Originally Posted by Azulbride2014
Im going for Cadbury purple colour..what do you recommend using for the gazebo as i love satin but im not sure if itll be too dark on the beach?
At what point do you book the cocktail party, private meal and reception per person?
Sorry Jade, I somehow missed this post.
I think purple will look striking on the beach. They do offer colored sheers for the gazebo, but they cost $150/each(any color), $100/each (white) to rent and you will require 2. You may be able to use one of their gazebo package deals (such as the exotic gazebo and add a color)
You will book your reception, and all the details once you have officially booked your wedding and have been assigned a Wedding coordinator. Once the WC makes contact with you, make sure to reserve the locations you want for your ceremony, and reception. The actual decision as to meals, decor, flowers, etc. will be made as you decide (no rush, and it can be changed). Usually all the details and wedding costs are finalized and paid for about 4 weeks prior to your wedding date.
Originally Posted by GinaP
Hey girls! I had my wedding two weeks ago! Everything went perfect!!! It was better than I,could ever imagine! My photographer Dean Sanderson was AMAZING! I highly recommend him! I will post pictures when I get them. Let me know if any future brides have any questions!
Welcome home MRS! So glad to hear all went well, and look forward to seeing some photos.
I've been trying to figure out the music issue. I was told that there is no one from the resort that would be able to play our music and press stop/play when needed. Is this true?
I don't need a DJ since our group is going to be pretty small but would hate to ask someone to stand by the IPOD the entire time.
Thanks for your help!
Depends on where you are having music issues.
At your ceremony, they will provide speakers and a microphone (at NO cost!). A staff member will select music from your Ipod for the ceremony. (it is helpful to have the songs put into Playlists such as: Guests sitting, groom entrance, bride entrance, registery signing, procession after the wedding, etc.)
At your reception- if you choose to use the dinner included in a wedding package (ie. the semi-private event), you will unfortunately not be allowed to play any of your own music.
If you do a private event and use your own Ipod dock- then you will have to have a friend/relative turn the music on/off.
If you do a private event and rent the Ipod dock- I am not sure, but I would believe you will have to have a friend/relative turn the music on/off.
If you do a private event and rent the sound system (speakers and microphone)- they have in past provided a staff member who has turned on the music, and then faded it as guests came up to use the microphone. Once the speech was complete, they would fade the music back on. They also selected from our playlists (dinner, dancing, first dance)
IF you do choose to do the Ipod dock route, try planning in advance and make a playlist of dinner music (to last about 2 hours or more), and then a playlist for dancing (again plan for 2 hours). That way, someone might still have to man the Ipod, but once they hit play, hopefully it would be on autopilot.
Hope that helps!