I would love some current information as I am planning an October 12, 2013 wedding there. Right now I have the basic package and had planned to upgrade some items like more wedding cake and champagne(since we expect between 30-35 people) but now am wondering if I should upgrade the whole package. I also would love to hear opinions on the following
1. How likely is it I can bring items (like centerpieces etc) to decorate without going through the resort to save some $. What decoration extras are essential?
2. I am thinking about doing the semi private dinner and then renting the disco with a DJ for private reception after rather than do the private beach dinner(that would charge $30 a head plus another $600 for set up and then another $500 for DJ). Is the beach thing that much better? I would rather save the $ and pay for an excursion for my guests. Is the Discoteque dank and dark like someone described it? Could I bring in items to decorate the disco thing? Could I set up an Ipod at the semi private dinner?
3. Is the steel drum band during the ceremony worth the extra $500?
4. Are there any excursions like a trip to Rick's cafe that are pretty affordable for our group? Or a vendor you would go through?
**sorry for all the questions but would love some help!!