Hi! I'm new to the forum, Arizona Bride getting married in Mexico!!! just joined today and excited to hear some feedback, see pictures, get advice, etc. I've been engaged for almost a year and my wedding date is approaching this upcoming summer, on July 28th, 2012. I will be having a beach ceremony and have opted for an outside reception at the Gazebo Terrace. First off, I have never been to this resort nor will I be taking a site visit. My fiance chose this resort after rediculous amounts of research and word of mouth. We anticipate between 50-60 guests and I'm hoping for a smooth wedding experience. I'd love to hear from brides out there who have been married around the same time and had a reception outside? How was it? Were you dying from the heat??
My current concern is that my wedding coordinator Cecilia was incredibly helpful when we were first determining where to have our wedding and asking her about the process, since then it has been hit or miss. A few things I'm concerned about:
1) Order and organization of rehearsal dinner and wedding day; she doesn't seem to think we need to do a rehearsal of the wedding day, when the bridesmaids / groomsmen will walk, etc. Is this normal????? How will order be kept? I don't want to stress wondering when I am supposed to walk, where people will be standing etc?
2) Outdoor lighting - I'm super obsessed with the soft paper lanterns look / having them hung outside and around the wedding reception; she doesn't seem to understand my vision even after numerous pictures being sent and has asked me if I'll be shipping these items out to Mexico for my wedding. Has anyone else had this problem? I'd love to see what you all have done for outdoor lighting, etc. It's one of the most important things to me and I'm concerned about the set-up and making my vision come to life.
All feedback thoughts welcome - maybe I'm over analyzing! )