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#1 foxytv

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    Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:11 PM

    We will be having a private reception ... but based on the offerings of the resort, we are having a hard time choosing between a beach reception w/ a buffett dinner or a reception at one of the restaurants which would be closed off to the public with a sit down, plated dinner.

    Price isn't much different for either -- but I can see pros/cons to both.

    Any thoughts?

    #2 Yari

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      Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:13 PM

      Wow, that is a hard choice.

      I really like the idea of a beach reception!

      #3 Leia78

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        Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:15 PM

        That's a hard choice...how many guests are you expecting?

        #4 foxytv

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          Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:18 PM

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          That's a hard choice...how many guests are you expecting?
          We will have 45 adults and 2 children.

          Both beach and restaurant reception times are 3 hours and include open bar and dance floor..

          #5 amy706

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            Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:21 PM

            There's just something so unique about a reception on the beach! Its the main reason i decided to do a DW but its totally what you envision for your day!
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            #6 katrina

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              Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:21 PM

              personally, i think a reception on the beach is much more memorable than a reception in a restaurant. :)

              #7 DanielleNDerek

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                Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:11 PM

                I choose the beach but part of the reason I choose Punta Cana was because of the beautiful white beaches.
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                #8 FutureMrs.L

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                  Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:25 PM

                  I would do the beach. It is more rememorable and special!

                  #9 LCBride2007

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                    Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:27 PM

                    that was one of the main reasons we wanted a DW - we wanted our wedding and reception ON the beach. so it was just no question for us!

                    #10 foxytv

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                      Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:30 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by AnnR
                      that was one of the main reasons we wanted a DW - we wanted our wedding and reception ON the beach. so it was just no question for us!
                      Oh, I totally understand that.

                      My Mom is concerend about the wind, which I hadn't ever thought about -- and the heat for our older guests. We can have tents but they aren't as classy as we would like.

                      Plus, with a beach reception it's a buffett instead of a plated meal.

                      Anyone think that's a big deal? I guess buffett is okay but the food is usually much better and more elegant with a plated dinner..




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