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#331 shan0487

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:12 AM

We have a buffet- so sorry I'm no help there! lol. 

 

My WC is actually waiting on me to make a decision wether we are asking a friend to perform the ceremony or if we will just use someone the resort provides- I was supposed to tell her by yesterday- whoops, lol.

Originally Posted by bambaleo 

WOW that is really amazing!!! Same here... the to-do list is knee deep... and really depends on the WC getting back to me, its been over a week! What's annoying is that it's simple questions that have a domino effect on other decisions that I just want to be done with!

 

Does anyone have to have menu table cards for each of their guests? Like a card that says what that person is having? I'm kinda confused with this concept, I've never heard of this before, when the guests order their dinner choice in advance, don't the waiters just bring the food around and ask who got what? Maybe this eliminates the asking part, but I feel like people will move that card somewhere or put it away and the waiters will have to ask anyway, lol.



#332 AllieH

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

Yes, I did this for our guests. I just used printed cardstock, printed & cut out all of the names, and then stamped/cut out the shape on the top left corner. The starfish or shell indicate the entree choice, and I have a "key" that I will give to the onsite coordinator. Most of our guests chose the beef entree (starfish), I have 2 vegetarian options (blue swirl shell, in the middle, 2nd one back), and 5 who chose pork (blue scallop shell towards the back of the left side).

 

here's what mine look like:

 

 


Does anyone have to have menu table cards for each of their guests? Like a card that says what that person is having? I'm kinda confused with this concept, I've never heard of this before, when the guests order their dinner choice in advance, don't the waiters just bring the food around and ask who got what? Maybe this eliminates the asking part, but I feel like people will move that card somewhere or put it away and the waiters will have to ask anyway, lol.


 

Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


#333 bambaleo

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    Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:18 AM

    Super helpful, thank you!!



    #334 jjurkovich

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      Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

      I leave 2 weeks from today---AHHHHHHH!!  Not too much today, printing programs, welcome letter, menus, itineraries early next week....finalizing some centerpieces.  I feel like I should have more to do!  I still haven't heard from my onsite coordinator so I'm freaking out a little about that, but as you've all said, they've done this 1,000 times so it'll be wonderful!

       

      What are you guys doing about steaming your dress down there?



      #335 bambaleo

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        Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:39 AM

        I totally feel the same way!! Feels like there's more to do, but everything seems to be under control (minus the responses from the WC whose answers will spur more questions lol).

         

        Steaming is included with our wedding package, but my bridesmaids would like to steam their dresses as well and I don't have that question answered either... some are coming in the day before so I wonder what the cost is and what the turnaround time is.



        #336 shan0487

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        Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

        Just buy a steamer! My friend bought a cheap one from Target for her wedding and it worked great- so I'll probably have her bring it to Mexico just in case! :)



        #337 essandpea

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          Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:01 PM

          It's really beyond me -- it's one (still frustrating) thing to have people "undecided," and then there's - unbelievably - the category of people who have plain NOT responded, a month out! It might be the element of not wanting to say no, but incredibly inconsiderate on one end, and hurtful on the other. But I'll share a little trick that has virtually eliminated my stress about that :-) : I deleted them from our running guest list. I don't have to see their names to remind me that they've not once responded to RSVP, follow-up call, email, and text... instead of "pending," they're just a no. So now I can concentrate on the 115 people who ARE coming - and that's a lot of people!!

           

          Sorry I haven't been contributing much lately! I started a new job, fiance started a new role, our welcome party venue canceled on us (now resolved), etcetera etcetera... nothing compared to buying a new house and moving(!!), but anyway :-). Hope everyone's doing well. 



          #338 bambaleo

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            Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:13 PM

            Good solution - we did the same.

            I talked to a friend about a month ago and she said she didn't know she had to RSVP if she was a "No".... I'm not sure how to make sense of that comment b/c I really like this person and they are very smart in most regards. Everyone has their own life and priorities and I really don't think anyone will understand the importance of every communication we put out there until they plan their own wedding.



            #339 bambaleo

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              Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

              Holy Crap, I just got the spa prices from my WC - attached here.

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Is anyone using an outside vendor for hair/makeup?

              ~$100 for updo and makeup (EACH) seems outrageous!!!

              Attached Files



              #340 AllieH

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              Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

              that's even more than EDR is charging! day of is $86 for each. I'm just having them do the updo (and doing a rehearsal a few days before, because I am a control freak). I will do my own make up. I've been making friends at Sephora lately!!

              Originally Posted by bambaleo 

              Holy Crap, I just got the spa prices from my WC - attached here.

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Is anyone using an outside vendor for hair/makeup?

              ~$100 for updo and makeup (EACH) seems outrageous!!!

              Attached Files


               

              Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

              Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

              El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

              AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome





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