Thanks so much for the information. I calmed down a little bit I think. So exciting October 28th is so close. You should have such a great time with 29 people. That's wonderful. Hope everything goes exactly the way you want!!!
I think I"ve just about figured out how I want the tables and decorations and things to look. Been sending crazy and probably mostly incoherent emails to Cecelia for the past week or so. So I think I'm just about ready to write up my checklist including the prices for extra things. Now I'm just trying to decide if 40 days is too soon to try to order and mail my OOT bags
We have 14 people coming for ours and just can't wait!!!!
Originally Posted by SMBride42012
I am getting married October 28th! (Orginally going to be April of 2012 but pushed it up so it would be cheaper for guests)
Long story short, I have been planning and talking to Valeria (my coordinator at secrets) for over a year now.
I have asked all of these questions to her.
1. Can we sample the menu? Yes, I asked her to do a full sit down taste test of all the stuff on the gold menu (the one included in the ulitmate wedding package). We are planning that for the 2nd full day we are there.
--We are also sampling all of the cakes (vanilla, tres leches, and chocolate...as well as Red Velvet) She had never heard of it, but told me to send her a recipe and the chef would make it for us to try. If we like it, we are going to go with that.
2. Dj Mannia is the resort DJ that is included in the package. I have contacted him and he said to just get him a list of songs that are must plays and no plays. And he can download the ones he doesnt have.
3. I have 29 guests coming and we are doing a beach bonfire and having drinks served down there. We were quoted $10 p/p for this. The nearest bar is a long way away so I figured it would be worth the money to have a bar for us. We are not serving any food. Beforehand we are planning an "optional" dinner. We were going to do the japense hibatchi resturant but since we have so many people that MAY come we are going to have a private table setup at one of the outside dinner shows that night. We won't know what shows and activities are going on until the end of September Valiera said. So we are deciding what we are doing for dinner at that time.
I am also planning on picking flowers, decor etc etc down there, but I am emailing her pictures of what I think I will most likley go for and getting pricing beforehand so I can prepare myself and keep within budget.
I hope my information helped! Since you are just a little over a week after my wedding I strongly suggest getting in touch with Valeria and Cecila to sett up your taste testings So she has plenty of notice!!
I am taking a hint from other brides and doing a checklist of things valeria and cecilia need to remember, prices we have talked about, the small details that are important to me. Just so we are all on the same page when I arrive and have the first sit down with her, and to keep her on track while we are there. I am sure its overkill, but its better to be safe than sorry right?
Hope this helped!!