Hi Nicole! For myself it was an easy choice.. My brother was married at the Elegance back in 2009
( Colonials sister resort) and I vacationed at the Colonial back in 2008.. ( I actually met my fiance the day I returned home! lol )
My choice wasn't hard. I looked at what was most important to me. My choice had to be a child friendly resort.
(my son will be 3 and a half and my nephew 2 at the time of our travel)
I viewed all the information on the kids activities, areas and reviews and I was sold.
I didn't want to invite +60 guests anywhere that I have never been before not being confident of service & food.
With my past experience, my brothers wedding being absolutely perfect in every way and knowing my parents have also vacationed there themselves a few other times I am confident in my choice;
When I was there the food was really good and the service was outstanding! The resort itself is beautiful! There are really funny entertainment shows they do ( I saw a michael jackson one that I found pretty neat ) and a variety of things to do... I figured having over 5 different vacations at the resort throughout my family with all good feedback was a good sign There are so many reviews that confirmed this was a right choice for me.
The wedding planners I have already been in contact with so far are awesome, very helpful & full of information.
I guess my best advice would be to look into the resorts/wedding packages and see which one fits youand your vision best Good Luck!