I am going to have a 1 hour private cocktail reception after the ceremony. I am not sure where exactly we're going to have the ceremony; I love the beach, but the gazebos offer more shade. I probably won't decide until I get there. I think we're going to have the cocktail reception along the boardwalk, right by the beach. Good luck with your planning! Let me know if you have any questions- I've been researching this stuff for months now!
Hi LaurenMarie! Our weddings are only an hour apart--mine's at noon--how funny! I am very far behind on my planning and actually spoke with Monica for the first time yesterday to get a better understanding of what's possible. We are planning to do a dinner reception in the evening, which Monica said was possible. But I'm also hoping (I think anyway) on having the 30 minute cocktail reception immediately after so it's not just a quick 20 minute wedding ceremony then everyone has to wait until the evening to formally get back together. Are you doing a reception? Have you decided where your ceremony will be? I can't decide between a beach location (which I've read isn't very private) or one of the gazebos, which seems like will work better with the BB package.