Is this tacky??

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

yogahhh:  Not tacky, save the extra money and have the dinner in one of the nice restuarants. It’ll still be intimate and beautiful. 🙂

Post # 3
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

yogahhh:  Seems like the only difference is your guests will choose off a menu instead of a predetermined plated dinner right? I’d say save the money! As a guest it wouldn’t seem any different to me.

Post # 4
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I vote not tacky. Can you book the table at one of the nicer restaurants in advance so you don’t have to wait at all? Either way, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with doing it like this.

Post # 5
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Go to the restaurant. Why pay more for something you already have? 

Post # 6
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Not at all tacky. Sounds great, actually!

Post # 7
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I agree with the other PPs. I’m sure your guests won’t even notice.

Post # 9
2679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Go for it! Sounds awesome to me!

Post # 10
1190 posts
Bumble bee

Not tacky at all. It’s a small wedding, save your $$!

Post # 11
2926 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


yogahhh:  The only thing that I will say being at a resort, it is sometimes hard to get reservations at the nicer resteraunts at the resort.  The first thing I would do after getting my room in your shoes is book dinner, or if you are lucky enough to be at a resort where you can book before you get there, do it as soon as you can.  DH and I went to Sandals for a week for our honeymoon, and the nice resteraunts were booked all but two days that we were there, and that was asking the first out of 7 days for reservations. 

Post # 13
2926 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The first thing we did when we got in was make reservations at the resteraunts.  If you have a butler suite it might be easier.   We litterally went in with a “We want to go to any of the reservation resturaunts any night.”  Out of 7 days, they had two nights with late reservations for one resteraunt (the nice French one) and two nights with open reservations at the hibachi resteraunt which was a lot easier to get in to, and the third restaraunt we were wait listed for and did not get in.  We took one late night (9:00) at the french one, took wait list for the third restaraunt the same night as the other late reservation was open for the french one, and took the hibachi for Friday as it’s other night was the night we went to the french one.  We booked these on Monday, our first reservation was on Thursday.  I highly suggest the moment you get in and they show you to your room, go straight to the reservation desk and get them set up. 

Post # 14
47 posts

There is lots of information on the BDW Forums (Best destination wedding forums) that answers this type f question… they may be able to help!

Post # 15
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Not tacky at all! Save the money or you could put it to another use. Possibly treating yourselves and your guesst to a fun excusion? I know as a guest I would really appreciate that than a plate of food.

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