Originally Posted by soon2bmrs
Since you all provide faster replies than the wc, I'm hoping you can help me with this. Unfortunately, my FI has classes and will not be able to begin the wedding trip until the weekend before our Tuesday wedding in April. This means we can only be in Dr for 1 business day. Is this pushing it? Is it possible to organize as much as we can from here (i.e. cake selection, dinner choice, ceremony location, photographer) and on that 1 business day, we hand them our clothes for steaming and seal the rest? Technically, we have 1 1/2 days since the wedding isn't until the evening. Please tell me what you think based on your experience. BTW: this is a symbolic ceremony. Thanks.
We met with the wedding coordinator a few days before our wedding to make final arrangements and give her the things that I had brought with me for the reception tables. FI and I had made our selection for the dinner menu prior to leaving for the DR (at her request) and sent her our dinner selections via email and she reviewed it with us when we got there.
I had my reception location booked long before I got there. We had 43 people and I needed to make sure the reception location was large enough, so I made sure of this early on and she booked the Himitsu Terrace for me. It was a perfect size and I would not have wanted anything smaller.
They only have three options for cakes - choc, vanilla and I think almond. We chose vanilla and it was the best cake I have ever had. I sent them a pick of something that I liked, and they tried to mimic - they did a good job. It was a three tiered cake (to feed 43 people), with white icing and some designs on it - it was simple, but nice. I was not overly picky about the cake and was very happy with what I got.
WC also booked my hair appts prior to my arrival with the salon and I only had to confirm them when I arrived.
I think you should identify this to your WC and ensure that you and FI have discussed all of the things that you want and that you are able to meet with the WC to review your arrangements or at the very least email her everything that you are wanting to arrange.
I brought my own photographer with me...she is my sister and a professional photographer, so I did not have to worry about that and would not know much about this.
I chose the flowers when I got there - WC had sent me some email of previous bouquets and I had an idea of what I wanted to use. My BM dresses were a dark navy blue and I used orange, yellow, pink gerber daisies for flowers - they looked beautiful with the dress colour!!!
In all the meeting that I had with the WC lasted no more than an hour and we had discussed and reviewed basically everything that I had ever emailed her. She had some suggestions for music during the ceremony that I liked and used that. She showed us the wedding location - beach for us all the way - it was perfect and the reception location.
Overall my meeting with the WC lasted about 35-40 minutes and that was basically the last I saw of her until the day of the wedding day.
My experience with the WC (mine was Deyanira) is wonderful. She had everything organized. I did not have the chance to check out the reception set up prior to the wedding - so I was a bit nervous, but it was perfect. The first time I saw it was during our cocktail hour after the wedding. She did an amazing job - as well as the staff helping her.
My wedding was not even a month ago yet, so I am still waiting for my pro pics - I will post some when I get them so people can see the resort and what they did for us.
Hope this helps