Posted November 14th, 2013, 08:42 PM
Just a few quick updates…...
Wedding Planner Offer:
As you may know, we have selected WITB (Weddings in the Bahamas) as our local wedding planners. They have been nothing but professional and courteous (see earlier posts).
At this point, we are about 95% locked in on price and features. All that really remains is the final color of the flowers and tiny details like that. Our wedding time is set for 1pm..but we are considering moving the time back to 2:15pm.
With the wedding at 1pm, it is doubtful that anyone will be able to do any of the cruise line shore excursions. I have to discuss this with Kel (in detail) and look over the posted shore excursions….but we’d like for people to enjoy the Bahamas as much as possible.
Sure…our invitations say 1pm…but everyone going on the cruise (20 at this posting) are easily reachable…and will know the correct time of the wedding.
As you know…I am (unfortunately) consumed with the budget. Coming up with about 85% of the total budget by Jan 12, 2014…is becoming a bit of a downer.
To that end….WITB requires a $ 750.00 NON-refundable deposit. That is NON-refundable…as in…throw the check in the garbage..and light it on fire (should anything happen)!!! My first thought is…HELL NO!!
My second thought is…HELL, HELL NO!!!
I work WAY too hard for my money for this kind of offer!!
Kel is worried about losing the beach. I am too…just not $ 750 worried!
With the average ceremony lasting 30min…and setup running, say…and hour…they could do 6 weddings on that beach while we are in port.
Nope…the deposit will have to wait until AFTER Jan 12, 2014. Once we know we are a “Go”, then I will gladly send the deposit.
Let me be fair, by saying that ALL the Destination Wedding Planners require some sort of large, non-refundable deposit…not just WITB.
So that $ 750 deposit I reported on a few days ago….was never dropped in the mail.
Instead…..I will put that $ 750 towards the balance of our stateroom.
There….at least THAT’s paid for!!
D & K