Yaker33, glad to know I am not the only one with that problem...haha! We actually decided to book lunch at one of the buffet restaurants for our group following our ceremony. Then, we will ask everyone to go get in their bathing suits and be ready to enjoy a day of fun in the sun. We will have about 30 people in our wedding, so I felt like that would be too many people to try and do a group activity together. My fiance actually proposed to me on the beach in the Bahamas and had bought me a white swimsuit to wear that day. So, I am saving that suit until our wedding day.
We are also doing a beach BBQ that night with our guests, but I believe ours is private....at least she hasn't mentioned otherwise....I should probably look into that! haha! We are renting the resorts sounds system and microphone for 4 hours, so we will be having a reception on the beach that evening from 6 to 10. We will do all toasts, speeches, and cake cutting that night.
BeachBridein11, I have not visited that site, so that is great advice! Thank you! I can't wait to hear what you think after your big day...which is just around the corner!! yay!!!
What are you ladies doing for ceremony music? I really like the idea of the steel drums, but it seems so pricey for a ceremony that will not last longer than 20 minutes.
Also, who are you using for photography?
Thanks, ladies! Congrats to you both!