How long was your reception? I am getting married in November, so I am going to have to do things earlier because the sun sets earlier. My ceremony is booked for 3 PM so that we can get pictures in the daylight afterwards. I've read that the ceremony is about 30 minutes and Ana said the sun sets around 5:30 in November. I dont want my reception to be only from 5-8 PM, that's so early! So I am still on the fence with what I am going to do.
I also have Anel booked and I am super excited to have her. I booked the all day w/ the TTD session but now I'm not so sure I will feel like doing that lol. I am so happy to hear they let you upgrade your cake! I don't think we will have over 25-30 people, but I still want a wedding cake, not just a 1 layer, so thanks for adding that!
Also, How many people did you have at your wedding?
Thanks again for all your advice it is SO helpful!!
Originally Posted by futureMrs.S 2011
Im happy to help any possible way I can. The day from start to finish was long but my reception part went quickly. Before we knew it, there was an hour left. Everyone was having so much fun that the time was flying. Still, I think the length of everything was perfect..By the time we got back to our room, we were pooped!!!! lol.
Thank you about the pictures!!! We had a blast!! So I got the ultimate package and just upgraded the cake which for us was an extra $80. They added a layer to it because I wanted it to look more like a wedding cake rather than one layer...just my preference. I brought down the ribbons and lettering for the cake and had them put it on for me (no extra cost).
Other additions I had were.....sound technician for ceremony $180 (sooooo worth it!!) full day photography with Anel $999 (sooooooo worth it again!!!) I wanted a DJ so that was an extra $300 per hour. We also had to pay for 3 add'l guests because it was over the 20 person in the package. Oh, and an additional boutinere which cost me $20. I decided NOT to buy flowers for the girls to save money there I bought down parasols which they LOVED. (i think they were charging like $90 a bouquet for them) The parasols cost me like $5 each.....score!!! Also, the ceremonial flowers that were part of the package I had them bring to the reception and use for one of my centerpieces to save money there too. As for the chair sashes...I used weddinglinensdirect.com (They take up zero space in your luggage and beats paying $5 a sash throught the resort). hmmmm, i think that's it..
PS....I forgot to mention the SPA treatments we had with the ultimate package- WE LOVED IT!!!! We both had a couples swedish massage the day before to stay relaxed and OMG...the spa is so nice. I would definitely recommend a treatment there...or two...or three.....hahahahaa. My husband and I made another stop there before we left. lol
Hope this helps!