Thanks for your quick reply Cath, m so glad to hear you loved your wedding at the Shangri la. Can I ask where did u have the ceremony? I know they have a little chapel, but were there other spots? Also the holiday packages Im looking at include the meals, did you find that there were many extra costs involved while you stayed there? Do all the resort activities cost much or are they included? I have no idea haha.
We did have the ceremony in the chapel, but there are heaps of other spots the beach being one of course, the also have a decked area under cover that can be booked out and im sure theres many others. As for costs I completely understand what you are saying we tried to save as much as possible, we booked through http://www.specialistholidays.com.au
and they had a deal with every second night free, kids all meals free and there was an extra fee u could pay for adults to have all meals included which wasnt that much, the activities werent that expensive but arnt included, put it this way we were there for 9 days and for us my mother and three kids our bills at check out were around $3000 FJD and we didnt scrimp while there we ate had cocktails (lots) massages a few activities and that also included some of the stuff for the wedding that couldnt be pre paid.
It is true that the Shangri La book more than one wedding per day, I was lucky enough to be the only one on mine, honestly though it wouldnt of bothered me if I wasnt as the resort is huge so I highly doubt we would of been fighting for spots but thats just personal opinion.
Good luck making your choice