Who Pays For The Welcome Dinner?
Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:11 PM
I was thinking of jusy causually saying that Matt and I are going out for dinner Saturday night, if you would like meet us. However, I believe if I say that then my guests might assume that I am picking up the bill for them.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:17 PM
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:18 PM
You could always say "Meet us at x for a no host dinner". I think most people would understand that means you won't be paying. Or say it would be nice if we could all meet somewhere for dinner, and just meet up. If someone said it casually to me like that I wouldn't think they were paying.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:36 PM
Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:04 PM
if you cant afford a full on welcome dinner, what about something simpler...chips, guac and margaritas...that cant be too much.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:13 PM
We are not asking anyone to spend any extra money, but we are staying at an AI, so we are doing "Welcome Cocktail Receptions" -- which is an option for you as well. If you put together a timeline of activities ... you can list the "Welcome Cocktail Reception" as 'optional' and then people who come can buy their own drinks (or you can talk to the location about having a few signature drinks and apps available that you pay for).
I agree though, it's probably not a good idea to ask or expect anyone to pay for their own (dinnerwise, I think w/ drinks its okay). You'd probably still have a few who expected you to pay (I know we would have those guests!) and it could make for a sticky situation.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:15 PM
Posted 28 August 2007 - 01:13 PM
So I have a question about this as well. We are taking all our guests on a sail the day before the wedding and we're picking up their dinner that night.
I thought it might be nice to get people together before that to meet each other (the sail is on Friday, and most people will be on the hotel by Wednesday). So if I suggest that people meet at the hotel bar for a drink on Wednesday night should we pay for that as well? And if we then go to dinner afterwards?
Posted 28 August 2007 - 01:23 PM
Posted 28 August 2007 - 01:31 PM
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