Originally Posted by nikkiscriv
So I've got a couple of questions for you ladies if you don't mind. I've booked the Elegant Romance Package, which includes as semi-private reception for 30 people. I then realized that this, of course, would not allow for any dancing/mingling after dinner. To those of you who went with a semi-private reception how did it work out? Did you and your guests go somewhere else afterwards? For those that upgraded to a Private Reception - did anyone bring their own music and opt out of the DJ? I would really like the option of a dancefloor and music, but I would much rather bring my own music than pay $850 for a DJ...
Also, I've heard conflicting stories about children being allowed to attend the ceremony and reception at The Royal. I was told by my travel agent that they would be allowed to be at The Royal an hour before the ceremony and during the reception.
Thanks all for your help!
I believe children are allowed at the Royal ONLY if it's a private reception. This was the case for me. However, the staff was very quick to tell my SIL that her daughter "couldn't do that" when she started screaming/crying during cocktail reception lol. They had to take her away for awhile.
Originally Posted by kshows03
I actually have a pretty large order for Marvin including centerpeices. I was told there was no vendor fee as long as we meet him outside, pick them up, and go put them on the tables ourselves. My centerpeices are an arrangement in a vase so it will be pretty easy to just put in the center of the table. This is the ONE task I am giving my maid of honor. =)
Good idea, i did this too. The centerpieces are sooo pretty
Originally Posted by PlayaWedding
First off, I just want to say thank you all so much for the great info. This forum, especially this thread is such a valuable resource. Me and soon to be hubby are getting married May 18th at the RPDC. We are getting married on the beach at sunset, but we are very indecisive about our reception location. We have it booked at the beach in front of Pelicanos. My only worry about this is that it will be windy. Can anyone comment on this?? What would be the best thing to do? Keep it on the beach, or go for the court yard??
Thanks for the info ladies!!!!
Leaving for Playa 4 months today!!
I booked my on the beach in front of the Gazebo because it was the most private. We still had people walking by and talking pics of me or the reception, but I imagine it would be 10x worse near the pier with all of the people loading/unloading from the cruises
Originally Posted by jacque
I am wanting real maracas for the wedding. Does anyone know of anyone down there that could premake them for me? Thanks!!
They sell TONS of maracas on 5th ave (walking distance), so I'd recommend making the tags/ribbon at home and then just buying them there to save money and luggage space :-)