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  1. Hi Lauren - Hopefully you got an answer to this already, but I am just seeing this now: the photographers in the package do NOT stay for the reception. I am sure you could pay more to have them stay, but we chose not to. As far as the centerpieces/flowers go: other than the flowers on the altar (paid extra) and the bouquets (this was a huge point of contention), we brought all of our own centerpieces, decorations, etc. I hope this helps!
  2. http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=7910085007/PictureID=428811322007/a=21398433_21398433/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/
  3. The groom and groomsmen (shown in the pick) were in Tropical Beige Linen. My dad had Tropical Light Beige Linen, which also turned out nicely. Here's his pic so you can maybe get an idea of the difference in the two colors:
  4. Unfortunately I didn't get any professional shots, but: and: The flowers actually weren't supposed to be so scattered, but I didn't even notice until now.
  5. <<She didn't like the idea I was giving guests two hotel choices, but I want them to decide if they want a budget hotel or a nicer one. >> I think that's a really good idea. We encouraged everyone to stay with us (our contract sort of dictated that, actually) but were lucky enough that the the hotel next door was cheaper so people could stay there and still easily be a part of all of the festivities. That being said, only one person stayed there, but it was good to have the option. <<She told me not to worry about the std's because they send you a pdf one with all t
  6. Good luck, Arielle! Don't be afraid to ask to amend the contract to ensure that you are safeguarded for everything you want, if you do end up going with Sheraton. And I am happy to give insight anytime you'd like a sounding board To paraphrase what I just posted to another thread, I did not hate my wedding; I definitely have a lot of great memories from it. It was not, however, the best day of my life and I am coming to peace with that a little more everyday. A lot of what was great about it absolutely DID have to do with the Sheraton. Everything that was not, however, also had 100% to
  7. <<Did you use a travel agent?>> I did not. I think this would have been a good idea; it was a real hassle to deal with the hotel in making sure that my guests were getting the best rates, as there was always some new deal coming out that eventually dipped BELOW the rates they promised us. I think a travel agent would have been really helpful. That may have also been a good way to get a handle on airfare; I just kind of left everyone to their own devices as we had people coming in from all over the world. Maybe that was rude of me << if I order from VistaPrint
  8. << I found out talking to DJ Jose last night that unless we book all the rooms guests will complain about the noise.>> Yeah, that's probably a true statement since most people go to B&Bs for R&R. But the good news is: it's not that many rooms, so it's less of a hassle to do that <<I'm sad we didn't get a chance to "internet meet" before your wedding.>> I know, me too! I feel like mine would have turned out completely differently, in a good way I seriously can't wait to see what happens with yours
  9. One more and then I'm done! The lighting in the Dolphin Grill is not dim-able, so you have about this level of light throughout:
  10. Also, some of the outdoor wedding facilities are a little worn, which wasn't a *huge* concern to me (i.e. some of the fans weren't working in the reception area, you could see rust on the lighting, etc) but if you don't plan on doing a site visit and perfection is important, I thought I'd tell you in the name of full disclosure. I thought a few pics that weren't done for sales purposes may be helpful for you to see: (The ceremony itself was beautiful) (The part of the beach they cleaned up for photos was in use by the other couple, so we had to have ours taken with the seawe
  11. My guests definitely did have a good time! The hotel accommodations were great for all of them! And the food was quite good as well. Another thing that I would caution is to be sure that there is some sort of plan for keeping uninvited guests out of your reception. My planner did not do a very good job of this; we had our reception in the Dolphin Grille, which is next to the pool. We kept having people screaming over our toasts (no, they do not close the pool for the reception) and kids wandering in asking to partake in the festivities. So that was a bit of a negative. Everything that w
  12. Hi Arielle - My wedding review (linked in my tagline below) has a lot of info on the Sheraton. I did my wedding there. I wasn't thrilled.
  13. <<So what's the max you think I can fit there?>> I think you could easily accommodate 120ish there, so there is absolutely no worries at approximately 40. << I'm not sure what area I like best, I think the pool area is prettier. I can imagine pretty floating lights in the pool. But I like the seating on the deck.>> Maybe you could do your dinner on the deck and your party by the pool? Just a thought. <<I want to find out if I can have a dj set up - and if so which spot is better.>> You could definitely have a DJ (at least the space allows
  14. Just another "proceed with caution" on the Sheraton to any other readers who stumble across this post. Glad it worked out well for you though, md2002!
  15. And for my "duh" moment of the day, you could absolutely, easily get 40 people into their garden space too. It's not ocean view, but it's very pretty. Here is the view from one side of the pool, but there is more space to the left and back of where I am sitting, including a sort of gazebo-ish deck/stage/pergola area:
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