Hi Laura, No prob. I totally know how overwhelming thigns are in the beginning trying to figure out what the heck you need to order and how much it is going to cost.
I booked my date/location and paid trip deposit March 18, 2013. I used a travel agent in my city and she took care of everything up until I got word who my wedding coordiator was (About November I first talked with her). I am dealing with Renee at Palace Resorts. When i went to my site visit I had a tour with Mario who said he would be the onsite coordinator handleing my wedding and he was really great and informative!
He gave me two really good tips which I have used:
1) Dont skimp on lighting. He says lighting really sets the atmosphere and the skydeck areas need extra lighting to bring the event together and make it glow.
2) Dont bother with a dance floor unless you are on the beach. He says just order lighting specifically for the dance area (ie. Robotic light trees) and it is much cheaper alternative to an expensive dance floor and has a similar effect.
Let me know if you want to know anything else
Thank you so much for sharing your plan with us! It sounds perfect! How soon in advance did you plan all of this?