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Yes! That was our wedding!!!! As long as you are talking about March 8th :)

 

Congrats! That is so awesome! You should have listened to the bridal party and come down! 

 

Are you going to have a destination wedding as well? Have you decided on anything yet?

 

Yes it was March 8!

 

And yes we are having a DW! We are getting married at Marina Maroma and reception at El Dorado Royale :)

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Hi everyone! Does anyone have a schedule of the wedding day events that they want to share?

 

I am not 100% sure where to put things like speeches and cutting the cake etc....It also feels a bit rushed I guess.  Is anyone else struggling with this??  I have listed my rough draft below

 

12:30-3:00pm:  getting ready (Hair/makeup etc)

3:00- Photographer arrives and takes "getting ready" photos

4:00- Ceremony

4:30- champagne toast and group photo

4:30-5:45- Formal photos and photos down on beach

6:00- Everyone moves over to dinner tables/MC gives welcome speech and quick toast

6:15-7:00- Dinner

7:00-7:45- Speeches/toasts

7:45ish- first dance and then switch the music to Party Playlist

7:50-8:30- Dancing

8:30ish- cut the cake and hit the pinata

8:30-10:30- more dancing and fun

 

Also does anyone know if a 5 hour photography package starting at 3:00pm would end at 8:00pm? or is the break where the photographers have dinner not counted so it would be something like 3:00pm-9:00ish?

 

Thanks for any responses!

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Hi everyone! Does anyone have a schedule of the wedding day events that they want to share?

 

I am not 100% sure where to put things like speeches and cutting the cake etc....It also feels a bit rushed I guess.  Is anyone else struggling with this??  I have listed my rough draft below

 

12:30-3:00pm:  getting ready (Hair/makeup etc)

3:00- Photographer arrives and takes "getting ready" photos

4:00- Ceremony

4:30- champagne toast and group photo

4:30-5:45- Formal photos and photos down on beach

6:00- Everyone moves over to dinner tables/MC gives welcome speech and quick toast

6:15-7:00- Dinner

7:00-7:45- Speeches/toasts

7:45ish- first dance and then switch the music to Party Playlist

7:50-8:30- Dancing

8:30ish- cut the cake and hit the pinata

8:30-10:30- more dancing and fun

 

Also does anyone know if a 5 hour photography package starting at 3:00pm would end at 8:00pm? or is the break where the photographers have dinner not counted so it would be something like 3:00pm-9:00ish?

 

Thanks for any responses!

 

Hello Shmanderz!

 

That's sounds really cool!

 

Considering that there is precisely a time when little work is done, time becomes a photographer regularly as continuous because the more hours you hire the hourly cost is less, if you want to see how we handle this, we invite you to watch our work and our prices. 
 
On the other hand, the speeches can mix them with dinner, so we have seen that they do in some weddings.

 

Please take a look at our photography work http://www.OctavioMontes.com

 

We wish the best for all of you, and would be a pleasure to be with you that day!!

 

if you have doubts or questions gladly attend you your doubts.

 

Have a nice day, Grettings!   :)

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Hi everyone!

I am about 10 weeks away and I thought I would post a summary of what I have planned so far for anyone interested:

 

-Wedding Day:  Saturday, May 10, 2014

-Guest Count: 30 (About 105 room nights)

-Symbolic Ceremony + Complimentary package

 

Welcome Dinner:

-Infinity Terrace the first night we arrive (7:00pm-10:00pm). 

-I have rented two strings of paper lanterns from Zuniga for lighting and just going to have an ipod speaker for music. I chose an Imperial table setup (one long table) with the complimentary standard linens. Dinner will be buffet (not sure about menu choice yet).  I am bringing a bunch of electric candles from home to place down the table (Will be using these for reception as well…$50+ centerpiece rentals is ridiculous! No thanks! lol).  Planning to hand out OOT bags and play an icebreaker game that I created after dinner.

