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#911 Curls2013

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    Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

    Originally Posted by trivera5521 

    Curls, thanks for a great review!!! What were you dinner options? Thoughts? So that I understand correctly did you extend your reception for an additional 3 hours for a total of 6 hours? What did you guys do aftewards?

    Trivera,

     

    Thanks! We had the typical dinner options she gives everyone. We chose the capresse salad, tenderloin, and creme brulee. We had a bunch of people scared of fish in my group or I probably would of chose fish, but I figured if you don't eat beef you wouldn't mind the vegetarian option. The food was actually ALOT better then the resort. Ben and I have a picture with the Chef because he came out to see if everything was okay. We ordered the Creme Brulee for dessert, but because I had the monkey for a specific time I told them not to worry about it. Once the monkey arrived everyone got up and the party got started. I figured with the cake it would be fine. Nobody complained. 

     

    As for the extra hours, yes we did 3. The wedding was at 4PM and I told her I didn't want the reception to start until 6PM. (They had welcome cocktails that matched the girls dresses I didn't even ask for when guests arrived.) It seemed like we just finished eating close to 8 and it would of been over at 9PM........so we kept it going until 12AM. The options for after are the disco opens at 11PM, but for me there was a different bride at the disco every night and I didn't want to be in my dress there. I've also heard of people taking a party bus into a club in a cave in town, but that was a bit risky for my party. We partied until 12 at Bar Hughey then I changed and we went to the casino for awhile. They had a bottle of champagne, tons of flowers, and some other stuff in our room when we got back. They even filled the hot tub and put rose petals in it. Unfortunately we were so exhausted we just went to bed though! Hope this helps.....



    #912 Parrish

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      Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

      Curls,

      Congrats! Your pictures of beautiful!!! If you have time I was hoping you could answer a few questions. 

       

      1. How did you get the room numbers for your guests to put on the bags? 

      2. When you made dinner reservations did you make them just for yourselves or did you make them for other guests? Were most of your guests that came in on later days able to join you for dinner if they made reservations once they arrived? 

      3. How did you find it best to to communicate with your guests while you were there...dinners, excursions, timing of events and where to meet, activities....I don't want to force people to spend all of there time together, but I also wont they to know what groups of people are doing so they have the choice to join in if they want. I feel like we can't really tell people a lot of details until we get there and find out where and when things will take place. 

       

      I was thinking of typing up a template of information to give my guests and filling in the details and printing it once I arrived and then putting it in there welcome bags. Does this seem possible? 

       

      Thanks! 



      #913 natalieblev

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        Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

         

         

         

        Thought i would share a few more centerpiece pictures my TA was able to get today.



        #914 natalieblev

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          Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

          My TA was successful in getting some questions answered today and i thought i would share with you guys since you have all been so helpful with your information. I have the tangerine package. 

           

          What is the cost to extend the reception, with the DJ, for an extra hour? The extra Hour for the reception is $15usd per person per hour, as you are having the Basic DJ the extra Hour for the Dj is $236usd per extra hour

           

          Does the drapery on the ceiling in Bar H come included in the Tangerine Package. Yes only the Draping of the ceiling not the complete location.

           

          How much are candles to light the bridge walkway in Bar H?  is included.

           

          Pushing the reception back in order to be present at some of the cocktail hour is fine, no extra charge.

           

          They also sent me the menu for 2013 which is the exact same one we have all been looking at this whole time.

           

          And i got a spa price menu for 2013. Bridal hair is $70, make up $60 and mani/pedis between $30-55.



          #915 trivera5521

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            Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

            Can you someone please clear up this DJ confusion for me before I loose my mind?!

             

            So what they consider a basic DJ package includes: A DJ and all the equipment the full DJ package includes DJ, MC, lights and some fire thing.

             

            What exactly are the fire things that come with the full package?

            What exactly does the DJ do for the basic package? Is he there just too look cute? I mean what is his purpose? Does he change the songs and actually DJ and just doesnt speak? Will he not announce us as we walk in?

             

            There is nearly a $500 plus difference in the 2 packages and I need to understand what that is for. What I gather is that its for the lights, fire things and for the DJ to speak...since I suspect in the basic package he doesnt talk? LOL

             



            #916 natalieblev

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              Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

              Trivera I feel your pain!! I just got a list of 2013 extras and prices and it is like WHAT???!!! After getting info on here it just is driving me crazy. They need ONE booklet they give to every bride with the prices! Since apparently they make up different prices and what it includeds for every bride- here is what my basic DJ was described... He will have all his equipment, we have requested he play our iPod list mainly, he will do intros/first dance warnings/etc- all emcee stuff is included and the 800.00 is total for three hours with 236.00 quoted to add for an extra hour. The fireworks- my best guess is on their fb page they have this beautiful picture of a couple while at their bar H reception and they are standing next to two "standing" fireworks.

              #917 samantha2

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                Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

                Originally Posted by natalieblev 

                Trivera I feel your pain!! I just got a list of 2013 extras and prices and it is like WHAT???!!! After getting info on here it just is driving me crazy. They need ONE booklet they give to every bride with the prices!
                Since apparently they make up different prices and what it includeds for every bride- here is what my basic DJ was described...
                He will have all his equipment, we have requested he play our iPod list mainly, he will do intros/first dance warnings/etc- all emcee stuff is included and the 800.00 is total for three hours with 236.00 quoted to add for an extra hour.

                The fireworks- my best guess is on their fb page they have this beautiful picture of a couple while at their bar H reception and they are standing next to two "standing" fireworks.

                Would you be able to send me the list of the 2013 extras and prices?  I have only seen the pricing for the wedding packages.  My email is sammie_s2@hotmail.com

                 

                Thank you!



                #918 Mrspost2010

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                  Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

                  I'm getting married in July and have just started planning.  We're only going to have 18 people attend our wedding.  I remember seeing that someone got married on the pier.  For those who have visited, do you think this would be a good place to have the ceremony?



                  #919 trivera5521

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                    Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

                    Thanks Natalie...ironically last year I had them add the service to my invoice and it said $488 so they have to honor that or else I will go ape shit on them LOL. Anyway I finally got my MIB invites in last night and I am pumped about em. Cant wait for our guests to receive them! I know this isnt the thread for them but had to share =) Invites were printed on aged parchment paper with burnt edges on both invites, response cards and bottle labels. Sand, seashells in the bottle in cute boxes that I will wrap to replicate a suitcase =)

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     



                    #920 MissJali

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                      Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:36 AM

                      Those are really cute Trivera!!






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