| Originally Posted by BrittneyD |
We are getting married at 4:00 and are having the steel drum band. I think we are going to go to the beach party instead of a rehearsal dinner, mostly because there is not a space to seat all of our guests. We are thinking about doing a private cocktail party, but that may make everything too rushed. We are bringing our own photographer from home. This was the most expensive, but best decision I have made yet. We are doing a trash the dress shoot the day after the wedding. This is the only decision I have made that has caused some family controversy. Oh well. We are also considering planning an optional outing to Dunns River Falls. I don't want to have too many planned events, because I want everyone to enjoy a vacation. I do want to make sure that we make this a fun experience for everyone though. We are making out of town bags. Some ideas we have come up with are koozies, cups, T-shirts, postcards, photo album, pool bags, and water proof disposable. We are also making wine charms for the reception dinner. Well, that is enough now. Brittney
We also got the steel drum band. Do you know if they play afterwards while you're getting pictures taken?
Did any of you get cocktails/hors d'oeuvres for after the ceremony? I sorta want the guests to have something to drink while they're on the beach getting pictures, but don't know how much this would cost.
I think I'm one of the few who is keeping the photographer from RIU. I do love pictures, it just isn't one of the most important things for me, so I'm willing to take my chances with them.
I'm doing a lot of the same things for the OOT bags: koozies, cups, cards/dice, maybe postcards, snacks, cameras, etc...not totally sure yet.
I'm not planning too much either, maybe just an informal night at the bar to welcome everyone. I figure it's their vacation too, so I don't want to fill up too much of their time. Also, it would be a huge pain to try to organize 80+ people!