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#281 chipmunkkc

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    Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:48 PM

    Hey guys, I'm also an EDSS bride! We're getting married on July 3rd, and leaving on June 27th- it's coming up so quickly!

    Did any of you do the chocolate fountain dessert party thing? We're thinking of doing a 2 hour cocktail hour and a 2 hour dessert party and skipping a full dinner, because everyone likes appetizers and desserts better anyway.

    #282 Tracy_S

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      Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:05 AM

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      Originally Posted by chipmunkkc
      Hey guys, I'm also an EDSS bride! We're getting married on July 3rd, and leaving on June 27th- it's coming up so quickly!

      Did any of you do the chocolate fountain dessert party thing? We're thinking of doing a 2 hour cocktail hour and a 2 hour dessert party and skipping a full dinner, because everyone likes appetizers and desserts better anyway.
      Hey welcome!! Its awesome to have another bride getting married there before me.. the more the merrier!!

      I didn't even know there was a chocolate fountain thing... but I am not doing it.. that sounds like a very cool idea though!!! Have you got everything else planned and booked? Let us know! I love hearing what other brides have planned for their day at our resort!!!

      #283 edssbride09

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        Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:37 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by chipmunkkc
        Hey guys, I'm also an EDSS bride! We're getting married on July 3rd, and leaving on June 27th- it's coming up so quickly!

        Did any of you do the chocolate fountain dessert party thing? We're thinking of doing a 2 hour cocktail hour and a 2 hour dessert party and skipping a full dinner, because everyone likes appetizers and desserts better anyway.
        I didn't do the chocolate fountain either, but love those things! i bet it would be terrific, they seem to do everything so well! I went for ice-cream sandwiches which were popular!

        #284 Tracy_S

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          Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:22 PM

          Ok Nicky, Carolyn and Jen... I have come up with 4 more questions for you lovely ladies!! Here goes:
          1. For those that used your IPOD for your dance.. what was the cost they charged you for the amplifying station and dock?
          2. Did you guys see any other brides using the wooden aisle runner? If so was it the nasty dark brown color or the nice lighter color? Or do you know if I can request the nice lighter color?
          3. Did you guys do up wedding programs? What were your favors? I want to do red fans with our names and dates enscribed in them, and my programs are going to be the fan type.. I want to place the fans on the seats so they can be used during the ceremony.. but should I have a second favor on the dinner tables?
          4. Ok did you guys have a list of shots that you needed to have to give to your photographers? And if so was it worth it to do that? I have been compiling a list from everyones examples and would like to give it to my photographer.. would this be helpful for me? And also for those that did the TTD.. was the resort going to charge you the 500 fee to do so on the resort? My photographer is telling me that we have to do ours offsite as the resort would charge me the 500 fee... when my photographer is one of the approved ones

          #285 edssbride09

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            Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:26 PM

            Hey Tracy, hope this helps!
            1.) We used an ipod for our music... though in the end we played it through our laptop just because we had it there. Anyways, i believe it was $250.00 USD, and i was kinda shocked at how expensive this was, but the sound was great! It was loud, and clear, and you need a microphone (which is part of the cost) to hear over the wind/waves... so worth it in my opinion! I thought about buying a bose sounddock to bring with us, but am glad we didn't in the end

            2.)I did not see anyone use the wooden isle runner, though i thought i saw a pic somewhere and i thought it was not as long as i would have wanted. I wouldn't commit to that until you get there and ask about the colours from the WCs on site

            3.) We didn't do programs, and i am happy we didn't. We also didn't do a traditional favour as I am a bit uptight about "overconsumption" and hate buying things that people don't want/need... anyways that is a whole other story :-) But We made the candy table the favour and made boxes that had stickers on them that said thanks for joining us, and take some candy with you (in other better words of course). People loved this, and I don't think anyone noticed or cared that there wasn't a traditional favour. In fact on the plane home everyone enjoyed their candy more! We did buy some fans to bring down with us though (just for the women). I gave them to the WCs onsight who then distributed them (somehow, not really sure), they had a basket or something? Anyways, i didn't do tags on them, but people did use them and they made great props for pics! I am sure program fans will be a hit though!

            4. I made a list of shots for the photogs. but forgot to print it before the trip and wasn't able to get it to them. It prob. would have helped as now i know there are lots of shots i would have loved that i don't have (my own fault). I would keep it simple though because your photog. will be so busy that they won't be able to check the list all the time!

            I didn't do a TTD though so i can't help you with your final question, i am not sure. I can't see why they would charge you for one of the approved photogs... I would think just the daypass cost?

            #286 prairiegirl

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              Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:55 AM

              Oooo.. I'm not gonna be much help, as my wedding was VERY simple...

              1. IPOD for your dance..

              We didn't even have a dance there was only 8 guests and we hung out at the Spa Bar all night and had a blast, doing shots at the tequila bar and just joking with the bar tenders and staff...

