Originally Posted by jdavidso
Does anyone know what the next steps are?? I have booked and reserved my wedding date, and now all that is left in terms of the actual wedding day is picking out decorartions, menu and flowers. When should I be doing this with Ana?
When I first started I worked on my vision...mainly the colours I wanted and how I wanted the day to flow. I gathered online pictures of everything, Pinterest is an awesome website to help organize everything. From there I would send Ana pictures, have her quote me and then decided if I would go the hotel or bring my own (i.e. lanterns, etc). I saved the menu until later in the planning process, but you can do it sooner if you'd like.
Do I send her pictures and ideas of what I want ahead of time or do I pick everything out when we arrive at the resort?
See my response above. Also I should say this depends on what type of bride you are. Some are very laid back and choose everything when they arrive. I'm a planning queen so I felt better doing it ahead if time just to see what it would like (i.e. the chairs, flowers, etc).
When and how can I book a welcome dinner at one of the buffets for out entire group? And also a reserved spot at the japanese restaurant for our wedding party and parents for after the wedding?
You can do this asap. You can book as many people at the buffet without a charge. For the other a la carte restaurants there's a charge per person when you exceed 10 people.
How do I pay if we do it when we get to the resort if we dont know the exact pricing for all the add ons, can we pay by Visa?
Ask Ana for quotes on everything you'd like have at the wedding and again send pictures....confirm what you want and don't want. Get everything in writing. When you get to the hotel and meet Ana you'll go over everything again and then you can pay. I just heard back from her and she says you can use: credit card (visa or mastercard), travelers cheques or cash. You can even pay a portion ahead of time if you'd like (only with credit card).
As well can anyone comment on the ipod situation we are getting the Paridise pkg and it says it includes speakers and mic and CD player??? do they have a ipod adapter that we can hook our ipod up to? OMG soryy so many questions....I feel so lost....
I think it does, but it's a good idea to confirm with Ana.
@Guilaine87 we booked with Romantic Plamet in Jan 2012 for our Nov 2012 wedding and we had to put down $200 for ourselves and 8 other guets to secure the group rate and then our guests had 2 months to put their $200 deposit down which we then got reimbursed for the 8 poeple's deposit we had to put up front and now all of our guests are required to pay in full by the middle of July the remainder of the trip cost. some guests are booking on their own but I have advised them we need to know by the middle of July if they are coming or not (just verbally) they can book whenever they want because we are over the 40 people alloted in the package so I wan to be able to budget accordingly and advise the resort and photographers ahead of time how big our wedding party will be.
@modizzle: I have only heard horrible things from other brides in this thread about photographers at the resort so we opted for an outside photographer -Take it Foto is who we opted for they are a very small company super friendly take pictures in a journalistic fashion which I liked personally and they were well within our budget they dont charge by the hour which is great so we are getting them for 8 hours the day of the wedding and then for a trash the dress shoot two days later our package includes 100 photos, photobook, CD with pics, slideshow and about 40 individual prints of a larger size they edit them and we choose what we want all for only $1500 which is amazing I would have loved to get one of the bigger names for the photos but it just wasnt in our budget. They have been really nice and quick to respond however keep in mind that the resort will also charge you around $400 vendor fee and 80 per photographer for a day pass when you book an outside photographer. Seems like alot I know but worth it if pics are important to you.
@leahbecker I have no idea what to tip either so if anyone can give some advise around this that would be greatly appreciated.