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Originally Posted by khunt29 View Post

 

Our travel agent told us 5:30!  

Oh geez, I just checked it online and it says around 7:30.  Good lord. Again with the misinformation, not that it matters, but just one more thing I have to double-check because our agent got it wrong.  Thanks Shannon!

You should be perfect, I planned my reception for 5 since the sun sets a little after 7 so that would put us in the "golden hour" for photos during cocktail hour. My photographer we are bringing down is trying to talk us into doing a first look. How does everyone feel about this? I guess I just pictured my fi seeing me for the first time that day when I begin walking down the aisle. I am starting to come around a little so we can enjoy part of cocktail hour, but my traditional/romantic side kicks in and says not to do a first look...so I don't know.

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Originally Posted by ToBeBride View Post

 

Hi girls -

I'm getting married at the Now Jade on January 24, 2014! We're very excited and have been doing some of the early planning. We've decided to go with an outside photographer, but I have a question on that to the brides that have used outside photographers as well. Do we have to provide dinner for the photographer? He will only be staying for about 1-1.5 hours of the reception including the dinner.

 

Also, I know that the Divine Package includes a guitarist or violinist at the ceremony. Does anybody know if we can give them specific songs to play or do they just play something generic?

We also are using an outside photographer, and have invited them for dinner as a good gesture, but it's not expected, I don't think- though I've heard some put meals in their contract.

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Originally Posted by Kal520 View Post

 

You should be perfect, I planned my reception for 5 since the sun sets a little after 7 so that would put us in the "golden hour" for photos during cocktail hour. My photographer we are bringing down is trying to talk us into doing a first look. How does everyone feel about this? I guess I just pictured my fi seeing me for the first time that day when I begin walking down the aisle. I am starting to come around a little so we can enjoy part of cocktail hour, but my traditional/romantic side kicks in and says not to do a first look...so I don't know.

 

 I was also considering doing a "first look" or maybe a partial first look where we take some cute pictures together before the ceremony but the grooms eyes are closed or he has a blindfold on...I am curious to see what others think about this as well

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Originally Posted by UMassRN007 View Post

 

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Originally Posted by Kal520 View Post

 

You should be perfect, I planned my reception for 5 since the sun sets a little after 7 so that would put us in the "golden hour" for photos during cocktail hour. My photographer we are bringing down is trying to talk us into doing a first look. How does everyone feel about this? I guess I just pictured my fi seeing me for the first time that day when I begin walking down the aisle. I am starting to come around a little so we can enjoy part of cocktail hour, but my traditional/romantic side kicks in and says not to do a first look...so I don't know.

 

 I was also considering doing a "first look" or maybe a partial first look where we take some cute pictures together before the ceremony but the grooms eyes are closed or he has a blindfold on...I am curious to see what others think about this as well

I'm struggling with that too! I've seen some really sweet first-look pictures, but I think it might ruin the moment of me walking down the aisle, him seeing me the first time. I bet if I asked FI, he'd say he doesn't want to do first-look....oh, decisions. We still haven't sorted our ceremony music yet, how many songs do we need for the seating of the guests, bridal party processional, my walk....so complicated!

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I love the first look pictures but I wouldn't want to do them. That's one of the few traditions we want to keep is him seeing me for the first time as I wash down the aisle. However, some of the pictures I have seen are so cute! Kristen - As for ceremony music, we are having 4 songs as guest wait (not sure if they will all be played, I just guessed) one song for processional (mothers, maid of honor, bestmen), one song for me & a recessional.

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I have seen some really cool pics where the groom is in the room next to the bride and they both go out on the balcony and hold hands without seeing each other. Some very cool shots... Kind of like the first look pics - without the look.

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Originally Posted by ToBeBride View Post

 

Hi girls -

I'm getting married at the Now Jade on January 24, 2014! We're very excited and have been doing some of the early planning. We've decided to go with an outside photographer, but I have a question on that to the brides that have used outside photographers as well. Do we have to provide dinner for the photographer? He will only be staying for about 1-1.5 hours of the reception including the dinner.

 

Also, I know that the Divine Package includes a guitarist or violinist at the ceremony. Does anybody know if we can give them specific songs to play or do they just play something generic?

 

One week before my date! :)  I have seen in some contracts as well that dinner is required if they stay over 4-5 hours.

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Originally Posted by Kal520 View Post

 

I asked Pilar a while ago if we could just have an area set up for our group in the buffet after our rehearsal and she said no problem, we have a time but I can't remember when it was! Haha!! I'm the worst! But anyway this will also be our welcome dinner, not excluding anyone since we will have 25 people appx.

That is a good option.  Is there an extra charge?  I am still thinking of doing a private rehearsal dinner or something in town.  So many things to think about!  Thanks!!  Tara

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Originally Posted by aarosenthall View Post

 

 

No surprises but it really adds up... We have 36 people, we are doing a private rehearsal dinner for $900... Our bill came to $7500!

Hi aarosenthall,

Do you mind sharing what you are doing for the private rehearsal dinner?  I am trying to decide to do the buffet, private dinner or have our group go into town.  Thanks so much!  Tara

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Hi All,

 

Is anyone else getting married on April 18th?  We had booked a photographer a YEAR ago, but they have cancelled on us just today (disaster).  Just wondering if anyone might have one there already that day?

 

Thanks,

Jen

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