Yes, I will post a review and a planning thread, but I need a few days to get back into the swing of things at home.
Steakhouse reception was good. There were barely any other people, especially because we were there right at the beginning of dinner time, people arrived later. Honestly, I didn't even notice anyone else. The only thing is, you can't do speeches or dancing or anything. But it's so much more cost-effective to rent the disco instead ($800 restaurant, plus open bar and DJ, versus $350 disco, which includes open bar and DJ). Service was wonderful, throughout the resort in general. Silvia also moved the arch centerpiece behind our table at dinner, and our arrangement from the signing table became the head table centerpiece. You don't need a lot of decorations IMO. All we had were the 4 orchid cylinder centerpieces, which everyone loved. It wasn't too hot, though my legs got hot under my dress. But for normal people NOT wearing 8 layers of polyester, it was fine. Not sure about the weather in April.
I really liked that we rented out the disco. Silvia actually had the little golf carts take us right from the Steakhouse to the disco, so it was quick and we didn't loose people in the migration We didn't do any decorating or anything at the disco, it's really not needed. The DJ was allright. I took my iPod touch with the songs for the first dance and father dance, I even told him when to fade out the song, and everything was seamless. I also gave him a few songs to play later on (foreign language). He pretty much played the kind of stuff we asked, and he also did our intros for the dances and speeches. Then we danced and kept going when the club opened to the public. I liked that we didn't have to stop at 10:30 and then move over, as we would've had to do if we had a restaurant reception.
The flowers were all very nice, except my bouquet. Some of the flowers looked wilted for some reason, the lilies weren't open enough (barely showed the colour), and flowers kept falling out. Otherwise, all the other flowers and centerpieces were perfect.
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Originally Posted by Jamaica2012
OMG! Starrysim everything looked amazing!!!!
Ok: you said we can ask questions, so here I go! :-)
I am wanting a semi-private reception at the Steakhouse as well. What did you think of it? How was the service? Did people seem to like it? Its outside, right? Was it really hot?
I am also wanting to rent out the disco for the dance part. What did you think of it? Your 1st dance looked so beautiful! How was your DJ?
What did you think of the flowers and everything you got from Tai Flora?
Hope you had an amazing time and look forward to more pictures and maybe even a review.....? :-)
Congratulations and best wishes!