Hi all. I'm just beginning to plan and I'm doing things kinda haphazardly until it's close enough to start talking to travel agents. (I'm hoping for Nov 2015). I've got a few random questions for anyone who might know the answer.
I want to bring my own officiant for a symbolic ceremony. We'd do the legal stuff in Canada on the down low and get my aunt's lawyer husband to officiate the ceremony. I'm worried about other brides who claimed that they requested a non-religious symbolic ceremony and the resort officiant talked about God anyways. My question is does anyone know whether the resort will still supply us with a mock wedding certificate to sign during the ceremony? And will they give me a hard time about using my own officiant?
Secondly, I want to walk down the aisle to the Over the Rainbow/What a wonderful world medley because I have good memories of dancing with my father when I was a child to What a wonderful world while standing on his shoes. I'm having trouble finding other songs with a similar feel for the rest of the ceremony. Any ideas? We're open to some pretty kooky ideas (copacabana on the steel drum, anyone?).
Thirdly, I've read a ton of posts about the photographer and included photos, but it's not entirely clear to me how this works. Is photography during the ceremony plus the 10-20 photos included in the package covered, but if you want posed photos after the ceremony, you pay the hourly rate?
And lastly, the poolside reception - I've seen posts on here saying $1100-1400 for three hours with beer, sparkling wine and special cocktails. Is that for the option with the DJ, or is that for the speakers but you use your own iPod?