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#10771 LindseyM

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    Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

    Hi Emily!  I haven't been on here in a while but I really wanted to weigh in on the video thing.  I used Mike Cantarell Films, the cinenmatoography company associated with Cancun Wedding Video.  It was truly such an amazing experience.  I watch my highlight video constantly!  The DVD and blu ray they sent us are incredible and I have raw footage from them on an external hard drive.  Their quality and professionalism are outstanding.  Not only that, I got a rehearsal dinner video from the resort photographer because their services could not be substituted and it is terrible.  I know some people had a good experience with them but I wouldn't have traded mine with Mike for anything!  Here is another link to our highlight:

     

    http://mikecantarell.../lindsey_kevin/

    Originally Posted by EmilyT 

    Hey girls, I am trying to wrap up all my final plans since I am leaving for Mexico Feb 26th!!! I just sent Lorena emails with pretty much all my final thoughts and requests & she was very kind to email me out of the blue yesterday asking if i needed anything else which i REALLY appreciate! ... a few things I am curious about that maybe someone here could give me an idea on:

     

    Centerpieces: Is it possible to somehow use the bridesmaids bouquets towards the centerpieces.... can they arrange this? I have 4 bridesmaids and i know right after the ceremony the bouquets are going to lay somewhere and never be used again lol also they are about 75$ each so i want to get more use out of them. any ideas ?

     

    Lights under table: I see a price listed for 30$ and one for 50$. Maybe it increased ? I am going to do this regardless just curious what others have paid.

     

    Lanterns: I decided to use the resorts instead of bringing my own. I want the one long string just not sure exactly how much it is.. i assume about 200? I think its 20 lights and they are $10 each ?

     

    Decorating the Hoopa: I know I read somewhere that someone used the floral arrangement from the bride/groom table to decorate the hoopa, is anyone familiar with this ? Lorena told me it is fine, but that the dimensions are different. So if it is going to look silly I will purchase flowers for it, but if i can get away with it- than thats what i'll do!

     

    Boutineers: I see the ultimate package offers 2 boutineers and 2 corsages. I was wondering if I could have 3 boutineers instead and one corsage. Only mom needs a corsage. In this case I would only have to purchase 4 boutineers.

     

    Flower Girl: I asked for one bag of rose petals. Do you think I should bring some of my own fakes ones ? Is one bag enough from the suit to the hoopa ?

     

    Dinner: I am trying to stress to Lorena that although we are doing the sit down I want more time for dancing and less for eating. Does anyone have a good idea of how to explain the meal times so that dinner doesnt take up 90% of the reception. I also am paying for the extra hour so that might help.

     

    Video: I really want a nice wedding video that includes the ceremony a little of the cocktail hour and some key points of the reception like the first dance, father daughter dance, cake cutting. When I look at the video packages it seems like none of them include this exceprt the final package which is 5000. Well i have been to weddings here in NY where they get AMAZING wedding videos and spend much less. I reviewed some outside vendors and then decided I would just use their videographers and now i am not so sure again. If they are a lot more expensive and lower quality- it is worth the outside vendor fee. Is this something I can worry about when I get there, or should i really make up my mind now? I emailed them and have not heard back & some sort of video is really important to me.

     

    Alcohol: What kind of liquor is included..... my fiance wants to know if we should upgrade or if pretty much everything is included lol

     

    SORRY FOR MY LONG RANT LOL THESE ARE MY FINAL WRAP UP QUESTIONS SO I FIGURED WHILE LORENA IS BUSY IF ANYONE HAS ANY ANSWERS TO THEM I COULD GET A MOVE ON ;)



    #10772 elsa s

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      Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

