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I've held off from sending save the dates as well. Hoping to get them out in January in order to give everyone a year. I hope we both hear back soon!

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OMG! The time is flying so fast...less than 5 months to go. Planning is definitely picking up now!

 

Wedding Date: May 12, 2013

Arrival Date: May 8, 2013

Ceremony Time: 5pm

Hotel: Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Ceremony Location: Lazy River Island

Cocktail Hour: Private at Blue Moon with customized appetizers (5:30-6:30pm)

Reception Type: Private

Reception Location: Calabash with customized menu. (6:30-10:30pm)

Reception Time: 6:30-10:30pm

Music: DJ Kevan

Beach Entertainment: 2 Fire Dancers (10:30-10:50pm) and releasing of the lanterns (10:50-11pm).

Photographer: Sun Gold (Paula and Damian)

Videographer: RG Weddings (Roxroy)

Flowers: Floral Fantasies

Travel Coordinator: Steven Pierson with Liberty Travel 

Guest Amount: 60-70 (I have over 30 people booked on one Delta JFK-MBJ flight!! Others traveling from other places). 

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Originally Posted by fut MrsAntenor View Post

 

OMG! The time is flying so fast...less than 5 months to go. Planning is definitely picking up now!

 

Wedding Date: May 12, 2013

Arrival Date: May 8, 2013

Ceremony Time: 5pm

Hotel: Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Ceremony Location: Lazy River Island

Cocktail Hour: Private at Blue Moon with customized appetizers (5:30-6:30pm)

Reception Type: Private

Reception Location: Calabash with customized menu. (6:30-10:30pm)

Reception Time: 6:30-10:30pm

Music: DJ Kevan

Beach Entertainment: 2 Fire Dancers (10:30-10:50pm) and releasing of the lanterns (10:50-11pm).

Photographer: Sun Gold (Paula and Damian)

Videographer: RG Weddings (Roxroy)

Flowers: Floral Fantasies

Travel Coordinator: Steven Pierson with Liberty Travel 

Guest Amount: 60-70 (I have over 30 people booked on one Delta JFK-MBJ flight!! Others traveling from other places). 

 

you should give yourself some more time for lanterns lol ... i heard they're pretty tricky :) And there's gonna be a party on that airplane !!!! How exciting and what a good way to start off your wedding vacay !!!! 

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Originally Posted by fut MrsAntenor View Post

 

OMG! The time is flying so fast...less than 5 months to go. Planning is definitely picking up now!

 

Wedding Date: May 12, 2013

Arrival Date: May 8, 2013

Ceremony Time: 5pm

Hotel: Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Ceremony Location: Lazy River Island

Cocktail Hour: Private at Blue Moon with customized appetizers (5:30-6:30pm)

Reception Type: Private

Reception Location: Calabash with customized menu. (6:30-10:30pm)

Reception Time: 6:30-10:30pm

Music: DJ Kevan

Beach Entertainment: 2 Fire Dancers (10:30-10:50pm) and releasing of the lanterns (10:50-11pm).

Photographer: Sun Gold (Paula and Damian)

Videographer: RG Weddings (Roxroy)

Flowers: Floral Fantasies

Travel Coordinator: Steven Pierson with Liberty Travel 

Guest Amount: 60-70 (I have over 30 people booked on one Delta JFK-MBJ flight!! Others traveling from other places). 

what are you donig for your customized menus?  The hotel allowed you to do that?

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Originally Posted by animo View Post

 

Have you heard back? I've sent in everything including the contract. Received a confirmation when I sent through the first documents ie. ID and credit card but nothing after the contract. I've assumed my date is secured but will have my TA double check.

Just wanted to let you know I finally heard back from Nicole to give me the final official confirmation. She also stated in that email that they don't start planning until 3 months from the wedding date but are always glad to answer questions. When she has answered me in the past, she will usually answer a couple questions, but not all. But at least I heard back. I guess I'll try to plan in my head for now & finalize with her later. I hope you hear back soon. It did take her 3 weeks to get back to me. But when I asked my travel agent to check for me, then I heard from Nicole. So sometimes it takes a push & sometimes just takes some time. So now I am ready to send out my save the dates/invitations. I am only 7 months away, so I need to get these out asap. Happy planning.

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Wow, Fut MrsAntenor! You have so many details planned out! Just wondering, are they confirmed with Nicole/Tiffany, or are these just the items you want? I'm getting married the day before (May 11, 2013), and I want to know if I should be firming up my details, too (I remember Nicole saying we'd start 3 months ahead of time, so I thought I had a bit more time).

