Just thought I'd answer your questions really quickly since I was just stopping by! We were married at Excellence this past December & it still feels like yesterday. I've been scheming to go back ever since we got home! lol
They didn't charge any extra to set up our chair sashes & the few decor items I had brought along. I made sure to bring extra sashes & the coordinators ended up using them to decorate in other places as well. (i.e., around trees & the ceremony table). We too did the middle wedding package. The resort provided ceremony music & then we used our own Ipod during the cocktail hour & reception. They actually only charged us for an hour of speaker rental & we used it for several hours! I had my hair done at the spa & did my own makeup. I took a few pictures with me to give the hairdresser some ideas & I absolutely LOVED the way it turned out. Even better, she was done with it in 20 minutes!! My hairstylist didn't speak good English so I was glad I had taken pics with me. That made communicating so much easier.
I can't answer your question about using your own vows during the symbolic ceremony. We did the symbolic ceremony as well but we opted to use the minister they provided & his ceremony was all Spanish. The wedding coordinator was actually the translator during the ceremony.
You ladies with upcoming wedding dates at EPC are going to be so happy that you chose them!!
Originally Posted by kubsgirl
Hi girls! I am newly engaged and we have decided to get married at the excellence June 2013. I have read all of your posts and just want to thank you because it is all very helpful to a bride trying to plan a wedding with a lot of questions!! I have been emailing Ana and she is wonderful at answering most question but here are a couple I was hoping someone could help me with...
We are wanting to bring chair sashes, a cake topper,table runner, and maybe a few other things we want in our specific colors. I know others have brought these things with them but have they charged you extra for putting them up or putting the ribbon and topper on your cake?
Wedding music....if we just go with the middle package, do they provide music for your ceremony and can you pick your songs you walk down the isle to and so on?
We are doing a symbolic ceremony but I was wondering if there is wiggle room with things like vows and such? I want to pick out exactly what our vows say...will they read them like we would like?
Did anyone get their hair and makeup done by the spa and did it turn out the way you wanted?
Thanks so much for easing my mind!!