I ordered customized shot glasses to put on each persons plate for the icebreaker game (It has some bride/groom trivia plus some cards say “Take a shot” etc, so will be pretty fun)

 

 

Wedding Day! (Ceremony @ 4:00pm)

-Hair & makeup:  Beach Palace Salon @ 12:00pm (Plan to use resort credits for this)

-Flowers:  Maya Floral (Marvin) …$425 for bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaids, 3 boutonnieres & cake flowers.  Dropping off flowers in lobby to avoid vendor fee.

-Zuniga:   Pink lights under tables, Lounge Palms, Candle Steps, Paper lantern strings, floating candles for pool, piñata, Lounge seating area and low lounge table. (About $1500)

-JSAV:  Robotic light trees for dance area, Gobo, Lighting for lounge palms, ipod music setup and 1 speaker and microphone. ($1000)

-Centerpieces:  Bringing electric candles from home (keep it very simple with soft/glowy light)

-Photography:  Del Sol Photography (Juan).  5 Hour package (3:00pm arrival)

-Ceremony:  4:00pm skyterrace.  Complimentary set up.  I ordered paper fans to put on each seat and am just using the provided CD/ipod music for the ceremony. Keeping the ceremony super simple and keeping it short.  (We just want to party! J)

-Cocktail Hour: 5:00pm South Skyterrace Ocean side.  Standard décor.  Appetizers:  Cold Hors D’oeuvres Menu.  Ordered customized napkins and coasters in my wedding colours for the tables.

-Reception: 6:00pm (Extended until 10:00 hopefully 11:00 or later!)

-Dinner buffet: Cajun Menu

-Standard complimentary table décor.  1 sweetheart table, 2 tables of 8, 1 table of 10.

-Ordered:  disposable cameras for the tables, starfish tealight candle favors to put on each plate, seating place cards have a little  metal starfish charm attached and the placecard table will be decorated with the complimentary bridal bouquet flowers that I am not using during the ceremony since I ordered from Maya Floral.  I also ordered a piñata from Zuniga which I have to bring candy for so that should be a fun addition to the night!

 

Ok well I think that is all I have for now.  If anyone has any planning questions I would be happy to help J

Good luck with your plans!!

-Amanda

Hi!  We are getting married June 30, 2014 and have yet to book a photographer.  My plan is to pay the outside vendor fee and use Del Sol.  If you don't mind me asking, how much are they charging you for 5 hrs??

Nicole, I used an outside vendor.his name is Gonzalo Nunez and he was amazing! I highly recommend him! I didn't even mention the vendor fee to any of the wedding coordinators.. I just told them I wanted to buy a day pass for my photographers and hair/makeup girls and they let me do that. I used Tania tagle for hair makeup and she was great! My photography package included 6 hours on the wedding day and a day after 2 hour session at a different location for $2700. I can't wait to see the pictures!!

 

What company does Gonzalo Nunez work for?  I wonder if I can get away with the day passes for my photographer and makeup girl?  They didn't question you?

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@@meliss0981

I actually mananged to get Beach Palace to wave the outside vendor fee because there was a bunch of conflicting info in the documents I was sent from them...some said photographers only needed a day pass and then some documents and emails said there was a fee (Went from $500 to $800!).  I pressed the issue and they dropped the outside vendor fee...which was super awesome because Del Sol was a big chunk of our budget.

We paid about $4000 for 5 hours and had to have a 50% deposit down when booking.  We had originally requested Juan but a few weeks ago I was notified he left the company.  At first I was worried but then they let us know that Sol Tamargo would be photographing the wedding at no extra charge to us.  I am beyond thrilled!! Her work is outstanding  :)  Photography is so important to us and we budgeted almost half of the budget towards it so I am super stoked that we are going to have some seriously kick ass photos :)

 

If you are able to get Beach Palace to drop the fee you should definitely try.  It is nice to be able to put that hard earned money towards the photos instead of a silly useless fee!

 

Hi!  We are getting married June 30, 2014 and have yet to book a photographer.  My plan is to pay the outside vendor fee and use Del Sol.  If you don't mind me asking, how much are they charging you for 5 hrs??


