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#5011 amarie4713

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  • Wedding Date:November 21, 2014
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Posted 09 January 2015 - 06:10 AM

Not At All. I took out of town bags for my guests so I had some canvas bags I used for packing. And tshirts. I was really tight on space. And I actually took almost 30 vases and only used 18. Not one broke.

I took 6 small bouquets for my chairs and all my out of town stuff in the same suitcase. My chair sashes, napkins, table runners, vases...the water beads were awesome because they travel Soooo small.

Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447


#5012 julianow

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:14 AM

Any November 2015 brides out there? ?

#5013 kylie537

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:59 AM

Anyone else getting married in April 2015?

Does anyone know if we can do a photo slideshow at Castaways. My mom would like me to have one but I would probably need a small projection screen of some sort. Anyone do one or know if we can?

And I know this has been asked before but anyone have a photographer come in from outside the resort. If so then please send some recommendations and approximate cost. I feel like it was a waste to pick the divine package now that I don't care to much for the stuff listed.

One more thing, thinking of having the guitarist play since its in the package. Anyone had the guitarist play at Ceremony or cocktail hour? Which would we better? HAvinh a DJ at the reception so I don't need the guitarist for that part. M
Thanks:) :)

#5014 amarie4713

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:05 AM

We had the guitarist at the ceremony and it was beautiful. We use Moments that Matter Photography and they were amazing, about 3400 for 5 hours. I would recommend them to anyone. They were affordable, professional, and overall amazing. Worth every penny.

We used the resort photographer for a trash the dress session, they were ok, not great, but acceptable.

We didn't use the private dinner on the beach or the champagne breakfast. But once we got there, I didn't care about the extra money we spent that probably wasn't worth it.

Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447


#5015 tracyannhoward

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:09 AM

I'm getting married April 17, 2015.  I am having an outside photographer come in.  They were recommended to us as friends of family members.  Their website is http://www.mandjphoto.com/.  We are having them for the wedding and an underwater trash the dress session in a cenote.  I'm super excited for the trash the dress session.  I'm honestly not sure what to do with the included photographer now.  I also chose the divine package.  I was debating guitarist vs saxophonist.  I feel like some mentioned the saxophone being good - or maybe it was violin?  I know you can rent a projector - i saw it on the list, but not sure about castaway specifically.  What date are you getting married and how many guests are you expecting? 



#5016 nrowe32

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:27 AM

Anyone else getting married in April 2015?

Does anyone know if we can do a photo slideshow at Castaways. My mom would like me to have one but I would probably need a small projection screen of some sort. Anyone do one or know if we can?

And I know this has been asked before but anyone have a photographer come in from outside the resort. If so then please send some recommendations and approximate cost. I feel like it was a waste to pick the divine package now that I don't care to much for the stuff listed.

One more thing, thinking of having the guitarist play since its in the package. Anyone had the guitarist play at Ceremony or cocktail hour? Which would we better? HAvinh a DJ at the reception so I don't need the guitarist for that part. M
Thanks:) :)

You can do a slideshow but you have to pay extra for the projector. If you are using an outside DJ I would recommend asking them, since you can negotiate the prices more. We were married at Castaways 11/7/14 and used Dean Sanderson, we paid I think about $3900 for 8hrs and a TTD, and our photos are incredible and Dean was great to work with, he really knows what he is doing especially with the TTD. I used the guitarist for the cocktail hour and it was perfect. I also thought it may have been a waste to pay for the Divine, but we had 62 people and a la carte would have cost more. 


I'm getting married April 17, 2015.  I am having an outside photographer come in.  They were recommended to us as friends of family members.  Their website is http://www.mandjphoto.com/.  We are having them for the wedding and an underwater trash the dress session in a cenote.  I'm super excited for the trash the dress session.  I'm honestly not sure what to do with the included photographer now.  I also chose the divine package.  I was debating guitarist vs saxophonist.  I feel like some mentioned the saxophone being good - or maybe it was violin?  I know you can rent a projector - i saw it on the list, but not sure about castaway specifically.  What date are you getting married and how many guests are you expecting? 

We used the included photographer for a Welcome Cocktail we did the night before the wedding in the lobby and it worked out great and we got a book of the photos that were also included, and the videographer came for the ceremony and the video all turned out nice. Everything really turns out amazing.



#5017 Meg32IL

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:34 AM

Married in November -

 

We used an outside photographer - Gonzalo - he was AMAZING!

 

We used the included photographer for a Trash the Dress Shoot - we LOVED this photos! they were our favs! and it only took like 20 minutes.

 

We did our private dinner on the beach and thought it was great, a bit windy and dark but it was the one time we were alone for dinner. We did it before everyone arrived.

 

We ordered our champagne breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding at 9:00 am, we waited until 9:45 and left. We hated missing sun time!


Megan Bromenschenkel

 

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#5018 amarie4713

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:34 AM

Oh ya! the video. That makes the divine worth it. I forgot.

Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447


#5019 kylie537

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:45 AM

Amarie 4713- Thanks, I was leaning more towards having the guitarist at the ceremony. I just wasn't sure if we would get the full 45mins worth. Does he play a wedding type song when everyone is walking down the aisles?
I figured that there would be some sort of music playing for cocktail hour anyway at the mix bar.

Tracyannhoward-were getting married on April 13th :) were there for a week ahead of everyone else though so we go from the 1st to the 15th. We have little kids so we wanted time to adjust to the heat and and nap schedules (upgraded to the ocean front preferred suite) since we know we will be spending more time in our room then we would like :(
We have about 40 guests coming. And we're doing beach ceremony, mix bar cocktail hour and castaways. I am doing a straight up mexican decored/ style wedding. How many guests and which places did you pick?

Amarie4713- at castaways I am assuming that we don't have to pay the extra for the dance floor or an extra bar? What was the lighting like, did you use extra lights anywhere? We will probably have the DJ from the resort but the dancing part is so important because we have kids at our wedding that can't go out to the discos or anything (I don't think) and we don't want to ditch them off. And thanks for the info on projector. I will have to look more into it;)

#5020 amarie4713

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:48 AM

There was music at the cocktail hour. There is a list of songs the gutarrist knows. I only picked the song I walked down the aisle too and let him play whatever he wanted. You do not get 45 minutes worth for sure...but it was so beautiful. I can send you the songs available if you want me too.

I'm unsure about the castaways bar and floor. We had our reception at the pool

Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

Planning Thread: http://www.bestdesti...read/?p=1875447





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