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#11 SusanK

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    Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:30 PM

    Kimiko
    I thought of a couple of questions for you!!
    Did you have a rehersal of the ceremony the day before? If so, who ran it and how did it go?
    I loved the white organza w/o the ivy! Were you charged for this, or was it part of the "additional gazebo decorations" included in the Ultimate ($2400) package?
    How was you cocktail hour set up? Do you remember approx. how many cockail tables there were? Were the tables decorated at all?
    -What appetizers, soup, and salad did you choose for you dinner? How were they?
    Last question (for now...smile :) do you know what the cost was for the basic video package included in the Ultimate package... I am using an independent vendor for videography and am looking for an approx. dollar amount so I know how much to ask for in credit toward flowers or something else!
    Thank you so much!!
    You rock!
    Susan&Matt 10-12-07, Mia Lily 7-9-08, Charlie David 6-28-10

    #12 wkbroome

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      Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:29 AM

      Hey Susan:

      No problem. Feel free to ask many more questions if needed. :-)


      Did you have a rehersal of the ceremony the day before? If so, who ran it and how did it go?

      *We actually conducted our own rehearsal. I believe that if you want a formal one, Daniella will set that up for you. Many people do an actual rehearsal. I believe that they need to know this in advance. I was trying to get this done quickly because I did not want to be rude to the other couple who was getting ready to utilize the gazebo for their ceremony. We only had two people in our wedding party so this was relatively simple for us to conduct on our own. We emailed Daniella our wording for the sand ceremony and also informed her in advance that we would be writing our own vows.

      I loved the white organza w/o the ivy! Were you charged for this, or was it part of the "additional gazebo decorations" included in the Ultimate ($2400) package?

      No, I was really happy to discover that this was a part of the Ultimate Package - No additional charge. Yeah! :-)

      How was you cocktail hour set up? Do you remember approx. how many cockail tables there were? Were the tables decorated at all?

      *This was interesting. There was actually a few long tables set up with food and the chairs for the guests were in a semi-circle in the garden area. The Caribbean Trio was on the side. I actually saw this setup several ways so you probably can let them know what you would like. What was set for us worked our perfectly.

      One of the pictures are blurry but this will sort of give you an idea of the long table and where the Caribbean Trio sets up. The wedding after mine had the Mariachi Band and they stood here as well. The second picture will give you a better idea of the semi-circle.

      -What appetizers, soup, and salad did you choose for you dinner? How were they?

      Appetizers - mexican appetizers

      Soup - Minestrone; the other two choices had seafood and some people have allergies. The minestrone soup was good, similar to what we can get here in the states. If was definitely a safe choice. :-)

      Salad - The Dreams Salad -this was simply a caesar salad with shrip on top. Tasty.

      Last question (for now...smile :) do you know what the cost was for the basic video package included in the Ultimate package... I am using an independent vendor for videography and am looking for an approx. dollar amount so I know how much to ask for in credit toward flowers or something else!
      I'm sorry about this one...I didn't think to ask. I'm pretty sure it is the basic video package that is included in the file that Claudia sends out. I will attach those prices just in case as well so that you will have something to barter with.

      ******Although I was married in 2007 and many of you are 2008, there was no additional charge for linens. I only paid for chair bows and the same ones were used for the reception. There should be no additional charge for this. You may want to inquire more about this and get them to put it in writing - email. I took all correspondence with me just in case there were problems - We were fortunate.

      I hope this helps. Please post again if you think of anything else. See attachments.

      #13 LCBride2007

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        Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:30 AM

        awesome review - thanks for taking the time to put this together

        #14 wkbroome

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          Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:32 AM

          2 pictures of cocktail reception from my wedding - setup
          2007 video prices

           

           

           

           

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          #15 SASSYGIRL

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            Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:36 AM

            very helpful review and great pictures of the details - I wish I had taken more pictures of the DIY projects and details that I had - this is sooo helpful to the girls going after you - enjoy being a MRS.
            Sarah's little girl-Isabella Nicole-10/31/08
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            #16 SusanK

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              Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:38 AM

              Much­simas gracias...that really helps! I love the all-white wedding. I have a good friend getting married in April and I'm encouraging her to do...so neat! BTW, your OOT bags were awesome! I love the postcard idea...think I'm going to have to steal that one :)
              It looks like there's some kind of centerpiece on the cocktail tables? Was that something you brought?
              Susan&Matt 10-12-07, Mia Lily 7-9-08, Charlie David 6-28-10

              #17 TaraDM916

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                Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:48 AM

                How did the timing work out? How soon after the ceremony did the cocktail hour start? Did you take lots of pictures between the two? Also, how much later did the dinner start? Was there a lot of direction from the staff to help you know where you were supposed to be?
                Tara and Bobby
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                Dreams Cancun

                #18 PaulaV

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                  Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:52 AM

                  Kimiko! I have some questions now :)

                  You mentioned you were sent a final contract 2 weeks before your wedding date. Did you have to put down a certain percentage deposit at that time?


                  For the meet and greet, did you ahve any problems finding tables for 30 guests or did you need to make reservations? I really like your idea.

                  Where did you buy the handwoven OOT bags? I love them!

                  Good tip about needing a vanity mirror... it's now on my list.

                  I love the look of just the organza on the gazebo. I don't want flowers or ivy there.

                  The rental of the stereo equipment, is that $180 per hour?

                  So you partied like Rock Stars! Yaaaaaay!
                  Did you have a DJ? Band? iPod?

                  Did you hand out any tip envelopes on top of the charges, tax and tip they already charge or did Daniella handle everything for you?

                  Did your FI get a seperate room the night before the wedding as included in the Ultimate package?

                  It definitely sounds like you had a relaxing and beautiful wedding.
                  I do want to plan and have answers 'now' from the WCs (thank goodness for this forum), but you have made me feel so much more at ease and confident that our day will be just right.

                  Thank you Mrs. Broome!

                  #19 RoSean

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                    Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:43 PM

                    Thanks for the thorough review of Dreams. It was a pleasure to read and very informative.

                    Enjoy the married life!!!

                    #20 MrsV-to-be

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                      Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:02 AM

                      Congratulations! sounds like you had a fantastic time and a perfect wedding
                      great review!




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