| Originally Posted by caribbeanLover |
Thanks so much for your review, I am so happy for you guys, Congrates!!!!!
Your pictures are stunning you looked sooo beautiful. The Gazebo does look beautiful, hard to make up my mind now, beach/Gazebo..
Congrates again, and thanks for so much detailed information!!!!
I am biased but am so happy we chose the gazebo... it's right by the ocean so you still have the view and the breeze without the random onlookers... they really were great about keeping people away from the gazebo. The other thing that was nice about the gazebo was that the fresh palms they placed over it provided some shade for our guests (and looked really great!)... though the breeze from the ocean was awesome the day we got married, it was still really hot for those who didn't get a shaded spot and got stuck sitting in the sun... again, I'm completely biased!
| Originally Posted by beachbum |
Thank you for this! I'm going to see if Men's Wearhouse will order them in that color, we don't want our groomsmen to have to buy suits if they don't want to.
That's how we felt too... and the option of everyone wearing the same pants without having to buy a full suit really allowed the guys to look like they still matched - and now they have dress pants they can wear again!
| Originally Posted by Nonnie |
I'm so excited now about my December 8th wedding! I've been worried that things won't go well, but your review has given me so much reassurance! I wonder if I'll be lucky enough to have our group upgraded too?
I have some questions:
Was your cake the one that comes with the package, or did you pay extra?
Did you have to pay anything for waiters before the ceremony?
Apart from the band and the bar, did the post-reception beach party cost you anything? It seems like a big thing for them to do for no extra cash.
Don't worry about a single thing! It'll be fabulous!!!
We really lucked out with the upgrade! I don't know what things are like at the resort in December, but the first week of November was very quiet - which is a big reason why they were able to upgrade us (someone told us that at that time of the year, they're checking in 3-5 busses/flights/arrival groups per day.... by the third week of November, they're usually checking in 35!!!) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you though - the upgrade really was an incredible treat!
As for your questions:
The cake was the one that comes with the package...Carolina didn't give us a choice - she just said 'here's the cake'! Our options were flowers or no flowers and ribbon or no ribbon! We were told that the icing would be white but we had a choice of different cakes (we chose chocolate with strawberries and it was amazing! YUMM-O!!! I believe the other choices were white, chocolate and carrot
? Don't quote me on that though.)
As far as I know, the waiters before the ceremony came with the wedding package.... we weren't asked to pay extra for them but we were paying extra for the beach party so I don't know?
I think the beach party comes as a package - it was $9/person to have the tables and chairs set up, to have the beach lit up and decorated with surf boards and to have the bar open (all you can drink, of course) and the servers available to us. (They set up the beach party right next to a bar/hut that's usually open and used as a bar during the day... they just re-opened it for us at night)... the cost of the beach party was totally worth it!
| Originally Posted by Ottawa Bride |
Thank you! I'm still thrilled with how everything turned out! My dress is a Mikaella gown (purchased at Baroness Bridal in Ottawa)... I believe Mikaella calls it 'Pearl'. I loved the colour too.
My dress is also a Mikaella from Baroness bridal, but I bought mine at a sample sale (of the rack) so I don't know my color. The lady where a bought my BM dresses told me it was Â«cafe au laitÂ» but I'm wondering now if it's not the same color as yours?!?
Funny, I just had the same chat with a colleague who got married three weeks before we did! Her dress was cafe au lait too - also from Baroness! The colour was gorgeous... I think maybe slightly deeper and richer than the pearl (it looked stunning on her)