hi Girls!  I was married at sandos June 24th... I have not been back on here since and feel bad because other people on here helped me out so much!!! We got to the resort the day before, met up with Maria, confirmed a few things and she literally did an amazing job and it over exceeded my expectations.  I was very very nervous not really having much "control" but it was PERFECT.  We had 57 guests, wedding on beach, followed by a DELICIOUS dinner in the italian buffet (our own little section).  Then we rented the disco from about 7:30-11.  There was no time for appetizers on the beach -- the champagne toast they do was perfect.  After toast, my husband and I got our pics taken while guests headed to restaurant and waited for us to eat. (it started raining, so they didn't wait on the beach). 

 

Disco - had no idea what to expect, and went with the flow... I was nervous about the DJ and worried that the music would be "loud and mexicany" for our guests - esp. older grandparents, etc... To my shock, music was traditional cheesy wedding music "Sweet Caroline", "We are Family", etc... and Maria even intoduced us and our wedding party as we walked in from outside... she was AWESOME.  Oh and we did the flower/garter toss - did not know we were doing that... so all in all I was over-joyed at the success of the day.

 

Also, we used Playa Weddings - AMAZING. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend. Check out my pics.  Anything else, please private message me I would be glad to share more details! kdesantis22@yahoo.com

 

http://www1.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=2988673002/a=14989180_14989180/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

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Your pictures are wonderful Kaitlin! Thanks for coming back to be available to us all. Glad things with the weather ended up working out for you. And congratulations on being a MRS!

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Yes! thanks for sharing, it's always nice to see pictures of the resort to help get a better idea of how things will look/ go.  Congrats! 

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thank you so much for the info!!!!  i cant wait to see your pics. we are getting married there july 2, 2011 and i am so nervous about it! did it rain alot during your stay there? i know its rain season and im so scared it will rain on our wedding day sad.gif

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