Can't wait to see your photos... Thank you so much for sharing where the bonfire was located. I am looking to add this to our day and any details would/would nots are greatly appreciated!
Originally Posted by mrsdeloatch2be
No I would keep the 4:30/5 start time. The weather is hot or miss and really does pass through quickly, so even if it starts it usualy lasted no more than 5 or 10 minutes during our stay. I say just wait it out if something pops up. I couldnt wait out the wind but it was so beautiful that it didnt matter
I stayed at the Suites but will try to answer from that point of view
1) Did you or any of your guest plan or used calling cards or rented a cell phone while in Jamaica? We bought minutes and logged onto FB to tell people we were there.. 15 minutes of internet was $3US and 30 minutes was $5 so we bought one card and shared with family and friends
2) For the Grand Brides- is there a required dress code for the restaurants? I thought I read somewhere that men are required to wear collared shirts and shoes for dinner.
All specialty restaurants required long pants for men... They werent strict on footwear as along as they had some on
3) How much time are you allotting for pictures between the ceremony and the reception?
we did 1hr but Marcia Roberts could have done longer, so we got dinner started and left back out to take more after orders were taken
4) What did you do or doing for music at the reception? I'm trying to decide on a DJ or a band, any recs would be appreciated!
We did the bonfire and hired the dj.. he was great! he played most of the songs on my request list and thre in a few more great choices
5) Did you op for an open bar at your reception?
The bonfire included the open bar, however the dinner did not. Every restaurant has a bar in it and the waiters got the drinks per the guests requests and guests got up and got their own if need be
6) DO you think it's okay to have the guest go to the lobby bar for the cocktail hour? Anyone know how many people the Grand lobby bar can accommodate?
Not sure about the Grand exactly but from what I hear they are all set up the same. The lobby bar is a long walk from the beach. If you have guests that have walking issues that might be an issues.. We did the cocktail hour on the beach right next to the ceremony which included the champagne punch and water in the package and appetizers we ordered.. they were all satsfied.
Thank you!!! Yed Im working on my review now but just for you.. The wedding was on the beach the cocktail reception was right next to the ceremony location.. Dinner was inside at the Calabash and the bonfire was being set-up during dinner since it was a surprise.. Guests knew there would be dancing but had no clue what was in store and were pleasantly surprised.. the bonfire was next to the Sunset Pool and Bar which was a short walk from the Calabash restaurant. No dancefloor... we really were excited about capturing the beach effect so dancing in the sand was AWESOME!!!