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My wedding is 3 - 4 weeks away and I still haven't heard from Joannis or Kalena since I've emailed about a week ago.  Is anyone experiencing this so close to their date right now?

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Originally Posted by mrsbruff2b View Post

 

My wedding is 3 - 4 weeks away and I still haven't heard from Joannis or Kalena since I've emailed about a week ago.  Is anyone experiencing this so close to their date right now?

I havent either, but Im not worrying about anything until we get down there. That is why I chose a destination wedding to begin with. Joannis doesnt know anything and Kalena will answer all our questions, and hopefully get us everything we want :)

 

Like all the brides have said before, try not to stress everything will be fine! They want to please us :)

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Smoylan I definately think that is the attitude to have about destination wedding..you can only do so much from a far and once your there they will do everything to accomodate you!!

 

Mrsbuff2b..as hard as it is, try not to stress..your day is going to be nothing short of amazing!!

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Hi LuckerDan: dont get to tan before your wedding or you will have bikini marks in your wedding day, if you want to catch some sun just remember try to use a strapples bikini and with that you will avoid the bikini marks in your shoulders. Have a great day girls :)
Don't worry, I won't be wearing a strapless bikini! :lol:

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Hola Chicas!  I only have 21 days until the big day and still have a ton of stuff to do.  I have a couple of questions if anyone knows the answer.

 

Oh, some background on the flower situation. Marvin finally did get in contact with me.  I had been speaking with Cherry Blossom who were super nice and accommodating and got back to me in a timely manner.  Their prices are also way cheaper than Marvin's.  BUT, they did suggest a get I pay the outside vendor fee just in case so they could get into the resort, or they would try to deliver in a gift box, but still suggested I pay the outside vendor fee.  Since I have heard the outside vendor fee is anywhere from $100-$500, it just seems so risky.  And I don't want to end up with a situation where Cherry Blossom can't get in the gate.  So, I have decided to move forward with Marvin even though it took him like 3 months to get back to me.  He did send me some great pics of what I asked for.  So, there is the update on that.

 

1.  So, my wedding is at 5pm.  What time do you suggest I have the flowers delivered?  I want them to be fresh, but don't want to cut it too close.  Is a 2:30pm delivery cutting too close? (Assuming he would get there by 3:30pm)

 

2.  Does anyone know how the day passes work.  I have to get a couple for my photographer, DJ, and a couple of guests staying outside the hotel.  Do they pay that when they get there on the property, or do you pay that up front when meeting with the wedding planner?

 

Oh, finally got my locations confirmed!!  My travel agent basically had to make some noise to make that happen.  I got the following:

- Welcome Dinner (optional) - El Caribeno

- Welcome Cocktails (optional) - Caribbean Terrace

- Wedding - Tucan Gazebo

- Cocktail Hour - Tucan Terrace

- Reception - Laud Ballroom

 

Its getting close! Yikes!

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We're getting close, and now know that our total will be just under 35, and the complimentary package includes a dinner reservation for 35 or less (it seems to have changed to 30, but our contract says 35, I assume they will honor that?). So we may try and save a bunch of money and have the reception as a dinner reservation. I know that I have read in here reviews and info from those who did it, but gosh, the information overload here is crazy and I don't have a clue where to start looking! So can anyone share their experiences with having a reception at one of the restaurants? How did it feel? How was the setup (private, semi-private, in the middle of a bunch of strangers, etc)? Restaurants that are particularly good for this, or particularly bad? I assume choosing this option means no DJ, music, or dancing? Does that mean no "first dance" or the like? PS I always meant to get my FI on here, so I could bow out as the token BDW male ;), but it seems y'all are stuck with me, because this place would be way too overwhelming for her, never having been on a forum before.

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 I had Marvin- my wedding was at 3 pm and I had him deliver the flowers at 12 pm- I got a call about 12:10 that my flowers were in the lobby and we had no problems with wilting or anything and they come in glass vases in water.

 

I didn't do day passes but in our meeting with our wedding coordinator she asked if we needed any day passes so I think you square that away with her.

 

 

Originally Posted by nsg4729 View Post

Hola Chicas!  I only have 21 days until the big day and still have a ton of stuff to do.  I have a couple of questions if anyone knows the answer.

 

Oh, some background on the flower situation. Marvin finally did get in contact with me.  I had been speaking with Cherry Blossom who were super nice and accommodating and got back to me in a timely manner.  Their prices are also way cheaper than Marvin's.  BUT, they did suggest a get I pay the outside vendor fee just in case so they could get into the resort, or they would try to deliver in a gift box, but still suggested I pay the outside vendor fee.  Since I have heard the outside vendor fee is anywhere from $100-$500, it just seems so risky.  And I don't want to end up with a situation where Cherry Blossom can't get in the gate.  So, I have decided to move forward with Marvin even though it took him like 3 months to get back to me.  He did send me some great pics of what I asked for.  So, there is the update on that.

 

1.  So, my wedding is at 5pm.  What time do you suggest I have the flowers delivered?  I want them to be fresh, but don't want to cut it too close.  Is a 2:30pm delivery cutting too close? (Assuming he would get there by 3:30pm)

 

2.  Does anyone know how the day passes work.  I have to get a couple for my photographer, DJ, and a couple of guests staying outside the hotel.  Do they pay that when they get there on the property, or do you pay that up front when meeting with the wedding planner?

 

Oh, finally got my locations confirmed!!  My travel agent basically had to make some noise to make that happen.  I got the following:

- Welcome Dinner (optional) - El Caribeno

- Welcome Cocktails (optional) - Caribbean Terrace

- Wedding - Tucan Gazebo

- Cocktail Hour - Tucan Terrace

- Reception - Laud Ballroom

 

Its getting close! Yikes!

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Well i will speak on behalf of the females of MP 2012 and say we love the token BDW male!!

 

I dont think if you have a restaurant reservation you can do dances and stuff..but try reading tami's review because she as well had the dinner reservation!!

 

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Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post

We're getting close, and now know that our total will be just under 35, and the complimentary package includes a dinner reservation for 35 or less (it seems to have changed to 30, but our contract says 35, I assume they will honor that?). So we may try and save a bunch of money and have the reception as a dinner reservation. I know that I have read in here reviews and info from those who did it, but gosh, the information overload here is crazy and I don't have a clue where to start looking!
So can anyone share their experiences with having a reception at one of the restaurants? How did it feel? How was the setup (private, semi-private, in the middle of a bunch of strangers, etc)?
Restaurants that are particularly good for this, or particularly bad?
I assume choosing this option means no DJ, music, or dancing? Does that mean no "first dance" or the like?
PS I always meant to get my FI on here, so I could bow out as the token BDW male wink.gif, but it seems y'all are stuck with me, because this place would be way too overwhelming for her, never having been on a forum before.

 

 

Nsg4729..yayy on finally getting ahold him..can't wait to see how you big day unfolds!!

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Originally Posted by beatyea View Post

 

 I had Marvin- my wedding was at 3 pm and I had him deliver the flowers at 12 pm- I got a call about 12:10 that my flowers were in the lobby and we had no problems with wilting or anything and they come in glass vases in water.

 

I didn't do day passes but in our meeting with our wedding coordinator she asked if we needed any day passes so I think you square that away with her.

 

 

 

Ok cool, thanks for letting me know.  So, if he is fairly timely, then perhaps I can tell him at 2:30pm just in case.  That way they can be there when the photographer is there at 3pm.

 

I figured I needed to be prepared for those day passes with the coordinator....ok, thanks for letting me know!

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