We are getting married next year at RIU Palace Tropical Bay in Negril, which is an all inclusive resort. Our guests will be flying in on a Saturday and our wedding will be Monday. I'm thinking about having a welcome party or cocktail hour or activity planned for Sunday. Its my understanding that the resort won't hand out the OOT bags and I thought it would be nice to have a little welcome party to give them their bags, thank them in person for coming, and let them mingle and get to know the other guests.( Most of the people will already be familiar with each other, but there are some who will not). Is anyone else doing this? I'm not sure how to go about it since its an all inclusive place. We can't really reserve a restaurant or anything. There is a very nice and open bar area in the lobby I was thinking of just having everyone meet us there around 11ish and we can have bloody Marys and hand out bags, socialize. Or do you think I should have some type of activity planned for us do to?
Any ideas are welcome!
I also thought of reserving a catamaran for a few hours following and we would pay for the wedding party and make it optional for the other guests. Or is that a bad idea?