Originally Posted by cbsallee
We just booked our DW with Las Calitas and I'm very excited but also realize I have so many questions! I can't believe I did this without actually visiting the site ... I have a couple worries (being that I made an impulse decision after seeing the pics but it usually takes me forever to make big decisions like this) - hoping past Las Calitas brides can answer.
The bathrooms - Are these clean? I have read some reviews saying they were only lit by candle light, was this ever a problem?
The boat - Did any guests get sea sick?
Shoes - Did you wear shoes or flip flops or go barefoot?
Thanks in advance for your advice!
Our wedding isn't until this November, but we did our site visit last November, so I think I can help a bit. The bathrooms are very clean. One thing to mention is that you are not allowed to flush tp. There is a waste basket beside the toilet for disposal. Sooo dimmer light is probably better for this reason, LOL.
I have extreme motion sickness. I took Dramamine before I boarded the boat and was totally fine. It was rough at times, so I would suggest this to guests who have a history of sea sickness. We are including Dramamine in our welcome bags with a note telling guests to take it before the boat ride. Sitting on the upper level and looking forward at the horizon always helps me, too. The crew has some Dramamine available onboard, but by the time you take it on the boat, it will be too late. If you do provide it, make sure to get non-drowsy formula, so guests aren't sleepy at the wedding. I've read that the boat ride back is much smoother and by that time, most people are too drunk or having too much fun to notice.
I plan on going barefoot for the ceremony, but bringing sandals to change into for dinner and dancing. I don't know if I would wear flip flops and risk kicking up sand while walking. I would recommend sandals with a strap or none at all. The dance floor looks like it is covered in Astroturf, so if this would bother you while dancing, sandals would be the way to go.
Hope this helps! Happy planning!