We decided to just pick a date and get married. Since, I had already done a lot of research, I was able to plan everytning in less than 2 weeks. And we did it yesterday! I'm officially Mrs. G!
Plaza Hotel - Since we got married at the chapel there, I just got a room there to get ready. My wedding coordinator was able to get me early check-in that morning so I would have enough time. Check-in was quick and security actually walked me across the casino to the south tower elevator bank to show me the way. I only had a suitcase with necessities since mom was coming with my gown a little later. The first room I was in was very clean. As in, the carpet was soaking wet. Called the front desk and within minutes the housekeeping supervisor was at my door to apologize (the carpet was freshly shampooed as it was noted the room was for a wedding) and the bell desk was there with keys to a new room next door and insisted on rolling my bag into the new room. I stopped down at South Tower valet to ask about help for my mom with my gown. No problem! They called the bell desk and poof, there they were! Overall, the service was just as good as the bigger hotels, very friendly. Only one person was totally unhelpful and I think she didn't understand what I was asking. We also asked for late check out at about 3am and no problem! Stay until noon!
Plaza chapel - Beautiful chapel. Small enough to be intimate, but big enough that it isn't a converted storage closet. Myrna was just wonderful to work with - 100 questions in 10 days and always a quick response. No charge for bringing my own photographer or music. We had trouble emailing our mp3s to her so her assistant came up to our room to get the cd. Which didn't work. So they downloaded the song I wanted to walk down the aisle to. I only needed about 25 seconds of it though. I arrived late because it took FOREVER to lace me up. Minister came up to see me on the third floor, ask a few questions and off we went down to the chapel. Ceremony was quick. H was glad about that, he was dreading something long. I'll post pics when I get them back later this week
Wicked Spoon- Ugh! The food is amazing! Our cake was beautiful. Our service? If you are more than four people dining, it's atrocious. Plates not cleared. 15 minute waits for beverages WHEN they came to check on us. Something is wrong when I have to get up and find the manager to ask for soda. Or when my MIL got up to ask another server for a fork after waiting 15 minutes. Or the 45 minutes we waited for a second box for her slice of cake, because they couldn't find one? Or the 30 minutes we waited for the check because the manager had it and they couldn't find him. Or that it was wrong. My parents surprised us by paying for our dinner. When I checked the bill, since mom didn't know what our contract stated or what we were told verbally, I discovered we were not charged what I was quoted for mixed drinks. Our server brought this to the mgrs attention, who just comped the 9 mixed drinks instead of adjusting them to the price I was quoted, which was nice but I was willing to pay for them at the correct price.
Also, at some point we had an asst. mgr to help with cake. Who proceeded to stick her fingers in our cake instead of using a serving utensil. We were a party of ten not thirty, so our group was easily managable. I have a pic of the cake but am having trouble uploading. I'll try again in a second post.
And I'm seriously easy going about most of my wedding crap, which is why I was able to just do it fast, but the service was just awful. We weren't asking for much, just plates cleared, beverage service in a reasonable time and to be checked on.