Hello Ladies! My wedding is set for October 8 2017 at Generations. So I may be on the wrong thread but I haven't seen one started for us 2017 brides yet. I've read through a TON of these posts and they're all great.
Anyways...I'm SUPER freaking excited. All of our deposits were due last weekend June 5th and I believe we had about 43 or so people pay. We used a travel agent that I met through a bridal Expo here in Northern VA and shes been amazing. We have guests staying at Generations and El Doradao Royale. We liked that it will give guests the ability to basically get 2 for the price of 1 given that they can freely access both hotels. But we wanted people who weren't bringing kids to be able to stay somewhere without kids. lol.
We are having our ceremony on the Pier and the Reception on the Sky Deck. We took advantage of a promotion where we got both locations free ($1000 savings)
We're planning on doing a welcome dinner for our guests Saturday night when they arrive. The wedding on Sunday at 5pm. And then possibly an excursion Monday. Everyone will go home Tuesday.
We're having our cocktail hour from 6-7 on the sky deck. And we're going with the BBQ Deluxe for our reception dinner and I have read nothing but great things about it. I haven't come across recent pictures though, so if anyone has anyone or knows of a thread that has some...PLEASE point me in the right direction. I read a few mentions of a DJ All Music but not sure where to find info on him. The Lomas site only has a DJ Mix and DJ Max. lol.
A couple questions...is anyone doing welcome bags for their guests? If so what kind of items are you putting in them? I was thinking of a simple tote bag with sunglasses, sunscreen, a tumbler, Advil, some type of favor, a weekend itinerary, and maybe some other odds and ends.
Also are you guys still doing formal invitations? My travel agent mentioned that it's just an extra expense because people are confirmed so it's kind of a given that they'll be there. I'm SUPER non-traditional so I'm beyond ok with that. Especially the saving money part of it.
I thought about doing a fire show for my guests after our welcome dinner the night they arrive. Has anyone else experienced them? And how was it?
Does anyone recommend any particular excursions? I saw someone rave about a catamaran cruise. I was thinking ziplining, ATVs, a cruise or snorkeling. Something fun to do on everyone's last day.
Thanks in advance ladies! I'm SOOOOOO excited. And feel free to ask me any questions. I'd love to see pics of those that are good and married by now.