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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?

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Originally Posted by Bella Rios View Post

 

Signature cocktail? Awesome, how much is that?

Good Question,

Still waiting to hear back from my wedding coordinator if I can do it

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Originally Posted by Nicolew412 View Post

 

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?

Hi Nicole!

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?

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Hi Ladies,

 

I leave in 10 days!!!!!!! So excited! I have a question about Tips for the wedding.

Who do you tip and how much is normal?

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Originally Posted by KristieT View Post

 

Good Question,

Still waiting to hear back from my wedding coordinator if I can do it

Hi Kristi

 

We are having a signature cocktail at our cocktail hour after the ceremony. There was no charge for it.

 

Have a safe trip! Looking forward to meeting you! Are you arriving on the 11th to Beach Palace?

 

Stephanie

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Hi Kristie,

 

Thanks for your input!

 

My wedding is July 12th. Coming soon! Ahh I'm nervous. Still so much to do.

 

You made some really good points. I'll probably stick with what we have now. I don't want to spend the extra money moving it to the beach. Even moving the music to the beach is additional costs?

 

We're doing an IPOD setup with two speakers for the cocktail hour and reception, with someone running the IPOD. We haven't added a DJ yet. Are you having a DJ?

 

Are you worried about lighting at all for your pictures on the beach, after the ceremony? The ceremony should be done by 6:30 so I'm hoping 6:30 to 7:30 allows us enough time to have sunset pictures, etc...but I don't want it to be dark. Hopefully it all works out.

 

Good luck with everything! Can't wait to see pictures and hear your review.

 

- Nicole

Originally Posted by KristieT View Post

Hi Nicole!

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?

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Originally Posted by sthelen517 View Post

 

Hi Kristi

 

We are having a signature cocktail at our cocktail hour after the ceremony. There was no charge for it.

 

Have a safe trip! Looking forward to meeting you! Are you arriving on the 11th to Beach Palace?

 

Stephanie

Hi Stephanie,

 

OK great- I will wait patiently until the wedding coordinator gets back to me about the signature drink.

 

Yes I arrive on the 11th, and we are having our welcome cocktails that night.

 

Can you remind me of when your wedding is? Hope I get to meet you!

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Originally Posted by Nicolew412 View Post

 

Hi Kristie,

 

Thanks for your input!

 

My wedding is July 12th. Coming soon! Ahh I'm nervous. Still so much to do.

 

You made some really good points. I'll probably stick with what we have now. I don't want to spend the extra money moving it to the beach. Even moving the music to the beach is additional costs?

 

We're doing an IPOD setup with two speakers for the cocktail hour and reception, with someone running the IPOD. We haven't added a DJ yet. Are you having a DJ?

 

Are you worried about lighting at all for your pictures on the beach, after the ceremony? The ceremony should be done by 6:30 so I'm hoping 6:30 to 7:30 allows us enough time to have sunset pictures, etc...but I don't want it to be dark. Hopefully it all works out.

 

Good luck with everything! Can't wait to see pictures and hear your review.

 

- Nicole

Hey Nicole!

 

Well i am not sure that moving the music to the beach would be extra $$ but i can only assume. They seem to charge for everything!

 

I am doing the same as you, ipod, 2 speakers and someone to run the ipod. No DJ for us, they basically do the same as the ipod. Not worth the cost for us, and besides this way we get to pick all the music!

 

I am a little worried about the sunlight after the ceremony. My wedding is May 15, the sun is suppose to set at 7:20, looks like the sun is supposed to set at 7:33 for you. So we are basically in the same boat. For this reason we have decided to do "First Look" Photos.

My photgrapher will do photos of my husband and I starting at 5:00 before our 6:00 ceremony. This will allow the time after the ceremony and before sunset (6:30-7:20) for family photos, bridal party photos and some sunset photos.

 

I will definetly post a review and some photos when i get back.

 

Happy planning!

-Kristie

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Originally Posted by KristieT View Post

 

Hi Ladies,

 

I leave in 10 days!!!!!!! So excited! I have a question about Tips for the wedding.

Who do you tip and how much is normal?

 

Congratulations KristieT! Can't wait for your to come back and show us how it all turned out! Looking forward to your review =)

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