Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:29 PM
Patricia got back to me and, after "speaking with her manager" they've agreed to let me have my dinner in an ala carte. But they've got to put us in the Fondue restaurant, which wasn't my first choice. Oh well, fondue can be a lot of fun, I'll just have to be careful not to get it all over my dress! I'm more relieved than pissed at this point, but I'm not so sure my fiance is going to feel the same way.
She did say that if no more book and we've got 41, they will let us stick with our first choice, but I really can't make her any garauntees, so I think I'm better off just committing to the fondue.
alopez, there is another option of a banquet hall dinner, where you'd get the whole hall to yourselves. This starts around $35/plate, which at the very least is more affordable than $85 for a beach reception!! If I were you, I wouldn't panick just yet... lots of people have great intentions of coming, but as the time closes in they realize they don't have the time/resources to go. So you may be down to a managable number by the actual wedding date, and perhaps you can convince them to accommodate you with a few extra...