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#6731 Sarah80

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    Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:59 PM

    Awesome! We will have to meet up when you get there.  I am just now really starting to plan :)
     

    Originally Posted by Soon2bMrsLozada 


    Hi Sarah08!

    My wedding is May 19 2012! We are set to arrive on the 17th so we will be able to see your wedding!



     


     



    #6732 lescase36

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      Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:44 PM

      Hey Justney!  I loved your review and I love your laidback attitude, I am trying to go as simple as possible myself and trying not to get too caught up in the details  Is it possible for you to sen me a list of songs you used for the DJ? This is the one area I am stressing about. My email is lescase36@gmail.com.  Thanks!



      #6733 asanyc

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        Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:37 PM


        Dear Evelyn,

        Thank you SOOO much for answering all my questions. I really really appreciate it.

         

        Yes, I am a little stressed about the time frames as they don't seem to be the best when it comes to correspondence and when you finally do get a response back, it's clear they did not understand the question which starts up the email chain all over again. But you are right, they are professionals and unlike me, have done countless weddings. I guess it's just one of those "bride" things :)

         

        THANK YOU for coming back on the forum - I definitely feel a lot less stressed than I was initially and it's all thanks to you. :)

        -Anne :)

         

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        Originally Posted by futureMrs.S 2011 


        Hi ASANYC-

         

        Thank you for your wonderful comments!!!! 

         

        1-You said you brought your own sand and ceremony things - are we supposed to bring the sand/bowl or did you choose to bring your own?

         

        I choose to bring my own.  I would discuss it with your coordinator and see what is available.  When I was asking about it, they had a really tiny vase and tiny sand bottles.  I loved the ones I found at the local craft store, I wanted it to stand out in pictures so we brought ours down with us. 


        2-How far ahead of time did you give the music list to the DJ? Did you make a CD for him as well? Did you like the DJ? What was his name?

         

        I gave my final songs list to the DJ about 3 weeks before the wedding.  I didn't make a CD for him.  When we got my list (via email) he downloaded all my songs onto his mac and when we sat with him the day before the wedding, he quickly went through the songs making sure everything was correct and that he had the right version of the songs.  He was correct with everything. 

         

        Here's his info:

         

        Cesar Mauricio Neri Salazar 

        Co. President & DJ
        VISUAL SOUND
        "Music for your eyes"
        tels. 998 7344 757 & 755 111 2921

        email: visualsound2010@hotmail.com 

         


        3-How far ahead of time did you request for Anel?  -I had told Ana I believe at least 3 months...maybe more...before the wedding.  I had seen Anel's work on this thread and really wanted to make sure that I got her.  I would tell your coordinator as soon as you are definite about it.  You dont even have to choose your photo package when you ask for her.  I told Anel which package I wanted one month before the wedding.

         

         

        4-We're planning on going to Desires after the reception to continue the party. Does that get reserved by people as well or is that open to the public for after parties regardless of the weddings?  -There are no reservations for Desires, its open to all the guests at the resort regardless of weddings.  I have to say that while we were there, the Desires club was never even close to being packed on any night.  Im not sure if thats the way it is all the time but it's not your typical night club thats for sure.  You'll most likely have your own private after party in there after your wedding with only a few others in there from the resort.


        5-For the cake, when did you tell them about the upgrade - while you were there or ahead of time? Did you give them a picture of this as well or just told them you wanted a second layer?  I knew I wanted something more than the cake they were offering in the ultimate package so I copied a picture of one I wanted and sent it to Ana probably two months before the wedding date.  I told her I would bring down my own ribbons for it and monograms for the top.  If you don't ask or change anything about the cake, you will get a plain white one layer cake, which is perfectly fine if that's what you want.

         


        6-How far ahead of time did you tell them you wanted the dance floor and sound tech?  I asked for these things about 4 months left to the wedding only because I knew I definitely wanted these things.

         

         

        7-And, yes, did you request for the dance floor to have the light effects or does it come with that? How much did that cost you (if you don't mind sharing that info)   -The dance floor came like that, I didnt ask for the lighting effects. I just asked for the cold fireworks for the first dance and that wasn't an extra charge.  I paid $300 per hour for the DJ, and the lighted dance floor.