What company does Gonzalo Nunez work for?  I wonder if I can get away with the day passes for my photographer and makeup girl?  They didn't question you?

 

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@@meliss0981

I actually mananged to get Beach Palace to wave the outside vendor fee because there was a bunch of conflicting info in the documents I was sent from them...some said photographers only needed a day pass and then some documents and emails said there was a fee (Went from $500 to $800!).  I pressed the issue and they dropped the outside vendor fee...which was super awesome because Del Sol was a big chunk of our budget.

We paid about $4000 for 5 hours and had to have a 50% deposit down when booking.  We had originally requested Juan but a few weeks ago I was notified he left the company.  At first I was worried but then they let us know that Sol Tamargo would be photographing the wedding at no extra charge to us.  I am beyond thrilled!! Her work is outstanding  :)  Photography is so important to us and we budgeted almost half of the budget towards it so I am super stoked that we are going to have some seriously kick ass photos :)

 

If you are able to get Beach Palace to drop the fee you should definitely try.  It is nice to be able to put that hard earned money towards the photos instead of a silly useless 

@@shmanderz so they also waived the day passes?  I'm getting married at Le Blanc and also booked Del Sol and was told that I don't have to pay the vendor fee but that I will need to pay for two day passes which is still $300.00 on top of what i'm paying Del Sol, it would be nice to get this waived as well.  I wanted to book Juan, he did our engagement pics and we loved them. When we went to book him for our wedding he was already booked we were a little bummed but I guess it worked out since now he is no longer there, wonder where he went?  We have Melissa for 5 hours and we got good rates because we booked her before they promoted her.  I'm excited to have Del Sol photograph our wedding. 

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No sorry, I meant they waived the outside vendor fee.  The wedding coordinator sent me an email awhile back saying that if I was booking Del Sol the outside vendor fee was $500, then another email later said the fee was now $800 for 2014.  I freaked out and managed to find some documentation where it said I only had to pay for 2 day passes for the photographers and they honored that.  $200 for daypasses is much better than $800 lol.

It is so weird how they are not consistent with the outside vendor fees for everyone...After hearing that the fee is not really being enforced, I am now totally reconsidering hiring Tania Tagel for hair and makeup (I wanted to have her, but couldnt risk having them charge me $800! yikes).  Has anyone been able to confirm that only a day pass is needed for an outside makeup artist? 

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@@NJBride2014

No sorry, I meant they waived the outside vendor fee.  The wedding coordinator sent me an email awhile back saying that if I was booking Del Sol the outside vendor fee was $500, then another email later said the fee was now $800 for 2014.  I freaked out and managed to find some documentation where it said I only had to pay for 2 day passes for the photographers and they honored that.  $200 for daypasses is much better than $800 lol.

It is so weird how they are not consistent with the outside vendor fees for everyone...After hearing that the fee is not really being enforced, I am now totally reconsidering hiring Tania Tagel for hair and makeup (I wanted to have her, but couldnt risk having them charge me $800! yikes).  Has anyone been able to confirm that only a day pass is needed for an outside makeup artist? 

@@shmanderz I know what you mean about the vendor fees they are really killers.  I would gladly go with their preferred vendors but I've been finding that they are more expensive than other outside vendors and by a lot and their work is not the style I'm looking for.  I'm going with an outside vendor for my videographer and I'm going to book them room for the night of the wedding to avoid the $800 vendor fee.  The videographer also worked with me and discounted his package by 10 percent which is a big help.  My next hurdle is the DJ, I want a fun party atmosphere so there has to be a good DJ.  The quotes i'm getting from both PSAV and JSAV for DJ and light up dance floor is about double what the outside vendors are quoting me and even with the $800 vendor fee or a room night I would be saving a couple hundred dollars.  I'm not sure what to do though I don't want to worry about the outside DJ having any problems setting up or bringing in his equipment and dance floor. At least with their preferred vendor if any problems do occur they handle it, with the outside vendor I'm on my own.  Did you book a DJ?  

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