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#1 trbutler

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:57 PM

I'm thinking about doing a welcome cocktail reception the night before our wedding, I'm thinking about just doing a simple one hour reception with drinks and a few apps.  Then all the guests can go where they want for dinner.  

 

Is an hour too short?



#2 carmor2

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 01:44 PM

The last destination wedding I went to they had an hour long cocktail hour after dinner with just drinks. It was nice and they were able to mingle a bit and give people any information they needed.



#3 kellymiller

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:48 PM

That sounds like a good idea! I was thinking of doing a rehearsal dinner the night before with just family and bridal and groom parties then having a cocktail hour afterwards to let everyone know the details. An hour should be fine, then people don't feel pressured to stay longer than they might want to!



#4 JaxBchKay

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:21 PM

I'm doing an hour long welcome cocktail party the night before the wedding. I think that is just long enough for everyone to mingle and get the info they need they do whatever they like for dinner while the bridal party does a quick rehearsal. I also didn't want to pay the resort to pass out my OOT bags so I am giving those out at the cocktail party as well.

#5 marinah84

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:34 PM

I'm doing a dinner the night before, then will probably all go to a lounge area after. We can't really rehearse so not sure why it's called a rehearsal dinner by my wc lol

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#6 stefadile

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:45 AM

I think that's loads of time, gives everyone the chance to mingle, and perhaps your guests will decide to have dinner together :-)

#7 ASAtobe

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:49 AM

I was wondering the same thing. I'm going to do only an hour and at first I thought it seemed to short. I guess if everyone still wants to hang out we can all go have dinner together.



#8 trbutler

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:09 AM

Would it be tacky to do it without appetizers?



#9 stefadile

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

@trbutler I don't think it'd be tacky, maybe you could do cocktails just before dinner, you don't want to get too giddy on that Caribbean rum :-)

#10 marinah84

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:12 PM

Not doing appetizers, since it's at an AI after dinner.  


30 guests, Bride & Groom & 2 kids - one FANTASTIC time!

 

Planning Thread - Includes lots of DIY (picture-heavy)
http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/77321-marinah84s-planning-thread-31415-crown-paradise-club-cancun/

 

Underwater Trash The Dress Session Photos - Samuel Luna (Photographer)

https://www.facebook...=1&l=a8a5688cd7

 

Resort Review - Crown Paradise Club Cancun

http://www.bestdesti...28#entry1894872

 

Photographer Review - Samuel Luna - Coming Soon!

 

Makeup/Hair Artist Review Sara Tamargo

http://www.bestdesti...akeup-artistry/

 

For Sale Items

http://www.bestdesti...e/#entry1895327

 

 

 

 





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