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#6321 dimplesandsuga

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    Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:01 AM

    lcraney--You mentioned fireworks, were these supplied by the DJ or did the resort do a firework display?  Also, although my wedding isn't until May 12 2012, I'm having a time getting in touch with the resort. I don't know how to get the money to these folks. I would like to start picking and choosing and paying over time but is this even an option?  I'm afraid if we try to save money, we won't have enough to pay for everything. How are the rest of you handling the arrangments?



    #6322 lcraney

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      Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:06 AM

      Shoes:

       

      I wore fancy flip flops which were great. I could have done barefoot and been okay. the sand is soft and usually not too hot by 5pm.

      Other people wore little thicker heels and seemed ok. They provided a basic aisle runner so it was flat down the aisle, just tricky walking from sand to the aisle if you wore heels.

      Heels are fine on the deck. 

       



      #6323 lcraney

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        Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:09 AM

        Dancefloor:

         

        We did not purchase a second dance floor. people just started dancing on the beach next to the deck for fun and it became another area for us to party. :)

         

        First dance floor i think you have to pay for, and I have NO idea about the fireworks and who set them up. They only went off once and were small and seemed to be attached to the dance floor somehow. That was all a mystery to us. 

         

        Pictures:

        We had limited time so we stuck to the beach and gazebo. Stayed in the area, we did not feel like getting too crazy running around the resort for pics. Though there are definitely awesome places to shoot around the hotel.



        #6324 lcraney

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          Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:17 AM

          Fireworks: 
          These were like tiny sparklers, not real fireworks. they were tiny and surprising, we don't know how or why they came to be. We did not expect them or ask for them and I doubt the DJ was responsible, but maybe he was? Sorry I don't really know about that stuff. 

           

          For the wedding May 12, 2012, I am sorry to say you most likely won't hear much at all for another 6 mos. Or it will be spotty. They only really start responding better a few months out. And honestly, that is all you really need. Be prepared to feel nuts because there are only little things you can do in the meantime, while friends getting married locally will be doing big things for months in advance. But that is actually the beauty of this choice for a wedding--it is low key and super easy to make it spectacular!

           

          Paying a little bit at a time is not an option with the resort, unfortunately. At least I have never heard of them doing it thus far. We gathered prices of everything via email and made choices on things based on our budget and the hotel worked with us a little to keep to our budget, and we did not upgrade much at all. We started saving up in a wedding fund account, and then we just put the whole charge on our CC to get CC points, and will be paying it off sometime in the next few weeks with our savings. You can do it! Good luck!

           



          #6325 kad1010

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            Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:52 AM


            Was the pool opened during your reception? I have seen a few pictures where there are people in the pool watching the reception. Not that I would probably even notice on my wedding day! But I am getting married in November so I know that everything will start earlier because the sun sets earlier and we need time to get pictures.
             

            Originally Posted by lcraney 

            Dancefloor:

             

            We did not purchase a second dance floor. people just started dancing on the beach next to the deck for fun and it became another area for us to party. :)

             

            First dance floor i think you have to pay for, and I have NO idea about the fireworks and who set them up. They only went off once and were small and seemed to be attached to the dance floor somehow. That was all a mystery to us. 

             

            Pictures:

            We had limited time so we stuck to the beach and gazebo. Stayed in the area, we did not feel like getting too crazy running around the resort for pics. Though there are definitely awesome places to shoot around the hotel.



             



            #6326 brookeh68

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              Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:38 AM

              Thanks girls for all of your info!!  It helps us future brides out sooo much!  I can't wait to start packing.... 20 more days!! 

              We did have tooth paste, mini white tooth brushes and adding to the list lotion, a mini-sewing kit, shower caps and mini mani kit that had a nail file :-)  Robes and Dreams slippers were also provided.  For some reason I don't remember conditioner but thats probably because I brought my own lol
               



               



               


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              #6327 futureMrs.S 2011

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                Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:51 AM


                Icraney!!!!  Congrats on being a MRS.!!!  WOW!! You're review was absolutely awesome!  Can not wait to see your pictures!  Thanks for letting us know about the whole shoe thing with the sand and pool deck.  I was concerned about this.  You have set my mind at ease and I simply cant wait for my turn on June 24th!!  I had scheduled my cocktail hour right after the ceremony and you've brought up sooooo many good points that now I'm re-organizing my timeline....I was wondering if you'd share your spreadsheets with me as well...Please send anything you wouldn't mind sharing...  my email address is: 

                Shoes:

                 

                I wore fancy flip flops which were great. I could have done barefoot and been okay. the sand is soft and usually not too hot by 5pm.

                Other people wore little thicker heels and seemed ok. They provided a basic aisle runner so it was flat down the aisle, just tricky walking from sand to the aisle if you wore heels.

                Heels are fine on the deck. 

                 



                 



                #6328 aimeelaco28

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                  Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:55 AM

                  Hi LCRANEY!

                  Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It's helped me out a ton!

                  Would you be able to e-mail me your spread sheet and time line? My e-mail is aimeelaco@hotmail.com

                  Thanks a million!

                   



                  #6329 Lupita

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                    Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:00 AM

                    Hi ladies, 

                     

                    Question for any past bride- Did anyone ship thing down to the resort before the wedding? 

                     

                     



                    #6330 chrissyandrob

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                      Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:05 AM

                      Hi,

                      The resort told me to just check our stuff on the place bc you never know about customs down there and if it will make it to the resort. I am going in 2 weeks and just checking out OOT bags and all of that stuff...

                       

                      Chrissy

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