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#1321 Mya062813

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    Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:50 AM

    Originally Posted by meganwitt 

    Mya,

     

    So the resort photographer that comes with the package is only around for 1 hour? We have the Divine wedding package. We are bringing a friend, but thought of using them for our "trash the dress" photo shoot. 

    Yes the resort photgrapher included in the Divine wedding package included coverage for 1 hr, 24 photos & a photo book.



    #1322 eebalv

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      Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:00 AM

      Leigh3124, 

       

      Thanks for all of the great information!  I'm getting married at NOW this December and starting to get all of our details together.  I'm working with wedding planner, Anel.  After reading your input, I wish I had Ramon!  Did you find that communicating prior to the wedding was slow and difficult?  

       

      In regards to your chair bows, you said Ramon didn't charge you to put them on - that's awesome!  Did you find they were somewhat flexible in terms of negotiating for some of those smaller charge items?  

       

      Last question: did you use the onsite salon for hair & makeup?  If so, I would LOVE some feedback!  

       

      Thanks!

       

      eb



      #1323 meganwitt

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      Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

      Just curious if any brides aren't extending their reception? I don't think we are going to so that would mean we are done around 10pm. I think I've read they have a disco area we could head to or I was thinking just hitting up a bar to keep the party going. What are other brides doing or did in the past?

       

      Also when do most people use the champagne toast? I was thinking during dinner and speeches, but now I'm thinking after the ceremony while we take a big group picture and before the cocktail hour. This whole time line is rather confusing to try and get the most of everything.

       

      Thanks Ladies!



      #1324 Mya062813

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        Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

        Just curious if any brides aren't extending their reception? I don't think we are going to so that would mean we are done around 10pm. I think I've read they have a disco area we could head to or I was thinking just hitting up a bar to keep the party going. What are other brides doing or did in the past? Also when do most people use the champagne toast? I was thinking during dinner and speeches, but now I'm thinking after the ceremony while we take a big group picture and before the cocktail hour. This whole time line is rather confusing to try and get the most of everything. Thanks Ladies!

        We had them serve the champagne after the ceremony while we were taking pics. It worked out nicely since the bar for cocktail hour wasn't open yet

        #1325 bbbride

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          Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:31 PM

          Just curious if any brides aren't extending their reception? I don't think we are going to so that would mean we are done around 10pm. I think I've read they have a disco area we could head to or I was thinking just hitting up a bar to keep the party going. What are other brides doing or did in the past? Also when do most people use the champagne toast? I was thinking during dinner and speeches, but now I'm thinking after the ceremony while we take a big group picture and before the cocktail hour. This whole time line is rather confusing to try and get the most of everything. Thanks Ladies!

          I'm not extending the reception. Just can't justify the extra cost. I think we'll head to the disco. If you have a big enough party you can make it you're own party in there anyway. My friend got married at dreams and we went to their disco and had a blast! If you have a fun group you'll have fun anywhere. :)

          #1326 Riviera Bride14

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            Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:04 AM

            Originally Posted by meganwitt 

            Just curious if any brides aren't extending their reception? I don't think we are going to so that would mean we are done around 10pm. I think I've read they have a disco area we could head to or I was thinking just hitting up a bar to keep the party going. What are other brides doing or did in the past?

             

            Also when do most people use the champagne toast? I was thinking during dinner and speeches, but now I'm thinking after the ceremony while we take a big group picture and before the cocktail hour. This whole time line is rather confusing to try and get the most of everything.

             

            Thanks Ladies!

            I dont plan to extend ours either. I am hoping to have the cocktail hour at 5:30 followed by the reception around 6:30-9:30 and then head to the diso or whatever the group wishes to keep the party going and the parents or whomever who wishes to call it a night can if they choose.

             

            I am also undecided on when to have the champagne toast as well, I was leaning towards having the champagne toast to lead off the reception and such. The time line of events is also a bit confusing for me as well. Any past brides care to share a brief timeline of how they scheduled their day?



            #1327 zeman321

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              Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

              Originally Posted by meganwitt 

              Just curious if any brides aren't extending their reception? I don't think we are going to so that would mean we are done around 10pm. I think I've read they have a disco area we could head to or I was thinking just hitting up a bar to keep the party going. What are other brides doing or did in the past?

               

              Also when do most people use the champagne toast? I was thinking during dinner and speeches, but now I'm thinking after the ceremony while we take a big group picture and before the cocktail hour. This whole time line is rather confusing to try and get the most of everything.

               

              Thanks Ladies!

              I don't think we will extend the reception either...would rather spend the money elsewhere! We plan on going to the disco or just the lobby bar. Wherever everyone wants to go. I agree that you will have fun anywhere!



              #1328 zeman321

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                Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

                I have a question for all of you that have already sent save the dates. We are getting ready to order save the dates for my daughters wedding and I wondered what info you included on yours. Did you give any travel info or just your wedding website? She really didn't want to do a website, so I wondered if you think it would be OK to include the TA's name and number on the back or even on a separate page included in the envelope? I really need some input here.  Oh, and we finally got the official confirmation for Oct. 25, 2014! YAY!



                #1329 DinaQtobe

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                Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:34 AM

                Originally Posted by zeman321 

                I have a question for all of you that have already sent save the dates. We are getting ready to order save the dates for my daughters wedding and I wondered what info you included on yours. Did you give any travel info or just your wedding website? She really didn't want to do a website, so I wondered if you think it would be OK to include the TA's name and number on the back or even on a separate page included in the envelope? I really need some input here.  Oh, and we finally got the official confirmation for Oct. 25, 2014! YAY!


                My save the date was very simple.  It had pictures of my FI and I, and said the date of our wedding and the resort/location.  I used created a special wedding e-mail address, and sent them out via e-mail.  In that e-mail I had the wedding website listed. 

                Could your daughter create a wedding e-mail address where guests can contact for further information? (That way it's all consolidated to one e-mail address vs hers, yours, his, etc).  Say something like "please e-mail wedding@yahoo.com to request more information"...or something similar?



                #1330 FutureMrsBlaze

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                  Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:54 AM

                  We also were planning on hitting up the disco after we are done. I think a lot of people have done that who don't extend the reception. I'm a little confused on the decorations though...it sounds like some people say they have been charged to have them set up the decorations they bring and others have got it done for free? Anyone else have input on that? We are bringing mostly all our own (except ordering flowers there) so I just want to be prepared one way or the other. Thanks!

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