Thanks for all of the information. Can't wait for the review! We were thinking of doing koozies, but if they weren't a big hit for you, we might decide against them... Just one question - were they serving beer in the plastic cups too?
Originally Posted by ashbrooke3ou
Hey Everyone! I just got back from our honeymoon so I'm not going to write my review just yet. I'll try to do it soon though. Just wanted to give you all a few tips from our wedding. We had an amazing time! The weather was perfect the whole time we were there. On Sunday it was overcast and I think rained for a few days after that so I feel very fortunate to have had the weather we did although it was pretty windy. I would say as far as the cocktail, ceremony, & reception were concerned, everything that I had planned with Lomas went exactly as I wanted. I have had some frustrations with plannnig with them along the way but it was really nice to be face-to-face with them and they were all very helpful. I would say the only things that didn't go as planned were from the outside vendors that I used. My dj did not follow the schedule that I had for the reception and kind of deviated from the playlist we had discussed. It wasn't too bad and we were able to guide him back but I certainly did not want a Tupac song played 20 minutes after dinner. haha
As for welcome bags, I did these and included an itinerary, coozie, chapstick, & sunscreen. I handed most of them out at the Welcome Cocktail that we had on Thursday night. I actually only saw 1 coozie used the entire time. I thought they were really cute but I don't know if the bags didn't make it back to their rooms with them that night or what. Maybe they were using them and I just didn't notice with everything else going on. I guess it probably depends on your guests too but if I had it to do over again, I may not have stressed so much about them. As for the question about how the drinks are served, they mostly give you plastic cups at least at the pools anyways. There are cans in the rooms but I don't think they ever serve bottles of beer. Not that I saw anyways.
We actually went to the courthouse and got married right before we left. To me that was just the legal part and our real wedding was in Mexico. We actually told people because I didn't really think it was a big deal but I wish we hadn't. It would have been hard to keep it a secret because I actually got in a little wreck on the way to the courthouse the morning we did the legal ceremony. Whoops! Anyways, it kind of bothered me that people already considered us married beforehand and I didn't feel like we were yet but it's not really a big deal now. Just a feeling I got the few days before the ceremony.
One more suggestion that I have for you all is try to schedule any meetings that you have the first day so you can relax the rest of the time and hang out with your guests. I had 3 outside vendors plus my meeting with the wedding coordinators. I feel like all I did the first 2 days were meetings and run around trying to make sure things were ready so I actually did not get to go hang out with my friends and family at all during the day. I know they all had a good time but I just wish I could have been there for more of it.
Anyways let me know if you have any questions and I will try to help!