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How much are you spending on other events, besides the wedding day itself?

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I'm still in the early stages but I'm planning on a welcome dinner and then a cocktail reception and sit down meal at wedding.  I do want to do a boat trip around Phi Phi Island but I think we will say we are going to go and if people want to join us they can pay. 

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We won a wedding photography contest which will save us about $1500... I want to reinvest that money in paying for a group dinner... OR... I really want to pay for everyone to take an excursion out to swim in the Marinarium... especially since our wedding is shark themed!!

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Wow congratulations to you on winning a free package!! I wish I had that luck ;)

That's a great idea to use the money you saved to treat your guests, very generous =)

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We won a wedding photography contest which will save us about $1500... I want to reinvest that money in paying for a group dinner... OR... I really want to pay for everyone to take an excursion out to swim in the Marinarium... especially since our wedding is shark themed!!

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Hi Ladies! So we're thinking about other events besides the big day. If most guests re making a vacation out of their trip to Mexico, do you think it's OK to have another event a day or two before the wedding? I think it would be nice to have a welcome cocktail party so everyone can meet & mingle. But, some people I discussed it with think it will take away from the precious time our guests have to enjoy & relax. I don;t think it's asking for much for another  two hours right ? Or instead of a cocktail party, we're thinking maybe do an excursion or trip to the main town. What do you think?

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We did a welcome cocktail party and it was nothing formal and basically we left it up to our guests if they wanted to come or not.  We understood if they wanted to enjoy their vacation and if not everyone came we wouldn't have minded.  Everyone of our guests did come so it was really nice to just relax and allow our guests to get to know each other for the ones who didn't know each other.  We didn't plan any excursions before we went, but we did an excursion the day before the wedding (probably not the best idea to climb Dunns Falls that day hah!) and we also left it open to whom ever wanted to come.

Originally Posted by JennyBenz View Post

Hi Ladies! So we're thinking about other events besides the big day. If most guests re making a vacation out of their trip to Mexico, do you think it's OK to have another event a day or two before the wedding? I think it would be nice to have a welcome cocktail party so everyone can meet & mingle. But, some people I discussed it with think it will take away from the precious time our guests have to enjoy & relax. I don;t think it's asking for much for another  two hours right ? Or instead of a cocktail party, we're thinking maybe do an excursion or trip to the main town. What do you think?

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the best thing to do is negotiate as many things into the contract so you have one bulk number to work with and it is easier for budgeting

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Thanks for the help JayKay =) LOL I don't think I'll be doing anything adventurous before the wedding, with my luck I'll hurt myself haha I think a welcome party would be great, and i like how you didn't make it formal that guests felt pressured to come. Thanks =)

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We did a welcome cocktail party and it was nothing formal and basically we left it up to our guests if they wanted to come or not.  We understood if they wanted to enjoy their vacation and if not everyone came we wouldn't have minded.  Everyone of our guests did come so it was really nice to just relax and allow our guests to get to know each other for the ones who didn't know each other.  We didn't plan any excursions before we went, but we did an excursion the day before the wedding (probably not the best idea to climb Dunns Falls that day hah!) and we also left it open to whom ever wanted to come.

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I hadn't planned on doing anything either before the wedding as I'm pretty clumsy, but I was pressured into going!  Turns out all I got was a cut up knee, but nothing a wedding dress couldn't hide!  Glad I could help!

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Thanks for the help JayKay =) LOL I don't think I'll be doing anything adventurous before the wedding, with my luck I'll hurt myself haha I think a welcome party would be great, and i like how you didn't make it formal that guests felt pressured to come. Thanks =)

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