Congratulations!!! I just thought id give my insight which is that 4pm is a little early... i think the pool closes around 6-630 and at 4pm if you do it at the gazeebo there will definetly be people watching it take place and might be in the backround of your pictures. i was there last june and i watched this take place & actually felt a little bad for the bride ( but it depends on how much privacy you want ). if you want more privacy I would do the ceremony on the beach because it tends to be a little less crowded. you have to figure tho by the time the ceremony and cocktail hour ends.. there wont be a lot of people left in the pool.
as far as the reception goes I would also start that around 6-630 as people then start to leave the pool.... if it starts anytime before that there will def. be people floating around in the backround.
im doing my cocktail hour on the beach also because its a little more private but i think they also use the outside of desires which is pretty private and the jacuzzi area.
Originally Posted by kkutnyak
I am so excited, I confirmed my date today! Dreams Riviera here I come!! April 24, 2013. WooHoo!!
Anyone know what time the pool closes? My Ceremony (gondola) is at 4pm, just trying to get an idea of how crowded it is. Also wondering because my reception will be on the pool deck, but I don't want a bunch of people swimming around behind us while we are eating (lol). I saw a picture of someone's reception while they were eating and there was this large man haning over the pool staring at the wedding party with a drink in his hand! Awkward...
Also, anyone have feedback on the best location for the cocktail hour? I would prefer it to be somewhat private as well.
I am so thankful to have found this BDW.com, you are all so helpful!!