@kvilagi We had a family member officiate and we weren't charged anything. My ceremony was symbolic, so not sure if that makes any difference.
Ladies - I chose the centerpiece included in the package, but replaced the rocks in the fishbowl with these gel things my mom picked up. My WC (Elizabeth) had no issues with me bringing my own stuff. I honestly didn't even pay attention to the centerpieces....I only saw them in a pic my friend took! haha
The outside vendor fee is really annoying and I was very hesitant about Tropical Pictures so we ordered a small package to just have them cover the ceremony/group shots and then my cousin (who is a photographer) also took photos during the ceremony and reception. I guess if you have someone in mind you can get around it that way. It's still $550 for the most basic package, but I didn't have to pay my cousin so it worked for us. We also did request their videographer. We haven't received the video yet, but I already feel like we should have paid the extra $400 to have him for 3 hours at the reception. He was only there for about an hour and that's just dinner for the most part.
I'll be posting a full review with some pics after we receive the video!