Help....Any brides here has actually been to the resort or Caribbean?
I am debating whether to have the reception at the beach or indoor ballroom...and it has been a big battle in my head!
I loooove the image of a beach wedding...dancing, tiki torches, moonlit surrounding...the whole Caribbean feel. But I know it might not be as pretty as I think. Not sure if the guests would like the sand everywhere, and the wind might be strong, the weather might be bad, mosquitoes..etc. We don't really appreciate a lot of strangers standing around watching either.
Ballroom is a little more formal and classy. More private too, along with AC that I am sure everyone would appreciate under such warm weather. But it lacks the whole "tropical, beach and ocean" feel that only nature has to offer. Good thing about indoor venue is we get to have the party going for longer and there are less variations that I need to worry about.
Did all these when through your head when you were trying to decide? What venues are you guys going for and why?
I am doing mine on the seaside grill deck. It's a good mix of both as it incorpoarates the beachy feel but is a bit more formal than the beach itself