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#901 hayleymarch13

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    Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:17 AM

    Hi - question please for previous Now Sapphire brides.....I am thinking of getting my own ipod speakers to save renting their system at $150an hour. Did anyone take their own and if so was your own loud enough (mine will only be needed during the meal as I can use theirs for the ceremony and have a saxophonist for the cocktail hour) and only have a table of 22 and so I only want it as background music anyway. Also if you took your own did you have somewhere near to the table to plug them in?

     

    Getting married in 5 weeks today and so onto the final details! xx



    #902 LTLFAITHY

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      Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

      Originally Posted by KelsDavidson62 

      Can anyone give advice about how to choose dinner selections and appetizers? Anel, told me I could give my guest two choices, so I want to make sure I am picking the best options. Also, the appetizers do not have any descriptions. Previous brides what did you choose and what do you recommend or not recommend?


      This is driving me nuts too! And even though the dinner options do have a little bit of a description, it's not much. I've asked more than once if she could describe the "Beef Tournedos Duo" and this is a direct quote of her response, " THE BEEF TOURNEDOS DUO IS A DUO OF BEEF" Seriously??

       

       

      And she told me that because we are offering the guests a choice that we would have to give her a seating plan, but I assumed that she meant who will be at what tables. We don't have to actually do assigned seating for every table, right??


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      #903 normas09

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        Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

        Thanks for the list! I'm in the planning stages and this definitely gives me an idea of what to expect. Congratulations!



        #904 Llkrik1010

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          Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

          Hi Ladies,

          I thought I would post some pictures of decorations and set-up to ease some minds. Here are a few:

           

           

              

          Spa (newly renovated but small)                                            

           

          Ceremony set-up with bows and flowers

           

           

                

          Tequila Terrace from the beach                                                    Reception set-up with centerpieces and glowing lanterns

           

           

                

          Bride & Groom table                                                                   Cake

           

          Let me know if you want pictures of anything else?  I can try and see if I have a picture of it!!

          Lauren



          #905 Llkrik1010

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            Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

            Also, I previously posted a review that may answer many of your questions, but I posted it in the wrong spot.  You may want to take a look:

             

            http://www.bestdesti...un/reviews/6308

             

            Happy Planning!

            Lauren



            #906 melnryluvco

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              Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

              Originally Posted by hayleymarch13 

              Hi - question please for previous Now Sapphire brides.....I am thinking of getting my own ipod speakers to save renting their system at $150an hour. Did anyone take their own and if so was your own loud enough (mine will only be needed during the meal as I can use theirs for the ceremony and have a saxophonist for the cocktail hour) and only have a table of 22 and so I only want it as background music anyway. Also if you took your own did you have somewhere near to the table to plug them in?

               

              Getting married in 5 weeks today and so onto the final details! xx

              Hi Hayley,

              We invested in getting a portable Bose sound system. This lil thing ROCKS. One of the other girls on here did the same thing. It was $299 at Target plus we got the Geek Squad protection plan for $50. It covers EVERYTHING except lost/stolen equipment. You should go test one out at Target. It's about the size of a medium Bible. It's sleek, black, and works on Bluetooth. We're just planning on having background/first dance music and I know it'll be perfect. It gets really loud and it is crystal clear....natually, I mean it is a Bose.  With a party as small as yours or ours (ie 25) we can even just put it on the table if we have to. I know I haven't been there and used it yet but speaking from someone who's bought it and tested it I think you will be happy with the Bose. For the cost of less than 2 hours of renting their sound system  you can have something that will last you a long time. I even promised my FI that it could be his "lil wedding toy" since he said I'm getting spoiled  with all the wedding stuff. HE HE HE I'm not complaining. Good luck to you.

              Best,

              Melissa



              #907 melnryluvco

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                Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

                Originally Posted by LTLFAITHY 


                This is driving me nuts too! And even though the dinner options do have a little bit of a description, it's not much. I've asked more than once if she could describe the "Beef Tournedos Duo" and this is a direct quote of her response, " THE BEEF TOURNEDOS DUO IS A DUO OF BEEF" Seriously??

                 

                 

                And she told me that because we are offering the guests a choice that we would have to give her a seating plan, but I assumed that she meant who will be at what tables. We don't have to actually do assigned seating for every table, right??

                OH MYYYY GOD!! I literally lol'd...the FI is staring at me like I'm a crazy lady. "The Duo of Beef is a A Duo of Beef" Hot  Damn that is hilarious! Sorry I know it's probably not as funny and more frustrating but you have to laugh at this kinda stuff or it'll make you cry or pull your hair out or drink excessively. So to my understanding they need a seating plan so they know what dinner goes where and to whom. You may be able to get away with this by saying "There's 4 Chicken and 6 Beef at Table 3"  and then have the guests with corresponding colored name cards (ie Coral = Chicken Aqua = Beef). We only have 25 going and we're doing one long table so I kinda had to do a seating chart. Honestly, I'm ready to just say throw the food down and we'll take care of it family style. Way less stress then worrying about who sits where and who's going to be offended if they're not seating in a certain place. Anyways, let me know what they have to say.



                #908 meganator22

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                Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

                I see all you ladies saying you guys get a kick back for booking so many rooms. Should I ask our travel agent? Also did you guys have to choose from having people put down "deposits" or a "promo code (which apparently you don't get a locked down rate, you may or may not owe more) If that makes any sense at all. Thanks so much. 



                #909 hayleymarch13

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                  Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

                  Melissa,

                   

                  Thank you so much for your advise, sounds like a great sound system. I will let you know how we get on with it after the date as I see yours follows in May! Thanks again x



                  #910 TauruSmith

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                  Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

                  Originally Posted by meganator22 

                  I see all you ladies saying you guys get a kick back for booking so many rooms. Should I ask our travel agent? Also did you guys have to choose from having people put down "deposits" or a "promo code (which apparently you don't get a locked down rate, you may or may not owe more) If that makes any sense at all. Thanks so much. 

                  Chedck with your travel agent. It is probably different depending on their relationship with the resort! We put a deposit down for a certain numberof rooms in order to ensure availability.






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