Hi, we are a couple from the UK and are getting married at Mandalay Bay Chapel in April 2017.
The plan for the day is
Ceromony at 3:30PM
Wedding Meal at Veranda (Four Seasons) at 5PM
Evening Drinks Reception (with a dessert buffet) in our Suite (Vista Suite).
The reason for this post is that we have sooooo many things to do and we don't really know when they all need to be done by, or if we have missed anything.
Obviously being in the UK makes things a little more difficult as we can't just go and see venues/people so a lot is being done over e-mail.
So with 7 months to go until the big day the things we have done so far is -
Booked Hotel Suite
And the following things still need to be done.
Contact make-up woman
Contact hair woman
Contact caterer for evening in -suite dessert buffet / wedding cake
Decide on Colour scheme
Decide on Flowers
Decide on evening entertainment for in-suite party (any suggestions?)
Contact restaurant about drinks prices and order drinks for the table during meal
Decide if we want a barman for the in-suite reception and if so hire one
Speak to photographer
Decide on and make Favours/SEATING PLAN/NAME CARDS
Arrange wedding walkthru/rehearsal
Complete wedding itinary and send back to hotel wedding planner
Anything glaringly obvious we have missed?
Anything we need to get onto ASAP or do we have a bit of time yet?
The evening reception will be around 30 people inluding 6 children, so any suggestions for entertainment would be most welcome. (Other than just music which is a given). Anything that will help people to mingle and have a bit of fun?
Also, with regards the Vista Suite, will we be ok supplying our own drinks and getting an outside caterer to deliver a dessert buffet for the evening? As said it's only 30 guests and 6 of those are children so it won't be too wild or raucous, I'm hoping it will be ok, but just worried about access issues (i.e. will guests be stopped at the elevator if they don't have room keys?)
Thanks in advance for any advice.