Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:53 PM
| Originally Posted by BeachBride6-6-09 |
We are our welcome dinner at the Barracuda(sp?) resturaunt on the 5th, we wanted Arrecifes but it was already taken. Does anyone have any reviews of the Barracuda?
Per our wedding package we get live music, and it seems that we got the mariachi band and that is the music during the ceremony??
I am also interested in my guest throwing the flower petals during our exit, can the resort supply this or do we have to bring our own?
Oh also, I am a little nervous bringing our OOT bags and table center pieces in customs, since I have no receipts for anything, did anyone run into any problems with this, or does anyone have any suggestions.
We ate at Barracuda our first night there, it was pretty good, randomly I have a pic from inside the restaurant...
Okay, so a question about receptions...
We are hoping to have our reception from 5 to 9. We figured from 5 to 7 we'd have food out - we are just going to do a two hour cocktail reception. From 7 to 9, we are going to do dancing, the cake, and whatever else.
How do they charge those last two hours? Does anyone know? Is it still 400 dollars an hour like a cocktail reception? Or is there a different cost for just having a bar, and then the cost of the DJ??
I'm not 100% sure on this b/c we had enough rooms for it to be a private function. The DJ cost was separate from everything else though. And, be specific as to when you want him, if everything is in the same area they will set everything up ahead of time and the DJ will be there from the beginning. Make sure to tell your WC the specific times that you want him to be there.
| Originally Posted by TinaM2b |
Hi Tracy, Your review is great! I was wondering who that guy was in some of your photos yesterday.... it was the best bartender in the world!! LOL You have been answering so many of my questions but your review brought up a few more!
If you had to do it over, would you pay extra for the IPOD Sound System? That is one thing my FI is not really happy about! We are bringing our BOSE docking station and he thinks he just wants to use that. We were quoted $410 for our 5:00 - 10:00 reception/dance. That is the basic rental for 4 hours plus one additional hour.
What did you mean by the dinner started with music not on the IPOD? Do they provide the dinner music?
What photo package did you get? Did you have a photographer into the reception / cake cutting time?
Thanks again for your wonderful reviews and all the answers you have given us!
Thanks, yes if you can find Francisco, he was a joy. It was great every time I was near the bar and he'd yell, "Tracy, Tracy, how is your day!"
I would definitely use the iPod sound system again, however, I don't know how well the docking system works (as far as how loud). If you think it will be loud enough then recruit someone to work the system for you. It was nice not having to worry about it.
They did provide dinner music for us for 30 minutes. It was really nice, very mellow jazz but it was popular songs (imagine a Micheal Jackson song turned into jazz, very weird but cool)
We got the photo package that came with the Superior Wedding package. Which is 36 pictures and a photobook. They only did the ceremony then a shoot on the beach afterwards. My only regret is not having someone do the reception, but with all of our friends pictures we have about 500 from the reception alone so it should be okay. We also got the CD negatives for $150 extra no matter what you do make sure to get this!
Hope that helps everyone!