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#7421 TigerLily

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    Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:05 AM

    Here is the Spa's email address:

    Does anyone have the contact information for the dj that the resort uses? Also, did you girls make your hair and makeup appointments ahead of time at the spa?



     



    #7422 TigerLily

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      Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:53 AM

      Thank you : ) Ok so, the centerpieces I actually brought there myself- this is the picture I gave Yamina to show her how I wanted the tables set up:

       



      Tigerlily- you are so beautiful!! You wedding looked great. I have a few questions if you dont mind.... First, I like your lanterns as your centerpieces and I was wondering if the resort had them or if you brought them down? And if the resort had them, if you dont mind me asking how much they charged you per. Also, you guest book looked interesting and I noticed you had a fuji instanx camera (which I am having as well) and was wondering what you did as your guest book and/or with the camera? One more questions, I see you had fireworks (not the ones on the dance floor)....how much did this cost if you dont mind me asking??

       

      Thanks!



       



      #7423 TigerLily

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        Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:09 AM

        We actually bought the suits @ Macy's last spring. We had gone to Men's Warehouse and they wanted something crazy like $500 a suit so we kept looking. Luckily we found these- (brand is Perry Ellis). It was great getting them @ Macy's because they were on sale (30% or 40% off), plus I had coupons (I seriously don't shop without coupons lol). Also, if anything, we could return them without any issues.

         

        We went early in the season (when they first start putting out all the linen & summer shirts) to get the best selection. We browsed again in the summer and most items were marked down and there was hardly anything left. Here's a pic of the suit (shown in white, but we got it in sand):

        Perry Ellis Suit Jacket, Linen Herringbone

         



        Wow!!!  Unbelievably beautiful!!! 


        I'll think up a million questions I'm sure...just one I can think of now is where did the guys get their suits?



         



         



        #7424 TigerLily

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          Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:45 AM

          Hi Julie, we originally chose the Love pkg, but once we got there, we upgraded to the Ultimate pkg. We thought that our guests would really enjoy the mariachi band (which they did) and we also wanted the ceremony video.

           

          Yea, we added on to the photography. We purchased the full day pkg for $1500. That included 200 pictures, and since we upgraded to the Ult Wed pkg, we had an additional 50 pics - so 250 althogether. We were perfectly fine with that until we went in to chose our 250 pics and could only narrow it down to 450

          Your pictures are beautiful :) Looks like you had an amazing wedding! If you don't mind me asking, which wedding package did you choose? Did you add on with your photography?

           



           



           



          #7425 juliej84

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            Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:42 AM

            Thank you so much for your thoughts! Also, since you did the ultimate package--did you get a 30 minute dvd of the ceremony?
             

            Originally Posted by TigerLily 

            Hi Julie, we originally chose the Love pkg, but once we got there, we upgraded to the Ultimate pkg. We thought that our guests would really enjoy the mariachi band (which they did) and we also wanted the ceremony video.

             

            Yea, we added on to the photography. We purchased the full day pkg for $1500. That included 200 pictures, and since we upgraded to the Ult Wed pkg, we had an additional 50 pics - so 250 althogether. We were perfectly fine with that until we went in to chose our 250 pics and could only narrow it down to 450  I'm telling you, its tougher than it seems! 250 seemed like alot until we sat down to view them. We ended up purchasing the extra 200 pics for $900, so overall we spent $2400. We toyed with the idea of just purchasing the $3000 pkg, which gives you ALL of your pictures, plus a 20" X 30" canvas (I think that's the size), but decided against it- most of the pics we deleted were duplicates of the ones we kept anyway, and I'm sure I can get a canvas made for less than $600 (what we saved).

             

            You totally have to work with your budget, but honestly, the pictures really are one of the most important aspects of your wedding. Personally, I spent so much time & money this past year on LITTLE, trivial things and projects, that if we coudn't have scraped together that $900 last minute, I would have been really mad at myself. Dont get me wrong, I loved doing the OOT bags, and the MIB invites, and all the things I purchased on Etsy & visaprint, but if I had to chose between some of that stuff and really nice pictures? No brainer. Most of the items I purchased were for our guests, but the pics are really for you and your husband : )

             

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            #7426 TigerLily

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              Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:42 AM

              Jk, i totally credit skp1 for the guest book idea- i even used her poem to put on the table. You've probably seen her post but here it is

              Tigerlily- you are so beautiful!! You wedding looked great. I have a few questions if you dont mind.... First, I like your lanterns as your centerpieces and I was wondering if the resort had them or if you brought them down? And if the resort had them, if you dont mind me asking how much they charged you per. Also, you guest book looked interesting and I noticed you had a fuji instanx camera (which I am having as well) and was wondering what you did as your guest book and/or with the camera? One more questions, I see you had fireworks (not the ones on the dance floor)....how much did this cost if you dont mind me asking??

               

              Thanks!



               



              #7427 juliej84

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                Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:31 AM

                Is there 11% tax added onto the wedding packages? I know there is 11% tax added on a lot of the add ons, however I did not see anywhere if there was additional tax on the wedding packages.



                #7428 Kmarch85

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                  Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:01 AM

                  LOOOOVE THIS IDEA! Thank you! I have 95 days before my big day at DRC



                  #7429 Kmarch85

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                    Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:16 AM

                    Your photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing.  I am so happy that I have Anel for my photography too.  I also did the full day coverage.

                     

                    Did you think the dance floor was worth it?  I am debating whether or not to have it.  Makes me nervous that people might fall off of it.

                     

                    I am also going to use your idea for the photo guest book.  Where did you purchase your camera? 

                    Thank you!

                     

                    95 days! so much to do.

                    Also can you list what you did for your OOT bags?  I am in a stump.
                     

                    Originally Posted by TigerLily 

                    Hi everyone,  I haven't been on for quite a while (too busy with projects!). I had to stop logging on bc everytime I did, I added to the diy list, lol. Anyhow, my FI (now husband : ) and I got married at DRC on Saturday, Dec 3rd. We're both extremely happy with our decision. The resort is gorgeous, staff is friendly, and even our picky eaters raved about the food.

                     

                    Yamina is great- she's very friendly and did a wonderful job with our wedding...and she managed to pull everything off exactly how we envisioned it. (I had Ana before, so I was only in contact with Yamina for a few weeks). I brought her two- yes two- large suitcases full of stuff- and everything worked out fine. Anyhow, here's our slideshow. If anyone has any quetions, don't hesitate to ask. I'll try to answer them as best I can.

                     

                    Our slideshow: http://031211primus.....mx/#/primus-1/

                     

                     



                     



                    #7430 NJ2012

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                      Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:40 AM

                      i havent had any communication with the resort.

                      ive booked the date/package and room accomodations with my travel agent.

                      should i be in email contact with the wedding coordinator or resort for anything?

                      if so can someone please give mt the email addresses of who i should be in contact with?

                      thanks

                      joe




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