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#411 Dec2015

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    Posted 20 April 2015 - 08:38 AM

    @Sheaka
    I believe you mentioned you had 30+ people but aren't going with the Ultimate package. Since you aren't having a cocktail hour and makeup and hair and other tidbits the Ultimate offers. The Buffet from Silver plated is more... is that correct ? Or does it wash?

    And does anyone know if calculating from plated to buffet if I have 40 guest...whether I multiply the upgrade charge by the entire 40 or multiply only the additional over 20.

    #412 smileitseb

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    Posted 20 April 2015 - 08:41 AM

    @Dec2015 im having a buffet and they didnt charge me anything extra because im having buffet...not sure if that will happen for you


    58 guests plus bride and groom
    Ceremony: Gazebo
    Reception: Pool Deck


    #413 Dec2015

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      Posted 20 April 2015 - 08:51 AM

      Okay dokey.... Thanks!
      Sorry I may of tagged wrong person.... Thanks for responding @smileitseb
      Sooo my fiancé insist we have 5 bridesmaid and 5 groomsmen. Any suggestions about bouquets? And vendor ideas... to save on money definitely looking into real silk flowers for the girls. Anyone else have over 4 members in their bridal party? Please share....

      #414 phdtck1

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      • Wedding Date:September 6, 2015
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      Posted 20 April 2015 - 08:58 AM

      @phdtck1 yess for this dramatic veil! lol. where did you get that robe? i still  need mine and thats pretty

       

      yes the welcome book is diy, i can post more pics when i get home! and ugh i really hope customs doesnt act crazy i have NO time for that!! gonna find as many receipts as possible which i hope wont be hard bc i ordered mostly everything online

      @smileitseb I found the robes on Piyama on etsy. I ordered a white robe with french lace sleeves while my girls will wear the print version. The downside is that the company is in Australia, so given your time crunch, you may not get it in time. Victoria secrets seems to have some nice white ones and I think their semi-annual sale starts soon - check Macy's and Nordstrom too - they always have random cute stuff on sale.

       

      I just sent an email to the Maracas Mexico team - Are the prices reasonable? Dreams is charging waaaayyyy too much for their maracas favors ($8) - seriously?! LOL  

       

      I am still conflicted about bringing decor with me...chargers etc...Did you find that you will save a bunch? I guess I can stuff our things in the wedding party's suit cases.   



      #415 smileitseb

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      Posted 20 April 2015 - 09:12 AM

      @phdtck1 yess i wanted a white robe with french white sleeves too but i think my time is running out. i was hoping i would get one at my bridal shower so I was holding out 

       

      yea i think i paid ~$260 for 60 maracas.... i guess it depends on what you consider reasonable

       

      I'm bringing chargers because I believe DRC wanted to charge me $6 but I found them for $2. I'm also bringing chair sashes (DRC wanted to charge me $3) and mirrors to go under my centerpieces (dreams wanted to charge me $15 each)....i thought about bringing sequin table clothes but i just dont feel like lugging all that stuff. some things i am just biting the bullet to pay for convenience

       

      im not asking any of my wedding party to bring anything, but i get 2 free checked bags on delta to help with the cost and just gonna pay for the rest :)


      58 guests plus bride and groom
      Ceremony: Gazebo
      Reception: Pool Deck


      #416 Sheaka

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      • Wedding Date:June 14, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun Gazebo
      • LocationTampa, Fla.

      Posted 20 April 2015 - 09:58 AM

      @phdtck1 yes, my centerpieces for 5 tables cost me $212, and include my candles, tea lights and holders . My 3 friends will carry them on in their carry on luggage. Because the lanterns have glass to avoid them breaking in transport. I need to find out who will purchase my items while I'm down there. Also, my lanterns will line the aisle at the wedding. So we will get double use out of them. Dreams wanted to charge me $40 per little pot for real flowers! NO WAY. I'm getting silk. My aunt is having those made and will bring those with her.

       

      I didn't get a robe for my shower so I definitely have to get one. I will start on Etsy. I got my veil on Etsy, after the bridal dress store wanted to charge $250 I said no ma'am. Let's find another way. And I paid $25. I love it and guess what if it doesn't make it back from Mexico I won't complain. lol.

       

      I am not willing to pay $35 per linen or $3 per napkin when I ordered my napkins and linen and it cost me less than $70. Those items are so light that I will pack them with my out of town gift items and use them as a bit of cushion.

       

      @Dec2015 I have the ultimate package, so I'm thinking much like @smileitseb that I'd rather have a longer reception OR use that money towards something else.

       

      Another thing that I'm doing is instead of one of my centerpieces, I am going to exchange that for roses petals down the walkway. I need to find out if I need a aisle runner. If not, then I need to sell the one I have. Decisions decisions.



      #417 smileitseb

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      Posted 20 April 2015 - 10:09 AM

      @Sheaka you sound very organized :) fyi a basic white aisle runner comes with the package


      58 guests plus bride and groom
      Ceremony: Gazebo
      Reception: Pool Deck


      #418 Sheaka

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      Posted 20 April 2015 - 10:16 AM

      @smileitseb thank you. I recall you mentioning that before I think. In that case, that is one less thing for me to lug. I will sell mine or donate it or something. Mine isn't personalized so I'm not going to worry about taking it over. Thank you a million. I'm trying to be organized. This is the only organized thing in my life right now. Because it's destination I couldn't run the risk of not trying to have some organization to my life. I also don't want to receive another thing in the mail for this wedding after May 15th. ugh! I have to start packing those things now as well.



      #419 phdtck1

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      Posted 20 April 2015 - 10:43 AM

      @smileitseb That is good to know!! Can you share the vendors that you used? Are you renting or buying your decor items? Yes..I was going to hold out on my robe too..but I wanted our robes to compliment one another so figured i would order my own...I like the fact that robes are long too. they should be fun. Also, was dreams able to confirm that they have the sweetheart chair you displayed in your pic?  I hope they have some good accent pillow choices too.  Sorry for all of the questions..I'm just happy to find you ladies.  I am trying to get it in before you get married and go missing..hehe.  

       

       

      @smileitseb thank you. I recall you mentioning that before I think. In that case, that is one less thing for me to lug. I will sell mine or donate it or something. Mine isn't personalized so I'm not going to worry about taking it over. Thank you a million. I'm trying to be organized. This is the only organized thing in my life right now. Because it's destination I couldn't run the risk of not trying to have some organization to my life. I also don't want to receive another thing in the mail for this wedding after May 15th. ugh! I have to start packing those things now as well.


      @Sheaka Where did you get your linens and other decor? I guess I need to start looking for myself...If you all are saying it's cheaper then I'm on it!  We are traveling Southwest airlines so they do not charge for the first 2 bags for all passengers. So that will be a relief. I'm just curious about how much these bags will weigh. ugghh



      #420 smileitseb

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      Posted 20 April 2015 - 10:55 AM

      @phdtck1 sure! i got a lot of items from oriental trading, chair sashes and chargers from cvlinens....im renting most of my decor. i wanted fresh flowers.

       

      and yes, that picture is directly from one of DRC's wedding coordinators instagrams lol. they definitely have it and other options. they quoted me $240


      58 guests plus bride and groom
      Ceremony: Gazebo
      Reception: Pool Deck





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