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#41 Michey

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    Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:51 AM

    Kary, 

     

    I will send you all the info I have today.

    There will be several emails with attachments, some may have duplicates.

    several are from Crys's mom, so props to Maureen and Crystal for their help.

    I have not heard from Crys, I was going to email her after the wedding but wanted to let her decompress, then my craziness kicked in, 3 weeks left.

    We have a website with a countdown and all info guests may need including links to excursions or the spa reservations. I will post that link too for all to see.

     

    http://gregtalarico.com/wedding (copy and paste if it doesnt let you open)

     

    We have 40 people including us.  The terrace can fit up to 70 but then there is not much room for dancing.  The WC even said for our 40 to have 1 long table instead of several round/square tables to save room if we were going to have the entire thing on the terrace but since we have the beach (which they do put a wooden dance floor) we are having separate tables.  The beach is just 1 step down from the terrace so people can stay or sit where they are and watch the others dance or we are having them put the taller cocktail tables down below for drinks to sit on. No extra cost. Just pay for the 2 location fees, 1000 and 500. We are paying for the open bar as well 15pp. We are not doing the extra appetizers or cocktail hour. I thought that was crazy 500 for location fee then 16-20 pp appetizer, that comes to 1200+ for 1 hr, thats more than the 4hr dinner reception. I asked why would anyone do this when between the ceremony and reception people can use the all inclusive and go to the pool bar (the location they would have the cocktail hr) and drink and eat something small there, she said just for the privacy, to keep not wedding guests away.  Thats not worth it to me. it will be 5pm most people are getting ready for dinner themselves.

    We are paying extra for a 1hr mexican coffee table at desert time. Not sure if you ever had a mexican coffee but the are beautiful to watch being made and taste delicious, also keeps u warm on those cool cabo nov nights.

     

    I have never been a really big flower person so we are using more candles and large seashells as our table decor. Nothing that anyone needs to look around to see the person across from them. Romantic clear/blue gel candles with shells inside and down on beach I bought these different colored mexican glass bowls for those large glass beads that reflect light and these small little battery lights that hide inside.  Not much light needed though, they hang lights across the palm trees and the dj has colored lights and i checked the moon will be close to full so that will light up the sky and water....OMG I am so excited as I type and think about this.

     

    We are doing a rehearsal dinner but not really sure why but the WC asked where we wanted it and felt maybe a good time for my girls and his guys to spend time, they don't really know eachother too much.  It is not extra, we just chose to have just the wedding party but some people have everyone invited. Ours is at the mexican rest. 

     

    On another note...Use the WC to get you reservations at Krystal, if your interested in eating there. Only up to 4 ppl can sit at a table. think the rest only holds 16ppl but its really hard to get into so i had the WC use her influence.

     

    We made out of town bags that will be given to the guests at check in.

    We have little maracas with name tags for the favors to tell them what table

    we have little straw like fans that will be at each chair for the ceremony.

     

    My jewelry still isn't set, wanna keep it minimal, my dad passed away 3 months ago and I had a bracelet made from his funeral roses and his birthstone, want to wear that.

    I have a tall floating candle and picture of him that i need to have them set up, at ceremony and reception

    We do have it set to have a sand ceremony

    Instead of guest book we have the large picture and frame around it that everyone signs to hang on our wall.

     

    Thats all I can think of now.

    Hope that helps but doesnt bore, we love talking about our own weddings but then i feel bad for boring someone else.

     

    I will send you that email today

     

    Take care

    Michelle

     



    #42 JenK

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      Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:45 AM



      Michelle-thanks so much for your info!!! It is fabulous reading about everyone's weddings and special touches! I can't believe our weddings are so close! I don't get there until the day after your wedding, but hopefully we get to meet!!! :) My wedding date is the 10th and we are staying until the 14th.

      Originally Posted by Michey 

      Kary, 

       

      I will send you all the info I have today.

      There will be several emails with attachments, some may have duplicates.

      several are from Crys's mom, so props to Maureen and Crystal for their help.

      I have not heard from Crys, I was going to email her after the wedding but wanted to let her decompress, then my craziness kicked in, 3 weeks left.

