Originally Posted by girltravel77
Thanks for the layout suggestions Amanda (it's weird my WC didn't offer to send the same thing)! At least you will get to be in the Blue Terrace â€“ your # is so close, it's a bummer how unaccommodating they can be about some things.
Can someone please tell me what the maximum # of guests is at the Blue Terrace? My #â€™s keep creeping upward and I want to know if I am going to reach the max for that venue.
Karyc, Iâ€™ll have to ask the same question, I didnâ€™t even think about that! Maybe if you stay in the lobby for your meeting with the DJ they wonâ€™t charge the fee? Not that that is very comfortable or convenientâ€¦Which DJ did you hire? DJ Dorremixx?
Would any of you mind sharing your day-of timelines? I had thought the resort would take care of this, but they said they donâ€™t typically put together a set timeline.
Originally Posted by karyc
Yes, I actually asked if we can just stay in the lobby. Still haven't heard back....the nickel-and-diming gets really frustrating the closer you get to the wedding (especially when you're talking hundreds of dollars and not nickels and dimes)....and this is one thing that I feel like fighting about on principle. I'm so irritated!
I posted a response yesterday...but it's not here, so sorry if it eventually gets posted and this is redundant.
girltravel77-I was told 60 is the max in Blue Terrace as well. As far as a timeline goes, the on-site coordinators absolutely help you with that. Some of the events (ceremony, dinner, dancing etc.) is on your contract, but all the other day of details they will help you coordinate. When you have your meeting with them, they literally go over every single detail (like hair appt, photographer arrival, etc.). Part of their job is to keep everyone on schedule the day of the wedding, so they definitely help with the planning. They don't pre-set everything weeks in advance, but they go over the timeline with you, and offer advice and suggestions about what will work best.
karyc-The lobby is actually a great place to have a meeting. It's beautiful, quiet and spacious with lots of little seating areas. Hopefully they'll let that go...the nickel and diming can be ridiculous...
From my experience, it was a lot easier to work with the on-site coordinators, than trying to plan some of the more minor details with Lomas. That was incredibly hard for me, as I'm a bit of a control freak! They went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. For example, I asked Lomas for a mic stand for my cousin who was playing guitar for the ceremony. They said they charge would be $90. For a mic stand. For less than half an hour. Ridic! Because of the price, I said forget it, and did not add it to my contract. However, I asked the coordinator's on-site, and they said it was no problem at all and didn't charge me a dime. I think the communication is tough with planners in Miami, instead of the ones who are actually at the resort. So, just keep that in mind with some of the smaller details. :-)