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#1241 chitown2013

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    Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

    YAY!!  We will have to have a drink together at the pool bar :)  So exciting, hope planning is going well !



    #1242 bmelko

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      Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

      Originally Posted by khunt29 

      Have any past brides used paper lanterns to hang from the ceiling in the Bamboo Room, such as below?  Any recommendations on sizing and # of lanterns would be great! My colours are champagne and teal, so I was thinking of doing white and two shades of teal/turquose....

       

      Thanks Ladies!

      Kristen

       

      I purchased lanterns for my reception, too.  I had read somewhere what sizes another bride bought and I got the same sizes since I knew they would work.  I chose four different sizes: 8-inch, 12-inch, 16-inch, and 20-inch.  That way the differences wouldn't be too great.  I don't know if you want to rent them from the resort or buy them and take them. They ship flat so I knew they would be easy to bring with me.  I got mine from www.paperlanternstore.com.  I got the irregular ribbed ones in my colors. :)  Hope that helps!



      #1243 kitkat863

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        Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

        Originally Posted by mic813 

        I'm sorry, I didn't mean to take out my frustration on you.  I have had emails from Pilar unanswered after a month.  Only I after I resent them to her did I get a response.  

         

        And things she told my mom on the phone were the opposite of what she told me in an email. 

         

        Luckily I am not worried about details, I know it is beautiful place and everything will be great.  If I could just get my mother to adopt my philosophy the stress would be gone.

        No worries. Trust me I know that it is frustrating. I would always give her a week and if she didn't answer that I would send another email to follow up. Obviously, the big stuff you need to know and the details will come together. For the most part, she gets better as it gets closer to your date. The language barrier can be a little tough too. 



        #1244 kitkat863

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          Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

          Originally Posted by kelseyfanning 

          Hey ladies


          I am getting married in 10 days at Now Jade and I need a little advice. I had two menu options the  Beef steak or the Tuna Steak. I have printed off two different menus. How does a person get the guests to go to the correct seat at the table where the menu they chose should be. Do you have a table with pieces of paper that have their names on them and what table they are at. Then from there put each name on each place setting. That seems a little ridiculous but I don't know how ettiqueite says to do it when there are multiple menu choices. I would like the servers to have some clues as to which meal goes to who without asking them. I am sure if they had to ask them half the people would not remember what they wrote down. 

           

          I too have been trying to get ahold of Pilar I havent talked to her since I booked the package. Since everyone says it will all just come together in the end I have been trying to leave her alone. I requested a DJ but never got a confirmation what so ever. I would like to atleast be able to have the DJ's email address to requests specific songs. 

          The only thing I can say is have a seating chart or print something with their names on it and have it at their seat. I gave my guests 3 options and I didn't even think about how they know who ordered what food. I didn't have a seating chart or have their names at their seat but it all seemed to work out. I also only had 15 others with us so I guess it wouldn't chaotic like a bigger wedding. 

           

          Regarding emailing Pilar, I would just email her until she answers regarding the DJ. She put me in contact with the DJ and they sent me an email with a list to fill out for songs. Since you didn't get a confirmation then best I can say is just keeping emailing her until she answers. Since you wedding is next week I would think she would respond. She got better responding once it got closer to my date. 



          #1245 khunt29

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            Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

            Originally Posted by kitkat863 

            The only thing I can say is have a seating chart or print something with their names on it and have it at their seat. I gave my guests 3 options and I didn't even think about how they know who ordered what food. I didn't have a seating chart or have their names at their seat but it all seemed to work out. I also only had 15 others with us so I guess it wouldn't chaotic like a bigger wedding. 

             

            Regarding emailing Pilar, I would just email her until she answers regarding the DJ. She put me in contact with the DJ and they sent me an email with a list to fill out for songs. Since you didn't get a confirmation then best I can say is just keeping emailing her until she answers. Since you wedding is next week I would think she would respond. She got better responding once it got closer to my date. 

            I have seen at weddings where they put a little coloured jewel sticker, colour-coded, on each place setting card, just small, in the corner.  For example, all veggie meals had a green jewel, all beef had a red, and all chicken was clear, I tihnk.   Something that doesnt stand out to the guests, but you can give Pilar a little chart with the colour coding on it or something so she knows?  I'm thinking of that as well....