      Originally Posted by LindseyM 

      Hi Emily!  I haven't been on here in a while but I really wanted to weigh in on the video thing.  I used Mike Cantarell Films, the cinenmatoography company associated with Cancun Wedding Video.  It was truly such an amazing experience.  I watch my highlight video constantly!  The DVD and blu ray they sent us are incredible and I have raw footage from them on an external hard drive.  Their quality and professionalism are outstanding.  Not only that, I got a rehearsal dinner video from the resort photographer because their services could not be substituted and it is terrible.  I know some people had a good experience with them but I wouldn't have traded mine with Mike for anything!  Here is another link to our highlight:

       

      http://mikecantarell.../lindsey_kevin/

      Hiii Lindsey,,,,

      I love your video... I'm so excite because i hired Mike Cantarell for our wedding on April 30th... and I love his work... its so worth it ... what package did you end up going with ... I don't know if i should go with the 5 hours coverage or pay the extra money and do the 8 hour one.... 



      #10773 LindseyM

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        Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

        Hi Elsa!

         

        You should be excited because it will be soooo worth it!!  As much as I love our footage, I wish we got the 8 hour.  We were eating dinner when Mike and his crew told us the five hours was almost up.  We hadn't gotten any dance party footage so quickly everyone got on the dance floor and he got about 15 minutes of dance footage.  He still did a fantastic job but if it is in your budget I would go with the 8 hour!  I wish we would've done that.  :)  Hope I helped!

        Originally Posted by elsa s 

        Hiii Lindsey,,,,

        I love your video... I'm so excite because i hired Mike Cantarell for our wedding on April 30th... and I love his work... its so worth it ... what package did you end up going with ... I don't know if i should go with the 5 hours coverage or pay the extra money and do the 8 hour one.... 



        #10774 Jendev

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          Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

          Can Anybody tell me about the bridal bouquet? Do they wrap it or should I bring my own? Savs I really liked yours!!

          #10775 Savs1027

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            Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

            Originally Posted by EmilyT 

            Hey girls, I am trying to wrap up all my final plans since I am leaving for Mexico Feb 26th!!! I just sent Lorena emails with pretty much all my final thoughts and requests & she was very kind to email me out of the blue yesterday asking if i needed anything else which i REALLY appreciate! ... a few things I am curious about that maybe someone here could give me an idea on:

             

            Centerpieces: Is it possible to somehow use the bridesmaids bouquets towards the centerpieces.... can they arrange this? I have 4 bridesmaids and i know right after the ceremony the bouquets are going to lay somewhere and never be used again lol also they are about 75$ each so i want to get more use out of them. any ideas ?

             

            Lights under table: I see a price listed for 30$ and one for 50$. Maybe it increased ? I am going to do this regardless just curious what others have paid.

             

            Lanterns: I decided to use the resorts instead of bringing my own. I want the one long string just not sure exactly how much it is.. i assume about 200? I think its 20 lights and they are $10 each ?

             

            Decorating the Hoopa: I know I read somewhere that someone used the floral arrangement from the bride/groom table to decorate the hoopa, is anyone familiar with this ? Lorena told me it is fine, but that the dimensions are different. So if it is going to look silly I will purchase flowers for it, but if i can get away with it- than thats what i'll do!

             

            Boutineers: I see the ultimate package offers 2 boutineers and 2 corsages. I was wondering if I could have 3 boutineers instead and one corsage. Only mom needs a corsage. In this case I would only have to purchase 4 boutineers.

             

            Flower Girl: I asked for one bag of rose petals. Do you think I should bring some of my own fakes ones ? Is one bag enough from the suit to the hoopa ?

             

            Dinner: I am trying to stress to Lorena that although we are doing the sit down I want more time for dancing and less for eating. Does anyone have a good idea of how to explain the meal times so that dinner doesnt take up 90% of the reception. I also am paying for the extra hour so that might help.

             

            Video: I really want a nice wedding video that includes the ceremony a little of the cocktail hour and some key points of the reception like the first dance, father daughter dance, cake cutting. When I look at the video packages it seems like none of them include this exceprt the final package which is 5000. Well i have been to weddings here in NY where they get AMAZING wedding videos and spend much less. I reviewed some outside vendors and then decided I would just use their videographers and now i am not so sure again. If they are a lot more expensive and lower quality- it is worth the outside vendor fee. Is this something I can worry about when I get there, or should i really make up my mind now? I emailed them and have not heard back & some sort of video is really important to me.

