Originally Posted by vlynnw
The cost per bottle of wine ranges from $25-$60 per bottle. It all depends on what you get really but I think for 15 of us it came around $200 something. I don't know the exact total because my FIL paid for it.
We used an outside photog who stayed off site, and we also used the resort photog. The guy from the resort was present for our cocktail hour it worked out great.
Florist: I used Angel from Angel accents and got all real touch flowers since I was picky on my flowers. I strongly recommend not using the resort if you know exactly what you want because they charge so much more than an outside florist. If it's something relatively simple then the resort wouldn't be a problem but my centerpieces cost me $45 a piece and the resort wanted to charge me $425 for the same thing. Just an idea of cost differences....also I contacted other florist in the area and they were all charging me between $45-$65 for the same centerpiece.
Dance floor: you don't need a special dance floor for dancing you just need an area to dance. Dance floors are not necessary at all, we just danced on the cement by the pool where our reception was held. I never once even considered getting a dance floor while planning.
The beach is great at night, and I don't know when you're going to be there but we were there in May and we never had any problems with bugs.
Thanks for the info. Can you tell me how you located local florists? I may just get centerpieces from a local florist there. My sister may make my bridesmaid bouquets with silk flowers and then I will get my bouquet incorporated in the package.