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I am brand new to this site and so happy I found it. Im from Toronto and am expecting 30-40 guests for November 2017

 

We chose a destination wedding to make things easier than doing it at home and its already starting to be a little stressful lol.

 

The dates we wanted seem to be booked up... I am thinking of doing the wedding on the sky terrace but I am worried about the heat at that time of night as my fiance believes it would be better to do it in an air conditioned room... he makes a good point??

 

Has anyone had a wedding there or know someone doing a reception there? Was the heat an issue for anyone?

 

Also...

 

Could anyone provide photos of the Nautica Beach Bar reception?

 

Please send anything to: stefaniep87@@gmail.com

 

I would be happy to email back and forth... might be easier

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Hey Everyone!

So I'm exactly 4 months out till my wedding and am sooo excited. I reached out to my wedding coordinator, Christine, 2 weeks ago and she has been awesome so far. I want to make sure I share my experiences with you girls because I felt so out of the loop these pass couple of months. While I understand the reasoning to have to wait to plan with the coordinator, I was so anxious about our spending and budget.

 

Christine has already sent me a rough draft of our invoice and it's not so bad. I was surprised by one charge I missed or wasn't aware of. They charge $20 extra per person for the LOVE package, if you are having more than 20 guests. We were quoted for 60 guests so that's $800 extra. The good thing is I am not being charged for extra tables during the reception for my displays, escort cards, guest book, etc. Also, the $20 pp extra charge includes enough cake for your guests, it's only one sheet though! No extra tiers.

So far we are being quoted about $14k and that's not bad for girl from NYC where the average wedding can be about $60k.

We are having our ceremony on the sky terrace, and reception at the Nautica bar. The quote includes the Mexican Family Style Dinner and cocktail hour, small bouquets for my bridesmaids, corsages for the groom and groomsmen, and medium mixed floral centerpieces. Luckily our family friend is the photographer, he's staying 4 nights so we avoided the vendor few. My uncle is the DJ but we are spending about $1k for the equipment.

Hope that helps someone!

BTW the food was delicious when we went on the site tour and had a tasting.

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Hey Everyone!

So I'm exactly 4 months out till my wedding and am sooo excited. I reached out to my wedding coordinator, Christine, 2 weeks ago and she has been awesome so far. I want to make sure I share my experiences with you girls because I felt so out of the loop these pass couple of months. While I understand the reasoning to have to wait to plan with the coordinator, I was so anxious about our spending and budget.

 

Christine has already sent me a rough draft of our invoice and it's not so bad. I was surprised by one charge I missed or wasn't aware of. They charge $20 extra per person for the LOVE package, if you are having more than 20 guests. We were quoted for 60 guests so that's $800 extra. The good thing is I am not being charged for extra tables during the reception for my displays, escort cards, guest book, etc. Also, the $20 pp extra charge includes enough cake for your guests, it's only one sheet though! No extra tiers.

So far we are being quoted about $14k and that's not bad for girl from NYC where the average wedding can be about $60k.

We are having our ceremony on the sky terrace, and reception at the Nautica bar. The quote includes the Mexican Family Style Dinner and cocktail hour, small bouquets for my bridesmaids, corsages for the groom and groomsmen, and medium mixed floral centerpieces. Luckily our family friend is the photographer, he's staying 4 nights so we avoided the vendor few. My uncle is the DJ but we are spending about $1k for the equipment.

Hope that helps someone!

BTW the food was delicious when we went on the site tour and had a tasting.

That's strange! I don't have an additional $20 fee per person, it's only the fee for additional chairs to be setup. 

 

Based on a 3 course meal, with all the decor, upgraded chairs, DJ during the reception, and my photographer, my total is just over  $12,000 USD :) Ceremony will be on the beach, followed by dinner at the Nautica Beach Bar! We're looking at 40 people right now! 

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That's strange! I don't have an additional $20 fee per person, it's only the fee for additional chairs to be setup. 

 

Based on a 3 course meal, with all the decor, upgraded chairs, DJ during the reception, and my photographer, my total is just over  $12,000 USD :) Ceremony will be on the beach, followed by dinner at the Nautica Beach Bar! We're looking at 40 people right now!

 

Do you have the same package? The Love package?

That's awesome! Are you using string lights or sparklers? I'm waiting for those quotes.

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Do you have the same package? The Love package?

That's awesome! Are you using string lights or sparklers? I'm waiting for those quotes.

Hey! I'm doing the Love Package as well :) 

 

I've got ahead with different sizes of pillar candles instead of either option. They've quoted me waaaaay too high for string lights so I'm doing 30 pillar candles on stands at $9 each! 

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Hey! I'm doing the Love Package as well :) 

 

I've got ahead with different sizes of pillar candles instead of either option. They've quoted me waaaaay too high for string lights so I'm doing 30 pillar candles on stands at $9 each!

