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Originally Posted by kmlane13 View Post

 

 

Anything that is considered 'set-up' (i.e. the $500 fee for the private dinner in my case because i have your moments; ceremony setup; etc..) is not taxed, neither is the Judge Transportation, Apostille (if your ceremony is legal) and Blood tests.  Otherwise on my contract as of now, everything else is taxed. We aren't having too many extras, so others may know more! :)

 

Thank you for this information. As long as it is not on the total bill then lol!! We have the moments package too and for us the most important part was the amount of photo's we take home with us so most of our budget will go towards the photagrapher. I personally am camera shy so there is not many pics of me and my partner in our house so after losing 3 stone I want to make sure we have some pretty good pics to remember our day.

 

We started out with lots of extras but after re-looking at our plan we have eliminated lots of things to fit within our budget so we are not having too many extras either.  I was going to have bouquets for my bridesmaids but we have deiced that it is an expense we dont really need so my girls will have simple feather fans.

 

At the cocktail hour we will only pay for the appetizers and not the cocktails (we are all inclusive so I dont see the point)

 

Lunch we will have a part sectioned off at the buffett and as we are having a reception at home we are not spending money on a DJ and table set ups and centre pieces etc. and thats why we opted for a semi private reception.

 

We are having a non-private dinner in one of the restaurants but because there is 21 of us I am assuming we get charged 20usd per person for the set up fee? we have asked if we could pay the 500usd to move this to the private terrace of the restaurant to make it a little more personal and give us the opportunity to play our own music because you are obviously not allowed to in the restaurant out of respect to other diners.

 

I just hope Pilar can still pull off a special day for us :-)

 

xxx

 

They are actually charging us $22 per person eventhough the brochure says $20, but the brochure has a small note that prices are subject to change...so i thought I'd forewarn you, but maybe you'll get lucky! ;) We are paying the $500 for private, we have the terrace, but i may change it because everyone is saying it's a little tight. we'll see!

 

As for the cocktail hour, we had originally asked for just hour devours also, but my travel agent talked me out of it all together (she knew we didn't want to spend the extra money and i just wanted to make sure everything flowed smoothly and we didn't lose any guests between the reception and dinner).  I am just going to make a event timeline for that day and have everyone meet at the bar while we take pictures, i'm sure it will work out perfectly and it saved me $800.

 

Now I'm going to try and relax since there is only 2 months to go and we decided this would be a good time to buy and sell a house, are we nuts or what???? Anyways, thanks for the response, I hope you're day is perfect as I'm sure it will be!!

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Originally Posted by EJay2013 View Post

 

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I appreciate you telling us, I would feel horrible if my guests got sick. Looking for cups tomorrow!!!

Hi Kmlane13,

 

My wedding date is the week before yours and we both are coming from I so we may see each other in passing!!! Anywhoback on topic, based on the feedback and comments,  I have decided to order cups as well and used DiscountMugs.com. They have decent pricing, but there is not a charge for shipping and 5% discount( not much, but something).

 

We get there on the July 8, will you still be there??? If so, we'll definitely have to have a cocktail and celebrate!! :)  I'll check discountmugs.com today!!

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Originally Posted by tccjem View Post

 

Thanks so much.  Been thinking of that too.  Very good points and my fiance has spoken of them too.  He is mainly concerned about the shoe situation.  :)  Men are funny.  Maybe he is worried I will look too short next to him or people will see his feet.  :)

I had my wedding on the beach and everyone took their shoes off right at the end of the sidewalk and just left them there until the end of the ceremony. There are places by the pool that you can wash your feet but the sand didn't really stick to anyone's feet since they weren't wet. I really didn't have a lot of people walking around during our ceremony. There were some people that watched but for the most part everyone kept their distance. It is better if they set it up right by the beach bar instead of in front of the pool. I actually saw a lot of people watching weddings on the pergola and saw quite a few people just stand in the back to watch ceremonies (which I think is weird and kind of rude!) Any of the locations will get on lookers so it is all in what your preference is. 

