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Cocktail hour question:
Did anyone rent tables/chairs for their cocktail hour? Where did your cocktail hours take place? Near the ceremony spot, near the reception spot, or else where? We are trying to figure out whether we should pay extra for a few tables to be set up for the cocktail hour - any thoughts?
We had our ceremony in the chapel and our cocktail hour in the chapel courtyard. If you time it right (before the asian and sushi restaurants open at approx 6.30pm) this area is lovely and private.
It was also convenient for photos so that people didn't wander far from the chapel where our family photos were taken.

At no extra cost to the ultimate package we had the following set up:
*1 large round table for hor d'ouvres
*2 round Highball drinks tables
*1 small table for our ipod, speakers, table plan etc
*1 welcome drinks table displaying welcome drinks recipe
*1 small photo props table as requested at pre-wedding meeting with Natalia
*Chairs for everyone around one edge of the courtyard
*Side plates were available so although people couldn't sit at a table they could comfortably hold food in one hand or on their knees.

All tables and chairs were covered in standard white linens.
I feel that the set up was more than adequate for our party of 15.

I imagine they provide facilities in relation to your party size and im sure you will be well looked after. For this reason I dont think paying extra for additional tables just for an hour is a necessary expense.

If you are having a large group maybe confirm with your Wc that facilities will be sufficient.

There are lots of lovely areas available and unless walking is an issue nowhere is more than a few minutes walk from anywhere, its all down to your preference. Depending on availability you can change your mind once you view the resort when you get there.
Im sure there must be some photo examples of cocktail setups on here somewhere. I included a selection of resort images at the bottom of my review which may help you decide on your location preferences.

Hope this helps

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Originally Posted by northernflasher View Post
We had our ceremony in the chapel and our cocktail hour in the chapel courtyard. If you time it right (before the asian and sushi restaurants open at approx 6.30pm) this area is lovely and private.
It was also convenient for photos so that people didn't wander far from the chapel where our family photos were taken.

At no extra cost to the ultimate package we had the following set up:
*1 large round table for hor d'ouvres
*2 round Highball drinks tables
*1 small table for our ipod, speakers, table plan etc
*1 welcome drinks table displaying welcome drinks recipe
*1 small photo props table as requested at pre-wedding meeting with Natalia
*Chairs for everyone around one edge of the courtyard
*Side plates were available so although people couldn't sit at a table they could comfortably hold food in one hand or on their knees.

All tables and chairs were covered in standard white linens.
I feel that the set up was more than adequate for our party of 15.

I imagine they provide facilities in relation to your party size and im sure you will be well looked after. For this reason I dont think paying extra for additional tables just for an hour is a necessary expense.

If you are having a large group maybe confirm with your Wc that facilities will be sufficient.

There are lots of lovely areas available and unless walking is an issue nowhere is more than a few minutes walk from anywhere, its all down to your preference. Depending on availability you can change your mind once you view the resort when you get there.
Im sure there must be some photo examples of cocktail setups on here somewhere. I included a selection of resort images at the bottom of my review which may help you decide on your location preferences.

Hope this helps
Thanks! that is all very helpful :)

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I was wondering if there is anyone getting married at DT next spring that has gotten quotes for DT that they wouldn't mind sharing. I just want to make sure what I'm getting is normal.

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Time to make it official and kick my butt into planning gear! If anyone has any advice on the best and most cost-effective way to book hotel/air for us and our guests, it would all be very much appreciated as I read through all 300 plus pages of this thread!

 

Username: care42pat

Names: Caroline & Patrick

Date & Time: April 2, 2011 @ 6pm

Wedding package: Ultimate

Wedding extras (through the resort): unknown

Outside vendors (cost charged by vendor and any fees charged by the resort): unknown for now

Type of ceremony: Symbolic

Coordinator: Aurora (@ least she's been e-mailing me this far)

Number of guests: 20ish

Ceremony location and time: Beach

Cocktail hour location and time: unsure

Reception location and time: possibly beach? or private by dolphin pool

Photographer: not sure

Videographer: not sure

Review (link): n/a

Photos (link): n/a

Video (link): n/a

Planning thread (link): n/a

Special arrangements / activities: hoping we can make it to Xel-Ha while were there

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