For the rooms - for our options there is an oceanview room which is basically a hotel room, and the next step up is the junior suite which has a few steps going down into a living type area with a couch. It costs about $100 extra I believe.
For the table runners, I will just see how much it will cost to rent them for week and get one of our guests to return them ( because we are staying our second week at Dreams)
Flowers- I like your idea of mostly white and a few red ones , since I am not using orange anywhere else in the wedding! Thanks
I am still undecided on the photographer, Marcels work looks great, I may hire someone that my videographer recommends now, so many decisions to make, its stressfull wondering if you are making the right ones being so far away!!
Your centrepieces are beautiful~! How do you plan to get the vases down? just bring in your luggage? Or purchase when you get to Cabo?
I don't have a rehearsal dinner set up, I tried to contact the coordinator a while ago and she told me that they would contact me a few months before the wedding. I'm hoping that is something we can do when we get there. Did you get a sheet regarding the rehearsal dinner? Because I don't think I have any info, can you send it to me if you do have something? P.s I heard the fusion resturarant is a good choice for rehearsal dinner from a previous Riu bride.
I am such a nerd right now, on this site super lots to get ideas , keep me posted , I'm waiting anxiously for Crys to come back on , I want to see how her wedding went !
Are you bringing any paper lanterns or anything? Do you know if they supply any?
Originally Posted by kary
That is great that your agent was able to book so many guests so early. My TA wasn't able to reserve us a fixed number of seats on the plane since we have people coming and leaving on all different days and times. Oh well, I did just send out another e-mail on our travel plans, and I think we now have 14 people booked!
I checked out your wedding website, sooo cute! I am confused on the pricing though...what is the Ocean view room? Is that a suite? I thought they are all suites?
You guys are very lucky with the prices your guests can pay for 7 days...We live in MI, so 7 nights for our guests in the Jr. Suite Ocean view is $1,827.00 per person! No wonder you have so many people booked, that is a great deal you have!
As for the table runners, that sounds like a great idea! How do you know how long you will need them?
The flowers: Are you going to incorporate the orange anywhere else in the wedding? I think if you had your girls carry mostly white roses, but mix a few red in between it would look awesome. If you are looking for a pop of color, the two mixed together will give you that effect.
If you go on Marcel's website/blog he has an excel spread sheet that will give you pricing based on the number of hours you want. I think it ends up being somewhere around $300.00 per hour. He ended up being $300.00 cheaper than the RIU photographers, but you also have to pay the $300.00 photo vendor fee if you are going to use him. I think that is such a dumb fee the RIU charges. We are paying a good amount of money for the wedding package and should be able to use whoever we want.
I attached a picture of what I would like to do for the centerpieces. I am thinking of using hot pink flowers since my colors are fuchsia and kelly green. I think I will fill the vase with water and put a floating candle on top too.
I love that you are having the reception at the Baja Norte. I really want to have it there also, but I don't want to pay the per person rate for food, since we are having a huge AHR when we get back, and have to feed and provide booze for people all over again
Did you set up the cocktail hour with the wedding coordinator yet? Or is that part of having the private package?
I have been reading all of these blogs about rehearsal dinners...Do you have one set up yet? I wonder if they cost extra? I know that the info sheet I got from my coordinator has the rehersal dinner listed as the buffet. That makes me feel like if you want to have it elsewhere then you have to pay for it.??
I also feel your concern on having other weddings the day of your wedding. There is one planned 2 hours after mine...but I know I booked first because I remember having all of the times open as options to me. I wonder who the coordinator will contact first...EEEK!
Keep me updated!