Hello! Here's my update...
We are not having the cocktail hour because no one will be there as everyone will be on the beach with us for pictures. They are letting me add on an extra hour to the reception. I have to pay $15 for each guest over the 20 included in the ultimate package to do this.
The photographers were going to honor my email for the $1,500 package (plus tax of course), but I don't want to give them anymore of my money. I have decided to bring my own photographer with me as a guest so I am not paying the outside vendor fee.
I will use the 1/2 hour of photography that would have been for the ceremony during the welcome cocktail party (if they have the time available). The photographer said that they can only confirm that they can do it 1 week before.
I haven't filled in the form that they send at 3 months yet. I am in the process, and will update you all if more surprises come up!
Thank you for checking on me How is your planning going?