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Jamaica0619

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I'm back from my wedding at RMB...using the new WCs. We also did the beach reception. Had an amazing time...with a couple of glitches (which all weddings have), but still an amazing time. I don't want to panic anyone.

 

I'll get my review posted asap. I came back from my wedding (arrived home last night) and had to immediately travel for work (I'm sitting in my hotel room in Tampa). So, I'll try to prepare it in Word while traveling and will get it copied into a post asap.

 

I also need to get my planning thread together...I'll do that soon as well. I know it is supposed to be posted before, but I didn't get a chance.

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Congrats and welcome back MRS....can't wait to hear your review...We are leaving in exactly 2 weeks and are also having a beach reception...glad everything went well!

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I don't know if I'll have my review up before you leave...but I'll try. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.

 

The beach reception...I can tell you...was the best decision we made and one we made very last minute.

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I'm so glad to hear that because we were going back and forth with the decision and we just decided last week that we def wanted the beach reception. How long was the reception? Did you have a DJ? Did you have any table decor or centerpieces? Do you happen to have any pics of the set up? Sorry for all the questions but not too many people on here have had the private reception. Thanks!

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I'll see if I can get a picture posted. I personally do not have any pictures, but I know friends took them. I'll send a message to my cousin to see if she can send me her pictures of the set-up.

 

I had the Caprice package, so I had flowers "groupings" or arrangements included that were used to decorate the cuppa. They took those off of the cuppa and placed them on the tables as centerpieces. So, it depends on your package and what options you select.

 

We technically had the location from 6:30pm to 9pm. However, I do not think all the guests (including us) left the area until 9:30 or 10pm. From 9 to 10 it was more so just talking and hanging out. They were cleaning up around us. We finally moved on when it was obvious we were now in thier way.

 

We did not have the DJ. We used my iPod with a speaker (which was plenty loud enough and the sound was good) that the WC provided. The only downside is the mix I prepared was not really for dancing...we didn't plan on the beach. So, we ended up just selecting songs off my iPod at random. I should have prepared a dance playlist, but I didn't think to. If I had done that...the iPod/speaker set-up would have worked great.

 

We just went with the basic buffet ($45/person). The food was really, really good. The guy who works the jerk hut cooked the chicken, beef and pork on the grill. And, it tasted wonderful. He even did beef on request for my guests who wanted their meat more rare. Also, they had items set up as a buffet.

 

One thing I personally would do different...have the champagne/toast at the reception. We used the champaign after the ceremony, and it was a little too chaotic for the toast (if you want one). We drank the champaign...well the guests did...at the ceremony. I was so hot after the ceremony, the champaign made me half nauseous. I just wanted water. I would have enjoyed the champaign more when it was a little cooler and less humid. Our best man did do a toast at the reception and everyone just used whatever they were drinking.

 

No problem about the questions...trust me I definitely understand.

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I am happy that you had a great time at your wedding. I can't wait for the pics. Thanks for the heads up about the champagne toast because I was teetering back and forth about whether or not to have it right after the ceremony or later at the reception. I think after we all cool down a bit it will probably be more enjoyable.

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Jamaica0619 thanks so much for the info...I might take you advice and do the toast at the reception since the BM and MOH are planning on doing speeches

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Here are some pictures of the beach reception

 

the first two are overview pictures - one closer and one futher away. It is really pretty at night as there are lights strung in the while tulle/cloth. But this will give you the idea. I took the chair sashes with me.

 

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These are pictures of the hot buffet set-up, cold buffet set-up and the bar. The picture of the bar includes the "head" waiter. He was really wonderful. He even danced with my mom and a couple of the other guests, adding to the fun...at least from our prespective. I know it is not everyone's cup of tea, but he helped liven up the party. There was only 23 of us.

 

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