Originally Posted by Chelsey & Travis
Hi ladies! I have some questions/need advice. I'm hoping someone can help!!!
- Our ceremony is at 11am. Our reception will be laid-back, and we are just hoping to have dinner/lunch in one of the restaurants (we have around 30-35 guests). From what I hear, the only restaurants open for lunch are Oceana and Seaside. Is this right? And I hear that they get very crowded around lunchtime. With that being said, I'm having a hard time figuring out what would be best. Should we have a late lunch following the ceremony and pictures? Or should we wait and have our reception at night? My concern with doing the later is that it will be inconvenient for guests (ie: they have to come back for dinner), and that we will have to change back into our wedding attire after a day in the sun, etc. Any thoughts?
- I've heard that the hotel hands out daily itineraries to each room. Is this correct? We were going to provide our own itineraries in the OOT bags, but I'm wondering if that's necessary?
- How is everyone getting OOT bags to guests? I think I read that they will deliver for $1 each. Does anyone know if they do this? Or can they hand them out to guests at check-in? Does anyone know?
Thanks in advance for your help! You guys are the best!
The World Cafe is also open for lunch, and is not usually very crowded. You might be able to speak to a manager and see if they can seat you together. Or, have someone head there directly after the ceremony to save tables. Are your guests staying elsewhere? If you're getting them day passes anyway, you might just have them stay for dinner - maybe you could use the extra room for your hubby for them to freshen up in...
Yes, the hotel does daily iteneraries for all the resort events, but many brides do an itenerary for the wedding day events. I set up a time before we left to meet all my guests in the lobby bar to give OOT bags and iteneraries, but all my guests stayed at DRC. I had one guest who didn't make it on time, so I left their bags at the check in counter, and they received it, no problem. Hope that helps!
Sorry for my many posts. I haven't been on in awhile and answered as I read them...