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#11 kr3611

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    Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:46 AM

    We're waiting to see how many we'll have for the rehearsal, but I see your point about just meeting at the buffet. Otherwise it's like $50 a person!

    #12 beachbride08

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      Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

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      Are you having a rehearsal dinner the night prior? Are you doing a private event or are you just having everyone meet at one of the restaurants? I'm thinking of doing something informal and just having everyone meet at one of the restaurants, because they are already paying for all that food, no sense of having a private event if I'm going to have one the next day for the wedding you know?

      Is that tacky?
      I want to do some kind of welcome event on Thursday (our wedding is on a Friday) as all our guests should be there by Thursday evening. I just haven't decided if we will have everyone meet at one of the bars, or if we are going to plan a group dinner. We would have to make the reservation with the wedding coordinator prior to getting to Mexico and have an exact count. If it is a group of more than 25 people we need to have a set menu, but as far as I know we don't get charged extra. I think going the drinks route might be an easier thing to plan, and people can come and go as they please rather than a structured dinner. Plus, for those that get their on Thursday they may be tired and might not want to be bothered.
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      #13 Hartyt509

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        Posted 21 June 2008 - 01:51 PM

        We aren't bothering at all - i've spoken to a couple of the people that matter to be and they've all said don't be stupid its not necessary so i'm not doing it and i'm saving the cash instead

        #14 foxytv

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          Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:30 PM

          Our WC at the resort secured a reservation at one of the a la carte restaurants for our group (40) for a non-formal rehearsal dinner. I had to pick the menu ahead of time since it was a large group but there was no extra charge. This is the way to go IMHO b/c there is really NO reason to spend MORE money at an AI for a privatized rehearsal dinner. We all had a GREAT time and then went drinking and dancing afterwards.

          #15 jamaicabride09

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            Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:41 PM

            A RD is included in our package based on the number of guests we have. Otherwise, I would not spend the extra money.

            #16 Sandra E.

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              Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:49 PM

              I got married at an AI, we had a welcome dinner and the rehearsal outside of the hotel and on the wedding day we had dinner at the hotel but we reserved one of the restaurants.

              #17 tlomlad

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                Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:56 AM

                we are just meeting at a resturant def the way to go especially if you dont have a big wedding we are around 20 people and it is going to save us a few hundred $$$$$ that we are spending else where

                #18 Team Gracey

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                  Posted 22 June 2008 - 05:06 PM

                  I think it's nice having a welcome dinner getting everyone together a night or 2 before the wedding. At some all inclusive hotels, they'll allow you a free dinner if you book a certain amount of rooms through them. This way you'll have a dinner, but it's all included and not a seperate fee for you to pay.

                  #19 EricaG

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                    Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:33 AM

                    We are going to see if they can reserve a section in one of the buffets for us to have a group dinner the first whole day we are there so everyone can be introduced if they haven't already, and we can let them know the plans for the wedding day! If they are going to try to charge us a fee for it, than we will just make sure we are there for when they open the buffet for supper and go get our tables together!
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