I'll try answering what I can and hopefully you'll find it helpful.
I got married at 4pm this past January and found we were a little tight on time for after ceremony photos. I would highly recommend switching your time to 3pm so that you won't feel so rushed losing light with the setting sun.
There isn't a whole lot of difference if you get married in the gazebo vs getting married on the beach. The best way I can describe the wedding area is a T-shape with the gazebo being right in the middle where the two lines intersect. If you choose to get married on the beach they just move you over to the top far right side of the "T". I prefered the gazebo because it provided a little bit of shade from the sun so we weren't squinting in pictures of the ceremony.
Yes, the gazebo for the night reception disco is the same gazebo you'd get married in.
I used Tai Flora for my flowers so I can't comment on any other florists, though I have read that some other brides have used Jan's Floral
I'm getting married at this hotel in December this year. We cannot wait !!!
I was hoping for a bit of info from you all. I've read nearly all the posts on here, and I'm still a bit unsure about things, if that is at all possible as there is a LOT of helpful info on here, much more than I have received from the Hotel itself.
We still haven't chose a wedding package, and was hoping for your expert advice. The one that stands out the most in the 'unforgettable' package at 850 USD. Are the marriage/minister fees included in the wedding package prices does anyone know ??
The gazebo looks gorgeous, as does the beach ceremony, so we are also undecided on where to hold ceremony. We get married at 4pm on 20th December, so were a bit unsure about what the weather would be like, and were waiting for a rough idea before we choose our venue for the ceremony. Do you think 4pm is a good time?? Was a bit tempted to see if we can change it to 3pm.
Would anybody recommend hiring the Pisces for reception dinner ?? Originally we just wanted a beach BBQ/Party, the hotel have said they can accommodate this, but I don't seem to be getting anywhere with it.
Since reading on here I am tempted to ask about the Gazebo now, as it seems like a really sweet idea for the night reception disco. Am i right in thinking it is the same gazebo as you marry in ??
Can anyone recommend any florists other than Tia. I'm sure I seen someone mention on here flowers by Jan, but I can't seem to find that post again or anymore info on it.
Also, can anyone suggest any good photographers local to the hotel at reasonable rates ??
And maybe a daft question, but how ugly exactly are the chairs for the wedding ceremony ?? Do they really need the chair cover ?? I've seen in a few bridal photos (not for this hotel) that the chairs at the gazebo's and beach, were lovely wooden white folding A chairs, and they looked really pretty with a posy of flowers hung over the back support.
Sorry to jump from topic to topic, I have a million of questions, and my mind keeps wandering...
Has anyone got any good reviews for the steel drums ?? We like the idea of me walking down the aisle to one of our fave bits of music. The music from the film True Romance, its called the beach song, its by Hans Zimmer. it means so much to us both, it is my all time favourite film and it was the film my partner proposed to me through. Don't know if anyone has seen it, but there is a point in the movie, where she scribbles on a napkin 'you're so cool'. My partner edited that bit of the movie to read Lianne will you marry me ?? I loved it soooo much !!!!
Any info would be greatly appreciated. We are in touch with Chandlyn and Donnalee at the hotel, and even though the language is English, i feel like a lot of info that I need is not given, or given but not in a clear way, so I'm always left unsure to be honest.