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#1981 Boo

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    Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:54 PM

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    BOO Thank you so much I am getting the cd and using it for the ceremony I wonder if you could find him on Itunes?
    he is on itunes and on amazon - the good thing though is you book directly with him its the same price and you get the mp3 of all the songs also - I got them with my confirmation of shippment email, which gets big props from me

    Oh and here is a brain pickle - we finally booked our flight and hotel (woot woot) half of the family booked via expedia.ca and the other thru westjetvacations.com
    the booking confirmation thru westjetvacations.com actually mentions the golf promotion!!! why does nothing stay the same? anyhow just thought it was super funny so I would share

    #1982 Boo

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      Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:56 PM

      For us I believe sunset time was 5:15 or 5:20 somewhere around there. There was another wedding booked same day at 4 pm (reception is at Secrets Maroma) so we had to choose 2 pm, otherwise I may have wanted 3 pm, but probably not later. Ceremonies (no legal) I believe tend to run around 20-30 minutes. Also assuming that things will run a little behind schedule - I would factor in another 30 min. of bright light as a buffer.

      Happy planning!

      #1983 Laura22610

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        Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:01 PM

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        Ladies I need your opinion..My wedding is in March and the sunset is at 5:56 p.m. What time should I have my ceremony ? I want to take pictures afterwards also.
        I think sunset for my day (Feb 26th) was at 5:51. Originally Ana had suggested 5 pm and I trusted her judgment so I went with that. My photographer, however, said that 5 would be too late to get all of the pictures in afterwards so I asked Ana and we switched the time to 4:30. Ana was late meeting everyone in the lobby and getting them to the ceremony site, so the ceremony didn't start until close to 5. We got all of our pictures in but it was a little rushed because Claudia was worried about the lighting. It wasn't a big deal, but if I had to do it again, I would have made the ceremony a little earlier - maybe 4:15?? Sooo, my suggestion would be to start the ceremony maybe 1/2 hour sooner than what you originally thought and then if things run late, you won't be stressed. And if things are on time, you will just have more time for pictures!! :)

        #1984 saymyname74

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          Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:02 PM

          Okay for those who got married here. Is the person playing your cd's have good timing on when to start and stop the songs? Is this something that you explain to Ana and she tells the technician?

          #1985 saymyname74

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            Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:23 PM

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            Originally Posted by Laura22610
            I think sunset for my day (Feb 26th) was at 5:51. Originally Ana had suggested 5 pm and I trusted her judgment so I went with that. My photographer, however, said that 5 would be too late to get all of the pictures in afterwards so I asked Ana and we switched the time to 4:30. Ana was late meeting everyone in the lobby and getting them to the ceremony site, so the ceremony didn't start until close to 5. We got all of our pictures in but it was a little rushed because Claudia was worried about the lighting. It wasn't a big deal, but if I had to do it again, I would have made the ceremony a little earlier - maybe 4:15?? Sooo, my suggestion would be to start the ceremony maybe 1/2 hour sooner than what you originally thought and then if things run late, you won't be stressed. And if things are on time, you will just have more time for pictures!! :)
            Okay,then the sunset on my wedding day is 5:56pm , and our ceremony is set for 4 pm. That should work just fine!

            #1986 lilly129

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              Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:54 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Boo
              he is on itunes and on amazon - the good thing though is you book directly with him its the same price and you get the mp3 of all the songs also - I got them with my confirmation of shippment email, which gets big props from me

              Oh and here is a brain pickle - we finally booked our flight and hotel (woot woot) half of the family booked via expedia.ca and the other thru westjetvacations.com
              the booking confirmation thru westjetvacations.com actually mentions the golf promotion!!! why does nothing stay the same? anyhow just thought it was super funny so I would share
              Oh girl I'm with ya on that! All of my guests that have booked have on thier confirmations that they get complimentary golf...so this could be entertaining...my TA hasn't been able to get anything else from the resort other than the fact that they're switching courses...which brings up a funny point...cause all our confirmations say the first course that was posted on the website and it's changed twice already. ahhh lovely.

              #1987 ebernard4985

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                Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:39 PM

                My TA spoke with his Dreams rep today and was told that the original golf course pulled out of the contract, so that is why golf is not included. However, they are looking to find another golf promotion. He suggested that we wait it out to see what happens (if they do in fact find another golf course) and if they don't have the golf we will throw a stink closer to the time of the trip. He think we need to pick our battles and wait this one out.

                #1988 Laura22610

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                  Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:06 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by saymyname74
                  Okay for those who got married here. Is the person playing your cd's have good timing on when to start and stop the songs? Is this something that you explain to Ana and she tells the technician?
                  The technician did have good timing! When we gave Ana the CD's (we gave her 2, one with music for seating of the guests and one with ceremony music- bridal party processional, bride processional, and recessional), we told her when we wanted the music played. They did a good job!

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by saymyname74
                  Okay,then the sunset on my wedding day is 5:56pm , and our ceremony is set for 4 pm. That should work just fine!
                  That's perfect!

                  #1989 rscherle

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                    Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:55 AM

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                    Originally Posted by saymyname74
                    Okay,then the sunset on my wedding day is 5:56pm , and our ceremony is set for 4 pm. That should work just fine!
                    Oh man...I haven't heard from Ana in a LONG time and now I'm wondering if I should request moving mine to 4pm too Like they say...no good party starts on time!

                    #1990 rscherle

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                      Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:59 AM

                      Oh, and another issue- I really don't know where to start as far as getting everyone to the wedding. I have ppl coming from Iowa, NY, and Philly. Did you guys go with a TA, call the hotel, have ppl book online? This is my main priority right now and the source of much anxiety...any help would be appreciated!




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