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Jaclyn - I'm having about 70 or more and the beach is the way to go my WC said...it will be super cramped up on the terrace I was told

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Hi ladies,

 

Is there a maximum number of hours included in the package for the reception? If so, does anyone know the cost per hour over the max?

 

Thanks!

Jaclyn

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In my contract, it said I had one hour drinks/appetizers and then a 4 hour reception/private service (so 5 hours total. I heard they kick you out at about 10pm (I think Lauren said that...) - but as many brides have mentioned previously, if guests want to continue on the party, you can move it to one of the bars at the resort, but I figure all day at a AI, guests will passing out by 10pm at the latest....but I could be wrong....

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Lauren, thanks for all your answers as usual! You are always helpful!

To everyone: I emailed Rebeca a list of the bar beverages to make a bar menu with, and she basically listed all the typical alcoholic drinks. I asked her about a signature wedding cocktail and she said that was fine to add too. (Lauren, I think you did this)
She didn't list beer and wine, but I'm assuming that is included....?
If so, does anyone know the list of the basic beer/wine?
I've been emailing her a lot (and I know that's her job) but I just thought I would ask you past brides instead of asking her again for such a little question. (I try to build up at least 4 questions before I email her and then email her all at once)

Thanks!
they have beer (corona and modelo, maybe?), but the wine situation is funky. you have to pay for a specific bottle, but don't have to pay per glass. the per glass is just their generic pinot noir or sauvignon blanc. the bottles are listed in a menu, just as they would be in a restaurant. i would imagine that they have wine by the glass available at the wedding, but i'd double check. i didn't put anything like that on my menu, but did have 3 signature drinks. the pic of the menu is in my planning thread.

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Thanks Lauren for you quick response! Rebeca did say the Las Palmas Terrace could fit up to 80 people. I think we will just figure out which terrace and beach when we get there. Thanks again!
great idea as far as the terrace, but to be honest, and just as an FYI, while you CAN probably fit up to 80, i'm not sure you'd want to. you'd be really squished, part of your party would be on the other side of the pool, and some people would probably be sitting in the bushes. there would DEFINITELY not be room for 80 people, tables, chairs AND dancing space.

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Hey girls, hope everyone's doing well!

I'm not sure how the cocktail hour & reception will last for 5 hrs (for us, anyway) if they "kick" everyone out around 10. I think we're having the ceremony at 6 (sunset is around 8 I guess), that'll prob only take 20 min or so, then 1 hr cocktail (6:30-7:30), & if we get the 4 hours our package includes the reception would last til 11:30. Maybe I should email Rebeca about that.

 

Also Lauren, I posted this question on your planning thread, but thought I'd post it here too in case others are wondering -- I saw on the cute menu you made that you guys had the chicken & steak with marrow/pepper sauce as one of your options. I know it was over a year ago, but do you remember if it was good? And did you choose your menu once you got to Dreams or before? Thanks!

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KarenM, I was just PMing Jess about the menu. I believe Lauren said that dish was good in her review thread (but I'll let her speak for herself), I was going to order that main course, but I thought some of our guests would get a weird if they knew the sauce was bone marrow (even though I heard it's really good! and I would eat it!) so Rebeca said I could add a second option for the menu, but I would need to tell her a month in advance what each person would order and there is absolutely no changes after that. Since I'm probably having about 40-45 people, I figure I can call each guest a month before and ask them what they would like personally, and then let Rebeca know. And if it's such a big deal, we are at an AI.

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Lauren, I might be copying you on your wedding drinks! I like the idea of naming them after significant places in your relationship. I actually remember the exact street name we were at when he first said "i love you" (Main St) so how easy is that to name a drink after it!

I just emailed rebeca and asked her which beers and wine by the glass were included. so thanks for giving me the heads up on that.

 

so helpful!

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yes, the chicken and steak was good - seriously, i don't think there was a single food that was bad the entire time we were there. the desserts, on the other hand - blech. don't bother with more than 1 cake, if you even have that.

we chose ahead of time b/c we did have two options. we emailed everyone and asked them to chose their meal on our wedding website. then when i put the ribbons around the starfish, it was brown for one meal, orange for another, and something else for the kids.

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Good to know, Jill. Thanks!

 

And thanks, Lauren! I think it's a good idea to offer 2 things. I like that you had the option to choose on your website & cued the waitstaff in by color-coding the ribbons to the dishes - how clever!

 

 

So, what is everyone having on their menu? Anything decided?

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