| Originally Posted by *Meagan* |
Katie- I was married at Beaches T&C but we paid for everything there! Believe me you do not need to pre pay. The Miami planners push that so they can make commission. We paid for our videographer when we got there. If your using their photog you can book that there as well. If you are wanting to do the 3 hour reception.. I think you may want to book that before you go. So you can plan but beautiful beginnings is simple and usually doesnt need to be paid for.
Im confused have you not chosen your ceremony time yet?
We do have our wedding time set for 3pm. We have more than 10 rooms booked so we are a group and a lot of the wedding fees were waived. We are just in the state of mind that it will be better to see the resort and feel how the day feels before we finalize everything. We have a good idea in mind what we want (probably a 2 hour reception) but have a hard time paying non-refundable $$ site-unseen. Especially if we decide to do just a cocktail reception and then go to one of the restaurants as a group. We plan to have a reception, so there is some privacy, but with a 3pm wedding we have some flexibility. I generally know what we "plan" on in our minds, but if it is not what we expected then we are out all that money.
I know that is the nature of the destination wedding, and we are thrilled to be doing one, but just hesitant to drop the dough before we get there and take it all in!
Anyone else experienced anything that they wish they would have pre-booked and didn't?
PS Meagan -- I saw your wedding pix/review you looked stunning!