Tina - It is adorable that you two will have two separate anniversaries! Twice the celebrating each year.
Honey - Best wishes for a fun day at your legal marriage here in the states.
I was also nervous about the witnesses, but like Nibsmom wrote, I had it marked down that they need to be there 2 working days prior to the wedding. Luckily our parents are booked to fly in exactly that (we are exactly 3 days!). Fingers crossed, everything will work out. I was hoping that this would be one way to include them into the ceremony.
I'm starting to get frustrated with my on-site. I know I need to be patient, but it has been 8 days since I've e-mailed her and no response. ARGH! I e-mailed Maribel as well a few days later and no response from her either. I feel like 8 days is a lot considering we are leaving in less than a month!!
pyxystyx - I would also suggest contacting the weddings department. My contact in FL was able to clear things up for me. If you booked through the MP, I wouldn't see why it was a problem unless things have now changed with the new packages. I booked August 08 (old package) and I am able to do room nights OR rooms. If you booked through another TA, they might have different deals with the MP which could cause the freebie rules to change a bit.
Does anyone have the list of food you can have served at the cocktail hour? I really thought I had this, but I think I might have deleted by accident when I was going through e-mails.