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#441 chelsandjack

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    Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:25 PM

    Hi Everyone!

     

    Out of curiosity - did any of you have the videographers offered by the resort?   How did the DVD turn out?   We're trying to decide if we want to include a videographer or not - anyone have any input?

     

    Thanks!

     

     



    #442 Sharky00

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      Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:56 AM

      Watjol,

       

      An option I used for my bridesmaids was I ordered off of etsy. Worked out great and I got something more original than a flower bouqet. It's hard to explain but they were like a circle ball with shells all around it, then added ribbon and some gems in our wedding colors, they carried those.  It was also a cheaper option. Just had to pack them and bring them down with me. It was a fun change!

       

       



      #443 Sharky00

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        Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:59 AM

        Watjol,

         

        An option I used for my bridesmaids was I ordered off of etsy. Worked out great and I got something more original than a flower bouqet. It's hard to explain but they were like a circle ball with shells all around it, then added ribbon and some gems in our wedding colors, they carried those.  It was also a cheaper option. Just had to pack them and bring them down with me. It was a fun change!

         

         



        #444 Reesespieces

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          Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:28 AM

          For past PP brides: Thank you so much for your advice! How was the minister? Did you provide the vows and/or scriptures that you wanted? Also, did you do a unity sand ceremony?

          #445 BethanyH590

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            Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

            Ziki~*

            You sound so prepared and organized, I'm jealous!  I have to know, did you wait for your resort WC to contact you to plan the where and when for your events or did you plan the functions with the WC in Miami?  I know I've read it a million times on the forum not to worry about the lack of communication, but I would love to just get things off of my to-do list. Also, is anyone planning on using a live band for their reception.  If so, do they make you get a day pass for each band member?  I love this forum so much!  Thank you girls for brightening my day everyday!

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             



            #446 ginta14

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              Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:44 AM

              Hi Watjol,

               

              Our wedding is a few days after yours! 9/7/12!  Looking forward to hearing how your planning is going. Shopping around local florists and photographers at the moment. Funny how Mexico isn't quite the bargain we thought it would be.  Mention 'wedding' and the price quadruples!  Happy planning, Gina



              #447 Lola2012

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                Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:09 AM

                Hi Ladies,

                 

                Just wondering if any past brides out there know how good the musicians are that are included in the poackages.  I can have a solo musician play for my ceremony as part of the diamond package but I am a bit worried as to how good they are.  I wanted to have "Forever in Love" played with the sax by Kenny G. 

                Even if some of you had a guitarist or something it would be nice to know about the quality.

                Thanks!

                 

                Also....for those of you that had their reception on the beach, did you need to get special lighting or was there enough lights from the resort???  I am having dinner and dancing on the beach so I just wondered if I should start looking for lighting options.

                Thanks!



                #448 smspringer13

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                  Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

                  Hi everyone!

                   

                  OK, I've come to the music portion of our planning! What is everyone doing for their music? We are getting married on the wedding terrace and have picked out a few songs to be played while people are arriving/sitting down. Is it ok to have music with lyrics for that and then instrumental for the actual ceremony? I am not sure how long the song should be for my walking down the aisle, etc. Hopefully there is someone to man the CD player to fade in/out? I am not sure how to figure it all out! :) 

                   

                  Also, is/did anyone else have their reception in the North Solarium? Wilma suggested putting 8 people at each table, but we are only having around 30 guests, so I was hoping to break it up into groups of 6 so more space was filled - any insight into this would be GREATLY appreciated! :) 

                   

                  And last but not least - what did everyone do about the arm bands? Wilma mentioned that my fiance and I can take ours off, but for anyone else it was a $10 fee to have them put back on the next day. I don't want people to have to worry about paying $10, but I also don't want a bunch of arm bands in my photos - eek! 

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                  #449 Traci7642

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                    Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

                    How is this resort for children?  I really like the amenities for children at Adventura Cove, but I looooooove the beach of Playacar.  I know that I'd like to be a Palace bride with all of the amazing incentives, but I just can't figure out which resort 



                    #450 Sharky00

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                      Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

                      Lola2012- We chose the harpist for the diamond package and he was great. You just pick a song and Wilma makes sure he can play it or if he doesnt get's the song early enough to learn it. I think you could choose from Guitar, harp, saxaphone, violin, and maybe a few others. Does your DJ have a light up dance floor? That would look awesome on the beach!  Armbands....Yes, wasnt to thrilled to hear that only the bride and groom could take the arm bands off, but our were tan and you couldnt see too much in the pictures. A few of our guests hated the bands anyways so they stretched them out and were able to slip them on and off as needed. You'd think for a wedding they'd allow all armbands to come off!

                       

                      Smsspringer13- Our reception was at the North Solarium. We had the same amout of people, 30. We had 8 to a table for the round tables and then made a head wedding party table with the rectangular tables. We had chosen the light up dance floor with our DJ that we brought in so the tables, dance floor, candy buffet, dinner buffet, private bar and a guest sign-in table seemed to fill up the space nicely.

                       

                      Reesespieces- We had the minister and thought he did a awesome job. We just went tradition and felt he did great. You do have the choice to provide script if you 'd like.

                       

                      One thing I was surprised by was the sound system during the ceremony. I was asked if I'd like it so the minister could plug a microphone into it. This was and extra $250-$300 I believe. We went with it and were glad we did. Had we not the guests wouldnt have heard much and it probably wouldnt have been captured as well on the video.






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