Originally Posted by brebon21
Hey Ladies. I've been super busy and not on the site. As I have said before, my wedding is May 24, 2013...slowly approaching. As usual, I was not informed that Clarissa left. The disorganization makes me crazy!! I am now in contact with Marisol. She has been very helpful! I was able to secure the sky terrace for my ceremony and the ballroom for my reception, I think AC will be necessary. I am getting married via a symbolic ceremony at 4, having cocktail hr on the beach from 4:30-6, and having my reception from 6-10:30 in the ballroom. I am bringing in DJ mania, DEl Sol Photography, and Norma from MAC for hair and makeup. I have 8 bridesmaids plus my mom, that they are also doing. I currently have 40 rooms booked. We are expecting appx 100 people. RSVP's are due back to me by March 1st. I'm doing the complimentary package. I'm adding aisle bows to the chairs and flowers at the front for the ceremony. I have chosen the guitar player they offer to play at cocktail hour. For the reception, I am having the draping on the ceilings, flowers, and chair bows. I also hired the cigar roller they provide to be used as a favor for my guests. I have bought a few signs, thumb print guest book tree, ceremony stuff, ring barer and flower girl stuff and some reception decor on ETSY to be used at the ceremony and reception. My colors are pink, aqua, and white. We have chosen the international 2 menu for cocktail hr and the mexican feast for the buffet dinner. I love funfetti, so I'm bringing boxed mixes for the Chef's to make as my "cake". Everyone says everything falls into place once your there so I hope thats true. Its very scary to only talk via the phone or email with your "wedding planner". We are getting our stay for free bc of the number of rooms we have booked so far. We are going to be spending appx $10,000 on everything for the wedding including fee's, vendors, extra time, flowers, hair and makeup, bridal party gifts etc...I heard they don't usually make you pay extra set up or extra time fee's once your there...hopefully thats true. SO those are my current plans and where I am at. I have sent pics to Lilly at Zungia to show her what look I am going for and what flowers I like. I only can pray it looks the same! Good luck to everyone in the planning process!
It looks as though everything is going great for you! Happy to hear!
I thought I had reserved the sky terrace with Clarissa, but since she left (which I wasn't told either, until I contacted her a few times and finally this new Rocio Delgado emailed me back saying she had left), I have no idea anymore! Clarissa had told me I get the sky terrace, but when I tried to confirm with Rocio (to make sure we were on the same page), Rocio told me that they can't guarantee reserved ceremony/reception locations until 90 days before the wedding. So confused here, because I thought I had already reserved it! She told me they will write a note in my file that I want the sky terrace, but it can't be guaranteed.
Would you mind sending me Marisol's email? Rocio has been so hard to reach! She doesn't email me back. I have to send her like 5 emails before she finally responds. It's frustrating! Clarissa was wonderful and I am so disappointed she is gone.
Good luck with everything!