congrats & glad everything is going well. i am having a great experience as well. just wondering who you booked the catamaran with.
Originally Posted by randi.renstrom
kshows-i LOVE the card box! i might have to try to be crafty and work on one of those!! nice work!!
i'm getting married nov 11th, and i haven't been real active on the board, but i do read it every day and i love it. i don't respond because most of the stuff i would say has already been said and i don't want to just repeat info i'm sorry to hear about all you with flight trouble! i'm sure when the day comes it will all get sorted out
we are leaving nov 6th, with the wedding on the 11th, returning on the 13th. we have 60 guests going and (cross my fingers) so far everything has been going great!! we invited everyone we would to a 'normal' wedding (about 200) and are very happy with our 60 going. we haven't had any problems, and our wedding coordinator denise has been awesome! for awhile it would take her a long time to respond, but as we got closer (about a month-2 months out) she has been responding within 24 hours. i don't have any complaints, which almost makes me nervous because i'm thinking its too good to be true and something will eventually happen! we are also trying to keep things rather simple and low key so we don't stress about things. instead of a rehearsal dinner, we are doing a private catamaran trip for everyone as kind of a thank you the night before the wedding. but since we are doing that, we aren't doing oot bags etc, which i think it making things easier because there is no worry of how to get it down there and to guests etc. but oot bags are awesome, and i know people would enjoy that too - so i'm also kinda bummed we aren't doing them
we are doing an AHR because most of the guests who are going to mexico are friends/family friends (besides our parents/siblings and a few aunts/cousins etc). but the majority of my family isn't going and it is hard on my grandparents not to see me in my dress etc. so we were going to do just a small, happy hour type of AHR with drinks and appetizers on Dec 11th at a restaurant in town. we are going to wear our dress/suit and have pictures all around etc. we thought we'd keep it small, and my fiance is from milwaukee (we live in minnesota) but people keep telling us they will see us in dec! so we'll see what happens
but i just wanted to check in, and let future brides know that although many people do struggle with the wedding coordinators etc, i couldn't be happier. and i will definitely be writing a very lengthy review when i return because i know those were my favorite things to read i get SO excited when i find a new review, or find new pictures of someones wedding at the royal. thank you to all those who have posted reviews/pictures - those are what reassure me that i know our wedding will be perfect and our guests will have a great time. im not nervous about our wedding at all - i get nervous because we picked this resort/vacation and our guests are spending their money on what we picked! anyways, thanks again everyone for all your input!