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#2681 beachykeen

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    Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:00 PM

    [QUOTE=leighkarem;1280954]Here's a quick link to the buffet setup:
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    Thank you so much for posting! And your vows look great!

    #2682 rdsjcr

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      Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:01 PM

      Laura do you think you can help?? We are going to have our reception on the pool deck... and I really want to hang paper lanterns out there. Do you think there is a way/place for me to do that? (those that have gotten married already)

      I am thinking a simple candle setup on the tables and then lanterns (my colors) above...but being outside--not real sure how that could work??

      Also-- anyone-- we went to order our guys Linen Suits from WeddingTropics.com and the color we wanted Khaki is temporarily out of stock for 2 MONTHS! Do ya'll know of another place to order? (we cannot go to JCREW or etc b/c one of our groomsmen is 6'7, 300+ lbs)

      thanks so so so much :)

      Robyn

      #2683 beachykeen

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        Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:07 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by leighkarem
        ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS IT WAS PERFECT!!! DO NOT STRESS OVER ANYTHING..IT WILL ALL BE DONE WHEN YOU GET THERE AND ANA & JAZMIN WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN...I PROMISE! Forget about making table cards or buffet cards, your wasting your time. We did a mexican buffet on the deck in front of the infinity pool..it is by far the best choice..you will not be dissappointed. I was hesitant about the buffet but wilth 53 guests, it's the only choice. The mexican buffet is absolutely AWESOME and is not like the food in the mexican rest. It is sooo good and every one of my guests raved about it the entire trip. They make the buffet look awesome and lite it up with these big stars (free). I brought down fuschia table runners with beads on the end and they draped them across the round tables-it looked great! I actually left them all there so help yourself (ANA has them) I also brought about 30 white and 20 fuschia chair sashes (satin) and also left them down there for ANA to share with the other brides! PLEASE PLEASE DON'T STRESS! especially about the small stuff--your getting married at a beautiful, clean brand new resort on the ocean--you can't ask for much more of paradise than that! Ana barely responded to any of my emails/questions but believe me she will GET IT DONE--when you GET THERE!
        I applied the cocktail hour towards the dinner for 20 more guests so it was only 20/pp for guests 20-40. Then it was about 50/pp for the last 13 guests-still well worth it. you do ot need the cocktail hours because they set a bar up on the deck and everyone was just relaxing there and drinking while we did our pics. Then we had dinner.
        I had a friend of mine who's a DJ make me a mix of:
        1 hour cocktail music (played on the deck while we were taking pictures)
        2.5 hours dance music
        it was perfect..Don't hire a DJ-too expensive and the technician actually wanted my CD. (Ana only charged us $350 total for the technician for the ceremony 5:30 and reception 7p-10p so that was even better)
        I walked down to somewhere over the rainbow by israel, my 2 bridesmaids walked down to only time by enya and i played a few songs for when the guests were sitting down and waiting! We played better together by jack johnson for the recessional---IT WAS AWESOME! We wrote our own vows and everyone was crying including the photographer.

        Here is a link to a few pics i donwnloaded on snapfish- we used juan navarro which was part of the package because I requested him in Nov. He is AWESOME also. Definitely get the videographer too-well worth the $$!
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        Your photos are absolutely beautiful!! Congrats!!! And thank for all the advice. I'm so glad to hear that you can trade the cocktail hour for additional guests and that the Mexican Buffet was delicious! And the DJ situation too! I'm planning on making all my own Cd's for the music tech too!

        #2684 beachykeen

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          Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:09 PM

          Also, Leighkarem: would you mind sharing what the cost was for your bouquet That's the look I wanted for mine with long stems.

          #2685 brookeh68

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            Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:45 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by leighkarem
            ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS IT WAS PERFECT!!! DO NOT STRESS OVER ANYTHING..IT WILL ALL BE DONE WHEN YOU GET THERE AND ANA & JAZMIN WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN...I PROMISE! Forget about making table cards or buffet cards, your wasting your time. We did a mexican buffet on the deck in front of the infinity pool..it is by far the best choice..you will not be dissappointed. I was hesitant about the buffet but wilth 53 guests, it's the only choice. The mexican buffet is absolutely AWESOME and is not like the food in the mexican rest. It is sooo good and every one of my guests raved about it the entire trip. They make the buffet look awesome and lite it up with these big stars (free). I brought down fuschia table runners with beads on the end and they draped them across the round tables-it looked great! I actually left them all there so help yourself (ANA has them) I also brought about 30 white and 20 fuschia chair sashes (satin) and also left them down there for ANA to share with the other brides! PLEASE PLEASE DON'T STRESS! especially about the small stuff--your getting married at a beautiful, clean brand new resort on the ocean--you can't ask for much more of paradise than that! Ana barely responded to any of my emails/questions but believe me she will GET IT DONE--when you GET THERE!
            I applied the cocktail hour towards the dinner for 20 more guests so it was only 20/pp for guests 20-40. Then it was about 50/pp for the last 13 guests-still well worth it. you do ot need the cocktail hours because they set a bar up on the deck and everyone was just relaxing there and drinking while we did our pics. Then we had dinner.
            I had a friend of mine who's a DJ make me a mix of:
            1 hour cocktail music (played on the deck while we were taking pictures)
            2.5 hours dance music
            it was perfect..Don't hire a DJ-too expensive and the technician actually wanted my CD. (Ana only charged us $350 total for the technician for the ceremony 5:30 and reception 7p-10p so that was even better)
            I walked down to somewhere over the rainbow by israel, my 2 bridesmaids walked down to only time by enya and i played a few songs for when the guests were sitting down and waiting! We played better together by jack johnson for the recessional---IT WAS AWESOME! We wrote our own vows and everyone was crying including the photographer.

            Here is a link to a few pics i donwnloaded on snapfish- we used juan navarro which was part of the package because I requested him in Nov. He is AWESOME also. Definitely get the videographer too-well worth the $$!
            Snapfish: Share:Registration
            You have answered so many questions for me about the reception, music and other things. We are planning our June 18th 2011 wedding currently. It does take Ana to get back to you with info but she seems overworked. I will be signing the rooms and wedding contract this week ( i started everything in February) - so it has taken a while. I am definitely going with IPOD for music. Great idea! I feel a little less stress that Ana had taken care of many weddings already and everyone has said positive feedback. I can't wait for next June!
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            #2686 lilly129

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              Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

              Leigh - amazing pictures thank you so much for sharing them and your review! Congrats!!

              #2687 leighkarem

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                Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:01 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by beachykeen
                Also, Leighkarem: would you mind sharing what the cost was for your bouquet That's the look I wanted for mine with long stems.
                I did the LOVE package and it included my bouquet and 4 of the calla lily boutonnieres! i paid a little extra for the gerber daisy bouquets for my sister and his sister.

                #2688 wisconsinbride2010

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                  Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:25 PM

                  Awesome pictures Leigh! Your wedding was gorgeous. I'm glad to hear the buffet dinner was good. I really wanted sit down dinner but I know it isn't allowed since we have 45 guests coming. Thanks again for sharing your pictures and advise!

                  #2689 wisconsinbride2010

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                    Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:26 PM

                    Leighkarem: Did you have to write our your whole ceremony or was that just something you chose to do? Also, did you have a symbolic cermony or a legal one?

                    #2690 Megan24

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                      Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:55 PM

                      Does anyone have a email for the salon on the resort where we get our hair and makeup done?

                      Do I need to book a appointment now or wait until I get there?

                      For the brides that used them how did it go where you happy with the make up and hair?




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