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#1661 CamLovesJA

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    Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:06 AM


    Hey T,

     

    At the reception, wine and soft drinks are served. But to be honest I think they will serve any drink you order as we were having kir Royale, Shirley Temples, Rum and coke etc. My guest were just ordering what they usually drink and it was no problem at all. But I think the official status is wine and soft drinks

     

    Cam x

    Originally Posted by Islandgirl910 

    I have a question after the cocktail hour, what will the guests continue to drink at the reception? Are wine and soft drinks served? Past brides please advise! Thanks.

     

    ~T





    #1662 CamLovesJA

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      Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:10 AM


      Hey Marlena

       

      You can just go to one of the bars and all stay together without paying for the cocktail hour. Looking back it would work out perfectly. While we were taking photos in the lobby and waiting for the rain to stop everyone was at the lobby bar and it was a great atmosphere we look over a couple of tables. Then you just get the WC and your MOH to round up the troops when it is time to move on. If you don't mind it not being 100% private and you do not want food then go for it

      Originally Posted by Marlena 

      The cocktail hour seems like such a cash grab. I mean, we are going to an all inclusive! I'm undecided if we will do it or not, it would be nice to keep everyone all together between the ceremony and the reception though.





      #1663 CamLovesJA

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        Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:22 AM


        If you can change it I'm sure its not too late and the Grand is so perfect for a honeymoon. We are hooked! we are going to go back in December for our Anniversary. If not Rose Hall Grand we will do the Grand in Mexico. The hotel is perfect. You couldn't ask for anything better

         

        Originally Posted by ashaun 

        OMG Breeze - Now I am nervous .  We booked our Honeymoon @ Secrets.  I never even thought about upgrading to the Grand for the honeymoon.





        #1664 Islandgirl910

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          Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:40 AM


          Thanks for letting me know Cam. As long as something is served after the cocktail hour ends, we'll be fine with that. How's newlywed life coming along?

          Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 


          Hey T,

           

          At the reception, wine and soft drinks are served. But to be honest I think they will serve any drink you order as we were having kir Royale, Shirley Temples, Rum and coke etc. My guest were just ordering what they usually drink and it was no problem at all. But I think the official status is wine and soft drinks

           

          Cam x

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Islandgirl910 

          I have a question after the cocktail hour, what will the guests continue to drink at the reception? Are wine and soft drinks served? Past brides please advise! Thanks.

           

          ~T


           




          #1665 starrysim

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            Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:27 PM

            Are you saying that you essentially had an open bar at the reception without paying for it?  Which restaurant was your reception at?  Was there a regular bar close by?
             

            Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 


            Hey T,

             

            At the reception, wine and soft drinks are served. But to be honest I think they will serve any drink you order as we were having kir Royale, Shirley Temples, Rum and coke etc. My guest were just ordering what they usually drink and it was no problem at all. But I think the official status is wine and soft drinks

             

            Cam x




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            #1666 CamLovesJA

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              Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:06 AM

              Hi Starrysim,

               

              I didn't even think about it like that but I guess we did. My guest were just ordering as they normally would at the restaurant on any other day. We had the reception at Calabash restaurant. We did not hire it out so the were two other tables of 2 or 4 people so I guess they just treated it like it was not a wedding. Which makes sense to me! obviously this cannot be guaranteed if they have their policy but it was ok for us. I don't think my guest would have even understood if the waiter had said no you may not have that. They came around with wine, then people would say actually can i get.... or just accept the wine. Maybe its different if you hire out the restaurant. I think the closest bar would have been the lobby bar up the stairs, not far but not so close to pop out and get drinks.

               

              Islandgirl, married life is fab! love it, I want a wedding every year now! that was actually our 2nd we got married first in December 09 in a church and this was the beach one  I had always dreamed of, it felt like the main one as all the family was present. 

               


               

              Originally Posted by starrysim 

              Are you saying that you essentially had an open bar at the reception without paying for it?  Which restaurant was your reception at?  Was there a regular bar close by?
               

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 


              Hey T,

               

              At the reception, wine and soft drinks are served. But to be honest I think they will serve any drink you order as we were having kir Royale, Shirley Temples, Rum and coke etc. My guest were just ordering what they usually drink and it was no problem at all. But I think the official status is wine and soft drinks

               

              Cam x


               


               



              Originally Posted by Islandgirl910 


              Thanks for letting me know Cam. As long as something is served after the cocktail hour ends, we'll be fine with that. How's newlywed life coming along?

