14 weeks left till we get married though it REALLY has not sunk in yet - to the point where I am sort of panicking and waiting for someone to kick me into action! Thanks again to all the brides who have posted on this forum - your answers honestly help so much!
Like many of you, I initially chose a small wedding but then the invites were issued to everyone in the audience so I still have no idea what my final number may be but estimating for 80 or so in GVA and the Palm Terrace. It was a shame that I had booked the GVA and the drinks reception in the villa ursula for after but a few weeks ago was told that the hotel is closing off sections for VVIPS only (so sod off basically) so i cannot hold my drinks reception there anymore. This came as a real shock and disappointment and then followed by a chat with some locals that many hotels in fact are not in favour of weddings to tourists anymore that tourist-fatigue has set in. Such a shame. Just a heads up to the newbie brides who are getting married there/ plan to get married there that the costs go up - up up and it definitely is not as cheap as getting married at home as they do not throw in extras the way Irish do, you will pay for everything
and surprised at the inflated prices for many things because the Croatian wage is terribly low so they really capitalise on the weddings.
Back when we booked the wedding a year a half ago Croatia was popular but now seems to be the #1 place to go which unfort has pushed up the flights to a ridiculous price so that is another thing to worry about!
One big tip is to make a wedding website that contains all the information guests may need from the venue, to the accommodation to things to do.
I am still struggling to find a band - ANY recommendations please? I can only find 2. and 1 of them is the recommendation of my planner. PM me if you have suggestions other than Teatar.
Accommodation: I have heard horror reports of some villas so can anyone please recommend good, convenient apartments in the Old Town and Cavtat region?
Shipping: has anyone shipped over a big box of decor etc? What company did you use? And was it worth it? I have so much stuff i would rather ship it than bring in a suitcase...
Boat rental: did any of you hire a private boat and recommend a particular person/company?
Apologies for the huge post, your replies are so welcome ladies