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#5061 calgarybride2015

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

I did not declare my OOT bags. But I had all my receipts and totals ready for customs just in case.

Me too

And I got the green light!!!


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Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

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Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#5062 oregano

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  • Wedding Date:January 8, 2015
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:57 AM

Does anyone have pictures of their reception on the Carnival Terrace? I would like to do one long table for "family style" dining however I'm afraid there won't be room for a little dancing.
I saw one picture from a past bride but I'm hoping there are more :)


We had 30 guests and had one long table and there was tons of room for the DJ, the cake table, the table where the photographers and DJ eat dancing. It's a lot bigger than it looks!

How was the DJ? We are debating whether to have a DJ or to use our Ipad with music that we have selected. What benefit did you find to having a DJ? Did you give the DJ a song list?


I liked having a DJ just for convenience and we also wanted him to play background music for the dinner, we needed a sound system for speeches, the video screen for a slideshow and cold fireworks. He sent out a form a few weeks in advance where I indicated my must play songs, songs for the entrance, first dance, garter toss, etc. it is a $350 vendor fee though to get him onto the resort but we found it was still cheap than the DJ the resort provides

Can any past brides comment on the cake? My future MIL is a cake designer. She is making cake toppers for us. When I showed her the pics of the cakes she had all kinds of questions. Seems like I've seen people say there is no need to get extra cake for extra guests. How big is the cake if you go with the 25? Does anyone have any pictures they could share? Thanks!
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I just looked at a picture of my cake for the first time, haha, and it does look kind of small, however we all had dessert with dinner and when the cake was served everyone was busy dancing so I honestly don't know if many other than the kids even ate it. I can email you a picture if you would like?

#5063 tracyannhoward

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  • Wedding Date:April 17, 2015
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 09:00 AM

We had 30 guests and had one long table and there was tons of room for the DJ, the cake table, the table where the photographers and DJ eat dancing. It's a lot bigger than it looks!

I liked having a DJ just for convenience and we also wanted him to play background music for the dinner, we needed a sound system for speeches, the video screen for a slideshow and cold fireworks. He sent out a form a few weeks in advance where I indicated my must play songs, songs for the entrance, first dance, garter toss, etc. it is a $350 vendor fee though to get him onto the resort but we found it was still cheap than the DJ the resort provides

I just looked at a picture of my cake for the first time, haha, and it does look kind of small, however we all had dessert with dinner and when the cake was served everyone was busy dancing so I honestly don't know if many other than the kids even ate it. I can email you a picture if you would like?

 @oregano - yes if you could email me a picture that would be much appreciated.  I am also not too concerned about the cake, but my future MIL has lots of questions!  my email is howard.tracyann@gmail.com.  



#5064 hannahlf11

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:49 PM

Does anyone have pictures of the reception at the Bamboo room that you could email to me?

 

Im trying to figure out how much decor I need to bring, how I want to set up the tables, and if I have a blank wall to set up a sort of back drop to go behind the wedding party table. 



#5065 Natata

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

question about tipping the coordinator - i started with Islea, then Pilar and now i have a different one the day  of the wedding - do you tip all 3?



#5066 amarie4713

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:36 PM

No, I tipped the one that came to the reception and did all the actual work, for me it Was Carmen.
I tipped her at the end of the night when I tipped the servers before we left...my dad had all of our tip money.

Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

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


#5067 Natata

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

did you tip your outside photographer , dj and  officiant as well>



#5068 amarie4713

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:43 PM

No, I did not tip my photographer because he owns his own business. We brought an officiant with us, so we didn't tip them, but I have heard of people doing that if they're not having a legal ceremony down there. And we did not have a DJ. I think the rule of thumb is if they own their own business, you don't tip, and if they work for another organization, you do tip.

Now Jade Bride on November 21, 2014

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


#5069 julianow

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 11:08 AM

Canadian Brides- Has anyone seen a significant price increase this year for packages? Just got a quote from WestJet for $1730 from Ottawa. Last year it was $1390 taxes in... Sort of depressing for a November wedding.



#5070 breezie

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 12:06 PM

How much should I tip?? and who all should get the tip?

 

I was thinking Wedding coordinator, bar tender, photographer, hair/makeup stylist ummm wedding officiant... am I missing anyone??






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