| Originally Posted by HaleGrifa |
I am in the midst of making arrangements to send my email wedding proposal via the palace website.
Our hope is to have . . .
January 29, 2009 @ 3pm
3pm Wedding - in the Chapel Gazebo ~
* Do you have to have a catholic ceremony?
- as I am Canadian and we are not able to have the catholic ceremony (as per the palace webside)
followed by a
Cocktail Reception on the terrace - overlooking the ocean - beside the Chapel Gazebo
(while we are having pictures taken)
* I think this should be free, as we have at least 10 rooms booked through CAA Travel and a group contract with the hotel through Signature
Dinner at the Steak Restaurant-or some other restaurant (any recommendations)
Dinner on the terrace (beside the Chapel Gazebo)
- We would like all the 'bells and whistles' ~ We hope to have the special linens, seating guide, menu card ~ all the extras would find on the website ~ Does anyone have experience with this?
Sound System - as we have heard that you can use your IPOD??
Lighting System - any info is helpful?
Is any other bride planning this type of day ~ as I could you any advise - pics etc.
I also hope to hire an outside photographer vendor - Del Sol Photography ~ Does anyone have any reviews of their abilities - costs? Or do you recommed another Vendor?
My thought is if you are going to go away you should have terrific pictures that truly detail the experience.
Grand Moon side - has anyone heard updates on this side of the resort - as we have requested that our guests stay on this side??
Sorry for the 20 questions - but I am sure there are more (lol)
Thank you to each of you as your posts are a huge help!
Let's see if I can answer any of your questions -
Ceremony at Chapel Gazebo - I may be the exception, however we are not having a catholic ceremony and this is where ours is.
Grand - the Grand side is Presidenial Suites only. There are no single rooms here - so unless you are able to have all your guests book Presidential Suites, I am thinking you will not have any luck going on this side. This is the information I have received from being a member.
Cocktail should be free unless they change their deals - they often do this.
The only way I know of to get an outside vendor is to have them come as a guest - meaning getting a room or buying their day pass. I think, though, that with something like this they have to be staying there. I may be incorrect.
Sound system - I was told that you can use an Ipod but not an Iphone.
There is an option to buy the DJ package with the lighting - not sure if you can purchase the lighting alone. You may be able to -- money goes far )
We will be also eating at the steak house (Barracuda) - from experience as a guest - this restuarant is yummy. I have not done it as a wedding group though. It is located right next to the pool on the Sunrise side.
I am sure others have more insightful information. Hope this helped.