Lindsey - totally normal girl. Take a deep breath! It will be fine. As Miriam said, the onsite coordinators are pros, and it will all look pulled together and JUST FINE. are you getting married at Gazebo 55? if so, I tag you in the pics I have that show the aisle on FB.
our minister spoke english just fine. I won't say I was super impressed with him - I honestly didn't even listen to what he was saying! I was just so excited to be getting married, in such a gorgeous setting, that it sounded like charlie brown's teacher. our guests all said they heard everything just fine though, and thought it was a fantastic ceremony. So I'm totally taking their word for it.
Sam will see you when you pull up on the golf cart on the path as it comes racing across the resort If anyone is escorting you down the aisle, they'll meet you there at the main pathway, the MC will change the song for your walk when it's time, and you're off.
they did a fantastic job following all of the stage directions I had - in fact I completely forgot to brief my brother that he was walking mom down the aisle (he knew, but we never really talked about it after I asked him to do it), or that I wanted dad to walk me. and uhm, I don't think I told my DH that he was seating his mother and sister lol but it all happened just perfectly from the photos.
so don't worry. if it'll feel better to do a rehearsal with your bridal party, so they know the cues (music or whatever), then I'd totally do it with or without the minister.
I really wanted to do the videographer - Mike from Mexican Wedding Video. I think it runs about $900 though which was waaay out of our budget. check out the official thread - I did update the video options there. in the end, one of our guests video'd it from his iPhone, and they patched it together for us. aaaannnnnd...we haven't watched it 4+ months later! so I'm kind of glad we didn't spend the $$ on the pro version.
hang in there girl. it's normal to get nervous before your big day. we'll talk you off the cliff. because you WILL have the wedding of your dreams!
Originally Posted by LKocelko
Ok ladies, I'm getting a little nervous and have been having some nightmares about the actual ceremony. I'm starting to freak out about how everything is gonna play out and work logistically, and I'm afraid it's gonna be a sloppy and look unorganized. I did make a very detailed ceremony script (shout out to Alli!) so it does have like "stage notes" telling the officiant what to do.
Ladies who've been married, how did this all go for you. Did they speak English well? Easy to understand? Any tips you would give? Did the person running the music help make it go smoothly?
I'm just trying to think of walking down the aisle, exiting, meeting up with my Dad, etc. Since we're having such a small group (19) I just don't want it to come off like it was thrown together at the last minute. I'm sure once we're down there and meet with the WC I'll feel better, but that's not for two months haha. Do you recommend trying to do a rehersal? I know the officiant isn't always available, but if he isn't is it still worth it?
How long is the actual walk down the asile? I'm trying to think of how soon Sam will see me before I actually get to him. Since the 2 month mark hit I've just been so nervous!
Also, random, but did any of you use/get a videographer through EDR? I didn't think I wanted one, but now think I might? Not sure how much they are or if it's in the budget. Ahhh
Sorry for the long post!
Originally Posted by murmel
First of all, it's totally normal to be worried about the details. And what you need to remember is the crew and WC are professionals! They are running weddings every day, so they know how to organize and make it run smoothly. To be able to have the officiant at a rehearsal, you would have to pay them an additional fee. I would just make sure to run through all the details with your WC when you are there.
I personally got married at the Sensatori, and the minister who "married" us(we did a symbolic) spoke wonderful English, was entertaining and everything ran smoothly.