Hi everyone! My wedding at ERC is set for 6/15!
I have my dress and am doing my first fitting this weekend! I haven't chosen colors yet but I'm taking some dress sash samples with me to the fitting and hopefully will narrow it down. I want bright, tropical colors, but I can't choose between pink (how pink?!), turquoise (how bright?!), purple (light or dark?!) melon orange (is that tacky?!)...this is tough.
I've been emailing back and forth with Gloria for a few months, and she's sent me all the options for everything. I've chosen the locations: beach for the wedding, Las Olas for the cocktail hour, and Barcelona for the reception. We are not using a DJ, and instead are bringing a big Bose-type music player. My aunt is a photographer and a guest at the wedding, so she'll be doing our photos. We've chosen the menu we want for cocktail hour and dinner, but I just need to send it to Gloria. She sent me pictures of decoration/flower examples at the beach ceremony but I'm wondering what the price differences are for the different options? I am planning to bring my own table linens and chair sashes, since it's soooo much cheaper than renting there. I've narrowed down the choices for table centerpieces, but still haven't chosen one. Is it obvious yet that I suck at making decisions? lol
We are expecting 15-20 guests and have the Gold package. Our ceremony is at 11 am...I wanted to choose the least warm part of the day, because I have really long, really thick, really curly hair and it can get sweaty under here haha...I also chose the early time because it felt like we could get the ceremony out of the way and then have a good amount of time for photos with the sun high in the sky, and be able to include our guests in pics without pressuring everyone on time. Since our photographer is my aunt I want her to be able to enjoy herself too. But now that I'm seeing everyone's beautiful evening/sunset lighting photos, I'm kinda jealous of those of you with the later ceremony time! Hopefully I can get some like that too, and of course the reception is in the evening so lots of photos will be taken all day.
I think with my hair being the way it is, I have too much anxiety about the hair stylists there knowing what to do with it, so I've been working with a curly hair stylist here to find a 'do I like, and I'm just going to do my own hair, with my mom's help. I'm also prepared to do my own makeup, because I'm pretty particular about it, but I haven't decided for sure yet. Has anyone that's gotten married at ERC done a makeup/hair trial with the stylists there BEFORE their wedding day? We will be arriving at ERC on Wednesday and the ceremony is Saturday, so I feel like I would have time to do a trial appointment to check out their makeup skillz before the day of the wedding.
The thing that I'm most anxious about, to be honest, is sweating. Kind of embarrassing! My dress is not heavy or anything, but like I said - I have A LOT of hair (no seriously A LOT) - and I can get pretty sweaty. Any brides have tricks for not sweating through the ceremony and photos? Makeup is super important to me!
I have LOVED this forum and appreciated everyone sharing their own experiences SO MUCH. I would be an absolute mess if it weren't for this forum. Happy planning everyone!