| Originally Posted by sunandrun |
Thanks you so much for your excellent review. You covered absolutely everything!! Your pictures are beautiful too. I do have a couple of questions if you don't mind?
1. Is the steakhouse air conditioned? Was everyone able to order off of the menu? Did they cover your table with special linens?
2. Did you do anything with your group after the wedding? How about a cocktail hour?
I am trying to keep my costs down. I was thinking I could do the dinner like you did and then do a cocktail hour by the pool with a dj. That would save me the $800 or more for the reception. Any suggestions. Thanks
Oh, 1 more thing. Did you have a meeting spot for your group to meet during the day and in the evening? I was thinking about rotating between the 2 lobby bars in the evening and by the pool bar on the del mar side during the day. Do you know the name of that bar?
The Steakhouse, El Puerto, is NOT air conditioned as it is an open-air a la carte. They did cover the tables with some white linens and the put my additional ceremony site floral decorations on the tables as center-pieces for the dinner. I felt that this was done well enough for my liking.
I didn't have a cocktail hour or anything special after the ceremony (if you mean while we were taking pics at the beach), most of my family came down to the beach to watch, which was fine with me...I basically left them to their own devices. After the reception dinner, we met in the Paraiso Beach lobby for a few drinks.
During the day, we usually just met by the pool wherever the first group of us were able to get a bunch of loungers. In the evening, we usually headed to the Paraiso Beach lobby for drinks or a game of cards.
I hope this information helps you!