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#1861 Scorpio30

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    Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:01 PM



    Originally Posted by asbarret 

    Scorpio... I forgot, are we going to be there at the same time? I am there oct 25-31 then at sun palace



    Asbarret...we just miss each other. I leave on the 25th and head to Excellence!

     

    I would probably go with the discounted reception also. You might save more money. Maybe there is a bar close by that your guests can go to while you get your pictures.

    And I am freaking stressed! I feel like I have so much to do. I finally talked to my WC on the phone today for the 1st time so I feel a little better. I have all my locations reserved for rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail, and reception. I'm going to make an itinerary for my guests so they know where to be when we get there.



    #1862 asbarret

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      Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:38 PM

      Im having my private reception either way. The question is whether to add a free cocktail hour, or get a discount on my reception and not have a cocktail hour...


      #1863 alison15

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        Posted 21 September 2010 - 08:52 AM

        Personally, I would take the cheaper reception. I would just try to choose a reception area or gazebo that is close to a bar where guests can go have a drink in between.  The other way to do it would be to start the reception immediately following the wedding so the bar will be open but plan for the dinner portion to start an hour in.  You will have to make sure you stick to your hour b/c you won't want to shorten your reception any longer.  Additionally a lot of the menus for the reception have items that are like hors d'oeuvres.  I would ask your WC if you could have those items on a table separate from the dinner buffet if they could be ready to go at the beginning of the reception and then have the rest ready an hour into the reception.  You are also able to add only 1 menu item from 1 of the menu to the one you choose so you could choose another appetizer like item.

         

        If you do have guests just to go a bar in between, I would just make sure you let everyone know exactly where the reception is to take place and that dinner will be starting at an exact time.  It is easy to get stragglers who are drinking and not paying attention to the time.  Also if you give them a designated bar to go to, you could always swing by for a picture at the "cocktail" hour and round everyone up to head to dinner.  You will probably also want a drink at that time too!!



        #1864 Melissa35

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          Posted 21 September 2010 - 07:13 PM

          Well, I am getting there..The wedding is November 27th!!!...We have the Sapphire package!!...You are right; the extra prices are outrageous...I have a flower store dropping off bouquets and that at the hotel the morning of...Saved us a ton!!!...What restaurant is everyone reserving for the wedding dinner???...I am not fully convinced on either of my options...Any input helps!!! Melissa



          #1865 alison15

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            Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:09 AM

            You may want to check, but I know outside vendors for flowers is not allowed.  I am using an outside florist as well, he has delivered there before, he just says it is a gift from someone from home and brings them in a big box so they can't see.  It was only $35 per bouquet instead of $120.  So you may just want to check with your florist to make sure they do not let the resort know they are dropping off your flowers. 

             

            We are using the reservation for our rehearsal dinner.  We are doing it at Arrifcies (sp?) the Brazilian steakhouse.  Since we were at 35 people we didn't have too many choices.  How many do you have? That can limited where you will have your reservation.  I recommend checking out the Restaurant Review thread on here, it gives reviews of each restaurant as well as someone posted the limits for how many people they can accommodate.
             

            Originally Posted by Melissa35 

            Well, I am getting there..The wedding is November 27th!!!...We have the Sapphire package!!...You are right; the extra prices are outrageous...I have a flower store dropping off bouquets and that at the hotel the morning of...Saved us a ton!!!...What restaurant is everyone reserving for the wedding dinner???...I am not fully convinced on either of my options...Any input helps!!! Melissa





            #1866 Scorpio30

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              Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:59 AM



              Originally Posted by Melissa35 

              Well, I am getting there..The wedding is November 27th!!!...We have the Sapphire package!!...You are right; the extra prices are outrageous...I have a flower store dropping off bouquets and that at the hotel the morning of...Saved us a ton!!!...What restaurant is everyone reserving for the wedding dinner???...I am not fully convinced on either of my options...Any input helps!!! Melissa


               

              We having a private reception at one of the terraces. But our rehearsal/welcome dinner is at one of the Italian restaraunts. El Manglar.
               



              #1867 CynLovesLuis

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                Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:18 AM

                Melissa...how were y able to book outside flowers??? You got permission or found a loop hole??? Do te
                ll!!@

                #1868 DiamondGirl

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                  Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:34 AM

                  @ Cynlovesluis..... There's always a way around the resort policy. I got my way with my photographer and the DJ.

                   

                  @ Alison15 & @ Melissa....... YES!!  ladies please share the details on the outside florists!! Who did you use and where? 



                  #1869 Melissa35

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                    Posted 22 September 2010 - 04:35 PM

                    Hey girls!!!...I am using Marvin from Maya Diseno Floral...He has been wonderful...And gave me a GREAT deal...He has delivered to Moon Palace many many times...He brings the flowers right to your room the morning of the wedding...Nobody has to know...LoL...Yes, I think I have decided on the Brazilian restaurant as well...We are right around the 35 people mark as of right now so our options were limited...But they said that will set everything up out on the terrace which is great because it is more private!



                    #1870 CynLovesLuis

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                      Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:53 PM

                      I'm so torn women-===dancing is EXTREMELY important for my fiance and I as we met on a dance team...and my family is a bunch of dancers... its pretty much expected to have a crazy dance party... i ve asked about live band options, but i think i can only afford an hour of live music and i'm not about to spend basically the same amount for a DJ?!!? How did you do it Diamond Girl??? What are the tips?? i'm afraid i'll be the one to get caught and my wedding cancelled or something, hahahaha. it's unlikely i know...but still. i'td be my luck.






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