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Cocktails before the Ceremony

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#1 michelle08

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    Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:08 AM

    Is anyone having the bar open during that 1/2 hour period when guests arrive and the before the ceremony starts

    I don't know what to do??

    #2 kpluse

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      Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:26 AM

      Yes, I was going to do that- especially since it is so hot. I'm not going to have a bar, maybe just some waiters with margaritas and lemondade and water. Haven't worked it out as of yet.

      #3 starchild



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        Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:36 AM

        I'm not familiar with your location but I'm all for drinks pre-wedding. If not alcohol I also suggest bottled water or something cold to beat the heat while they wait. You don't want people wandering off trying to buy refreshments when they should be sitting and waiting for the ceremony to start.

        #4 Deighton

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          Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:52 AM

          Bottled water sounds like a must....but do you want people drinking alcohol during the ceremony? That seems kinda weird. Maybe I'm just too traditional!

          #5 lavalos

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            Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:23 AM

            We're planning on offering water and champagne.

            #6 mridgway

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              Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:24 PM

              We are having the waiters greet the guests with water, wine, beer and margaritas as they arrive at the ceremony - but not having the full bar open until after the ceremony.

              #7 diana2008

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                Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:26 PM

                We're doing water, but that's it. It wasn't worth paying for an extra 1/2 hour or hour of open bar per person, and we don't want anyone getting drunk for the ceremony. We figured they'll be drinking all day at the pool anyway, so that half hour might be good for them to sober up before the party begins!
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                #8 CourtneyV

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                  Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:31 PM

                  Oh yes! The only thing I think I'm going to nix is the appetisers during the cocktail hour, apparently they don't get eaten! But the bar, I'm almost certain.
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                  #9 tvt

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                    Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:49 PM

                    we're doing drinks before the ceremony. we want our guests nice and relaxed - and if that means a margarita or beer, i'm all for it. Plus i'll be having one before so why shouldn't they?

                    #10 MikkiStreak

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                      Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:50 PM

                      I love the idea of having a waiter greet guests with drinks right before the ceremony. I think it's elegant and it also is a nice way for guests to relax while they're waiting for the ceremony to begin. Altho, with the crowd we'll have with us, I can easily see someone drinking a few too many and taking liberty with the "if anyone here objects to these two joining in marriage....." hehehehe, that would make for some interesting video footage! :)

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