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#9941 Savs1027

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    Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

    Originally Posted by RollerBride 

     I would be careful about where you have a Coktail Hour. I'm not sure what time you were thinking either, but most of the beach bars close at 6pm. Besides the Lobby Bar, Desires would be available too (they open at 6pm). They have nice outside terrace and patio options too, if you don't want to be cooped up and inside.  Here is a resort info I used to get the hours of all the bars/restaurants. I put this on my website for my guests too:

    http://www.amresorts...G/qrg_drerc.pdf

    We have a welcome gathering at the Lobby Bar (Rendezvous) and it was great. Lots of room & some entertainment (singer). We all met up there at 8pm.

    Hope this helps :)

    Thanks for the info! Luckily b/c it's December, our cocktail hour is going to be around 4pm. I already checked with Lorena on the times :) 



    #9942 Savs1027

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      Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:04 PM

      Originally Posted by T454 

      The lobby bar sounds perfect.  Im not sure about the time yet, I just want somewhere to meet so everyone can meet each other and figure out plans.  This is great info!!  Thank you. 

      We're doing our welcome party there at 5pm a couple of days before the wedding. I'm passing out the OOT bags there and then everyone can go have dinner together or do their own thing the rest of the night. 



      #9943 Savs1027

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        Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:04 PM

        Originally Posted by T454 

        Yeah Im so excited.  We leave on the 15th so I will miss your wedding :(.  Where are you getting married at (beach or gazebo)?

        We're getting married at the Gazebo and then the reception on the pool deck.



        #9944 EmilyT

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          Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:25 AM

          Originally Posted by dec2012ms 

          Hello everyone!  I must say I'm beyond excited that I came across this website!  The wedding pics that have been posted have been absolutely beautiful!  I"m getting married this December, and I am interested in any advice I can get from you guys! Other than booking our wedding date and location we have had no response from the wedding coordinators which seems to be the norm from what I'm reading.  We are getting married on the beach and our reception is supposed to be on the pool deck.  We are expecting around 40 guests.  

          1.Does anyone know if you can use the long rectangular tables instead of the round table on the pool deck?  

          2. I have read some reviews that past brides have used outside vendors for chairs, table linens, etc.  Any input on wether it is worth the trouble?

          3.  I"ve read some of you have brought down your own paper lanterns for the reception.  Do they charge you to hang them with lights?  Just wondering if it is worth it instead of paying $10 per lantern in Mexico.

          4.  I wasn't planning on paying for candles on the tables, but are the hanging paper lanterns enough to light the pool deck at night for a reception?

          5.  Any suggestions on great DJ's and photographers?

          6.  I was hoping not to have to pack a lot for the welcome bags.  Does anyone know if there are stores close to purchase items for the welcome bags?

          I would love any advice and any pictures of past weddings & receptions!  Thanks- meg

          Hi Meg, i dont have too much info but i have some advice....

          1- yes u can tell them what kind of tables you want, ive seen pictures with people using both- its your choice

          2- i would NOT use outside vendors, there is a fee and the resort has different chair options, linens, etc. u can also bring linens and things from home to save $$, but as far as going crazy with outside vendors, i dont think its necessary at all since the resort has so many weddings they know that people like.

          3- not sure about this, but i did read in one post on here that they did not charge the girl to hang her lanterns- i would get this in writing tho from the coordinator.

          4- i heard the lighting on the deck is very good and nothing to worry about, but again ask the coordinator for advice and if it makes u feel better get small candles from home that dont cost much but will add a little more. thats what i am going to do.

          5- on this forum anel seems to be the fav. and shes not available for mine because i changed my date & i looked at some of the other photographers work and i am not worried. they all seem to do a great job, i actually dont see a difference between the other guys from adventure photos and anel. all seem good to me. i also read that the DJs the resort provides from visual sounds is good so i am using them. my Djs name is Cesar and i heard a lot of ppl rave about Mauricio but its the same company and i believe they basically work together & are pretty much the same.

          6- no clue, but im glad u askd because im curious as well ;)

           

          happy planning ;)



          #9945 EmilyT

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            Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:51 AM

            Hi everyone, so my wedding is March 1st and I am lost as to what times I should have everything. does anyone have any advice...

             

            i was thinking

             

            4:30 on the beach CEREMONY

             

            530 to 630 cocktail hour ( location undecided ) i really want it on the beach but i dont know if they can make it more private, and lorena hasnt answered me!!!

             

            7-11 reception

             

            i know the 7 to 11 is the best time for the reception im just confused about ceremony times and cocktail hour. any advice would be great especially if anyone is getting married at a similar time and has heard back from their coordinator with advice on this. thank you!!

             

            also im not sure how long the ceremony is (symbolic) so do i do the cocktail hour immediately after, or wait a little so i can go take pictures and then possibly get to attend some of the cocktail hour ? like have a 1/2 hour in between ceremony & cocktail hr ? ???



            #9946 CondesaAzul

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              Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:26 AM

              My last day at work!!!! Tomorrow I'm flying to Cancun!!!!....I'm getting super excited

               

              Note: I did not get my answers from Lorena or Evangelina since 13th, I called yesterday, and Lorena had her day off, so I scheduled an appointment for tomorrow with her,  I'm putting  them to the test  to see if they can pull up my wedding with only 2 days, thanks to their lack of communication by email. I'm not worry, I'm actually overjoyed I'm going to see my family soon and they are going to meet my future husband...



              #9947 EmilyT

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                Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:57 AM

                Originally Posted by CondesaAzul 

                My last day at work!!!! Tomorrow I'm flying to Cancun!!!!....I'm getting super excited

                 

                Note: I did not get my answers from Lorena or Evangelina since 13th, I called yesterday, and Lorena had her day off, so I scheduled an appointment for tomorrow with her,  I'm putting  them to the test  to see if they can pull up my wedding with only 2 days, thanks to their lack of communication by email. I'm not worry, I'm actually overjoyed I'm going to see my family soon and they are going to meet my future husband...

                i am excited for you!! lots of luck, be sure to let us know how it goes !!



                #9948 LindseyM

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                  Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:18 PM

                  Originally Posted by CondesaAzul 

                  My last day at work!!!! Tomorrow I'm flying to Cancun!!!!....I'm getting super excited

                   

                  Note: I did not get my answers from Lorena or Evangelina since 13th, I called yesterday, and Lorena had her day off, so I scheduled an appointment for tomorrow with her,  I'm putting  them to the test  to see if they can pull up my wedding with only 2 days, thanks to their lack of communication by email. I'm not worry, I'm actually overjoyed I'm going to see my family soon and they are going to meet my future husband...

                  Enjoy every second!!!  It will be wonderful, Lorena will NOT let you down!  :)  Yaaay fellow Philly area bride!



                  #9949 Shellbee

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                    Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

                    SO EXCITED i leave Saturday morning for DRC!!!  My wedding is not til the 30th but i Must admit i am kind of nervous because i have not heard from Lorena or the Dj since around the 12th and hearing that he pool deck is under construction on here just about gave me a heart attack!!!!!!  Looks like i will be seeing a lot of you ladies down there!! :)



                    #9950 CSandraMichelle

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                      Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:15 PM

                      Can you send it to me as well ! Just trying to get some ideas






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