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#1451 KCDawn

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    Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

    Originally Posted by CriCri 


    Yes, it's the gazebo.

    I have askes to Marvin (the florist) to move all the flowers from the canopy to the gazebo.

    The centerpiece in the table, 1 poles hanging over the cake table and one in the opposite, the 8 flowers arrangment that were on the sides of the aisle have been placed in the 8 side of the gazebo.

     

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    After the dinner, I have written a note in a piece of paper with the numbers of the rooms of my guests.

    All of them has received, during the night , one flower arrangments in the room.

    Thanks for the tip!!  I would have never thought to ask the Florist.  I assumed he would be long gone by the time the ceremony was over.  I was hoping to be able to use the ceremony decor at the reception.  It turned out beautiful!!



    #1452 nicc80

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      Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:15 PM

      Originally Posted by KCDawn 

      Thanks for the tip!!  I would have never thought to ask the Florist.  I assumed he would be long gone by the time the ceremony was over.  I was hoping to be able to use the ceremony decor at the reception.  It turned out beautiful!!

      That is a great idea since you paid for the flowers it is less wasteful to reuse them.  Who delivered the flowers to your guests?  Was  there a fee?



      #1453 nicc80

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        Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:17 PM

        Hello all, I have been neglecting our blog!  So sorry.  Overwhelmed.  Leaving for the wedding in less than a month and still no first song and a few other loose ends too...

         

        Like menus are you ladies planning on going to any trouble with guest menus for reception dinner?

         

        Nicole



        #1454 msop04

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          Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

          Originally Posted by amberh1884 

          Msop04- My Fiance's mom and her sister are staying at the Catalonia Priveleged because it is the closest resort to Secrets Maroma and she wanted to be able to walk there when she needs to because she is afraid to take a taxi, lol.  I honestly don't know where everyone else is staying.  I know that is weird, but all the people that didn't book at Secrets ended up being my fiance's friends and I have no clue.  I also have no clue exactly how many of them are coming.  I am getting a little frustrated.  I feel like the wedding is turning into a free for all.  It definitely is not what I imagined, I thought every person was going to stay at Secrets and we were all going to get to hang out the whole time.  But, I guess it was not meant to be.  On the other hand though, that will definitely mean that we will have the last of the trip to ourselves as our honeymoon and I was worried about that at the beginning too!  If I were you, I would pin down the date first.  Put out feelers to your close family and friends about your tentative date and see that they all would be able to do it mostly.  That is what I did.  Once, you get the date set then you can book it on expedia no problem.  I found expedia to be the cheapest too!  Only thing is, you need to make sure that if you are doing the "complementary ceremony" where you get it for free for having so many nights in a preferred club swimout our having 5 rooms with double occupancy that you book through a site that actually says that it honors the "free wedding" on the booking page.  Expedia's did not so we had to book through Delta Vacations then Delta price matched the expedia price.  It was kinda complicated, lol.  But, if you are not doing the complentary one you don't have to worry about all that mess!

           

          Wow, amberh1884...  I'm so glad I'm not the only one getting frustrated with this!!  And I, too, believe mine's gonna turn into a dang free for all - oh well, we do what we can, right??  :)   I just hope that those who may choose not to stay at SMB with us won't start bit**ing when the time comes to pay the fee to get on the grounds... we shall see.  I'm to the point where I'm just gonna put all the info out there and let them decide.  I mean, seriously, we've got our own issues to deal with!!  LOL  Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!  



          #1455 msop04

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            Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

            Originally Posted by CriCri 

            Msop04,

            I have had the same problem and we have solved in this way:

            - Cecilia fixed my date "as a tentative", this means that she has considered booked the date and the time for the wedding  for 1 week

            - in this week I have had the time to book the flight and the rooms, then I confimed the reservation and I payed the first quote

             

            After the payment and the reservation you have all the time to choose all the  details.

             

            Thanks CriCri!!  I will do that!!  :)  :)



            #1456 msop04

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              Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:56 PM

              Originally Posted by beachbride2013 


              I would email her and let her know you are ready to pay your deposit and that you want to confirm that this date/time and this location is available during that time for your wedding/reception. If she tells you that that is reserved for you (they will reserve it for 7 days I think, until they get your deposit) then that's what you need. After she gets your deposit, she will email you the contract soon after. At that point, I would book my trip. At least that is how we did it. It took us about a week to get the deposit and first contract. Others may have different experiences.

              As far as Cecilia, you should just keep in mind that it's Mexico, it's the beach, and it's a resort so it's all laid back. They don't really have a reason to rush to respond to emails. She is seriously running the whole wedding thing down there. She will get back to you usually within a few days and if a few days go by, just send another email. She is very nice and very helpful, just not in a hurry to respond to emails. She is also very good at what she does so you don't have to worry about anything. When I was at the resort, I called her several times and she always got right back to me if I left her a vm.

               

              Something that I did when I needed to contact her was basically to write out a list of questions. I would number them and she would respond to all of them in a different color under each question. That way you can email only once and get many answers.

               

              Now we're talking!!  Thanks for the advice, beachbride2013!!  That info makes me less nervous, for sure!!    I'll get right on that.  



              #1457 nicc80

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                Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:55 AM

                I feel so presumptuous asking this, is anyone having a card collection area/gift area on table at their reception??  I am assuming I wont get any gifts such as in a traditional wedding because my guests are spending so much money to get there, but I just though I'd get your opinions on this.

                -Nicole



                #1458 KCDawn

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                  Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:07 AM

                  Originally Posted by nicc80 

                  I feel so presumptuous asking this, is anyone having a card collection area/gift area on table at their reception??  I am assuming I wont get any gifts such as in a traditional wedding because my guests are spending so much money to get there, but I just though I'd get your opinions on this.

                  -Nicole

                  It's a good question, but we're not going to.  We're telling people not to bring gifts.  Even if a few bring cards, I don't think our group is big enough to warrant a special area.  We're having a party at home afterwards so if they want to give us gifts, they can do it there.



                  #1459 beachbride2013

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                    Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:25 AM

                    I agree with KCDawn. We did not have a special area and nobody brought us gifts (Thank goodness bc we wouldn't want to have to bring extra stuff back to the states). The people who brought cards just handed them to us the day after the wedding.  We had a few people ask us before we left what they should do with our gift and we just asked them not to bring anything to Mexico.

                     

                    At the reception, there will be a table with your guestbook (if you are bringing one) and there will be room on that table if anyone brings anything.



                    #1460 CriCri

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                      Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:58 AM

                      Originally Posted by nicc80 

                       Who delivered the flowers to your guests?  Was  there a fee?

                       

                      When the waiters after the dinner were removing the floral arrangments I have asked to have them in my room and in my guests rooms.

                      They say: "Yes for sute, the flowers are yours"!

                      During the night, the congieres have delivered the flowers free of charge.

                      In my room they knocked the door as soon as I arrived, to my parents they have put them in the secrets box in order to not disturb.






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