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@@pjsandwich Ok, so I need to confirm we will have mics, b/c that is a must. I have been to weddings, where you couldn't hear anything, so I don't want that for my guests.

 

Thanks for the heads up. 

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thanks for the heads up on the mics! I wouldn't have thought about that....good to know...thank you!

And thanks for the other info as well...so much to think about and to consider.

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@@Soon2bmzbrooks Your day is coming up quickly! Hope it's everything you wanted and more!

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@@pjsandwich I know this is a weird question but for the ballroom, Is there an outside patio that sits off the ballroom? Say for instance if some of yhe guys want to step out and smoke a cigar, is there EASY access to the outside? Just curious...

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@@pjsandwich I know this is a weird question but for the ballroom, Is there an outside patio that sits off the ballroom? Say for instance if some of yhe guys want to step out and smoke a cigar, is there EASY access to the outside? Just curious...

My wedding was simply BEAUTIFUL!! I wrote a small review in the resort review section.

 

Unfortunately, it thunderstormed during my reception, so we had our reception in the ballroom. There is a large covered patio area outside the ballroom doors, where my cocktail hour with band was set up.

Also, just an FYI, there are steps and an elevator leading to the patio and ballroom.

 

I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Happy planning!!

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@@RandL2015 Congrats on your marriage! You are married now girly! Yayyyyy! That is so awesome! It's so crazy how time is flying by so quickly! I feel like I need to get myself together and quickly! I am soooo happy to hear that your wedding turned out beautiful and that your guests enjoyed their stay! Thank u soooo much for answering the ballroom questions...

I do have a few questions that maybe you can answer..

 

Trying to figure out how to do our ceremony music...did u use your own iPod and just rent their sound system? If so did they help you time it out and help you manage the music or did u have a friend do it?

 

Did u have guests that stayed on a different property? How did they go about paying for the $80 resort fee? Do they pay upon entry into the resort or do they check in at front desk to pay?

 

Did you use their in house florist, Tai Flora? Or someone else? I'm still waiting on Tai Flora to send me a quote. Their follow up isn't good at all so I'm really scared to even use them. It sucks!

I'm looking into Helen G for some flowers just bc they have better a better response time.

 

On your review, you mentioned they added some uplighting to ballroom. I wanted to have my reception in ballroom but wondered about the cost of uplighting. I'm sure there's a hefty charge with all the other stuff they charge for ;(

 

Do you remember how much the bamboo arch was on their price list? I can't find it on my PDF file for them....

 

Did u use a DJ? Is so who did you get as a DJ?

 

Hope this isn't too much to be asking but I certainly thank you for your review!

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@@KG1990 No problem, ask away

 

1. We did have a couple who stayed at another resort. We just went ahead and paid for the $80 per person day pass. The day pass is good from 3pm - 11pm the day of the wedding. The front desk staff holds their driver's license.

 

2. We did not use an IPod. We had the single steel drummer for the ceremony, the upgraded band for the cocktail hour and the DJ, DJ Blu for the reception. You automatically get the sound system when you pay for the DJ.

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3. We used the flowers that came in the Ultimate package. I brought down the "Real Touch" calla lilies flowers with me. I will try to post pictures, but for some reason I am unable to upload all of my pictures.

 

4. I know I was VERY LUCKY and BLESSED. Initially, my reception was supposed to be outside, but it began to rain, so they had to move everything inside. Yes, I was so disappointed and began crying. The wedding department provided the palm trees and up lighting for free.

They just wanted our day to be beautiful.

 

5. The gazebo decor was $150. That is for white sheers. It was $200 if you wanted different colors with the white sheers.

 

Hope this helps.

 

I am going to load some pictures.

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Okay, I realize I can only upload pictures from my camera. The professional pictures must be larger than 80 MB.

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@@RandL2015 you looked gorgeous. Congrats

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Thank you!! It's true, when they say it will all work out in the end.

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@@RandL2015 absolutely beautiful! Your pictures look gorgeous and u and your hubby look great together! Wishing you the best marriage! I Thank you so much for sharing and helping me out with some of my questions. They truly know what they're doing. This helps out so much! Thank you!

I think they will be reaching out soon for details so I need to get on the ball...yikes! Lol

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