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That is a great rate! I am excited to hear back from our TA. We are probably going to have about 50 people but I honestly have no clue yet. Our guest list is over 100. We both have large families! How is your planning going? Trying to decide when to send out our Save the dates, have you guys done that yet?
- Ashley
I'm still waiting to hear back from Ana to get my date set and once I do I will be sending out the save the dates, hoping for 4/30/11

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For those of you doing (or have done) a symbolic ceremony - Are you making in legal where you live before DRC or after? I am struggling with this one.....
Hope I'm doing this response right! This is my first post on here. We are doing our legal ceremony in the states before we do the larger wedding and symbolic ceremony at DRC. Thought it would be easier than to legally get married in Mexico.

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I love it too!! How are you doing your tables and ceremony chairs?
We're doing gold chairs for the ceremony and the reception (the chaivari chairs) and then we're going to have orange table cloths and pink napkins. Our centerpeices are simple, just dark pink roses and then little gold votives...which I'm still on the hunt for so if any of you ladies find some let me know!
The cake table and escort card table will be pink tablecloths. That's my vision at least

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Just wanted to thank all of you for all the wonderful information. It is a bit stressful waiting for Ana to respond to emails and a lot of my questions have been answered by all of the posts! I've tried to read through as much of the posts as I can so if I'm repeating questions, I appologize. Just wondering if anyone has used Juan Navarro, the hotels photographer? I think I'll choose him since his pics looked pretty good on his website. Also, does anyone know if we can mix and match the sit down dinner menu? We are having the Gold menu which has 3 options but I'd like to pick and choose between the 3 if we can. Thanks!

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Ok, so I know there is a thread for this but I enjoy chatting with all you brides...what songs are you walking down and leaving to? We are renting the sound system for the ceremony and I don't know what music I'm going to use.
I have no bridal party and it's just me and my dad walking in...should we start the song and wait a little while to walk in so it plays a bit or just take a snippet of it and play it and walk in? I'm so confussed on this issue!
Also, are any of you doing a song during the ceremony like for your sand ceremony or something? Thanks for all your help!
I'm struggling with this too - I wanted something beachy, romantic and upbeat...so I was playing around on itunes and I found Tyrone Wells - Seabreeze and I really really love the way it sounds! And then I found instrumental versions of some other songs by matt nathanson I liked.
I don't know what to walk back down the aisle to though - we want something upbeat and fun...

I heard that if you rent the sound system the technician would just fade out the music once you reached the end of the aisle . Also if you're doing the sand ceremony it might be nice to have something playing then as well.

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Ok, so I know there is a thread for this but I enjoy chatting with all you brides...what songs are you walking down and leaving to? We are renting the sound system for the ceremony and I don't know what music I'm going to use.
I have no bridal party and it's just me and my dad walking in...should we start the song and wait a little while to walk in so it plays a bit or just take a snippet of it and play it and walk in? I'm so confussed on this issue!
Also, are any of you doing a song during the ceremony like for your sand ceremony or something? Thanks for all your help!
My bridal party walked down the aisle to Israel's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", I walked down to Canon in D played by acoustic guitar (found it on itunes and it sounds nice and beachy!). Our recessional song was UB40's "Can't Help Falling In Love". We didn't have a sand ceremony. Oh and I made a playlist of songs for the technician to play while the guests were being seated. I can post that too if you want...
The technician who is working the sound system played our songs perfectly (I didn't give them any instruction). If you are getting married on the beach, it isn't a super short walk to the aisle so a good amount of the song plays before you get to the aisle. I'm not sure how it goes with the gazebo. He also faded the songs so that it transitioned nicely.

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reganlane,

 

freddy was AWESOME, so sweet, there are 2 people taking pics, freddie & an assistant. they take posed shots as well as lots of candid (i wanted more candid)

we had our own ideas, i would suggest laughing, having fun & goofing around & they will shoot non stop. dont stress, my friend had them as photographers as well, her pics are on the website under citallali (jen & scott) they do an amazing job, ill post my pics as soon as i get them (4 to 6 weeks)

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reganlane,

freddy was AWESOME, so sweet, there are 2 people taking pics, freddie & an assistant. they take posed shots as well as lots of candid (i wanted more candid)
we had our own ideas, i would suggest laughing, having fun & goofing around & they will shoot non stop. dont stress, my friend had them as photographers as well, her pics are on the website under citallali (jen & scott) they do an amazing job, ill post my pics as soon as i get them (4 to 6 weeks)
i had my girls walk down the isle to adam sandlers funny song (we are a funny & casual couple)
then i walked to the new song by miley cirus, 'look at you' it was amazing & beautiful, then after the ceremony black eyed peas, "tonights gonna be a good night"

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That is a great rate! I am excited to hear back from our TA. We are probably going to have about 50 people but I honestly have no clue yet. Our guest list is over 100. We both have large families! How is your planning going? Trying to decide when to send out our Save the dates, have you guys done that yet?
- Ashley
Did you go out and get your own TA or does DRC set you up with a TA

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email me if you would like a wonderful excel spreadsheet to work with for your wedding planning, it was a god send for me and i would love to help you all out!!!

also, any and all questions you may have, please email me anything, i want to help out as much as i can!!

sdeglan@hotmail.com

stephanie hackel, married april 28, 2010.

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