Hi Ladies, Congratulations to all of you on your upcoming weddings! This site in incredible for ideas and suggestions, and tons of information! As well the brides here are generally great for sharing experiences and details.
The one suggestion I would make is read, read, read. There are so many brides that have come before you and they've left behind some real pearls of wisdom. I'm the one that originally posted about this resort and so far I think the experiences have been good. Believe me - any question you can think of has been asked and answered here at some point in time. So play around with the search bar up top. Type in different things to see what comes up. Photographers, flowers, OOT bags, even this resort.
The other thing I'll put up front is don't get impatient waiting to hear from the coordinators. Generally, once your wedding is booked and confirmed, you'll hear very little form the coordinators until your date gets close. Also, if you email - try to list all of your questions in one message so that they can respond rather than sending multiple emails. These resorts have experience with this stuff. They know what they're doing. But the immediate weddings are the ones that get the priority, usually until about 3 months out from your date. I know that's going to be frustrating for you but try to relax. Your wedding will get the same attention.
A destination wedding can be a fabulous experience if you let it. Planning from far away can be nerve wracking only if you let it. I can say.... been there done that. Twice actually. And for the most part I loved it all. yes - we had some trying moments but in the end what's important is that you're marrying the man you love in paradise. Whether it's just the two of you the way it was for me or a crowd of 100. And there have been brides here that have had that many people.
Again, I can't emphasize enough. Spend some time on this site and read. There is a wealth of information here that I know will help you with having the wedding of your dreams!