Originally Posted by Emily11386
I was wondering how many people are doing a rehearsal dinner or welcome dinner. Our wedding is on a Fri and we have quite a few guests coming in on Thurs., so a welcome dinner probably isn't an option for us, but a rehearsal dinner is. We got some quotes for outside restaurants but most were pretty pricey. Our resort is all inclusive. They offer a "semi private" dinner for $15pp, but we just found out it is for 30 people or less, and we have more. The private dinner is nice and can be on the beach, but the menu choices are the same as the menu choices for the wedding, which we already picked the 2 we like from that list for the wedding. There really aren't any other options on it that stick out to us. The other option we have is to do a buffet which looks great, but it is a min of 50 guests, which means we would have to pay for 50 guests @$40pp, bringing us to about $2,000. Do you think it's crazy to spend $2,000 on dinner at an all inclusive resort? FI kind of does, but will go along with whatever I want to do. Our only other option would be to just do a cocktail reception which would be $15pp. Just interested in getting some other opinions!
We are staying at an AI, but from what I understand a semi private dinner is free for our Welcome/Rehearsal Dinner. We are getting married on a Wednesday and we are arriving on Monday. Personally I feel 2k is a little steep for an AI resort. Especially since it's just a welcome/rehearsal dinner. I think a cocktail reception would be neat and much cheaper bc guests can mingle and then head to whereever they want to eat.
For the semi-private for 15$ pp... Can they just charge a fee per person after the 30?