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#941 Sabes44

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 04:27 PM

@Giocivs88 unfortunately the room we wanted (2 story with terrace) is not available as an upgrade.  We did get an upgrade from the travel agent (by doing a webinar) and luckily I was able to pass that along to someone else.  I hope with 75 guests you get something!!



#942 Giocivs88

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 04:40 PM

@Sabes44 I hope so, I asked my travel agent if we get any upgrade if we get a lot of out guest to book through her, but she completely ignored my question :/

#943 Wrathwitch

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:56 PM

Just as an interesting FYI for the ladies getting married in the Feb/march timeline. I spoke to Jessica Moreno who is my WC and she said that they have a new Judge for the resort who does the ceremonies so that the time you book with them may be subject to change (time of day) as they arrange the time of day with the judge about 2-3 days in advance for when he can come. She also moved me from 5:30 to 4pm as she said it is already darkish at around 5pm so that is fine with me.



#944 HNeal

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:43 PM

@upstatekj

 

I actually was initially planning to do a photo booth and just did not get around to it.  By the time it came down to putting that together I was so overwhelmed and had soooo many things I was already packing so I let the idea go.  I would say there is plenty of room at the Lobster House to set up a table for a photo booth.  I do not have any ideas for background though.  I was planning to set it up as my guest sign in table and have different props and a polaroid camera.  That way the guests could take fun and silly pics.  I was going to have a pen and glue sticks with a book for guests to glue the pics into and write messages.  I was planning to use that as my guest book.  I was not going to have any particular background.  I think you could probably do it without the background and let guests get creative on their own.  They have lots of fun props at Michaels that would easily fit in your suitcase.

 

For my guest book I instead collected postcards while we were in Mexico.  I had guests write little messages on the back of the postcards and just drop them into the card basket.  It was fun to read what everyone had to say the next morning.


@Giocivs88 and @Wrathwitch

 

Congrats ladies on your upcoming weddings.  I was married at ERC last August and it was amazing!  Do not worry about a thing!  It will go smooth.  And Giocivs88 you are not too late!  You really can't nail too many details down with Jessica until it gets closer to your date anyway so you are right on time!  Let me know if you have any questions (I come on this site from time to time b/c I am still getting over the depression that my wedding is over!).  Also check out wedding pics.  I posted some in a gallery in my profile. 



#945 karijean

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:39 AM

@HNeal lol Heidi I have post wedding depression as well! I don't know if it will ever end :) Weddings are just SO perfect in paradise!

 

I wanted to let you ladies with upcoming weddings know that ERC has been doing some renovations. I have 'liked' them on FB and they had mentioned they remodeled the Lobster House. But those of you who are planning to go to the disco instead of hiring a DJ it looks as if they turned Alegria into a sports bar. I'm not sure if that means there will still be dancing at night or not. Honestly Alegria looked old, dark and yucky and no one was ever in there during our 11 day stay. We checked a few times. So I think it's a good thing they remodeled it...it definitely needed it. I would ask Jessica more about this if you are still planning on wanting to go somewhere after the reception. Also they added a tapas restaurant! Fun!

 

Happy planning!


Edited by karijean, 13 January 2015 - 11:41 AM.


#946 Sabes44

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:46 AM

@HNeal lol Heidi I have post wedding depression as well! I don't know if it will ever end :) Weddings are just SO perfect in paradise!

 

I wanted to let you ladies with upcoming weddings know that ERC has been doing some renovations. I have 'liked' them on FB and they had mentioned they remodeled the Lobster House. But those of you who are planning to go to the disco instead of hiring a DJ it looks as if they turned Alegria into a sports bar. I'm not sure if that means there will still be dancing at night or not. Honestly Alegria looked old, dark and yucky and no one was ever in there during our 11 day stay. We checked a few times. So I think it's a good thing they remodeled it...it definitely needed it. I would ask Jessica more about this if you are still planning on wanting to go somewhere after the reception. Also they added a tapas restaurant! Fun!

 

Happy planning!

Thanks for the heads up!  I didn't know about the renovations or the facebook page.  I will ask Jessica her opinion as well, thanks!



#947 Crystal17

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:30 AM

@karijean thanks!!! So happy they put in a coffee shop. And we're anticipating our reception at Lobster House so excited about the renovations. I hope the sports bar turns into a nightclub!

#948 Giocivs88

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 02:11 PM

hi ladies, so i just got my first few emails from jessica, I'm so confused.. she gave me a link from the decorator... i saw prices for linens and chairs and wooden gazebos... so none of that is included in the gold package? i have to pay for everything separate? like napkins, table cloths, chairs, tables, cocktail hour decoration? i just emailed her back to ask her what is that comes in the package in detail lol 

help  :blink:



#949 Giocivs88

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:33 AM

is any of you girls thinking or are having the reception on the beach? or did any of you who already got married have the reception on the beach?  i have a large group coming so I'm considering having it on the sand rather that in one of the restaurants 



#950 Sabes44

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:40 PM

That's interesting @Giocivs88, I wonder if its something new?  I know they have changed a few of their prices for stuff, but Jessica didn't mention anything like that.


It looks like we will have 26-30 guests and I am debating if a DJ is worth it.  Based on our timing we will only have a 2.5 hour reception and about an hour and half of dancing after dinner.  Not sure if it is worth it to pay a DJ full price for almost half the normal reception time.  Any feedback??






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