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Does anyone know that the night club is like for after the reception? If there are not many people there then that may be ideal.

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Is anyone thinking of having their cocktail hour at the X-Lounge?

Mystic - do you think that the X-Lounge would be a nice place to have thbe cocktail hour. I was thinking of having it there as after the ceremony we'll be having our photos so we wouldn't be too far from everyone. We were thinking of having a half hour gap between the end of the ceremony and the start of the cocktail hour.
The X-Lounge is only for Excellence Club guests, which none of my group was, so I walked by it but never went in it. You could always ask, but I highly doubt they could close that for a cocktail hour. You can't even get towels from the stand in the Excellence Club area if you aren't an Excellence CLub guest, lol.

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Does anyone know that the night club is like for after the reception? If there are not many people there then that may be ideal.
After the reception, we went to the club (Allegria) since it was 10:30-11:00 and we still wanted to party. We actually had gone there a few nights during the trip. It's small and was never crowded, but we were also there during off-season so I'm not sure if that makes a difference. There's a bar in the club and a DJ. It's kind of cheesy but we had a ton of fun drinking and dancing with everyone. They had themed nights like hip hop, 80s, oldies, but they pretty much played the same music for each night, haha. They played anything from Beyonce to Michael Jackson to the Cha Cha Slide. We were drinking and on vacation so we had a lot of fun with it, and even our parents, aunts, uncles, etc went a couple of nights with us and had a blast.

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Thanks. I asked Veronica about the X-Lounge a while a go and she said that if we had the cocktail there it would need to end by 6pm. Our ceremony is at 4pm so this may be a possibility. I wouldn't mind a cocktail hour on the beach as well but may do it in the foyer.

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Ahhh, so then it is possible. Honestly, I think anywhere and anything you choose is going to be great. They really do an awesome job! One thing to think about though, do you think your guests will be annoyed by having to move to 3 different areas of the resort during the wedding?

 

We never talked to Veronica or Nayeli about where the cocktail hour would be so I assumed it was going to be on the beach while DH and I were taking pictures, but I loved that it was in the foyer. Since it was all open air, it was the next best thing to being outside, it was private, there's a nice view of the ocean, and there was a full bar set up there. We wanted to be able to enjoy the scenery as much as possible so it was perfect for our wedding.

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Also, I think having a half hour gap between the ceremony and cocktail hour would be OK, depending on how many guests you have. People were mingling, congratulating us and each others families, and taking pics for a little while after the ceremony anyway then Nayeli led them to the foyer. Anything longer than a half hour would be too long though.

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Hi Excellence Brides!!! Are there any upcoming brides for 2010....Feb. March,April?

I am getting married at ERC April 28, 2010 and i was posting to the April 2010 brides thread, but was hoping to connect with actual ERC brides for April 2010...hoping to hear what your doing, how your planning is going, etc! :)

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In case you didn't know, the new WC here is Ramon as Veronica is no longer working there (at all). I've exchanged a few emails... the flower options look a little different than what Veronica sent last year and so far the response rate has been about the same. Not worried though, I'm sure whomever the WC is will do a great job. I haven't stressed so far, I'm not going to start now! :)

 

As for decorations (Reception), a while back Veronica said they provided votive candles. You can also use different colors for the tablecloths (white is provided) for $10/per and they provide runners for $4/per. You might want to double check this with Ramon, but that's the info I have in my communication records. Pretty much anything that's done outside of what's included is "for a fee." I'm trying to take as little as possible in the way of extra stuff. By the time we pay for extra luggage (I'm not comfortable with shipping stuff), we could probably just pay for the extras onsite and possibly even come out a little ahead or break even.

 

Oh yeah, and we're getting married on April 30th. :)

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I am getting married in April as well, the 23rd to be exact. I have also been communicating with Ramon, he seems to be pretty responsive. I was planning on bringing some of my own decorations. I purchased 2 large nautilus shells for a sand ceremony and i also purchased white starfish for decoration at the reception. I am most likely going to bring my own candles but also have centerpieces through the resort. We are going to have 28 or so guests (4-5 tables) so we planned on using the ceremony centerpiece which is included in the gold wedding package, plus one reception centerpiece which is also included. That way we will only have to pay for 2-3 centerpieces. According to Ramon, the gold wedding package also includes additional ceremony decoration, which we are having the chair sashes and also the starfish and conch shells lining the aisle. We have also purchased our "guest book", we are having a "Message in a Bottle" guest book using a 1 gallon wine jug and paper in our wedding colors, aqua, white and sand. We are also purchasing luggage tag wedding favors from Etsy which will double as place cards for the reception. I was thinking of buying paper lanterns but it all depends on where we are having the reception. We will either have it in the foyer (where most of the receptions are held) or at the Lobster House restaurant as it is closed on Friday nights. The Lobster House has the thatched roof and a beachy feel but I think it may ending up being too large for a reception of 28 people. We are still undecided though.

 

Is anyone else thinking of having their reception somewhere other than the Foyer?

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