Originally Posted by darleneg2b
I saw that you are having a rehearsal dinner the night before... are you doing the private party for all your guests or are you doing it at one of the restaurants at the resort? I really want to do something with everyone but it's just so much money I talked to my romance planner, Jessica, to try and schedule a rehearsal and rehearsal dinner but she told me that I'd have to schedule that with the onsite romance person. When I asked how to get in contact with this person onsite Jessica told me that we brides are transferred over about 1 month before and that the onsite person doesn't know her June schedule yet... super weird! I'm really stressing over this because I want to print itineraries for all my guests.
Hey Darlene- I am planning to do our rehearsal dinner at Bana- the Hibachi restaurant. I am meeting with the bridal party on the beach to rehearse. We are trying to see if the church will be available to have the rehearsal there- but there are no guarantees. After the rehearsal, we are going to dinner at Bana and I figured I would make the reservation for my family and bridal party and then tell all guests its optional but to make their own reservations. Even if we are not at the same table- which is not even possible for hibachi- we will all be together in the same restaurant. Then we will all go out together to Gabi beach or the lobby bar for drinks.
The next morning- we are all eating breakfast together at the buffet- since its the best place to accommodate a large crowd.
It's bad enough you have to pay for a wedding package even though you are at an all inclusive- I def do not believe in paying for an extra welcome party or rehearsal dinner. For crying out loud the rooms have mini bars and included room service lol. I thought of la barcaza but its not in our budget. Anyway, we are having a return reception which I am excited about but sort of regret because its pulling out major funds from my wedding. It's costing us about $7,000 : (. It was really stupid for me to book it, but I'm already under contract with the DJ and the venue. I had my reasons for doing it but a lot of friends and family no longer are in our lives so now I can't figure out why it was worth it. Oh well live and learn