I am about 10 weeks away and I thought I would post a summary of what I have planned so far for anyone interested:
-Wedding Day: Saturday, May 10, 2014
-Guest Count: 30 (About 105 room nights)
-Symbolic Ceremony + Complimentary package
-Infinity Terrace the first night we arrive (7:00pm-10:00pm).
-I have rented two strings of paper lanterns from Zuniga for lighting and just going to have an ipod speaker for music. I chose an Imperial table setup (one long table) with the complimentary standard linens. Dinner will be buffet (not sure about menu choice yet). I am bringing a bunch of electric candles from home to place down the table (Will be using these for reception as well…$50+ centerpiece rentals is ridiculous! No thanks! lol). Planning to hand out OOT bags and play an icebreaker game that I created after dinner.
I ordered customized shot glasses to put on each persons plate for the icebreaker game (It has some bride/groom trivia plus some cards say “Take a shot” etc, so will be pretty fun)
Wedding Day! (Ceremony @ 4:00pm)
-Hair & makeup: Beach Palace Salon @ 12:00pm (Plan to use resort credits for this)
-Flowers: Maya Floral (Marvin) …$425 for bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaids, 3 boutonnieres & cake flowers. Dropping off flowers in lobby to avoid vendor fee.
-Zuniga: Pink lights under tables, Lounge Palms, Candle Steps, Paper lantern strings, floating candles for pool, piñata, Lounge seating area and low lounge table. (About $1500)
-JSAV: Robotic light trees for dance area, Gobo, Lighting for lounge palms, ipod music setup and 1 speaker and microphone. ($1000)
-Centerpieces: Bringing electric candles from home (keep it very simple with soft/glowy light)
-Photography: Del Sol Photography (Juan). 5 Hour package (3:00pm arrival)
-Ceremony: 4:00pm skyterrace. Complimentary set up. I ordered paper fans to put on each seat and am just using the provided CD/ipod music for the ceremony. Keeping the ceremony super simple and keeping it short. (We just want to party! J)
-Cocktail Hour: 5:00pm South Skyterrace Ocean side. Standard décor. Appetizers: Cold Hors D’oeuvres Menu. Ordered customized napkins and coasters in my wedding colours for the tables.
-Reception: 6:00pm (Extended until 10:00 hopefully 11:00 or later!)
-Dinner buffet: Cajun Menu
-Standard complimentary table décor. 1 sweetheart table, 2 tables of 8, 1 table of 10.
-Ordered: disposable cameras for the tables, starfish tealight candle favors to put on each plate, seating place cards have a little metal starfish charm attached and the placecard table will be decorated with the complimentary bridal bouquet flowers that I am not using during the ceremony since I ordered from Maya Floral. I also ordered a piñata from Zuniga which I have to bring candy for so that should be a fun addition to the night!
Ok well I think that is all I have for now. If anyone has any planning questions I would be happy to help J
Good luck with your plans!!