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#281 beachgirl@heart

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    Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:17 PM

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    I had no fears about having my wedding at ERC, but with constant changing of WC's, I'm getting annoyed. Whenever I try to confirm something the previous WC said, I'm always told no- that's not right.

    I was originally confirmed by Veronica a day pass was not needed to use the beach for my TTD shoot. Now Ramone is telling me it is. Naylei offered four day passes in exchange for not using the photographer and less guests at our wedding than the package is for, Ramone is telling me no.

    I'm just getting aggravated that information keeps changing. Don't they keep emails on file or have a file for each wedding?
    It is frustrating, I understand. Ramon is honoring several things we previously confirmed with Veronica. I forwarded all my email communication from Veronica for anything that was in question and have been politely firm that what we were told before is what we expected. So, if you have this communication with the previous WCs, I would use that approach. All of our planning, budgeting, etc. has been based on 8 months of emails so we're not backing down on that stuff. We're also putting together a spreadsheet with everything laid out to send him, to firm things up and hopefully make things easier when we meet with him upon our arrival.

    @ Mich&Adam - we are sticking with the iPod. I looked into the DJ but they are booked for that day. I think it will work out okay. We are expecting 26, including us. So, a pretty good turnout I think. We are doing a TTD the day after the wedding with our wedding photographer, Sascha Gluck. As for the ceremony, Ramon sent me a pdf of what they use for the symbolic ceremony and we're not too crazy about it. We may just use the same one we that used for our legal ceremony here. If you need a guest book, or want something different, check out Welcome to the Guestbook Store! Guestbooks for Every Occasion!. We got ours a few weeks ago and it's exactly what I was looking for, just short of making it myself. :) We're doing a welcome dinner too, at Barcelona Thursday night (non-private). So, we're looking forward to that! :) I'm doing a hair trial run this week with my local salon, and have my first fitting next weekend. We are getting very excited, too!

    I'm still debating the bouquet toss and garter thing. I've read about some other ideas for the bouquet toss - tossing a bunch of individual flowers with a charm attached so each of the ladies gets something. I am not big on all the traditional stuff (hence a destination wedding) but I don't want to look back and wish I'd done something that I didn't.

    #282 mich&adam

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      Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:38 PM

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      Originally Posted by beachgirl@heart
      It is frustrating, I understand. Ramon is honoring several things we previously confirmed with Veronica. I forwarded all my email communication from Veronica for anything that was in question and have been politely firm that what we were told before is what we expected. So, if you have this communication with the previous WCs, I would use that approach. All of our planning, budgeting, etc. has been based on 8 months of emails so we're not backing down on that stuff. We're also putting together a spreadsheet with everything laid out to send him, to firm things up and hopefully make things easier when we meet with him upon our arrival.

      @ Mich&Adam - we are sticking with the iPod. I looked into the DJ but they are booked for that day. I think it will work out okay. We are expecting 26, including us. So, a pretty good turnout I think. We are doing a TTD the day after the wedding with our wedding photographer, Sascha Gluck. As for the ceremony, Ramon sent me a pdf of what they use for the symbolic ceremony and we're not too crazy about it. We may just use the same one we that used for our legal ceremony here. If you need a guest book, or want something different, check out Welcome to the Guestbook Store! Guestbooks for Every Occasion!. We got ours a few weeks ago and it's exactly what I was looking for, just short of making it myself. :) We're doing a welcome dinner too, at Barcelona Thursday night (non-private). So, we're looking forward to that! :) I'm doing a hair trial run this week with my local salon, and have my first fitting next weekend. We are getting very excited, too!

      I'm still debating the bouquet toss and garter thing. I've read about some other ideas for the bouquet toss - tossing a bunch of individual flowers with a charm attached so each of the ladies gets something. I am not big on all the traditional stuff (hence a destination wedding) but I don't want to look back and wish I'd done something that I didn't.
      Ugg..sorry to vent, but yeah,I would be upset/annoyed too if everything kept changing now that Ramon is in charge..i kept ALL my emials too from Veronica and have kept firm my decions too...We were having 20 guests, but a few people have since cancelled their reservations due to different personal reasons, so with us, we are now down to 13 guests..which is fine..this is what WE want..although it is hard to stay happy & positive with things goingon around you...we picked up our rings this weekend and they are gorgeous...and my bachelorette dinner/party is this weekend, thank God for great friends!!!!