            #1246 LaurenMoser2B

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              Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

              @khunt- I love your wedding look! I have been searching all over for that same Lazaro sash and could not find one. I only found a used one that had a stain. Where did you find it? I also got my dress for a good price at Davids so I'm willing to splurge on the sash.

              #1247 LaurenMoser2B

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                Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

                @khunt- I love your wedding look! I have been searching all over for that same Lazaro sash and could not find one. I only found a used one that had a stain. Where did you find it? I also got my dress for a good price at Davids so I'm willing to splurge on the sash.

                #1248 khunt29

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                  Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

                  Originally Posted by LaurenMoser2B 

                  @khunt- I love your wedding look! I have been searching all over for that same Lazaro sash and could not find one. I only found a used one that had a stain. Where did you find it? I also got my dress for a good price at Davids so I'm willing to splurge on the sash.


                  Thank you! I Actually, I found it online, it was like fate. I have been dreaming about this sash since I saw it on SYTTD ages ago. And one night, I was poking around online and this ad popped up that was only posted the DAY before!  So I pretty much stalked the seller, sent her an email, a text, and we finalized it all.  She is getting married at the beginning of April and then sending me the sash, we split the cost.  I really took a leap of faith, I don't even know who she is, but I sufficiently creeped her on FB and Pinterest and found her wedding website, so if she disappears on me, I can find her! (are brides crazy or what?!)  But it's scary, sending someone that amount of money in good faith.  eeeek.  fingers crossed that it all works out.  I see she still hasn't pulled down her ad for the sash so that really freaked me out.  I just sent her an email right now, so we'll see what comes back.  It's not even about the $, but I really REALLY want that sash.   If it helps, she told me that a bridal store in her hometown ordered the sash directly from Lazaro- you can't find it in store, because it's from the Spring 2010 bridal collection.  Retail was $800.00, according to her. I only paid $599 for my dress, so I'd still consider the splurge, the total overall cost still being less than $1500- can't beat that!



                  #1249 khunt29

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                    Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

                    Originally Posted by LaurenMoser2B 

                    @khunt- I love your wedding look! I have been searching all over for that same Lazaro sash and could not find one. I only found a used one that had a stain. Where did you find it? I also got my dress for a good price at Davids so I'm willing to splurge on the sash.

                    Also- I would consider the stained one if I were you, you can always take it to be professionally cleaned, I would think?



                    #1250 bmelko

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                      Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

                      Originally Posted by kelseyfanning 

                      Hey ladies


                      I am getting married in 10 days at Now Jade and I need a little advice. I had two menu options the  Beef steak or the Tuna Steak. I have printed off two different menus. How does a person get the guests to go to the correct seat at the table where the menu they chose should be. Do you have a table with pieces of paper that have their names on them and what table they are at. Then from there put each name on each place setting. That seems a little ridiculous but I don't know how ettiqueite says to do it when there are multiple menu choices. I would like the servers to have some clues as to which meal goes to who without asking them. I am sure if they had to ask them half the people would not remember what they wrote down. 

                       

                      I too have been trying to get ahold of Pilar I havent talked to her since I booked the package. Since everyone says it will all just come together in the end I have been trying to leave her alone. I requested a DJ but never got a confirmation what so ever. I would like to atleast be able to have the DJ's email address to requests specific songs. 

                      It is actually very common to have place cards and/or escort cards at a wedding reception; that's how the guests know where they will be sitting. You usally have a seating chart so you know where everyone will be seated and you need the guests to know that, too.  It is also helpful to indicate what entree they selected since, like you pointed out, they may have forgotten which they chose.  You could try doing the menus in different colors,or affixing them to pieces of cardstock using your wedding colors.  It will be easier for the resrot waitstaff to deliver the correct entrees to the correct guest.  Or make some place cards in two colors and put them on the plates with the guest names; one color for steak, one for tuna.  Colors seem like it would be an easy way to distinguish the entree.  You can do anything, really, as long as you have two different things that you can associate with the entrees, and make sure the resort knows ahead of time (let Pilar know in your meeting) so she can make a note and the guests get the correct meal.  






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