THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT. MY NOTES IN CAPS
I will fill in what I can:
1) we booked with a GI agent (not DW.com), and were also told we could be upgraded. In the end they offered us the honeymoon suite, but we would then have lost our swimup premium room, so we passed. From my understanding, it really depends of hotel capacity at the time if they can accomadate you. I don't understand why you have to be in building 3 though??? You could simply walk over for the wedding ceremony. We stayed in the premium section, and I walked clear across the resort to our wedding spot by the pier. I HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT AN UPGRADE BUT I'M HOPING WE GET ONE. I PERSONALLY WANT TO BE IN BUILDING THREE SO I CAN GO STRAIGHT FROM MY ROOM TO THE SKYDECK...AND CAN FRESHEN UP AFTER THE CEREMONY
2) we did one of the set menu options. We gave our guests the choice between the mahi-mahi and pork. I also made it very clear that if they did not respond by a certain date, they would automatically be served the pork. This saved me from having to chase people down. We had absolutely no problems with speed of service. It actually went quite well for us. The only thing I would maybe have complained a little, was that the food was not hot. We had 63 guests, at the Zavas Plaza. OK, GOOD TO KNOW!
3) They do have premium liquor, most of the time it is hidden below the bar or in the back room. However we were not successful in ever seeing Grey Goose or Patron. If you plan on putting booze into the gift bags, you will have to give them to your guests yourself. They will not deliver items with booze in them....since technically you are not suppose to bring alcohol onto the resort. As long as you are aware, it should not be an issue. We brought a few good bottles of scotch and had them in our room. There was no problems there. OK, SO THERE'S HIGHER END ALCOHOL BUT YOU HAVE TO REQUEST IT. I KIND OF EXPECTED THAT. AND WE PLAN ON GIVING OUT OUR WELCOME BAGS AT OUR WELCOME PARTY THURSDAY NIGHT (WEDDING IS ON SATURDAY). A COUPLE BOTTLES IN OUR ROOM MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TOO...
4) The grooms' room is part of any of the wedding packages. (including the free wedding) But again, it is only available if there are rooms free. Also make sure to request it! We didn't want it, since my husband got ready in one of the other guys room (they had the massive balcony). But they did bring up a selection of bottles of booze and mix to our friends room (part of the groom's room bonuses).....strange though the bride doesn't get booze. Sigh....that's why I had other girls running to get me drinks all day! LOL - YAY, GREAT NEWS ABOUT GROOM'S ROOM, THAT'S AWESOME. I'LL MAKE SURE TO REQUEST, HOPEFULLY IN OCTOBER SPACE WON'T BE AN ISSUE. UM AND YEA, IF THE GUYS GET THE LIQUOR, WE SHOULD TOO. OR AT LEAST SOME CHAMPAGNE!! CAN YOU ORDER COCKTAILS VIA ROOM SERVICE?
Hope that helps.