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#841 newlyengaged13

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:12 PM

Originally Posted by JenniBassler 

Nicole, 

 

I put my music is the EXACT order I wanted it to be played and the songs that were key songs I labeled FIRST DANCE, GARTER TOSS, ect... so they'd know to announce something. The IPOD setup worked out perfectly. I did 2 speakers as well and definitely recommend that. I wouldn't have done anything differently. I was really nervous about this because I wanted the reception to be a party, but it was!!! Everyone was on the dance floor! 

 

My wedding was originally at 6 on the sky wedding deck, but there was another event scheduled on one of the sky terraces scheduled at 6. They suggested I move my location. I kinda threw a fit about this because I insisted they guarantee the sky wedding deck before I would sign my contract - so they suggested moving the ceremony to 5:30. It was fine by me. We had enough light for pictures, but it got a little rushed at the end. That wouldnt have happened if it wouldnt have taken SO LONG to bustle my dress - we had issues with that!! I had my stepdad get ordained online so that he could perform our ceremony so we wrote that together. It definitely was doing within 30 minutes! I didnt want some long ceremony - to me, everyone wants to get to the party! 

 

Yes, I carried my wedding dress on the plane. They have a closet right when you walk into the plane, that wasn't a problem at all. He carried his suit too! It was linen so it was going to wrinkle like crazy in the suitcase. 

 

I did welcome bags with - full size IBpro bottles, aloe lotion, antacids, koozies, sunglasses and welcome letter. My "wedding favor" was glow necklaces and bracelets. They were really fun to have on the beach and dance floor. I ordered 150 necklaces and 100 bracelets for my 60 guests so everyone had a few. I got them on ebay with free shipping for like 60 and it was well worth it! I didn't bring a vase or anything for them, but I gave them to my WC before the big day and he had them set up in vases for me! It was perfect!

 

I did not do a themed package, I just did complimentary. I didn't use Ocean Photo either,  I brought a photographer from home. We went down on Tues and he arrive Thurs. That way he got some photos Thursday (welcome dinner), Friday (wedding), and Saturday (at the pool/ocean). I can't wait to see the pictures either!!!

 

I really meant to bring a little bit of sand home (like airplane liquor bottle size) to put in a clear glass christmas ornament as a momento, I AM SOOOO ANGRY that I forgot to get some!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought about emailing my WC to see if he would ship me some, lol. CRAZY, I know. I just thought I would tell you guys to remember to get something if you want :)

 

Also, I got the 80 minute deep tissue and it was HEAVEN! I wish I could wake up like that everyday. My mom and grandmother both got facials and loved them too. My mom also got some sort of scrub and said that was her favorite thing she did. Everything anyone got done at the spa I heard great things about.

Hi Jenny,

 

I noticed you said you had your step father take an online course to become ordained.  I am considering doing this for my symbolic wedding as well. Did the resort give you a hard time?  Can you provide me with the website that he used to get ordained?  

 

Any information you can give is appreciated.

 

Thank you



#842 newlyengaged13

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:47 PM

Originally Posted by brebon21 

My flowers can from Maya Floral in Cancun, they met by MOH in the lobby that day. And just a heads up, a DJ is worth every penny. Our dj and mc literally controlled the wedding. He knew when to do what and also suggested things based on lighting etc... We had a iPod for our Rehersal, then your worried about music playlist etc... Your already dressed that day, so why not help yourself and let someone else do the dirty work!!

Which DJ did you use?



#843 newlyengaged13

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:58 PM

Has anyone had or has seen BP allow anyone to have a bonfire either during the reception or during any private event (welcome dinner?)



#844 newlyengaged13

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:08 PM

Also, just wanted to get a general feel of the brides out there on the daily pass fee for guests not staying in the resort.  Is it bad form to notify them ahead of time that if they book at a different resort, they will have to pay the $97/person fee?  Or do you just suck it up and pay for it?



#845 YossiMeyer

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    Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:39 AM

    Also, just wanted to get a general feel of the brides out there on the daily pass fee for guests not staying in the resort.  Is it bad form to notify them ahead of time that if they book at a different resort, they will have to pay the $97/person fee?  Or do you just suck it up and pay for it?

    Hi newlyengaged13 I initially told people we would pay their guest pass on the wedding day but if they wanted to come and see us then they would have to pay it at other times. Then I found out that there's a maximum of 20% of your wedding party allowed in under a guest pass! So as of yet all our guests attending are staying at BP. May be something for you to bear in mind for your wedding day. Incidentally does anyone know how we sort out the privileges you get once people start booking? We are up to 101 room nights now (inc me and my FI) and I read yesterday that once you reach 75 you're entitled to upgrades/private functions/free nights for the bride and groom. How do we go about securing these - in particular the 7 free nights. As we have already paid our deposits, so I don't know how this will work out? Thanks ladies :-D Xx

    #846 shan0487

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    Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:50 AM

    Lol good! :) You are quite welcome! :)

    Originally Posted by Heyily 

    Hello Shan0487!  I meant to address my question(s) to you, LOL!  I noticed you had a November wedding and got excited! Thank you so much for the helpful information and timeline!  This is DEFINITELY HELPFUL

    Nicole,

     

    I rented the ipod for my entire reception! We had a friend act as MC and do all the announcing and made playlists for each thing (first dance, cake cutting, dance music, dinner music etc) so the ipod tech knew when to play what.  It took me probably 4 hours to make the music but it was worth saving the $800 to me! It worked out great! Just make sure you tell the tech not to let anyone change the music!

    Originally Posted by Nicolew412 

    Hey guys,

     

    So I rented the IPOD dock for our cocktail hour and reception so we're not doing a DJ. I was wondering what  you guys did regarding announcements, like first dance, cake cutting, throwing of bouquet, etc...?

     

    Did you have a family member announce these things?

     

    And setting up this music on my IPOD is stressing me out. Did you guys do one long playlist? Or separate playlists for cocktail hour, reception, etc...

     

    I think I'm going to need someone a little more tech savvy to help me with this.

     

    - Nicole



    #847 newlyengaged13

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    Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:19 AM

    Hello Ladies,

     

    Can anyone tell me from past experience if their guests used the resort credits towards any excursions?  Or did most guests just stay within the resort to hang around the bridal party/friends/family?  Did it seem like the credits just went to waste?



    #848 NeeNeeLeake

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      Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:36 AM

      Originally Posted by newlyengaged13 

      Hello Ladies,

       

      Can anyone tell me from past experience if their guests used the resort credits towards any excursions?  Or did most guests just stay within the resort to hang around the bridal party/friends/family?  Did it seem like the credits just went to waste?

      I'm wondering the same thing. We leave next week,  but none of my friends seem to even care about the resort Credit.



      #849 KristieT

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        Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

        Originally Posted by NeeNeeLeake 

        I'm wondering the same thing. We leave next week,  but none of my friends seem to even care about the resort Credit.

        Hi Ladies,

         

        Most of my guests used the resort credits, people were coming and going the whole week. They were worth it!



        #850 Nicolew412

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          Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:00 AM

          Has anyone had their cocktail hour and reception both on the South Bar Sky Terrace?

           

          Originally I was supposed to have cocktail hour on North Bar Sky Terrace and the dinner reception on the South Bar Sky Terrace, but Margarita said she made a mistake and they don't do private events on the North Bar. So she's switched my cocktail hour to the ocean side of the South Bar Sky Terrace and my reception dinner to the lagoon side of the South Bar.

           

          Anyone else have this set up? I hope people don't get sick of being up there for 3 + hours. I was hoping the cocktail hour would have a little different setting.

           

          What do you guys think? I'm a bit worried now.






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