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#71 anichols8

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    Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:14 PM

    Hey, I think the wedding cocktails are a great idea!



    #72 mrsbruff2b

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      Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:23 PM

      How are some of you holding your "cocktail hour" in the lobbies of your hotel?  Are you just showing up in the lobby with booze? 


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      #73 Bruuning17

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        Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:47 AM

        I think we are doing at least a welcome cocktail hour.  We want to spend as much time with our guests as possible, and I think this is a nice way to start the festivities!  Then, we are thinking of doing some type of welcome excursion the first full day that people are there. 



        #74 cdc150

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          Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

          we plan on doing welcome cocktails as well.  we are hoping to get enough rooms booked for a free cocktail hour



          #75 Coco YUL

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            Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:30 PM

            Will do a cocktail hour in the lobby so everybody can meet... and maybe go to the buffet after if they want... I understand that it's our DW but still they are spending money to be on vacation too so if they want to be alone, it's fine with me :)



            #76 JessX823

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              Posted 04 August 2011 - 12:09 AM

              We're doing a welcome dinner at our AI resort.  I opted to pay extra for a semi-private dinner at one of the resort's restaurants.  I've read from other posts that some brides wished they did reserve a dinner rather than just having everyone show up at once to avoid problems with staff and slow dinner service.  It's $20 per person but I think it's worth it to make sure that everyone has a great dinner and service.  



              #77 Aruba Bride

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                Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:45 AM

                 I think a "welcome cocktail" is a great idea! We decided to have a welcome dinner two days before the wedding instead of a rehearsal dinner.



                #78 traceysteve

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                  Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:19 AM


                  That's what I was planning on doing, there are about 10 people staying in timeshares. Unfortunately, nobody at the RIU has bothered to email me back. And, I guess to make things worse, we're not getting married there, so I don't even have an 'in'. I do like the idea of cocktails though, That way everyone can come or go as they please.
                   

                  Originally Posted by JessX823 

                  We're doing a welcome dinner at our AI resort.  I opted to pay extra for a semi-private dinner at one of the resort's restaurants.  I've read from other posts that some brides wished they did reserve a dinner rather than just having everyone show up at once to avoid problems with staff and slow dinner service.  It's $20 per person but I think it's worth it to make sure that everyone has a great dinner and service.  



                   



                  #79 Mmack

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                    Posted 16 August 2011 - 12:39 PM

                    Not really necessary


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                    #80 cbandemer

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                      Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:00 AM

                      I was thinking of doing just a gathering in the lobby. Do you think the hotel would mind if 100+ showed up and just over took everything. I just dont want to have to pay more money for a private welcome dinner. If our group wasnt as large I wouldnt care but it gets expensive.






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