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#11 cgeris

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    Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:30 PM

    Hi! We are not doing a private reception...just telling the group to meet at one of the hotel bars after the ceremony (while we take pictures) and then using the dinner reservation that is included in the complimentary package.  Our ceremony is at 2pm and dinner isn't until 6:30....any suggestions on what to do in between? I'm debating whether to tell the group they can leave the impromptu "cocktail hour" at the bar whenever they want and just meet for dinner at 6:30.  or should they stay the whole time?



    #12 schmizer

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      Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:15 AM

      We are doing a private table at a public luau instead of a traditional reception.  I think we will end up going out after and maybe at one of our friends rooms or on the beach after that!



      #13 shan0487

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      Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:16 AM

      I haven't booked my hotel yet either, so I have not decided.  I feel it is just fine not to have a prive reception.  It just costs way tooo much!



      #14 sharlie

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        Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:40 PM

        we are doing the private one either.. they charge to much! thanks for the ideas to make it more private


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        #15 mizzrojo

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          Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:42 PM

          Hi All,

           

          Thanks for all the suggestions! We were going back and forth between doing a prive reception or not.  The resort wants $2000 just for a private reception and additional $20 per person that is not staying at the resort.  Crazy amounts of money just for something that is all-inclusive anyway!  We are still thinking about it because we will have the flower girl and jr. bridesmaid on an all aldult resort, so the only way they would be able to enjoy the rest of the wedding is through a private reception...

           

           

          June 18th, 2011

          Iberostar Grand - Montego Bay



          #16 bethan

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            Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:45 PM

            We're getting married in Italy and our plan is to treat our guests to a meal in a local smallish restaurant.  Much cheaper and a much less formal approach we think!



            #17 Beth O

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              Posted 18 March 2011 - 03:20 PM

              We are doing semi private dinner then a cocktail time for 2 hrs afterwards which you can have music $5 per person. Works for us!



              #18 tammy 2012

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                Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:27 PM

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                #19 JayKay

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                Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:39 PM

                We aren't doing a private reception.  At the resort we chose it costs a fair bit of money to have a private reception.  We felt that the money could be better spent elsewhere.  We will have our dinner then probably just hang out until the disco opens and continue things there.






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