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#3901 sbelland

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    Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

    If you want the tapinaki tables for mikado then be aware that they only seat 10 people in each room so if your bridal party is larger than this then you may want to rethink this. As for the rest of the options it really depends on how many guests you have. Don Pablo is amazing yet they only have table of four and are a very intimate setting as they cook many of the meal options table side. This would be best for a romantic dinner. Dolce Vita is good and they may be able to accommodate a large group depending on if there is a wedding group in the larger room or not be be aware that there are many sand flies so wear bug spray! Apart from that the food is good. The Grill for us was not enjoyable, it did not have any A/C and was very uncomfortable to try and eat in. The food was over cooked and many thought the buffet was better. For my stagette, my bridal party arranged for the large tables to set up in the main buffet and our service was excellent. Everyone found something they enjoyed and for the larger groups there is more room thus you don't feel like your taking over! The Palmyra buffet is also a good option if you want a more intimate setting. It is generally quieter than the main buffet but is only open on busy nights. Also keep in mind that they have a very limited buffet, basically a mini version of the main buffet. Needless to say my vote for the large group dinner with all guests would probably be the buffet or Dolce Vita. Hope this helps!

    Originally Posted by cdnbridelinzy 

    Hey everyone, I was wanting to plan a dinner for all of our guests the first night we are on Jamaica, any suggestions ? I cant decide between Don Pablo, Dolce Vita, or The Grill, or are there any other  options? I know I want to do Mikado with my bridal party the evening before the wedding, so that one is out.

     

    Thanks ladies



    #3902 cdnbridelinzy

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      Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

      Thank you so much everyone for all of the quick responses.  I cant believe its just over a month away!!!

      I'm trying to get everything that I need online in the next couple of days so that it gets to me in time. I want to get some more bathing suits off of Victoria Secret, but they rake you over the coals with shipping and taxes!



      #3903 acw271011

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      Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

      Originally Posted by pask454 

      Hey ladies, my wedding is coming up fast, Jan 2013!! BAH! I just wanted to put my two sense in. I am also going with the free wedding package, and I had to give them a deposit for my wedding. We got chair covers, gazebo rental etc...so we just put the deposit down. Word to the warning, my sister is my TA and called before we sent the money just to confirm for the 100th time, turns out they couldnt even find my file for a few days, so they hadnt booked me in. I confirmed through all the emails that we had been sending, eventually they got back to us, and they had found it. thank god. so we got a confirmation email, and will be printing it off and bringing it with us. There was also a mix up about which time I wanted -- i booked for 3pm, and they had me in for 4pm. So double check everything ladies, and keep those emails!!!!!!

       

      I wanted to ask -- im looking for invitations for my at home reception, any advice on inexpensive, nice looking invites? Geez!! It really adds up!!!

      Im sure Im going to ask lots more questions, its only a few months away!!! Lots of last minute planning, especially with xmas coming. busy busy!

       

      Thanks!!!

       

      I used Vistaprint for our "At Homes". We had ours 2 weeks after we returned from Jamaica. They have a ton of styles either in a folding card or a flat style. I used the flat and you can edit it however you want with colours, fonts, etc.  I think mine totalled about $35 for the number we needed. they turned out great and were just what I wanted.


      I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

       

       

      http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

       

       

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      #3904 sbelland

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        Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

        If you are ever in Calgary, The VS Store in Chinook Mall commonly has bathing suits. Not sure if many are left at this point but they are one of the only locations that actually carry the bathing suits in Canada.

        Originally Posted by cdnbridelinzy 

        Thank you so much everyone for all of the quick responses.  I cant believe its just over a month away!!!

        I'm trying to get everything that I need online in the next couple of days so that it gets to me in time. I want to get some more bathing suits off of Victoria Secret, but they rake you over the coals with shipping and taxes!



        #3905 pask454

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          Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

          I leave in less than ONE MONTH! Ive been going through my lists like crazy, and I may have asked some things before, or it may have been mentioned on here already, but any help would be appreciated!

          1. How do I book rehearsal dinners/welcome dinners, through email? Welcome dinner at the Grill, and rehersal at the big buffet???

          2. I am having my wedding dinner at Dolce, will be using my bouqets as center pieces. Do I need to bring vases for table, or any other decorations, like candles?

          3. Any tips about this resort...Im making a booklet/guide for the guests, putting tips in, like, try the "Purple Rain" drink....and about tipping...where the best beach is....etc, is there anything else anyone has heard or had expeirence with?

