Originally Posted by nursebrooke
Upcoming brides what are your plans for the wedding? Times? Cocktail hour? Dinner? Dancing? Location?
I am having wedding at 6 so that I can have sunset pics.
Cannot decide if I want to do a cocktail hour or not. Time would be 7-8 then dinner at 8-10 then dancing after.Not sure if 8 will seem late for dinner.
For those with complimentary wedding package and renting extra stuff from Zuniga what did you rent? Are any of you making decorations at home and bringing them? I planned to make my own centerpieces and bring them but not sure how that is going to work out.
I am having a welcome cocktail hour the night before for the guests, can't decide if another on wedding day would be a good idea?
I am at unlimited events but things add up anyways, for example if I have cocktail and dinner the wedding day have to pay $60/table per hour over 3 hours which is $240/hr. Found out we have to get birth certificates translated for extra charge. Paying to have my photographers from outside but found out for them to eat at my wedding have to pay for their dinner at $50 each....and on it goes!!
Cocktail Hour- 7pm
Reception- 8pm-11pm (I dont think 8 is too late for dinner)
I am doing the complimentary package! THis is what i rented from Zuinga
Ceremony- SKy Terrace
-sashes for inside isle of chairs
(i didnt want to spend alot on the ceremony- its so beautiful as is and you are only there for 20min)
Reception- South or North Terrace (i forget which one- my cocktail hour is on one side and the reception on the other)
We are doing one long table. Using the resort table cloths and napkins (white) this is free
The following is from Zuinga
-Glass Plate chargers
-Centerpieces (square low vase with flowers & votives (fake ones - it can get windy) This was expensive ($580 for my centerpieces for only ONE table! granted its a long table 35 people) They origianlly quoted me $900 ouch. If you can bring your own i say do it! But i think they will charge you a setup fee per table
-Candles for around pool (fake again- in case windy)
-Pinata and pinata stick
I am renting from JSAV, the ipod setup including 2 speakers and someone to run the ipod as well as some extra lighting (they say it gets dark on the south/north terrace) Is anyone else renting extra lighting? As well as a gobo to project our monogram on the wall.
I am having a welcome cocktail the day we arrive (we are from Canada so staying a week) so this would be 3 nights before the wedding
I think the cocktail hour on the wedding day is a good way to keep the guests busy while you are doing photos. But totally up to you
Hope this helps!