Originally Posted by Krystal084
Thats so terrible! If anything I feel like they would prefer it to be a smaller crowd so they have less to clean up! Anyway, what are you planning on doing? Are you just going to rent the disco?
Kassi pretty much has it right. And it took me a while to really understand why they do this ... but the way it was explained to me by my travel agent was that they will accommodate a guest, before a wedding party ... it's really all about repeat guests ... they want people to return. If a smaller wedding party blocks out a whole restaurant, they are possibly upsetting at least a hundred guests that wish to dine there that night. It is not worth it to the resort to upset over 100 guests by accommodating a small wedding group. They don't make their money off weddings ... and I think we tend to forget that. At least I did ... lol. Unfortunately I am unable to rent the disco because I have only 24 guests coming. Now this, I think is ridiculous as they told me I could use it if I had 25 guests, and they don't use the space for the guests during that time. But whatever ... I took my chill pill and I'm ready to just let things be I have actually decided not to do anything after dinner ... we will be doing our first dances on the beach after the ceremony, and speeches during dinner ... so I don't have to worry about getting that in. I've also been told dinner runs over (we'll be dining at Aunt Ruby's) ... so it doesn't make sense for me to spend $800+ on a DJ, bonfire and open bar, when I'm not really sure how much of that time I'll actually use. We also plan on letting off wish lanterns, and that would have taken more time away from DJ, as they shut down the beach at 10:30p. So yeah lol, I plan on doing the included semi-private dinner, there's no need for me to spend extra money on a semi-private at Aunt Ruby's as they give you your own section of the restaurant and it's pretty much private. We will then let of the wish lanterns and then going to the lobby bar until the disco opens. This is a much different vision than I originally had, but I know I'll be happy with it ... and not regret anything The resort offers a lot of different options for smaller groups (although they aren't what we're used to) ... so bear with them, they will make sure you end up getting your dances in, and any other traditions you will include in your wedding.