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Those buckets are so cute! How fun that your new last name will be Beach!! I think if the tequila and corona fits your style then who cares what friends think.

 

Good Luck with the last minute planning!!

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Barefoot in the Sand - your scrapbooks sound amazing, now that is a perfect gift!

We leave for our wedding in 2 weeks from today for the Del Mar! We have approx 45 people now (16 booked in last 2 days - great sales). We are doing the Gazebo ceremony and hiring the mariachis. Dinner at the Italian restaurant (private event) with a DJ and tequila bar for **kissing** I'll post our travel mugs - just got them in.

I've never stayed in this area of Mexico so if anyone has any advise, excursion ideas etc fire away :)
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Hey everyone..I've been WAY out of the loop for over a month! NOrthern girl, you must be excited! I hope you have a wonderful time! The gazebo at the del mar is gorgeous and pretty private! I can't get the pics of the buckets up at work but that sounds so awesome!

In terms of excursions....I feel like this trip is going to be nuts. We get there sunday, one of my bridesmaid/friends gets there Monday, and then my family tues, and then Kevin's family wed (I'm trying to talk them into tues). The wedding is Friday. I feel like with all the arrivals the week is going to fly. I've been there 3 times so I think I will skip the excursion, but I loved Xel-Ha!
I did another tour last year when I stayed at the Rui Palace and I loved that too!

Its getting exciting now....I've been talking with Mayra about plans and prices. We do not plan to do any type of structured dance reception after dinner. I didn't know that feature about going to the del mar or beach for an entire private event..
It all comes down to the fact that we are paying for the whole thing...and with only 35 or so people that we expect, I don't think we are going to do the dancing and then do it all over again at home in August. I don't quite know what to do though!!

When I was there last in 2006 the convention area had just opened. There is a disco there that is not the same as the one directly in the property. It was so awesome! There were young people and older adults and all of the staff from the daytime. It didn't open till 11 though...so we may kill some time at the bars/show, and then whoever can keep their eyes open will go dancing!

I did decide on the Italian restaurant. I have to have a fixed menu since I estimate over 25 people.

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Aimee, good luck and have the time of your life. The Tucan is awesome.

Leah - We wanted to have everyoneâ€s RSVP before March for OOT bags and all that good stuff, so we hurried up on the invites. Hopefully I can post the pictures tonight.

Sam,
Any thoughts about programs, OOT bags, welcome letters or itineraries?
Hi
I really had not thought about Programes, OOT Bags etc. Any ideas!!!
Not really sure why i need them or even when to give them out !!smile41.gif

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I really had not thought about Programes, OOT Bags etc. Any ideas!!!
Not really sure why i need them or even when to give them out !!smile41.gif
Sam don't worry- I'm not doing programs. There isn't much to really say in my opinion! Its such a quick ceremony, and i don't even have ring bearer/flower girl.
I think I'm going to do more of a welcome letter with an attached itinerary for that day for people to receive in their rooms. I am planning to do mugs for the swim up bars and I suppose they will technically be in a gift bag....and I may throw in a few more items. I do not want to be packing an entire suitcase just for wedding things because it costs money per bag! My parents can 't bring stuff because they aren't coming until two days after me. Also then people have to be able to fit stuff to bring home with them. Its just my opinion- I love all the ideas everyone has, I just can't do all of it myself.

*Actually, I'm kind of wondering how to even get the oot bags/welcome letters to people if they're checking in all at different days. Should i bring stuff to the front desk each morning there is an arrival.....? what do you guys think?

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Thankyou so very much for all your information, You had definatley got me thinking about OOT and I am going to get some. Thinking about including Playing cards, lipsalves, Puzzle books.

 

I think taking the bags to the reception is a really good idea at least that way your not having to track your guest down or go searching for their rooms, and they will have their gifts to use at the start of the holiday.

 

I thought about asking reception to deliver them to the rooms upon the guests arrival.

Going to have a look at vistaprint to cost the bags, will let you know how i get on.

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I would ask the WC about the bag situation, sometimes the front desk charges a fee to distribute.

But I haven’t covered this yet, may just do a daily drop off at the front desk. =)

I should email about that =)

 

We are doing fan programs so it kills two birds with one stone. A fan and The Program =)

They will be DYI from cardstock and pack VERY easy and light =)

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Hi

Never thought about the hotel charging to deliver them, might have to deliver them myself in that case.

 

I have found some canvas tote bags on ebay at a cheap price. Had the idea that i could print my monogram onto some t-shirt transfer paper and then iron the design on to the bags. Way cheaper than getting them custom made especially here in the UK.

 

I though that in my OOT bags i would include a fun caribbean cocktail menu which the guests could try asking to be made during their stay. Hopefully the attachment has worked please let me know what you think.

 

 

 

 

cocktail brochure.pub

cocktail brochure back.pub

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Sam don't worry- I'm not doing programs. There isn't much to really say in my opinion! Its such a quick ceremony, and i don't even have ring bearer/flower girl.
I think I'm going to do more of a welcome letter with an attached itinerary for that day for people to receive in their rooms. I am planning to do mugs for the swim up bars and I suppose they will technically be in a gift bag....and I may throw in a few more items. I do not want to be packing an entire suitcase just for wedding things because it costs money per bag! My parents can 't bring stuff because they aren't coming until two days after me. Also then people have to be able to fit stuff to bring home with them. Its just my opinion- I love all the ideas everyone has, I just can't do all of it myself.

*Actually, I'm kind of wondering how to even get the oot bags/welcome letters to people if they're checking in all at different days. Should i bring stuff to the front desk each morning there is an arrival.....? what do you guys think?
I went to a destination wedding last year and the bride and groom met us in the lobby with a tray of drinks when we arrived at the hotel.... she had a list of all of our flight arrival times from the travel agent. I plan to do this too...and that's when I'm going to give them their OOT bags. But I should mention this may not work for everyone... we have a lot of people coming in at relatively the same time - some of them on the same flight - so it won't be like we're standing in the lobby all day!

For OOT bags, I was going to do nice beach totes (I was going to buy them wholesale and they came to like $4/ bag). But, then my fiance put me on a wedding budget so I had to nix them. Now, I'm just doing small gift bags with colorful tissue paper. And to be honest, most people bring their own beach bags when they travel and will probably prefer the smaller bags.

PS. I think I read somewhere that the Iberostar charges $1 per OOT bag for them to put them in your guests' rooms.

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