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jess, we paid for our welcome dinner and did not do a rehearsel dinner..we figured people came down there to see us and we were not going to exclude them. i was alot of fun.

 

we did a mexican buffet then had casino night afterwards but a bonfire would be really great as well.

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jess, we paid for our welcome dinner and did not do a rehearsel dinner..we figured people came down there to see us and we were not going to exclude them. i was alot of fun.

we did a mexican buffet then had casino night afterwards but a bonfire would be really great as well.
Casino night?? Who arranged that? That sounds awesome as well. All these ideas and in the same night. I'm going crazy, I want to do all of them...

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Courtney - I will be doing my site visit the same few days as you. I fly into Cabo on July 28th and am there til August 1. We should meet there:) It would be fun. I have a question for you about the bonfire. I thought Riu was the only place that did it. Did you need a minimum amt of people to get that? Yessica is my WC. I'll have to ask her about it..
I e-mailed Mariana about it since I LOVE the idea, and she said they have a bonfire already set up next to the Barracuda bar (wherever the heck that is! lol), but it is an option for sure.

Woot - go Team Site Visit July/August '07 lol! I think Kate (LALA) is there around the same time too!!

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Well my FI's sister just got married in September and invited the wedding party and all out of town guests, it was about 80 people. $24 a person does not seem like a lot of money however that depends on the number of guests we have. The only reason why I bring it up because my family mentioned something about the my FI's family paying for the rehearsal dinner. if they were planning on paying for a rehearsal dinner in our hometown why wouldn't they pay for the one in Cabo?
IMO, $24 for a rehearsal dinner is not very much at all. We'll be paying around $800 for the entire evening, that includes food, service, location etc. That's pretty good!! But, I've seen some other locations that girls have gone to, and they have found some pretty great locations. It's nice to get off the resort too... just factor in transportation as well.

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Can someone explain to me welcome/rehearsal dinners at Dreams. If all the food and drink are already inlcuded what exactly are we paying for.
You are paying for setup, dedicated wait staff, reserved area.

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Can someone explain to me welcome/rehearsal dinners at Dreams. If all the food and drink are already inlcuded what exactly are we paying for.

For the location/space and service

Edited to Add: If you try to have your rehearsal dinner at one of the restaurants without paying the $24pp, they won't gaurantee you'll all sit together, and you'll be surrounded by other guests... but if you want to give it a try, then go ahead. I honestly wouldn't do it, I'd rather have the space and the service for my wedding guests, but that's just my personal opinion.

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I dont have a problem with the extra fees I just didn't understand it. I would love to hear about anyone who has had a bonfire at Dreams as the pics I saw from RIU looked great.

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I dont have a problem with the extra fees I just didn't understand it. I would love to hear about anyone who has had a bonfire at Dreams as the pics I saw from RIU looked great.
the food is already paid for so if you just wanted it at the restaurant there would be no fee...but you would be eating with the rest of the guests at the resort.

if you want a private event then you have to pay a set up fee...they set up tables and chairs where you want and have seperte staff that caters to just your group. also you get a customized menu.

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