           

          Thanks!!!

           

          And by the way -- ladies, be careful with these wedding co-ordinators. I had a huge blow out with them...I booked my wedding at 3pm since the beginning stages...Ive sent 2-3 emails confirming the time of the wedding, and always was told I have the time correct. Then, they sent my TA (who is my sister) the details, with wedding at 4pm...we sent emails saying "no its booked for 3" they sent emails bak stating they never confirmed 3pm with me, even though I kept all the emails with PROOF! we sent the proof off to them, and still they denied it, and came back with the excuse that 4pm was a better time anyways, and that another bride was booked for 2 pm so it would be to rushed to have mine at 3. They also said that they "checked" with Chandyln (who I had been emailing with) and said she never said any of that, even though I HAD THE EMAILS PROVING IT! I was about to give up alll hope and go with 4pm, when RANDOMLY I recieved an email from Chandyln saying that she was on vacation for  the week, and she was just sending out an email to let me know my wedding was at 3pm. Very confusing -- very dissapointing -- disorganized. Im just hoping my wedding didnt screw up this other brides wedding....and im hoping mine is indeed at 3pm , as my invites say 3pm.

           

          I hope everything goes fine when Im down there -- all the other brides say there is nothing to worry about. fingers crossed.



          #3906 JayKay

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          Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

          You leave so soon! You must be getting so excited!!

           

          I never brought any table decor as to us it wasn't that important to have to haul everything down there.  They put tea lights all along the table though which made it look nice.  We used our bouquets to add a little more color and it was perfect.  I think if you want more table decor you will need to bring your own, but otherwise it is just fine without.

           

          Tip about the resort: It is HUGE!!  Prepare to do a lot of walking, therefor bringing only heels (like one of my guests did) is not the greatest option.

           

          I had problems with the wedding coordinators as well with my ceremony time.  I had confirmed with them multiple times my wedding was to be at 3pm.  When we got there they said it was confirmed for 4pm.  I didn't feel like arguing with them so we had a 4pm ceremony and it was perfect.  They also told me they do a wedding at 2pm so to have another at 3pm would be rushing to change ceremony decor, and get them out of there so we could have our wedding so we undersoon the reasoning.  Id say an hour won't really make a difference in your wedding day.

          Originally Posted by pask454 

          I leave in less than ONE MONTH! Ive been going through my lists like crazy, and I may have asked some things before, or it may have been mentioned on here already, but any help would be appreciated!

          1. How do I book rehearsal dinners/welcome dinners, through email? Welcome dinner at the Grill, and rehersal at the big buffet???

          2. I am having my wedding dinner at Dolce, will be using my bouqets as center pieces. Do I need to bring vases for table, or any other decorations, like candles?

          3. Any tips about this resort...Im making a booklet/guide for the guests, putting tips in, like, try the "Purple Rain" drink....and about tipping...where the best beach is....etc, is there anything else anyone has heard or had expeirence with?

           

          Thanks!!!

           

          And by the way -- ladies, be careful with these wedding co-ordinators. I had a huge blow out with them...I booked my wedding at 3pm since the beginning stages...Ive sent 2-3 emails confirming the time of the wedding, and always was told I have the time correct. Then, they sent my TA (who is my sister) the details, with wedding at 4pm...we sent emails saying "no its booked for 3" they sent emails bak stating they never confirmed 3pm with me, even though I kept all the emails with PROOF! we sent the proof off to them, and still they denied it, and came back with the excuse that 4pm was a better time anyways, and that another bride was booked for 2 pm so it would be to rushed to have mine at 3. They also said that they "checked" with Chandyln (who I had been emailing with) and said she never said any of that, even though I HAD THE EMAILS PROVING IT! I was about to give up alll hope and go with 4pm, when RANDOMLY I recieved an email from Chandyln saying that she was on vacation for  the week, and she was just sending out an email to let me know my wedding was at 3pm. Very confusing -- very dissapointing -- disorganized. Im just hoping my wedding didnt screw up this other brides wedding....and im hoping mine is indeed at 3pm , as my invites say 3pm.

           

          I hope everything goes fine when Im down there -- all the other brides say there is nothing to worry about. fingers crossed.



          #3907 FutureKeese22

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            Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

            Hi there! When you finish with the booklet/information you will be giving all your guests cam you please send me a copy? Manduh22@hotmail.com that would be awesome! Thanm you!

