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#10121 melinmontana

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    Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:57 AM

    I know I've seen it posted somewhere before, but does anyone know the size of the round and/or rectangular tables that they use on the pool decks? I just can't seem to find the information. Also have any of the past brides opted out of the cocktail hour and went to the bar in the beach between the ceremony and reception? Just wondering how it worked out if anyone has done it. We were considering cashing in our cocktail hour to put towards our dinner. I was hooping we could go to the beach bar after the ceremony & also get in some group photos before the dinner. We have around forty guests so we weren't sure how it would work. Other ideas I've seen mentioned were putting cocktail hour off for a half hour or so to do pictures. Has anyone done this? If we do cocktail hour we really just did not want to miss it & the mariachi band while doing pictures, and of course we were hoping ti save some money. Ourwedding is at 4 and we weren't planning on doing any pictures together before the ceremony. Thank you guys for your help!

    The round of tables, are 72". Not sure about the rectangular, ones, and but that is what I'm talking using. There are 24 of us so I am doing one table, and family style. We are using our cocktail party hour as a welcome party on Friday night, and wedding is on Monday. We are getting married November 19th and our wedding is at 3 because I want to make sure sure to we can get a pictures at sunset after the ceremony. I am planning on moving the party down the beach to the beach bar for photos. I also wanted to be present for the cocktail party and with only 24 or 40 guests, and almost all all of them family, who I want there for pictures , and I figured there wouldn't be anyone at the cocktail party.

    #10122 melinmontana

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      Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:00 AM

      I know I've seen it posted somewhere before, but does anyone know the size of the round and/or rectangular tables that they use on the pool decks? I just can't seem to find the information. Also have any of the past brides opted out of the cocktail hour and went to the bar in the beach between the ceremony and reception? Just wondering how it worked out if anyone has done it. We were considering cashing in our cocktail hour to put towards our dinner. I was hooping we could go to the beach bar after the ceremony & also get in some group photos before the dinner. We have around forty guests so we weren't sure how it would work. Other ideas I've seen mentioned were putting cocktail hour off for a half hour or so to do pictures. Has anyone done this? If we do cocktail hour we really just did not want to miss it & the mariachi band while doing pictures, and of course we were hoping ti save some money. Ourwedding is at 4 and we weren't planning on doing any pictures together before the ceremony. Thank you guys for your help!

      The round of tables, are 72". Not sure about the rectangular, ones, and but that is what I'm talking using. There are 24 of us so I am doing one table, and family style. We are using our cocktail party hour as a welcome party on Friday night, and wedding is on Monday. We are getting married November 19th and our wedding is at 3 because I want to make sure sure to we can get a pictures at sunset after the ceremony. I am planning on moving the party down the beach to the beach bar for photos. I also wanted to be present for the cocktail party and with only 24 or 40 guests, and almost all all of them family, who I want there for pictures , and I figured there wouldn't be anyone at the cocktail party. I am using Anel also and she typically responds with two days when I email her. Try her directly and make sure that she knows how many guests you are having, and what your looking plan is. Let her guide the ceremony time.

      #10123 melinmontana

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        Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:01 AM

        I know I've seen it posted somewhere before, but does anyone know the size of the round and/or rectangular tables that they use on the pool decks? I just can't seem to find the information. Also have any of the past brides opted out of the cocktail hour and went to the bar in the beach between the ceremony and reception? Just wondering how it worked out if anyone has done it. We were considering cashing in our cocktail hour to put towards our dinner. I was hooping we could go to the beach bar after the ceremony & also get in some group photos before the dinner. We have around forty guests so we weren't sure how it would work. Other ideas I've seen mentioned were putting cocktail hour off for a half hour or so to do pictures. Has anyone done this? If we do cocktail hour we really just did not want to miss it & the mariachi band while doing pictures, and of course we were hoping ti save some money. Ourwedding is at 4 and we weren't planning on doing any pictures together before the ceremony. Thank you guys for your help!

        The round of tables, are 72". Not sure about the rectangular, ones, and but that is what I'm talking using. There are 24 of us so I am doing one table, and family style. We are using our cocktail party hour as a welcome party on Friday night, and wedding is on Monday. We are getting married November 19th and our wedding is at 3 because I want to make sure sure to we can get a pictures at sunset after the ceremony. I am planning on moving the party down the beach to the beach bar for photos. I also wanted to be present for the cocktail party and with only 24 or 40 guests, and almost all all of them family, who I want there for pictures , and I figured there wouldn't be anyone at the cocktail party. I am using Anel also and she typically responds with two days when I email her. Try her directly and make sure that she knows how many guests you are having, and what your looking plan is. Let her guide the ceremony time.

