Nice to hear back from you! I think the wedding website as your STD is a great idea, especially since you are under a year as far as planning goes. Did you get their special promo for the free every 6th room? Any other incentives to booking that many room? Like a welcome dinner or something with the group?
That's what I hate about waiting, because they take forever to respond that I feel like by the time I send in my booking info they wouldn't have the date/ rooms available! I definitely feel you on that! haha, but it looks like your on the way to finalizing though... it'll all work out for you!
I think Photophil has a thread here somewhere, I've come across it once or twice, but check with acutie on this... she would have more details since she's been in contact with him.
Oh and the chairs, see if you can swap it from what is provided on the package? maybe even pay for the difference? they're $12/ $15 per chair folding/ tiffany chair! AAAHHH! Rip-off!
Omg I want a reception poolside also! If they send you pics of how they would set that up can you share? please? Thanks again for starting this thread! I was soo jealous of all the other brides with their resort threads on here! haha