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#11 shannon

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    Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:16 PM

    That's what we are doing! We are having 19 guests total -so we are doing a semi-private dinner at one of the restaurants (with food included) and then renting a private space after dinner for the cutting and dancing!

    #12 jajajaja

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      Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:33 PM

      I held a private welcome dinner at my resort for our guests (my wedding was off resort property.) Anyways, everyone told me it was a waste of money and tried to convince me to just cancel it so we could just all meet in the buffet. Well geez- I wish I would have saved the money to do that. I was trying to give them a special treat and everyone thought I was just doing too much.

      Point of my ramblings- I don't think it looks cheap. Your guests won't care and probably will think it's silly if you paid to make it private.
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      #13 1elephant

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        Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:07 PM

        there was another wedding 2 days after mine held at the resort's buffet. at my specific resort, i would have chosen another restaurant, but i don't see anything wrong with it!

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        Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
        I held a private welcome dinner at my resort for our guests (my wedding was off resort property.) Anyways, everyone told me it was a waste of money and tried to convince me to just cancel it so we could just all meet in the buffet. Well geez- I wish I would have saved the money to do that. I was trying to give them a special treat and everyone thought I was just doing too much.

        Point of my ramblings- I don't think it looks cheap. Your guests won't care and probably will think it's silly if you paid to make it private.
        rachel, where did you have it?

        #14 Mrs D To Be!

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          Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:11 PM

          We were also going to do this, as it is included in the wedding package, then we were going to have a party when we got hope, because we didn't think many people would come abroad with us. However, most of the family are coming now! So we aren't having a party back home, but paying extra to have the outdoor private reception at the hotel!

          I don't see anyone minding that you have your reception at the hotel. Thats the reason people go all inclusive!!

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          #15 jajajaja

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            Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:27 PM

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            Originally Posted by lauren c.
            rachel, where did you have it?
            We stayed at the Barcelo. They have their private dinner on their master suite's terrace. It was beautiful, but I wish now I wouldn't have spent the $500 on it.
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            #16 Jen_S

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              Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:51 PM

              We are doing it also! So I hope people don't think its cheap but hey they may never know as we are going to have group dinners at the buffet two nights.
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              #17 serena

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                Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:54 PM

                i don't think its poor taste at all, we are only having a small wedding and we are having the free reception dinner.

                #18 BarefootBride

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                  Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:10 PM

                  I will be doing the same thing, except I just have to pay for guest who are not staying at the resort.

                  #19 plumsugar

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                    Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:11 PM

                    We are totally doing this as well...if it's free, its for me!

                    #20 DanielleNDerek

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                      Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:49 PM

                      I don't think it's in poor taste and no one has to know. We can't do this at our resort. otherwise i definately would of thought of it.
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