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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:09 PM
I love the idea about sharing the cost on decorations.
Who is getting married in March? let me know and we can arrange to speak
Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:17 PM
| Originally Posted by charps |
Amber-Thanks for letting me know. BUT $100 and hour!?! That's just stupid. I'll probably wait a few weeks before I ask her about it. She'll probably start wondering why all of us are asking the same questions at the same time...
Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:23 PM
| Originally Posted by smeier |
I'm getting married March 14th at the beach club.
I set up a website, Our Wedding Website with a lot of transportation and hotel information. Feel free to copy! the site has had some issues lately!
As for Jackie, it has been a pain. I would suggest you set a time and call her.
She will confirm everything back in email.
I'm struggling with the DJ. Has anyone confirmed this yet? We only have 40 guests, Jackie suggested to just use an ipod this scares me.
Also, the ceremony. I just found out if you don't use someone from Mexico to officiate you need a work permit. Jackie isn't clear on how you get this, has anyone done this yet?
PS- I'm having my R dinner at Zamas, they have been extremely helpful and much cheaper then Ana Y Jose- let me know if your interested and I can give up details
Hi Sandy ~
I am going with DJ Bob. You can search him on this forum and see the favorable comments that everyone has posted. He is also the DJ for Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal. If you go to that website, you can see his website. DJ Bob is very quick in responding to any questions you may have. I was going to do just go with the Ipod set up, but then I thought, who's going to introduce the bride/groom and emcee the reception. His prices are very reasonable too. Also, check with Jackie as to who AyJ uses for a DJ. If you bring in an outside DJ, the outside vendor fee is $100 per HOUR!
Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:32 PM
Reception- I want to have my reception in the grape tree area as well. I was wondering what everyone was doing after dinner? The grape tree area looks awesome for dinner, but what about dancing and all that stuff. I was thinking of going back to the palapa or beach bed area, but don't know if that will actually work.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:54 PM
Posted 10 January 2009 - 06:02 PM
| Originally Posted by Afreeman21 |
Stephdel- I haven't asked about the corkage fee, but I agree with the $13 an hour for open bar and it isn't even top shelf. We decided to pay by the drink for everyone because we wanted top shelf and knew our families couldn't drink the $125/person that came out to (friends on the other hand probably will). But when you pay by the drink, you have to pay for ALL the drinks, $2.50 per coke and water. I even asked if we could have those big jars of fruit juices you always see in Mexico, we can but still $2.50 per glass. Oh well. They have realized American brides will pay whatever for their wedding to be what they want.
Is anyone using the lounge furniture? Seeing the pictures of that is what made me want my wedding at Ana y Jose, but I'm not really sure how to incorporate it so that I get my money's worth.
Jackie told me that in order to keep the place open after 11pm, i have to get the open bar $13 an hour/per person or they will close it down...so i guess we will have to.
Also is anybody annoyed by the fact that they lower the decibels to 65 after 11pm...it sounds like the party is over at 11, but we really want to get it going, we are thinking of renting a house close by for the after party...we might even move the celebration earlier so we can party a little more before 11pm...
i did a tasting menu (which i couldn't chose), but i came back and chose it this time, and picked Citrus Salmon and Chicken. i thought the soups would be too hot for july so i might substitute it for ceviche.
For the rehearsal diner, i am still negotiating with Zamas, they offer 2 menus, one is local mexican, cheaper and the other one is more american/more expensive, i might have to go for the a american one which offers grilled fish and chicken...and lots of good appetizers..it's not cheap but my in-laws are paying and dont like mexican food.
There is this great trampoline at the club, just wondering if anybody organizing some kind of photoshoot there with their guests, i was thinking of doing that, it would be so funny i think!
i went on DJ bon website but couldn't see what he plays, and it doesn't look like he can play old school hip hop or rock, can someone tell me if you got more infos?
i am thinking about keeping AyJ tables and chairs for diner, just because i can play with the number of guests at the table more that if i had a 10 people round table, and also i dont hae to spend another $2000 with rental and everything that goes with it.
the more i think about my wedding the more chilled and relaxed i want it and the setting is so gorgeous that i don't feel like spending a ton in decoration and tables...i would love to hear what you think.
i am a little disappointed that they won't offer any discounts for people staying at the AyJ hotel, after dropping at least $20000 i feel like they could be a little more flexible...oh well.
i am not hiring a wedding coordinator on top of jackie, so i am going to most i can with her vendors just because i don't want to have to deal with it the day of...i am sure there are better deals for rentals, and florist but i want everything to be under jackies control.
by the way this blog is so helpful! i love it!
Posted 10 January 2009 - 06:05 PM
Posted 10 January 2009 - 07:04 PM
Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:44 AM
How many of you are going to have a legally binding ceremony at AnaY? We are still trying to figure that out too.
I really wish someone would be able to convince Jackie to start a blog with us as it seems like we all have the same questions and it would be easier (and hopefully quicker ) for her to post once rather than answer us all separately. Thoughts?
Thanks again Sarah for setting this up - very helpful!!!
Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:13 PM
| Originally Posted by Afreeman21 |
San Fran Sarah- Since you have visited maybe you can help with this question. Is the grape tree area considered the beach? Just curious because May-September is Turtle season and there are some restrictions on the beach. Also she told me there could be no dancing on the beach (maybe because of the turtles) so I wasn't sure what area is considered the beach or not.
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