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#1111 Giocivs88

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:42 AM

hey girls i have a question...

is the alcohol included in the wedding package? (i chose gold package)

I'm just curious why don't they give us a detailed list of things we might need and aren't included! 



#1112 hapykat

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:47 AM

@Giocivs88 we chose the gold package as well. Alcohol is included but be forewarned if you have foodies like my group the wine is shit!! I asked Jessica to send me a wine list it's ok so we plan on going into town and buying our own. Corkage is 20 per bottle but for people that work in fine dining it'll be worth the xtra coat

#1113 Sabes44

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 02:56 PM

@JenniferH114  not sure on that one.  Maybe there is another thread that has some of that information.   I kinda of think you should tip on how you feel the service was and not just case you feel like you should tip and that's coming from someone who is/was in the industry.  Not sure if anything is different since it is in Mexico...?



#1114 Giocivs88

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:03 PM

@hapykat what about hard liquor drinks? 


@sabes 44 

our wedding are 2 days apart... are you finish with your planning yet? i feel like i have so much to do still.



#1115 Sabes44

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:08 PM

@Giocivs88 hard liquor is included too.  Basically all liquor at the normal bars is available at the wedding bar.  I am pretty much all done!  Except for a few little things, but nothing major.  I am a event planner so that helps me out a little bit!  Do you still have a lot left??



#1116 Giocivs88

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:33 PM

@Sabes44 yes lol 

we just emailed the potographer yesterday. we still have to decide on the menu, centerpieces , bouquets, boutonnières , and decorations lol

all we have so far is the location for the ceremony and the time, and the dj 

im panicking 



#1117 Sabes44

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:55 AM

You will get it all done!  I felt that way too, I did so much ahead of time and then lagged on final decisions, but actually made decisions pretty quickly once we sat down and forced ourselves to decide!



#1118 hapykat

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:26 AM

@Giocivs88 the hard liquor options are quite extensive Jessica gave me a list you'll have more than enough

#1119 victoriasalv

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:36 AM

Hi ladies! I just recently joined and literally have spent all week going through this long post. how helpful and how wonderful it is to see how many people have selected ERC and know a heck of a lot more than I do! Our wedding is April 29, 2016, so we're a year out. I know a lot of you started planning months in advance so I'm glad I'm not alone! I've learned so much already.

 

My wedding is at 5pm on a Friday, and the reception is at the Lobster House. I'm a little nervous because I'm told they cannot reserve it until about 2 months out but I guess I shouldn't stress over it! We are doing a civil ceremony. I had a couple questions for you all.

 

- Does anyone know the "agenda" or order of how things go in the legal ceremony? I read some people did rings after signing the document. How was that? My fiancé is worried the signing of the documents might kind of take away from the beautiful ceremony but I don't think it bothers me at all! Seems like, something special to do.

 

- We're doing a welcome dinner with just apps, is anyone else doing this? We're doing it at the Garibaldi square. I went to ERC a few years ago so I know the resort grounds pretty well I think! Looking forward to going back

 

- How early did you all send save the dates, and invites? We plan to send out save the dates next month but not sure when to send the actual invites.

 

- Has anyone done the civil ceremony but had anyone speak during? I read on an old thread that they brought their own minister but then just signed with the judge on the documents. I was just curious is anyone had any insight on this. We have a minister that will be joining us and I'd love for him to play a role in our wedding.

 

I'm sure i'll have tons more questions but so happy to "meet" you ladies!


Edited by victoriasalv, 15 April 2015 - 10:46 AM.


#1120 JenniferH114

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 11:21 AM

@victoriasalv - Welcome and congratulations! I think you'll find that this site is such an incredible resource. It has been such a huge help.

 

We are doing a symbolic ceremony, but I still don't know much about what will be said, etc. Ha! We just plan to go with the flow. :) In regards to the legal ceremony, I have read multiple places that they do put a lot of emphasis on the signing of the documents. It's basically the most important part.

 

We are doing a welcome dinner, but with a sit-down dinner and two hour open bar. Originally I had chosen Garibaldi Square, but after a site visit in November, I quickly changed the location. Of course, everyone has different preferences and opinions, but after seeing it in person I just felt like we would've felt squished in the back corner of the resort. I also didn't like the layout of the area for a sit down dinner. It might work/flow much better for standing apps and drinks. We moved it to the foyer because I loved the ocean view from there, but now, as of this past week, we had to switch to Oregano due to construction in the foyer.

 

We sent our STDs July 2014 and invites in early December 2014 with an RSVP date two months before the wedding date. I figured most people will know if they are able to go on a trip by two months ahead of time, and that gave us time to have numbers for ordering certain things we had left on our list. Most of the "major" planning and decisions were done by December. Since then we have just been wrapping up gift bag items and decorations. Also, we booked an outside photographer and put our deposit down with him in July 2014.

 

Jessica has been a huge help, so don't be afraid to ask her questions. It is typical for responses to take a few days, but I have noticed as my wedding is approaching I am getting responses within a day or so.

 

A year will FLY by!! I cannot believe we are exactly four weeks from heading to the ERC. Enjoy planning and feel free to ask away! All of the girls here have been great!


Edited by JenniferH114, 15 April 2015 - 11:23 AM.





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