Originally Posted by kerrimaxwell
Thank You SO much Lori, Savannah, and Ashley! I contacted my travel agent today to get a handle on the having no planner thing! I know they are bad about responding...but I really think we might be lost in no mans land! LOL! Since our planner left, I'm just not sure we have been taken over. I am happy to have those other two emails and will try one of them directly and hopefully that will work!
I DO have a confirmation letter that our reception with the Ultimate Package is at Seaside Grill... so I will assume it is shut down.
I also want to have a buffet... I didn't think I had enough people but hopefully that is something I can request if I ever get a hold of them! We HATE everything on our offered Gold menu.
I am wondering... where did everyone else use their Mariachi Trio? I liked the idea of them for the ceremony mainly because I don't want to miss them at the Cocktail Hour. It looks like we will be "forced" to have the cocktail hour since with our small group we can't exchange it for much. it does seem like the perfect place and amount of time for the trio is the cocktail hour.. though I have sen people say they used them for ceremony and loved it.
Did anyone use Mariachi for ceremony, sound system for cocktail hour, DJ for reception? Can you get away with no music at all for the cocktail hour since I assume there is a lot going on around you?
Ashley... do you feel the dance floor is a necessity in the Seasde Grill? We had no intention of getting it... I just have read SO many positive reviews about it that is making me wonder if we should go for it. It's a lot of money right?
Thanks again SO much girls... you've helped me take it down a few notches!
If you have the confirmation letter saying you're in the seaside grill for your reception, the I would also assume that it would be shut down. There's just no way to have a reception in there with other people.
They originally told us 40 people was minimum for the buffet but I told Lorena that we didn't like any of the plated dinners and she said she could do minimum of 20 people. We had the Mexican buffet and it was excellent!!
We had the mariachi band playing during our "fake" cocktail hour by the beach bar. It was so cool and everyone loved them! It was also nice because we got to take pictures with them too!
I loved having the dance floor. I think it totally changes how pictures look and just makes everything look WOW!!! haha