Thank you for the information. This is very helpful! I may run my schedule by you, if you don't mind, once I have it put together.
Also, great idea about using Whatsapp! It was my main means of communication when I lived in Mexico City for 2 months but didn't think of it for the wedding. We're definitely going to include that on our schedule for our guests.
Gloria missed to mention Cafe Kafe so it was good to know that I have another option.
I think I had read on this forum about being able to rent some things from them. I asked Gloria about vases in particular and she said I could rent them for $5 a vase. I had asked her for a catalog of decor options and she said they were working on one for 2014 but she asked me to ask her for prices for anything I had in mind and they would get back to me. For example, I was curious to see how much glowsticks would cost since I was nervous about them activating in my suitcase if I brought them with me. She said $3 per glowstick so we nixed that idea
The bouquet I sent her was a picture I found on pinterest. I asked her if I could have something similar in the same price range as the flowers in the Silver package. I'm still waiting to hear back from Gloria. She's typically quick to respond but given all the information I had in the spreadsheet, I figured it is taking her longer to review, confirm and get back to me.
We are getting married in court before we leave. Our friend is officiating our ceremony In Mexico and that will be our official weddding date.
Please let me know if you need any more information.
P.S.: My understanding of the Gold package was that you get a bridal bouquet, a center piece for the ceremony and one for the reception. So if you moved your ceremony center piece to the reception, you would have two center pieces. If you want more flowers without having to pay $60-$70, you could rent vases and plop your bridal party's bouquets into those.
I'll definitely have a look at your schedule. It's always helpful to run it by a couple of people.
It sounds like you girls are doing great! You will be so happy having your wedding there. We have the best memories. Wish I could go back!