Happy New Year Girls... Its been quite a long time since Ive actually wrote on this forum. I am religiously reading the posts though so I figured its time to participate!
I am an April 6th bride at the Gran Caribe but also staying at the Royal along with our 31 guests.. I cant believe its only 3 mos away..technically less since were heading down there on the 1st of April...So exciting and stressful at the same time. Still have so much to get done...mostly little projects for the OOT bags. I feel like most of my wedding planning and money is going toward those. I guess I just feel that if people are going to spend that much money to stay with us at the Royal then I should give them something to show how grateful we are. So those bags are sorta taking on a life of their own! lol Anyway Im just working with Elsa (coordinator) to finalize all the details. We are doing the ceremony at the Gazebo and then the reception on the terrace and using the Gazebo for dancing/dj. I originally wanted to do a beach reception but figured this area was almost the beach so we chose that space. Now its time to get my butt back in shape so I can fit into my dress...I have a fitting next weekend which I already know is gonna be painful since Ive gained a bit since I initially tried it on and bought it!
Oh btw regarding the photographer and outside vendor fee...incase anyone is trying to decide which route to go, Elsa told me to pay the outside vendor fee its 350 plus the guest fee of 60 each. So if you have a photographer and asst it will cost you 470..... whereas we just decided to book our photographer and asst a room at the Gran Caribe and they can come to our room the day of the wedding no extra charge.. The resort is having a sale again and the room only costed us $248...So needless to say Im happy with my choice! Plus if they stay at the resort then they will be able to do the TTD session on the beach early the next morning
Lookin forward to spending the next few months with you all