Originally Posted by BettyT
I want to change my reception from the pool terrace to the beach as well! I haven't heard back from Lorena for over a week now and I don't know if I can change it at this point since my wedding is less than a month away. Were there other receptions on the beach at the same time as yours? We don't plan to get a dance floor - do you think I will need to get extra lighting? Was it cold on the beach in the evening?
Yes there were 3 receptions the night of our wedding - we were on the North beach, there was one on the pool deck (which borders on the beach), and another on the South beach. The receptions didn't interfere with each other at all, and we didn't hear or notice anything going on at the other receptions. You will likely still be able to change your reception location (as long as one of the beach locations is still available). We changed ours very last minute, I think it was just the week before our wedding. It wasn't cold on the beach at all - I don't think anyone wore a sweater at night the whole week we were there, and definitely not on the wedding night. And it was windy, but there was no blowing sand so that wasn't a problem (I was worried for eating etc). We were really happy with the beach - it had a very unique and special feel. Everyone kept remarking that it felt like a once in a lifetime sort of event, and "when would you ever do something like this again", sort of thing. For lighting they set up all kinds of vintage-style lamp posts at no extra charge. I'll attach a picture. I'm not sure if they'd use even more light if you didn't have the dance floor, but I think they would make sure you had enough light for your reception. It just wouldn't be the same fancy lanterns/tikis/etc that they charge for. We came to realize that they weren't going to leave us all there in the dark, so they would have to set something up, haha. Actually, a lot of our guests commented on the lamp posts that they used, that were included at no extra charge, and how nice they looked.
Here's our flower girls dancing before the dance even started... they all LOVED the light-up dance floor. The lamp posts they used at our reception are in the background.