So I've been engaged for almost a month now- and we've decided (well I decided) on 12-12-12 for our DW and we are going to have an AHR on NYE...
While we want most of the traditional experiences - we want our trip to be more fun than anything and since we are having the AHR all the mess after the ceremony isn't really important to us- is that bad? I understand everyone is different, but if we didn't have some sort of reception after the ceremony there would that be wrong? Aside from just dinner with our guests? Speaking of we are only looking at about 20 people - max...we have a very short list of those that can behave themselves well enough to go with us- haha. Family is not coming to say the least!
Everything I'm reading on here talks about the reception following and how extravagant everything was...is that necessary or am I just wasting money for an intimate ceremony with very little frill? Is that ok? All of our guests are married couples who never get to travel so this will definitely be a vacation for us all...it seems fine to me- but maybe I'm wrong?
Another note: I need help picking a resort- Some of the ones I had narrowed it down too- had 0 reviews on here bc no-one had been...that scares me!! Looking into the RM and PDC areas- somewhere with less than 400 rooms preferably - all inclusive - with golf and spa options as well as some tours/excursions..the wedding package isn't that big of a deal- as long as it includes ceremony site, chairs, and officiate Plus I've read that alot of the spas- split the bridal party up when doing hair and nails...has anyone found one that doesn't? If we do decide to splurge- I want us to be together!?!
Thanks ladies-! I'm so glad I found this forum and so is the FI!!