I will send you all the info I have today.
There will be several emails with attachments, some may have duplicates.
several are from Crys's mom, so props to Maureen and Crystal for their help.
I have not heard from Crys, I was going to email her after the wedding but wanted to let her decompress, then my craziness kicked in, 3 weeks left.
We have a website with a countdown and all info guests may need including links to excursions or the spa reservations. I will post that link too for all to see.
http://gregtalarico.com/wedding (copy and paste if it doesnt let you open)
We have 40 people including us. The terrace can fit up to 70 but then there is not much room for dancing. The WC even said for our 40 to have 1 long table instead of several round/square tables to save room if we were going to have the entire thing on the terrace but since we have the beach (which they do put a wooden dance floor) we are having separate tables. The beach is just 1 step down from the terrace so people can stay or sit where they are and watch the others dance or we are having them put the taller cocktail tables down below for drinks to sit on. No extra cost. Just pay for the 2 location fees, 1000 and 500. We are paying for the open bar as well 15pp. We are not doing the extra appetizers or cocktail hour. I thought that was crazy 500 for location fee then 16-20 pp appetizer, that comes to 1200+ for 1 hr, thats more than the 4hr dinner reception. I asked why would anyone do this when between the ceremony and reception people can use the all inclusive and go to the pool bar (the location they would have the cocktail hr) and drink and eat something small there, she said just for the privacy, to keep not wedding guests away. Thats not worth it to me. it will be 5pm most people are getting ready for dinner themselves.
We are paying extra for a 1hr mexican coffee table at desert time. Not sure if you ever had a mexican coffee but the are beautiful to watch being made and taste delicious, also keeps u warm on those cool cabo nov nights.
I have never been a really big flower person so we are using more candles and large seashells as our table decor. Nothing that anyone needs to look around to see the person across from them. Romantic clear/blue gel candles with shells inside and down on beach I bought these different colored mexican glass bowls for those large glass beads that reflect light and these small little battery lights that hide inside. Not much light needed though, they hang lights across the palm trees and the dj has colored lights and i checked the moon will be close to full so that will light up the sky and water....OMG I am so excited as I type and think about this.
We are doing a rehearsal dinner but not really sure why but the WC asked where we wanted it and felt maybe a good time for my girls and his guys to spend time, they don't really know eachother too much. It is not extra, we just chose to have just the wedding party but some people have everyone invited. Ours is at the mexican rest.
On another note...Use the WC to get you reservations at Krystal, if your interested in eating there. Only up to 4 ppl can sit at a table. think the rest only holds 16ppl but its really hard to get into so i had the WC use her influence.
We made out of town bags that will be given to the guests at check in.
We have little maracas with name tags for the favors to tell them what table
we have little straw like fans that will be at each chair for the ceremony.
My jewelry still isn't set, wanna keep it minimal, my dad passed away 3 months ago and I had a bracelet made from his funeral roses and his birthstone, want to wear that.
I have a tall floating candle and picture of him that i need to have them set up, at ceremony and reception
We do have it set to have a sand ceremony
Instead of guest book we have the large picture and frame around it that everyone signs to hang on our wall.
Thats all I can think of now.
Hope that helps but doesnt bore, we love talking about our own weddings but then i feel bad for boring someone else.
I will send you that email today