Originally Posted by Nicolew412
Is anyone doing their cocktail hour on the beach?
Our ceremony is on the sky wedding deck from 6:00 to 6:30 and our reception is confirmed for the North Bar Sky Terrace from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Right now, I have our cocktail hour at the South Bar Sky terrace from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., however I'm worried that my guests may get a little bored with the WHOLE wedding on the sky terrace. Which is why I was thinking of switching the scenery up a bit, and having them go down to the beach for the cocktail hour, and then back up to the terrace for the reception.
It's $6.00 extra per person for the beach cocktail hour location, but it may be worth it. Margarita also said I would need to purchase lighting for beach location, but it's dark. So there are additional costs.
What do you guys think?
I had the same dilemma! My ceremony is on sky deck at 6pm, cocktail hour on South bar terrace at 7pm then Dinner at 8pm on the North Bar Terrace.
I also considered moving the cocktail hour, these were the reasons we decided not to:
-$6 per person
-$$ for lightening
-$$ for Music on the Beach (PSAV or JSAV would have to move all their equipment and speakers etc)
-The wind can be really strong, and the Bar Terraces are protected from the wind by the glass walls
-Easier to keep all guests in one general area so the emcee can annouce for everyone to take their seats
-Guests can keep their shoes on all night and now have sandy feet
It was a hard decision bc i liked the idea of being closer to the ocean for part of the night.
I am sure what ever you decide will be perfect!
When is your wedding?