Originally Posted by Sunshine2680
Awe - so does this mean you can't have your reception (dinner, cake, speeches, 1st dance) by the poolside unless there's 50 people??
If so -that sucks - I didn't think you needed a minimum about of people if you're paying per head.
So does that only leave the restaurants for a reception?
Sorry- My definition of wedding reception is the whole thing from dinner - to 1st dance...
Anything after that i consider the 'After-party'
nooooo.... you can have whatever you want, money talk... but seriously.... in the wedding package usually dinner at A la-cart restaurant is included where you have your dinner and cake with desert. Anything else is optional. you cannot have dance at the restaurant. If you want 1st dance, you can request a DJ for after dinner that is $190 per hour and drinks (which depends on which package you choose). This option does not require any minimum number of people.
Other option is to get a private dinner (you need minimum 50 people for that) by the pool, or on the beach (think that is your only options).
Maybe it will help if I describe the order of events for the day.
2 pm (or whatever time is your wedding) - ceremony
2:30 pm - toast on the beach (this can be included in the package or if not you can pay extra for this)
2:45 pm - photography session with resort photographer
AFTER THIS YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS:
Option One (whatever number of people)
5:30 pm - dinner at a la-cart restaurant (you get to choose your restaurant and menu while corresponding with wedding coordinator) where you cut your cake as well
7:30 pm - pool side reception with first dance, toasts, etc (with DJ (they have mic for toasts, and drinks) you have to pay extra for this until whatever time you want
Option Two (minimum 50 people required):
5:30 pm (or whatever time is good for you) privet dinner at the pool side or beach
the rest of it I don't know as we were not interested in that package (we only had 20 people)... I think you still get DJ for extra money at the appropriate time.
Extras for pool side reception and private dinner can also include mariacci band, dancers, etc.
Hope that helps.