Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I hope you like the Royal Bahamian as much as my husband and I did. We LOVED it. Everyone there was very nice and extremely accommodating. We chose the pier gazebo for our ceremony location which I really liked because it seemed more private (although I think they put signs up regardless of where on the resort you get married so that people stay away and do not disturb the ceremony). I saw a wedding at the garden gazebo, which was also a very beautiful location, and it seemed private as well. I didn't even notice a wedding at first except that I was on my way to the wedding office and a sign was up to be quiet for the wedding. Did you decide on a resort location yet for the ceremony? I ask because there is a chance that I have pictures of it if you want to see. After our ceremony, we had the little 30 minute cocktail thing which was nice and then we took pictures for a while all over the resort. We really love our pictures. Our photographer was Shavon and the videographer was Alex. They were very nice, laid back but very professional - we felt very comfortable with them and like I said, we really loved the pictures. The video was ok - we really did not want to get the video but our parents wanted it since they were not going to be attending the ceremony. I guess it's nice to have for the memories but I think I would have been just as happy if a guest would have just video taped it. We only had 2 guests who were part of the wedding so we didn't think that would be an option for us. Then my brother showed up and if I would have known he was coming, I would have had him tape it. The photography and video were very expensive in my opinion. But overall I am very happy with the quality of the photos. I'll post some in this thread for you to get an idea of what they are like.
As for other info, I just want to add that we had a coordinator that we communicated with through email and phone calls prior to arriving to the resort - this was to plan the wedding and all the details... I kind of feel that although it seemed helpful at the time, it really was kind of stupid because when we got the resort, we pretty much went over everything again with the on-site coordinator. But I guess it's good in a way to give you an idea of what you're getting and what to sort of expect. Also, my advice to you is not to purchase any wedding stuff that you aren't sure about - you can always add it on when you get to the resort. Otherwise, if you change your mind, you get a credit to use towards something else at the resort, you can't refund your money.
I hope this helps even a little. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll post some pictures. For your info, we did the beautiful beginnings wedding package and I think paid a little extra for the pier, but other than that did not upgrade anything like flowers or whatever. Also, I had my hair done at the salon there and it came out really great but didn't last long because of the wind and heat, so I may look a little crazy. It was hot!!
Again, let me know if you have any other questions,