- 3 years ago
FI and I are trying to keep our guest list small- 50 is our ideal amount. We really want to have both our wedding and reception at Maggianos. Here’s the issue. The lunch slot is four hours with a 2400 minimum. This is great for our budget. The evening slot if Five hours with a 4500 minimum…that’s a huge jump for just 1 more hour!
i really want to go with the 4 hour slot, but if know that’s super short for both ceremony and reception. But, we want a short 20 minute ceremony, then we want to have Time to get drinks/ appetizers. Maggianos is served family style, so lunch will take a while. We aren’t doing any traditional dances, bouqet toss, etc. I just want ceremony, food, mingling. We were thinking dj, but now I’m leaning towards iPod background music and people can dance if they want.
what so you think? I don’t want to pay 2000 more for 1 more hour, but I don’t want to rush through the day! The plus for afternoon is thst we can always keep the party going with an after party if we want more time!