Im glad to hear that you have worked everything out with your times and food. I think its going to be great.
I cant believe what happen with your deposit payments, thats crazy. Where they good about returning the money? I am so confused about what to do with the payments.. I mean I have a decorator, a photographer, a photobooth and then the hotel to pay, I dont want to have to be bringing all this cash, I sure hope they let me use different credit cards. I should probally ask the vendors if the take cash or credit cards just to be safe.
Thats so funny that you thought the same about the outside beach dinner..lol I mean it does look lovely but I just dont want to deal with the what if's. I think were safer inside.
My music is coming along good, I still have a few more songs to add in. I am having the hardest time picking a song for us and our parents to dance too. I dont want to do the traditional father son and daughter father, I want us to do that in one song so we have more time for other events. Do you have any suggestions???? Other than that im just kinda adding songs as I hear or remember them, then I am going to have my sister download them on the ipod and then send Emma the list so she can send it to the DJ.
I cant belive how many ppl are having weddings at the end of April?!! The resort is going to be rocking! I have around 45 guests with me, you said u have 60 and another bride says she has 27.. its going to be a great party Cant wait!! Its coming up fast.
What are you doing for favors? What are you guys doing for your BM and groomsman gifts??
Originally Posted by FranticBride2be
Hey End of April Brides:)
Okay so we finalized the time, we're officially (well symbolically I guess) getting married at 5pm. C thinks Ill be running late anyways, so that will put us at the best time for sunset pictures. We also booked the crystal room and selected our menus. I was having such a hard time with this because she wanted us to select only 1 menu option for all sixty people. I asked her to call me (she's much more responsive on the phone, and has recently been getting back to me right away) and we agreed that I could offer my guests two gala menu option, and one vegetarian option of our choice. I told Emma I'd be happy to have our name cards (on the tables) colour coded so the wait staff would know who was eating what (ie orange = meat, teal = fish, white= vegetarian). We'll send out our options to our guests and hope to have the final numbers by the end of January to give to Emma. She said as long as they had some heads up, it would be okay.
We also decided on the most basic package. I think its going to be easy to upgrade if we want to, but since I'm going with an outside florist and photographer, and my dress is really simple (so I don't need the de-wrinkling), I think this one best suits us.
There had been a couple questions about payment. We have run into multiple issues. We've been charged 5 times now for the $200 deposit. They refunded a couple times, but this meant we lost some money each time on currency conversion and interaction fees. We've told them that any additional charges need to be put aside for our package. So we've actually almost paid off our entire package. Apparently the rest of the money is due the day you arrive though. I would suggest not paying the whole thing ahead of time, as this will give you a better bargaining chip if anything does go wrong.
Haha, Danielle, I saw the part you wrote about sand getting in your food and I laughed:) I had exactly the same thought. Also, and I know everybody has horror stories, but we went to Mexico two years ago and had a nice romantic dinner on the beach. I realized when I got back to our room that I had been meliciously attacked by sand-fleas. I had bites evverrywhere!!!! all the way up my leg, and they were sooo uncomfortable. I"m worried about that happening to my guests, and the music not carrying if there's wind, and sand in the food and all the other unknowns you have to plan for. I know the Crystal room isn't exactly traditional Mexican, but at least its a more controlled setting:)
I'm actually a bit worried about the music, I'm not sure my sister has started at all. I want there to be some Mexican or slower music at dinner, and then have dance music later on... I'll worry about that later on. A friend of mine didn't do her music untill the night before, so as long as I'm better then that I"m okay...