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#311 finleys7

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    Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:59 PM

    Emmers - we are using Claudia Rodriguez for photography and her husband for video. They have great reviews and have been soooo easy to work with.

    Leah - Good luck with the invites, I look forward to seeing them =)
    Shannon

    YEAH---We Did It! **May 1st, 2010**
    Our Wedding SlideShowMy Wedding Review - Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar http://bestdestinati....-2010-a-58966/My Planning Threadhttp://bestdestinati...ding.com/fo....

    #312 HollyandDavid

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      Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:04 PM

      Hi Ladies!!
      Wow! I am so glad I found this! I have so many questions. My fiance and I are looking at the Iberostar Lindo for a July 30th wedding. Here are my questions:

      1. Did you have a private dinner or were you stuck in with other guests at the a la carte restaurants?

      2. Did you have a private reception or were you stuck in the "disco" with all the other guests? (see a pattern here :-) )

      3. Were there a TON of people sitting there in their bikinis watching you say "I do"?

      I have a ton more questions but those are the "Top 3", so lets stick with those for now.

      Thanks so much ladies and CONGRATS to all of you on your recent/upcoming weddings!

      Holly

      #313 LDeeken

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        Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:02 PM

        Welcome Holly!!

        If having a Private event is important to you, you might consider looking at the Iberostar Del Mar. They have a restaurant that you can use for $800 where you can have both your dinner and a reception. That was VERY important to us as well which is why we chose the Del Mar.

        I'm not sure about the beach as we have not gotten married yet. We are actually getting married at the Gazebo at the Del Mar which is very private.

        Hope that helps you out. Feel free to ask questions, we are all happy to help!!

        Leah =)

        #314 finleys7

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          Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:03 PM

          Holly -

          1. Did you have a private dinner or were you stuck in with other guests at the a la carte restaurants?

          It depends on how many people you are having. We are having 65-70 so we rented the private reception. Plus we wanted the traditional feel of the wedding since we aren't having an AHR


          2. Did you have a private reception or were you stuck in the "disco" with all the other guests? (see a pattern here :-) )

          see above


          3. Were there a TON of people sitting there in their bikinis watching you say "I do"?

          We are doing the Chapel, because of the tons of people. It didn't feel private enough for us (we went down for a site visit last June)
          Shannon

          YEAH---We Did It! **May 1st, 2010**
          Our Wedding SlideShowMy Wedding Review - Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar http://bestdestinati....-2010-a-58966/My Planning Threadhttp://bestdestinati...ding.com/fo....

          #315 lisanicole

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            Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:42 PM

            I am getting married on November 12, 2010 at the Maya. I am having a private dinner reception. I was told that this was not an option until this year (2010). That prior to this year the only private dinner reception was offered at DelMar.

            #316 Emmers

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              Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by HollyandDavid
              Hi Ladies!!
              Wow! I am so glad I found this! I have so many questions. My fiance and I are looking at the Iberostar Lindo for a July 30th wedding. Here are my questions:

              1. Did you have a private dinner or were you stuck in with other guests at the a la carte restaurants?

              2. Did you have a private reception or were you stuck in the "disco" with all the other guests? (see a pattern here :-) )

              3. Were there a TON of people sitting there in their bikinis watching you say "I do"?

              I have a ton more questions but those are the "Top 3", so lets stick with those for now.

              Thanks so much ladies and CONGRATS to all of you on your recent/upcoming weddings!

              Holly
              Hi Holly and welcome to the thread!

              We are doing a very similar style to the Finleys:

              (1) Private Dinner at the Italian Restaurant a the Del Mar/Beach, which as has been mentioned, can be rented for $800 + a per head fee. Also to note, if you upgrade your wedding package, it includes the fee. We just found this out when inquiring.

              (2) Same as number 1. We are renting the restaurant out to function as the reception location with the meal and music, etc. like a traditional reception. Then as that wraps up, if everyone wants to head over to the disco, we'll go, too, but we do not intend to rent it out. You can, however, rent out the disco for a per head fee.

              (3) Fingers crossed that is not the case, but I guess it comes with the territory. I have seen some of the video footage from other weddings and it still looks like they do their best to keep it an intimate setting, but we are not going to be naive about it either - we expect to see other vacationers there, but I trust they will respect the ceremony going on. Even though there are other more exclusive locations to have the ceremony at the Iberostar, we 100% wanted the beach, even at the risk of other vacationers watching.

              #317 amyrot

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                Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:59 PM

                Hi and welcome! I think given that you are at a vacation destination...there will definitely be people around! I guess it wasn't as important to me, and financially I could not afford the private rentals as we are doing a huge AHR and paying for every nickle for everything ourselves! I will say that I've been to the Del Mar and the gazebo is very private. The gazebo at the Lindo/Maya is not really a gazebo at all, nor very pretty. Shannon is having hers at the chapel which will be very pretty. I'm opting for the beach because thats the whole reason I'm going!

                Ladies...have so much to do for AHR! Little things,...driving me crazy!

                I also played around w/vista print. I made some nice letterhead that I'll print welcome letters on...I designed some double sided business cards that I'll use for luggage tags...and I also designed a postcard for people to write their favorite Mexico memory on..and mail to us when we get home! I also have to do another round of invitations for my AHR...could not fit all the info in one standard invite.

                you guys know I have to do that placecard BS....well, I am just getting plain old ones that fold and my mom's going to write on them.

                I'm doing some awesome sand dollars for the one at home! I hope it all comes together!

                does anyone know where to find some clear, HARD plastic luggage tag cases?

                #318 Emmers

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                  Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:50 AM

                  Hey, any thoughts about what the groomsmen (all 3 of em!) should wear?

                  We ended up getting the FI the following jacket and matching pants:

                  John W. Nordstrom® Two Button Linen Sportcoat - - Nordstrom

                  It was a little more than we originally planned on spending (though it came with free alterations) but it's something he'll get more use out of - he won't be wearing this for the TTD!

                  We're leaning towards going with ivory cubavera shirts and natural linen pants for the groomsmen. The FI had suggested white shirts, but my dress isn't diamond white (he hasn't seen it), so I had to step in and nix that idea.

                  Here is what we're leaning towards:

                  Natural - Linen Pants Linen Trousers Pants [] - $46.00 : Studiosuits.com, Custom Suits | Designer Suits

                  Linen Rayon Blend Destination Wedding Shirt for men.: Beach Wedding Shirts | Guayaberas, Linen Pants, Boys Linen Shirts, Mexican Wedding Shirts.

                  Let me know what you think - we have to pull the trigger sooner or later!

                  PS - The bridesmaids will be wearing bright blue.

                  #319 finleys7

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                    Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:48 PM

                    Amy, anything from Oriental trading? Sound like you are getting so much done...good job =)
                    Shannon

                    YEAH---We Did It! **May 1st, 2010**
                    Our Wedding SlideShowMy Wedding Review - Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar http://bestdestinati....-2010-a-58966/My Planning Threadhttp://bestdestinati...ding.com/fo....

                    #320 finleys7

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                      Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:51 PM

                      Emmers,

                      I like the shirt for the guys. We are doing the studio suits for the pants and shirts for the groomsmen and suits for FI and the Dads. We ordered two Sundays ago and got an email it's in production =)

                      I will try and post pictures when his suit comes in.
                      Shannon

                      YEAH---We Did It! **May 1st, 2010**
                      Our Wedding SlideShowMy Wedding Review - Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar http://bestdestinati....-2010-a-58966/My Planning Threadhttp://bestdestinati...ding.com/fo....




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