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#721 mswhatever

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    Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:35 AM



    Originally Posted by stephdanny 

    Flowers are beautiful. If you have your reception in the Blue Lagoon and say your having 50 people how many people do they put at a table?

    Here is what Nina sent me:
    "The floor plan for your group really depends on the size of the group and your preferred seating plan. We can use either round tables (8 persons per table) or square tables (seating 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or even 12), we can have a “U” shape or a “T” shape."

    I did the "U" shaped seating plan. You can put up to 9 people at the head table. Here is my seating chart:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And what it looked like at the reception.



    MsWhatever...thanks for all the info. You have been such a huge help! Everything turned out beautiful for you. It's definitely reassuring, as I'm getting really stressed about how this all is going to turn out.


    They really did an awesome job. I gave Nina all my stuff and instructions for how I wanted it. It was perfect! It was awesome. She tagged everything and took notes. Here is some of my stuff that she placed on each place setting.


    Centerpieces are beautiful.  Off to contact Tai Flora.  Has anyone thought about shipping any items there?

    I did not ship anything. I was worried about it getting stuck in customs. I did not want the added stress. 
     

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    #722 mswhatever

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      Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:02 AM

      I had a 2 tier wedding cake and a grooms cake. They DID NOT charge me any extra for either cake. I would question them about that again! Your per person fee is suppose to cover the cake and champagne. They even added my decorations to the cakes.  Here is some pics. The sand is crushed graham crackers.





       

      Hey how are you my wedding is october 29,10 and we are having about 41 people 38 have booked so far I too was very worried about this stuff so I think I have the answer to some of your questions  I have a vision of what I really wanted our cake to look like....and it was nothing like any of the photos of the cakes that was sent to me :( another concern that I had was having a one tired cake..i wanted at least two tiers  I finally got a straight answer about this cake issue the other day while speaking to Sherice (who WAS my third planner at the hotel since march)....she stated that for the

      amount of people that will attend a two tiered cake is an extra $50.00 a tier.. Because I didnt like any of the cake photos I sent a photo to Nina and she promised to let me know what they can do to get as close to my photo as possible, I also presented an option B for a plain two tired  ivory colored cake and I would just bring the cake decor with me.



      #723 kasabre28

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        Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:37 PM


        I will make sure to let you know what the fed ex cost are later this week...i'm still in the process of putting things together to send them....:)

        Originally Posted by SexyLittleCaboBride2010 


         



        I don't think I'm going to have a cake, because I'm really not happy with what they're providing, plus it usually doesn't get eaten. I really want to have a candy bar, but was worried about transporting some of the glass candy jars. Does it seem pretty straightforward to ship to the resort through Fedex? Do you know what the costs are like? I'm also thinking of shipping some lanterns from Ikea for my centrepieces, but don't want the shipping expenses to get out of hand! Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. All the best with your wedding! You must be so excited. Right around the corner. :)





        #724 kasabre28

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          Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:40 PM

          Ms.Whatever everyhing you did looks great....WOW
           

          Originally Posted by mswhatever 

          Here is a pic of my centerpieces. 

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          The cost was $55 each.





          #725 missgomes

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            Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:22 PM



            Originally Posted by mswhatever 



            Here is what Nina sent me:
            "The floor plan for your group really depends on the size of the group and your preferred seating plan. We can use either round tables (8 persons per table) or square tables (seating 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or even 12), we can have a “U” shape or a “T” shape."

            I did the "U" shaped seating plan. You can put up to 9 people at the head table. Here is my seating chart:

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            And what it looked like at the reception.



            I had a 2 tier wedding cake and a grooms cake. They DID NOT charge me any extra for either cake. I would question them about that again! Your per person fee is suppose to cover the cake and champagne. They even added my decorations to the cakes.  Here is some pics. The sand is crushed graham crackers.




            I will make sure to let you know what the fed ex cost are later this week...i'm still in the process of putting things together to send them....:)


             


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            #726 missgomes

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              Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:32 PM

              OMGoodness.. @ MsWhatever... you have helped me soooo much!!!  I truly had great ideas but could not see them come to light your pictures.  Thank you sooo much chica!!  I almost want to send you a gift (but Im budgeting..sorry!!).  You have set my OCD crazy a$$ to rest.  Thank you so much!!



              #727 Mellyrox

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                Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:26 AM

                Has anyone had any difficulty reaching Nina?  She mentioned she was going on vacation for a week, but I think she is back now.  I sent her an email almost 3 weeks ago and then again last week. No response yet...


                Vince and Mel - Grand Palladium Jamaica, May 04, 2011

                #728 mswhatever

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                  Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:33 PM


                   

                  Originally Posted by Mellyrox 

                  Has anyone had any difficulty reaching Nina?  She mentioned she was going on vacation for a week, but I think she is back now.  I sent her an email almost 3 weeks ago and then again last week. No response yet...

                  Oh yes! It was so frustrating. They do not seem to get in a hurry for anything in Jamaica. I just kept emailing until she would answer. As your date gets closer, their response time will get better. Good luck!
                   



                  #729 stephdanny

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                    Posted 17 September 2010 - 06:21 AM

                    First off I want to say thankyou to all the married brides who still take the time to answer all the questions of us soon to be brides and to the other future brides who share the information they have gathered - big group hug 

                     

                    Did anyone do a sand ceremony? If so where do they do that in the ceremony? And as far as signing the papers do you do that and then they announce you man and wife? Or do they announce you man and wife and then have you sign?

                     

                    Also who did a cake at cermony site? I see pictures of some people saying the cake the cake for the reception but then I see couples who had the cake and champage at the ceremony...just curious how that works if you were planning on having the cocktail hour after with drinks and appetizers?

                     



                    #730 missgomes

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                      Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:12 AM

                      She responded to me yesterday.  Sherice is my second WC and she is extremely sick so Nina is taking over until she returns.






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