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#1521 victoriasalv

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:03 AM

@mam9p8 Yay! Congratulations. From what I've seen on here, Los Olas made a BEAUTIFUL venue! So happy for you!

 

@KeriT21 Welcome!! Isn't it so helpful. Best thing ever... I originally booked with Beach Wedding Studio - the in house photographer but recently switched. Based on the ladies recommendations here, we are now going with Juan Navarro. He is great, and has wonderful reviews as well as was SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper even with the vendor fee you have to pay ERC. Check him out for sure.

 

As for me, we're down to 80 days! EEEE.. Picked my menu for our welcome party (we are doing apps and drinks so people mingle), and then the menu for our reception. Right now I'm working on gathering the rest of the stragglers that haven't booked yet, and buying things for our welcome bags!



#1522 lynne1609

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:29 AM

Ladies, are any of you on the wedding packages?  I'm on the Love Package which includes a photographer for 1 hour and 24 pictures so how does this work if you selected Juan to be your photographer?  Is this purchased separate to the package?


Does anyone have Juan's details so I can discuss with him as well?



#1523 victoriasalv

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:33 AM

His email is info@juanphotos.com - definitely check him out.

 

I have the Gold package and I inquired of this as well. You can either have the photog at ERC do the ceremony and use Juan after, or not use it... it's up to you. It's included so I'm pushing to put that hour somewhere else. However, with the amount I'm saving w/Juan it really isn't bad to even skip their services.

 

Juan is an outside vendor so it's a completely different thing than what you'd pay the Excellence.



#1524 KeriT21

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:55 AM

@victoriasalv those 80 days are going to fly by!!! So exciting!! You have to post pictures when you get back! :)
We have the gold package also, what threw me off was that even if you paid extra to have them do it, you still only get one photographer.... I just sent an email to juan, hopefully he's available!!

#1525 lynne1609

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:59 AM

I've just emailed Juan also to see what his costs are an option.  I just feel my 1 hour photographer may not be enough time for capturing important memories but most importantly only 24 prints are included and it's around $200 for an additional 12.  That's so mega expensive.

 

For lights, I've purchased some table lights which run off batteries.  You can also purchase rope lights from Ebay  up 5 mtrs which work out considerably cheaper than hiring them.



#1526 KeriT21

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 07:10 AM

@lynne1609 perfect! I agree they are overpriced...

How are you guys getting the welcome bags, decorations , and what not there? I'm so nervous about that...

#1527 victoriasalv

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 07:13 AM

I will post pics for sure!!! I can't wait.

 

Welcome bags - I'm still unsure. I'm trying to make the things easy as possible. So I think the items arnen't going to be that big. the bags are soft canvas so that will be easy. I think i'll pack them once I get to the hotel so it'll eb easier in suitcases. I still need more stuff to fill in it! What are you guys using so far?



#1528 lynne1609

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 07:13 AM

@KeriT21 I've got everything but as there is only 4 of us, it's not as stressful as some of you ladies who have lots of people attending.  I've purchased personalised bunting to be hung up, table lights, table runner and chair bows, table diamantes etc.  I'm going to start looking for my dress 1st week in March so nothing really else to do.  I've sent all my documentation to Alejandra who has verified everything so now roll on July until we fly out.



#1529 KeriT21

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 07:23 AM

That sounds great @lynne1609! We have about 30 people going as of now... Hopefully that doesn't change with that whole Zika Virus thing.

I haven't even started buying stuff for the welcome bags yet, i'm in nursing school so stressed with it at the moment! I was on pinterest, and it seemed a lot of people put little things like sunscreen, bugspray, advil, towels, flip flops...
I found this link they seem like good ideas: http://www.sandnsunh...-items-include/

#1530 kathryn78

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    Posted 09 February 2016 - 09:06 AM

    We are up to about 72 guests coming to our May 27 wedding. - more than we originally thought! And we are expecting a few more, just waiting for them to book.  We've been planning to have the reception at the Lobster House, but it only holds 75 guests. I saw the location and think it would be very tight with that many guests and not much room to dance.  Any previous brides have similar guest count at the Lobster house and have any input on this?

     

    @victoriasalv - Interesting that you were originally going with Beach Wedding Studio, but then switched.  I have the gold package, but upgraded the in house photography to the 6 hour package with 2 photographers and videographer for $3800. Even with the outside vendor fee you found Juan's packages to be less expensive? Do the packages include similar things?

     

    I think my fiancĂ© and I will each bring an extra suitcase to fit decorations- table numbers, runners, centerpieces, etc. We are not doing welcome bags, but we are doing tumbler cups with cute stickers from Etsy on them that say "Feet it the Sand Drink in my Hand." These take up a lot of room especially since we'll need about 75 or so.  I'm thinking about possibly shipping these. Makes me a bit nervous they'll get there with no problems and not damaged. Any one else planning on shipping anything?






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