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Great review, thanks!

 

I am also having a 4pm gazebo reception and have been going back and forth on what time i should do the cocktail reception. You mentioned confusion- do you think I should have cocktails right after the ceremony?

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Lisa,

For the confusion, we had the cermeony at the gazebo, cocktail hour in the garden space behind the gazebo. So when the wedding was over since everything was already set up, people assumed that the cocktail hour would begin (even though I had an agenda that explained there would be a break). So people stood around wondering what was happening. They then went to go get drinks at a bar, but those who were staying at the gran porto or other hotels were not supposed to be at the bar, so there were issues then and the staff said we had to pay something like $200 for some drinks, which was crazy! We fought this b/c the gran porto guests had upgraded their room, so they had rights to the royal. Anyways it just created some unneccessary frustration and issues that would not have happened if we had just gone straight into cocktail hour. Either way, it will be fine, but just a little annoying.

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Lisa,
For the confusion, we had the cermeony at the gazebo, cocktail hour in the garden space behind the gazebo. So when the wedding was over since everything was already set up, people assumed that the cocktail hour would begin (even though I had an agenda that explained there would be a break). So people stood around wondering what was happening. They then went to go get drinks at a bar, but those who were staying at the gran porto or other hotels were not supposed to be at the bar, so there were issues then and the staff said we had to pay something like $200 for some drinks, which was crazy! We fought this b/c the gran porto guests had upgraded their room, so they had rights to the royal. Anyways it just created some unneccessary frustration and issues that would not have happened if we had just gone straight into cocktail hour. Either way, it will be fine, but just a little annoying.
That is kinda annoying (that they had issues with the guests at the bar). Glad it worked out. That's what I worry about with the Royal dealing with non-royal/Gran guests. But thanks so much for sharing! Love the photos, and congratulations!

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Lisa,
For the confusion, we had the cermeony at the gazebo, cocktail hour in the garden space behind the gazebo. So when the wedding was over since everything was already set up, people assumed that the cocktail hour would begin (even though I had an agenda that explained there would be a break). So people stood around wondering what was happening. They then went to go get drinks at a bar, but those who were staying at the gran porto or other hotels were not supposed to be at the bar, so there were issues then and the staff said we had to pay something like $200 for some drinks, which was crazy! We fought this b/c the gran porto guests had upgraded their room, so they had rights to the royal. Anyways it just created some unneccessary frustration and issues that would not have happened if we had just gone straight into cocktail hour. Either way, it will be fine, but just a little annoying.

Ahhhh thanks, gotcha. I have been debating the start time, and after reading this, FI and I decided to go directly into the cocktail hour- thanks for the input!

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Your pictures are GORGEOUS!! Congrats on a beautiful wedding. Mine is in 3 months and I'm getting nervous about all of the little details. I just have a couple questions.

 

#1 - You said that the guests had rights to the Royal because they upgraded their room at The Gran Porto - what exactly does that mean? Our guests have a Jr. Suite Ocean view - is this considered an upgrade?

 

I'm nervous because I'm staying at The Gran with my daughter but my wedding is at The Royal, so I'm scared that I may have issues getting over there and I'm the bride!!

 

#2 - You said you paid to extend the reception 1 hour, do you mind telling me what that costs? We're interested in doing that as well.

 

Thanks for all your help! I can't wait to come back and help future Royal brides too :)

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Your pictures are GORGEOUS!! Congrats on a beautiful wedding. Mine is in 3 months and I'm getting nervous about all of the little details. I just have a couple questions.

#1 - You said that the guests had rights to the Royal because they upgraded their room at The Gran Porto - what exactly does that mean? Our guests have a Jr. Suite Ocean view - is this considered an upgrade?

I'm nervous because I'm staying at The Gran with my daughter but my wedding is at The Royal, so I'm scared that I may have issues getting over there and I'm the bride!!

#2 - You said you paid to extend the reception 1 hour, do you mind telling me what that costs? We're interested in doing that as well.

Thanks for all your help! I can't wait to come back and help future Royal brides too :)
Lexibride, is your fiance staying at the Royal? We were told that we had to stay at The Royal in order to have a wedding at there.

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