Welcome and congratulations, Carlota! First of all, let me say that your English is very good. I am interested in hearing what the other girls have to say about your question. I have been wondering the same thing. I have Vanessa as a planner too, and I think she is wonderful. She always gets back to me and I think she deserves a good tip. I just don't know what would be appropriate. I'll keep watching for advice from others.
Chrestena I canâ€™t believe I missed that you got your dress! So happy and excited for you!! Iâ€™m so glad it fits pretty much perfectly! I bet it looks amazing. Can't wait to see pictures! Mikeycelle I think your dress is amazing too! I bet you're so excited for it to come in. It is SO different and beautiful. Really happy for you!
Thanks Jengullage for all of your advice and support! Sometimes itâ€™s just nice to have other ladies to talk to who understand. We may not all be doing the exact same things for our weddings, but weâ€™re certainly all invested in making these days the most special and meaningful days we can for everyone involved. I am not doing favours other than the donations and the OOT bags to answer your question, Mikeycelle. I'd be curious as to what others are doing. I do love Jen's idea of the gummy bears and m&mâ€™s. m&m's are by far my favourite candies and I hate this fairly recent lactose intolerance which means I have to be good and stay away from them, haha. If you can get them there without melting your guests will be so thankful for the late night snacks. I remember last time being at the Palladium for a wedding 6 years ago and having goldfish crackers back in the room. I have a pic of a friend of mine feeding them to a stray cat outside our room and I was thinking â€˜stop sharing!â€™ lol! Especially since as far as I know GP doesn't have room service it can be great to have something small to snack on back in the room.
We are also getting married in Canada first. If you figure out how or any tips or what it costs, pass it along haha. We havenâ€™t even begun to think about that yet. We are then just doing the 'vow renewal' at GP although it's adding up cost-wise anyway! My family knows we'll be getting legally married here but I do hear that they are really good about making everything look authentic if you're trying to hide it.
With regards to shoes, I am doing the foot jewelry, even though the sand will probably be boiling, lol. It looks so beautiful! Iâ€™m hoping that my feet are tough enough from walking on the hot sand lots before but I may bring a back-up pair just in case of something pretty. I'm kind of feeling like if last minute the sand is too hot and then I don't have anything but flip flops I won't feel as sexy as I want to. Tyrel is not a ton taller than me, a few inches but not much, so I don't want really high heels. I did get some just married flip flops for the reception but I don't want to wear them for the ceremony. I think they'll just kick up sand and be too tough to walk in anyway.
As another Canadian Iâ€™ll keep my eyes peeled at our stores for lighter, softer coral dresses for you. Are you thinking short? Would you ever order online or are you definitely wanting from a store so she can try it on? My girls ordered online and I have many, many, many (lol, Iâ€™ve been a bridesmaid a LOT) times before and never had an issue. I would just not recommend House of Brides after a review I read today and an experience I am currently trying to sort out that happened to me personally last week. Until they sort it out, and even though they've been pleasant on the phone (not so pleasant via email) I am hesitant to recommend them. Best Bridal Prices has been really good.
Shayla so good to know the cenote is so close! Our photographer told me it was just about 10 minutes away but I had a hard time believing it so that's awesome to hear. Again, your pictures are just beautiful!