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We are paying the extra money too for a big dinner. It stinks but it was really important to us. We live in CA. My family is in Philly and his family is in Florida so no one has met. We wanted to make sure we would be guaranteed a big table to ourselves, rather than showing up early together and hoping for the best. I told her we did not need a private room or anything (that is $35/pp).

 

This is what I asked Yamina and her response is below that:

We would like to pick the location for our Rehearsal Dinner (8/2/12 @ 6:00pm). What are our restaurant options to accommodate a table for 20 people? Will it be a pre-set menu? or will we be ordering off the regular menu?

For 20 people, you can order from the menu. You can have this dinner on the terrace of the Oceana Restaurant (seafood) or, in the terrace of the Himitsu Restaurant (Asian). Let me know what do you prefer

Originally Posted by NJ2012 View Post

I KNOW ITS CRAZY RIGHT!

pay per person for people to eat at an all inclusive place they already paid for! ugh... but oh well... can you tell me exactly what you asked the coordinator for to get this reserved? we want to do the same thing.

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Thank you! This is great to know! Maybe we will meet in the lobby, get a drink and move to Desires. I'm having my cocktail hour in there also!

 

Thanks again :)

Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post

 

 

Well theres pros and cons to each.

 

Lobby Bar - in the evening due to events will be PACKED and therefore little seating and the bar only seats about 10. Its hard to get a drink and if its busy they sometimes mess up the drinks. However, since there is entertainment usually in the lobby or the steps of the lobby that is something else to entertain your guests. The lobby bar is also not in an enclosed building so it will be hot.

 

Desires Bar - Its air conditioned, actually pretty cold unless your dancing. Theres a good size bar and plenty or table our couch seating. The dance floor is good and they have screens for the music videos to play on. Since it is a bar the music is loud and sometimes outdated, but the DJ takes requests. Its a good place if you have a group that likes to dance ! Depending on the other guests staying at the resort the bar could have a crowd or not. I was there for 2  weeks and the first week of people at the resort weren't really bar people and the second week of people the bar was always full.

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Originally Posted by Savs1027 View Post

 

Thank you so much for posting this!! You looked gorgeous!!! How much extra did you have to pay for the DJ to do the ceremony for you? 

 

It was $180 for the ceremony

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Originally Posted by WPGBride View Post

 

 

 

Wow your video is great! did you pay extra for this videographer because mines totally different

 

thank you! No that was the video that came with the Ultimate package.  How is yours different?

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Originally Posted by kellykellz View Post

 

 

Wow! You are gorgeous! And your wedding turned out AMAZING!!! Question, did you purchase your bouquet and your bridesmaids bouquets through the resort? If so, how much were they? Thanks in advance and congrats to you!! :-) 

 

Thank you :) Yes we bought the bouquets through the resort.  I can't remember how much mine was because it changed from what she originally emailed me but I do know that my bridesmaid bouquets were $65. Yamina also told me that they can only get peonies in May and June which I have no idea if that is true.  If I can find my receipt then I will let you know how much mine was.

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Originally Posted by blondgoddesstif View Post

 

Here is a question for everyone - did anyone bring down their own sound system? I know it sounds crazy, but I think I might do it.  Cost= $200 and my brother to work my Ipod, vs $800 through the resort....and saving $600 for flowers, etc....Anyone heard of a bride doing this?

 I also of thinking of doing this. My group is only 26 of closes friend and family. I am sure we can manage with a portable Bose system. I discussed it with the WC and she said it was fine. I am sure we are not the only ones that have done this. I do plan to pay for the the sound system in the ceremony.

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Originally Posted by blondgoddesstif View Post

 

Here is a question for everyone - did anyone bring down their own sound system? I know it sounds crazy, but I think I might do it.  Cost= $200 and my brother to work my Ipod, vs $800 through the resort....and saving $600 for flowers, etc....Anyone heard of a bride doing this?

 

Since your wedding is before mine. Let me know how it works out using your own sound system and saving all that money. lol

I think its a great idea, of course it don't work for everyone.

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Thank you :) Yes we bought the bouquets through the resort.  I can't remember how much mine was because it changed from what she originally emailed me but I do know that my bridesmaid bouquets were $65. Yamina also told me that they can only get peonies in May and June which I have no idea if that is true.  If I can find my receipt then I will let you know how much mine was.
We are having our ceremony on June 30, 2012 and were told yesterday that peonies are no longer in season.

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I am trying to order the chair sashes and table overlays can someone please tell me what size I should order the over lays for the round guest tables As well as the sweetheart table. This would be of GREAT help! thanks!

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Hi everyone....

It is 27 days from our big day and I feel like we have tons to do....

Can anyone tell me how many songs to prepare for our playlist?  We are only renting the system for the ceremony....

 

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR....it agitates me that it cost so much for 30 dern minutes!

 

 

Thanks

 

JQ

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