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honestly, I just gave them the chair sashes and they did whatever they wanted. It does look like they pinned them and yes they provided them. I didnt pay extra. That was one of the best things about Excellence, i feel like other resorts would have charged me for little things, when at Excellence it was just part of their service. No hidden charges, no surprises when it came to the bill. They always went above and beyond.

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Nbulldog,

Everything looks so beautiful. I think I'm going to look for turquoise sashes for the chairs, that should match the BM's dresses. : ) Did you pick the flowers for the table and the arch or was that just and extra touch added my the WC?

What else did you take with you as far as decorations for the wedding or reception? I'm just curious about what if anything extra I should take for the tables at the reception or for anything at the ceremony.

 

Reading your review and seeing your photos makes me even more excited about our wedding in August!!! : )

 

- Michelle

 

 

 

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So review is up...enjoy!

 

Nikki- we flew American Airlines and they allow 2 bags each free so 4 bags total. The rest of the stuff we divided between my mom and 2 aunts. No one paid extra so it was great.

 

MDB- We got the silver package so the ceremony was pretty much set up for me. I did bring fushia bows for the chairs which I left with the WC if you want to use pink (there should be fifty of them. There were tiki torches, the aisle runner was a sand color which I liked because you didnt even know it was there and they lined the runner with large starfish/shells. The four posts were decorated with white drapes and flowers and there was a table with flowers and the sand ceremony. There are pics in my review but here is one.

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mdb: I would love to use your turquoise sashes once you are finished :) keep me posted!!

I'd be more than happy to pass them on! I believe we may only have to purchase 10 to 12. Would that be enough? I'm also thinking about some other decorations one is the the fans with turquoise ribbon around them! : )

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Shoot, I will need like 30! Let me know what other decor you get though, I WILL be interested in that for sure!

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Michelle,

 

I am literally thrilled and quivering with excitement. I am at most a week away from finishing this rotation. And then? Graduation. YAHOO! I'm supposed to finish next week, but they may let me go at the end of this week. I want to spend some time with my mom- who isn't able to attend the wedding or graduation- before the madness of the move/graduation/wedding/honeymoon/orientation for residency/starting residency sets in. I'm hoping they'll let me go.

 

But to answer your question, I think bulldog's pic is pretty close to the basic set up. I believe they will still provide you a table for like a sand ceremony, but I think flowers on it are part of the paid packages. We're doing gold, and they will even put flowers on the posts of the altar with that package. They will cover the chairs, and you still get an aisle runner. But I think it's white only for the basic package? I know I had a choice of about 5 colors. If you want the flowers hanging along the aisle or something like 'pew bows' would be in a church- that's extra no matter what.

 

I *believe* that your bouquet and his boutonnière are included in the basic package- but I'm not 100% on that. I know with mine it is, and one corsage for a BM and one bout for a GM. Technically I believe it's 2 each, but we are using the extra ones as table decorations at the reception. Ana has been really flexible for us since our wedding is small.

 

HTH!

 

Nikki

 

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Hi Nikki,

I should be purchasing some decorations also, but the resort hasn't given any indication of what decorations are included in what package. What all are you taking? I asked to see pictures of what the basic beach set up looks like as far as what is included in the package, but they haven't sent me anything. If anyone could give me some great ideas of what all would be beneficial for me to take, I would be greatly appreciative.

 

 

Also, congrats on finishing your last rotation!!!! WOW.. what a big accomplishment! : )

 

- Michelle

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bulldog-

We are ALSO flying AA! I thought they allowed 2 bags free per person, so that's a huge help. I have family who are leaving before we are, but they aren't flying AA I don't believe. They booked through funjet, so I think they're actually on USAir. I don't know if USA also does 2 bags international or not. But at least I know that if I pack right, I can get most of the decorations down there. I may have to whittle things down to make weight though. As an aside, did AA upgrade you and hubby to 1st (assuming you weren't booked there already) once they found out it was for your wedding/honeymoon? We're hoping they will, but IDK.

Did you have some kind of invoice or statement with you or in your bags that the stuff was for a wedding? Any issues clearning customs?

Lastly, did you bring back any mamajuana? There seems to be a debate on if you bring back the kits weather customs confiscates it if you haven't mixed the rum with the dry mix. Some people say yes because then it's a bottle of herbs and spices. Some people said customs didn't look. I'd like to bring back mamajauna (both the kits and already mixed) but I want to know what other brides who were there recently experienced.

 

I'm off to read your review!

 

Nikki

 

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Originally Posted by nbulldog19 View Post
So review is up...enjoy!

 

Nikki- we flew American Airlines and they allow 2 bags each free so 4 bags total. The rest of the stuff we divided between my mom and 2 aunts. No one paid extra so it was great.

 

MDB- We got the silver package so the ceremony was pretty much set up for me. I did bring fushia bows for the chairs which I left with the WC if you want to use pink (there should be fifty of them. There were tiki torches, the aisle runner was a sand color which I liked because you didnt even know it was there and they lined the runner with large starfish/shells. The four posts were decorated with white drapes and flowers and there was a table with flowers and the sand ceremony. There are pics in my review but here is one.

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khalia and mdb-

 

I'm also having turquoise (and orange) sashes, I'll bring mine back. Once I get back and post my post wedding stuff, you should see them up. Since I only have 10 of each, they may not sell anyway. I didn't pay much for them (about $10 for the 20) so I'd only want like $5 for them.

 

If they don't sell, you guys are definitely welcome to them.

 

I'm going to bringing back a TON of decorations and I'm not going to be asking much for most of it, so keep your eyes posted. If I remember, I'll come back and let you guys know it's up.

 

So excited, dress fitting coming up soon.....Gonna take pics of me all done up. I started crying last time when I put the veil on.

 

The countdown is on ladies!!

 

Nikki

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