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#1 Penndant

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    Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:20 AM

    Sorry if I'm posting this to the wrong board (blame it on being a newbie!), but I'm getting married very soon (April 25th!) at the Wyndham Nassau Resort and I need help! I'm still trying to figure out an overall gameplan for the big event. Having never actually been to a destination wedding (or to my destination for that matter!), I'm feeling pretty out of my element. I'm working with the resort's wedding planner, who, although she'll answer direct questions when asked, isn't really very proactive in offering ideas or making suggestions for the event.

    We're going to have about 30 guests, with staggered arrivals. Right now the plan is to have a bunch of tables reserved for dinner at the resort's buffet restaurant on the Friday night, when everyone will have arrived. The wedding ceremony is scheduled for 3 on Saturday, followed immediately by an hour/hour-and-a-half long cocktail reception with an open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres. We're going to have a DJ there, so we can have our first dance, father/daughter dance and mother/son dance, and I'm guessing a couple of speeches (maybe our cake-cutting too?). Then everyone will split up for a couple of hours and will get back together at the resort's a la carte restaurant, where we'll have a section reserved for us for dinner around 7:30.

    So, I know it's a kind of a vague question, but...does this sound feasible? Enjoyable? Logical? Any feedback would be much appreciated!!!

    #2 sunsetbride1

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      Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:34 PM

      Welcome!!!

      And I think that all sounds great. Will you be doing pictures during the time when everyone 'splits'?

      #3 Penndant

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        Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:17 PM

        Thanks so much for the postive reinforcement!!

        Yikes! I hadn't really thought about the timing of the pictures! But I think I'd rather do them before the cocktails, since I have a feeling that between the heat and humidity, my makeup and hair will become less and less photogenic as the day goes on... :)

        I have no idea how long it'll take (although my FI absolutely hates posing for pictures so he'll probably try to cut it short!), but maybe we can do them right after the ceremony, and we can let our guests get a head start on the cocktails...?

        #4 sunsetbride1

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          Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:08 PM

          You can absolutely do them after the ceremony while your guests get a start on the cocktail hour.

          Personally, FI and I will take pictures before the ceremony bc we want to hang out with our guests during the cocktail hour. Our photog is helping us find a private place where I can walk up to him so we can be alone and he can capture the moment when he sees me in my dress.




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