Wedding day layout...Would this work?
Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:47 PM
Since we're going untraditional by having a DW, I'm thinking there's no reason we have to follow the usual procedures of a traditional wedding. The original plan was to have our wedding at on the beach at Pigeon Island around 4:30, then go back to the villa for the usual reception (cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, music, etc.) Do you think it would work if we still got married at Pigeon Island (no way I'm changing that!), then went to a restaurant for cocktail hour and dinner, then went back to the villa for cake, drinks, dancing, etc.?
I'm afraid this will cause two problems: 1) People will get tired from sitting down at dinner for a couple of hours. 2) It'll break things up too much and the party will never really get going. I'm OK with arranging additional transportation.
FI and I aren't sure what to do now! I'm open to any suggestions and thoughts.
Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:11 PM
but i would present it more like 'the after party' - if you say cake they will think the party is over KWIM?
also - would you consider a cocktail party reception back at the villa? or do you hahve your heart set on a sit down dinner?
Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:40 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:30 AM
Alyssa, I had thought about a cocktail party. I actually said something about that to FI last night, but he really didn't react to it. I have a feeling he's really set on dinner. I would probably feel more comfortable with serving dinner as well, but could go either way, ya know?
I have a feeling that wording everything right and keeping things moving will be the key to making this successful. Hmmm...
Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:55 AM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:40 AM
Also at the restaurant, you could find a way after dinner to get a party atmosphere going.
Also, I'd suggest no dessert at the restaurant - if you don't serve dessert, and announce that it's back at the villa people who might be disinclined to party will go for the dessert and stay for the party.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:44 AM
Kristy - how many people are you over? I am just wondering if it is a small enough number that they could make it work.
But if not, I think the alternative that you suggested woudl def work and offers your group a chance to get off the resort and check out another cool restaurant!
Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:14 PM
Becks, I think we will get a bus to make things easier. I'm actually the partier/dancing fool that usually gets people going so I'm happy to take on that role! We'll get some Caribbean party music playing on the bus. You can't help but get in a dancing mood when listening to that.
I was planning on not having dessert and just doing cake anyway, but I love the way you phrased that about dessert being back at the villa. I just love you girls!
Oh, and in addition to our 50 guests, a few of FI's cousins have threatened to crash the wedding...and I don't think they're kidding! They have the funds to get there and to be honest, I would actually like them to be there. They weren't invted because of space. Maybe with the restaurant idea, we can fit them in, no crashing necessary. I think I'm liking this idea more and more!
Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:19 PM
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