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#1531 irishdonna

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    Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:11 PM

    Hi everyone! I am now a NOW JADE bride and i'm on page 33 of this thread :S So much to read but soooo much good info! I love it! I'll continue my reading tomorrow=)



    #1532 biehnbag

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      Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:44 AM

      Regarding Las Olas opening earlier: They would not let us start the reception until 8 despite how much I begged ;) It turned out just fine with a 3 hour cocktail hour!

      Regarding the slide show: yes they charge too much but it's better than worrying about setting up your own equipment. And yes we brought our laptop so I'm not sure if they have a computer you can play the show off of. You will have to ask them.



      #1533 shorn

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        Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

        My reception is scheduled to start at 7pm @ Las Olas and I triple confirmed with Ana last week that it that was okay since I had heard from other brides about not being able to start until 8pm- Ana told me 7pm would be no problem



        #1534 hammy0426

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          Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:38 PM

          Shannon, when I was researching Save the Dates, I saw a cute idea of sending a message in a bottle.  At the time, it was too much money to spend for the Save the Dates and the plastic bottles looked somewhat cheap to me.  but since you probably do not have too many bridesmaids, you could actually do it yourself; get nice glass bottles, write a personalized message to each bridesmaid on burnt edged paper, put a bit if sand, maybe some small seashells or items that have to do with your wedding color or theme.  It would not be too expensive to send as long as you do not have too many bridesmaids to ask.  Also saw a hint somewhere to tie a string around the message and hang it outside the bottle and stopper to easily pull it out.  Also saw a tip to put a bit of coconut oil or maybe something that smells like the beach on the bottom of the stopper so that they can smell something that will remind them of the vacation to come...
           

          Originally Posted by Shannon801 

          It's time to choose my bridesmaids... Does anyone have any beachy ideas to ask friends to be included in your event?



           



          #1535 saraandjon

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            Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:23 AM

            Have any of you past brides used the florist for centerpieces?  Can you tell me which one you got and what the quality was?  Are the big and beautiful or smaller than you expected?  Same for bouquets...I remember a while back a bride said that she thought the bouquets were small...has this been the same recently?

             

            Thanks...I'm about 3 months out now!  Getting excited!



            #1536 shorn

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              Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:41 AM

              do you guys think it will be strange if my bridesmaids don't carry flowers? I just really can't justify paying $65/ea for a bridesmaid bouquet



              #1537 SKing24

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                Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:17 AM

                shorn, nope don't think it's weird if they dont carry flowers.  I was thinking the same thing but then i decided to just have them carry a single flower each.  It's still $14 or $15 per flower!

                 

                Im 2 months away and I'm starting to freak out!!  Haha I dont know what's wrong with me.  I just feel like there's way too much to do in only 7 weekends.


                Erin & Shane ~ Now Jade Riviera Cancun ~ May 6, 2011

                #1538 hammy0426

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                  Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:12 PM

                  Sara, I thought that the flower bouquets were small.  the brides bouquet is the size of most bridesmaids bouquets at home.  I debated using parasols for the bridesmaids or beautiful Asian fans but I could not find any that I liked enough -I wanted something nicer for the girls than the less expensive ones I bought for the guests but could not find one that was nice enough or had the design that I liked.  I ended up paying for two bridesmaids bouquets and they were pretty small and definitely not worth $65 but I wanted the flowers so I paid it.  They were pretty, just small.

                   

                  A while back another bride mentioned a florist in Cancun or Playa Del Carmen that did her flowers for way less money and she was happy with them.  I think it was a bit of a hassle with the resort for her but in the end I think Pilar agreed and told her that for the price she got, that she did not blame her for going with them.  Maybe Lisa still has the info...

                   



                  #1539 mkennedy

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                    Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:27 PM

                    I think I am just doing the single flower for each of them too...I can't imagine spending $65 for them each!

                    shorn, nope don't think it's weird if they dont carry flowers.  I was thinking the same thing but then i decided to just have them carry a single flower each.  It's still $14 or $15 per flower!

                     

                    Im 2 months away and I'm starting to freak out!!  Haha I dont know what's wrong with me.  I just feel like there's way too much to do in only 7 weekends.



                    #1540 mkennedy

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                      Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

                      When is your wedding date? I'm just at 3 months too!

                      Have any of you past brides used the florist for centerpieces?  Can you tell me which one you got and what the quality was?  Are the big and beautiful or smaller than you expected?  Same for bouquets...I remember a while back a bride said that she thought the bouquets were small...has this been the same recently?

                       

                      Thanks...I'm about 3 months out now!  Getting excited!






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