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#1621 TheWolferts

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    Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

    Does anyone know if there is a tax on reception food, DJ, centerpieces, etc? If so, do you know what it is?

     

    I was just looking over our budget and we are right on target for where we want to be... but now I am panicking that I didn't factor in any tax on items/events in Mexico!!!!

     



    #1622 angi111111

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      Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

      No taxes :)

       



      #1623 AllieH

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      Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:18 PM

      good to know!!! 
       

      Originally Posted by angi111111 

      No taxes :)

       



      We have 6 rooms booked so far (including us). 12 people...so excited! Another week to go.


       

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      #1624 CanadianLindsey

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        Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

        Most likely your candles won't stay lit unless they are in a big candle holder or something. The wind just blows them out, even at Tucannes which is away from the beach and wind our tealights didn't stand a chance!
         

        Originally Posted by AllieH 

        Hey neighbor! I'm in Fort Worth too. 
         



        We haven't decided what we're doing with regards to the dinner. We're both ok with just doing dinner reservations at the restaurant and going super low key. 

         

        I like the floating candle idea too - but will they stay lit? or is it the LED lights that will float? I was thinking about getting some tea light candle holders and the little LED "candles" that flicker for decorations, then throwing some shells, starfish, etc. for the tables. 

         

        For the ceremony, I am thinking ribbons for the chairs, small chinese lantern for the aisles, and a few medium/large ones on the chuppa w/ the white fabric. And parasols (paper/chinese) - two of those. dang, even that's a lot of crap to haul to Mexico! 

         

         

         



         



        #1625 CanadianLindsey

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          Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:02 AM

          Tucannes looks amazing undecorated, which is what we did, because of the lush greenery and beautiful palapa and pool!  But I did see another bride hang round colourful paper lanterns from the ceiling of the palapa and it looked gorgeous.  I'm not sure how you would hang them since the palapa is so high, but maybe your WC can do it for you.  Every cocktail/private reception also comes with cocktail tables and some decor from resort at no extra cost. You can choose white linens or "Mexican" theme, which is what we had at our Donkey Cocktail Hour. We also had tiki torches at our reception entry which I never ordered or paid for!
           

          Originally Posted by alison04 

          Hey,

           

          Thanks for all the tips ladies...very helpful!!! I was pretty calm but until this point but now I'm getting pretty stressed with all the details. I'm thinking I'm going to go with the plain white shears for the ceremony and my colours will be bright pink, white and green for the flowers. I'm thinking about the bridesmaids going with pink....has anyone looked into the chair covers and the cost, I was going to skip them to save money but I'm not sure at this point now.

           

          Angi, can I get the floating candles through Lomas??? As I think the only ones I saw on the website were like $100 each and I'm guessing I would need alot. Any other tips for decorating the Tucanes would be helpful as I have no idea what it really looks like, lol.T

           

          This forum is making me feel a little better as we are all in the same boat :)



           



          #1626 CanadianLindsey

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            Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:22 AM



            Originally Posted by AllieH 

            That is sooo nice of you to offer!!!! 

             

            If you have a chance, would you snap a pic of the Fuentas Gazebo, Tucanes and the Health Bar? those are the three that I'm not that familiar with. 

             

            Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!! What an awesome way to celebrate. 
             



             

            All of my photos were taken in the dark, but maybe they can help you girls have a visual idea of the locations for private receptions. Our cocktail hour was supposed to be at Gazebo 55 with our ceremony, but due to rain it got moved. Be prepared to have a backup weather plan!!

             

            Tucannes area with the huge palapa, gorgeous wooden pillars and I just had basic table linens with a rented aqua table runner and vase. (Awesome wait staff had the party going with a tequlia congo line!!)
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            You can see the pool on the left side and the reception tables and bar were under the palapa. The "dance floor" area had the BBQ buffet set up there when we had dinner.

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            Health Bar area with Mexican Donkey Cocktail set up. The beach and white gazebo are just behind here too.

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            #1627 TheWolferts

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              Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

              We are having our rehearsal dinner at Toucanes and are having paper lanterns hung!

               

              Our WC advised us to buy the lanterns in the states and bring them down with us because she said they were quite pricey in Mexico. Since they pack flat, I am not too worried about toting them down there. FYI, she told me I would need about 25-30 to stand out since the roof is so large and that there is a $150 fee for hanging the lanterns. I wasn't happy about the actual hanging of the lanterns costing more than the lanterns themselves and I asked if we could hang them ourselves, but she said a ladder is needed as the roof is quite tall and it would be a liability to the hotel if we hung them ourselves.

               

              I found a great website for fairly inexpensive lanterns at

              Tucannes looks amazing undecorated, which is what we did, because of the lush greenery and beautiful palapa and pool!  But I did see another bride hang round colourful paper lanterns from the ceiling of the palapa and it looked gorgeous.  I'm not sure how you would hang them since the palapa is so high, but maybe your WC can do it for you.  Every cocktail/private reception also comes with cocktail tables and some decor from resort at no extra cost. You can choose white linens or "Mexican" theme, which is what we had at our Donkey Cocktail Hour. We also had tiki torches at our reception entry which I never ordered or paid for!
               



               



               



              #1628 Stina9562

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                Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:56 PM

                Are you by any chance taking your own chair sashes and table clothes? I am not sure what is included. I am assuming the basic white.

                I planned on bring my own paper sacks and putting the battery operated tea lights vs $4 a pc.

                 

                What are some other things you Brides are bringing with you? My biggest fear is getting there and them telling me I have all these additional fees for set up. We plan on doing a lot of it on our own.

                 

                Originally Posted by TheWolferts 

                We are having our rehearsal dinner at Toucanes and are having paper lanterns hung!

                 

                Our WC advised us to buy the lanterns in the states and bring them down with us because she said they were quite pricey in Mexico. Since they pack flat, I am not too worried about toting them down there. FYI, she told me I would need about 25-30 to stand out since the roof is so large and that there is a $150 fee for hanging the lanterns. I wasn't happy about the actual hanging of the lanterns costing more than the lanterns themselves and I asked if we could hang them ourselves, but she said a ladder is needed as the roof is quite tall and it would be a liability to the hotel if we hung them ourselves.

                 

                I found a great website for fairly inexpensive lanterns at http://www.paperlant...om/section.html
                 



                 



                 



                #1629 TheWolferts

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                  Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:17 PM


                  Stina-

                   

                  We are bringing down starfish hanging on ribbons to decorate the chairs lining the isle

                  Are you by any chance taking your own chair sashes and table clothes? I am not sure what is included. I am assuming the basic white.

                  I planned on bring my own paper sacks and putting the battery operated tea lights vs $4 a pc.

                   

                  What are some other things you Brides are bringing with you? My biggest fear is getting there and them telling me I have all these additional fees for set up. We plan on doing a lot of it on our own.

                   



                   



                   



                  #1630 ElDorado2012

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                    Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:47 PM

                    You are amazing! What a nice offer! If you remember, would you take some pics of the Beach Bar? Our WC just recommended that bar to our guests as a place to go after our ceremony (as guests wait for the reception to begin). I've never seen it, so I'm curious what it's like. :)
                     

                    Originally Posted by murmel 

                    Hello ladies! 

                    I am heading down to the Royale Jan 28-Feb 4. If anyone has any specific photos of locations or questions about the resort, ask me and I will try to take pictures or get answers for you while I am done there.

                     

                    Thought I would offer the help, we got married last year at the Azul Sensatori (one of their family friendly resorts) and are now heading back to celebrate our one year anniversary! So many other ladies help me when I was trying to prepare and now I feel I should offer to help to other brides! Cheers!



                     






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