Our DJ is providing our lighting for both the wedding reception and welcome party.
We decided to go with the lighted dance floor from DJ Ivan (we'll keep it all white during dinner) and he also comes with lighting. There are streetlight-type lanterns around the terrace that put off nice light too.
For the welcome party we decided that it would be easy to use Ivan again. He is providing speakers for an iPod hookup and will bring lighting also. He is charging $300 for the speakers and $200 for the lighting (4 large lights). He met with us during our site visit so we could talk about what we needed.
I'd LOVE to know any of your plans for the welcome party. I've found that this has been harder to plan than the wedding reception because there's no 'formula' so-to-speak! What are you doing for food and the set-up? I've looked into renting lounge furniture and a bonfire for ppl to hang out and make smores...and maybe just use the resort's round tables for a BBQ dinner.
Also, does anyone know how the cocktail hour works? Passed appetizers or stations? Bar or cocktail service??