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#1111 Alana LM

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    Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

    Amber, my thoughts exactly. I didn't want to do any of this planning, I didn't want the stress and now that's all it is. Feels like a big fiasco!! I was even trying to add on days and because they are so booked we can't.  :(

    You know SunWing already dropped the ball on us and had to move me to this resort, neglected to tell me that half of our guests don't count towards the room allowance (and can't fly SunWing with us or be part of the 'group') and now if this goes poorly ... I don't know.  Will it be the end of my world no, but now that I've gone and put all this effort into it I'll be quite disappointed.  KWIM.

    #1112 SommerC

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      Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

      Hey Girls,


      Ok so I got my decor today & have been playing around all night with it. I received a price list of decor & centerpieces at the hotel & they are beyond ridiculous! I need to order a few more things, I accidently ordered fushia organza overlays instead of runners so I thing it looks a little overpowering. I'm not sure why you girls are having such a hard time with where your receptions are being held. I'm pretty sure that mine is going to be in a banquet style room which is private to my guests only, maybe is that because I don't want it at a restaurant with other ppl around? Also, how do you know that the hotel is overbooked & your guests are not by each other? I haven't been given any info regarding over capacity. As far as I'm concerned weddings being held should get 1st priority to the hotel since they are such a big event! Can't wait to see how all of beautiful weddings with all of our hard work will turn out :) As much as I am stressing like everyone else we must know that they will make each of our weddings the most special day of our lives! 



      #1113 SommerC

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        Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

        Wow, your decor it all so beautiful! Great job! Where did you get the pearls from?

        #1114 suzzMF

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          Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:47 AM

          Alana - Love those decorations, very classy.  Where did you get those paper luminary bags from?



          I'm starting to look into decorations and getting some ideas, but its not easy, when you dont know where your reception is going to be. I hope we will get some reviews from upcoming brides about the choices and what we are working with.


          Good luck everyone.

          #1115 AshaJ

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            Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:02 PM

            Try looking up HBCphoto.com his prices are pretty good and all the reviews that I have read are really good. My pkg is about $950 that includes the wreck the dress day but no actual prints (I figure I can just print them myself). However you will have to buy a day pass for him to come on the resort...think it's about $80.

            #1116 AshaJ

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              Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:39 PM

              Alana thanks for sharing, your decorations look great....making me second guest my own lol. I'll post pictures of mine this weekend. Acutie I feel ur pain girl! I hope that it all works out for you, totally agree with you on the DW thing to cut back on the stress.... That was my thought as well :( My wedding planner is Cristina and I sent her an email in early Feb that I still havent gotten a response too gggrrrrr. I'm trying to take the advice we were given and hope for the best.

              #1117 mandycross

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                Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

                Apparently there is a new permanent gazebo structure at the fountain.  Check it out ladies...


                #1118 Sani

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                  Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

                  Hey guys


                  I've been reading this thread and find it quite overwhelming. We are getting married on May 21 this year which is coming up soon. We have a very small party, around 15 people. 

                  We're already legally married, so we're just doing a small symbolic ceremony. 

                  I've booked the photographer & videographer externally and initially we were going to go with the cheapest package and, since there are so few of us, just book a dinner at one of the restaurants ourselves. But now after reading through all these threads, it seems like it is not possible to make a reservation ahead of time and I do not want to end up waiting for an hour to get a table at a restaurant.


                  My question is, are there any brides out there that had a small wedding party and which package did you choose?

                  I'm pretty sure I'm not going to bring in a DJ at this point but I am concerned about the reception/dinner location. 

                  The big difference between the more expensive packages seems to be the photographer + dinner but since we already have the photographer booked dinner seems to be the main concern at this point.


                  Thank you all for your insights and any helpful tips you can provide!

                  #1119 SommerC

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                    Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:29 PM

                    to bring your photographer its $150pp for the stupid "vendor" fee, truly just another way to rip us off.

                    #1120 SommerC

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                      Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:37 PM

                      @ sani- we are getting married this april and I actually sat down to do all the reading & fine print today & a lot has changed since I booked. We have 24 including bride & groom so we are a small bunch too. I have booked HDC for our photography(wayyy better than any of the pkgs the hotel has) and they had really great reviews. Also, we are getting DJ Mannia to come, even though we have to pay the vendor fees for both they are still cheaper & get a whole lot more for your $$. The DJ/MC service is 4hrs

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