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#1 jdweinbe

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    Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:21 PM

    The past few months I have been thinking that I don't have a lot of work to do and just send my invitations out lickety-split-easy....oooops.

    I wanted to have a Welcome Dinner (or rehearsal dinner)...but exactly WHEN do you hold one of those? Being in Mexico, my FI and I, immediate family, and select relatives are all arriving on Tuesday. The wedding isn't until Saturday.
    So....the question is: do you hold the Welcome Dinner Tuesday or Wednesday when most arrive, or do you wait until the day before the wedding, to have more of a "rehearsal dinner?" Do you typically have it the day before the wedding but just call it a Welcome Dinner?

    I thought having a destination would be simpler than it is proving...more details than expected....having fun...just clueless!!! YIKES

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    #2 Christine

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    Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:23 PM

    are all your guests arriving at the same time? I would have it the first night so they can all get to know each other and hang out for the week
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    #3 *JillD*

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      Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:26 PM

      If everyone is arriving the same day, I'd have it the next night, but if people are arriving later in the week I'd have it the night before the wedding.

      #4 starchild

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        Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:53 AM

        I also say have it one night or two before the wedding if possible :)

        #5 EDYTA

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          Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:03 AM

          I'm most likely going to have 2...Id do the first one the second night just to let people settle in and get themselves familiar with the resort than im also thinking of having just a get together before the day of our wedding maybe go on a mini sunset cruise

          There are no rules it's your wedding so do what u like and what fits ur budget..remember people are also on vacation so they probably aren't expecting to see traditional wedding ediquette (maybe im wrong abot this part but that's just my opinion)

          #6 Jackie

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            Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:13 AM

            Id think about having it maybe Thursday night. That way people will have Friday to recupporate and wont be all hung over for your Saturday wedding. And maybe Tuesday or Wednesday you could have a "lets all meet" breakfest or lunch so that everyone can get to know eachother a little better. Just a thought though. I dont think theres any rules to these things, its what ever works best for you. :)
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            #7 jdweinbe

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              Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:03 PM

              Thanks for the imput! If they are staying at the hotel, do you think I need to buy anything extra or do a "Let's meet at the buffet" kind of thing. Our budget is pretty tight, but I don't want to come off cheap either.

              #8 Christine

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              Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:06 PM

              I don't think that would sound cheap, these people are all coming to see you get married, so why not just set up a little schedule for them all and say that you would love for them all to meet and let's meet up at so and so place at so and so time.
              Also I know that some of the girls have been able to work out deals with their hotels about welcome dinners, check with Tammy (host) about this, I think she got a great deal on some extras for her wedding.
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              #9 Jackie

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                Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:09 PM

                I might be confused as to what your asking. Are you wanting to replace the welcome dinner with a lets meet at the buffet type of thing. Or are you thinking of having the welcome dinner later in the week and than so that everyone can meet up to say hello a "lets meet at the buffet" event in the beginning of the week? If the later is what you are saying that I think thats fine. I dont think there is any need to host a private welcome brunch if you are allready planning on hosting a welcome dinner later on in the week. I would definilty just put on your website or in a newletter that you thought it would be nice if everyone for example, met up for breakfest on Wednesday morning to say hello and meet oneanother.
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                #10 jdweinbe

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                  Posted 04 February 2007 - 08:28 PM

                  Yeah, I am just trying to I guess get a feel for what to do. I would like to have a "let's meet everyone" kind of thing, but not sure if it needs to be more formal. Thanks girls!

                  Jen




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