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@@JenniferH114 Thank you so much for your response! I know, now that you mention it about the square I could see what you mean for a sit down dinner. I'm looking for it to be mingling (as no one coming will know each other really), and just drinks and food.

 

I liked your timeline with your invites. I was so unsure! We are definitely sending save the dates next month I'm just trying to figure out before/after the holidays to send the actual invites.

 

I'm so excited for you! Are you bringing a lot down with you? That's the part that intimidates me. Jessica seems wonderful to work with and from all that I've read it seems most helpful that this is the real deal in the place to get your questions answered!

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@@Sabes44 @@hapykat thank you girls :)


i just asked jessica what are my choices for lactation as far as the reception... she only sent me pictures of the foyer, the beach, las bolas, barcelona and the square .... but i read a few girls had their at the lobster house,or oregano etc... jessica never mentioned those to me, and i don't really know bc I've never been at the excellence.

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@Giovivs88 Don't panic! You still have lots of time, and from what I hear all our pre-wedding panicking will be laid to rest the second you arrive. I'm so excited for you to see Excellence in person! You'll fall in love.

 

What day is your wedding? Different places are closed on different days. The Lobster House is availble on Mondays and Fridays which may be why she didnt' offer this. Originally I was goign to have mine on a Saturday and the options she shared with you, are the same ones she sent me for that date. How many people are you having?

 

Of those listed, Barcelona would most likely be the "coolest" temperature as it has AC, if you're wanting that! Los Olas is on the beach, as you'll see from pics. The Square is in the BACK of the property by the Agave restaurant. It's all based on what you're after!

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I'm getting married on July 6 and I sent me STD's out in August, and my invites out in January. Most people know by then if they are going or not.

 

We are having a welcome party at the X lounge on Saturday (hopefully followed by beach fireworks for the 4th) a semi-private rehearsal dinner Sunday for the bridal party, and Monday is our wedding, 5pm ceremony on the beach followed cocktail hour at los olas, and hopefully the reception at the lobster house. We have around 45 people coming.

 

I came across a "fisherman's knot" ceremony ritual and I think we will do that. My fiance is a huge fisherman, and the symbolism is really sweet. other than that, i have no idea what we will do/say :) it's just a symbolic ceremony as we are getting married in NY, but we aren't advertising that to the guests - we want them to think it's the real deal.

 

Def bringing with me welcome itineraries, ceremony programs, menus, and "take a shot and take your seat" labels. Probably some candle holders for the reception tables. Still undecided about purchasing maracas.

 

Are you all using round tables at your reception, or long rectangles? Not sure which is better spatially in the Lobster House.

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@@upstatekj That all sounds so perfect! Are you doing food at the Xlounge? Is that the bar that's right off the beach? That sounds like a great place too! And how fun will that be to be there for the 4th.

 

Are you doing the shot sign, at the ceremony? Or when they get to the reception.

 

Good to know you're sending invites early! I didn't want people to be like why the heck am I getting this. Question for you. When are you handing out the bags, at the welcome dinner? And if so, how did you let your friends/family know there WAS a welcome dinner.

 

Tables - I'm torn also! Would you do one long table or multiple. I think i'll do round. I feel no one can talk at long tables and this way maybe people will mingle and it'll fill up the room more. We have no idea how many are coming yet but I'm assuming close to your number!

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We are doing two long tables at Los Olas, originally we wanted one long table, but that won't fit there.  And we are not big enough for Lobster House.  But I am happy with how its turning out!  We are doing an informal welcome reception at the martini bar and I am handing out the welcome bags then.  

 

6 weeks from today for the big day!

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@@Sabes44 Ah you must be counting down the days! How long are you guys staying? We're figuring that part out now. We don't plan on leaving to go anywhere else for our "honeymoon" so i was trying to work out how long we should stay after. I think most of our guests will stay a day or two after. We'll see!

 

I think Los Olas will be PERFECT! I can't wait to see pictures. Are you all set with all your plans? So excited for you.

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@@victoriasalv my wedding is on a saturday ( june 27th 2015) thats what worked best for my guests so that they can fly back on sunday... i wanted to do it on a friday but my maid of honor and one of my bridesmaids are teachers and schools in new york don't end till june 26th which is a friday..... :(

 

i think i might go to the foyer since it looks like is an open space, unless when i see it i change my mind ...i just want space for  dance floor since i ll have more friends coming then family members lol 

 

 

 

@@Sabes44 you must be so excited girl! let us know how everything goes 

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@@Giocivs88 Don't be bummed it's on a Saturday< I think that's great! I think if I had the same options as you (being there before and from reading this awesome forum) I would vote Foyer also. It's SO pretty. The ony thing I heard negative was it could be some heat... but they said you can request fans. The foyer is elevated as the property goes down behind it so you'll have an AWESOME view of the resort up there. I think that would be a good choice!

 

I feel your pain about the teachers. I have so many that i'll be hoping can make to my wedding also!

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Hi ladies,  I am leaving in one week for our May 2nd wedding.  We will be there for 2 weeks but I will try to write a review as soon as possible!  I talked with Jessica last week and got my invoice and she did not miss a thing so I'm feeling pretty calm at this point :)

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