Ok - I've now been able to confirm my wedding date and time with the resort and the deposit is taken - its really happening!
We're getting married May 25, 2015 at 3:00pm on the beach. Originally they had scheduled us at 5pm, but I requested the change. I explained to them that with the cocktail hour and the reception location we have (the relax pool with a sit down dinner from 7-10pm) that we would have no time for photographs without taking time away from an already hurried day! Now we can relax, enjoy our guests and have some photos done.
Question for everyone though - I have a close cousin who does photography who I was debating having come (with me paying for his trip) to do all the photos that aren't included in the package (including an extra hour photo session, the reception, TTD etc.). Will they charge me to have him fill in the gaps??? The prices at the resort seem ridiculous to have the whole day covered, especially when I already have some coverage included in our Divine Package. I feel like the photo packages should be discounted by whatever is already included!
Also - does anyone have a final cost breakdown of what it cost them to bring their own decor?
Finally - does anyone have pictures of the hair/makeup, bridal room etc.? There have been some posted on the forum that I can't view because my posts aren't high enough!
Finally - is anyone else getting married at the resort when I am? I'd love to share ideas etc., and if it works out, we could even share some decor items.