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We'll have to meet! I'm the same date, ceremony in the chapel as well and reception the beach. My ceremony begins at 3pm
 

Originally Posted by Vanessa C View Post



11/11/11  the ceremony is at the chapel and the reception is on the Villas Terrace



 



 

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Bride2B22,  I loved your pics, thanx for sharing.  Im glad to see that everthing went on with out a hitch! I bet you close your eyes and just relive that moment time and time again. Trust me no matter how many days pass by that feeling will remain.  Its been almost 7 moths for me and  I still get butterfilies in my stomach and when I see my wedding pics.

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Thanks Yeya!!! It does feel amazing.....it's been 4 weeks,,,,,we have yet to see any pro pics or the cinematography.....we ended up hiring Mediamorfosis for the cinematography......they were amazing to work with......I cant wait to see the final product.....please continue to check back as i will post them as soon as i get it! within a month or so from now!!

 

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Bride2B22,  I loved your pics, thanx for sharing.  Im glad to see that everthing went on with out a hitch! I bet you close your eyes and just relive that moment time and time again. Trust me no matter how many days pass by that feeling will remain.  Its been almost 7 moths for me and  I still get butterfilies in my stomach and when I see my wedding pics.



 

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Can't wait to see your wedding pictures! We are also considering Mediamorfosis, what package did you get and how long did they actually stayed for your wedding?   Also, I am having a hard time figuring out what to choose for the menu.  Do you have any suggestions?  We also decided to upgrade to the cocktail hour with the canapes, but all the canapes are seafood.  Did you have a cocktail hour as well?  Were the food delish?

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Yes we will :) My ceremony is at 10am, reception at 1pm :) Can't wait!!

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We'll have to meet! I'm the same date, ceremony in the chapel as well and reception the beach. My ceremony begins at 3pm
 



 



 

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Nadennec: Did you send out your invitations yet? I have mine but I am waiting to get some information from my travel agent that I can include in the envelope as well as any brochures the resort may be able to send me. I'm waiting for them to contact me about that. How's the invitation thing going for you?

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Not yet. We are supposed to get them back from print mid August. I was kinda freaking out about it, thinking it wasn't enough time since we have to have our finalized guest list in to the resort by Sept. 12th, but FI said most people who are going to go already know they are going, and this is just a formailty. STD's went out in late February/early March. I still wish I had sent my invites out though at least by begining of July. This is the time most people have been booking, and I think if they had the reminder of the formal invite come now, they could make a better decision on booking or not. But oh well! :)

 

How has the process of deciding on choices for the ceremony/reception going for you? I don't know how I'm supposed to pick food and stuff without knowing. And I always here on here diferrent food choices than what I received in my list of options, so i dont know how to select. How many guests are you expecting?
 

Originally Posted by Vanessa C View Post

Nadennec: Did you send out your invitations yet? I have mine but I am waiting to get some information from my travel agent that I can include in the envelope as well as any brochures the resort may be able to send me. I'm waiting for them to contact me about that. How's the invitation thing going for you?



 

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Yeah, I'm freaking out a bit too because I wanted to send them out by July 1st but that is obviously not the case. I should be sending them out by Thursday of next week. I have my RSVP date as 9/1/11 but I don't know if people will have enough time to respond. We'll see what happens....Well we wanted to allow the guests at least 2 meal choices so I requested they let me know which of the two they preferred in the reply card. Ask your WC if you can choose from a different menu. I didn't like the standard ones so I asked if they had a Mexican menu available and they did. So I went with it. I'm sending out 70 invitations but I expect way less than that. We'll probably get between 30-40 guests...how about you?

Originally Posted by nadennec View Post


Not yet. We are supposed to get them back from print mid August. I was kinda freaking out about it, thinking it wasn't enough time since we have to have our finalized guest list in to the resort by Sept. 12th, but FI said most people who are going to go already know they are going, and this is just a formailty. STD's went out in late February/early March. I still wish I had sent my invites out though at least by begining of July. This is the time most people have been booking, and I think if they had the reminder of the formal invite come now, they could make a better decision on booking or not. But oh well! :)

 

How has the process of deciding on choices for the ceremony/reception going for you? I don't know how I'm supposed to pick food and stuff without knowing. And I always here on here diferrent food choices than what I received in my list of options, so i dont know how to select. How many guests are you expecting?
 



 



 

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Hi Ladies,

I am getting married at the Gran Caribe on December 17, 2011. I'm trying to get guests to respond to RSVP's with no luck! 

 

Nadennec- Who is your WC and how did you figure out when the guest list had to be finalized by? I'm in stress mode dealing with this!

 

Also, has anyone done a rehearsal or rehearsal dinner the evening before the wedding? I want to, but Katia informed me that it would be $40 a plate for a rehearsal dinner and $300 to rent the gazebo for 15 minutes...CRAZY!

 

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! 

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Vanessa -

We're at 25 booked right plus FI and I. Still expecting some more since his parents haven't booked yet. But I think we'll end up with around the same as you  btwn 30-40. I feel the same as thinking they wont have enough time to respond, but people that are doing my invites swear we are good timing. Keeping my fingers crossed. I'll definitely ask about a different menu, who did you say your WC is? Also, did they charge extra for having 2 menu choices? What menu items are you going with?
 

Originally Posted by Vanessa C View Post



Yeah, I'm freaking out a bit too because I wanted to send them out by July 1st but that is obviously not the case. I should be sending them out by Thursday of next week. I have my RSVP date as 9/1/11 but I don't know if people will have enough time to respond. We'll see what happens....Well we wanted to allow the guests at least 2 meal choices so I requested they let me know which of the two they preferred in the reply card. Ask your WC if you can choose from a different menu. I didn't like the standard ones so I asked if they had a Mexican menu available and they did. So I went with it. I'm sending out 70 invitations but I expect way less than that. We'll probably get between 30-40 guests...how about you?



 


Ego11 -

My WC is Ana, what about you? She sent me all the final dates when I emailed her asking about the second deposit that was due. I didn't know about that either, but three months before your wedding date you have to pay an additional second deposit of $300 if you haven't already paid. I happened to read that online a week before it was due, so i got it paid and then she sent me additional dates. All the finalized lists are due 2 months before, and final payment is due 45 days before your wedding date. I asked as well about a rehearsal, but then was told about being charged for the place and the additional fee and for food, which you can't make reservations for unless you pay to reserve the place, and the priest wouldn't even be there at rehearsal. I've heard that everything goes fine without a rehearsal though, and figured about a dinner the night before just have everyone meet somewhere in the hotel at the same time.

 


 

Originally Posted by ego11 View Post

Hi Ladies,

I am getting married at the Gran Caribe on December 17, 2011. I'm trying to get guests to respond to RSVP's with no luck! 

 

Nadennec- Who is your WC and how did you figure out when the guest list had to be finalized by? I'm in stress mode dealing with this!

 

Also, has anyone done a rehearsal or rehearsal dinner the evening before the wedding? I want to, but Katia informed me that it would be $40 a plate for a rehearsal dinner and $300 to rent the gazebo for 15 minutes...CRAZY!

 

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! 



 

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