Originally Posted by msop04
I have a question for the ladies that have already been married at SMB...
We are having our reception at the Gazebo Terrace, and I am worried about light. I have seen the one sad little lamp that is shown in the photo of what is included, but is that going to be enough? I didn't see ANY light in the gazebo -- what do they normally use to light inside it??... Since that is the focal point, is it necessary to shell out $350 for 10 lamps or do you think it would be nice to have a lot of candles/votives?
We will only be having 15 people (including the Bride & Groom), so I am trying to keep costs down. However, I will gladly spend the money if need be... Does anyone have any photos of this area? Also, we are getting married on March 15, 2013 at 3-4 pm -- so I am thinking the dinner reception will start around 6-7 pm. Since we are having a big reception in the States once we return, we have chosen to keep the SMB reception to more "intimate dinner" feel -- I don't see any dancing happening... LOL
That being said, what do you all think about having one long table for our dinner, as opposed to 2-3 small round tables? Is the Gazebo large enough for us to eat inside it or should it be used to house the cake?? LOL ...I'm so confused! I want to take full advantage of our space.
We have chosen to do a "Welcome Bonfire" on the beach -- besides the actual setup, what is included?? We do not want any food, but what drinks are included, if any? Music?
We are using the Sound System at the resort for our ceremony, but I think $720 is RIDICULOUS to pay for music for the bonfire and the dinner reception (2 hours each)... Any ideas?? I'm willing to buy something and take it down there IF it will be loud enough... Who has done this? Were you glad you used your own??
Did anyone upgrade to Tiffany chairs? What color would look best on the beach? ...we are not doing chair covers, so I thought that would look nice...
Regarding the new beach ceremony setup, has anyone done something other than the two white cloth panel that hang in the front? I am interested in a little draping... photos?
I feel like this wedding is getting sooo expensive... but I still want it to be very nice!! Sorry for so many question, but any advice is greatly appreciated!!
Hi there, I can answer a few of your questions...
From what I've read there isn't a ton of lighting at the gazebo and people usually add some more lighting. Candles would look beautiful but you may have to look into battery operated ones (that's what I'm doing) because of the wind.
I think you should do one long table for your group. I personally love that look. The gazebo will be too small (I think) to sit 15. Best to leave it for the cake cutting.