This is my first post , so excited to join you! After looking at a few places my fiance and I really like the Gran Palladium. I'm most interested in having a ceremony in their chapel because the fiance is not Catholic I think we'll just have to do a blessing at the chapel ( I need to look into that!)
I'm just in the starting phase of planning and wanted to get your thoughts on just using the resort assigned wedding planner or also using an independent wedding planner to help coordinate and follow up on things? I know the resorts have a ton of weddings going on and the coordinators is working as much as she can on your wedding but I've heard some bad experiences on the resort trying to nickel and dime any type of customization, lack of communication and not following through on requests or changing venues on you the day of the wedding.
I'm thinking the extra set of hands to help negotiate contracts (especially if I use outside vendors),help with custom decor and help guide my potential 100 guest would bring me peace of mind on the big day for any problems that can happen. As I former even planner I know there is always something that comes up.
Would you recommend I use an independent planner in addition to the resort planner ? I want to make this decision before I reach out to the resort or independent planner, any thoughts would be appreciated. Looking forward to reading your experiences , thank you !