That was my only thing that was holding me back too was the $1000 fee...which is crazy by the way...but after looking at the resorts photos nothing really stood out to me like others outside of the resort. HDC is the one I am leaning towards as well...they seem to be pretty fairly priced for what you get. Another photographer I was emailing said the same thing, that it would probably be cheaper just to book the 3 nights instead of paying the fee...definitely something to look into!
In terms of details, I haven't done anything else either...not sure if there is anything else to do? LOL People at home keep asking how wedding planning is going and I swear I never have anything to report because I feel most of what I needed to do, besides flight arrangements, are now out of the way. Right now waiting on flight information (which finally just came out and is more than what we thought it was going to be) and starting to get people booked for their trip seems to be a little rocky but I'm sure it will all iron itself out here soon and go more smoothly...
I heard that the resort WC will get a hold of you a few weeks before your wedding to secure the finer details, so unless I have questions, I feel I have nothing to worry about once I get the photographer out of the way.
I know that we going to have a friend perform our ceremony instead of having someone there do it. Our wedding is small: me, my fiancé, MOH and best man. Since this is a DW, I am trying to keep things and simple and as stress free as possible.