         

        ** From your questions, it looks as if you are concerned about time frames and when to confirm things.  My suggestion to you is this....

         

        If you know what you want, email and confirm it with your coordinator.  Dont stress too much about finalizing things too far in advance unless its your locations for the day (which if theres another wedding on your day could be taken if you wait too long).  If you know for certain you want Anel or someone specific, email it and have it confirmed so its one less thing off your list.  If you cant decide on menu options or centerpieces, wait till your coordinator asks you for it.  I  had a small binder and when I had something confirmed, I printed it out and stuck it in the binder.  When I met with her down there, I had my binder with me just so it was easier to go over everything and finalize together.  If something is confirmed and you change your mind last minute, I found them to be super accommodating if it was possible!!!!  So have fun planning!!! Try not to stress, remember that they do weddings daily and they are professionals. :)  Good luck!!!  Wish I was planning all over again! Enjoy it!!
         



         



         


        Anne & Justin

        Sept. 2, 2012 - Dreams Riviera Cancun


        #6734 asanyc

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          Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:38 PM

          So $300 an hr for the DJ and an additional $500 for the floor...that's a bummer!!! Too bad we can't ship our own dance floor too lol
           

          Originally Posted by LindseyM 

          Sarah,

           

          the light up dance floor isn't included.  It's $500 and holds 50 people.  Yamina just told me this!
           



           



           


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          #6735 asanyc

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            Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:47 PM

            Dear MR1124,

            Yeah, that's awesome. You guys are loved! :)

             

            Ok, great. We're thinking about sending out our Save the dates a year ahead too and weren't sure if that was too early or too late. I also like how you guys gave an approx. 2 month time frame for the rsvp deadline - that's really reasonable. Thank you for sharing this info. Very helpful. :)
             

            Originally Posted by MR1124 

            Hi Anne!

             

            I know, we still can't believe we have 90 guests coming LOL.  We actually sent out about $140 invitations, honestly I thought about 45 max LOL  But really excited for the turnout!  We sent the Save the Dates a year in advance.  The wedding invitations we sent out  back in March with rsvp deadline of June 1st.   



             


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            #6736 asanyc

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              Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:09 PM

              Hi JKHowell,

              We just received our Save the dates in the mail today (sooo excited) so are looking at sending them out mid August, 2011 (we're getting married on Sept. 2, 2012) so approx. a year ahead of time. Haven't decided on the invitations/rsvps yet but I've been told by Gina that we need to give her the final guest count 2 months prior to the wedding so are thinking about having our RSVP deadline about 2.5 or 3 months prior to the wedding. Hope this helps. :)
               

              Originally Posted by jkhowell 

              When is everyone asking for their rsvp dates to be received by????

               

               

              Chula- how did you order your oot bags already when you dont know how many people are coming yet??? Thats been my situation because I want to start buying stuff for them but have no idea yet how many people are coming.



               


              Anne & Justin

              Sept. 2, 2012 - Dreams Riviera Cancun


              #6737 asanyc

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                Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:28 PM

                Hi all,

                Found a website that gives you weather temp. averages/sunset times so may be a good reference for planning ceremony/reception times. :)

                 

                http://www.cancunmap...cun-sunset.html


                Anne & Justin

                Sept. 2, 2012 - Dreams Riviera Cancun


                #6738 Sarah-Jane

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                  Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:34 PM

                  Wow thanks LindseyM! Thats actually a lot for a dance floor!!!!!!!! Hmmm may have to re-think that one!

                   

                  Originally Posted by LindseyM 

                  Sarah,

                   

                  the light up dance floor isn't included.  It's $500 and holds 50 people.  Yamina just told me this!
                   



                   



                   



                  #6739 sweetmelissaann

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                    Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:15 AM

                    Can you girls help me determine if it is worth using a travel agent or just booking online on discount sites to get deals?



                    #6740 sweetmelissaann

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                      Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

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