            I leave in less than ONE MONTH! Ive been going through my lists like crazy, and I may have asked some things before, or it may have been mentioned on here already, but any help would be appreciated! 1. How do I book rehearsal dinners/welcome dinners, through email? Welcome dinner at the Grill, and rehersal at the big buffet??? 2. I am having my wedding dinner at Dolce, will be using my bouqets as center pieces. Do I need to bring vases for table, or any other decorations, like candles? 3. Any tips about this resort...Im making a booklet/guide for the guests, putting tips in, like, try the "Purple Rain" drink....and about tipping...where the best beach is....etc, is there anything else anyone has heard or had expeirence with? Thanks!!! And by the way -- ladies, be careful with these wedding co-ordinators. I had a huge blow out with them...I booked my wedding at 3pm since the beginning stages...Ive sent 2-3 emails confirming the time of the wedding, and always was told I have the time correct. Then, they sent my TA (who is my sister) the details, with wedding at 4pm...we sent emails saying "no its booked for 3" they sent emails bak stating they never confirmed 3pm with me, even though I kept all the emails with PROOF! we sent the proof off to them, and still they denied it, and came back with the excuse that 4pm was a better time anyways, and that another bride was booked for 2 pm so it would be to rushed to have mine at 3. They also said that they "checked" with Chandyln (who I had been emailing with) and said she never said any of that, even though I HAD THE EMAILS PROVING IT! I was about to give up alll hope and go with 4pm, when RANDOMLY I recieved an email from Chandyln saying that she was on vacation for  the week, and she was just sending out an email to let me know my wedding was at 3pm. Very confusing -- very dissapointing -- disorganized. Im just hoping my wedding didnt screw up this other brides wedding....and im hoping mine is indeed at 3pm , as my invites say 3pm. I hope everything goes fine when Im down there -- all the other brides say there is nothing to worry about. fingers crossed.



            #3908 FutureKeese22

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              Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

              Thank*

              #3909 pask454

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                Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

                Thanks! Yes, I figured if I get down there and its at 4pm Im not going to worry to much. Yes, I will send you a copy of the booklet! Should be done really soon!



                #3910 Mellie

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                  Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

                  Hi Pask454!  Just wondering if you could please email me a copy of your information booklet?  I'm doing a booklet for my oot bags and am struggling to find info to include in them!  My email is melelliott@hotmail.com.  Thank you so much......I would really appreciate it!

                  Originally Posted by pask454 

                  I leave in less than ONE MONTH! Ive been going through my lists like crazy, and I may have asked some things before, or it may have been mentioned on here already, but any help would be appreciated!

                  1. How do I book rehearsal dinners/welcome dinners, through email? Welcome dinner at the Grill, and rehersal at the big buffet???

                  2. I am having my wedding dinner at Dolce, will be using my bouqets as center pieces. Do I need to bring vases for table, or any other decorations, like candles?

                  3. Any tips about this resort...Im making a booklet/guide for the guests, putting tips in, like, try the "Purple Rain" drink....and about tipping...where the best beach is....etc, is there anything else anyone has heard or had expeirence with?

                   

                  Thanks!!!

                   

                  And by the way -- ladies, be careful with these wedding co-ordinators. I had a huge blow out with them...I booked my wedding at 3pm since the beginning stages...Ive sent 2-3 emails confirming the time of the wedding, and always was told I have the time correct. Then, they sent my TA (who is my sister) the details, with wedding at 4pm...we sent emails saying "no its booked for 3" they sent emails bak stating they never confirmed 3pm with me, even though I kept all the emails with PROOF! we sent the proof off to them, and still they denied it, and came back with the excuse that 4pm was a better time anyways, and that another bride was booked for 2 pm so it would be to rushed to have mine at 3. They also said that they "checked" with Chandyln (who I had been emailing with) and said she never said any of that, even though I HAD THE EMAILS PROVING IT! I was about to give up alll hope and go with 4pm, when RANDOMLY I recieved an email from Chandyln saying that she was on vacation for  the week, and she was just sending out an email to let me know my wedding was at 3pm. Very confusing -- very dissapointing -- disorganized. Im just hoping my wedding didnt screw up this other brides wedding....and im hoping mine is indeed at 3pm , as my invites say 3pm.

                   

                  I hope everything goes fine when Im down there -- all the other brides say there is nothing to worry about. fingers crossed.






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