 

I feel cheated! Lol. Maybe it's because I didn't upgrade my chairs? Either way, still taking advantage of the semi private dinner offered in the package for my rehearsal dinner, for 30 guests.

Thank you for sharing the pillar candle idea. I definitely have to look into that.

 

I'm so excited!!!!

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Here's a full breakdown of what we're doing for ours:

 

Ceremony - Beach

Bamboo Wood Chuppah w/ fabric - $300

Flower arrangements with white lilies, orchids and dendrobium - $180 x 2

Hanging chandelier - $210

Lanterns lining the walkway - $18 x 8

Tiffany chair upgrade 12.60x40

Bouquet w/ tropical lilies - $147

2 bridesmaid bouquets - $110 x 2

Wrist corsages for mothers - $35 x 2

*
Reception - Nautica Beach Bar

Navy Napkins - 40 x $5.04

Gold Chargers - 40 x $6.30

Local Flower centrepieces in glass vases - $110 x 5

Moving fee for gold Tiffany Chairs - $5 x 40

Dinner - 3 courses w/ Filet Mignon Beef - $36 x 40

Cake Stand - $30

1 tier cake - Included

1 additional hour of open bar - $9 x 40

DJ with mixer - $315 x 4

Pillar Candles - $9 x 30

*

Moments that Matter Photography Gold Package (includes $850 vendor fee) for 6 Hours - $4100

*

Wedding Hair & Makeup - $185 x 2 


I feel cheated! Lol. Maybe it's because I didn't upgrade my chairs? Either way, still taking advantage of the semi private dinner offered in the package for my rehearsal dinner, for 30 guests.
Thank you for sharing the pillar candle idea. I definitely have to look into that.

I'm so excited!!!!

They're letting you have a rehearsal dinner for the semi-private dinner?? That's amazing!!! I want to look into this... 

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Here's a full breakdown of what we're doing for ours:

 

Ceremony - Beach

Bamboo Wood Chuppah w/ fabric - $300

Flower arrangements with white lilies, orchids and dendrobium - $180 x 2

Hanging chandelier - $210

Lanterns lining the walkway - $18 x 8

Tiffany chair upgrade 12.60x40

Bouquet w/ tropical lilies - $147

2 bridesmaid bouquets - $110 x 2

Wrist corsages for mothers - $35 x 2

*

Reception - Nautica Beach Bar

Navy Napkins - 40 x $5.04

Gold Chargers - 40 x $6.30

Local Flower centrepieces in glass vases - $110 x 5

Moving fee for gold Tiffany Chairs - $5 x 40

Dinner - 3 courses w/ Filet Mignon Beef - $36 x 40

Cake Stand - $30

1 tier cake - Included

1 additional hour of open bar - $9 x 40

DJ with mixer - $315 x 4

Pillar Candles - $9 x 30

*

Moments that Matter Photography Gold Package (includes $850 vendor fee) for 6 Hours - $4100

*

Wedding Hair & Makeup - $185 x 2 

They're letting you have a rehearsal dinner for the semi-private dinner?? That's amazing!!! I want to look into this... 

Yes, take advantage of it, you're paying for it!

So, I was quoted $20 per lantern and $30 per corsage, which is odd. I think I'm going to replace the lanterns with pillar candles to line the aisle. I'm also contemplating adding an additional hour of open bar to extend the reception, but it really depends on my guest count. We're hoping for only 60 but looks like it can be close to 75.

So much planning, so little time.

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Interesting! For the lanterns and corsages... Perhaps it's the type of flower for the corsages?? 

 

Congrats on such a high attendance that's amazing!! We've only got 33 right now confirmed, but it could be 40  ^_^

 

I plan weddings for a living so I'm not too stressed, but it's nice to bounce things back and forth with other people who are also planning things there (helps make sure we're not getting ripped off haha) 

 

Who's your photographer? :) 

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Interesting! For the lanterns and corsages... Perhaps it's the type of flower for the corsages?? 

 

Congrats on such a high attendance that's amazing!! We've only got 33 right now confirmed, but it could be 40  ^_^

 

I plan weddings for a living so I'm not too stressed, but it's nice to bounce things back and forth with other people who are also planning things there (helps make sure we're not getting ripped off haha) 

 

Who's your photographer? :)

 

Thanks, we actually would prefer 40 guests. We wanted an small intimate wedding but it's difficult because we both have lots of family.

It must be hard being a planner and doing everything via email. Don't you feel like you're not in control of your wedding? My planner won't even send me an example of table arrangements for the Nautica bar. She told me I have to wait till I get there. Do you have one?

My photographer is actually a family friend but extremely talented. We're flying him there. It was either, use their photo pro, which I wasn't too impressed with, or pay $850 vendor fee and hire someone out there. So we just decided to splurge. Who are you using?

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