Originally Posted by shes2013
Elissa - Your fb post made me laugh last night. I get the same way. C'mon people. We are having an at home party after we get back, and I can just feel myself fretting about all the responses. I think I finally have down all the people that are coming to my wedding a mere 17 (including us) which is alright by me. Small, intimate, fun!
You've been such a big help! All your advice/ideas are helping me along. I'm usually a very quiet person and don't get things done! So it's nice to have you ladies in this thread to be able to discuss things with & know i'm not alone! =)
Jez - I have also been talking with the resort photographer. Peter, he said we would talk more in detail when I get down to the resort, but we would probably be doing the all day coverage. In the end, pictures are the best I want the whole day, may even throw in a ttd in there. I am probably bringing down ipod speakers with me, and just set it up anywhere I go since they are portable and don't necessairly have to be plugged in. I'd really like to do some first dances atleast
Em - 17 is great - perfect in my eyes. I am not having a AHR, so I was surprised with our 64 (a few more in the wings to book, too). I am beginning to worry about all these OOT items...TGIF so I can have some wine and forget about it for a day or two! haha
Originally Posted by kard613
Elissea I have a few questions for you since your so on top of your planning (and I'm not haha!)
Wat does a semi-private cocktail hour entail? I'm getting married at the Riu Mexico and haven't figured out what I plan to do between when the ceremony ends and our private dinner at 8:45. I've also been wondering about dancing and what not after dinner. I guess that may be a questions I need to ask the resort, like are we allowed to bring an ipod and dance at the restaurant
Were you given an option of a 7pm dinner because that is what time the second seating is for your restaurant? I was told that we can either have the restaurant for a private dinner at 6:30 or 8:30. What I would prefer is to be able to have the restaurant the from like 7-11ish though haven't even thought to ask if that is a possibility until right now)
Thanks so much, your planning has been so helpful and inspiring!!
Hi Kard613 - thanks for the compliment. You are sweet,
A semi-private cocktail hour is just that. You are amongst other resort guests at the bar/bar area, yet your group is off to the side with some tables set up. Drinks are free (part of the all inclusive), although if we decide to have some appetizers be brought out I think we have to pay so much per person. As of now we think we want to do that - it's a lot of food, but we figure if we order the minimum to tie peopkle over until dinner. We are going to be on the outside part of the bar in the plaza so it will be more spacious and we will have our cigar roller there.
When I first started my planning, I requested a Private Dinner for 7PM at the Chili's Steakhouse (based on old posts in ths thread) and they allowed me. I have 64 guests (and a few more in the wings). I think the # of guests you have may also be a factor in them allowing the private seating. Also, a private reception at the RPRM is the only way they allow you to have a DJ. We wanted a DJ. I would ask your planner if you have that option...it never hurts to ask!!!! GOOD LUCK & keep us posted!