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#301 KaelaMcD

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    Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:40 AM

    Originally Posted by LanaM18 

    I am having a private beach party/Welcome Mixer and was wondering what previous brides were using for music there?  They told me I can rent an amplifer for 250...anyone use that? 

     

    Originally Posted by girltravel77 

    Hi Kaela - I wasn't sure if you've had a chance to send that info you sent via snail mail to your guests before the wedding? - just want to make sure it didn't go to my spam inbox by accident! My email is melissalee_s@yahoo.com. Thank you once again! I agree the day passes are expensive! We really wanted everyone to be at the resort with us, but in our friend's case it makes sense since they are a family of 4 and their brother lives in Cancun where they can stay for free. Free stay makes it still a lot cheaper to cough up the dough for the day passes than actually stay in the resort. I also was curious if anyone used the ipod docking station for $150 vs. the amplifier for $250? Does the docking station have adequate sound for the lesser price or is it worth it to get the amplifier system?

     

    Originally Posted by Amanda Hammett 

    Kaela,

    I as well was wondering if you had emailed me the information you mailed to your guests.  My email is amanda.hammett@aronov.com

     

    Girltravel77, I will send you what I sent a few weeks ago to my guests. 

     

    I am renting the $250 amplifier instead of a DJ....I'm nervous about this decision.

     

     

    Hey girls! Sorry for the delay, I just sent you both the notes we sent to our guests a couple weeks prior to the wedding.

     

    I can tell you my experience with the amplifier. I rented it for our private cocktail party the evening before the wedding. We went with the amplifier because we weren't sure about how much the sound would project with just an ipod docking station, and we wanted to give a few speeches and allow guests to "roast and toast" us, and the amplifier includes a microphone.

     

    It was a great choice. The price actually includes a "sound guy" that worked out really well because he would turn the music up and down when people were/weren't giving a speech. We had the cocktail party at the Wave Lounge, outdoors, and I do think the amplified sound was a good choice, as the waves can be a little noisy! :-)

     

    I brought my own ipod and had created a playlist ahead of time. I included a lot of caribbean island style music, some reggae, steel pan hits. Fun stuff! Hope that helps.



    #302 Ashley Lovlin

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      Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:13 AM

      Has anyone had their dinner or reception in Chil terrace?? I've been told that there is only one option for placing the tables which is 3 long tables, and I'm curious if there would be room to have a small sweetheart table since we won't have the room to have a head table. And how big are the tables? I heard somewhere that when they do the long tables that they are just the 4x4 table pushed together 3 or 4 long. Does 8 feet across seem a little too wide to anyone else? Or do you think once decor and place settings are on the table that it doesn't look huge? 

       

      Did anybody go through the different table linens they had once you were there or do you have to pick ahead of time? I am so skeptical just picking something without seeing it, and I wasn't overwhelmed with many of the Lomas decorating choices so I am nervous about that and just thinking of bringing my own. But if the ones they have there are really nice than I would rather save the packing space! I know there are a few things I mentioned I wanted to my WC that I didn't see on the Lomas site and she was able to get them and send me a pic, so makes me wonder what else they have access to that they don't advertise!

       

      Thanks for advice in advance :)

       

      Ashley

       

      P.S.  My dress came in the other day and I had my first fitting today! I was scared I wouldn't love it when I saw it but I loved it more than the first time trying it!!!!  And the best part is it needs no alterations except for the bustle :) Things are coming together now!



      #303 Amanda Hammett

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        Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

        Kaela, how did you pack your bolt of tulle? Does it travel well? Should I pre cut the tulle for my chair bows? I know you said they cut the sheets for the gazebo for you there.

        #304 Misadelf

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          Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:31 AM

          Hi Kaela! I would like to echo the other girls and say thank you for posting your experiences and your photos! I loved the paper bags with candles on the perimeter of the Terrace which I saw in your pictures. Did you bring those? If so, did you use real candles in glass votives? My mom is thinking of using the battery-powered votives (out of concern that fire+paper can be dangerous) but I dont think they give off enough light.  What did you use?

           

          Thanks again!

          Erin



          #305 KaelaMcD

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            Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

            Originally Posted by Amanda Hammett 

            Kaela, how did you pack your bolt of tulle? Does it travel well? Should I pre cut the tulle for my chair bows? I know you said they cut the sheets for the gazebo for you there.

