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Quick few questions:

 

Did anyone do a cocktail hour with appetizers or anything to eat? We just want to meet up at a bar but we were wondering about snacks. Any one know what something like this would cost and who we'd arrange it through?

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Hi Joanna I actually have three entrees-- two from the list and a vegetable lasagna for the vegetarians. I am just going to play it by year and given them a list when i arrive and we have place cards that they can see the table list with the food. I think they can handle it.

To Angruck and Joanna,
Ladies...thank you so much for your info!! So with this option of having the two entrees....how much is that extra per person....I assume it inludes 20pp and then you pay an extra price per person...So is this entree option allowing you to still have your reception poolside or on the patio...it is really important to us to have our guests enjoy the sunset while we enjoy dinner so we really wanted to have our reception outdoors. I have been talking to ALL 3 wedding planners and they have never really mentioned this option! If you can give me all the info you have on this option for dinner, instead of paying the $55-65 extra pp that would help us out sooo much!! Thanks Girls!!smile03.gif

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If I were you, I would cut back by going with the regular restaurant menu, rather than the silver or gold menu, that way you only pay 20$ per guest.

If you need to cut down more than that, you could have your reception in the buffet restaurant. A few brides have done that and have been happy with the results.

Another suggestion would be to not have a cocktail hour (if you are having one). Just tell all your guests to meet you at one of the bars and take advantage of the all-inclusive benefits of the resort. It's pretty much the same thing except that you won't have servers just for your group.

P.S. Thank you so much Sunbride!! wink.gif

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We had 6 people at the wedding and after we were done eating we went to the bar and continued to enjoy ourselves. The night of my wedding they also had fire dancers performing. We didnt make it to the disco but definitely had a ton of drinks by the bar!
Thank you so much Beth! BTW, loooved your wedding photos.

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To Angruck and Joanna,
Ladies...thank you so much for your info!! So with this option of having the two entrees....how much is that extra per person....I assume it inludes 20pp and then you pay an extra price per person...So is this entree option allowing you to still have your reception poolside or on the patio...it is really important to us to have our guests enjoy the sunset while we enjoy dinner so we really wanted to have our reception outdoors. I have been talking to ALL 3 wedding planners and they have never really mentioned this option! If you can give me all the info you have on this option for dinner, instead of paying the $55-65 extra pp that would help us out sooo much!! Thanks Girls!!smile03.gif
I am going with the ultimate package so I am paying $65 a head after the first 20 people and am planning to have my reception by one of the pools. I am not being charged extra for a second entree.

I may be mistaken since I didn't really look into the $20 option, but I thought if you used that option, you are ordering off the regular restuarant menu when you are seated to eat. The $20 pp fee is really just a service charge, so anyone can order whatever they want. Again, I could be wrong about this.

Also, the more than 1 entree deal is really not something they advertise. I think they would prefer not to do it. But if you want more than 1 entree, than definitely ask!!

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To Angruck and Joanna,
Ladies...thank you so much for your info!! So with this option of having the two entrees....how much is that extra per person....I assume it inludes 20pp and then you pay an extra price per person...So is this entree option allowing you to still have your reception poolside or on the patio...it is really important to us to have our guests enjoy the sunset while we enjoy dinner so we really wanted to have our reception outdoors. I have been talking to ALL 3 wedding planners and they have never really mentioned this option! If you can give me all the info you have on this option for dinner, instead of paying the $55-65 extra pp that would help us out sooo much!! Thanks Girls!!smile03.gif
your welcome! thats why we are all here---to be prepared :) I am paying the $65pp extra since i am going with the ultimate dreams wedding. You have to ask and like you have probably hear---bring emails with you, i am definitely doing that.

i actually am going to choose the ballroom because it is December and gets colder at night and want to just relax without having to worry about people being cold/can't see food :)

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I am planning to have my reception on the beach. Any tips on candle lighting? I almost bought tealights last night but then started to wonder if it would be too breezy on the beach to stay lit. Any suggestions/experience with candles on your table(s)?

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Does the resort provide candles & lighting?
Thats a great question...I've been wondering about that too. I'm not sure if I should look into bringing candles or not.

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I think it's better to bring your own candles. For example, one bride wanted tealights through the resort but they didn't have enough so they bought their own in Playa del Carmen.

 

In terms of lighting, they just use regular restaurant lighting, and for outdoor receptions they have outdoor floodlights. But if you want something more decorative or more ambient lighting (like paper lanterns) you should bring your own. They probably could provide them for you if you really wanted, but they will charge you a lot.

 

Choose items that are light and easy to pack.

 

If you use candles for an outdoor event (including seaside grill and el patio which are open restaurants) you need to have candle holders that are min a couple inches higher than the top of the candle to block the wind, otherwise they won't stay lit. I know this from personal experience.

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