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#1 Christi

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    Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:11 AM

    I just got pricing for our rehearsal dinner in Cabo and I think it's way over the top...come on, $37.00 for a plate of chicken and ribs (and this doesn't include tax or gratuity) and $18.00 pp for an open bar with a two hour minimum...it will cost us $36.00 for those who drink soda...is this the norm??

    #2 nikkianddean

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      Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:18 AM

      Where are you doing your rehearsal dinner? We are having ours at a nearby restaurant that our wedding coordinator is helping us set up. $55/person seems a little pricey for a rehearsal dinner, but I guess it depends on your budget...

      Is the $18pp for open bar hourly?
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      #3 Christi

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        Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:26 AM

        We are having it at Panchos and the $18.00pp for an open bar requires a two hour minimum, so no matter who drinks what, we have to pay a minimum of $36.00pp for drinks...seems awfully pricey to me. Where are you having your dinner?

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        Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

        eeek that seems awfully high for a rehearsal dinner. one question though.... why do you feel you have to provide an open bar for your rehearsal and how many people are you having?

        #5 ticia277

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          Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:51 PM

          That's a lot of $ for a rehersal dinner. Is there a restaurant on site that you can make a group reservation?
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          #6 Christi

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            Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:50 PM

            Hi Maura, we thought an open bar would be nice to offer since most of the guests are staying at an all-inclusive and if they ate at the resort, there would be no cost for food/beverages. We chose an off-site location so people would venture out and see more of Cabo than just the resort.

            #7 Saraha

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              Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:52 PM

              I am trying to find a fun expensive place to for a rehersal dinner. Im actually thinking I might not do one but depending on the price we will see.

              #8 Christi

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                Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:53 PM

                oops I sent b/f finishing...anyway, I'm thinking of looking elsewhere, although I would lose our deposit...any ideas for other less expensive places would be welcome...

                #9 Maura

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                Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:57 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ladygrey
                oops I sent b/f finishing...anyway, I'm thinking of looking elsewhere, although I would lose our deposit...any ideas for other less expensive places would be welcome...
                how many people are you having?

                guests dont expect welcome dinners or rehearsal dinners (unless theyre the bridal party), so to cut costs you should consider nixing the alcohol from the menu for a rehearsal. if they desperately need alcohol, they can pay for it. i dont think youre going to find a whole lot of other places that the prices are going to be much better in cabo. depending on the size of your group, it might just be better to make dinner reservations somewhere. most times when they hear "wedding" anything, they have dollar signs in their eyes and will try to take advantage when they think they can get away with it. my FMIL has argued so much with our resort over little upcharges they wanted to do here and there, and everytime just by bitching about it and threatening to go elsewhere, they backed down and took the upcharges off. just something for you to think about.

                #10 sunnydaes

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                  Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:00 PM

                  We looked into doing something at the Office (I know it's cheezy but we have 90 people coming so we thought it would be fun and laid back) but the price I was quoted was for appetizers and bar:
                  $25-$30 per person for 4 different apps.
                  open bar domestic $27 per person
                  Open bar premium $35 per person.
                  I don't want an open bar anyway, as no one needs to get too wasted the first night. but if you have seen the office, I was shocked when i saw the prices.




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