I have enjoyed reading everyone's posts, they have been very informative.
Our wedding is booked for November 23, 2012 @ 4:00 and would like to get some opinions of past and future brides. What are most doing for photography, going with the resort photographer or hiring an outside vendor? We thought that we would bring our own sound system to save money and was wondering what has worked best in the past. My biggest concern is making sure that it is loud enough. My original correspondence with the resort said they had sound equipment for the ceremony, but it sounds like they are not always reliable with setting it up.
I e-mailed the wedding coordinator and am also waiting to hear back about the following items, if anyone can give me some insight that would be great:
What are the options and pricing for a rehearsal dinner?
What are our options for the cake? Design and Flavor?
What are the location options for the dinner? Do we need to choose this ahead of time?
Does each guest need to make meal selections ahead of time?
I know that we have one hour with hors d'oeuvres, how long does the reception last?
Do hair and make-up application appointments need to be made ahead of time?