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#6181 MR1124

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    Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:16 AM

    I had my conference call with Lisbeth yesterday to go over the wedding details and it went very well... She's so sweet and seems to have it all together.. My wedding isn't until July 30th but she made me feel like things are in order



    #6182 SharonMydung

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      Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:23 AM


      July 30 that's right around the corner.  How many people will you have?  What kind of details did you discuss with her?

       

      Thanks
       

      Originally Posted by MR1124 

      I had my conference call with Lisbeth yesterday to go over the wedding details and it went very well... She's so sweet and seems to have it all together.. My wedding isn't until July 30th but she made me feel like things are in order



       



      #6183 Missy1

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        Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

        Here's my slideshow I just got:

         

        http://220411mattingly.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/
         



        #6184 kad1010

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          Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:00 PM

          Your pictures are great! You looked beautiful. Where did you get the flowers for your hair and your bridesmaids hair?  Did you bring your own decorations for the tables with you?  My colors are fuscia and orange and I am so worried about decorations. I don't know if I should buy them myself or just wait until I get down there and order them through the hotel.
           

          Originally Posted by Missy1 

          Here's my slideshow I just got:

           

          http://220411mattingly.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/
           



           



          #6185 Missy1

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            Posted 04 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

            I got everything through the hotel except for the chair bows and table runners. Those I bought myself just to be on the safe side in case they didn't have the colors I wanted. I didnt really have "colors" as you can see the guys wore seersucker and my bridesmaids dresses were a very light pink so I needed one color that was going to "POP". Once I decided on fuschia  I just went on the internet and saved pictures of tropical flower bouquets where the main color was hot pink. When it was time for me to order the WC sent me a catalog of centerpieces and bouquets to pick from. I just picked the style I liked of each and explained to her that I wanted all my flowers to be fuschia. I attached the pictures I had saved to show her examples and my flowers turned out to match the pictures I had sent perfectly. They were my favorite party of the wedding. The flowers in my bridesmaids hair were real...i ordered those through the resort as well, I think they were $10 a piece. The flower in my hair I actually borrowed from my hairdresser. I have no idea where she got it from but I'll ask her. My advise would be to buy your table linens and chair bows ahead of time. There really cheap online and they take up no room to pack and it at least gives you peice of mind that you;ll have the correct colors. I also bought my maracas as well (I fit 45 on them in two carry on bags). They also served as place cards as well. I tied everyone's name and table number to them so I saved on money there as well.



            #6186 Missy1

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              Posted 04 May 2011 - 01:13 PM

              And also, and I think I've said this before..as far as decorations go....less is more. The scenery is so beautiful you don't need alot so don't stress over it. Chair bows, table runners or overlays and centerpieces is all you need. Forget flowers on the gazebo or on the end of the chairs...those three things are all you need. I had 47 people inlcuding us and I think I spent $90 on chair bows and table runners together, $90 on the maracas, and $500-600 on centerpieces, bouquets, flower petals and flowers for the hair.



              #6187 Soon2bMrsLozada

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                Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:33 PM

                Missy,

                 

                Congrats! I love your flowers especially the fucshia lillies! Do you happen to have the catalog you picked your flowers from? If so, can you email it to me vserna08@gmail.com.

                 

                Also, who was your photographer and who did your hair? Thanks.



                #6188 kad1010

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                  Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:49 PM

                  Thanks so much for responding! We really want to go the "less is more" route, like you said, I am mainly just thinking about the tables, chairs and centerpieces bc the colors really do make things more beautiful. I am glad to hear that you went through the hotel, it just seems much easier. How do you know how many tables you are going to have so that you can make your seating chart and place cards? I've also seen menu cards, but this may not be at Dreams. Did you talk to the WC prior to your wedding about the seating chart and menu? I hope you don't mind answering all my questions! Thanks again.
                   

                  Originally Posted by Missy1 

                  I got everything through the hotel except for the chair bows and table runners. Those I bought myself just to be on the safe side in case they didn't have the colors I wanted. I didnt really have "colors" as you can see the guys wore seersucker and my bridesmaids dresses were a very light pink so I needed one color that was going to "POP". Once I decided on fuschia  I just went on the internet and saved pictures of tropical flower bouquets where the main color was hot pink. When it was time for me to order the WC sent me a catalog of centerpieces and bouquets to pick from. I just picked the style I liked of each and explained to her that I wanted all my flowers to be fuschia. I attached the pictures I had saved to show her examples and my flowers turned out to match the pictures I had sent perfectly. They were my favorite party of the wedding. The flowers in my bridesmaids hair were real...i ordered those through the resort as well, I think they were $10 a piece. The flower in my hair I actually borrowed from my hairdresser. I have no idea where she got it from but I'll ask her. My advise would be to buy your table linens and chair bows ahead of time. There really cheap online and they take up no room to pack and it at least gives you peice of mind that you;ll have the correct colors. I also bought my maracas as well (I fit 45 on them in two carry on bags). They also served as place cards as well. I tied everyone's name and table number to them so I saved on money there as well.



                   



                  #6189 justney

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                    Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:30 PM

                    If anyone is looking for the centerpiece/menu choices, I found this website on the Dreams Facebook page. 

                     

                    http://www.vacationagent.net/destinationweddings.html



                    #6190 Missy1

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                      Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:15 AM

                      They use round tables that seat 8-10 people and you have the option as to whether or not you want to be seated just you and the groom or with your bridal party. So I just went through my list of people and decided where I wanted each person seated. I had them set the maracas up at at a table when the guests first got to the reception and so they just found the maraca with their name on it and went to the table that matched their number. I didn't have people seated in certain seats...just specific tables. I aslo brough picture frames with the table numbers on them. Your wedding coordinator should email you a chart of the layout. I printed it out and wrote in the middle of each table how many people would be at that table and what table number it would be. I chose to sit a long table with our bridal party so I wrote down each persons name on that table and had them place there maraca at the table already.

                       

                      My hair was done by my mother-in-law but my mother and sister had their hair done at the spa and hated it. They both took their hair down and had my cousin re-do it before the wedding. I got my makeup done at the spa and have no complaints. I think it turned out very nice. I believe the girl that did my makeup's name was either Victoria or Veronica...on the downside, she also did my mother's makeup and she felt that she used to much base so she wiped some off.

                       

                      I wish I could offer more insight to the food but I had one plate and then it rained and they told us they couldn't bring all the food up to the ballroom. So they bought the cake, the deserts and some food to snack on. We chose the Carribean Buffet and from what I did have it was very good. The ribs were delicious and I don't even like ribs. We did the tres leches cake and that was very good also.






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