An aura of foreboding...
- Feb 12, 2017
Yes, the room block comes early LOL!
Ask them if that max number is including a dance floor and a buffet. I have a dinner so I'm not sure if brunch can only do buffet or not. You'll be surprised closer to who says no to coming, I definitely was.Majority of the excess on my original list was due to my dad insisting on inviting "relatives" (the family you call family but aren't actually family) which I felt like I couldn't argue since he's the one footing majority of the bill. Talking to my mom today there are already a few people that I assumed would totally come who actually aren't sounding like they will come now, so that's a little sad, but also a relief. Because of my date I KNOW a lot of people will probably say no, it's not cheap in GENERAL to fly across the country, not including it being a holiday weekend essentially, so that will probably whittle down the number too. I FIGURED the 80 would include us, which makes it a little more stressful, especially since I don't think plated in an option for the Brunch. And if I am going to reach max capacity, I doubt a dance floor will even be an option at that point
BUT WHO KNOWS! It's still early in the process!
Its been a while for me now since the beginning of the planning process so I don't remember exactly, but I think I had to turn in the roomblock info really soon after everything was set. I lowballed the number. If numbers haven't changed, you're allowed to lower by 25 nights. I figured that some people would want to stay offsite for cheaper rates, that some of my guest count wouldn't come. So I didn't want to get stuck with rooms I couldn't fill. So I had 50 nights for my 80 guests. When people booked early and wanted more than the two nights I reserved (I had Saturday night and Sunday night and my wedding was on a Sunday) the roomblock number was able to help them book additional nights at the same hotel. When people did this it helped with my final numbers because it added nights. Most of my guests were only staying for the weekend not turning it into a full trip. Another thing, if people book another Disney hotel or DVC room you can get their reservation number to help fill the nights. I would also think about where most people would want to stay. I had Contemporary, Port Orleans Riverside and Pop Century. I originally had only a few nights at the Contemporary, but a lot of family actually wanted to stay there and I had to add nights. Very few booked the middle hotel and the majority of my guests booked at Pop Century since it was the cheapest. People don't need to book the rooms right away, it just locks in these rooms so your guests will have them as an option. Especially since your wedding is during a busy time and rooms will fill up. Many of my guests didn't book until a little before the wedding, but the hotels were all sold out outside of my roomblock when they did.The Dreaded Room Block... Isn't It A Bit Early For That?So, now that we've got out tentative date, I've gotten an email from Kristi, stating that I cannot get my Letter of Agreement until I send in a room block? Which is due December 17th. Isn't that like EARLY?? I know I'm only required to block out a minimum of 10 nights between three resorts.
I've chosen the following: Pop Century, Port Orleans- French Quarters, and Beach Club
But I mean, WHY IS THIS REQUIRED SO SOON?
I want to see a BOC before I commit to these hotel rooms! Is that how it works?
Can Someone tell me like the sequence of order of how their planning went?
That's so glad to hear, and honestly what I've been hearing from many other brides, so even though the price HURTS lol I think we will pull the trigger!Don't compromise on photography! We spent double our original budget and haven't regretted it for one second (still spent less then your low quote 3000 Euro for 2 shooters, only photography,including a big book for us and two smaller versions of the same book for our parents)
https://www.trouwdaginbeeld.nl/blogs/bruidsfotografie/trouwreportage-kasteel-heeswijk-andrea-olaf/ here are our shots
OMG how funny, and also sad because that would have been great LOLWe're just going to miss each other at Disney I arrive May 5. I have heard so many amazing things about the cheeseburger egg rolls, I don't know how I've never tried them before! I would also do the brioche French toast because who doesn't love French toast?!
Omg i never thought to make sure my favorite flavor would be the top! I need to write that down, lol the lemon and raspberry sounds delicious!For the cake I loved our lemon and raspberry jam layer. We also had red velvet and buttercream, but I preferred the other and kind of sad the top layer we have is the red velvet. I loved our cocktail hour food. We had pigs in a blanket, chicken satay with peanut sauce and another sauce don't remember, brie and apple quesadillas and crab cakes that were amazing.
Yes it's important to have that one be your favorite if you're saving the top layer for your one year anniversary.Omg i never thought to make sure my favorite flavor would be the top! I need to write that down, lol the lemon and raspberry sounds delicious!
That's awesome! Where are you using the nights at?I'm already over the 50 room nights needed for TWO free nights, so that's surprising & exciting
I'll definitely remember to tell them that!! and They didn't seem to worried about the alterations so i assume it's just going to cost me an arm and a leg, but it will get done. I went to Impressions Bridal and they made me sign so much paperwork and they're basically made to order by the designer I'm sure that I am SOL. It was literally thousands under my budget when I got it, so either way I think I'll be fine, it's just the hassle that annoys me wish I had that option like you though!Yes it's important to have that one be your favorite if you're saving the top layer for your one year anniversary.
That's awesome! Where are you using the nights at?
How annoying about the dress! And rude to say you would be gaining weight and not losing! If they had said that to me I would have walked out the door. Stories like this make me happy I didn't get a custom gown and got one from David's Bridal so when I went for my fitting a month before my wedding and I'd lost weight they just ordered in a smaller size that got there in two weeks lol. With the dress being so big was there no way they could order another smaller size and exchange for you? It's still a ways until December.