Actually, you CAN walk from the Aqueduct to the beach. It's only about a three minute walk We are only hiring a cart for our older and/or disabled friends and family. And, I was only suggesting that you could hire one too if you wanted your bridal party to go on the golf cart tour with you and your then hubby. I hope that is clearer. Sorry, if I confused you.
I let out a little giggle at your question about guests booking. We haven't even settled on a hotel yet. As a matter of fact, we haven't even sent out our save the dates yet. I'm sooooooo far behind you in execution even though my wedding is two weeks earlier.
For a while I was leaning towards the Iberostar (and we still might go that way in the end), but lately I've been considering the Coyaba. I have a lot of family who either live in Jamaica or who will be staying with family in Jamaica making it very expensive to get guest passes for ancillary wedding events. The thing about Coyaba is that their guest passes are $25 pp, but even though it's an older hotel (with no elevator), it is almost as expensive as the IRHB, which is all inclusive (and children under 12 stay and eat free). So I'm at an impasse.
I know there is a discussion on the IRHB page about how to tell guests about guest fee passes, but one of the main reasons we chose HH was to allow everyone to stay where they could afford without worrying about incurring guest passes. So I've decided to take it one step at a time. First we'll send out our STDs in early October in which we will ask our guests whether they think they will come, need flight, hotel, meals (AI), flight only, or hotel only (some of my family work for the airlines). Once we have some numbers, then I will use that info to try to negotiate a rate at one of the four hotels still on my list (IRBH, Coyaba, Solis Palmyra, Half Moon).
So that's the long answer. The short answer is no, we haven't had anyone book yet. LOL.
I'm keeping a MS document too with all of my inspiration and ideas, but lately I've been wondering if I'm planning too much. This site is filled with so many inspirational ideas, I find it hard not to want to incorporate everything into our wedding especially since we picked a DW so I wouldn't have as much to do. But, there are enough DIY projects on here too keep me busy for a very long time.
At the same time the site has been encouraging me not too spend too much money. One bride mentioned that she didn't spend too much on centerpieces because she asked everyone she knew about the centerpieces at the last wedding she went to and no one remembered what they looked like. So I thought of all of the weddings we attended, I couldn't remember the darn centerpieces, except the one where we got to take them home. What I do remember is table cards, but no centerpieces. So I am asking myself, "why are we spending so much money on floral centerpieces when they are so insignificant and we can't even let our guests take them home"?
Do you know what are you doing for centerpieces?