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#4811 reaganlane

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    Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:49 AM

    They had messed up my spa appointment. My TA had Ana set up a makeup appointment for the day of my wedding and when I got there, they didn't have it scheduled and their stylist wouldn't be there till 3. My cousin (who is great at negotiating) went to the front desk and told them this had upset me because I hadn't packed wedding day makeup (which I really hadn't) so they said they would make up for it by giving us a reservation at the resturant for my reception. Well, when it came time to go to the reservation and the resturant said they didn't have it, my cousin went off and that is how we got the wine room. We were just going to go to the mexican resturant because the hostess there was so nice and pulled tables together for us and told us we could order from any other menu and they would get it for us...but then my cousin came back saying we had the wine cellar so we moved. Looking back on it, I wish we would have just stayed at the Mexican resturant because they were so nice and willing to please but it all worked out. They say they don't take reservations and even if you got one, I wouldn't rely on it. After your pics or the ceremony, just have someone from your group go to the resturant of your choice and tell them how many guest you will have. Himitsu is a little more stuck up because I guess it is resturant of choice, but we had so much better service at the Seaside Grill and mexican resturant. They really like to please! All my guest loved the Seaside Grill the best so maybe they can set something up for you? Really, don't stress about it. Once you are there, everything will fall into place. :)

     

    Originally Posted by BethAnne 

    Congrats! Sounds like everything did fall into place and you ended up having a great time. Seems to me though after reading there really is a huge communication problem though, as you probly sent so many detailed e-mails up until your arrival to get everything worked out.. i know I have.

    Tons! and everytime i get a response saying "ok, great" So i start to think she's got it documented somewhere and will take care of it. We have a small group too, 10 people and she did say you cant have a private reception with this small of a group, and also they dont take reservations anywhere, so im worried about us wandering off after the ceremony trying to find a place to have our family dinner together and we might have to wait like 5 hours, or we wont be able to be seated all at the same table! thats not at all how i imagine it going, its an intimate group for a reason, so of course i'd like us to all be sitting together for dinner! Im so worried about this, but it sounds like they all worked it out for your group. Im just curious how your family made a reservation in the first place if they dont take reservations? Anyways, glad it worked out for you- can't wait to check out your pics.





    #4812 reaganlane

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      Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:56 AM

      Yeah, my room was above your ceremony and I saw them setting it up and then kinda watched it from the swing bar! :) It was beautiful! Congrats! I stressed too much also so I am looking forward to returning without the wedding stress and just drinking and relaxing! I believe we are all going back next year around the same time. It wasn't crowded and it was great weather!

       

      Originally Posted by rdsjcr 

      So glad you had a great time!  I was hoping that we would run into each other-- as I got married Oct 24..but no such luck... I want to go back and do it all over again.  I stressed so so much leading up to it and everything went absolutely perfect.  I am at work right now and they don't allow us access to facebook- but I can't wait to see your pics :)
       


       




      #4813 reaganlane

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        Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:58 AM

        So, I totally peeked in on your reception because I thought it was the club. LOL! It was our first day there and we were checking out resturants and I was like "man, this club is hopping!" haha! It looked amazing! With the dj lights and everything it really came alive! I would so pick that as my reception location because it is private. The one on the pool deck is pretty but everyone at the resort can see and hear your reception. I loved yours! It was like your own personal club! :)

         

        Originally Posted by rdsjcr 


        Hey!  We had our reception in El Patio (it started raining - so they moved it there to be safe)  and we were SO happy that we had it there in the end.  We had 40 people and it was so private and intimate.  We partied and danced all night long.  It was like our own restaurant, then our own night club.  It was so so perfect.  I mean yeh-- my starfish namecards did not go that well with the Mexican decor but who cares-- I didn't!  They (Gaby and team) transformed the room and got my flowers and seating charts together in no time and had everything set up (food, decor, DJ, etc) perfectly.  It was smaller and more intimate than the pool deck, where we would have had random spectators.  We would not have had it any other way.

