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Originally Posted by nursepierson View Post

 

That definitely helps.  How much was the DJ and lighted dancefloor? Almost everyone will be dancing so I think it will be a good bet.  I am hoping they let us tradeout some services because we don't need a videographer....I feel the same way you do. 

 

What package did you get?  Did you like it?

 

In November of 2011 (disclaimer in case prices have changed) the DJ was $933 for 3 hours and the light-up dance floor was $756.

 

We selected the Ultimate package and were happy we did so.  We had a total of 27 adults and 3 small kids at the wedding, so we paid the extra for the 7 adults and 3 kids for both the reception and the cocktail hour.  I really liked having the cocktail hour with the Mexican Trio (included in the package).  We actually took most of our bride and groom photos before the ceremony, so we actually attended our cocktail hour.  I also really enjoyed the reception - we danced the whole time.

 

Here is a break-down of the resort related costs for our wedding (note that we brought our own photographer):

Rehearsal + dinner = $246

Wedding Package = $2799

Sound System for Ceremony = $200

Extra Guests at Reception = $514 (7 adults + 3 kids)

Extra Guests at Cocktail hour = $279 (7 adults + 3 kids)

Extra Champagne for Toast = $40

Rose Petals = $22

Gazebo Decor/Centerpieces = $0 (free as trade for photography)

MOH bouquet = $0 (free as trade for corsages and boutâ€s)

DJ (for 3 hours) = $933

Dance floor (lights up) = $756

Upgraded Cake(3-tier) = $150

Hair & Makeup (MOH, MOB, MOG) = $289 (using 15% discount from wedding pkg)

TOTAL = $6228

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Originally Posted by leigh2011 View Post

 

 

In November of 2011 (disclaimer in case prices have changed) the DJ was $933 for 3 hours and the light-up dance floor was $756.

 

We selected the Ultimate package and were happy we did so.  We had a total of 27 adults and 3 small kids at the wedding, so we paid the extra for the 7 adults and 3 kids for both the reception and the cocktail hour.  I really liked having the cocktail hour with the Mexican Trio (included in the package).  We actually took most of our bride and groom photos before the ceremony, so we actually attended our cocktail hour.  I also really enjoyed the reception - we danced the whole time.

 

Here is a break-down of the resort related costs for our wedding (note that we brought our own photographer):

Rehearsal + dinner = $246

Wedding Package = $2799

Sound System for Ceremony = $200

Extra Guests at Reception = $514 (7 adults + 3 kids)

Extra Guests at Cocktail hour = $279 (7 adults + 3 kids)

Extra Champagne for Toast = $40

Rose Petals = $22

Gazebo Decor/Centerpieces = $0 (free as trade for photography)

MOH bouquet = $0 (free as trade for corsages and boutâ€s)

DJ (for 3 hours) = $933

Dance floor (lights up) = $756

Upgraded Cake(3-tier) = $150

Hair & Makeup (MOH, MOB, MOG) = $289 (using 15% discount from wedding pkg)

TOTAL = $6228

How did the rehearsal dinner work? Did your wedding planner actually allow you guys to rehearse the ceremony and then have a dinner after wards? What restaurant was the rehearsal dinner at? How much was the rehearsal dinner per person?

 

I also was considering having candles on the tables at my reception. Is it too windy for candles or will they hold up fine?

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Originally Posted by Jencakes21 View Post

 

How did the rehearsal dinner work? Did your wedding planner actually allow you guys to rehearse the ceremony and then have a dinner after wards? What restaurant was the rehearsal dinner at? How much was the rehearsal dinner per person?

 

I also was considering having candles on the tables at my reception. Is it too windy for candles or will they hold up fine?

 

I believe a rehearsal with the wedding coordinator, but not the officiant, the day before is free - the timing will depend on any weddings planned for the day before yours.  Many brides do not pay for a rehearsal dinner because the restaurants at the resort are free.  You simply have to try and get enough space for your whole group at a restaurant - so there could be a significant wait involved.  I chose to pay the $246 to ensure that a table was set up and waiting for us.  The $246 covered 13 adults and 3 small kids - so the price was probably ~$17 per adult.  We had the rehearsal early enough (we finished right as the restaurants were opening) that we probably didn't need to pay for the dinner.  When I asked for the rehearsal dinner, Claudia gave me the choice of HImitsu or the seafood restaurant.  After looking at the menus, I chose Himitsu.

 

I think the only chance you have for candles staying lit is if they are inside some sort of cylinder that protects then from the wind.

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Are any of you ladies out there considering fireworks for your wedding reception. I wanted the "fountain" fireworks to be placed on all (4) corners of the dance floor when me and my fiance have our first dance. I'm just not sure if there allowed on the beach and if it's even worth it. I was also considering sparklers if the cost was too much.

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Are any of you ladies out there considering fireworks for your wedding reception. I wanted the "fountain" fireworks to be placed on all (4) corners of the dance floor when me and my fiance have our first dance. I'm just not sure if there allowed on the beach and if it's even worth it. I was also considering sparklers if the cost was too much.

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Dreams I do not think will let you have fire works as we asked for the chinese lanterns and we were told no . However I have seen the DJ use them not sure if it was at Dreams or not 

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Dreams I do not think will let you have fire works as we asked for the chinese lanterns and we were told no . However I have seen the DJ use them not sure if it was at Dreams or not 

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