Originally Posted by kimmysue
Hey girls! Thanks for the link to the pics, Erin.....absolutely beautiful!
I'm getting married at Jade on November 4, 2011.....50 booked just off our save the dates! GULP! We're getting married at the Pergola at 4pm, then having our cocktail reception (2 hours) at the Blue Beach Bar. Dinner after that....I'm not planning a formal reception w/ DJ, etc. I thought we would just all hit the dance club after dinner. We're not interested in doing the first dance, dollar dance, etc., like at traditional receptions, and were hoping for to transition our dinner to the club for dancing/drinks. Does this sound like a reasonable timeline for those that have been married there? Also, one bride told me the dance club isn't open every night.....does anyone know for sure? I'd hate to count on us going there to party if it's closed. Any insight on timeline, etc. would be helpful.
I had a phone conversation w/ Ana last week and it helped so much....communicating by email wasn't working for us. I'm bringing my own photographer and minister and by email she wasn't budging at all on me trading that for other services. Per our phone conversation, she's allowing us to trade it for any live music, more flowers or a DJ. We may go w/ the Caribbean trio for our cocktail reception.
The "dance club" aka Sports Bar, Scores, was open every night when we were there April 27 - May 4. We did the same thing, no traditional reception with first dance and all that, just dinner (with music playing from our ipod) and then went to the Lobby bar (my favorite) and the Sports Bar. Sounds like a good time line to me. I would just check the sunset to make sure you're getting enough light for pics and that it is not too hot during the ceremony.
I too found it easier to negotiate trades and prices on the phone or while at the resort.
Originally Posted by Kara80
I need help with my timeline of events. I'm getting married on June 21st. Sunset is suppose to be at 7:30ish.
What time shoud I start the ceremony? I was thinking 6:30, but my FI thinks that's to late. I'm worried if we start any sooner it's going to be HOT and the sun will be to bright for his eyes.
Our ceremony started at 5:30 and the sunset was at 7:10ish. We were...hmmm...what do you call it in English?..squinting (sp?) on many of our ceremony pics because we were facing the sun. If I could do it over I would have started 15 min or 30 min later. It was not too hot, but that was probably because we were lucky, the day before I was sweating at 5:00 but on our wedding day it wasn't as hot or windy, just perfect