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#241 girlinthecity97

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

@CnBWedding - with a group that size, they are going to wander around the sky deck and and most likely see your reception set up although it will be on the far end closer to the rest of the resort and mangrove views.  I had 60 and they were on both sides of that wall you referred to that divides the beach view side of the deck (side closest to gazebo).  The wall is not very tall...maybe head height at best?  Post-ceremony, my guests were all over that side of the sky deck taking pics.  The views of the ocean and beach are amazing and unblocked by the glass walls.  Almost everyone took pics of themselves from different beach/ocean angles by those.  A friend is also checking through her pics to see if we have different angles to show you ladies. 


Edited by girlinthecity97, 20 February 2015 - 01:46 PM.

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#242 calgarybride2015

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 05:57 PM

@girlinthecity97
Ohhh trust me it wasn't planned. He taped it cause he wanted to try his new go pro. I'm so thankful he did (although I haven't seen it lol) or I would have regretted being to cheap to pay for it.


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#243 lauralane

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

@girlinthecity97 - giirrrrlllllll... you are like my destination wedding angel sent from above! My version of DF and I literally talk about you like we know you IRL -- "oh did you see that picture that girlinthecity posted on her ig? that roof deck looks insane!" "girlinthecity says we should switch the buffet to a family style at the plated dinner..."  :D  

 

You are a lifesaver for all of your detailed tips and descriptions. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  And just to pile on everyone else's comments -- you looked STUNNING and your wedding looked absolutely perfect! I can't wait to see moreeeee pics. (Or you can just post them on IG, you know...) 

 

So on the note of DF, he has a Very Serious Question to which he can't get an answer from the wedding coordinator to save our lives. Do you happen to recall which beers they served at the reception? Mission critical!  ;)

 

We leave in 10 days, I can't believe it! Getting our ducks in a row making sure we have everything for the OOT bags ordered, communications with the bridal parties, packing, picking songs, making a zillion lists, organizing the catamaran thing, shopping, shopping, and more shopping! Fun times but definitely feeling a little frazzled. Trying to remember that these are AWESOME reasons to be stressed! 



#244 ChiTiff

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

Good luck @lauralane !  I'm sure it will be fabulous, and all of us can't wait to hear about it.  

 

@girlinthecity97 You've also been my wedding angel and are frequently discussed in our house!  It's actually pretty funny, you're like family. :)



#245 girlinthecity97

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 01:10 PM

@lauralane - awwww seriously! No thanks needed. I love helping people and I know how stressful and challenging this process can be so anything I can do the help others avoid mistakes or relax and enjoy I will do! :D   LMAO LMAO at being part of the conversations! :) We all really should plan a WE GOT MARRIED AT GENERATIONS meet up! LOLOL

 

So to answer the critical beer question, I checked in with my people & they tell me that the following were on hand during the reception:  

  • Tecate
  • Sol
  • Dos Equis
  • Heineken
  • Corona

I believe all were cans.  If you go with the International Family Style, a premium open bar is included that has good hard liquors as well (e.g. Grey Goose, Johnny Walker etc.). 

 

YAYYYY for 10 days! I didn't realize we were so close!! So excited for you & will be following your IG closely!  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything. I had a mini-crisis with my placecards and thanks to another bride-friend I met on this site, I couldn't have pulled it off without her help.  What more do you have left to do? 

 

Thank you also for your very kind words and compliments!!! XOXO I can't wait to see my photogs pics and am really hoping they captured the entire day since I didn't get a video. :(

 

@ChiTiff - awww thanks so much and that is too funny. LOL  Same goes for you, let me know if you need anything. 

 

I really do not know what to do with myself now that the wedding is over LOL


Edited by girlinthecity97, 21 February 2015 - 01:15 PM.

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#246 lauralane

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:05 PM

@girlinthecity97 good heads up on the beers lady, thank you! And yes, we should all do a Generations Wedding Planning Survivors Club get together someday, that would be amazing!

 

Some questions/thoughts on the music, which is my major to do right now:

 

We are doing DJ All Music who does the songs + the emceeing. @girlinthecity97, I was wondering how you handled the DJ - did you pre-select all of the songs or just give him an idea of what you like?  I am so glad you had such good things to say about the DJ -- that's majorly helping for my sanity right now!

 

Not being able to communicate with him directly is SO FRUSTRATING! He sent along this massive document with thousands of choices that's totally overwhelming me. Well-intentioned, but.... no. I'm thinking of creating my own schedule with general guidelines by hour or section (i.e. these songs for entrances and first dances, Frank Sinatra-ish music for dinner, fun clean versions of 80's, 90's and pop from today for early dance section, hip hop and dance music for last hour) and asking Marisol to pass it along to him. Going through Lomas to communicate this stuff seems crazy, particularly on the emceeing front; like are we just figuring this out the day of... who he's announcing, when, etc?!

 

Also, we have a violin player for the ceremony but there's a total of 10 songs that you can choose from, which I find a bit weird... it's 45 minutes worth of their time but if the ceremony is 30 minutes they really only play for 15, apparently. So that's kind of a bummer, I was hoping he'd play a bit of our cocktail hour too as it's in the same place. They'll play 3 songs in the beginning, 1 at the end and that's that! I just will never get over my sticker shock at all of this stuff.

