Advice on Wedding Package

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which package should I choose?
    2013 Pricing : (10 votes)
    36 %
    2014 Silver Package : (18 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 4
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @kitkat2014:  What’s most important to you about your reception?

    Post # 5
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @kitkat2014:  If you increase to 150- and you decide to upgrade chairs to covers or chivari that’s an additional 30 people to account for.  Don’t forget postage for the envelopes, you’ll probably need additional tables (could mean more linens) and centerpieces.  Place cards etc..

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I was going to be SHOCKED that a package that adds up to $90/person doesn’t include liquor…but then I saw where you’re located! Man, those are some steep prices!

    I agree with PP that it comes down to what’s most important to you! For me personally, I could care less about chairs and sparkling wine. Bring on the booze! 😉

    Post # 7
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    29 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would personally go with the 2013 pricing! but it also depends on what is most important to you. I would like the idea of no minimum number of guests just because I don’t know their policy on if you don’t have the 150 minimum if some extra people cannot attend. I would list whatever is most important and then see whichever package has the most of the things you would like. also if you would like to have all the sparkling wine, hard liquor, and the chiavari chairs then I would ask what their policy is on bringing in other vendors. If the hard liquor is high on your list then I would go with the package that has that included and bring in another vendor for the chiavari chairs, because generally all vendors who serve alcohol need a liquor license to serve it. Please message me if you have questions or want more opinions!

    Post # 8
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    6026 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    To me, the included bar package is a much better value for the guest than the chairs are. You’re probably going to spend a lot more than  $1k on bar for 120 people unless you go with a cash bar, and people genuinely don’t care if they sit on ugly-ass chairs. You can’t drink a chair.  

    So given that you’d possibly end up spending about the same money for 120 guests (2013 price plus bartab vs 2014 price), I’d go with the 2014 package and make do with normal chairs.  If you end up inviting a few more people then that’s just a plus. But don’t feel forced to invite people just because it’s a 150-person minimum. If you want 120 people there, then have 120 people.

    As for the sparkling wine…. guests can toast with wine. I only know like two people who really care about having sparkling wine. People will drink it if it’s put in front of them but most folks are happy with wine or booze.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @kitkat2014: Sounds like a beautiful and unique reception! I’m sure you can’t go wrong either way. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    1894 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    as a guest I would much rather have cocktail options than chivari chairs! but your opinion is the one that really matters

    also do you have/want 20 more people you want to invite? is that a good thing or a bad thing?

     

    Post # 15
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    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @kitkat2014:  You would also need more cake and chairs for your ceremony (if you are doing chairs for everyone).

    I personally would go with the 2014 package despite the extra charges, as a 4 hour reception seems a bit short to mE, especially with a 3 course meal (assuming you’re serving cake for dessert).

    If you aren’t fussed in having hard liquor for your guests, maybe you could negotiate with the venue to swap that out for sparkling wine?

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