Thanks, CMK. I loved your wedding pics. They were one of the reasons I decided on the Outrigger! What time was your ceremony and reception and what month was it. Did you do the Dream Wedding package and how much extra do you think I should budget for extras such as upgrading to the BBQ buffet, extra drinks, photographer, hair/makeup etc, cake decoration? Did you have wedding favours?
Thank you! I'm glad it helped you decide on the Outrigger!
Our ceremony I'm pretty sure was at 3pm. (I am shocking at remembering details!), and our reception started at 6.30pm. It gave us plenty of time for photos, to freshen up, and then we went to the cocktail lounge and mingled with our guests before the reception. It was all very relaxed (which you can't help but be in Fiji!) And we got married in July.
The Dream Wedding package wasn't actually an option when we were there. We got another package which I don't think they do any more. The coordinator should be able to send you a price list of all the possible extras so you know what you will be up for $ wise. We got ours a bit closer to the time I think, but there's no reason they can't send you out one now. It gives you all the prices for any extras you may be thinking about.
We did have wedding favours, and I am absolutley thrilled with what we ended up with. What we did was organise it with the coordinator and Jacks Handicrafts, the shop within the resort, before we went, and we ended up with everyone getting a smallish individual Tanoa (kava) bowl, with our names and date engraved in the wood. We took over some lollies with us, and the staff were nice enough to get the bowls full of lollies set up on the tables for us when they set up the reception. I don't have a photo on this computer unfortunatley or I would show you. I will have a look later on my laptop and see if I can put one on.
When we got the vows sent through they did say that we could discuss any changes we wanted with the celebrant when we went to do the paperwork side of things. So you do thave the option yes. He also went through the ceremony with DH before everyone else got there on the day just to confirm names and pronunciations and how it was to run through etc.