      We have a website with a countdown and all info guests may need including links to excursions or the spa reservations. I will post that link too for all to see.

       

      http://gregtalarico.com/wedding (copy and paste if it doesnt let you open)

       

      We have 40 people including us.  The terrace can fit up to 70 but then there is not much room for dancing.  The WC even said for our 40 to have 1 long table instead of several round/square tables to save room if we were going to have the entire thing on the terrace but since we have the beach (which they do put a wooden dance floor) we are having separate tables.  The beach is just 1 step down from the terrace so people can stay or sit where they are and watch the others dance or we are having them put the taller cocktail tables down below for drinks to sit on. No extra cost. Just pay for the 2 location fees, 1000 and 500. We are paying for the open bar as well 15pp. We are not doing the extra appetizers or cocktail hour. I thought that was crazy 500 for location fee then 16-20 pp appetizer, that comes to 1200+ for 1 hr, thats more than the 4hr dinner reception. I asked why would anyone do this when between the ceremony and reception people can use the all inclusive and go to the pool bar (the location they would have the cocktail hr) and drink and eat something small there, she said just for the privacy, to keep not wedding guests away.  Thats not worth it to me. it will be 5pm most people are getting ready for dinner themselves.

      We are paying extra for a 1hr mexican coffee table at desert time. Not sure if you ever had a mexican coffee but the are beautiful to watch being made and taste delicious, also keeps u warm on those cool cabo nov nights.

       

      I have never been a really big flower person so we are using more candles and large seashells as our table decor. Nothing that anyone needs to look around to see the person across from them. Romantic clear/blue gel candles with shells inside and down on beach I bought these different colored mexican glass bowls for those large glass beads that reflect light and these small little battery lights that hide inside.  Not much light needed though, they hang lights across the palm trees and the dj has colored lights and i checked the moon will be close to full so that will light up the sky and water....OMG I am so excited as I type and think about this.

       

      We are doing a rehearsal dinner but not really sure why but the WC asked where we wanted it and felt maybe a good time for my girls and his guys to spend time, they don't really know eachother too much.  It is not extra, we just chose to have just the wedding party but some people have everyone invited. Ours is at the mexican rest. 

       

      On another note...Use the WC to get you reservations at Krystal, if your interested in eating there. Only up to 4 ppl can sit at a table. think the rest only holds 16ppl but its really hard to get into so i had the WC use her influence.

       

      We made out of town bags that will be given to the guests at check in.

      We have little maracas with name tags for the favors to tell them what table

      we have little straw like fans that will be at each chair for the ceremony.

       

      My jewelry still isn't set, wanna keep it minimal, my dad passed away 3 months ago and I had a bracelet made from his funeral roses and his birthstone, want to wear that.

      I have a tall floating candle and picture of him that i need to have them set up, at ceremony and reception

      We do have it set to have a sand ceremony

      Instead of guest book we have the large picture and frame around it that everyone signs to hang on our wall.

       

      Thats all I can think of now.

      Hope that helps but doesnt bore, we love talking about our own weddings but then i feel bad for boring someone else.

       

      I will send you that email today

       

      Take care

      Michelle

       



       



      #43 kary

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        Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:22 PM

        Hi Michelle,

        Thank you sooooo much for the info!!! Super helpful!

         

        I love your wedding website, it has a lot of great info on it for your guests, which I am sure will be greatly appreciated!

        So excited for you that the wedding is getting so close~!!!!

         

        Ok, so you are going to have to send a picture of your centerpieces so I can envision what they look like.  I like the idea of battery powered lights, that will be nice. Are you just packing the bowls in your carry on then?

         Since you are paying extra for the beach, how much is the DJ?  The dance floor?  (hope you don't mind me asking)

         

        So as far as the open bar you are paying for...Your wedding will now include beer, wine, pop and liquor correct?  Just no fancy blended drinks right? I know Crys said she was just going to use the bar upstairs, I wonder how that worked out for her.  I can't wait for her review~!

