Originally Posted by EmilyT
I am planning on a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding and Lorena just let me know that even though im only having about 18 people, I still have to pay 15$ per person plus all the taxes etc to reserve an area in a restaurant. does anyone have an opinion on this, like should we just show up at a restaurant early and ask to be seated ? i really dont mind spending $$ but their dinner would be free if we all ate seperate, so it is a little silly. i dont want a restaraunt closed down, just one long table set for my bridal party. . .
also havent seen a review in a while. . . . . where did everyone go ? lol
We did not do a rehersal dinner per say, but we did try to have everyone attend dinner a few of the nights we were there. What I would recommend is A. Go early! The dinner resturants open around 6:30pm. B. If you send a single or two people to the restaurant to announce the amount of your party they will start to set tables aside (if this is already when dinner rush has begun, it could be upwards of an hour wait). C. DO NOT go to Seaside Grill for large parties. The restaurant is circular in shape therefore it is impossible for them to push together the tables so everyone can be seated together. D. Bordeaux, himitsu, el patio and portofino are your best options for a rehersal dinner.
Good Luck and don't pay, Its ridiculous they would expect that.