Originally Posted by allysmi
Hi all! We are getting married 10/29/11. Has anyone used Magic Vision for their photography? Any feedback?
We are having between 35-40 people, what are you guys thoughts on using the IPOD amplifier and speaker system as opposed to paying the $1500 for a dj? Our reception is at the Plaza zavas pool deck.
Are there any recommendations on table decorations? I am planning a table runner (persimmon) and a small tea light candle centerpiece? Too simple? I'm thinking the area's setting alone is enough.
As far as reception food, are you guys planning an all out feast? My fiance (Ray) and I have had a lot of discussion about this. He feels that given it's an all-inclusive resort, it doesn't make sense to have a lavish spread for the extra cost. I don't want to compromise and end up with a lackluster dining experience.
Please share your thoughts. Our budget is pretty tight but I don't want to regret something because I'm being TOO cost conscious.
We used an Ipod dock for our cocktail party, and it was loud enough for everyone to hear. If you are just planning on music at dinner I think that would be enough. We rented the $250 sound system because it has a microphone. We had a few speeches and this just helped so that everyone could hear. (the $250 rental included a staff person who operated our Ipod the whole night. He would lower the music as our guests came up to speak, and then put on our first dance song, dancing music, etc.)
We had 63 guests and did one of the Set Menus (I think #4) it was also about $22/person. (50% off for kids...so $11/child) Everyone was pleased with it, and we were able to give our guests a choice of 2 main courses (they had to choose about 2 weeks before the wedding).
For picky kids, they usually will find something they like on the plate. And if not, the Spoon buffet has a kids section, which I am sure you could run over and grab something quickly.
Our table decoration was super simple as well. Table runner, vase with limes, and tealights. My only advice is skip the tealights. It's always too windy and they just blow out! (or find the battery operated ones)
Originally Posted by LauraMinn
Does anyone know the resort dress code? I am at Azul Beach, but I'm guessing they're all the same...?
Casual beach wear daytime. To eat at breakfast or lunch, no wet swimsuits and guys have to have shorts and a tshirt. Ladies, bottom and top, or a cover-up.
Dinner: ladies, almost anything goes. Guys should be long pants and a shirt. But dress shorts seem to work at some of the restaurants (not all though...) So make sure the guys have a pair of pants with them...jeans work too!