              2. Did you guys see any other brides using the wooden aisle runner?

              Didn't see the wodden runner, just keep in mind flats or thongs would be fine to walk on this runner.. but if you happen to be wearing a high heel.. I think it would be very difficult to walk on, with the sand underneath. p.s. that can be completely decided once you get there... so don't prepay for it if you are not sure what you want. you can DECIDE EVERYTHING once you get there... they just want you to prepay since they will NOT REFUND ANY MONEY under any circumstance


              3. Did you guys do up wedding programs? favors? second favor on the dinner tables?

              The fans are a great idea.. and if you want to have a second favor go for it.. but really you don't have to. I did a wine cork (per couple) on the table at dinner, and wrote a personal note to each guest thanking them for making the trip and how much it ment to us. (if your doing loot bags too.. don't worry about a second favour)



              4. Ok did you guys have a list of shots that you needed to have to give to your photographers? And if so was it worth it to do that? TTD.. was the resort going to charge you the 500 fee to do so on the resort?

              You can create a list of the ones you REALLY want (ie group shots, and a couple MUST HAVES) but I think you really may want to enjoy the moment and not stress out about the details.. trust your photographer, and talk to him before hand. TTD?? why ask? just do it?? chances are it'll be first thing in the morning (sunrise).. just do it... IMO... QUOTE]

              #287 Jodz10

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                Posted 24 April 2009 - 03:18 PM

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                So Jodi,
                How much planning have you got around to all ready?? I know as soon as I picked the resort I was off like a crazy person finding exactly what I wanted and all that fun stuff! I think I actually have everything down pat that I would like.. but then again things can always change considering I have 6 months left before the big day... I was just curious how planning was coming along and if we could help you out with anything!!! Let us know!
                Well I think I'm off to a slow start lol, I finally got my date confirmed for January 27th and I needed this done before I sent out my save the dates...so I feel like they are a bit late to send out, 9 months before...I think I may have found my dress which is a huge weight off my shoulders b/c that needs to be ordered ASAP. I have lots of ideas and little persoanl touches I want to bring down for the ceremony but I can't purchase anything until I have a better idea of how many people are coming. So in all I'm on my way to having things come together. I still haven't talked to anyone from the resort yet...my travel agent is the one that's been talking to them for me so far. And they gave me a ceremony time of 5pm and then the dinner starts at 6pm?! That leaves me no time for pictures...I wanted at least an hour or two...so I'm trying to get that changed. They never even asked me if I wanted a certain time? But don't worry Tracy I will have lots of questions...give me some time lol! Oh and I still have no clue for a photog?

                #288 edssbride09

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                  Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:15 PM

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                  Originally Posted by Jodz10
                  Well I think I'm off to a slow start lol, I finally got my date confirmed for January 27th and I needed this done before I sent out my save the dates...so I feel like they are a bit late to send out, 9 months before...I think I may have found my dress which is a huge weight off my shoulders b/c that needs to be ordered ASAP. I have lots of ideas and little persoanl touches I want to bring down for the ceremony but I can't purchase anything until I have a better idea of how many people are coming. So in all I'm on my way to having things come together. I still haven't talked to anyone from the resort yet...my travel agent is the one that's been talking to them for me so far. And they gave me a ceremony time of 5pm and then the dinner starts at 6pm?! That leaves me no time for pictures...I wanted at least an hour or two...so I'm trying to get that changed. They never even asked me if I wanted a certain time? But don't worry Tracy I will have lots of questions...give me some time lol! Oh and I still have no clue for a photog?
                  I wouldn't worry about your STDs, people don't need that much notice, so long as they know that they need to save money! However, i would really insist on getting a new ceremony time. 5pm would be really late! Mine was 3, and honestly, if it was at 2:30 or even 2 that would have been better as we were tight for time for the photos and mingling post-ceremony. Unless you are ok with having him see you before the ceremony and doing the pics then... some brides are ok with that and it works really well for them. They may not be able to change the time since the minister may be doing other ceremonies... Oh i am jealous, i want to do it again!

                  #289 prairiegirl

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                    Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:59 PM

                    Jodz10

                    I completely agree 5pm is too late. I was married at 3, pics until 5 and then at 5 the sun was already going down. You still have 9 months pior to the wedding, but I honestly would change my date before I took that time slot.

                    There shouldn't be many weddings scheduled for your day, so I would definately get the wedding bumped up to 1 or 2pm.

                    Don't ask them for a better time TELL them... lol.. be forcefull.. your the bride, get what you want... your bringing alot of business to thier resort!!

                    #290 jonrennie

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                      Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:02 PM

                      There is another problem with a 5pm ceremony aside from the lack of time for pictures, you will have a huge issue with the changing light. Around that time the light in Mexico changes quickly, and the photos will be inconsistent if you are doing some group shots. It slows down the process since the photog has to always compensate every 10 shots. Best time for the ceremony would be along the lines as edssbride09 mentioned. If you are OK with seeing eachother before the ceremony you can get all your pictures with the two of you and bridal party out of the way first and I promise you won't regret it.




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