I have 10 1/2 months to go and finally feel like it's all real! I found my dress this weekend and am soooo excited about it. I have my first site visit to La Amada on the 27th and can't wait to finally see it in person! I'm heading down with my mom and sister for the site visit and we're doing the all-inclusive plan so that we can be sure to taste as much as we can and plan our menu around what we like. My finance and i have decided to do the all-inclusive for the week that we'll be there for wedding and i have a feeling that most of our guests will follow suit. for $80/person/day it's totally worth it. my friends and family do a lot of drinking and eating so i think that we'll easily get our monies worth. and since i think that most people will be doing the all-inclusive, i might just do open bar for beer and wine for the welcome dinner and reception since everyone can get other drinks with the all-inclusive if they want them. that's just a thought for now.
we have decided on having the mariachi band during the cocktail hour. So far i've heard from 2 recent la amada brides that it was the best decision they had made and totall worth the money. One bride told me that she got the price down to $500, so i'm going to talk to Ileana about matching that price for me.
kristine - the decor sounds amazing and i can't wait to talk to Gabi while i'm in mexico to see what my options are. the floating candles in the pool are amazing and i'm totally copying you on that! my bridesmaids are wearing fuschia (haven't found the dresses yet) and i'm having my mom and my future mom-in-law in navy and teal so your color scheme isn't too far off from mine. Hopefully you'll pass around some pics after the wedding!
What time is everyone doing their ceremony? i really want mine to be while the sun is setting and then have the cocktail hour while it's getting dark near the pool. another thing i have on my list to talk to Ileana about!
i'm putting my fiance in a dark grey suit with a light pink shirt and the groomsmen are all going to be in navy suits with light pink shirts. i saw a pic from another La Amada bride who did this (including the fuschia bridesmaid dresses) and it looks amazing!! im still thinking about what shoes the guys should wear. what is everyone else doing for shoes for the guys?
Kristine - what did you decide on for the menu? and what is everyone doing for a cake? i've heard mixed things about the cakes there and just figured i'd see what you all were doing.
i can't wait to see the place in person and meet Ileana face-to-face (and hopefully Gabi too, i still need to check that she's available that weekend) and then when i get home i'll probably start doing a lot more planning.
i'm still in the beginning of the planning and would love to get some updates and ideas from the other la amada brides out there! happy planning to all!