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 


              Hey T,

               

              At the reception, wine and soft drinks are served. But to be honest I think they will serve any drink you order as we were having kir Royale, Shirley Temples, Rum and coke etc. My guest were just ordering what they usually drink and it was no problem at all. But I think the official status is wine and soft drinks

               

              Cam x

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Islandgirl910 

              I have a question after the cocktail hour, what will the guests continue to drink at the reception? Are wine and soft drinks served? Past brides please advise! Thanks.

               

              ~T


               

               




              #1667 lmuze

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                Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:18 PM


                Hi Starrysim,

                 

                Do you know if you are having your wedding at Aunt Ruby Steakhouse, you can have your guests go inside and order whatever they want? We didn't pay extra but most waiters will bring anything your guests want or they just have to walk inside to where there is a bar and they can get anything they want from the bar. That's what we did.

                 

                Lulu
                 

                Originally Posted by starrysim 

                Are you saying that you essentially had an open bar at the reception without paying for it?  Which restaurant was your reception at?  Was there a regular bar close by?
                 

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 


                Hey T,

                 

                At the reception, wine and soft drinks are served. But to be honest I think they will serve any drink you order as we were having kir Royale, Shirley Temples, Rum and coke etc. My guest were just ordering what they usually drink and it was no problem at all. But I think the official status is wine and soft drinks

                 

                Cam x


                 




                #1668 breeze616

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                  Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:07 PM


                  Hmm.. thats interesting... There is no 'bar' near Uncle Tony's for the waiters or guests to walk to get mixed drinks, so I don't know if this would work for any of the 'Beach' brides... in fact... You can only get mixed drinks at the actual bars, not in the restaurants at the Beach hotel. You can order beer or wine from the waiters, and you can bring your mixed drink with you from the bars into the restaurant, but you can't order like a rum and coke at the buffet.

                   

                  I do remember one past 'Beach' bride who said they handed one of the waiters a large tip and asked if he could do 'drink runs' for everyone all night, and he did go 'somewhere' and get drinks for her guests all night.

                   

                  Future Beach brides, I would head to Uncle Tony's before your wedding day, talk to the staff there and see if anyone is going to be working your wedding and ask them if they would do that for you. The staff (and everyone) in Jamaica are looking for ways to make some extra money so I bet they would totally be up for it. If not, you can always tell the WC later that you decided you 'will have the open bar afterall'.


                  Hey T,

                   

                  At the reception, wine and soft drinks are served. But to be honest I think they will serve any drink you order as we were having kir Royale, Shirley Temples, Rum and coke etc. My guest were just ordering what they usually drink and it was no problem at all. But I think the official status is wine and soft drinks

                   

                  Cam x


                   




                  Originally Posted by lmuze 


                  Hi Starrysim,

                   

                  Do you know if you are having your wedding at Aunt Ruby Steakhouse, you can have your guests go inside and order whatever they want? We didn't pay extra but most waiters will bring anything your guests want or they just have to walk inside to where there is a bar and they can get anything they want from the bar. That's what we did.

                   

                  Lulu
                   


                   




                  #1669 starrysim

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                    Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:20 PM


                    We're thinking of the Calabash as well, and whether or not we rent it out will depend on the number of people (it's impossible to estimate right now).  Good to know that there isn't a bar conveniently close to that one.

                     

                    Originally Posted by CamLovesJA 

                    Hi Starrysim,

                     

                    I didn't even think about it like that but I guess we did. My guest were just ordering as they normally would at the restaurant on any other day. We had the reception at Calabash restaurant. We did not hire it out so the were two other tables of 2 or 4 people so I guess they just treated it like it was not a wedding. Which makes sense to me! obviously this cannot be guaranteed if they have their policy but it was ok for us. I don't think my guest would have even understood if the waiter had said no you may not have that. They came around with wine, then people would say actually can i get.... or just accept the wine. Maybe its different if you hire out the restaurant. I think the closest bar would have been the lobby bar up the stairs, not far but not so close to pop out and get drinks.



                    Thanks for the info :)  This makes sense, considering it's an all-inclusive resort!  I still can't get over the fact that they charge extra for something that's already included.

                     

                    Originally Posted by lmuze 


                    Hi Starrysim,

                     

                    Do you know if you are having your wedding at Aunt Ruby Steakhouse, you can have your guests go inside and order whatever they want? We didn't pay extra but most waiters will bring anything your guests want or they just have to walk inside to where there is a bar and they can get anything they want from the bar. That's what we did.

                     

                    Lulu
                     




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                    #1670 daisymable

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                      Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:13 AM

                      I want to book the steel drum band for the cocktail hour.  How far in advance will I need to book this?




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