I also skipped on Del Sol because of the budget and style issue.
My husband and I went to CocoBongo (AMAZING!!) But be prepared for the club scene (no seats!). You'll be standing and it will be quite crowded (are you bringing your photographers? It might be ... very difficult to get professional pictures at CocoBongo). It's like a super packed club. There is also a smoking area right by the entrance so if you are allergic or sensitive to smoke (or have guests who are), find a place far in. You guys will have a BLAST.
CocoBongo is about a 10 - 15 minute walk from Le Blanc... you could take public transit but at that time at night, EVERYONE is going into the entertainment district... you'll walk about the same speed as the bus. Just FYI~
Originally Posted by AmberM
So sorry to hear about all the water problems you ladies had to deal with. That is so horrible! I have another question for you all... I was planning on using the resort photographers (with resort credit to save money and not have to deal with the hassle of fees and getting an approved vendor) but after looking into it, they don't seem great at all. I actually started to panic thinking and I am beginning to realize photography is a lot more important to me than I thought. I contacted Del Sol and fortunately they are still available. Although they are budget busting for me, I am looking into booking Jonathon or Melissal. Anybody else use them? Del Sol told me we only have to buy day passes for the photographers and that they are an approved vendor (no outside fee). I like that there will be no extra fee, but that is still a lot of my budget. Do you ladies think booking Del Sol for 5 hours is enough coverage? As long as we get a few pre-ceremony getting ready pictures and then on the other end at the reception the cake cutting firs,t dance, ect. My end of the night party reception pictures are not as important to me as we aren't having a band or DJ, and I will only have about 16 - 24 guests. Plus we are taking our guests to Coco Bongo for a late night after party (most of the dancing will probably happen there.) Also, I was thinking I would get the Signature Package but now that my photography expenses are much greater that anticipated, I will probably downgrade to the Zen Garden. Anybody had that package? Do you think they will substitute decorations at all? I don't like all the chocolate and green (my wedding color is navy blue). Do they allow any substitutions in their packages (ie white chairs instead of brown, harpist instead of violinist, blue plates instead of green, videographer instead of photographer???) If anybody has any experience with Del Sol or the resort wedding packages please let me know! THANKS!!!!!!