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#731 Candi

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    Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:38 PM

    Hey Ladies I'm a newbie that has been stalking this thread for 2 weeks I will be getting married at th Grand Palladium MAY 21, 2011 and I just wanted to say how much this thread has helped me in good and bad ways, bad because everything I see I want it so the cost keeps going up but anywho I didn't  have a clue when it comes to planning a wedding until i found this site (wish I would have found it prior to booking my wedding) so I have a couple of dumb questions I know what a OOT bag is but what does OOT  stand for and also what is the difference between a  place card and a escort card and exactly what are they for? LOL I have no clue



    #732 mswhatever

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      Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:56 PM



      Originally Posted by stephdanny 

      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 

      Hey Ladies I'm a newbie that has been stalking this thread for 2 weeks I will be getting married at th Grand Palladium MAY 21, 2011 and I just wanted to say how much this thread has helped me in good and bad ways, bad because everything I see I want it so the cost keeps going up but anywho I didn't  have a clue when it comes to planning a wedding until i found this site (wish I would have found it prior to booking my wedding) so I have a couple of dumb questions I know what a OOT bag is but what does OOT  stand for and also what is the difference between a  place card and a escort card and exactly what are they for? LOL I have no clue

      OOT = Out Of Town  ( As I understand it!)

       

      Place cards are placed at the table to mark that guests assigned seat. Cards should have the guests name. Mine were mini beach chairs with ribbon. See picture

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      Escort cards are used to help guests find their assigned seat. Cards should have the guests name and table number. Mine were paper beach chairs with ribbon attached to lollypop sticks. see picture.

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      Hope this helps.



      #733 Candi

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        Posted 18 September 2010 - 10:21 AM

        Thanks so much, your wedding was absolutely beautiful the cake was so creative I loved the sand idea!! I read that if you send a pic of the cake you want they will try to make it. Do you know if they can make a cake with fondant over it I saw 1 that the Ibeostar made that was beautiful?

        #734 missgomes

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          Posted 18 September 2010 - 01:06 PM



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          Here is the ceremony order Nina sent me. I would place it before the kiss.

           

           

           

          Where you have the cake is your choice. They will do it however you would like. I had mine at the reception because my wedding was at 4pm. There was only 1 hour between the two events. Pictures ate up that hour quick! Now if my wedding was earlier in the day with a longer break between the two events, I would have had the cake at the ceremony site with a cocktail hour.

           

          Ms Whatever.. My wedding is also at 4.  I was thinking of including a cocktail hour because many previous brides said they waited around 3 hours to eat.  So, my thought was everyone would probably eat breakfast; guests may eat lunch.  But most people (including bride) would be starving by 7 or 8 pm.  How did that plan out for your wedding?  If you had to redo, would you have included a cocktail hour?  Thanks again for all your help!


          #735 mswhatever

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            Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:11 AM



            Originally Posted by Candi 

            Thanks so much, your wedding was absolutely beautiful the cake was so creative I loved the sand idea!! I read that if you send a pic of the cake you want they will try to make it. Do you know if they can make a cake with fondant over it I saw 1 that the Ibeostar made that was beautiful?

            Thank you for the compliments. I do not think fondant will be an option for the provided cake. They will decorate it with the decorations you provide them or they will put flowers on it. The flowers may not match your colors. I decided to make due with the included cake. I read on the forum about cake designers in Jamaica charging $150 - $200 for delivery only. The cakes were around $300 for a plain cake. I did try to contact a couple but not one replied to the emails. I wish you luck in this area. I spend the money I saved on the cake, on entertainment. I am so glad I did. 



            #736 mswhatever

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              Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:28 AM



              Originally Posted by missgomes 

              Ms Whatever.. My wedding is also at 4.  I was thinking of including a cocktail hour because many previous brides said they waited around 3 hours to eat.  So, my thought was everyone would probably eat breakfast; guests may eat lunch.  But most people (including bride) would be starving by 7 or 8 pm.  How did that plan out for your wedding?  If you had to redo, would you have included a cocktail hour?  Thanks again for all your help!


              No I would not have had a cocktail hour if I could redo it. There is no time. If you have one, you will not be able to enjoy it.

