Your pictures are stunning! We too have booked Merrick as our photographer and I couldn't be happier with our decision. 8 months ago when we booked him I was a little skeptical as he was fairly new to the business and wasn't that busy, plus his prices were outstanding, so I was naturally a little worried about the quality, but after seeing your pictures I know we made the right decision and I can not wait to get married!!
Originally Posted by Espejo2be
It sounds like you're all a little stressed and things aren't going the easiest with the wedding coordinators right now. I remember being there and I remember SOOO many things going wrong on the day that we had already planned out and thought would be perfect.... In the end we ate married, we can look back and laugh at some of the things we stressed about because overall, it wasn't just the day that we had to look back on, it was the whole week we had to make memories with family and friends.
We got a link to a sneak peek if our wedding photos last night, they were done by Merrick cousley ( who by the way is not only an amazing wedding photographer but he lifted my spirits when so many things went wring and on top of it all, our wedding was down poured on! I don't know what unwound have done without him!!) our trash the dress pictures are coming this weekend, I will be sure to post them.
Hope this makes you girls feel a little better, looking ahead to your big day, because no matter how many things went wrong... That what made our wedding special and unique to us!
I couldn't agree with you more. I have been spending most of my time lately writing out and drawing pictures so I can take and show exactly what I want and explain everything I want. I already have come to terms that not everything is going to go as planned and Im okay with that. I get a daily wedding tip in my email and the other day it said this " Don't worry about the little things that didn't go exactly as planned, likely, you are the only one to notice. Enjoy your day and the memories you are making" It really got me thinking that not everything can go perfectly and I feel like if I prepare myself now It will be okay!!
PS I'm going to spy on your wedding!!
Originally Posted by BusyBee123
Espejo2be - Thanks so much for sharing your pics!!! They are absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful day! And I think you're exactly right - at the end of the day you are married, you have these beautiful pics and a few good laughs!
I know that everything seems frustrating right now, but try to hang in there! Remember that everything works on "Island Time", the expectations for timely response is very different from North American standards. On top of that, the language they often use would not mean the same thing to us ie. "you have no file". Not the best way to communicate that they are missing one form.
For the time being, I am focusing on trying to optimize the instructions that I will be giving to Chandlyn/Donnalee to minimize the chance of error and hopefully give us the best shot of getting what we want. I've made a document with clear instructions and pictures of what I want the gazebo to look like and how I want everything set up (and I included the importance of having the sand ceremony sand in the vases!). I've also made documents for the dinner and diagrams of each place setting, room set up, etc. Hopefully between the text and the pics, it will be crystal clear! We've heard from other brides on here that with clear instructions, they really have gotten the vast majority of what they were expecting, so I think its worth the time!
I'm not sure if that helps at all, but I'm trying to focus on what I can do on my end rather than on the wedding planners. Happy Planning!