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#1581 stbKeras

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    Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:57 PM

    We did our grand entrance at the restaurant. I don't think we were suppose to ...but we did anyways. As far as the beach reception went, we made a lay out of the 3 hours and gave it to our MC. He did a good job making sure everything stayed on time. You are kind of on your own at the reception so I would definitely recommend asking someone to be your MC. 

     

    We got most of the time consuming stuff done in the first 30-40 mins (First dance..daughter/father dance...speeches).  We threw the rest in randomly in between dancing. And the other stuff doesn't very long...cake cutting takes 5 minutes...garter/bouquet toss takes 5 mins. 



    #1582 stbKeras

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      Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

      Originally Posted by ashleylynn89 

      Robyn! Your wedding sounds just like ours which is set for next April can I get your email so I can ask you some things??!!

      Ashley

      Hi Ashley,

       

      My email address is robynnr@hotmail.com



      #1583 MrsShoreytobe

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        Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:21 PM

        Originally Posted by ashleylynn89 

        I did sorry! My phone showed the other one something has been up with it! Anyways I've booked at GSP for April 2014 :) we are probably having like 50 people I think. So I'm guessing that we are going to do the international buffet then beach reception for 3 hours . What about you?

        Ashley

        Hahah no worries I just wanted to make sure that Robynn saw you were asking her questions :)

         

        We expect similar group sizes then! It's nice to hear from other bride to bes who have larger sizes (of course things change as the actual RSVPs come in, but we imagine at least 45!) because the larger size party can create some interesting "challenges" lol.

         

        International buffet, where would this be? Are you planning for La Fondue, like Robynn did?

         

        When I contacted the resort about the size of our group and the dinner (which is includd in the packages), she indicated that the regular restaurants can't accomodate groups larger than 40.



        #1584 Steitzer23

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          Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:44 AM

          Robyn,

           

          Your info is very helpful, thanks!

           

          What I am confused about is why your beach reception didn't include dinner as well? I have a document from the resort that says for a beach reception for $85 per person, you get it for 4 hours and get to pick from several buffet options. I didn't realize you could do a beach reception without food. Ugh, there are so many options and it seems like everyone gets different information from the resort. :/

           

          We are going to have about 40-50 people. 



          #1585 stbKeras

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            Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

            Originally Posted by Steitzer23 

            Robyn,

             

            Your info is very helpful, thanks!

             

            What I am confused about is why your beach reception didn't include dinner as well? I have a document from the resort that says for a beach reception for $85 per person, you get it for 4 hours and get to pick from several buffet options. I didn't realize you could do a beach reception without food. Ugh, there are so many options and it seems like everyone gets different information from the resort. :/

             

            We are going to have about 40-50 people. 

            They call it a Beach Cocktail. If that is what you want, just ask your WC for pricing on a Beach Cocktail Reception with NO food. They will then send you a price list for the bar which includes the location on the beach, bar tables and the set up. 



            #1586 stbKeras

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              Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:17 AM

              Yes you can have a beach reception without food. They call it Beach Cocktail (I think) lol. Just ask your WC for the pricing on a beach reception with no food. She should send you a price list for different types of bars to choose from. This price includes the bar, beach set up, and bar tables. 

               

              We didn't want to spend $85 per person for the reception with the food. It was $33 per person to do the reception without. 



              #1587 MrsShoreytobe

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                Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

                Originally Posted by stbKeras 

                Yes you can have a beach reception without food. They call it Beach Cocktail (I think) lol. Just ask your WC for the pricing on a beach reception with no food. She should send you a price list for different types of bars to choose from. This price includes the bar, beach set up, and bar tables. 

                 

                We didn't want to spend $85 per person for the reception with the food. It was $33 per person to do the reception without. 

                Hello! stbKeras you made my day lol I have been eagerly awaiting to hear about recent brides/bride to be's experience with this option (ie. regular restaurant dinner then going to  3 hr reception for dancing)

                 

                Do you mind me asking you a few q's about your wedding details/how the day was planned out? I can PM you or discuss here if you want. Thanks again for your help!



                #1588 stbKeras

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                  Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:54 AM

                  Yes I can definitely answer any questions you have!



                  #1589 stbKeras

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                    Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

                     

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                    Here are the three elements we went with. Riviera Gazebo, La Fondue restaurant and beach reception. 

                    As you can kind of see in the gazebo picture - resort guests are respectful and stay clear of the gazebo. 



                    #1590 smiles33

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                      Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

                      Hi everyone,

                       

                        Just wondering from the people who have had their weddings, what you tipped, or if you tipped, the wedding coordinator & private bar tenders etc.?  We are getting married there in 6 weeks so want to make sure we have enough cash set aside.  






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