             

            Alcohol: What kind of liquor is included..... my fiance wants to know if we should upgrade or if pretty much everything is included lol

             

            SORRY FOR MY LONG RANT LOL THESE ARE MY FINAL WRAP UP QUESTIONS SO I FIGURED WHILE LORENA IS BUSY IF ANYONE HAS ANY ANSWERS TO THEM I COULD GET A MOVE ON ;)

            Emily - I think Ashley answered most of your questions but wanted to weight in on a few of them too! 

             

            You can def use the flowers! They actualy put the tall vases on our cake table without us asking so I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem to use them as your centerpieces. I would just make sure to take a few group shots with them then hand them over to Jorge (or whoever is there with you) to put on the tables. 

             

            I thought I only paid $15 for the lights under the tables but I could be wrong... they weren't more than $30 though. I loved the way it looked and really added a lot of light! 

             

            For the video, I would make sure to tell Lorena ahead of time if you are going to use the videographer for the whole time. $5000 seems like a lot of money for the quality of video.... I mean, I loved our video but I loved it so much because it was included. haha. If i would have paid $5000 for it i probably wouldn't have been so thrilled with it. But if you are going to go with someone else, I think you would have to let them know before you arrive. 

             

            They have everything alcohol wise!! Just ask!! My husband was worried about that too, but they literally have everything you could want! I definitely woudn't pay to upgrade the bar. 

             

            Hope this helps!!



            #10776 Savs1027

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              Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

              Originally Posted by Jendev 

              Can Anybody tell me about the bridal bouquet? Do they wrap it or should I bring my own? Savs I really liked yours!!

              thank you! I brought my own ribbon and brought pictures of how I wanted it (the ballet style i think it's called). If you want something specific I would bring your own ribbon. Then you know it will match. I brought ribbon for our bouts and corsages too and they didn't use it and they used some I didn't really like, but it was ok. The bouquets were most important and they got that right!



              #10777 Jendev

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                Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:18 AM

                Originally Posted by Savs1027 

                thank you! I brought my own ribbon and brought pictures of how I wanted it (the ballet style i think it's called). If you want something specific I would bring your own ribbon. Then you know it will match. I brought ribbon for our bouts and corsages too and they didn't use it and they used some I didn't really like, but it was ok. The bouquets were most important and they got that right!

                Great thank you so much!



                #10778 EmilyT

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                  Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:22 AM

                  Originally Posted by LindseyM 

                  Hi Emily!  I haven't been on here in a while but I really wanted to weigh in on the video thing.  I used Mike Cantarell Films, the cinenmatoography company associated with Cancun Wedding Video.  It was truly such an amazing experience.  I watch my highlight video constantly!  The DVD and blu ray they sent us are incredible and I have raw footage from them on an external hard drive.  Their quality and professionalism are outstanding.  Not only that, I got a rehearsal dinner video from the resort photographer because their services could not be substituted and it is terrible.  I know some people had a good experience with them but I wouldn't have traded mine with Mike for anything!  Here is another link to our highlight:

                   

                  http://mikecantarell.../lindsey_kevin/

                  Thank you Lindsey! Some of the more recent videos I seen on here from DRC were pretty good so i wasnt worried but the packages just dont make much sense to me. I may still use Mike he told me is available for my date. I think I will do the 5 hour like you did. Did you pay 300 for the outside vendor ? and ur video is awesome i have watched it more than once lol



                  #10779 EmilyT

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                    Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:22 AM

                    THANK YOU SAVS!



                    #10780 EmilyT

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                      Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:23 AM

                      
 ANY FINAL WORD ON WHERE THIS IS? I do know its Desires Terrace, but i am trying to finish my Itinerary cards and i want to put "Desire's Terrace, located:    __________ " LOL






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