- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
After going back and forth, the FI and I have finally decided to host our reception at an intimate wine bar/tapas restaurant. We’re buying out the restaurant, so it will only be our party.
The reception will consist of a cocktail hour with passed aps, followed by a 5 course food/wine pairing menu. All 64 guest will be seated in the same room and we are going to invite anyone who wants to make toasts and tell stories inbetween each course. After dinner, we’re taking anyone who wants to come to a really fun library themed bar down the street.
When we originally booked our photographer, we included an all night photo booth (really a second shooter at a photo station) in the package – but now I’m thinking that other than the cocktail hour and a little bit of mingling post dinner and pre-after party, there really won’t be time for anyone to use it.
I can’t imagine guests getting up in the middle of dinner to go check it out, especially when people are toasting and then the second shooter would be sitting in the corner of the room rather than shooting the wedding. Now I’m worried it will feel like a waste of money.
What do you think? Should I leave the photobooth station up through dinner, just have it for the cockatil hour or scrap it all together and use the allotted funds towards having the photogs for extra hours – like at the after party?