NO welcome dinner?
Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:47 PM
19 June 2008
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:15 AM
And I am glad to say that I am in the majority. We are not having a welcome dinner or a rehearsal dinner for many of the same reasons mentioned - 1) I don't think most of our guests have even heard of a welcome dinner so they won't know what they are missing, 2) we are paying for the wedding ourselves and feel that feeding the guests once is enough and 3) about half of our guests will only be there for 4 nights so we don't want to schedule up all of their time.
Posted 15 March 2008 - 02:42 AM
Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:52 AM
We are at an AI, so what's the point?
We are going to do up an itinerary of sorts to let people know the events that are going on that week (Wedding Tuesday, Chris's birthday Thursday, Flower girl birthday Saturday.. yes we picked a good week!). But other than that we are going to let people have their holiday!!
Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:41 PM
| Originally Posted by sunnydaes |
I just recently went to a destination wedding in Hawaii. This was prior to my engagement so I didn't know what to expect, nor did I expect anything. But at this particular wedding, they didn't pay for transportation from the airport to the hotel (which i have been struggling with for my own wedding) but it cost us $100 dollars to get there as it was so far. But its OK, i didn't mind, but it was expensive. The night we got there we all went to dinner but it wasn't a set thing it was like if you want to come great, if you don't, don't but we all paid our own way. The next night they had a short cocktail party with apps which was nice but not necessary and then we all went to dinner, which we paid on our own. The next night was the wedding which was by far the most fun wedding I have ever been to. The night after was Thanksgiving dinner and they paid for that which was nice, but again, not expected. and the next night we left. My point is, that it was all nice, but so not expected or necessary. Now that we are planning our own wedding my FI feels like we should have planned things for the guests but I didn't think much of it...it was a nice added touch, but i didn't expect anything just because i traveled for them. I think the best thing about having organized dinners and parties was that we (all the guests) could hang out together as that didn't happen otherwise since most of us stayed different places. Overall, I don't think it will make you look cheap but I think it would be a good idea to plan something where everyone can all get together. Maybe even at a local bar where it isn't too expensive.
Thats comforting because Lord know there is no way that I could pay for all that... this wedding is over=budget as it is I couldnt imagine oing all of that on top of it!
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