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#1 Loveisintheair

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    Posted 23 February 2010 - 03:25 PM

    My FI and I are hosting group excursion. On the excursion there will be a stop for lunch. We are paying the trip and the tours but I thought we could asks the guest to pay for their own lunch. The excurision is about $25 a person and it is 20 of us. The lunch is $10 a person. Any thoughts?

    #2 carolina24

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      Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:29 PM

      even though it would be ok to ask them to pay for lunch since you are paying for the trip, it would be much better to pay for the entire thing yourself. they didn't plan the excursion, you did it as a gift to your guests. i would come up with the extra $200

      #3 Melidell

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        Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:49 PM

        Wow, this is a good question! I think technically you should pay for lunch, but I know if I was a guest and had to pay for my own I wouldn't find that strange or be offended or anything. Hmmmm.... maybe some other girls will weigh in and give you a bit more help than I can. Good luck!
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        #4 bholthof

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          Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:53 PM

          I don't think it is unreasonable to ask your guests to pay for lunch - as long as you make that clear before you go. If it was me, I'd be glad someone else was paying for the excursion and I wouldn't mind paying for the lunch! Also - I know my family at least is the type to grab a couple extra bananas from the buffet and bring them with rather than pay for a lunch - perhaps some of your guests would feel the same.
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          #5 Janelley100

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            Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:55 PM

            I agree with Melidell....I think you would end up feeling better about it if you paid for the lunch....but as a guest I would not be offended to have to come up with $10. Either way I think you are ok...just matters what you are comfortable with. Good luck!

            #6 echo2_62

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              Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:04 PM

              If the lunch was somewhere like a restaurant where everyone was ordering different meals and could eat as much or as little as they wanted, I don't think I'd have a problem asking guests to pay for it BUT from the sounds of it the lunch with your excursion is a fixed cost/menu so I think maybe just including it for your guests would be easiest? Plus depending on the activity, some guests might not want to be carrying a wallet or purse with them so it would help with that a lot. Personally I wouldn't care about the cost, since you're already paying for me to go on the excursion itself... but then again I always need food around me so I'd likely be carrying some with me and still buy my lunch :) I'm a little piggy sometimes LOL!

              #7 AlexsBride

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                Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:16 PM

                Yeah I think there are two ways you can go here. If you have some extra wiggle room in the budget and $200 isn't going to put a big dent in it, I would probably go ahead and pay for everyone's lunch. That being said, if I was a guest at your wedding and I was well aware that I was to bring $10 for lunch that day, I would not be offended by it. I would gladly pay it!
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                #8 KGraham27

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                  Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:23 PM

                  I think it would be ok to ask your guests to pay for lunch as long as you make it clear from the beginning. I personally would not mind paying for my own lunch if someone was paying for the trip.

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                    Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:25 PM

                    It sounds like there is no other alternative for lunch, so you should definitely pay for it. I would avoid having your guests feel nickeled and dimed after paying so much to attend your wedding.

                    #10 TATrisha


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                    Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:45 PM

                    Since you're hosting the excursion, I would definitely pay for lunch.


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