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#761 txbrideinmexico

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    Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:37 AM

    Originally Posted by NinaO 

    I have a question? I was not planning on doing table #'s or place cards. I have not made seating charts. I just assumed with 30 guest they can sit where ever they want. We are not having brial parties grooms & bridesmaid. Only us and our daughter. So I thought no need tell people where to sit. But after reading on here I see y'all have. So do I have another project? Lol the hotel has not asked me for this only guest list.

    Even if you have to distinguish meals, if you are against a seating chart I think you could work around it. you could have a sign with escort cards and say something like "Please sit where you like but leave this card at your seat to indicate your meal choice for the wait staff". Except I'm you sure you could word it better... Seating charts are not required



    #762 Kaitlyn Wawryko

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      Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:23 AM

      I will be arriving April 19-28 but my guests get there on the 20 and 21st.

      #763 txbrideinmexico

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        Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

        Turned in my final paperwork for approval today! Any other Memorial Day weekend weddings?



        #764 mizpriya

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          Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:58 AM

          Originally Posted by txbrideinmexico 

          Even if you have to distinguish meals, if you are against a seating chart I think you could work around it. you could have a sign with escort cards and say something like "Please sit where you like but leave this card at your seat to indicate your meal choice for the wait staff". Except I'm you sure you could word it better... Seating charts are not required

          We had a wedding program that outlined the details of the events in a fun and informal way. We mentioned there that people just had to take their place cards and bring it with them to their seating of choice. They will read this program while they are waiting around at the ceremony location beforehand.



          #765 txbrideinmexico

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            Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

            Just an FYI - you cannot choose to skip the $5 a head "champagne toast" fee. I tried to, considering I'm paying $10 per person for a cocktail hour that has not cocktails, but champagne, and champagne is on the open bar menu. I know it's a small fee but it's just another way that we've felt tricked in this process. Anyway, I wanted to make you guys aware. My WC told me it was mandatory and to think of it as a fee for people setting up our tables and chairs... umm what? That's a service fee... why are you calling it a champagne toast?

             

            Ugh... can't wait to work with my onsite coordinator... Hopefully she is better than Claudy...

             

            /end rant.



            #766 Billandstina

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              Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

              I swear they keep messing with me too on this exact thing! And they're charging me $20/person over 20 guests for the ceremony which I THOUGHT covered the champagne toast so I didn't say anything about that being outrageous...then I thought the cocktail hour was $10 and was open bar plus 3 cold appetizers. I've now been told that only covers champagne and 3 appetizers and if I want open bar it's $15 per person...UMMMMM...there are so many things greedy and wrong with this!! What the heck is the $20/person "ceremony" fee for?? Unfolding a chair?? And why at an all inclusive should we be paying extra for open bar instead of just champagne! SOOOO irritated and my final checklist is due in about 24 hours.

              #767 Emily11386

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                Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:43 AM

                I know how you guys feel! Dealing with this resort has been challenging and irritating, at best. I finally made our final payment (was waiting on Claudy to fix the issues with the bill), so hopefully I get my onsite coordinator (Elizabeth Sotelo) soon. And today is our legal day! Exciting! We decided it will be myself, my fiancĀ©, and my son. :)
                May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
                33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!

                #768 MOrdonez

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                  Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:41 AM

                  Just wondering, from those that are using outside vendors for your flowers. Are you paying an outside vendor fee? 

                  I want to get my bouquet and boutonniere from and outside vendor.....and I know as long as I go pick the flowers up I should be fine.....What have you girls experienced so far with this?

                  Especially those of you getting your final billing.



                  #769 ncalvar

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                    Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

                    @Mordonez.......I'm using an outside florist for all my flowers and I'm not paying an outside vendor fee. They told me he can drop everything off downstairs at the lobby. He just can't set it up.....I only have 5 tables so I'm ok doing it myself! I much rather set vases down on tables myself and keep $350!

                    #770 Emily11386

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                      Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

                      Posted Image Posted Image We are legally married now! 20 days until we leave for Mexico!
                      May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
                      33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!




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