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#111 sassybride

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    Posted 18 May 2008 - 04:45 PM

    very nice maura. hopefully they have this for you or something similar. How many tables are you having and how many sitting at each?
    Staying at...RIU PALACE LOS CABOS
    22.10.2008

    (Reception at the Westin Los Cabos)55 Guests attending

    #112 laurn321

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      Posted 18 May 2008 - 04:57 PM

      Hey everyone... I just posted a bit about me on the newbies forum. After lots of drama with work I think my fiance and I have decided on getting married in May of next year... and I think we're narrowing down to the Westin! (We're also looking at the Marquis).

      I'm in kind of the same boat where my fiance is from Mexico city (I'm from Los Angeles) and he couldn't imagine having a party that didn't go until 5 the next morning... but there's that silly rule about turning off the music at 10pm if your reception is outdoors. I've been in contact with the Westin and they did say that if we wanted to they would set up a ballroom with a "lounge" or "cocktail" atmosphere with lighting and music and that we could stay there until the wee hours of the morning without a fee for the location... do any of you have any experience with this?

      Also another side note... I thought I read somewhere that someone was able to arrange a corkage fee with the westin. I tried asking about it, but didn't get much info in return.

      Anyway thanks in advance for the info and thanks for the info that's already out there :)

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        Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:17 PM

        I'm in kind of the same boat where my fiance is from Mexico city (I'm from Los Angeles) and he couldn't imagine having a party that didn't go until 5 the next morning... but there's that silly rule about turning off the music at 10pm if your reception is outdoors. I've been in contact with the Westin and they did say that if we wanted to they would set up a ballroom with a "lounge" or "cocktail" atmosphere with lighting and music and that we could stay there until the wee hours of the morning without a fee for the location... do any of you have any experience with this?

        I did inquire about this, and they said they would give me the room for this, but there was a minimum consumption per hour per person, plus bartender and wait staff fees. If you would like me to send you the email I recieved about this, let me knowl. I'm happy to share the information with you. Needless to say, we said no way because it was way too much.
        Also another side note... I thought I read somewhere that someone was able to arrange a corkage fee with the westin. I tried asking about it, but didn't get much info in return.

        yes, there is a corking fee if you bring your own, but it seems they will negotiate this with you! Good luck with your decision and your planning!

        ARe you going to do a rooming contract?

        Who are working with at this WEstin?

        Anyway thanks in advance for the info and thanks for the info that's already out there :)[/QUOTE]
        Steph and Ben - 6/8/08! We did it!

        #114 marip123

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          Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:22 PM

          This is what I got in response to using a room after quiet time.

          Do most wedding parties move into a room or go out into the town?

          When brides decide to move a room
          The minimum consumption on Bar is $600.00 usd per hour and it is necessary at less one Bar man and 3 waitress. Due to this is an after hour party the staff fee is
          Barman $100.00 usd, Waitress $80.00 usd each one. The set up and ballroom rent fee would be on complimentary in appreciation that you are having your wedding with us.

          Steph and Ben - 6/8/08! We did it!

          #115 Maura

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          Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:24 PM

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          Originally Posted by sassybride
          very nice maura. hopefully they have this for you or something similar. How many tables are you having and how many sitting at each?
          i dont have anywhere close to a firm headcount yet because my invites just went out in the US last week and the ones in mexico dont go out until end of next week. we are hoping for around 50-60 people, with 8-10 people at each. so 6-8 tables i think. i'm going to email maira either tonight or tomorrow about centerpieces so i will let you all know what she says.

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by laurn321
          I'm in kind of the same boat where my fiance is from Mexico city (I'm from Los Angeles) and he couldn't imagine having a party that didn't go until 5 the next morning... but there's that silly rule about turning off the music at 10pm if your reception is outdoors. I've been in contact with the Westin and they did say that if we wanted to they would set up a ballroom with a "lounge" or "cocktail" atmosphere with lighting and music and that we could stay there until the wee hours of the morning without a fee for the location... do any of you have any experience with this?

