Hi there!! We are in the early stages of planning a June 2015 wedding. I don't think we are going to have a dance after the reception as we have a small party and really, none of them, besides myself are "dancers". I've seen some brides write that they moved on to the Mojito lounge after dinner. Thoughts? Anyone else not having a dance?
Are you doing a private dinner or using the free semi-private dinner? If you're doing a private dinner, 4 hours is a lot of time for just a meal. And since you are paying for the extra staff, it would be unfortunate not to use it. Perhaps you could plan some after dinner entertainment? If you're doing the semi-private dinner in Spoon, then heading to the Mojioto lounge is a great choice. Plus there are live musicians every night. So you might even be able to tip the band a few bucks and have them play a "first dance" tune if you choose. As well, there is usually a musician playing at the adult swim up bar from 6-9pm- very calming (saxophone, or guitar usually).
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so im having a hard time planning out after the ceremony, are most people doing a cocktail hour and then the reception? or is a cocktail hour kinda included in with the private reception. me and my FI arent seeing each other before the ceremony, so i definitely want to do some pictures after the ceremony. help help haha
The cocktail parties which are a nice touch, especially if you have one free to use, are not necessary. They are NOT included if you host a private event. It is a separate billing item. Your guests will easily find somewhere for a drink to relax before dinner. I think it's a great idea to suggest one bar, that way once you're done your photos you might be able to join your guests for a drink. If you have it in your budget you could always add one if you choose.
**Make sure to ask for your custom cocktail after the ceremony! It's included free!!! We had the staff serve all our guests mojiotos right after the ceremony. As soon as we walked back up the aisle, there were a few waiters with trays of drinks waiting for everyone. That's a classy touch which doesn't cost you a cent!