 

Other than music, I'm cranking away on gift bags (kill me for my dream of margarita salt tins, please!) and last minute shopping. I've become convinced that I "need" a Feyonce tshirt for the ever-so-important airplane outfit  :P



#247 AllieH

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 03:03 PM

@lauralane - did they not give you a spreadsheet to fill out for DJ All music? it has a list of what music happens when...which songs, etc. dinner songs vs. reception songs. entrance and the whole 9 yards. you'll be better off listing as many songs as you can think of specifically, vs. type. that worked well for us. we had a great time with the DJ. 

 

@girlinthecity97 good heads up on the beers lady, thank you! And yes, we should all do a Generations Wedding Planning Survivors Club get together someday, that would be amazing!

 

Some questions/thoughts on the music, which is my major to do right now:

 

We are doing DJ All Music who does the songs + the emceeing. @girlinthecity97, I was wondering how you handled the DJ - did you pre-select all of the songs or just give him an idea of what you like?  I am so glad you had such good things to say about the DJ -- that's majorly helping for my sanity right now!

 

Not being able to communicate with him directly is SO FRUSTRATING! He sent along this massive document with thousands of choices that's totally overwhelming me. Well-intentioned, but.... no. I'm thinking of creating my own schedule with general guidelines by hour or section (i.e. these songs for entrances and first dances, Frank Sinatra-ish music for dinner, fun clean versions of 80's, 90's and pop from today for early dance section, hip hop and dance music for last hour) and asking Marisol to pass it along to him. Going through Lomas to communicate this stuff seems crazy, particularly on the emceeing front; like are we just figuring this out the day of... who he's announcing, when, etc?!

 

Also, we have a violin player for the ceremony but there's a total of 10 songs that you can choose from, which I find a bit weird... it's 45 minutes worth of their time but if the ceremony is 30 minutes they really only play for 15, apparently. So that's kind of a bummer, I was hoping he'd play a bit of our cocktail hour too as it's in the same place. They'll play 3 songs in the beginning, 1 at the end and that's that! I just will never get over my sticker shock at all of this stuff.

 

Other than music, I'm cranking away on gift bags (kill me for my dream of margarita salt tins, please!) and last minute shopping. I've become convinced that I "need" a Feyonce tshirt for the ever-so-important airplane outfit  :P


 

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#248 CnBWedding

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 06:50 AM

@girlinthecity97 do you have a direct email for vanessajaimes? I tried sending her a message via her online form almost two weeks ago and she hasn't gotten back to me.

#249 girlinthecity97

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 05:32 AM

@CnBWedding - hmmm that's odd! did you try info@vanessajaimes.com ? That's the email I used.  Also, check your gmail spam/promotions category.  I too filled out the form on her site and her response email popped up over there and not my inbox for some reason.  I didn't know this until I called her and she was like "oh, yes, I responded!" then I looked and saw it. 


@lauralane - I am bad and ignored the playlist that was provided except for the section for Father-Daughter Dance, Garter and Bouquet Toss.  I wasn't sure what I wanted for those and thought they had great song suggestions/ideas.  @AllieH suggested just loading them down with songs you want to ensure nothing you don't want played makes it into the mix so I followed that approach.  For my cocktail an dinner hours, a friend sent a playlist so I looked at that and noted songs I loved and spent 3 -4 hours looking for and listening to clean versions of songs on itunes then noting them on the respective sections of Mega DJ's playlist spreadsheet.  For the party section, I noted the kick-off party song I wanted and listed all other party songs right under there. DO NOT stress about ORDER!  He will move things around to make sure the songs flow.  I started trying to list them by what I thought would blend well then started driving myself crazy because I would think of something else and wit would throw my flow order off. In the end, I had to just get over myself and get the songs listed and had to laugh at myself. He's only a pro and will know how to order the songs! LOL  Happy to send my spreadsheet over so you can get an idea of how many songs you need.  I had more than 4 hours worth but it didn't look like a lot on the spreadsheet.

 

I was obsessed with ensuring all songs were clean/radio versions so I used iTunes to not just find the clean version but listen to it to be sure (some songs say clean but then it isn't really).  I noted them all exactly as they appeared in iTunes because I figured whatever music library he used would have it listed as the same.  I hope that made sense, I need caffeine.

 

OMG YOUR WEDDING IS ALMOST HERE!!!! DETAILS! When do you leave? Are you all finished with shopping?! How are you feeling? Are you pumped and ready to go!  So jealous and can't wait to hear what's going on!!!!

 

What do your bags look like? Did you go with the same ones we "chatted" about here? POST PICS PLEASE!!!!

 

 

xoxo


Edited by girlinthecity97, 02 March 2015 - 05:44 AM.

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#250 kfracassi

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:46 PM

So the EDR site was archived and no more comments are allowed :(, so I was hoping you guys could help me with something. I'm looking at the older posts on EDR, I tried to just start from the beginning, and I feel like I may be missing something or just messing up. So I have my actual ceremony set for the beach around 3:30p and then I was going to have my dinner/reception at Tucanes around 6p. It looks like the people earlier on were talking about having the ceremony at one place, dinner at another restaurant, and then the reception somewhere else. I thought the dinner and reception were grouped together. If they are separate, is the reception longer?

 

Has anyone experienced this? Or can someone just explain how their day went and such?

 

Thank you! :)







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