Thanks CurlyBride! Let me tell you though this has been the craziest first week of marriage! Especially since we are keeping things on the DL he's been at home working & staying there while I have been at my house and packing and finishing up Mexico wedding stuff. Kinda stinks to be married yet not even in the same town. But on the upside we only have a week and a half to go before we are in Mexico!
Originally Posted by CurlyBride
I think its great that they have a filtration system for the entire property; however I will not drink from the tap no matter what. I always use the bottled water you get in the room fridge just to be safe. Dont want to have any issues during my wedding/honeymoon.
Wish you a lifetime of happiness and an amazing wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My advice is just keep sending emails with all your questions, cc both of them and hopefully one of them will respond soon.
Originally Posted by mrsbruff2b
My wedding is 3 - 4 weeks away and I still haven't heard from Joannis or Kalena since I've emailed about a week ago. Is anyone experiencing this so close to their date right now?
Glad to hear that Marvin finally got back with you and you have worked it out. I liked the fact that Cherry Blossom was cheap but I didn't have a good feeling about them being able to deliver there. We are having Marvin bring our flowers between 1-2 for our 5pm wedding. Gives them a little leeway on time but should be there before the WC comes to get you which is like 30 mins before the wedding. Your countdown is definitely speeding up!
Originally Posted by nsg4729
Hola Chicas! I only have 21 days until the big day and still have a ton of stuff to do. I have a couple of questions if anyone knows the answer.
Oh, some background on the flower situation. Marvin finally did get in contact with me. I had been speaking with Cherry Blossom who were super nice and accommodating and got back to me in a timely manner. Their prices are also way cheaper than Marvin's. BUT, they did suggest a get I pay the outside vendor fee just in case so they could get into the resort, or they would try to deliver in a gift box, but still suggested I pay the outside vendor fee. Since I have heard the outside vendor fee is anywhere from $100-$500, it just seems so risky. And I don't want to end up with a situation where Cherry Blossom can't get in the gate. So, I have decided to move forward with Marvin even though it took him like 3 months to get back to me. He did send me some great pics of what I asked for. So, there is the update on that.
1. So, my wedding is at 5pm. What time do you suggest I have the flowers delivered? I want them to be fresh, but don't want to cut it too close. Is a 2:30pm delivery cutting too close? (Assuming he would get there by 3:30pm)
2. Does anyone know how the day passes work. I have to get a couple for my photographer, DJ, and a couple of guests staying outside the hotel. Do they pay that when they get there on the property, or do you pay that up front when meeting with the wedding planner?
Oh, finally got my locations confirmed!! My travel agent basically had to make some noise to make that happen. I got the following:
- Welcome Dinner (optional) - El Caribeno
- Welcome Cocktails (optional) - Caribbean Terrace
- Wedding - Tucan Gazebo
- Cocktail Hour - Tucan Terrace
- Reception - Laud Ballroom
Its getting close! Yikes!
Make sure you specify with your WC that your contract states dinner reservation for 35. Mine tried to pull the 30 people and I had to send her the contract stating 35. And of course we love the BDW groom on here!
Originally Posted by LurkerDan
We're getting close, and now know that our total will be just under 35, and the complimentary package includes a dinner reservation for 35 or less (it seems to have changed to 30, but our contract says 35, I assume they will honor that?). So we may try and save a bunch of money and have the reception as a dinner reservation. I know that I have read in here reviews and info from those who did it, but gosh, the information overload here is crazy and I don't have a clue where to start looking!
So can anyone share their experiences with having a reception at one of the restaurants? How did it feel? How was the setup (private, semi-private, in the middle of a bunch of strangers, etc)?
Restaurants that are particularly good for this, or particularly bad?
I assume choosing this option means no DJ, music, or dancing? Does that mean no "first dance" or the like?
PS I always meant to get my FI on here, so I could bow out as the token BDW male , but it seems y'all are stuck with me, because this place would be way too overwhelming for her, never having been on a forum before.