Originally Posted by ashley490
I'll try answering what I can and hopefully you'll find it helpful.
I got married at 4pm this past January and found we were a little tight on time for after ceremony photos. I would highly recommend switching your time to 3pm so that you won't feel so rushed losing light with the setting sun.
There isn't a whole lot of difference if you get married in the gazebo vs getting married on the beach. The best way I can describe the wedding area is a T-shape with the gazebo being right in the middle where the two lines intersect. If you choose to get married on the beach they just move you over to the top far right side of the "T". I prefered the gazebo because it provided a little bit of shade from the sun so we weren't squinting in pictures of the ceremony.
Yes, the gazebo for the night reception disco is the same gazebo you'd get married in.
I used Tai Flora for my flowers so I can't comment on any other florists, though I have read that some other brides have used Jan's Floral
Ill try to answer what I can.
As to wedding packages we choose the free package as in the end it was cheaper then the other packages. If you are having a large number of guests it may be worth paying for a wedding package. I would say though work out the extra costs of going with the free package and compare it to the price of the package you are considering.
I think either location would be beautiful. We chose this resort specifically because of the gazebo so we never even considered getting married on the beach. It is really windy down there so just know that.
We used Merrick Cousley for our photographer and we are extremely happy with our photos. His price was great and he was so easy to work with. I definetly recommend him.
The chairs without the covers are ugly. They are navy blue with gold. Here is a picture from our wedding that you can see what the chairs look like un covered. There is a guy sitting on the far right of the photo who is sitting in a chair that is uncovered.
Hope that helps you out!!
Many thanks to the both of you for all that information, it is really appreciated.
Think we have more or less decided on the free package, and are just going to pay for the extras... although the unforgettable is very tempting, but I think its a lot of cost, especially when only a few of the extras stand out as a bonus
How much was Merrick to hire JayKay if you don't mind me asking ?? Your photos are stunning, especially love the ones where you are jumping in the air.
Thank you for the Jans flowers link aswell, i could not find that for looking. I'm going to email her for prices shortly.
We are going to request that our time to be changed to 3pm, just so we don't feel so rushed. I'm sure someone mentioned on here that the sun sets quite early in december, so i think we would only have about an hour tops before we lost the light.
I actually got an email back from Chandlyn today and she cleared a lot of things up for us... You think by now the hotel would have a Q&A page, as we all seem to have asked the same questions to the hotel at some point.
Its getting sooooo exciting, as the wedding day we want is actually starting to come together. Don't want to wish my life away, but December can't come soon enough )
Thanks again for all the great info x