I am having my ceremony at 4pm, cocktail hour from 5-6, dinner/reception 6pm-1030pm. At first I was worried about the reception being cut-off at 1030pm, but then you start thinking about everything. It's going to be a long day for everyone leading up to the ceremony. So, really 1030pm isnt bad from wrapping up the ceremony. Plus it's an all inclusive resort. It's not like the party has to end. It gives those that want to turn in the option to leave and those that want to continue can go to one of the hotel bars. The only little bummer is then the DJ is done, but I'm not worried.
Send me your email address. I can send you some info I have that might help. Including some pictures.
I do have a question for someone who has had a reception at the hotel. At what point during the wedding day were you able to decorate for the reception? Did you do it yourself or did the coordinator do it?
Yes, 7 nights booked= 7 room nights. There are different room night levels that offer certain free functions. With the peolpe attending my wedding I maxed out the 75 room nights and ended up somewhere over a hundred. So, my rehearsal dinner, reception dinner, and farwell brunch are free. I think you get two hours of cocktail time as well to put in somewhere. I would think you have to go through the hotel or travel agent to build these up. I've done all my stuff via travel agent. She talks to the Palace resort wedding contact, gets my questions answered, books all my people. Very organized. I suggest going through a travel agent to do this. I dont think it would have turned out as well if I hadnt? I am using her now so she has everything fresh in her memory. Her name is Cynthia and her email is Cparks@travelwizard.com
Less than a week and I'll be in Mexico, less than a month and we'll be getting married!!!