We have not chosen our package yet. We are waiting until more ppl respond to make a decision. My fiance and i really would like the tailor made package even though it is expensive it's something we have been looking into. our budget is 35-40K but i am hoping it is less than this....
We are working with our travel agent and have been able to block 20 rooms for our friends and family so far.
My wedding is going to be on March 22, 2014. Boy am I having a crazy time right now. So far we have about 50ppl who RSVP'd we are waiting for 50 more to respond. We send out our formal invites soon so that will determine which package we get.
We went to visit the resort in January and it was lovely. We hit some bumps with the room situation but other than that the resort was very nice and we had a really good time.
We were set on having a sit down dinner but recently were told by the romance office that you only get two options served as a "duet" and that is it. Usually we are used to getting three entree's to choose from chicken, fish or steak but not in this case. Therefore we are now thinking of doing the buffet option since it offers more. We have looked at the menus and have decided that these are the best.
My fiance and i wanted to have someone to officiate the wedding that spoke both English and Spanish. We are currently speaking to Rick York to see if he is able to officiate our wedding. We hope that all works out.
Regarding the photographer we are going with resort photographer Arrecife everything i have heard is great.
Good for you!!! We are working on getting our fist home and also planning the wedding.. It's been stressful trying to coordinate both, but here we are yay! Due to my budget, I am really trying to keep it after 60 guests. So far we have around 56 counting with adults and children (ages 0-12). I am sure that towards the end many will not be able to make it lol. I am also officially getting married at the resort, I really want to have a "one and only momment" hehe ofcourse, the 1K is not as exciting but oh well! Is Rick at DR? Do you know if all legal docs are handled by DR? I mean all translations and US certifications? I will definetly need a Bilingual official as well as my immediate family is not Bilingual. My vows will be in English only but I will write them down in Spanish for non-Englilsh speakers guests. OMG just to think about it I get pretty excited, like you said at the end it will be worth it. I also heard back from Arrecife today, the packages are pricey I am considering on bringing our NY photographer from NY, I just gotta run some numbers first and go from there. I would definetly like full shots of the Ceremony and Reception events!! MUY IMPORTANTE I am not sure about the video though, all depends on my program. I would really like the ceremony to be recorded and if in case I go with the ettiquets of the first dance and all of that too (although I heard brides who just assigned that to a specific member of the family and it also worked out pretty good). Liz