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#261 KK2013

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:49 AM

Originally Posted by imnotarunner 

Ok ladies I need your suggestions! I need your help it's giving me anxiety.

For those brides who are doing their ceremony on the Gabi bridge, once you guys kiss and walk back down the aisle...where do you go?
Will you stick around to take pics?

Is there a non-awkward way to exit the ceremony?
In a typical wedding, after bride/groom exit the "church" or ceremony site, the guests throw rice or do some "send off" right? But...you're a bridge, where do we go from there?

I feel like there's no smooth transition.

Do we stop at the end of the bridge near the Gabi Club? What do we do?
HELP!!


I think we will just stand on the sand at the end at the Gabi Club and say hello to everyone as they exit (like a receiving line).  After everyone proceeds through, we will go off to take pictures.  If anything gets thrown, it would need to be as you walk down the aisle together.  We are just doing the maracas and "shake at the kiss'.   Hope this helps :)



#262 conomo85

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    Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:01 AM

    Hello Ladies,

     

    Does anyone have a list of all the extra add-ons? Anything not included in the aqua package...



    #263 Rola Nabhan

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      Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

      Where are you ordering your maracas from? are you personalizing them? Also I am thinking of getting sparklers to be used during reception (looks amazing in pics taken at night), but I was wondering what the resort meant by "rose petal storm"- are they reffering to just roses thrown at bride and groom?

      Also is anyone getting a cigar roller for the welcome party or reception?



      #264 KK2013

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      Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

      Originally Posted by Rola Nabhan 

      Where are you ordering your maracas from? are you personalizing them? Also I am thinking of getting sparklers to be used during reception (looks amazing in pics taken at night), but I was wondering what the resort meant by "rose petal storm"- are they reffering to just roses thrown at bride and groom?

      Also is anyone getting a cigar roller for the welcome party or reception?


      On the maracas, I am waiting to hear back from the resort.  She said she had a source for the hand painted ones.  Waiting to hear the cost on that.  If it's too much, I may just buy them on 5th Ave.  There were multiple places that had them for $1 each, and I would bet if you are buying a ton they would even negotiate the price.  That is probably the route I will take.  Plus, you don't need to deal with getting them to Mexico which is a plus. Yes,  I think the rose petal storm is just people throwing them.  I was going to get the cigar roller, but a friend of mine who is big on cigars said that you shouldn't smoke the fresh rolled ones right away and they should sit for about 2 weeks--it would be better for people to take them home.  Given that, I think I will just buy a box for people to smoke if they wish, at the Welcome BBQ.



      #265 KK2013

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      Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:29 AM

      Originally Posted by ladybugg 

      Hey KK, 

       

      I too was struggling so hard to find the exact colour I wanted - originally I wanted a light lilac/lavender BUT all the designers colours were way too grey undertoned or too bright purple - soooooo I had a bit of freakout and may just order a dark plum/purple instead - I'm hoping it won't look too weird being in a tropical setting - any ideas or helpful hints!!!

       

      I went with the Aqua Package so we could have a plated dinner, but am keeping the Chill Out Chic decor because I wanted the orchids as part of the colour scheme! UGH I'm so frustrated with everything! Not to mention I sent a photo of a very simple centrepiece (a few hydrangea blooms and an orchid stem or 2) and I was quoted $500 a table!!! That is a bit extreme so now I'm trying to do my own centrepieces and bring them with me!!!

       

      Hahaha sorry for the little vent session - but try not to stress too much about the colour - my fiance keeps telling me not to stress the little things we can't control - but I know that it's hard and frustrating when you can't find exactly what you're looking for!


      WOWWW...I can't believe they charged that much for centerpieces!  Maybe because of the hydrangeas?  Since they are not native to Mexico, and perhaps out of season depending on your date?

       

      Thank you for your kind words on the color!  Best of luck to you too!  :)



      #266 KK2013

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      Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

      Originally Posted by ladybugg 

      Hey KK, 

       

      I too was struggling so hard to find the exact colour I wanted - originally I wanted a light lilac/lavender BUT all the designers colours were way too grey undertoned or too bright purple - soooooo I had a bit of freakout and may just order a dark plum/purple instead - I'm hoping it won't look too weird being in a tropical setting - any ideas or helpful hints!!!

       

      I went with the Aqua Package so we could have a plated dinner, but am keeping the Chill Out Chic decor because I wanted the orchids as part of the colour scheme! UGH I'm so frustrated with everything! Not to mention I sent a photo of a very simple centrepiece (a few hydrangea blooms and an orchid stem or 2) and I was quoted $500 a table!!! That is a bit extreme so now I'm trying to do my own centrepieces and bring them with me!!!

       

      Hahaha sorry for the little vent session - but try not to stress too much about the colour - my fiance keeps telling me not to stress the little things we can't control - but I know that it's hard and frustrating when you can't find exactly what you're looking for!


      Oof...I just got prices on centerpieces.  Now thinking it's the orchids that are the expensive part.  Might want to stay away from those. Roses and others were a lot cheaper.



      #267 mrsreimonenq

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        Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

        Posted Image We chose this centerpiece along with votive candles for each table...it's right at $100 per table.

        #268 HarborLiving

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          Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

          It's official We booked the wedding may 10 2013... Yay! Chose to get married on the boardwalk and reception at the gabi club..welcome dinner will be hosted at the poolside ...really wanted the beach for welcome dinner but seemed to narrow to accommodate all guests. I'm actually still here at the resort and it's amazing!!!!! Wedding planner Ana is absolutely wonderful...sheis actually one of the main reasons why I chose the resort..she just makes you feel at ease.. She has done this for years and knows basically everything! She is so sweet! Ps..It's $3 per room to place welcome bages and they do not shut down restaurants for private events...if you need to make reservations for a group of 20 or more you just need to tell them ahead of time ( 2 weeks before wedding ) I am working with perla for design..very nice and experienced. Also decided to work with blue lens..they seemed great and it's just more convenient with them already on premises... At this point we are just trying to negotiate prices....I will post pics when I get back!!!!

          Hi Rola!! We are confirmed for May 11, 2013! Congrats

          #269 HarborLiving

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            Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

            Hey Rola! Long time no see;). Post a pic of your save the dates, I know they're beautiful! As for the aisle runner (I'll be taking your advice about the bridge), we're going to have a monogram one made here and bring it to the hotel. We have 27 people booked so far (including myself and the groom). We're waiting to receive our invitations from the designer, and we're sending them out towards the end of November. Hope all else is well ladies!;) P.S. Is anyone else starting to see their friends/families 'true colors' now that its time to put some money where their mouth is (pay deposits/book, etc.)?

            Totally a shock to see how many people cannot make it. Makes me feel a bit guilty about going abroad, but our guest had almost a year... Smh :)

            #270 HarborLiving

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              Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

              I just sent out my invites, I am hoping a good number show (like 20-30).  My relatives have already started to back out ugh. Oh well their loss. It hurts but whatever. lame excuses(even when I offered to help with hotel costs)

              It does hurt a bit... "True Colors" indeed. On a positive note, some family and friends have really steps up with booking and other duties... So excited!!!




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