I'm having my reception on the beach as well. I am buying some paper lanterns to take down. The only problem is since it's on the beach I don't think I have anything to string them to. I was thinking of just putting lights in there and placing them around on the sand. The resort charges soo much for lighting
I remember hearing a previous bride say that they won't let you have a dark reception on the beach, and will actually bring down lighting without charge. I'm going to try that route by not ordering the lighting and see what happens. For the lanterns, I had the same question about where to hang them. I like your idea do putting them in the sand! I would also like some of the stand alone vertical white fabric. I don't know what they call it, but I've seen them at other resorts on the beach and it's beautiful!
Thanks for the dress ideas! We wanted to have our reception on the pool deck, but we don't have enough guests to reserve it. All of the photos from receptions there are gorgeous! I did not like the pool terrace because to me it would feel like people would be walking through the reception. On the beach I think it would be a little more private.
My dress is from Blue by Enzoani and is very light feeling even though it doesn't look like it would be. When I went dress shopping I told them I only wanted to try on light dresses. Marisa dresses are also very light. There were some Maggie sottero dresses that I liked, but I was told they were heavy so I didn't try those on.
I've actually changed my ceremony to the beach and the reception to the pool deck. I liked a lot of the pictures I saw of receptions on the pool deck. I hired Ivan Luckie as our photographer because I loved his photos and found that the additional packages from Adventure were actually pretty pricey. We are having a pretty big group . . probably about 75 people. I'm trying to figure out what I can bring down for decorations too. And I may end up doing a single stem flower for my bridesmaids .. I only have 3, but the bouquets are so expensive!! Glad people are starting to chat again on this board. I love hearing everyone's ideas!!Oh right forgot to say. . we are going to El Dorado Maroma for our honeymoon after the wedding. It's also in the Maya Riviera. Our wedding was originally at the Dreams Cancun and not in the riviera so we thought we would be moving to a bit of a different location and now our 2nd hotel isn't far from the Riviera Cancun, but the El Dorado looks awesome. The food is supposed to be great, and it's a smaller boutique resort with less than 100 rooms, adult only. We also have this mini infinite pool on our balcony which seems pretty cool.
I've heard good things about the El Dorado! We go to Mexico (riviera maya area) every year so have seen or talked to many people who have stayed at many different resorts.
It's all very exciting!