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#6681 ashleytart

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    Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:04 PM

    I think that you can get biodegradable rose pedals and I think I am going to have the florist make me silk bouquet and take it with me... these prices are ridiculous and all the centerpieces, bouquet and cakes that they offer are UGLY!  LOL



    #6682 LindseyM

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      Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:52 PM

      Hence why my wedding costs are so high!  I sent photos of what I want and it's around $13,000 for everything.  My dad said it's ok but gosh!!!   I hate the costs but in NJ it would be close to that too.  I wonder if I should look into doing the silk bouquets....
       

      Originally Posted by ashleytart 

      I think that you can get biodegradable rose pedals and I think I am going to have the florist make me silk bouquet and take it with me... these prices are ridiculous and all the centerpieces, bouquet and cakes that they offer are UGLY!  LOL



       



      #6683 Chante

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        Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:02 PM

        hey girls!

        it's been about 2 weeks since I have come to this forum...we are so busy at work !!

         

        I now know who is my WC...it is going to be Gina. I received everything earlier this week, pakages information, ceremony cocktail and reception site as well as papers I have to fill out since we are doing a legal ceremony.

         

        I received also the options for centrepieces and flowers... but I don't like any... what can I do regarding that ?

         

        thanks :)



        #6684 jkhowell

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          Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:45 PM

          Evelyn,

           I am too doing just the parasols for the girls....did your bridesmaids like them? How was it to transport them? And which website and size did you get? lol thanks


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          #6685 LindseyM

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            Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:17 PM

            Chante,

             

            I sent my planner a word doc of all my pics with pictures of what I want and she sent me back prices.  Beware, they are expensive!!
             

            Originally Posted by Chante 

            hey girls!

            it's been about 2 weeks since I have come to this forum...we are so busy at work !!

             

            I now know who is my WC...it is going to be Gina. I received everything earlier this week, pakages information, ceremony cocktail and reception site as well as papers I have to fill out since we are doing a legal ceremony.

             

            I received also the options for centrepieces and flowers... but I don't like any... what can I do regarding that ?

             

            thanks :)



             



            #6686 kad1010

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              Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:44 AM

              Any of the brides that have been down there recently, have you noticed the sewer or garbage smell around World Cafe of the hallways in one of the buildings that people on tripadvisor keep talking about?  I don't remember every seeing anyone talk about a bad smell in their reviews.  I am just hoping that none of our guests read the reviews on trip advisor. Most of them are great, but some people really trash the place in the review. I wish I could show everyone the reviews here!



              #6687 futureMrs.S 2011

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                Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:18 AM



                Kad1010-  My reception was from 8-11  (sunset for me was 7:30).  Ceremony- 6pm.  cocktail hour- 7pm  reception 8-11pm.  Hmmm...I see your issue about how early it will end.  I did notice another wedding the day I got down there and they must've had an earlier wedding also because after the reception they all went to the Desire's Lounge for the "after party".  Nothing really to impressive but they kinda took over the place and had a ball.  Maybe you could do something like that??  I've read somewhere on here that there was a couple who went back to their rooms, changed to go out to the clubs with their fam and friends. Not sure if you're into that or not.  I'd  check out some posts with November weddings and see what they did to get ideas.    

                 

                You will not be dissappointed with ANEL!!!!!!  She's so great!!  When I first saw the TTD sessions, I was definitely into it.  Funny....after awhile I was like....ehhh.  It wasn't that important to me anymore.  I love looking at people's TTD sessions but I have to say I dont regret not doing it.

                 

                Yea, for some reason the look of the wedding cake was important to me...for us the $80 was worth it. 

                 

                We had a total of 23 guests. 

                 

                 

                 

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                Originally Posted by kad1010 

                Evelyn,

                 

                How long was your reception? I am getting married in November, so I am going to have to do things earlier because the sun sets earlier. My ceremony is booked for 3 PM so that we can get pictures in the daylight afterwards. I've read that the ceremony is about 30 minutes and Ana said the sun sets around 5:30 in November. I dont want my reception to be only from 5-8 PM, that's so early! So I am still on the fence with what I am going to do.

                 

                I also have Anel booked and I am super excited to have her. I booked the all day w/ the TTD session but now I'm not so sure I will feel like doing that lol.  I am so happy to hear they let you upgrade your cake! I don't think we will have over 25-30 people, but I still want a wedding cake, not just a 1 layer, so thanks for adding that!

                 

                Also, How many people did you have at your wedding?
                 

                Thanks again for all your advice it is SO helpful!!
                 



                 



                 



                #6688 futureMrs.S 2011

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                  Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:37 AM


                  jkhowell-  I was nervous at first about it...not sure how they were gonna look and if they would hold up.  My bridesmaids LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them!!!  They saved me soooooo much money and they really added a great, different look to the pictures rather than traditional flower bouquets!!!  We had soooo much fun with them while doing pictures.  They are a great prop!!  I got one for myself too!!! lol  

                   

                  I originally started looking at the fancy parasol websites and was a little discouraged but believe it or not, I came across them at Oriental Trading. (orientaltrading.com)  They didn't have a huge selection but I lucked out because they had my colors AND they were ONLY $4.99 each.  I figured I'd give it a shot and if I didn't like them or the material was cheap, I'd just go back to flowers.  I bought 5 of them.  When they were shipped to me, I was totally impressed!!!!  I couldn't believe I spent so little on something so NICE!!!!  They worked perfectly and were made really well...sturdy too!!!.  I kept them closed and they came in a clear package so I left them just like they were and put them in between my clothes in my suitcase.  It was a success!!!!!   They only carried one size. 

                   


                   

                  Originally Posted by jkhowell 

                  Evelyn,

                   I am too doing just the parasols for the girls....did your bridesmaids like them? How was it to transport them? And which website and size did you get? lol thanks



                   



                  #6689 futureMrs.S 2011

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                    Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:46 AM


                    Kad1010-  Yes, while we were down there (late June), we did notice a smell that was around the World Cafe.  It was an unpleasant, sulfer smell that only lingered around the world cafe.  We just thought they were having an issue with their plumbing or something.  We didn't smell it anywhere else. As soon as you entered, the smell was kinda strong.  Unfortunately, the problem was still there by the time we left but hopefully they fixed the issue.

                    You do have the option of eating outside of the world cafe.  While we were there, everyone seemed to notice but it didn't stop them from eating inside there.  The place was full of people all day, everyday.  Im hoping they've fixed the issue by now!!

                     

                     

                    Originally Posted by kad1010 

                    Any of the brides that have been down there recently, have you noticed the sewer or garbage smell around World Cafe of the hallways in one of the buildings that people on tripadvisor keep talking about?  I don't remember every seeing anyone talk about a bad smell in their reviews.  I am just hoping that none of our guests read the reviews on trip advisor. Most of them are great, but some people really trash the place in the review. I wish I could show everyone the reviews here!



                     



                    #6690 dianab3

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                      Posted 14 July 2011 - 01:59 PM

                      HI.  I'm Diana and I'm planning to get married at Dreams Riviera Cancun on October 21 and all of your posts tell me I'm a complete amateur at this wedding planning thing.  I'm reading things I haven't even considered.  Thanks for all the good info being shared here.  I'd be interested in "the SPREADSHEET"  I'm so in awe of that.  And if anyone would like to share their music choices I'd love to see those.  I'm working with Ana but I wish I were working with Veronica...Ana is testing my "type A" personality.  My email is di2buynsell@gmail.com.  All additional suggestions will be appreciated.  Thanks, Diana






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