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I just wanted to double check that the reception is free if you have 75+ room nights. FI and I have to pay our balance and right now we have 72 room nights. We are willing to pay the extra 3 if the reception will be free because we are also up to 60 people so that would be cheaper.

Free vs. $400 a table....I am hoping the reception can count as one of the "unlimited private functions." Does it?

Also what do you think of having a rehearsal lunch for only the family and bridal party at a restaurant and then a welcome dinner for everyone? I wanted to have a welcome dinner but now we have too many people for the restaurants and would have to get a private function. That means I would have to choose another buffet and location. I wanted it in a restaurant!!! I do not want people to have a buffet one night and then another buffet at my wedding, or have the welcome dinner be nicer than the reception!

If I have the welcome dinner inside it would be plated and nicer than the reception, I wish the reception could be plated instead of buffet! Where we are from in New York if your wedding is buffet then it is considered cheap.
Things that are sneered upon- Sunday daytime weddings, cash bars, and buffets.... I went to a wedding last weekend with a buffet and everyone was talking about it being buffet.... and not in a good way! I like buffet b/c you get to pick and choose but that's the way things are. FI has some rich snobby friends, and I feel like I would have to explain that outdoors there is no other option before they say something, but then I am thinking that the snotty people that I do not like are probably not coming and why do I even care what they think? These New Yorkers...not all are like that but there are too many that are!

Has anyone had the Polynesian menu, it says it has a carving station. How flexible are they with mix and matching? The mango cake with sticky rice just makes my stomach turn, ewww! Need some chocolate in that menu!

Anyway sorry to ramble I have a lot of questions. Good luck this weekend I cannot wait to see your review!!!
As long as everyone has booked within your group, you should unlimited free events!! You said you are at 72 nights? How are you on 25 rooms booked? They can go by either, depending if you have a lot of people coming or people staying for a long time. It is definitely worth it to pay for the extra rooms if you are that close!

That is a great idea on the rehearsal lunch. We are thinking of a welcome reception on Thursday since most guests will be in that day and then rehearsal for only wedding party and family on Friday and of course reception on Saturday. However that could all change, just ideas for now. I also want a plated dinner at least the rehearsal dinner. However I am concerned with group size at a restuarant for the dinner. Lunch may be more accommodating as the some of the ala carte restuarant are open yet for everyone, however, I don't know if that means they open it for a private party. I also just noticed there is a surcharge for terraces that do not have elevator access? Weird.

I have heard they are flexible with the menus. I want to switch out desserts for people who don't care for wedding cake.

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As long as everyone has booked within your group, you should unlimited free events!! You said you are at 72 nights? How are you on 25 rooms booked? They can go by either, depending if you have a lot of people coming or people staying for a long time. It is definitely worth it to pay for the extra rooms if you are that close!

That is a great idea on the rehearsal lunch. We are thinking of a welcome reception on Thursday since most guests will be in that day and then rehearsal for only wedding party and family on Friday and of course reception on Saturday. However that could all change, just ideas for now. I also want a plated dinner at least the rehearsal dinner. However I am concerned with group size at a restuarant for the dinner. Lunch may be more accommodating as the some of the ala carte restuarant are open yet for everyone, however, I don't know if that means they open it for a private party. I also just noticed there is a surcharge for terraces that do not have elevator access? Weird.

I have heard they are flexible with the menus. I want to switch out desserts for people who don't care for wedding cake.

I was just wondering how do you know about the surcharges, menus, and ect. my wc hasn't given me anything....FYI I think the plated dinner for the rehearsal dinner is a great idea, and then a buffet for the reception....

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Hey Ladies

 

i would love a copy of the new map too pelase, my email addy is Louise.Woods@ca-cib.com Thank you!!

 

 

I have had a bit of a 'spurt' recently and got a lot more done, which is good! i've bought organza ribbon in our colours (lemon and navy) to tie on chairs, but only down the aisle (only bought 10, 5 of each colour)

 

i'm not having anything like that on chairs for our reception as we're having it at one of the restaurants.

 

our WC has said she'll set up our table at the restaurant (the brazilian one, on the terrace) in a U shape, which is ideal i think.

 

MrsMoulton many congratulations on the pregnancy, such wonderful news!

 

we're goign to have tea lights, but we've bought some, well, they're like hurricane vases, but they're made of paper! but they don't burn!? I don't know how they work but they're cheap and they're easy to transport!

 

what are people doing for centerpieces?

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Hey Ladies

i would love a copy of the new map too pelase, my email addy is Louise.Woods@ca-cib.com Thank you!!


I have had a bit of a 'spurt' recently and got a lot more done, which is good! i've bought organza ribbon in our colours (lemon and navy) to tie on chairs, but only down the aisle (only bought 10, 5 of each colour)

i'm not having anything like that on chairs for our reception as we're having it at one of the restaurants.

our WC has said she'll set up our table at the restaurant (the brazilian one, on the terrace) in a U shape, which is ideal i think.

MrsMoulton many congratulations on the pregnancy, such wonderful news!

we're goign to have tea lights, but we've bought some, well, they're like hurricane vases, but they're made of paper! but they don't burn!? I don't know how they work but they're cheap and they're easy to transport!

what are people doing for centerpieces?
Who makes these paper hurricane vases? I have been looking for something that would be lightweight. These sound perfect.

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Hey Ladies



I have had a bit of a 'spurt' recently and got a lot more done, which is good! i've bought organza ribbon in our colours (lemon and navy) to tie on chairs, but only down the aisle (only bought 10, 5 of each colour)

our WC has said she'll set up our table at the restaurant (the brazilian one, on the terrace) in a U shape, which is ideal i think.


what are people doing for centerpieces?
glad to hear you are so motivated!! btw, did you end up going with a birdcage veil??

wow. the Brazilian terrace must be really big if they can put a u shape table on it. that makes me happy cause we are having the welcome dinner there.

we aren't doing center pieces (too expensive). just colored table runners and starfish in the middle.

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slapsahappy, who cares what these dbags say. you DONT have to explain yourself or your food to anyone =)

 

they will definitely let you mix and match a few things..esp if its just one dessert. the polynesian sounds great.

 

the reception counts in the unlimited functions. so awesome that you have that many people coming!

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excellent! i'm going to do the coloured table runners too! lovely!

 

did get the birdcage veil! Thanks so much for your suggestion, it changed my opinion of my dress and everything! i love it now!! it's very subtle lemon in colour with flowers and diamante, exactly what i wanted :)

 

i 'think' the only things left to do now are

 

buy H2B's shirt and shoes

buy flower girls shoes

buy page boy and flower girl books (personalised)

buy table runners

finish making placecards

finish making fans/oos

finalize music

buy my bra (can't buy yet, i'm losing weight so will wait until the last minute! lost 35lbs so far :) )

pay deposit for AHR

relax

 

:)

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wow. you are practically done! veil sounds lovely too.

 

and HOW did you lose 35lbs??!! i would really like to lose 10-15 and i need to start now! FI wants to lose 10 also (but it will be easy for him)

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