Hi Bill and Maria,
Thanks so much! The wedding was great, Handan pulled it all together and was able to reschedule. The flowers needed sprucing up which made for an additional fee but that’s understandable given the change in date.
The venue, food, and officiant were exactly as hoped, the violinist played the requested song(s), he wasn’t there very long but really added to the wedding and played beautifully.
Transport was arranged with a pretty fancy speedboat which guests really enjoyed.
We’re looking forward to pictures, the photographer was friendly and had some great ideas on poses, he seemed to have the vision and be skilled at his job.
There are definitely some things that didn’t go so well but overall the end result and day itself was wonderful and as we had hoped. Some of it you already know about, communication didn’t flow as easily, the contract wasn’t finalized and Montenegro weddings changed its mind on the agreed upon way to settle the payments.
I would actually recommend them to future couples (as long as they’re ok with someone more laid back and informal) – it was clear during the day that Handan had reviewed the information, pictures I had sent and was following our suggestions.
Even the food had some of the details we had talked about, staff did a great job explaining what everything was, was friendly and so forth, it was delicious and personable – no cruise dinner could have competed with the quality, uniqueness, and freshness of the food that was served.
It is a stunning location plus we had a sunny summery day, great lighting for pictures, beautiful scenery – we are very happy with it ending up being Kotor.
Royal Caribbean Cruise:
Some staff members on the ship were absolutely great (Elaine!) but I do hope that this trip encourages improvement in some other areas including booking services and supporting onshore weddings. We had a difficult time purchasing additional services that would add to the wedding day.
The cake turned out delicious (big as expected but nicely decorated and tasty)
We had a beautiful wedding and saw some really neat places along the way, the cruise was good once it got started – split instead of Mykonos and Corfu was unfortunate but it was an enjoyable stop.
This one probably goes down in the books as least predictable wedding lol!
Thanks for your work with us, Maria and Bill! :)) it all fell into place, thank you for your piece in that :)
Sabine & Sameer