If you have an email address, I can send you all the info Mara sent me in regards to the Gala Recepetions, and choices of food... and even the Thai Beach Reception, or Private Beach Reception.... I can just forward you the email... let me know.
The RSVP's were a big deal only because if your travelling with the group, the travel agent needs to know how many ppl they're booking (deals and such) I sent mine out a whole year in advance only because I wanted to give ppl enough time to save; and try and make it. I sent out invites on Valentines Day (since that is when we're getting married) and asked for them back by April/May.. gave lots of time. The deposits for the trip were due end of May in order to get the awesome deal we did... honestly, it depends on when your wanting to book the trip (to get the best rate) and figuring enough time to get responses, and desposits! That is the key... You'll find that is the most difficult thing to do, ppl committing and booking a trip for 30+ ppl! (or however many ppl you invited)
The Beach Reception is the only one that get a dance floor; or so Ive heard. But like you said, you can just make room !!
ps. Be very persistant with the WC... they prolly have lots to deal with, but the more you write them, the quicker they are at getting back to you. If you have anymore questions, dont hesitate. Send me your email so I can give you the documents on everything you need to know...
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Does anyone have any Gala Receptions information. I am still trying to narrow down my reception options. I was also wondering how far in advance you asked for your RSVP's so you knew how many people you were expecting. The numbers are going to obviously determine where we hold our reception as well. Does the Beach Reception include a dance floor or is that seperate? And do you think that it it necessary as I can imagine they could make room to dance on the sand.
Any info from you is helpful because I am also having a hard time getting answers from the wedding coordinators.
Thanks again and congrats to all you upcoming brides.