Originally Posted by MishMash
Your pictures look great!!! Your hair and makeup came out awesome!!! Thanks for the input!! Also, good to hear they dont overbook the salon, because having a few moments alone would be nice before everything starts What photographers did you go with??
Thanks MishMash! It was really nice to have some quiet time alone in the salon to collect my thoughts and finish my cards to my Mom and Dad. Our photgrapher was Elizabeth Medina. She is listed on this site as a vendor and she is one of the kindest souls EVER!
Originally Posted by Mwise17
I have airmiles, so could get it for $90 instead of $350!!!
One question though, how did it pack? hard to tell how big it is from the pic. and were you worried with it on the beach/on the sand?
My husband just wrapped it in a beach towel and kept the remote in the little baggie it came with while traveling to and from. While on the beach, we had it on a little wood stub next to the cabana beds that acted as a coffee table and we had no issues with the sand. It's a great purchase that you will use for years to come as long as you have Ipods.
Originally Posted by allysmi
You guys are awesome! It means so much that past brides still come on here to offer advice. I changed my menu to the petit gourmet and will be using bridesmaid bouquets as the centerpieces. That was an awesome idea. I now don't feel so bad about using the ipod. Thanks for saving me some money!!!! I still have 3 months to go, I hope I don't change everything again lol
Couple more questions -
What are you guys using for your processional throw? Rice, bubbles or rose petals?
Anybody doing authentic maracas as a favor? Where can you find them on the island for a reasonable price? My coordinator didn't recommend shipping them to the hotel.
Anyone doing a welcome kit? We have bags for each guest with the weekend's itinerary of events along with a custom coozie. I'm thinking of having them delivered to the guest's rooms or given out at check-in.
What are your thoughts on custom champagne flutes and the cake serving set? I keep going back and forth. I don't want to bother with having to transport it down there but I also don't want to regret not having it as a memento as there are so many things we won't get to bring back (i.e. cake, bouquet, etc.)
We did a welcome kit and it had a welcome postcard in it that we both signed, a list of our activities and times, first aid kid, varous medications (tylenol, bendryl, pepto bismol, etc), chips, cookies, lanyard and keyholder, and ear plugs. We gave them out personally to each of our guests either as they arrived or when they came to our Welcome Cocktail Party, which was on Thursday, the day most of our guests arrived. Our guests LOVED them and raved about them. Everyone mentioned how useful the snacks were when they were done swimming and needed something to hold them over until they dressed for the restaurants.
We took down our engraved flutes and cake serving set. They look great in our pro photos, but frankly it is one of those details that I could have done with or without. We transported both sets in their original packaging which was seated in styrofoam. The day after our wedding, maintenance at AS broke one of our flutes. They apologized and reimbursed us and it was no biggie, it just made me a tad sad. We reorded the exact same ones from the same company as soon as we returned. Anyway, in just... neither set made a huge impact on our day.
Originally Posted by allysmi
I have no words to thank you for responding to my post. I have been concerned about my hair and makeup from the very beginning. Thank you so much for putting me at ease. Btw - you looked STUNNING! Your pictures are gorgeous as well, you guys looked great. And the 80s hair? I'm just going to leave that alone lol Really, it looked wind blown (which it should as you were on the beach) so that is a good thing.....Congrats and thanks again!!!
Thank you, kindly! :-) Sure........Don't worry, Edgar will take really good care of you if you can book him. My Mom thinks he did such a great job that she says I should send him a card with a photo of he and I together. :-)