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I had my wedding on the beach and everyone took their shoes off right at the end of the sidewalk and just left them there until the end of the ceremony. There are places by the pool that you can wash your feet but the sand didn't really stick to anyone's feet since they weren't wet. I really didn't have a lot of people walking around during our ceremony. There were some people that watched but for the most part everyone kept their distance. It is better if they set it up right by the beach bar instead of in front of the pool. I actually saw a lot of people watching weddings on the pergola and saw quite a few people just stand in the back to watch ceremonies (which I think is weird and kind of rude!) Any of the locations will get on lookers so it is all in what your preference is. 
My uncle was saying the same thing...things look much more private than they are in reality. The fountain and seaside look more private than the beach, but maybe not?

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Originally Posted by kmlane13 View Post

 

 

They are actually charging us $22 per person eventhough the brochure says $20, but the brochure has a small note that prices are subject to change...so i thought I'd forewarn you, but maybe you'll get lucky! ;) We are paying the $500 for private, we have the terrace, but i may change it because everyone is saying it's a little tight. we'll see!

 

As for the cocktail hour, we had originally asked for just hour devours also, but my travel agent talked me out of it all together (she knew we didn't want to spend the extra money and i just wanted to make sure everything flowed smoothly and we didn't lose any guests between the reception and dinner).  I am just going to make a event timeline for that day and have everyone meet at the bar while we take pictures, i'm sure it will work out perfectly and it saved me $800.

 

Now I'm going to try and relax since there is only 2 months to go and we decided this would be a good time to buy and sell a house, are we nuts or what???? Anyways, thanks for the response, I hope you're day is perfect as I'm sure it will be!!

Yea I did notice the 22usd in the brochure! we are still in two minds about the hor devoures also because if we have lunch at the buffett im not sure we need to.

 

What time are you getting married?  i was worried i would lose my guests whilst pics were being taken but maybe not if they know lunch is booked lol

 

not long for you now...how exciting :-)

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Okay, now I'm at work and am totally distracted thinking about welcome bags. Does anyone know a good cheap source to get plain cloth bags? It might be the latte I'm drinking, but I'm getting pretty giddy thinking about fun travel mugs and "to have and to hold and to keep your drink cold" labels to go on them!

 

I was thinking about just using a nice brown paper bag with a handle, but if we used cloth people could also use them as a beach bag? Guess it will depend on the pricing for the reusable ones. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Originally Posted by ironman View Post

 

Okay, now I'm at work and am totally distracted thinking about welcome bags. Does anyone know a good cheap source to get plain cloth bags? It might be the latte I'm drinking, but I'm getting pretty giddy thinking about fun travel mugs and "to have and to hold and to keep your drink cold" labels to go on them!

 

I was thinking about just using a nice brown paper bag with a handle, but if we used cloth people could also use them as a beach bag? Guess it will depend on the pricing for the reusable ones. Anyone have any suggestions?

Not just for the mugs, but discount mugs.com had tons of totes and bags that you could check out... I ordered all my stuff from there!

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Originally Posted by aarosenthall View Post

 

Not just for the mugs, but discount mugs.com had tons of totes and bags that you could check out... I ordered all my stuff from there!

Oh awesome, I didn't even look at their other categories. I will check them out. Shipping to Canada is atrocious, but fortunately I have a brother in the US I can have things sent to!

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what are you ladies doing for the bridal party gifts?? I found really pretty necklace and earring sets on wedding shop from the knot.com for like 24$ a piece.. Im thinking about doing that.. I also might add a few extra goodies into their welcome bags.. Any idea? also for the groomsmen also? oh and one more thing.. some of you are talking about paying extra for drinks at the cocktail hr.. arent they drinks included alreadY?? You would just need to pay extra for food i thought?

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