         

         


         




        #4814 reaganlane

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          Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:04 AM

          I would so pick El Patio!!! The beach and pool deck receptions are pretty but while I was there it was crazy windy and I think your guest would really enjoy El Patio and you don't have to worry about the weather. You have NO privacy at the beach or pool deck. Everyone at Seaside Grill looks down on your reception at the pool deck and they still have private dinners and random people wandering on the beach. I looked in on a reception at El Patio while I was there and it made me wanna join the party. It looked amazing and everyone was having a blast! Let us know which one you pick! :)

           

          Originally Posted by amlambert 

          UGGGH, OK brides, I need your opinions.  I have gone back and forth about where to have the reception.  Originally I had the beach reserved, then Ana talked me into having it at the El Patio because it was "air-conditioned", not knowing that she had another bride who was asking for the beach and by talking me into changing venues she was able to pacify us both.  When I asked to change it back, she told me she had reserved it for another bride.  This morning I received an email from Gabriela telling me that I can have our reception in either the El Patio or beach location.  I am torn about where to have it, there are pro's and con's for both locations.  In the El Patio, you can go an hour longer and it is private, but I am not crazy about the decor.  The beach location would be a bit prettier and scenic in my opinion.  For any brides who have already been married there or who has any suggestions on this, please give me guidance!! Thanks





          #4815 amlambert

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            Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:05 AM

            I dont have any pics, but yes, you do have to pay per person to have the El Patio closed for a private event.  Im not sure the exact times of how long they can go until, I just know that as opposed to outdoors, the reception can go an hour longer.



            #4816 rdsjcr

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              Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:25 AM

              hahaha-- you should have came in and joined us!!  Another couple did-- they were much older-- and somewhat stalked our group the whole time- haha.  So- we said what the hell- come on- they were sweet :)    thanks for the sweet comments.  It was so much fun!  And yes- that party was hopping- haha-- even my 84 year old Grandma was out there dancing her tail off!! ha!    We want to go back as well. We went to Secrets Maroma after and we didnt love it as much as we did Dreams... Dreams was just perfect for us.  Maybe we will run into each other next time!!
               

              Originally Posted by reaganlane 

              So, I totally peeked in on your reception because I thought it was the club. LOL! It was our first day there and we were checking out resturants and I was like "man, this club is hopping!" haha! It looked amazing! With the dj lights and everything it really came alive! I would so pick that as my reception location because it is private. The one on the pool deck is pretty but everyone at the resort can see and hear your reception. I loved yours! It was like your own personal club! :)

               


               




              #4817 tsgnatko

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                Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:16 PM

                Can you please all help me??

                 

                I am gettting married 2/10/11 which is exactly 3 months from today

                 

                My plan is to have a "Welcome Party" in the Lobby bar and no rehearsal dinner

                 

                 

                Is this a good schuedule

                 

                My wedding is at 3:00

                Cocktail party 4-6

                Dinner 6-8

                Reception 8-11  

                 

                When do I go over all the details such as lighting for reception, music, table decorations, flowers, etc...

                 

                Please help

                 

                Do I need my own ceremony script of is what they have good

                i am so freaking out

                 

                 

                 



                #4818 1106wedding

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                  Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:42 PM

                  I wasn't really aware of El Patio. Does anyone have pics to post? Thanks!


                  Jessie & Chris 10/22/2011 *51 booked and final*


                  #4819 MrsKellyG2B

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                    Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:55 PM

                    Hi, I'm very new to this and cannot access the pictures, would it be possible for you to email them to me please?

                    I've just had a shock when emailing Gabriele, I was told when booking our wedding that we could decide everything when we get out there and now it's "No, I don't do it that way".

                    It's great if you could email them to k311ya23@aol.com.

                    Many Thanks, Kelly.



                    #4820 Majimart

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                      Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:16 PM

                      DJ Cost--I have the Ultimate Package and was told $300/hour for a min of 3 hours with DJ Doremixx.  Does this sound right?  Has anyone gotten a "DJ Deal"?






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