| Originally Posted by SIMBASIM |
I don't think that they know this forum exists because they would be a lot more consistant in their pricing.
I think the point of the cocktails between the ceremony and reception is so when you and your bridal party are taking pictures you do not miss time at your reception. Moving the cocktail party before defeats this purpose. If you were just going to have cocktails before why not go to the bar and do it for free That is my 2 cents! LOL!
I am actually skipping the cocktail party all together. I find it a big fat waste of money. There is a 45 min gap between my ceremony and reception so while I am taking pictures, my guests will go to the bar until the reception starts. I got a credit for the cocktail party which I applied to the reception.
hey simbasim! I was wondering how much of a credit did you get for not having the cockail hour? depending on how many people we end up having come (we arent getting married til jan 2010 and have NO idea how many ppl will book by then!) i might not have the cockail hour either. I mean, 3 hot appetizers, 3 cold appetizers followed by a 4 course meal! thats a lot of food! plus all the drinking and the cake! i agree that it kinda is a waste of money and maybe even food! i think if we need to cover a lot more ppl for dinner, i wont miss the cockail hour. by my calculations, you should get a credit of $550 for this. how many extra ppl did they say you get for dinner??
if i do keep the cockail hour im going to have an hour between the cockails and reception so everyone can digest! plus ill have more time for pics before the reception