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#1601 DeAngelis2be

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    Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:13 PM

    Hey Maura,

     

    Do you think it would be better for me to have my ceremony at 4 or 4:30? What time did the sun go down/start getting dark? How long did the ceremony run? I'm going to have a cocktail hour as well followed by the reception. Let me know what you think.

     

    Originally Posted by maura777 


    Thank you!  The wedding was at 4:30 (but I ran a bit late) and the cocktail hour was 5:30-6:45 and the reception from 7:00-11:00.  It worked perfectly! 
     

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    Originally Posted by ErinDoc 

    Hi Maura - your pictures were beautiful!!  What time did you have everything begin the day of the wedding.....wedding, cocktail party, dinner?


     




    #1602 pintsize1

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      Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:41 PM

      Hi Brides!

      I am using a destination wedding travel agent who has quoted me $200/night/person for Aug. 2011. for the Suites.  I saw on Expedia from Newark, NJ 3 nights hotel + air is about $900.  The travel agent says she will match the lowest price/shop around with wholesalers to find promos. Not sure what that means but once I book my trip with her hopefully this will make sense.  The TA told me she booked a wedding for May 2011 for $142night/person at the Suites.  Hopefully she can get me a deal like that for our guests!  Air is averaging $340/person/roundtrip from Newark, NJ.



      #1603 Islandgirl910

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        Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:03 PM

        Hey DeAngelis:

         

        I live in Yonkers. We advised our guests that they can stay as long as they want. My TA had sent me a sample travel wedding calendar so that's why I had the 5 days/4nights. I do realize it is ideal for people to travel in for 4 days though and then decide if they want to come earlier or stay later. So assuming most people do arrive the day before the wedding, I guess besides the wedding rehearsal, we'd also have to have the meet and greet at the same time which can work itself out and be the rehearsal dinner. Perhaps I'll make that change on our website. 

         

        Your wedding date is 12/3/11 or am I mistaken? That's actually my best friend's/maid of honor's birthday :) Congrats!
         

        Originally Posted by DeAngelis2be 


        Half of my guests are leaving from Newark the other half will be leaving from JFK. The flights just came out for my wedding wedding weekend so I'm telling all the guests to start booking so they get a great rate for a direct flight. We are telling most of our guests to come for 4 days/3 nights and if they want or can stay longer we encourage it. To some guests who don't really have the money to come, it might seem like alot when you are asking them to come for 5 days. I believe the min of nights you can stay at the Iberostar is 3 nights.  I'm having my wedding on a Saturday so people only have to take off Thursday and Friday from work. In the end, the people who want to be there will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Just ingnore anyone that's being negative of giving you a headache...the only thing that matters is the man of your dreams waiting for you at the alter.

         

        Where do you live in NY? I grew on Long Island and my FI in Brooklyn. :)

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        Originally Posted by Islandgirl910 

        I'm all for getting our guests excited, however, many of them think the Suites is very expensive. We live in NY and majority of our guests are flying from NY. Right now rates @ the Suites I see are $373 per night. I just did a general online search for air & room and it's about $1,010 pp for 5 days/4nights. In a way I'm starting to wonder if we should've picked a less "luxurious" hotel and went to a resort that's practical for all. My fiance feels differently. He said we can't please everyone, which I understand, but I don't want to hear people bickering either. I'm just going to pray about it and hope everything works out in the end.  After all this is supposed to be a happy time in our lives.

         

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        Originally Posted by DeAngelis2be 


        Hi Island Girl,

         

         

        We announced at our engagement party in August 2010 that we were doing a destination wedding to give all of guests and bridal party more than enough time to book. Both my fiance and I are in sales so we've been informing (selling) our guests about the hotel and airline rates, I could prob do this for a living and it's only been a couple of months lol. I'm extremly suprised that I have guests and flights booked before my STD even went out. Some of our guests said that they will be using their tax return to purchase their flight.
         

        You need to get your guests excited about their vacation and how much fun they're going to have with all your closet family and friends.

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        Originally Posted by Islandgirl910 

        I am so jealous that a few of you brides who are getting married a few months after our Sept wedding already have some guests booked. How'd you do it? Up until now not one guest has booked a room for our wedding. Granted we gave them the option of booking through our TA or booking on their own. A part of me feels like many of them are waiting for their tax return before make a move. My fiance and I are going to be booking our room at the of this month, as our TA told us we had more than enough time. But still it'd be exciting to see at least a few people book, ya know?


         

         

         




        #1604 KrystaRyan

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          Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:40 PM

          Is it possible to get a package with a ceremony on the beach... and then just get tables put together in one area of a restaurant for the reception?



          #1605 Sharan

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            Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:11 AM



            Hi daisymable,

             

            I am getting married there July 14th!

            Originally Posted by daisymable 

            Do we have a roll call started for who's getting married when at Iberostar? Is anyone on here getting married around the same time as me? July 13th.





            #1606 jonesr1979

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              Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:18 AM

              Hey Ladies,

               

              I was feeling the same way a few months ago.  As of right now i have 14 people booked 60 coming lol. I am not sure where those 46 people are staying :) But don't let it stress you out. Just focus on your special day. Your closest loved one will be there and that's all that really matters. I was stressed about price/who was coming but i had to just move on and be happy I am marrying the love of my life! :)

               

              It will all work out the way it should girls!!!



              #1607 MsSmithtobe

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                Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:49 AM

                So I have 18 pp booked out of 45 rsvps with 6 weeks to go.  My groomsmen aren't even booked!  I refuse to stress.  If it's only 18 people I will be just as happy and I will save money!!!  Look at the up side :-)



                #1608 Islandgirl910

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                  Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:23 PM

                  I don't remember which bride it was that emailed Tai Flora about the floating candle center piece set up for $20 + tax. Just wanted to know if she ever found out more about this etc. If you're reading this, let us know. :-)



                  #1609 daisymable

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                    Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:28 PM

                    Does anyone know how likely it is to get an upgrade for the bride and groom when you get there?



                    #1610 BridetwoBe

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                      Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:36 PM

                      Ugrades are based on availibility. If a room is available an upgrade is possible, but not guaranteed. No one can guarantee an upgrade until you are actually at the resort and there is a room available.  


                       

                      Originally Posted by daisymable 

                      Does anyone know how likely it is to get an upgrade for the bride and groom when you get there?






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