| Originally Posted by peterpanpixiedust |
Yeah, I am having my wedding at Dreams. I originally thought we were going to do the Sands, but it was to expensive. I just meant that we both go to the same timeshare group! But it's still exciting. I would look into moving your timeshare to June, because my FI's parents told me you couldn't move weeks within the same Timeshare, only trade to another. But, you guys could have different rules, especially since you have so many weeks. My philosophy on outside photographers is that they can't stop a guest from taking pictures, and our photographers are our guests. But Dreams is ok with that.
The thing about outside guests, we are encouraging our guests to stay at Dreams, because it is all inclusive, so they are taken care of the whole time they are there. But, I have talked to other Dreams brides, and they say that if you have outside guests, they can come for the wedding and reception and not get charged a fee.
You are better than me!!!! We can't order our STD's until we get our engagement photos, and we are trying to get them done next week, and THEN we have to put in the order. We are doing Vista print, which is mostly free (sign up there is you haven't yet.. it's awesome), but shipping is 21 days, so I might need to pay for more shipping. We want to send our STD postcards with our TA's travel packets, and she hasn't given us our second rates yet (they are supposed to come down after a while, and we are waiting).
I can post my centerpieces later (I'm doing cylinder vases and rose petals with submersible lights in water, with shells scattered around.. dollar tree).
And I hear you on expenses. Our 3k is still about the same for the wedding at Dreams, but throw in my outside photog, and my dress, the Bose ipod dock we got for our sound (we'd rather pay for that and keep it, instead of paying for a sound system, but we do get two hours sound system free, so we will use 1 for ceremony, and 1 for the dinner), the microphone to go with it, my TTD (which is really cheap, but still), our OOT bags (dollar tree again!!), and everything else that I can't think of, it will be closer to 10K if not over, and that's not our travel and hotel... oh well, still cheaper than having it at home. And our photographer expense covers two photogs, for two days of shooting, the rights to our photos, and a 4x6 of all photos taken in a leather box. But we have to pay for their travel too. Our colors are Red, White, and Sand. I should post my logo. Wow, I should be a published author by now!
Forgot to say, I'm also in my Master's program to become a teacher! Another similarity!