So....I went back to Jazmin about saying the poolside reception was a package price of $1070 and she then said that if I wished to have my own DJ I could pay the $90 fee but I would have to pay for a minimum of 50 guests for the $11 3 hour bar....which meant that the money I would have saved on the DJ meant I would have been better off having their package after all....anyway after some blagging and pleading she has agreed to let me have the external DJ and just pay for the 19 adults that I have coming at the $11pp....But just a heads up for future brides that maybe they are changing the way they do things with regards to the poolside option and not offering you the option to pay just for the amount of people you actually have anymore?? Not sure if anyone else has heard anything else or different about this?
Also I am still confused over my documents...Jazmin has told me now that as I changed my surname when I was younger that I do need to get my birth certificate and deed poll certified, apostilled and translated....does anyone know do I have to have the translations certified and apostilled too or just the originals?
We are thinking of maybe changing to the symbolic ceremony and getting legally married in the UK shortly before or after as the cost seems to be mounting up now for documents, blood tests etc. for anyone who had the symbolic ceremony I know everybody seems to say nobody will know the difference so not too worried about that but what is the difference with the requirements, do we have to marry before we go and do we have to take proof that we are married then or does that not matter and do you still have to pay the legal fee's? And I'm a little worried it won't feel like our actual wedding day even though we would class it as being??