Originally Posted by JMK923
Hi! I'm curious if anyone is having a cocktail party after their ceremony, or if they have anything scheduled in between the ceremony and reception? Is anyone having food served, or just drinks? I'm up in the air about having one since our guest list is pretty large - we're inviting 190 friends and family. Although, we expect about half to attend... But it's still a pretty big destination wedding! Anyways, I'm trying to be conscious about spending as much as possible and thinking about eliminating the cocktail party or having an alternative. Typically, I feel a cocktail party is required at a wedding but since this is a destination I figured I'd ask. What's everyone else doing? Any ideas?! Have any past brides had a cocktail party and really liked it?!
We did have a cocktail party between the ceremony and dinner. And although it was great for guests (since we went off and did photos), I think a lot just went to their rooms or headed to a bar for a drink. So unless you are getting one included with your wedding package, or feel it is required, I would skip it and save the money! And like Rachael mentioned- it's ALL INCLUSIVE! They can grab a cocktail anywhere, and if they are hungry there are plently of spots for a quick snack. I would not be worried!
Originally Posted by GinaP
Hi! I didn't even think about an assistant for the DJ! I am also having DJ Doremixx and I booked him for three nights. Is this going to be a problem? Do I have to pay a vendor fee for assistant? Ahh! I'm supposed to make my final,payment today, now I don't know what to do! Thanks for any feedback!
Hmmm...I have no idea. Perhaps you could just purchase a day pass for the assistant? (I don't know if this will work) Yikes- I am sorry I don't know what to tell you.