What is the name of this restaurant?? I feel like I ate there...more than once because I enjoyed the food.
Does it have an area that is up high overlooking the strip? It's in Playa Del Carmen?
Look on Party Packagers website....they have some lighting options that you could set up in the corner and it would be like a strobe light effect with the colour of your choice.
Also, you could do something simple like string some lanterns with bulbs in them overhead or ask them about uplighting.
If it's the same place I think it is, I recall that it was dim at night but not too dim. It's a nice ambience. I had both lunch and dinner there on different occasions.
Originally Posted by cherany
Nice to see the plans coming along for everyone. I feel like so much has happened since I last updated, yet not nearly enough is done. I'm feeling the pressure of being behind and getting scared whenever I look at the calendar and see how soon it's all coming!
I'm really embarrassed to say this, but I don't even have our invitations out yet! A couple of my bridesmaids came over to help me with them a few weekends ago, but we didn't finish them. I was really ambitious with a DIY message in a bottle invite/boarding pass reply card/passport travel booklet combo. I don't regret my choice, but finding time to finish them has been a challenge. My idea was to get them out in January, since the RSVP date is March 1, but it seems people will pretty much have to return the card as soon as they get it, because I'll be lucky to get them done and mailed out this week. I did send STDs a year in advance from the wedding date, so I remind myself that everyone has had time now to make a decision. Still, I wanted to give them more time with the invite in their hands, as people tend to forget about things they received notice of nearly a year ago. Luckily, we know what's going on with most guests, but I still feel weird and awful about it, like I've messed up an important part of the wedding.
There are many other things I'm concerned about, but I think my biggest worry at the moment is that our reception venue is rather lackluster in terms of lighting and color. It's a restaurant with terrific reviews on food, and they've been really helpful and great to work with, but I don't like the neutral decor at all and don't know how to word questions about it without insulting them or sounding like I don't like the place. It's just that we're having a colorful event, and I feel like colored lighting would jazz the place up. If there's something easily packed in a suitcase that can be plugged in and then used to spread colored light over a wall, that's the kind of thing I'm looking for. Or, if anyone has other ideas, I'm open. Some photos of our venue:
We're probably bringing down colored table runners and chair sashes (another thing I'm way behind on and haven't done), but because we're asking the staff to put out everything we bring down, I worry about asking too much of them. Of course, now that I"m typing all of this out, it makes me realize I should just e-mail them and ask for suggestions for bringing colored lighting into the room. Surely that is not an offensive question?