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#1 IndianWedding

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    Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:40 AM

    Hello fellow Brides!  

     

    I am trying to do the following schedule for about 100 guests:

    4:00-5:30pm = wedding (Indian Hindu ceremony) 

    5:45-6:45pm = cocktail hour

    7:00-Midnight = Reception

     

    1) Suggestions on where I should do these?? (gazebo, beach, cascade terrace, ballroom , etc)

     

    2) For the brides that did the outdoor evening receptions - how did you transition from the 10:30 curfew into an indoor location?  doesn't that kill the party mood/buzz?? also, where did you relocate to?

     

    3) wedding location - how annoying is the sand in your feet?

     

    4) How do they charge when you have a large guestlist and following events lineup?

     

    Thank you soo much for your help!!!



    #2 McLecker

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      Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

      Great Questions! I have no idea and I'm still just in the plannign stages - but would love to know the answers - especially about the pricing if anyone has any insight! It looks like WAY more people are RSVP'ing yes than we expected. We had thought we'd have 35 - 40 and it looks like we may have over 60 *(which is huge strain on our budget and I'm a bit stressed about that). Does anyone know how Dreams Cabo charges to events like that?



      #3 TammyWright

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      Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

      we are actually going to have a dreams cabo webinar with Magda soon so I will post the details as soon as i can.

       

       

      let me try to answer below.
       

      Originally Posted by IndianWedding 

      Hello fellow Brides!  

       

      I am trying to do the following schedule for about 100 guests:

      4:00-5:30pm = wedding (Indian Hindu ceremony)depending on what time of year, it can be REALLY hot that time of day

      5:45-6:45pm = cocktail hour

      7:00-Midnight = Reception

       

      1) Suggestions on where I should do these?? (gazebo, beach, cascade terrace, ballroom , etc)the gazebos is great but may be a little tight for 100...you can have both ceremony and reception at cascade terrace.  it is right next to the beach so it can be a beachy event without actually being in the sand

       

      2) For the brides that did the outdoor evening receptions - how did you transition from the 10:30 curfew into an indoor location?  doesn't that kill the party mood/buzz?? also, where did you relocate to? usually by then, the older guests are ready to go to their room and the younger ones can def. move to another location on the resort...the resort is not that big so it is a really easy transition

       

      3) wedding location - how annoying is the sand in your feet?

       

      4) How do they charge when you have a large guestlist and following events lineup? they add a per person fee.

       

      Thank you soo much for your help!!!



       


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      #4 stefbelle

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        Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:33 AM

        Hey McLecker,

         

        Im going through the exact same thing as you. I cannot believe how many people have rsvped already and we just setup a facebook page 2 days ago. I know not everyone will end up coming but Im thinking we are going to have more like 60-70 people! I don't know where to start looking for resorts that can handle so many people. This is a bit overwhelming. Do you have people travelling from all over Canada like I do?

         

        Stef



        #5 TammyWright

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        Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:51 AM

         

        hello Dreams Los Cabos brides,

         

        We just scheduled a webinar with Magda at Dreams Los Cabos.

         

        You can get more information here: Dreams Los Cabos Wedding Webinar

         

        Magda Rueda, Dreams Los Cabos & Zoetry Casa del Mar, Wedding Coordinator, will be a panelist and will give a presentation as well as be on hand for a Q & A session.

         

         

        This is a great opportunity for current Dreams Los Cabos or Zoetry Casa del Mar brides and grooms or those considering the venues for the wedding location to get your questions answered. 
         
        All that attend the webinar and get married at Dreams Los Cabos or Zoetry Casa del Mar will receive:
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        • Free gift upon arrival (champagne & fruit plate)

         


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        #6 IndianWedding

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          Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:26 PM

          Can't wait!!



          #7 McLecker

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            Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

            Sure do! I have friends and family from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and BC all coming for this. I spent so much time trying to find a location that would make this wedding accessible for those that wanted to come (right price, right timing, right location) and it seems I may have done too good of a job! Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled so many people want to come - it's awesome. I just hadn't budgeted for this. Lots of people say that your numbers will drop when it comes to actually committing with money - and I had counted on that. We are two weeks away from the deposit deadline and the list isn't getting shorter. I'm actually trying to dissuade some people from coming - that sounds awful I know!



            #8 TammyWright

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            Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:06 PM



            Originally Posted by McLecker 

            Great Questions! I have no idea and I'm still just in the plannign stages - but would love to know the answers - especially about the pricing if anyone has any insight! It looks like WAY more people are RSVP'ing yes than we expected. We had thought we'd have 35 - 40 and it looks like we may have over 60 *(which is huge strain on our budget and I'm a bit stressed about that). Does anyone know how Dreams Cabo charges to events like that?


            Hi there, we had about 60 people for our wedding at Dreams los Cabos...you can see some pic, ive posted them all over BDW.  we had a welcome dinner at oceana terrace then our wedding reception at cascade terrace.  they were both fantastic places to hold private events.

             

            usually if you have more people than your package includes, there is a per person fee...the amount of course depends on the menu you choose, etc.

             


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            #9 McLecker

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              Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:16 PM

              Thanks for the webinar Tammy! It will be really helpful I'm sure! How often do you hold them?



              #10 TammyWright

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              Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:02 PM



              Originally Posted by McLecker 

              Thanks for the webinar Tammy! It will be really helpful I'm sure! How often do you hold them?



              we usually only hold 1 a year per resort.  we may bump it to 2 a year if we have a lot of interest but they take a bit of work to pull together.


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