          Also another side note... I thought I read somewhere that someone was able to arrange a corkage fee with the westin. I tried asking about it, but didn't get much info in return.
          Lauren, welcome! How wonderful that your fiance is from MX City! I'm betting we have a lot in common then. Do you speak spanish? are you dealing directly with the westin or is anyone in your FI's family helping you?

          we havent discussed with the westin what to do about not shutting the party down early yet - i expect that will be taken care of either this week or next.
          as far as the corkage fee, to my knowledge we are bringing all our own alcohol and not paying a corkage fee due to some arrangements my FMIL made. sorry i cant be of more help about that, i just havent dealt with the westin regarding that, my FMIL handles that stuff for me.

          #116 Maura

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          Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:23 AM



          Steph, your wedding is in less than 2 weeks!!!!! How's everything going? What do you have left to do?

          #117 marip123

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            Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:51 PM

            OH MY! I'm sitting in here at work thinking of all the things I could be doing. I am only working half days this week, and I think I've decided to take all of thursday off. We are actually leaving friday morning. We'll be up for a full week before anyone gets there. It will be really nice to have time to scope things out and chill out.

            we started packing this weekend. I'm pretty much packed. I pick up my dress today and Ben's gift today. All the favors and candles are made. Now, we're just crossing our fingers nothing breaks. I can't believe it's here. We need to finish our playlists, and we're supposed to have a run through of our ceremony tomorrow. I was printing out all our vouchers, confirmations, and emails last night.

            I was up at 6am this morning, stressing, thinking, pondering. Also, we're waiting for my boss' results of her biopsy this weekend, so I was sending out positive thoughts to the universe that it's benign. She's must be at our wedding next week!
            Steph and Ben - 6/8/08! We did it!

            #118 Maura

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            Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:17 AM

            Steph, how exciting! I didnt realize that you were leaving Friday of this week!!!! Youll have to post a photo of your dress with the final alterations. I've been waiting to see it for what feels like forever haha.

            Are you putting all your emails with Lorena in a binder?

            Good luck with your ceremony run thru today, let us know how it goes. Where'd you get your ceremony wording?

            I must have caught your disease of waking up early (that, or Jose was practically pushing me out of the bed in his sleep this morning haha) because I dont have to be up for another 90 mins and I cannot go back to sleep.

            #119 marip123

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              Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:58 PM

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              Steph, how exciting! I didnt realize that you were leaving Friday of this week!!!! Youll have to post a photo of your dress with the final alterations. I've been waiting to see it for what feels like forever haha.

              Well, I put my dress on yesterday and couldn't zip it up myself! I need a friend to zip it up for me. maybe i'll take it tonight to our run through, so I can get a pic.

              Are you putting all your emails with Lorena in a binder?
              Yes, I do have my emails with Lorena all put away ready to be shown at a moments notice.

              Good luck with your ceremony run thru today, let us know how it goes. Where'd you get your ceremony wording?

              Our ceremony wording we mainly got from our friend who is marrying us. We are using her ceremony, with some of our changes like the sand ceremony and vows. We are also having both our mothers do a reading, and we have written "secret" vows which are being kept private until the day.
              If you want, I can send you a copy of our ceremony. I think it's a pretty nice one!

              I must have caught your disease of waking up early (that, or Jose was practically pushing me out of the bed in his sleep this morning haha) because I dont have to be up for another 90 mins and I cannot go back to sleep.
              LOL!

              It turns out my boss' tumor is malignant.. so, it's kind of weird. How can I be so happy when she is in a hospital, and she's supposed to be in Cabo with us? Geez, I really just can't believe it,, and I don't know how to react. I just need to go through some sadness right now.
              Steph and Ben - 6/8/08! We did it!

              #120 Maura

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              Posted 28 May 2008 - 01:09 PM

              first, ugh, im sooo sorry to hear about your boss. is she going to have surgery to have the tumor removed? is she totally unable to travel for your wedding? im saying some prayers for her today that she will be alright.

              second, yes id love to see a copy of your ceremony. can you email it to me? or go ahead and post here, whatever you prefer!




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