NO WAY! hahaha. Although I've enjoyed the process somewhat, I'm going to be very happy to have all the planning and decision making over and done with
I had asked for pictures of the convention center as this whole discussion was a real sore spot for us. We truly wanted to have everything in the open air restaurant but they are super strict about limiting the reception to 4 hours. No buying your way out of that one! I was not happy to have to essentially end the evening at 10:30, even though we could go to the disco. The idea of rounding up 90 people and making sure everyone knew the party was continuing there was not something I was interested in doing, and just when things would be really getting started! So...We booked the convention center and have the DJ staying until 1am. Here are the pictures Alejandra sent of the convention center, they will do a standard set up and we can bring whatever else we want. To tell you the truth I'm not bringing a ton, I plan on decorating with balloons, adding maracas as favours to the tables and letting the DJ lights and the Mexican fiesta do the rest!
Here is my inspiration pic I sent to her (I found those big ass balloons online and they are amazing):
Here are the pics:
There were some of the questions I sent off to her once I had seen these pictures:
Some additional questions for you:
1 - Will the children be part of the head count for extra charge per person if we extend the night by 2.5 hours past the four hour time limit? Children just pay the half price.
2 - Who is responsible for decorating the convention centre? Is that something that you and your team will take care of? The convention center has a standard decoration and I have some tea candles and standard centerpieces. The main table is decorated with a flower center piece. The tablecloths are white and beige, or white and peach. Color tablecloths could be requested to an external provider if you want something different.
3 - Are there decoration options or would we be responsible for providing all of the decor? Sometimes the bride brings some special decoration and we take care of it. If you want to add balloons, special centerpieces, color table clothes, color saches for the chairs, color lights or extra flowers could be possible. Please note that every extra decoration requested has an extra charge.
4 - Would we still have to choose the menu options that were previously provided? Yes, of course. You can choose a menu of a restaurant. It might be a fixed menu, this is the same meal for everybody. If you have vegetarian or allergic guests let me know and the chef can prepare some special food for them.
5 - We've hired a DJ from the local area, will there be any issue with his set up in the convention centre? There is not issue with the DJ if he has his day pass. Let me know please if he need a table for his set up or any thing you would need for him.
Sorry, such a long post but I wish I had other brides to ask questions to when I was first making decisions so I want to be as helpful as possible as we all know there is next to nothing online about weddings this hotel!