Originally Posted by MrsWilletteToBe
Hey ladies!! So far, we booked Ivan Luckie after many, many great reviews on here--his crew will also be doing our video. Our Luxury Package comes with some pictures and a video but the reviews were wayyyy too poor for us to take a chance. We also have DJ Doremixxx for our reception, again because of all the great reviews We'll be extending the reception till 10 and then hitting the bars/clubs after for a change of venue to keep the party going!
My next thing will just be figuring out the flowers. I really want tall centerpieces but it seems like they will be pricey with or without the resort doing them--2 outside florists quoted me some crazy amounts and even with all the great reviews on Marvin from Maya Floral, he has been unresponsive after I asked him for some more budget friendly options. guess he doesn't want the business! if we can't get a decent price from someone, my mom will be bringing silk flowers and centerpiece risers to create my centerpieces.
We have 16 people booked already! 4 at the Royal and the rest at GCR (we are staying at the Royal so that we can use their ballroom--during our site visit, we realized how much nicer it was and how it did not smell of mold like the GCR ones did). From what other brides have said, you can definitely make it so you spend time with guests at both hotels pretty easily so that's what we plan on doing. we have one couple so far that wants to stay at the Marriott (to use their points) but have offered to pay their own guest passes so we are ok with that. However, my WC Katia said that we as the couple have to pay for the guest passes in our final payment--previously I had thought that the guests purchased them themselves at the front desk, so heads up on that!
My wedding dress has arrived at the shop, I ordered my veil and shoes so now it's time to find bridal jewelry--any suggestions?? OH also, there is a Gran Caribe/Royal 2014 Brides thread that has been started too in case you want to find other 2014 brides!
Booking the Dj and Ivan, is that something that the wedding coordinator can held coordinate? Or is that something I have to handle on my own?