      #283 Dimenzi

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        Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:05 PM

        Do they provide a menu card/sheet for everyone at the wedding reception? I saw on this forum that Veronica did menu's for a welcome dinner. If yes, is there a charge for this?

        Are the napkins white fabric? I assume this to be the case. It's just that our place settings are you to be personalised ribbons with the guests names on them tied around the napkin.

        Do they provide vases for the bridesmaids flowers?

        What things has Ramon said no to that Veronica said yes to?

        Thanks.

        #284 Treenbean2011

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          Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:46 PM

          We just booked!!!! April 15, 2011!!! I am so excited. We love the ERC and are thrilled to be getting married there. I am also very excited for everyone getting married in the next few months. congratulations to you all. I hope you will stick around for a little while after your weddings to give us 2011 brides some advice.

          #285 Treenbean2011

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            Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:51 PM

            The symbolic Vs. legal ceremony is the big question still. Is anyone having a legal ceremony? I want ot have a legal ceremony, just to save all the excitement for that moment. FI wants a symbolic ceremony just because it seems to be the easier option. Any thoughts?

            #286 Dimenzi

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              Posted 25 March 2010 - 06:45 PM

              We are having a legal ceremony. We don't see the the legal ceremony as being difficult at all. All you have to do is a blood test, be at the resort for 3 days before ceremony (not including weekends), and get your birth cert apostilled (we need to get this done in Slovakia and New Zealand and it's quite easy). A costs a little more though.

              #287 mich&adam

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                Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:41 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Treenbean2011
                We just booked!!!! April 15, 2011!!! I am so excited. We love the ERC and are thrilled to be getting married there. I am also very excited for everyone getting married in the next few months. congratulations to you all. I hope you will stick around for a little while after your weddings to give us 2011 brides some advice.
                Congratulations..I am set to be married at Excellence on April 28, 2010, 28 more days...can't believe it went by so fast, feel like I just booked the place!!! I am using juan navarro as my photographer and DJ Doremixx..check out their sites on here, you will be pleasantly surprised..Happy Planning :)

                #288 Treenbean2011

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                  Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:57 PM

                  Congratulations to you!! That is so exciting. Thank you for the vendor tips. I am debating the DJ issue. We are worried that if our group is small, then a DJ would be overkill. However, I am not sure that I want to have to worry about controlling an ipod.

                  Will you be posting a review and perhaps some pictures when you return home

                  #289 Treenbean2011

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                    Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:00 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Dimenzi
                    We are having a legal ceremony. We don't see the the legal ceremony as being difficult at all. All you have to do is a blood test, be at the resort for 3 days before ceremony (not including weekends), and get your birth cert apostilled (we need to get this done in Slovakia and New Zealand and it's quite easy). A costs a little more though.
                    I keep trying to explain all of this to my fiance, but he is leaning more and more towards signing the paperwork at home first.

                    #290 mich&adam

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                      Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:03 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Treenbean2011
                      Congratulations to you!! That is so exciting. Thank you for the vendor tips. I am debating the DJ issue. We are worried that if our group is small, then a DJ would be overkill. However, I am not sure that I want to have to worry about controlling an ipod.

                      Will you be posting a review and perhaps some pictures when you return home
                      Your very welcome and if this helps, we were origninally going to go with the whole ipod docking station too, i even started making my song list, BUT i figured this IS my once and i lifetime and I don't want any of my guest to have to worry about the ipod...and what if someone wants to hear something, ya know what, let them request it with the DJ and HE can play it...we initially had 25 guests, then down to 22, and just had the final count due and we had more people cancel, their will be 14 of us, so yes a smaller wedding, but still worth the extra money and fun of the DJ...plus he does cold fireworks (?) bracelets, props, etc. etc. worth it for me and FI!!!

                      Yes, I will be posted a review and if you want to know more, sent me a private message, I would be happy to share all my thoughts from the wedding :) Thanks Again!!

                      P.S. we are doing the Legal Vows here in NJ before we leave, not worth the Mexico hassle for Us anyway :)




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