        #10124 dec2012ms

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          Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:10 AM

          Thanks girls! I've been emailing the resort. Can you guys give me Anel's email? We leave Mexico on the 17th.

          #10125 Savs1027

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            Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

            Originally Posted by dec2012ms 

            Thanks girls! I've been emailing the resort. Can you guys give me Anel's email? We leave Mexico on the 17th.


            Here you go!

            drercphoto@vallarta-adventures.com



            #10126 Judany

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              Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

              So I finally started with my planning, wedding on 5/18/13.  I got my dress this weekend, one n done! I only went to one place and got it done.  now to the next thing.



              #10127 NJ2012

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                Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

                we just received our photo book today... WE LOVE IT!.

                 

                ive said in previous posts that we werent crazy about the wedding video included, but the wedding book is really great.

                 

                its like a cherry on top of the whole destination wedding experience. especially with trash the dress.

                 

                probably wont be coming here much more, but i thank everyone for all the help and tips.

                 

                and im happy to help anyone else if they need it... email me at joda724@gmail.com if you have any questions.



                #10128 Savs1027

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                  Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:17 PM

                  I just got the word document from Lorena to start filling in details and I was just wondering if anyone else did this? 

                  How set in stone are these details?? It's really hard for me to tell them yes I want things if I have no idea how much they are... I was just planning on adding additional things once we got there after we found out about price. 



                  #10129 RollerBride

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                    Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

                    Originally Posted by Savs1027 

                    I just got the word document from Lorena to start filling in details and I was just wondering if anyone else did this? 

                    How set in stone are these details?? It's really hard for me to tell them yes I want things if I have no idea how much they are... I was just planning on adding additional things once we got there after we found out about price. 

                       Nothing is really set in stone except the date, time and location of your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. You can literally sit down at your meeting with her and pick a new cake, use different flowers, change the layout of your tables, etc.

                       Every time i sent an email to Lorena with questions or changes, i asked her to send us an updated bill/invoice to reflect additions/changes. She sent us one every time and it really helped us stay within out budget.

                       She can also send you prices for anything that is not listed in their wedding guide- like flowers, cakes, extra bouquets, extra corsages or boutonnieres, hair. makeup  etc. Wedding guide: http://www.amresorts...dding-guide.pdf

                     

                    :)


                    Kip & Kate

                    August 4, 2012

                    Dreams Riviera Cancun

                    www.kipandkateswedding.com

                    30 guests


                    #10130 EmilyT

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                      Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:50 AM

                      Hey girl i am getting married on March 1st and having my ceremony at 4:30 but this is just a random thought thats been bothering me.... i have been to mexico in the winter, i went early january once and yes the sun does set earlier but i remember being in the pool till at least 5. i saw you wrote 4:45 complete darkness and for some reason it just isnt making sense to me. can anyone shed some light on this ?

                       

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                      Originally Posted by Savs1027 

                       

                      We are getting married in December so we haven't done this yet, but we plan on doing our "cocktail hour" at the beach bar. We are going to be having around 30-35 guests. We plan on having the mariachi band there on the beach for the guests and also us taking some pictures there with them so we can enjoy it a little bit before we take the rest of our pictures. Atleast that's how I have it pictured in my head. Of course it could change after we talk to Lorena once we get there.

                       

                      When in December are you getting married? Something you might want to look at is the time it gets dark... We're getting married December 17th and Anel (the photographer) told me that 4pm was too late for the ceremony. She said there won't be any time for photos after the ceremony because it will be too dark.

                      She sent me this website: http://www.timeandda...nomy.html?n=923

                      She said to keep in mind the time listed there is when the last ray of sun is and on the beach it gets dark about 25 minutes before the time listed. So, we're looking at about a 4:45 complete darkness on Dec 17th!! We are starting our ceremony at 3:30 so hopefully we'll have a good 45 minutes of pictures before it gets dark. And I think we'll be taking them right at sunset.

                       

                      Hope this helps! :)
                       






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