| Originally Posted by SonyaR |
So is Amelie-Mellow, us Ottawa girls have good taste.
Oceansands09-did you have a large wedding? We are looking at approx. 40 people and I think their packages are perfect. I heard you have to pay extra for decorations for the beach/gazebo. Did you choose and do you recall the prices for what you got?
We had 23 guests total; 18 travelled with us from Montreal and the other 5 flew from Toronto. When we booked there were no guaranteed direct flights from Ottawa so we drove to Montreal, stayed overnight and flew from there. It ended up being about $400 cheaper per guest, so the drive was definitely worth it.
We chose the Free Wedding package that included the ceremony site (beach), a bottle of champagne, the wedding cake and a private reception dinner with at La Brasa restaurant. On top of that we paid for white chair covers for the ceremony site, flowers and photography. Julissa ended up adding blue chair sashes and decorating the altar as a special gift to us. The chair covers were dollars a piece (canâ€™t remember the exact amount), my bouquet, the 3 bridesmaidâ€™s bouquets and a bag of fresh rose petals for the flower girl came to about $250US. We ordered the Bronze Photography Package and including the extra 32 prints we paid $822US. My mom paid for my wedding day hair and I think it was $50US for me and $40US each for my MOH and sister.
We also booked the Honeymoon Suite and it was the best decision we could have made. Ours was room 6301 and it faced the pool and the ocean. The room is HUGE and simply beautiful. We love the 4 poster king size bed and the large balcony. But we loved the outdoor shower most of all! Itâ€™s stunning out there at night under the stars. Treat yourself, you wonâ€™t regret it!
Our wedding was very laid back. We arrived at the hotel Sunday afternoon. Monday morning we met with Julissa for 45 minutes to pick flowers, our dinner menu and organize the ceremony. And we were married on Tuesday at 3:00p.m.! We wanted to have the wedding right away so 1) I wouldnâ€™t be thinking about it all week and 2) so our gusts could enjoy their vacation, plan excursions and chill out. We didnâ€™t want to occupy too much of their time.
It was perfect!
Let me know if there is anyhting else I can help you with!