Wow those are some strict church rules. I wish I would have really taken a deeper look into this a whole Dream's thing, the fact that they have so many weddings on one day, is overwhelming in my opinion. My ceremony is at 4 on the 12th, when is yours? Where are you having yours? I know that we will cross paths somewhere along the way. I wish we would have bumped into each other earlier, we could have helped each other with transporting all of this stuff. The only thing I am using of the resorts is chairs and sashes and china. I am bringing my own linens, flowers, gazebo decorations, centerpieces, cake decorations, pretty much everything. Can you believe they charge $30 for ivory linens? That seemed ridiculous to me, so I purchased my own, that I will hopefully be able to pass on to someone else afterwards. So all of your guest won't be in town for your religious ceremony? Are you wearing two different dresses for the different ceremonies? Who is your photographer?
I have so many questions for you, too bad we are just now crossing paths, LOL
Originally Posted by DreamsBride2011
@Anudrm, my reception is at 7 PM, wedding is tentatively at 5:30 PM, I want to time it with the sunset. The reasons I am having a reception on a separate day are: 1) The hotel wasn't able to do my reception on the 11th - apparently they have 3 or 4 other weddings that day; 2) My church doesn't encourage lavish celebrations on Fridays yet they would perform a religious marriage ceremony on Friday but not on Saturday (not sure why the rules but I have to follow them); 3) Saturday was a more convenient day for everyone to come down. I am having a religious ceremony for close family and friends on the 11th and then a full-blown ceremony / cocktail hour / reception ordeal on the 12th.
@Amurka - Yes, everything is planned, thanks for asking. At the moment I am just dealing with stupid last minute issues, such as some people apparently forgot to make their hotel reservation (???!!!) or forgot to book an airport transfer or whatever else they forgot to do. I have so much stuff I am bringing over, it's ridiculous. Seems like the only things I will be using that are provided by the hotel are chairs, linens and china, everything else is my own. Luckily, there are 8 of us traveling together so hopefully I will be able to distribute my decorations among the group. I will post my planning thread with all the pictures after the wedding.