               

              Here is how my wedding day went went

               

              4:00 Guests arrive

              4:15 Here comes the bride

              4:40 Ceremony in over

              4:45 Champagne time

              5-5:40 pictures

              5:45 Infinity bar to meet guests

              6:00 reception time. We were late to the reception by 15 minutes.

               

              The meal is a 4 course meal. You will get the first course and cocktails pretty quickly. If you are worried that you will be starved, ask one of your girls to bring you a snack while getting ready. 

               

              I had planned to spend 4 hours at the spa. I got an one hour massage, flash facial and my hair done in 2 hours. I would have had plenty of time for lunch. 

               

              Spend the money on entertainment. It takes the pressure off of you to entertain and they will not notice the slow service. They will be distracted by the awesomeness of the show!



              #737 missgomes

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                Posted 19 September 2010 - 12:15 PM



                Originally Posted by mswhatever 




                No I would not have had a cocktail hour if I could redo it. There is no time. If you have one, you will not be able to enjoy it.

                 

                Here is how my wedding day went went

                 

                4:00 Guests arrive

                4:15 Here comes the bride

                4:40 Ceremony in over

                4:45 Champagne time

                5-5:40 pictures

                5:45 Infinity bar to meet guests

                6:00 reception time. We were late to the reception by 15 minutes.

                 

                The meal is a 4 course meal. You will get the first course and cocktails pretty quickly. If you are worried that you will be starved, ask one of your girls to bring you a snack while getting ready. 

                 

                I had planned to spend 4 hours at the spa. I got an one hour massage, flash facial and my hair done in 2 hours. I would have had plenty of time for lunch. 

                 

                Spend the money on entertainment. It takes the pressure off of you to entertain and they will not notice the slow service. They will be distracted by the awesomeness of the show!



                Thank you so much!!  You have put so many details into perspective!



                #738 SexyLittleCaboBride2010

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                  Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:08 PM



                  Originally Posted by mswhatever 




                  No I would not have had a cocktail hour if I could redo it. There is no time. If you have one, you will not be able to enjoy it.

                   

                  Here is how my wedding day went went

                   

                  4:00 Guests arrive

                  4:15 Here comes the bride

                  4:40 Ceremony in over

                  4:45 Champagne time

                  5-5:40 pictures

                  5:45 Infinity bar to meet guests

                  6:00 reception time. We were late to the reception by 15 minutes.

                   

                  The meal is a 4 course meal. You will get the first course and cocktails pretty quickly. If you are worried that you will be starved, ask one of your girls to bring you a snack while getting ready. 

                   

                  I had planned to spend 4 hours at the spa. I got an one hour massage, flash facial and my hair done in 2 hours. I would have had plenty of time for lunch. 

                   

                  Spend the money on entertainment. It takes the pressure off of you to entertain and they will not notice the slow service. They will be distracted by the awesomeness of the show!

                   

                  Thanks! You have been so helpful!  I was planning a cocktail hour as well, but was worried there wouldn't be much time to enjoy it. If my wedding is on the beach and reception at Blue Lagoon, are they far from each other? How much time should we allow to get from the beach to the restaurant?

                   



                  #739 mswhatever

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                    Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:59 AM



                    Originally Posted by SexyLittleCaboBride2010 



                     

                    Thanks! You have been so helpful!  I was planning a cocktail hour as well, but was worried there wouldn't be much time to enjoy it. If my wedding is on the beach and reception at Blue Lagoon, are they far from each other? How much time should we allow to get from the beach to the restaurant?

                     


                    It really is not that far. Plan on a 5 to 10 minute walk from the beach ceremony site. However, they will have a driver waiting to take you. We sent the driver away and walked from the Gazebo because we wanted pictures from around the resort. They reception will not start without you. Take your time and enjoy your day. They are really relaxed about time in Jamaica. They will not cut your reception short because you are late to it. They never said anything about us going over our time (30-40 minutes). They even seemed disappointed that we were leaving. They really were great to us. I am sure the tipping helped.  

                     

                    The Infinity bar is directly above the Blue Lagoon. We meet our guests there for cocktails before the reception. We found it to be a good gathering point. It has a beautiful view and great location. 



                    #740 Candi

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                      Posted 21 September 2010 - 08:01 AM

                      Thanks again for the info Nina told me to send a pic of the cake I want, but I just might use my cake money for the steel drum band My wedding starts at 2pm so I will have a cocktail party on the beach to kill time






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