I am also an October bride (Oct. 5th to be exact)! I really can't answer to your post since I have yet to know what it will be like but I thought we can exchange information with one another as we move forward with our weddings I am not sure if you have already made contact with the resort but I have contacts and email addresses to the sales person (for booking BLOCKED rooms) as well as the Wedding Dept. Let me know if you need either. I did email with specific questions on the wedding. For example the decor they provide. They really didn't put much info on the email they sent me with wedding packages So if you have any info on that, would you mind sending it to me?! Once I get a response, I can send you the info too.
I am STILL waiting for an official contract so hopefully they will send it quick. Have you already received your contract? If so, how long did it take from the time you initially inquired with them to receive the contract?
Sorry, I am probably overwheming you. ha. Okay, happy planning!