@Leslied sounds like you're pretty much ready to get married, lol!
I'm just going to stick with the basic decorations that the hotel provides... I would like pink chair bows for the ceremony and reception, not sure if they will make me pay extra for that. If so, I might just bring my own chair bows.
I'm going to put little wooden fans from Michaels on each chair at the ceremony, along with some bubbles and a ceremony program I will make myself.
For the reception, I will print menus and placecards out for each guest, and I'm ordering handpainted maracas from www.maracasartanddesign.com as the favour for each guest. It will be pink with a white flower, and will have our names on it and the wedding date!
Excellence resorts are so beautiful! I wanted to get married at Excellence but the rates were too expensive for my guests... I'm sure you and your hubby will have such a great time! We're just staying at OCT for 1 week and then we'll go to Disneyland in September for our honeymoon
This forum was a little quiet for awhile, glad it's picking back up!!! Looks like everyone is pretty prepared. I just went to that webiste to check out the maracs. I looked into them a few times, but never came across the right ones. We have 45 guests, so I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on these, but the ones you found are ADORABLE! I'm browsing their gallery now!
What are you girls doing for flowers? With our Paradise package, we get some...but I would need about 4 or 5 more bouquets for the reception. While reading another thread on here today, I found some clever ideas with faux flowers! Much, much cheaper! Still not sure what I want to do about that one.
Did you book 1 night or two for the photographer? Since the ttd is the day after the wedding would one night be enough?
I'm going to get a second dress for ttd too! I dont want to ruin my wedding dress and i think it would be too heavy once in the water. What package did you go with for your wedding? And how much were you quoted at? The prices they gave me were for 2014.
You are actually required to book 3 nights, but I managed to get it down to two nights since I have a lot of outside vendors! I tried REALLY hard for a minimum of one, but we had to meet in the middle at 2, and I am ok with that. Still cheaper than the vendor fee and day pass fee!!
I agree. I was all about trashing the dress, but my mom was hysterical about it, and since she bought the dress, I agreed to get a second. Once I actually HAD the dress though, I couldn't imagine actually trashing it ahhahah!! You're right- it would be way too heavy! Did you find your second dress yet??? Samuel Luna...oh man, did you see his TTD sessions? Unreal. They look fricken AWESOME!
I went with the Paradise package ( I think ) The most expensive one, since we have over 40 people coming with us, and wanted dinner outside on the terrace, it was perfect for that. I don't remember off the top of my head how much it was, my parents took care of it. I think it was around $4,000? I have my wedding binder at home, I'll take a look at confirm tonight. I think it was a steal, it includes a lot of extras!