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#1 Marie

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    Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:37 AM

    So sorry if I'm repeating threads here....but I done some searching and couldn't really find what I was looking for........

    Im debating over what to do after dinner, our dinner is at Mamme Bay at 6:30-originally we were going to have a reception follwoing dinner, and have a dj etc....but now Im having second thoughts. Theres 30 in our group-Im wondering if perhaps we should just head to a bar or go to the disco.......I dont want to bore my guests either......and really, there's nothing traditional about this wedding--so Im leaning towards canceling the reception.......

    any ideas? How do the past brides feel? Was the reception a must? Was it important to you?

    Im wondering if maybe we can set up some tables in the disco for our group when it opens.........funny--because all this stuff was so important to me back a year ago when I started planning....but now everything is adding up, and Im very overwhelmed.........

    #2 jennifer24

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      Posted 05 October 2009 - 11:46 AM

      Hi There,

      We had our dinner at Mammee Bay at 6:30 and then at 9:30 we rented the disco for a private party. It's $200 for 2 hours. The DJ is included as well as a bartender. We had a blast. We did the traditional first dances and then everyone partied. I would recommend this option for sure.


      #3 IrishgirlinNY

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        Posted 05 October 2009 - 12:39 PM


        I actually am 99% sure we are having our wedding at the Riu Ocho Rios in May 2011. I just emailed Chandlyn last week. I want to rent out the disco after dinner. The price went up a little, $250 for 2 hours including dj and open bar. She also said it can go up for next year. I think the idea is great. Let me know what you end up deciding.


        #4 JUSTUSTWO


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          Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:46 PM

          We had a group of about 35 & had dinner at Mammee Bay at 6:30 & then had our reception at the disco from 9pm-11pm. Everyone had a great time at the disco & I don't think anyone was bored. We did the first dance & had speeches/toasts there as well.
          While we enjoyed having it privately, the party really did get much better once the disco opened up to the public. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't change a thing.

          In terms of tables being set up in there, I'm not sure if you'd be able to do that. There really isn't room for any tables. The bar takes up a bit of space and then there are barstools along the bar & along the outside walls of the disco, then there's the dance floor & the DJ's booth. You could talk to Chandlyn about tables but again, the space might be too tight.

          Definitely take some time & browse through some past ROR threads. There are tons that discuss the DJ & other reception options such as the poolside reception & using Seagrape.

          #5 chicklet

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            Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:32 PM

            I was actually glad we did not have anything planned for after dinner. Our dinner ended up lasting till around 9:30pm as we had a big group and took wait staff a bit to get all our meals (32 of us). We did our cake cutting with pictures too which took a little bit.
            We just had some drinks at the bar, watched a bit of the show and went to the disco when it opened at 11 - still had a blast. Wouldn't change a thing.

            #6 AnnaC

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              Posted 16 October 2009 - 09:07 PM

              It really comes down to whether or not things like the first dance, the father daughter dance etc. is important to you. If so, book the disco. If not, just do the Mammee Bay reception, do all your toasts at the table, head to a bar for drinks and catch the show and whoever wants to continue to party can go to the disco when it opens.

              Our dinner also went to about 9:30 and we had 26 people

              #7 ShelbyFL

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                Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:35 PM

                Just got back from ROR last week... we got married 10/10/09. Married at 4pm. Dinner at Mammee Bay at 6:30. We had 19 total. I WISH we had booked the disco from 9-11pm. The beach party started right below Mammee Bay when we were cutting the cake & it was distracting. We tried to do our toasts at the table & we couldn't really hear everyone over the beach party. Our dinner ebded around 9pm. After dinner our guests had no direction, we told everyone to meet at the "Beach Party", but some disappeared and others said they were there but we never saw them (too crowded). I think if we had somewhere for them to go and did the cake, toasts, etc then it would have been better. The disco was already booked, so it wasn't an option for us, but if you get the chance, I recommend it. Our wedding & dinner was still wonderful, these were things we couldn't have known until we went through it. We were still very happy with how everything went! :) Good luck!!

                #8 sportsdog2

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                  Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:35 PM

                  We're having about 29 guests and decided not to book the disco. We will do our toasts, etc. during dinner and hang out at one of the bars. We have some older folks attending and most will not want to do the disco, so, it would be a waste of money for us.

                  #9 isaidyes

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                    Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:22 AM

                    I was really having a hard time making a decision about this too. But after all these comments i think we will try for the disco as well.


                    #10 chicklet

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                      Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:52 PM

                      Originally Posted by isaidyes
                      I was really having a hard time making a decision about this too. But after all these comments i think we will try for the disco as well.

                      If you want the disco, it would be a wise idea to book it in advance....like now. There is up to 4 weddings per day and you want to make sure you get what you want. Just a piece of advice :)

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