Hey ladies! My wedding is exactly 3 weeks away - holy crap! I just thought I'd update you all on what's going on.
I posted earlier about Yarai still taking a week or so to answer e-mails. I sent her a quick message letting her know that I was worried about not being able to cover everything in time. Since then, she's been e-mailing back within 2 days.
I decided to just send a bottle of champagne to each room with a nice welcome letter instead of doing OOT bags. I'm not a creative person, and I'm currently taking 18 credits in my last semester of school so I just don't have the time to pick up every thing and put it together. I think this will be a nice treat and a nice way for our guests to start their vacations!
I'm also having the stationery company that did our invitations put together the place cards and the pashmina tags. This should be done by the end of the week!
Most of our guests are arriving on Saturday the 18th, and we'll have an informal "cocktail party" that night at the lobby bar. This won't be a private event - I really wanted it to at this bar because I love the area, and unfortunately, they can't do private events there.
The rehearsal will be at 4:30 on Sunday afternoon, with a rehearsal dinner at 7pm at the Portofino terrace for all of the guests.
The wedding is at 4:30 on Monday afternoon on the beach with the reception on the Cascade terrace. We have Gilda Badillo coming as the photographer, we've booked DJ Ricardo and Lunas de Fuego, and Lola from Florenta is doing the flowers. We're having Dreams do hanging lanterns over the dance floor, underlit tables, and 8 palm trees will be lit up in hot pink by LED lights. We're also doing sparklers for all of the guests to hold for the first dance. We were going to do the cigar roller, but we wanted to have them do good Cuban cigars. We decided that the price of having the cigar roller and Cuban cigars was just too much, so we're going to go into town on the 17th to buy some Cuban cigars. If we can't find any, we'll have to hope that Yarai can book the cigar roller really quick!
That's all I can think of! Let's hope it all goes smoothly.