I had my conference yesterday with Renee (sorry, I meant to update!). It went OK. It was a little overwhelming as I thought it was an information session & instead she pretty much booked everything. She wanted to know what flowers, info on hair appts, reception plans, etc. I was hoping to just ask questions & decide after clarifying all my questions. But instead I was sent a "quote" on all the things that I may (or may not want). I am now able to communicate with her via email with any questions & have made a list already, lol.
She did say that she was at the resort over the weekend & I think she has a better understanding of the options now.
I asked about the translator issue r/t a civil ceremony & she said that the wedding corridinator would do the translating. She said that all we would say is "I DO". But, she added that if we had a poem or something that we wanted to say, we could.
She said that there are a lot of "policy changes". I did a site inspection in April & had a LARGE list of questions that I had answered (from the wedding coordinator). I had previously reviewed the wedding options prior to my site visit & had it all planned/budgeted. Well, a lot of that info has changed- new rules, extra costs, etc (as of Jan 1/12). A little frustrating.
Also, I understood (after yesterday) that I won't be in contact with the resort staff until I arrive. Everything is previously arranged through Miami now (new policy, lol).
In saying that, I am sure everything will work out!! Happy Planning Ladies...