Pinkie, actually Arturo was our photographer & I was extremely pleased with his work. I had exchanged emails with Severine but we never got to meet. I didn't go with a 'list' of must have pictures, I trusted them completely to do their work and they certainly didn't disappoint!
I can't remember where I ordered the chair sashes from online, sorry! I do remember I had gotten the info from another post on here. No one in our party had any issues with the food with the exception of one guy on his last night. He ate fish in the french restaurant & it didn't agree with him. We also emphasized to everyone to drink the bottled water and even though some brushed their teeth with tap water, we didn't have any reported issues with that either. We did gift bags for everyone & delivered them all before our trip. I just didn't want the hassle of traveling with everything myself & there were things in them that our guests actually packed and brought with them (i.e., the pashminas & koozies). We used a travel agent for the trip bookings and she booked everything through Funjet at a considerably lower rate than through Excellence themselves. We opted not to go with a 'group rate' as we didn't want to be held responsible paying for rooms that may/may not have been used. As it turned out, we had more than enough rooms booked so that we wouldn't have had to pay extra. We didn't get any discounts at the resort on the wedding either but Griselda had extra flowers added and she only charged us for one hour of rental on the speaker for the ipod. My best advice I can offer is to just relax and let them take care of things for you. More than likely, your guests won't know if theres 'something' missing. The resort and staff were truly amazing to us and I'm sure they'll treat you the same!
Hope this helps, if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask!