Anyone still following this thread? My fiance and I are very close (hopefully within a week) to booking our wedding at either Sandals Negril or Beaches Negril. The reason we are debating between the two is because we will have some "singles" attending the wedding and possibly some younger children. My TA told me that the children would be allowed over at Sandals only for the private functions, which is fine. But I don't want anyone to feel out of place...
Anyways, the date we want is January 11, 2014. We are going to be inviting quite a few people (maybe 200?) because my fiance has a huge family. There are people we know won't go but feel we have to send an invitation to anyways. Hoping to keep total guest count around 50. Here is what I am thinking:
Private rehearsal dinner (should get this free due to # of rooms likely to be booked)
Ceremony on the beach or gazebo overlooking beach @ 4 p.m. (beautiful beginnings package is just fine - keeping things simple)
1 hour cocktail reception (should get this free due to # of rooms likely to be booked)
- Steel drum band for 1 hour?
2 hour private dinner reception (should be $45/person for the buffet if my TA is correct)
- iPod/speakers for music
Hit up the piano bar to party the night away!
*Out of town bags (personalized best of Bob Marley CD, personalized can coozies, etc.)
*Hair and makeup...might do on my own but I have read good reviews about their stylists and would like airbrush makeup if possible
Any tips? Anything I should add? Anything I shouldn't do?