Originally Posted by Andreanna
Vancouver Bride: I am getting married on October 27. We have 30 guests and are also using the Private Beach gazebo for the ceremony.
Some of our party arrives on the 23, and some on the 25th. We originally had that terrible overnighter in Toronto, but it was sorted and now we get back to Edmonton before midnight.
They didn't mention anything about a price for speakers, but honestly, I didn't think to ask. =( I feel like there are so many extra charges it is hard to know exactly how much this wedding will cost.
We were originally thinking of having the cocktails and reception on that private beach, but now I am veering more toward the Seaside grill deck, surcharge aside. I don't want to pay for drinks if people can just walk over to the bar, but the private beach is too far away from a bar for the guests. If you pay for the grill, do you still have to pay for the speakers?
One of my bridesmaids died very suddenly a couple months back, and wedding planning stopped until just recently. I feel like I am only now waking up and a lot of the details for the wedding just don't seem quite as important. We are pretty much going to get there and see what happens, I think. I have a dress, working on the vows, and I am just going to have to trust that everything else will sort itself out somehow. Might find table centre pieces in town or some such. I dunno.
Everyone here seems very happy with how their weddings have turned out, and I am very grateful for all of the positive feedback and reassuring words. Reading this forum lifted a big weight off of my shoulders.
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss, it is very sad and make us think of what is really important: having our loved ones close to us in that special day of the wedding. I've been losing myself in all the tiny details, and suddendly my only sister has an hernia (nothing serious but she is quite scared of surgery) and that gets me thinking on what really matters.
If you need to get to town to buy things, there is a big commercial center/supermarket (I would say a Dominican version of Target maybe) called Jumbo - this place is at La Romana (website for address and hours: http://www.jumbo.com...mbo_romana.aspx ) might be easier to just go there and see what they have, instead of going to smaller shops that could take more time and maybe have less quantities. I think I might rent a car and pay a visit to Jumbo (might be 30 min drive from the hotel) to find small things for my survival kit and welcome bags.
You'll see that everything will turn out just great for you, with all the unforgettable happy memories that we all wish