Originally Posted by Tina5978
Hi Ladies just so you know the vendor passes are $100 per person. As per Nicole the prices for 2011 may increase 10% from 2010.
FYI - for brides at the 'Beach' resort, Vendor passes are $75 there, not $100.
Originally Posted by mrsdeloatch2be
I dont know if its just me, but I am so anxious about the "unknowing". I thought by doing a destination wedding I wouldnt be as stressed but I think its the exact opposite. I am a nervous wreck trying to plan this wedding with little to no communications from Nicole. I love this site but we are all contrbuting bits and pieces and I am so nervous about missing something....
I dont know if I feel added pressured because my FI's sister (soon to sis n law and matron of honor) just had her wedding in PR and while it was nice in the long run so many things went wrong. I had to step in an whip it her resorts coordinator into shape. And while it is not a competition the expectation for me to step my wedding up is there because i am a professional event planner.....
UGH! Does anyone feel like this or is this my crazy not having control issues stepping in?... LOL!!!
I TOTALLY understand what you are going through. I am a professional event planner as well and feel that planning a destination wedding is DEF more stressful. It would be less stressful if you are an easy-going bride who doesn't really care about decor or timing or all that little stuff... but I think as an event planner we both know the value of those little things. Not being able to meet with these vendors etc, is so scary!
Just go through your list, just as you've done before, your not going to forget anything! You can do it!
And if you need questions answered, ask them here. I seriously couldn't imagine the amount of questions these WC's probebly get in a day... stupid questions that could be googled like 'when does the sun set?' and stuff like that... and I know on my wedding day I want her focused on ME, not answering emails to other brides.... so I understand that they are not very responsive until the few months before the wedding.
There is seriously soo much to help you on this site. And if you have all your ducks in a row, and be ready to explain to your WC how everything should run in your 'pre-wedding meeting'. Then everything will be FINE.
I feel your pain girl, just let us know if we can help!!
Quote:Originally Posted by Misee17
Now does this mean if you just use the resort DJ you have to rent out the restaurant? That is not what I got from other bride's reviews. Sorry, just confused...
Misee - If you don't rent out the restaurant, then there will be other diners there, and therefore, you cant have a DJ/Dancing with other diners in the restaurant with you.
Another option is to do your dancing/cake/etc at a cocktail reception, just serve appetizers and get a bar. Then you can do dinner (or skip dinner, if you do enough apps and people start drinking you wont need a sit down dinner) and more dancing at the disco.