I got a bunch of emails from my WC tonight at 10:30pm …I can't believe she was working that late tonight! She gave me some good news. The Terrace is available and confirmed for our wedding!!! Now I know what you're all thinking ….I just posted at the end of the last week about how I was feeling better about the beach ceremony situation. I do feel better about the beach and it was our initial idea for our ceremony venue but if I can have a guaranteed private ceremony and not have to pay extra …AND we have a beautiful view, I think I'm sold!! When I spoke to the other WC on the phone last week she said they were waiting on confirmation from the hotel about approval so I was really worried that they would reject it saying our group was too big. The more I see additional photos of the terrace I really do think that this is the perfect ceremony venue for us! It will be pretty simple in terms of decor as there is no gazebo or structure on the terrace which actually doesn't bother me or my fiancé. In fact we may save some money here because we won't be able to use the full decor package I requested (sheers and hanging corsages are useless now without a gazebo). My WC recommended added the decor items we want a la carte and I think it will end up being cheaper. I might even decide to bring some/make my own pomanders. @TinkerSofi I think you made your own right?? I have to go back through your thread and look for them! Now I just have to go through my decor list and see what I actually want to keep and what I can get rid of.
Here are some additional pics of the terrace:
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We're are trying to organize an excursion day with our guests. Unfortunately we can't afford to pay for everyone but we do want to organize the event to make it nice and easy to book if our guests our interested. I think it would be fun to be able to do an excursion as a big group. Considering we have 8 kids in our group we wanted to pick an option that would be kid friendly but also fun for the adults. We've decided on Xcaret! There are a bunch of shows, animals cenotes, caves, an underground church…so much to see! http://www.xcaret.com
Over the weekend I spent some time comparing prices between a couple different tour operators as well as calling the park directly. Everyone was really helpful and the park gave me fairly competitive rates compared to the tour operators and the woman I spoke to is going to speak to her manager to see if she can get me a further discount for a larger group. We decided to go with just the basic park admission and not add the extras as I hear the food package isn't worth the package price and not everyone wants to go swimming with the dolphins. Now I'm trying to decide whether or not to add transportation in a package with the admissions price or to try and arrange for transportation on our own/through the hotel. I feel like we could save a lot of money if we got a bunch of taxis to take us there rather than added $25 USD to every person's admissions price. My TA is asking around as well with her connections to see if she can beat the prices. She also told me that's she's been with her family and loved it and that they are going back in Sept. So that's always a good sign.
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My cousin went for her David's Bridal appointment (in Edmonton) and has ordered her dress!! She sent me a pic of the swatches and I realized that Malibu and Capri definitely fit within our colour palette but Pool is a bit too green. In a lot of the images online it looked a lot more blue. I gave my girls a list of colours that would work from the David's site (as a reference) so it's good to know that one of them doesn't really fit. My bridesmaids in Toronto will not likely be buying their dresses from David's but they are using those swatches as a guideline.
Edited by snswedding2016, 02 June 2015 - 09:38 PM.