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#351 staceysbride

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    Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:14 PM

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    Do you have pricing for the extras at the resort? They won't send me how much everything costs. They simply keep avoiding those questions. UGH...
    They won't even tell me what is included.. .Such as a sound system to play songs as we walk down the aisle. or is dinner at the restaurant included?
    I do have the pricing on my laptop somewhere. I've been busy dealing with IRL stuff- graduation from med school, a move, starting residency (after the wedding/honeymoon) and trying to put the finishing touches on the wedding stuff.

    Let me see if I can find it and if I can I'll email it to you.

    -Nikki

    #352 staceysbride

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      Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:18 PM

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      Originally Posted by nbulldog19
      OMG! We are back from the best 2 weeks of my life! Brides to be...you have nothing to worry about, everything was beyond my expectations and both Ana and Isyuney made my day absolutely a dream. I couldn't have asked for anything more and they went above and beyond to make it perfect. I brought alot of things down with me...centerpieces, program fans, escort cards, favors ect and Isyuney put it all together beautifully and as I pictured it. I love putting my little touches on things but if thats not your thing, then don't push it. The wedding would have been just as beautiful without my finishing touches. I am working on my review with pictures to follow so stay posted...just know your day will be amazing!
      CONGRATS!

      I can't wait to read the review. I think I'm the next one in line after you and I realized this morning we have about 5-6 weeks left. Just over a month. Nerves haven't settled in yet, but I'm sure they will.

      Tell me, did you just pay the extra bag surcharge to get all your centerpieces etc down there, or did you have family take them, etc?

      Hubby and I can't decide if we're going to just pay the extra bag surcharge, or if we're going to try to get family to take it on their flights or what.


      ----Nikki----

      #353 staceysbride

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        Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:38 PM

        And I thought it'd be better to just put it here for future use. This is the menus for the restaurants and the menus for the cocktail hour/receptions. Note, this menu has changed twice just in the year I've been planning my wedding- so ALWAYS check with your coordinator/planner there at the resort before setting your heart on what you see here.

        Also, because it may apply to any of you- they are more than willing to make vegetarian/non-dairy options (at least for the plated reception) if you need them for your guests or yourself. DH, MOH, MIL, and BFF are all lactose intolerant and they will have non dairy meals made for them.

        For the BTB who asked me for the cost sheet, it's the document entitled 'list of exxtras (sic)'

        Lastly, for the new brides, you have to reach a certain number of posts before you can view attachments, so if you click on it and get an error message, that's why.

        Enjoy!

        ---Nikki----

         

         

         

         

         

         

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        #354 Diva

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          Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

          Thanks Nikki! So much helpful info and your day will be here before you know it! Congrats on finishing med school, it felt good when I finished law school too :)

          #355 mdb

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            Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:43 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by nbulldog19
            OMG! We are back from the best 2 weeks of my life! Brides to be...you have nothing to worry about, everything was beyond my expectations and both Ana and Isyuney made my day absolutely a dream. I couldn't have asked for anything more and they went above and beyond to make it perfect. I brought alot of things down with me...centerpieces, program fans, escort cards, favors ect and Isyuney put it all together beautifully and as I pictured it. I love putting my little touches on things but if thats not your thing, then don't push it. The wedding would have been just as beautiful without my finishing touches. I am working on my review with pictures to follow so stay posted...just know your day will be amazing!

            Congratulations! I can't wait to see your pictures and read your review!!!

            #356 mdb

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              Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:03 PM

              If you don't mind me asking, what has anyone paid for decorations for the beach ceremony? and What was included. I just got a quote that for yellow chair ties, yellow flowers on the aisle and a yellow drape for the beach gazebo, it would be 500.00. I thought this was outrageous. Is anyone getting other quotes from the resort?

              #357 staceysbride

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                Posted 01 May 2010 - 10:37 PM

                Khalia- thanks girl! I know it does feel good to finish- I can't wait to be done. Just two more weeks till this last rotation is done. I just sent in the app for my license.

                mdb- I think most all of us are bringing 90% of the decorations. There are things that they will do as part of the different packages, but chair bows etc tend to be a charge. It's cheaper just to buy those and bring it with you. Depending on your package they will let you choose your aisle runner, decorate the altar etc. Flowers on the aisle I think is a charge either way. We're forgoing them and using freeze dried petals that we bought tossed on the aisle instead. HTH!

                Nikki

                #358 mdb

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                  Posted 02 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by staceysbride
                  Khalia- thanks girl! I know it does feel good to finish- I can't wait to be done. Just two more weeks till this last rotation is done. I just sent in the app for my license.

                  mdb- I think most all of us are bringing 90% of the decorations. There are things that they will do as part of the different packages, but chair bows etc tend to be a charge. It's cheaper just to buy those and bring it with you. Depending on your package they will let you choose your aisle runner, decorate the altar etc. Flowers on the aisle I think is a charge either way. We're forgoing them and using freeze dried petals that we bought tossed on the aisle instead. HTH!

                  Nikki
                  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

                  #359 nbulldog19

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                    Posted 02 May 2010 - 04:19 PM

                    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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                    #360 Diva

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                      Posted 02 May 2010 - 06:25 PM

                      Hey bulldog, you look so beautiful! Looks like everything turned out awesome and I can't wait!

                      On another note, it looks like the chairs are pretty low back and the sashes are pinned to the backs of the chair, as opposed to tied around them like many other resorts. Is this accurate? If so, did they provide pins for you?

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