 

My "Wish List"

Welcome dinner or cocktail party (May 9): Undecided location

Rehearsal/Group dinner (May 10): Japanese restaurant (Beach location)

 

Ceremony Time: 4:30pm

Ceremony Location: Undecided - beach, gazebo, or lazy river

Pictures/cocktails on the beach: 5 - 6:15pm

Reception Location: Calabash - not rented (6:30 - 8:30pm)

Bonfire/cocktails on the beach: 9-11pm

 

I'm only going to have about 30 people, but I've read from various reviews on this site, that although you're not paying for a Private or Semi-Private reception, with a group that size, the hotel won't seat other guests. I don't know how many other brides chose a destination wedding because it's significantly cheaper than having a wedding back home (especially being around Washington, DC). That said, I'm looking for ways to save money, while still ensuring my guests having an amazing day (i.e., a bonfire is more exciting for them than centerpieces or table runners). Anyone with suggestions for saving money (or at least not wasting money), please send them my way! I'm also planning to send a package directly to the hotel with items for my welcome bags (which I'll assemble when I get to the hotel), and I'd like to find out if Tiffany/Nicole can reserve a section of some restaurant for a group dinner on our last day - has anyone asked about that?

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Originally Posted by Woods26 View Post

 

Wow, Fut MrsAntenor! You have so many details planned out! Just wondering, are they confirmed with Nicole/Tiffany, or are these just the items you want? I'm getting married the day before (May 11, 2013), and I want to know if I should be firming up my details, too (I remember Nicole saying we'd start 3 months ahead of time, so I thought I had a bit more time).

 

My "Wish List"

Welcome dinner or cocktail party (May 9): Undecided location

Rehearsal/Group dinner (May 10): Japanese restaurant (Beach location)

 

Ceremony Time: 4:30pm

Ceremony Location: Undecided - beach, gazebo, or lazy river

Pictures/cocktails on the beach: 5 - 6:15pm

Reception Location: Calabash - not rented (6:30 - 8:30pm)

Bonfire/cocktails on the beach: 9-11pm

 

I'm only going to have about 30 people, but I've read from various reviews on this site, that although you're not paying for a Private or Semi-Private reception, with a group that size, the hotel won't seat other guests. I don't know how many other brides chose a destination wedding because it's significantly cheaper than having a wedding back home (especially being around Washington, DC). That said, I'm looking for ways to save money, while still ensuring my guests having an amazing day (i.e., a bonfire is more exciting for them than centerpieces or table runners). Anyone with suggestions for saving money (or at least not wasting money), please send them my way! I'm also planning to send a package directly to the hotel with items for my welcome bags (which I'll assemble when I get to the hotel), and I'd like to find out if Tiffany/Nicole can reserve a section of some restaurant for a group dinner on our last day - has anyone asked about that?

I don't believe the WC will accept a package being held as they don't want to be responsible. I have also heard it is very expensive to send parcels over there.

 

For me I decided what was important to me and what I'm ok without ie not ordering extra flowers just what comes with package but really wanted a steel band. Hope that helps a bit as it does easily add up.

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Originally Posted by Woods26 View Post

 

Wow, Fut MrsAntenor! You have so many details planned out! Just wondering, are they confirmed with Nicole/Tiffany, or are these just the items you want? I'm getting married the day before (May 11, 2013), and I want to know if I should be firming up my details, too (I remember Nicole saying we'd start 3 months ahead of time, so I thought I had a bit more time).

 

My "Wish List"

Welcome dinner or cocktail party (May 9): Undecided location

Rehearsal/Group dinner (May 10): Japanese restaurant (Beach location)

 

Ceremony Time: 4:30pm

Ceremony Location: Undecided - beach, gazebo, or lazy river

Pictures/cocktails on the beach: 5 - 6:15pm

Reception Location: Calabash - not rented (6:30 - 8:30pm)

Bonfire/cocktails on the beach: 9-11pm

 

I'm only going to have about 30 people, but I've read from various reviews on this site, that although you're not paying for a Private or Semi-Private reception, with a group that size, the hotel won't seat other guests. I don't know how many other brides chose a destination wedding because it's significantly cheaper than having a wedding back home (especially being around Washington, DC). That said, I'm looking for ways to save money, while still ensuring my guests having an amazing day (i.e., a bonfire is more exciting for them than centerpieces or table runners). Anyone with suggestions for saving money (or at least not wasting money), please send them my way! I'm also planning to send a package directly to the hotel with items for my welcome bags (which I'll assemble when I get to the hotel), and I'd like to find out if Tiffany/Nicole can reserve a section of some restaurant for a group dinner on our last day - has anyone asked about that?

 

I'll agree with Justine ... i don't believe they will accept packages either. Plus, I've heard horror stories of the WC not getting the wedding documents ... I don't know how comfortable I would be paying a ton of money to ship something, when they seem to have mix ups between their resorts. 

 

Are you planning on booking a DJ for your bonfire ? The only reason I ask, is because I have read that dinners often go over scheduled time ... and some brides have lost money to a DJ that they book for 2 hrs, and only use for 1 ! 

 

As far as the group dinner ... as long as you're staying enough days, you should be able to reserve a group dinner when you arrive. For instance, the rehearsal/welcome dinner counts as one of your guests reservations. Therefore, a last day group dinner would just count as another reservation I would think. With that said, anyone know how many reservations you get with a 4 night stay ? 

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