Originally Posted by Misskris6
So sorry to hear about the rain but I'm glad you had a great time anyway
I have a quick question - when you say "do not try to do or get anything ahead of time except your locations" - does that include locations for the rehearsal dinner, welcome dinner, etc. What about planning your menus for the cocktail hour and reception? I'm planning on making menu cards and would like to include a program of the wedding day and at least the day before for our guests so I assume I need to know this information before I go? Just wondering how you did it!
What I meant was if you try to go through someone other than your wedding coordinator you may end up paying what they have in print.... My coordinator set up everything for free. We also had little lanterns on our tables and battery operated tea lights which they put out for us. I knew that they wouldn't leave a table bare....although our cake was supposed to have flowers on top and it was bare..
Also, I didn't want to have nightly events even though we qualified for unlimited events. I wanted people to do be able to their own thing, but funny enough everyone wanted to hang out with each other That was kind of a pain because we were all spread out and restaurants cant take more than 10 or 12 people and reservations are hard to make and you still wait. So looking back I kind of wished we utilized out=r unlimited events with cocktail parties on terraces or even dinners in a gazebo. Had we done that, we would have had the outside events I wanted for my wedding!!
You can get a PDF of all the buffet and hors deorves options, but it changed in a few months, so I would wait on that. But you can still do menu cards , even if it changed again I'm pretty sure you could get what you have written down because they really do aim to please once you are there!
I really wanted Arrifices for our welcome dinner and I was told it was booked at 6 and we couldn't have it later than that. My coordinator put us in for an 8pm dinner reservation, and the tables were ready and set up perfectly at 7:30.
She just kept saying...what do you want..I feel like I could have don anything at that meeting, where I was told otherwise by Joannis in Miami.