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#1721 cathyandchin

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    Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

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    Right, I am nervous about my time to. Who knows...What package are you getting? I am doing the Ultimate, but I am not sure what menu to choose. We are having about 15 guests ...I wish I could do the buffet.
    I'm getting the Ultimate package, too. I think we'll have closer to 30 guests though.
    I like the No. 2 off of the Silver Menu:
    Raviolis filed with spinach served trees cheese sauce
    Carpaccio of scallop and Salmon served with lime and Shallot vinaigrette
    Cream of Asparagus with roasted almond
    Sea bass fillet served over fresh Spinach and Hollandaise sauce
    “OR”
    Gigot of Lamb served with Provenzal sauce
    Tulip of strawberry with grand Marnier sauce and ice vanilla ice cream
    and 1 & 3 from the Gold Menu:
    No. 1
    Tropical Martini shrimp cocktail served with brunoise of Avocado
    Puff pastry field with Salmon and wild mushroom served white wine sauce
    Cream of mushroom with baby shrimp
    Beef tenderloin filed with vegetable julienne served in red wine sauce
    “OR”
    Chicken breast filed with spinach and provolone cheese served with saffron sauce
    Peach cheese cake served with strawberry Couli
    No 3
    Mussel saut© with champagne serve with threes cheese sauce
    Snow crab cake served with avocado and tomato dressing
    Cream of leek served with fish quenelle
    Sea bass feuillete served fresh asparagus and Portobello mushroom and beurre Blanc sauce
    “OR”
    Lamb Wellington served with mushroom duxell and demi armaniac sauce
    Timbale of with and dark chocolate served with vanilla sauce
    These seem like the most "universal" choices overall... I'm narrowing the choices to these and then FI, his brother, and one of my bff's will vote! So I'm kinda democratic, right? LOL
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    18 adults + 2 kids booked + bride and groom

    #1722 Ashlynn039

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      Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:19 PM

      Oh - and for the ladies who have looked into this already, who is the DJ for DRC?

      #1723 Boo

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        Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:39 PM

        the two DJs that are used for DRC are DJ Mannia and Doremixx, both have very good reviews from other ladies on the forum

        unfortunately, the cash grab, is that we have to book them thru the resort where as if you got their price list directly they are cheaper but we cant book them ourselves, just one of those things that is super frustrating

        #1724 saymyname74

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          Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:42 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by cathyandchin
          I'm getting the Ultimate package, too. I think we'll have closer to 30 guests though.
          I like the No. 2 off of the Silver Menu:
          Raviolis filed with spinach served trees cheese sauce
          Carpaccio of scallop and Salmon served with lime and Shallot vinaigrette
          Cream of Asparagus with roasted almond
          Sea bass fillet served over fresh Spinach and Hollandaise sauce
          “OR”
          Gigot of Lamb served with Provenzal sauce
          Tulip of strawberry with grand Marnier sauce and ice vanilla ice cream
          and 1 & 3 from the Gold Menu:
          No. 1
          Tropical Martini shrimp cocktail served with brunoise of Avocado
          Puff pastry field with Salmon and wild mushroom served white wine sauce
          Cream of mushroom with baby shrimp
          Beef tenderloin filed with vegetable julienne served in red wine sauce
          “OR”
          Chicken breast filed with spinach and provolone cheese served with saffron sauce
          Peach cheese cake served with strawberry Couli
          No 3
          Mussel saut© with champagne serve with threes cheese sauce
          Snow crab cake served with avocado and tomato dressing
          Cream of leek served with fish quenelle
          Sea bass feuillete served fresh asparagus and Portobello mushroom and beurre Blanc sauce
          “OR”
          Lamb Wellington served with mushroom duxell and demi armaniac sauce
          Timbale of with and dark chocolate served with vanilla sauce
          These seem like the most "universal" choices overall... I'm narrowing the choices to these and then FI, his brother, and one of my bff's will vote! So I'm kinda democratic, right? LOL
          On the menu choices like # 3 when it says " Or Lamb Wellington" what does that mean? Is it saying you can have that as the main entree? I am confused by that.

          #1725 Ashlynn039

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            Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:23 PM

            Boo - so is this something you book far in advance (like I should be doing this right now) or something we take care of closer to our wedding date?

            #1726 cathyandchin

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              Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:35 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by saymyname74
              On the menu choices like # 3 when it says " Or Lamb Wellington" what does that mean? Is it saying you can have that as the main entree? I am confused by that.
              Yeah, my understanding is that guests will have a choice of main course (like fish OR chicken, Beef OR lamb, etc) but the rest still remains the same.

              I made a little survey on surveymonkey.com and sent it out to FI, his brother, and my bff.

              When I get the menu down I'll add it to my webpage for my guests to see...
              http://tickers.Ticke....7ab3/event.png

              18 adults + 2 kids booked + bride and groom

              #1727 cathyandchin

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                Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:44 PM

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                Sorry for the multiple posts but I just wanted to note that using an ipod we ladies then rent the sound system for USD 180 per hour for the reception, DJ is USD 1200 for 3 hours if I remember correctly, and then you also get cold fireworks, extra lighting etc. So if you wanted to have 3 hours of music regardless, you are comparing USD 600 for Ipod or USD 1,200 for DJ - that stressed me out personally when it dawned on me
                Geez! 1200 is around how much it would cost us out here but you don't get the extras... $600 is a lot too just for an iPod that I'm bringing with my own music loaded onto it. They should include the sound system with the package, don't you think??

                Are you having your reception on the pool terrace?
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                18 adults + 2 kids booked + bride and groom

                #1728 saymyname74

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                  Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:14 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by cathyandchin
                  Geez! 1200 is around how much it would cost us out here but you don't get the extras... $600 is a lot too just for an iPod that I'm bringing with my own music loaded onto it. They should include the sound system with the package, don't you think??

                  Are you having your reception on the pool terrace?
                  Is the pool deck the same thing as the pool terrace?

                  #1729 Ashlynn039

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                    Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

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                    Is the pool deck the same thing as the pool terrace?
                    No I believe they are different. The pool deck is wooden and in between the infinity pool and ocean.

                    #1730 saymyname74

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                      Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:17 PM

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                      Originally Posted by Ashlynn039
                      No I believe they are different. The pool deck is wooden and in between the infinity pool and ocean.
                      Where is the pool terrace?




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