I am new to this site but I am getting married August 27th 2014 at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton.
I don't have to much planned yet because the wedding coordinators take an awfully long time to get back to me!
We are having our ceremony at the gazebo OR atrium (thinking atrium may be a nice break from the heat for everyone) at 4pm and our reception is going to be at the Poseidon at 530pm. Right now we are planning to do a non-private reception because she made an exemption for 32 people (normal limit is 30 people for non-private), however we may have an additional person coming now making it 33 so I have been waiting to see if they will still let us do the non-private. Has anyone had experience being over the limit for the non-private and still being allowed to do it?
After this we are thinking of doing the private beach bash from 8-10pm. This way, we will be able to bring our own music and have a private time for our first dance and father-daughter, mother-son dances. Has anyone heard anything about the beach bash? I would love to know opinions. We were thinking about renting a dance floor for the beach bash. Has anyone heard of costs to rent a dance floor on the beach?
I am new to this site and by the sounds of things I am late getting started in the planning process! I am getting married in November 2014. I tentatively have a date booked but am still torn on the resort. So far it's been good and bad reviews!
Looking at the wedding packages I really like the waves of love in blue or purple .. Both are nice. Anyone go with that package??
I also don't want to go crazy with the budget and it will be expensive if we do the private reception route.. Looks to be that way since we might be having up around 50-60 ppl coming. How far in advance do you have to book a restaurant or private place like the blue lagoon?
So if we go with the private reception do we really pay per napkin and per centrepiece and tablecloth??? Anyone have feedback on this?!
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am confused already and really need to be booking things!!
Has anyone had the beach reception? Or know anything about it? It looks nice but wondering how much it is . It also says up to 25 ppl but it's on the beach in the open .. So is it really capped at 25? And is it buffet or plated?
Since you are having 50-60 ppl coming to your wedding I believe you are kind of forced to do the private reception (non-private is only for maximum of 30 people apparently) which can range anywhere from $45 a plate to $90 depending on what menu you choose.
We are also thinking of doing the beach bash at the end of the night. What I know, is that you have to pay an extra $65 per person if you are over $25. We have a total of 32 people right now so it would be the set amount of $1800 + $65x5 extra people and it would bring us to $2,125. This isn't to bad in my opinion since we plan on doing a non-private dinner so this is where we can spend the money instead.
The beach bash is more of a cocktail reception with light food (sliders, chips, kebobs etc) and a private open bar it is not plated.
I hope this answers your questions!