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#1511 CAmomofbride

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    Posted 07 September 2013 - 03:57 PM

    Thanks so much for you're insight into the NOW sapphire and all we need to know to plan. Can you remember who your dj was? You said he was from the resort and really kept things lively. We'd like to request him by name if we can.

    #1512 Riviera Bride14

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      Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:00 AM

      Hi Brides,

       

      Does any one know the measurements of the round tables and the square tables and about approx how many people each seats?

       

       

      Also has anyone opted to purchase and bring a bose sound system instead of renting the resorts hourly. We will be a small group under 25 ppl and dont need an extreme sound system for dancing or anything, just something to connect a mic to so my guests can hear well enough for speaking and for first dance and background music.  Have any past brides used one?

       

      Thanks for your time ladies, happy planning!!



      #1513 niknic456

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        Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:42 AM

        Hi Brides, Does any one know the measurements of the round tables and the square tables and about approx how many people each seats? Also has anyone opted to purchase and bring a bose sound system instead of renting the resorts hourly. We will be a small group under 25 ppl and dont need an extreme sound system for dancing or anything, just something to connect a mic to so my guests can hear well enough for speaking and for first dance and background music.  Have any past brides used one? Thanks for your time ladies, happy planning!!

        There is post by a bride(maybe 8-10 pages back) who spoke about how she used a Bose system and ipod and it worked out great. Her reception was on tequila terrace so they set up the speakers on the wooden railing around the terrace. Also in previous posts other brides have also used alternative music options. I've read all posts from page 1 and have learned a lot!!!!!

        #1514 mollyes

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          Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:39 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Riviera Bride14 
           

          Hi Brides,

           

          Does any one know the measurements of the round tables and the square tables and about approx how many people each seats?

           

           

          Also has anyone opted to purchase and bring a bose sound system instead of renting the resorts hourly. We will be a small group under 25 ppl and dont need an extreme sound system for dancing or anything, just something to connect a mic to so my guests can hear well enough for speaking and for first dance and background music.  Have any past brides used one?

           

          Thanks for your time ladies, happy planning!!

           

          As for tables - here is what Anel sent me when I asked. They seat 10 (although we had 2 people randomly join another table and the 12 seemed to work fine as well:



          #1515 mollyes

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            Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by CAmomofbride 

            Thanks so much for you're insight into the NOW sapphire and all we need to know to plan. Can you remember who your dj was? You said he was from the resort and really kept things lively. We'd like to request him by name if we can.

             

            I'll ask Anel and get back to you. Also feel free to tell her to book the same DJ as the Smith-Schroeder wedding on July 20.



            #1516 cmoreno

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              Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Riviera Bride14 
               

              Hi Brides,

               

              Does any one know the measurements of the round tables and the square tables and about approx how many people each seats?

               

               

              Also has anyone opted to purchase and bring a bose sound system instead of renting the resorts hourly. We will be a small group under 25 ppl and dont need an extreme sound system for dancing or anything, just something to connect a mic to so my guests can hear well enough for speaking and for first dance and background music.  Have any past brides used one?

               

              Thanks for your time ladies, happy planning!!

              Here you go, dear! Ramon said these seat 8 - 10 people. I don't know about the square tables though. 



              #1517 FutureMrsBlaze

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                Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:42 AM

                I'm having such a hard time deciding on whether or not to go w/the resort's photographers! I feel like I've read both positive and negative things. Anyone have any recent experience w/them??!! Does anyone knoe the name of the company? Thank you!!!



                #1518 bbbride

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                  Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:01 PM

                  I'm having such a hard time deciding on whether or not to go w/the resort's photographers! I feel like I've read both positive and negative things. Anyone have any recent experience w/them??!! Does anyone knoe the name of the company? Thank you!!!

                  The company is Adventure Photos. Honestly I'm using them for something else, either a family photo shoot or having them photograph my welcome cocktail hour. It depends on how important photography is to you. It's one of my top priorities so I hired a photog here and I'm flying her down with me. I just have to pay her travel fees and she and her husband do 8 hours shooting. It's MUCH cheaper than hiring a photog down there. If you plan on hiring a photog in Mexico I suggest Juan Navarro. He did my friends wedding at dreams and did an amazing job. He's a little out of my budget. My photographer I'm bring is meettheburks.com Good luck!

                  #1519 cmoreno

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                    Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:33 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by FutureMrsBlaze 
                     

                    I'm having such a hard time deciding on whether or not to go w/the resort's photographers! I feel like I've read both positive and negative things. Anyone have any recent experience w/them??!! Does anyone knoe the name of the company? Thank you!!!

                     

                    I did A LOT of research before choosing our photographer... my blunt recommendation is DO NOT go with the resort's photographers. I have read many reviews about their work being mediocre and sub-pair. I personally rather save money somewhere else, and not on choosing the photographer who will document the most important day of our lives. That's my humble opinion.



                    #1520 meganwitt

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                    Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:09 PM

                    Hi Ladies,

                     

                    I am not going with the resort photographer mainly because they are very expensive and the package that comes with only includes 1 hour of photos and 40 images. Another bride on here suggested .amorcitocorazonstudio.com they are a husband and wife duo. They were the most reasonably priced as we are on a tight budget. We are going to use the resort photographer for our "trash the dress" 

                     

                    As for the disco, does anyone know if there is an age limit? I have a niece and nephew coming down and after the reception we would like to go there, but they will only be 16 and 14. 

                     

                    Thanks for info on welcome dinner. We are still debating that might be the last minute idea. But $25/pp doesn't sound bad in order to have everyone together unless people think going to a restaurant with a group for 30 isn't bad? Any tips? 

                     

                    Thanks ladies,

                    Megan






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