             

            Amanda-I bought two bolts of organza from Amazon.com, and they come wrapped around a cardboard bolt (like you would see in a fabric store). I didn't cut anything, and I don't think they did at the resort either. They just tied/mounted the fabric to the gazebo. I took the cardboard pieces out, and carefully folded the fabric into the suitcase (it won't fit in a "normal" suitcase wrapped around the cardboard). It did travel pretty well (I was a little worried), it doesn't looke "wrinkled" at all in my pictures.

             

            If you're bringing tulle for chair covers, I would probably cut them ahead of time (if you can figure out how much fabric you need somehow). The only reason I say that, is that they might charge you more to have to cut/measure for you. They might not, don't hold me to that, but maybe. Either way, they're so accommodating, I'm sure they'll make it happen for you either way!



            #306 KaelaMcD

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              Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:33 PM

              Originally Posted by Misadelf 

              Hi Kaela! I would like to echo the other girls and say thank you for posting your experiences and your photos! I loved the paper bags with candles on the perimeter of the Terrace which I saw in your pictures. Did you bring those? If so, did you use real candles in glass votives? My mom is thinking of using the battery-powered votives (out of concern that fire+paper can be dangerous) but I dont think they give off enough light.  What did you use?

               

              Thanks again!

              Erin

               

              Erin-You are so welcome for the pictures and everything else. I'm so happy to help. I had such a great experience, I enjoy helping out other Azul Beach brides! You'll be happy to know that I did NOT bring those candles you refer to. They are part of the restaurant "decor" so I"m sure they'll be there for you too! The only light we brought were small votive candles (4 on each table), and the DJ had a few lights (when necessary) and the staff adjusted the restaurant chandeliers as needed, as well.



              #307 Amanda Hammett

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                Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

                Kaela, I purchased a bolt of tulle (40 yards) and I was told the sheers for the gazebo are approximately 13 yards each so I was planning to have 3 sheers hung on the gazebo.  Do you know if this is enough?  Did you have some leftover?  Yes, they gave me the chair bow measurements so I will cut them at home.  Thank you so much for your help!!!!  I still have not decided on decor for the tables and it is stressing me out!  LOL  Did you happen to hit the WalMart in Cancun?  I was told that I could purchase candles and vases there but I'm curious as to the selection they may or may not have. 



                #308 girltravel77

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                  Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

                  Thanks for your copy of your note to your guests Kaela! Super helpful!

                  #309 gillianr718

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                    Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

                    Originally Posted by Amanda Hammett 

                    Kaela, I purchased a bolt of tulle (40 yards) and I was told the sheers for the gazebo are approximately 13 yards each so I was planning to have 3 sheers hung on the gazebo.  Do you know if this is enough?  Did you have some leftover?  Yes, they gave me the chair bow measurements so I will cut them at home.  Thank you so much for your help!!!!  I still have not decided on decor for the tables and it is stressing me out!  LOL  Did you happen to hit the WalMart in Cancun?  I was told that I could purchase candles and vases there but I'm curious as to the selection they may or may not have. 

                    Amanda, I'm trying to look into placing an online order with Walmart for in-store pickup at a Walmart in Cancun, but so far I haven't had much luck. You can't do it through the US store - Walmart-Mexico is a separate entity.  Walmart-Mexico's site says that you can place an order online for in store pickup, but the site seems to be down while they "make improvements" and I can't get to the shopping. I'm convinced this is the best way to beat the problems with bringing things in with you vs worrying about them having what you want when you need it.  Unfortunately for me, I'm going to have to figure something else out - my wedding is less than 3 weeks away!  Not sure when your wedding is and if you have time to wait and see if they sort it out.  The website is www.walmart.com.mx  If you want more info about what I found out feel free to ask.  



                    #310 gillianr718

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                      Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

                      Hi Kaela, Amanda or anyone else reading, 

                       

                      Could you send me a copy of whatever letters you sent in advance or gave (or will give) to your guests when they arrived, in a welcome bag or whatever?  And for those already married, is there anything else you wished you added to your letters...  tips about the resort?  gillianr718 @ gmail.com

                       

                      Thanks!!!






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