Is anyone not having a traditional wedding reception?
Posted 10 May 2009 - 05:31 PM
Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:44 PM
Anyway, think about how much you would normally pay per head if you were to have a wedding reception in the U.S. and how many people would normally attend at home. It would range from $70-$120 per head, so paying for 34 people for a luau isn't so bad, but it all depends on your budget. Also, people say they are coming but until they buy tickets, they're not a definite yes, so you might end up with less people than you think. We invited about 30-something people and will probably only have about 20 or so attend. Also, find out if you can get any group rates on luau tickets. If you are buy a bunch at one time, you might be able to get a group rate. Hope that helps. And Congrats!!!
Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:44 PM
We're not having a traditional reception either, we're going to have dinner and cocktails but nothing fancy. I just couldn't justify the cost of a big reception with only 20-25 people attending.
Do what makes you and your FI happy, that is what matters most!
Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:44 AM
| Originally Posted by foxytv |
We had a fun beach reception and then partied at one of the bars afterwards .... then a totally informal AHR a month after our return home.
Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:48 PM
Good luck and enjoy your Hawaiian wedding!
Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:40 AM
My wedding is in the early afternoon, and we were planning on doing a more formal reception and having a gap, but now I'm reconsidering. A lot of people who are coming to our wedding are not very extroverted - not dancers or partiers, really - so I'm not sure if people would really even want all that!
Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:42 AM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:05 PM
Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:08 PM
This is what we are planning. We are getting married in Maui in April of 2012 and are currently looking at Luaus. We will be a party of 20-25 guests.
I was really worried that we would miss out on the "party" part of the reception by only having a small group, so a luau really fits what we want. We have no problem being untraditional.
The only snag I ran into is most luaus will not seat your party together or will place strangers at your table if you do not fill a full one (8 guests).
Because of this, we are looking at the Feast at Lele, which does a full luau put on by the Old Lahaina Luau but will guarantee us at one table bc it is a five course plated dinner. I figure we are getting the best of both worlds this way.
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