Thanks for the information! (I got your PM too)
The private cocktail party idea sounds really nice! I would consider doing just that and not renting out the whole place. I'll have to see once people start booking their trip how many guests we'll actually have. If we end up with only 15-20 people coming I guess it'd be kinda weird and too empty if we rented out the whole restaurant. I just want to be able to decorate and make it look more elegant, and i agree i also don't want other resort guests all around us in their swim suits and flip flops gawking at us.
That's awesome you can rent the DJ for the cocktail party too, the terrace looks nice and the original thing that drew me to Uncle Tony's was that it's open air so having the party out there would be perfect. So basically you'd eat dinner inside the restaurant with other random guests around and then move out to the terrace to party? Okay this sounds more and more awesome the more I think about it haha. I'll probably tell her we're having about 40 guest though just incase we want to rent out the whole place.
My wedding isn't until January 18,2012 (tentatively, i'm waiting to hear back from her, i sent my request in on monday) but i'm so excited for the wedding and obsessed with planning and organizing so i've been looking at a lot of my different options already and trying to figure out a basic plan.
Are you getting a different reception dress to change into? I feel like if i were walking around a restaurant in a wedding dress people would gawk at me and that would annoy me haha.