| Originally Posted by Un-Bride |
Hi everyone! I just took a look at the updated website for MDC and noticed that it is now advertised as All Inclusive. We booked December of 2008 for our trip this coming December. Has anyone heard about this? Does the grand opening rate I paid include this AI? The regular rates seem the same as what I remember from previously, but I could be wrong.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:57 PM
Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:09 AM
big3n09-We are not doing a video. FI and I went back and forth about it. There are pros and cons for each side-but in reality-we knew we would probably watch it just once after the wedding and we didn't want to spend that extra money.
I know there are a few of us on here-but when are your wedding dates? I tried making a list from the posts-but BDW has been so slow...and I was getting impatient!
Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:24 PM
big3n09: We are not doing a video person- I asked my brother and my FIs brother to bring their camcorders. I figure it will be funnier if it's a candid video =).
Also, we are having our guests do all their own flight bookings, and then they send me the itinerary and I'm making a spreadsheet with all the flights/times for MDC to arrange airport transport.
Mastistyle: My wedding is November 27th! Right after yours! yay!
A couple questions for you girls:
1. Do you think we're supposed to bring tips for the wedding planner, DJ, etc? I'm not sure how that works.
2. What are you girls doing for ceremony music?
3. What are you girls doing for centerpieces? I talked to Kerry about Floral Fantasies and I thought they were super expensive. Is everyone using them? I'm trying to avoid bringing all my own centerpieces with me, but I'm runnign out of options...
Hope everyone's planning is going well!
Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:23 PM
My date is 5/15/10. FI is all of a sudden having something to say and he wanted samples from the band and DJ. Kerry said she couldn't get a sample from the DJ and we really didn't like how band sample sounded. So we are in limbo at the moment about music. I hate the idea of creating my whole playlist for them to just come and push play and use their speakers. I asked Kerry can I hire my own DJ and she hasn't responded yet. Ceremony music maybe ipod, not sure. I really feel like I need a photographer booked and I'm still working on that. I didn't think the flowers were expensive and you have to consider if you do pack them are you gonna have to pay extra for your bag being overweight or having multiple bags. Another option is not to put one on every table and bring some small candles and seashells to decorate the table with or buy some cheap items when you get there. Kerry said they have rounds and square tables that seat 8. The tables can be scattered or the square tables can be set up in a U shape. Claudette did also mention that they moved her flowers from the ceremony to the reception which I think is good.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:27 AM
I am not sure what to do about tips-the resort already charges service and gratuity-so I am not sure to handle that.
Ceremony music-probably using IPOD since it is just a few songs. I am having indian music as well as western songs for the ceremony.
But can you tell me if I am leaving anything off?
Guests being seated
(backround music for readings)
signing marriage certificate
Centerpeices-I am doing a combo of flowers and decorations I am bringing with me. We either spend the $$ on flowers that no one can take home, or we spend the $$ on an extra bag and we can bring that back home. So, I opted for the second.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:28 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:54 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 05:14 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:08 PM
MissBlade - I was wondering the same thing. Not sure if there is any difference...but...we're doing it in Jamaica because we wanted the date to be the same as the ceremony date.
Mastistyle - Thanks again for the song list. It's very helpful! My wedding is just around the corner - 8/15/2009 :-))))))))))))). Oh....I reviewed your list and it looks good. I don’t think you’re leaving anything off.
Neha - I know the resort suggests 10% but that's only for the employees on site. Not sure if it includes the wedding planner. Ceremony music - I’m hiring Front Page Band....Oneika said I can use their speakers to play the ceremony music. Centerpieces - I might end up using Floral Fantasies. I know...it's expensive…but it's one less thing to worry about if I don't bring it with me.
Christy - Try e-mailing Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org). I've e-mailed her in the past and she usually gets back to me on the same day.
Big3n09 – Cute picture!
Happy Planning )
Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:47 PM
Rydm - thanks!!!
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