         

        So I spoke with Adriana about my rehearsal dinner and she said since I will have over 50 people that I will have to have it at the buffet.  I am hoping that if I have 49 or less people that I can have it at the Mexican restaurant since I want my reception the same as yours. The rehearsal dinner is free correct?  Are they putting you guys outside on the terrace? That's what I want.  Do you know how long the dinner is?  I would just invite the wedding party, but there are 18 of them and I feel bad not inviting their spouses. I also wanted to utilize the rehearsal dinner as a "welcome" dinner giving me an opportunity to give a speech thank everyone for coming.

         

        Your bracelet you are wearing and the candle you are having in your fathers honor sounds very nice :)

        I have no idea what I want to wear for jewelry...I have found a lot of nice stuff on esty.com that I may order. 

         

        What are your colors?  Are you bringing down any table runners or bows for the chairs for your wedding? 

         

        Talk to you soon!

         

         

         



        #44 vallartafotos

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          Posted 14 October 2011 - 05:53 PM

          Hi there,

           

          I saw your post on the wedding website, and wondered if you had decided on a photographer yet. I am a female US/UK wedding photographer now in Puerto Vallarta, but I am able to travel to cabo San Lucas for a wedding. I have very reasonable prices, I can be hired for just a few hours up to all day and evening. I also know a very good wedding planner there! Please let me know if you have any questions, email: mexfoto@gmx.com, tel: 01152 322 109 4885, Facebook fotosatthebeach and Janny Fieldhouse. Good luck with the wedding & remember to enjoy yourself! Take care,

           

          Janny Fiedhouse



          #45 vallartafotos

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            Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:01 PM

            Hi there,

             

            I saw your post and decided to write to you about your wedding! I hope you've been able to get in touch with your coordinator, is she with the hotel? If you are possibly looking for another I know one in Cabo I can recommend highly. I am a wedding photographer at present in Puerto Vallarta but have travelled to Cabo several times & love it there! I have worked in the US and UK as a wedding photographer and would be happy to go to Cabo again! I charge very reasonable rates, am friendly and professional, very easy going but I handle people very well!  Please contact me if you like, mexfoto@gmx.com, Tel: 01152 322 109 4885, or on Facebook fotosatthebeach and Janny Fieldhouse. Good luck with everything just remember to enjoy yourself! Take care,

             

            Janny Fieldhouse



            #46 Aims

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              Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:42 PM

              Hi everyone!

              I am working on booking the Riu for next summer.  I am looking to book the San Jose gazebo for the ceremony with a beach reception.  

              I just saw pictures of the terrace of the Mexican restaurant and now I'm second guessing the beach idea.  Does anybody know if the terrace would be totally private?  Does anyone know what the beach is like (is it rocky?).

              Thanks!!



              #47 Aims

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                Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:43 PM

                Does anyone have pictures of their own wedding at the Riu Palace?  I would love to find some pictures so I can get an idea of what things will really look like!



                #48 Michey

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                  Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:51 PM

                  Ladies-

                  My wedding is in little over 2 weeks, 11/5/11.

                  I promise to make it a priority to have pictures up by the end of that weekend!  I know, can you believe it!!!

                  We have all spent many a time on here as BRIDES before our weddings but never hear much from the Wives after.

                  I have lots of family that can't come and wish we could have live feed of the wedding so we are going have pictures and video put on our website the day after the wedding.

                  I promise as well not to only get pictures of the people (for myself) but of the set up of everything.

                  I would have loved this info before the wedding so I want to give it to everyone else.

                   

                  Now, by posting this, it obligates my to be hubby to follow his word and get everything posted, now it won't be filtered, just quickly uploaded, as we are on our honeymoon, so I apologize for any inappropriate pics!!!

                   

                  So, I will come on here and repost my wedding website once the pics are up (11/6-11/7)

                  I will also put a review

                   

                  Happy planning!

                  Michelle



                  #49 Michey

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                    Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:53 PM

                    Jen

                     

                    I'm there until the 11th, so I'm sure we can meet at some point.

                    We will have drinks by the pool!!!!

                    Are you doing any excursions?

                    We want to zip line

                     

                    Michelle



                    #50 mishele81

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                      Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:12 PM

                      Thanks Michey!

                      Looking forward to it ! I can't believe it's almost November!!


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