Originally Posted by Tina5978
Starry I posted my plans earlier in the thread if you need a guide. I'm doing the following:
Ceremony on the beach including sand ceremony, dove release and toast
Cocktail on the beach full menu and open bar
Dinner reception at the Calabash including open bar, first dance and speeches, 630-8pm- private rental w/dj
Beach party from 8-1030pm with dj and fire dancers etc. I may try to convince Nicole to let us party until 11pm.
If we are not exhausted by than we may continue to party at the disco for the remainder of the night
I did see your first answer, but there just weren't many others
We're doing a beach party for our welcome party - planning on bonfire and appetizers/ drinks on the beach. I'm not even planning on cocktails between the ceremony and reception - at my cousin's DW everyone just took that time to freshen up and change, and some people even went to the pool and stuff (it was 1:30 ceremony and 6 or 7 pm reception). I think for our wedding, I'll just leave that to be free time for the guests - they can entertain themselves I'm sure, and some people will want to change clothes anyway
Here's my plan so far:
Monday welcome party:
Bonfire, open bar and appetizers on the beach. I will only pay for 1 hour. If people want drinks after that, I'm sure they can find their own, or waiters might be walking by anyway.
Wednesday - wedding day:
- Ceremony on the terrace ~ 3-3:30 pm
- then cake and champagne immediately after ceremony, for ~30 min. Maybe steel pans band during this time, if budget allows (which I don't think it does. lol)
- free time for guests until reception. Wedding party to take pictures until sunset
- dinner & reception 6:30-10 (hopefully private at Calabash, but will depend on numbers), with DJ and dancing. Includes speeches, first dance, bouquet toss. No cake, because we're doing the cake right after the ceremony. I haven't decided on open bar yet. Does anyone know if there's a bar very close to Calabash?
So, it definitely looks like the reception will be too short. I need to ask Nicole if we can stay later. I don't want to move to the Disco - for one, it won't be private, and two, when we tried to do this at my cousin's wedding, the crowd just split up and the night fizzled out.
Originally Posted by jonesr1979
They kicked us out just after 11pm. I am sure if you talked to Nicole when you get there maybe if you pay a little extra maybe the might let you have until 12?
I'll ask her, and I'll report back - but I'm not promising to do it SOON