Sorry to hear about your sisters not being able to make it. I think we have all had those heartaches where people you always thoought would be at your wedding, now cannot make it, especially when you have given them a lot of advanced notice. *hugs*
As for the starfish, I have told my WC Valeria at Lomas that we are bringing down starfish for our rehearsal, reception, and ceremony and she never mentioned us not being able to bring them into Mexico, so I think we are in the clear.
I was at EDR late September and the weather was great! Not too hot and when it did rain, it was for 20 minutes and then the sun came back out. It is hurricane season, so I guess it is possible to get some really bad weather, but think happy thoughts!
As for your issues with Natalia... maybe you could switch WCs? We are working with Valeria and she is great! Very well organized and usually gets back to my emails within a couple of days.
Originally Posted by Jillsepher
Hello fellow EDR brides! I was so excited to find a forum such as this. Finally (after 3 days of reading through all of these threads) have caught up to the latest post on here. WHEW! I'm getting married at EDR at Gazebo 55 on 10/11/12 (so I know my FI cannot forget our anniversary!)
It's been so incredibly helpful reading all of your tips and thoughts. We are having a very small wedding. Only 15-20 people. Originally started out with 30 + but as others have found, with the economy the way it is a ton of people can't come.
Today was a VERY disappointing day to me. I had 3 BM's, 2 of which were my sisters and the other my BFF. My BFF has booked but both of my sisters cornered me today to tell me they can't make it. I have been booked at EDR since 07/2011 and they are NOW just telling me this. I think I gave them more than ample time to start saving and they STILL have time to keep saving and it broke my heart that they couldn't make something work. Very stressful day. So now I'm down to only one BM which is my MOH and my FI has 4 groomsmen. Yikes!
One concern I'm also having is the weather in October. Does anyone know how the weather is this time of year? I'm working with Natalia at Lomas and she is so NOT helpful. She rarely ever answers any of my emails so I've since began CC'ing my TA with all correspondence to her. It took her 3 months to get back to me just confirming my ceremony site. I hope the last 10 months are a preview of what her communication skills are going to be but I have a feeling I'm out of luck with this one...
Also, I was told by someone I couldn't take starfish into Mexico. Has anybody had issues with this?
Congrats to all of you ladies! Thanks so much for all of your insight. You have all given me ideas I never would have thought of. Thanks again ladies! Full speed ahead!!